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Deal | Lenovo Legion Y540 with GeForce RTX 2060 graphics discounted to just $699 USD ahead of imminent CES 2021 Ampere refresh

Lenovo Legion Y540 with GeForce RTX 2060 graphics discounted to just $699 USD ahead of imminent CES 2021 Ampere refresh (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Y540 with GeForce RTX 2060 graphics discounted to just $699 USD ahead of imminent CES 2021 Ampere refresh (Source: Lenovo)
With Nvidia poised to unveil the next generation of mobile GeForce GPUs for laptops this week, now is the time to get a GeForce 20 laptop for cheap. Manufacturers like Lenovo are already trying to clear stop of its last generation gaming laptops at deep discounts.
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It's common for OEMs to hold huge sales prior to big announcements or Holiday seasons. In this case, Lenovo wants to get rid of its older 15.6-inch Legion Y540 gaming laptop to make room for its incoming 2021 successors. The base configuration of the model is down to less than $700 USD compared to its launch price of over $1100 USD almost two years ago.

The least expensive configuration comes with a 9th gen Core i5-9300H CPU, 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of storage, 1080p IPS display, and a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The most attractive part of the deal is its RTX 2060 GPU as this is one of the least expensive laptops at the moment with such a graphics card. Owners can plan on playing almost any game at medium-high 1080p settings without any issues.

There are several drawbacks to keep in mind. For one, the quad-core Core i5-9300H CPU will be a setback for any CPU-intensive titles. Secondly, there is no way to know of any ghosting issues or color limitations of the 60 Hz display as we have only tested the 144 Hz configurations. And lastly, build quality isn't the best as the lid is rather flimsy. Users cannot configure with higher-end processor or displays options either as the deal is for a fixed SKU.

See our two reviews on the Legion Y540 15 to learn more about the ins and outs of the system.

  • 15.6-inch FHD 250 nit IPS display, 60 Hz
  • 12 GB DDR4-2666 RAM (2x SODIMM, upgradeable)
  • 512 GB PCIe SSD (upgradeable, plus secondary 2.5-inch SATA III)
  • GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB
  • 57 Wh battery
  • 720p HD "nosecam" webcam (on bottom of display)
  • 3x USB-A, 1x USB-C, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, RJ-45, 3.5 mm combo audio
  • 360 x 267 x 26 mm
  • 2.3 kg
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After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.
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Allen Ngo, 2021-01-11 (Update: 2021-01-11)