Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH-81SX00B2GE
Average of 5 scores (from 6 reviews)
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.
Source: Techaeris Archive.org version
The Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH gaming laptop offers a nice balance between performance and price. It can also be customized to suit your configuration needs and budget and performs fairly well when playing recent games. While an 8.6/10 overall rating may seem a tad mediocre, if you take the camera and battery life out of the equation, you’re looking at just over 9/10 for this gaming laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 95%
Source: Yugatech Archive.org version
For the price tag of PHP 89,995, it’s hard to suggest this variant of the Lenovo Legion Y540. It’s only PHP 5,000 less than the Legion Y545, and you’ll be spending more money down the line upgrading the RAM, further reducing the price gap. If you had the budget, we’d recommend you go for the Legion Y545 instead, and you’ll be getting a far better display capable of high refresh rates, twice as much RAM, and a more compact body.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2019
Source: Slashgear Archive.org version
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 Archive.org version
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%
Source: Neowin Archive.org version
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
Source: Giz.ro →EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
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 Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile: 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.
i7-9750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor of the Coffee Lake product family designed for the larger 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-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
84.66%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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