Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH


Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH
Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (Legion Y540 Series)
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) - 6144 MB, Core: 960 MHz, Memory: 1750 MHz, GDDR6, ForceWare 417.98, Intel UHD Graphics 630 (Optimus)
16384 MB 
, SO-DIMM DDR4 2666, dual-channel, 2 out of 2 slots occupied
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NV156FHM-N4G (BOE084D), IPS, 144 Hz, glossy: no
Intel HM370
Samsung PM981a MZVLB1T0HBLR, 1024 GB 
, Samsung MZVLB1T0HBLR-000L2 + WDC WD20SPZX-08UA7, Slots: 1x M.2 & 1x 2.5", 2700 GB free
Realtek ALC257 @ Intel Cannon Point PCH - cAVS
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: combined 3.5 mm audio jack
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Intel Wireless-AC 9560 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 5
height x width x depth (in mm): 26 x 365 x 260 ( = 1.02 x 14.37 x 10.24 in)
57 Wh, 4955 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Webcam: 0.9 MP, 16:9 (1280x720)
Additional features
Speakers: Harman stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, 230-watt power adapter, 24 Months Warranty
2.3 kg ( = 81.13 oz / 5.07 pounds), Power Supply: 794 g ( = 28.01 oz / 1.75 pounds)
1700 EUR



Average Score: 79.85% - good
Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)
price: 74%, performance: 85%, features: 59%, display: 88% mobility: 66%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: 76%

Reviews for the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH

85.7% Lenovo Legion Y540 with RTX 2060 laptop review: Gaming laptop with good sound and 144 Hz panel | Notebookcheck
Lenovo has given the Legion Y540 a small hardware upgrade and now included a GeForce RTX graphics card within the slim case. The space left for storage devices is very large. In our review we'll show the level of performance that the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH with the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 provides.
74% Lenovo Legion Y540 Review
Source: Think Digit English
The Lenovo Legion Y540 is a well-built, neatly designed, and capable gaming laptop that does its predecessor proud. If you’re in the market for an RTX 2060-powered gaming laptop that costs around Rs 1,30,000, then you needn’t look any further. The Legion Y540 can run new AAA titles with a surprisingly high level of composure and ease. Its strengths include good display and sound quality, clean physical design, and a responsive touchpad.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/06/2019
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 74% performance: 75% workmanship: 79%
Lenovo Legion Y540 review – once again the Legion series does not disappoint
Source: Laptop Media English
Lenovo has once again done a great job with their Legion laptop. If we have to be honest, they didn’t change a lot on the Legion Y540, compared to the model from last year, although this is not always a bad thing. It retained the keyboard we saw on the Legion Y530, which in terms of performance and comfortability is certainly good. On the downside, there were some issues with this keyboard that people are reporting on forums all around the world, so we hope that Lenovo has fixed them with this iteration.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/13/2019


Model: The Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH is the updated version of the very existing laptop model itself but with a renewed chassis and a continued vitality for its replaced core components. The Lenovo Legion Y540 is a very well know series under the aegis of the Lenovo brand when it comes to smooth-performing gaming laptops. The company has taken up responsibilities to renew their Lenovo Legion series in accordance to whatever feedback they have received from loyal fans and the public audience alike. The Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH re-introduces itself with an even better performance rate guaranteed to satisfy a lot of user’s needs.

First and foremost, the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH sees its first upgrade through the integration of a better, if not the best, core components that can ever be utilized with immediacy within the closest reach. As such, the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH is now integrated with the 9th generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor unit with integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630. The 9th Generation Intel Core i7-9750H processor has seen much use in the latest releases of laptop models as it is commonly found especially in gaming laptops. This is due to the very fact that the Intel Core i7-9750H can achieve up to a clocked performance rate of 2.6 GHz and an astounding 4.5 GHz upon the activation of Turbo Mode. This makes the Intel Core i7-9750H the current go-to choice of processor to be integrated inside laptop models that are specifically designed to sustain heavy gaming. Not only that, the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH’s already outstanding processor receives even more power and support from the integration of an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. This graphics card in particular is widely acclaimed to utilize the award-winning ray tracing technology to render in-game graphics to a believable level of thematic realism. With these components, it seems like as a gaming laptop, the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH is not going to suffer from any immediate sluggishness or evident lag anytime soon.

Though as grandeur as the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH could come off for its potential users, this particular laptop model suffers from a minor setback in which its power consumption is considered to be the least efficient when compared to the majority of gaming laptops that currently inhibit the scene. Not only drains the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH a considerable amount of watts to sustain itself throughout the time, but its lower-than-average battery life only worsens matter. Though admittedly, this is something that can be fixed should the user opted to switch to a better battery, but all in all, one would have expected adequate sustainability coming from a gaming laptop in general.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

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 RTX 2060 (Laptop): Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates. These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.
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.
2.3 kg:

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.

79.85%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.
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Stefan Hinum, 2019-08-25 (Update: 2019-08-25)