Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
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Reviews for the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
The Legion Y540 may be touted as an RTX gaming laptop, but Lenovo also sells GTX variants that may be more suitable for the budget gamer. Switching to a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti drops the price by around 20% to 1,400 Euros (~US$1,565), which is a healthy saving. Read on to find out if Lenovo has made any other changes to keep the price down and how this GTX 1660 Ti-powered gaming laptop fares against its competitors.
Though buyers seeking top-tier performance will need to upgrade to something more powerful, such as Lenovo’s Legion desktops, the Y540 notebook meets the needs of anyone who wants portability, support for VR headsets, and the ability to take their games with them wherever they go. When combined with its $929 USD starting price, the Legion Y540 is an appealing option in a crowded market.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2019
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: India Today
However, performance is universally good on all gaming laptop at this price. It's the practicality and ease of use that matters the most, and this is where the Legion Y540 (15) impresses me unlike any other. Lenovo's idea to go ahead with a durable plastic build works wonderfully in the real world. It resists smudges and scratches, which means you can carry this one around without worrying about scuffing the paint or getting dents.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/31/2019
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Lenovo Legion Y540 is a phenomenal laptop in almost every way. My biggest complaints are really just that the webcam is placed underneath the display, and that it's a bit bulky and heavy at just over five pounds. Battery life isn't good, but that's to be expected.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/27/2019
Series: Lenovo has taken a very wise step in refreshing its existing Legion lineup with mobile Intel 9th generation processors as well as the GTX Turing graphics processing units. The Lenovo Legion Y540 in particular is all gunned up with a GTX 1650 unit in tandem with the need for upkeep of technology through the introduction of the 9th generation quad-cores. Those who are seeking for a decent gaming laptop while balancing on a thread of strict budget will one way or another find a kindred spirit in the updated version of the Lenovo Legion Y540.
Just like any other existing gaming laptop in the scene, the Lenovo Legion Y540 comes equipped with core specifications which are designed to cater the standard clientele’s gaming needs. Thanks to the integration of Intel 9th generation processors in the Lenovo Legion Y540 model, performance rate is attested to demonstrate just as well as desktop computers. Thanks to a clock rate of up to 4.5 GHz the updated version of the Lenovo Legion Y540 can sustain demanding Triple A (AAA) games with barely any stress. On top of that, the Lenovo Legion Y540 boots up Windows 10 as its main central operating system. The collaborative efforts of both the Intel 9th Gen processor and Windows 10 welcome newest titles hailing from the gaming scene in ultimate 4k resolution with stunning visual graphics to boot.
The stunning visual graphics mentioned above are achieved through the technology of NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and also the revolutionary RTX platform. The Lenovo Legion Y540 in particular is manned with the GTX 1650 unit. The GTX 1650 graphics processing unit is one of the most promising GPUs to render graphics to an astounding level of brilliance. It houses the NVIDIA Turing architecture, which is the sole technology to utilize ray-tracing in order to render in-game graphics to achieve an impressive level of realism. Not only that, power efficiency from NVIDIA Turing shaders guarantees a significant increase of performance up to 1.4 times the power compared to the previous generations. An amplified power efficiency supplies a holistic boost in performance for a faster, cooler, and even quieter gaming experience. Impressively enough, the Lenovo Legion Y540 combats built-up heat from long hours of gaming with the all new Lenovo Coldfront technology. The Coldfront brings to the table a dual-channel thermal system which can provide individual system cooling approaches on both the CPU and GPU all at the same time.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa RajarathnamNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop): Mid range dedicated graphics card for laptops based on the desktop GTX 1660 Ti and therefore the Turing architecture without raytracing and Tensor cores. The performance of the Max-P variant should be similar to an older GTX 1070.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
9750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.6 - 4.5 GHz (4 GHz with 6 cores) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.
In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.
From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.
84.3%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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