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Lenovo Legion Y7000 (i7-8750H, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Grown-up gamer. A Lenovo Legion laptop with no hint of red? The Y7000 is a more mature step forward that drops the gaudy glossy look of older Lenovo gaming laptops for a smoother and more uniform narrow-bezel design. The end result is a notebook without all the bright or eccentric colors often associated with powerful gaming machines.

Lenovo unveiled the Legion Y7000 back in June alongside its Legion Y530 "twin". We use the term loosely as both 15.6-inch gaming laptops are visually distinct and different, but they are otherwise nearly identical from the inside as our review below will detail. 

In short, the Y7000 and Y530 use the same motherboard design wrapped in different shells to cater to different market segments. While the Y530 experimented with a gamer-business hybrid design, the Y7000 is all gamer from top to bottom. See our original preview on the two laptops here for a breakdown of their differences.

Specifications include the Core i5-8300H or i7-8750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1050/Ti or GTX 1060 GPU, and a 60 Hz or 144 Hz 1080p IPS display with up to 32 GB of DDR4 RAM. Its starting price of around $1000 USD pits the Y7000 directly against budget-mainstream competitors like the 15.6-inch HP Pavilion Gaming 15, MSI GF63, Acer Aspire Nitro 15, Xiaomi Mi Gaming, and the recently launched Asus FX705. We'll be comparing the Y7000 to these aforementioned popular alternatives as well as its Legion Y530 sibling.

We recommend checking out our existing review on the Legion Y530 since it has many features in common with our Y7000.

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Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 (Legion Y7000 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i7-8750H 6 x 2.2 - 4.1 GHz, Coffee Lake-H
Graphics adapter
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile - 6144 MB, Core: 1404 MHz, Memory: 8008 MHz, GDDR5, 398.27, Optimus
Memory
16384 MB 
, DDR4-2666 PC4-21300, 19-19-19-43, Dual-Channel
Display
15.6 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 141 PPI, BOE NV156FHM-N61, IPS, BOE06FB, glossy: no
Mainboard
Intel Cannon Lake HM370
Storage
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, 256 GB 
, Secondary: 1 TB Seagate ST1000LM049-2GH172
Soundcard
Intel Cannon Lake-H/S - cAVS (Audio, Voice, Speech)
Connections
4 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, 1 Kensington Lock, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm combo
Networking
Realtek RTL8168/8111 Gigabit-LAN (10/100/1000/2500/5000MBit/s), Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5), Bluetooth 4.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 26.9 x 361.2 x 267 ( = 1.06 x 14.22 x 10.51 in)
Battery
57 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 3-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: 720p
Additional features
Speakers: Harman Stereo , Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe, Lenovo Utility, Lenovo App Explorer, Lenovo Vantage, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
2.407 kg ( = 84.9 oz / 5.31 pounds), Power Supply: 650 g ( = 22.93 oz / 1.43 pounds)
Price
1100 USD
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case

Older Lenovo gaming laptops were overdone from a visual standpoint. The 15-inch Ideapad Y700, for example, had glossy brushed aluminum surfaces, rubberized matte palm rests, red grilles, and a reflective edge-to-edge display all in one. The Legion Y7000 is simpler, all matte, and much less showy than before for an ultimately sleeker gaming aesthetic. The three-sided narrow bezels are reminiscent to the Asus GL504 and FX705 series but with the webcam forced to a suboptimal position below the bottom edge. Fingerprints build up fairly quickly especially on the rubberized palm rests and keyboard deck.

Base rigidity is above average with excellent torsional resistance and no creaking. Nonetheless, it's still a step below the Alienware 15 as pushing down on the keyboard center visibly warps the surface compared to the more hardened Alienware. The lid of the Lenovo is also weaker and more prone to flexing when compared to the aforementioned Asus GL504 or Alienware.

The single center hinge is uniformly firm at all angles with no teetering when typing. Its biggest drawback is the low maximum angle of about 140 degrees compared to 150 degrees or higher on competing models. Even the lid of the Legion Y530 can open up to ~175 degrees if needed.

Construction quality is excellent from top to bottom with no unintended gaps or noticeable defects on our test unit. It's an improvement over our old Ideapad Y50 where the narrow rear grilles were cracked upon arrival.

Dimensions and weight are nearly the same as the Legion Y530. Its length is slightly longer than the MSI GF63 or HP Pavilion Gaming 15 since the extended "jet engine" rear improves cooling at the cost of added volume. The larger Alienware 15 and Asus ROG G752 have similar design approaches. Users who want something smaller and lighter with the same performance options as our Legion Y7000 should consider the MSI GS65.

Slightly rubberized palm rests will attract grease like no tomorrow
Slightly rubberized palm rests will attract grease like no tomorrow
Sharper corners and edges than its Legion Y530 "twin"
Sharper corners and edges than its Legion Y530 "twin"
Plastic rear "jet engine" grilles have a gamer aesthetic while improving airflow at the cost of size and weight
Plastic rear "jet engine" grilles have a gamer aesthetic while improving airflow at the cost of size and weight
Lid opened to maximum angle of ~140 degrees
Lid opened to maximum angle of ~140 degrees
389 mm / 15.3 inch 274.7 mm / 10.8 inch 24.95 mm / 0.982 inch 2.6 kg5.8 lbs366 mm / 14.4 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 25.4 mm / 1 inch 2.3 kg5.18 lbs361.2 mm / 14.2 inch 267 mm / 10.5 inch 26.9 mm / 1.059 inch 2.4 kg5.31 lbs360 mm / 14.2 inch 268 mm / 10.6 inch 28 mm / 1.102 inch 2.3 kg5.16 lbs359 mm / 14.1 inch 254 mm / 10 inch 21.7 mm / 0.854 inch 1.9 kg4.1 lbs358 mm / 14.1 inch 248 mm / 9.76 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.8 kg4.05 lbs357 mm / 14.1 inch 235 mm / 9.25 inch 17 mm / 0.669 inch 2 kg4.44 lbs

Connectivity

Port selection and even positioning are identical to the Legion Y530. This means that most of the ports are located towards the rear of the system while the two sides have one USB Type-A port each. Lenovo's approach saves on desk space, but commonly used ports like USB Type-C and HDMI are more cumbersome to reach as a result. We can accept the lack of Thunderbolt 3 since the Legion Y7000 is technically a budget-mainstream gaming system, but the absence of a SD card reader sticks out like a sore thumb.

Front: No connectivity
Front: No connectivity
Right: USB 3.1 Type-A
Right: USB 3.1 Type-A
Rear: USB 3.1 Type-C, mini-DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit RJ-45, AC adapter, Kensington Lock
Rear: USB 3.1 Type-C, mini-DisplayPort, USB 3.1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, Gigabit RJ-45, AC adapter, Kensington Lock
Left: USB 3.1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio
Left: USB 3.1 Type-A, 3.5 mm combo audio

Communication

Whereas the Legion Y530 ships with a 1.73 Gbps Intel 9560 WLAN module, the Y7000 ships with the less expensive Realtek RTL8822BE running at half the maximum theoretical transfer rate. Casual gamers are unlikely to notice the difference in performance. Perhaps more importantly, we experienced no connectivity issues during our time with the test unit.

Removable WLAN module between the battery and system fan
Removable WLAN module between the battery and system fan
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
677 MBit/s ∼100% +8%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
663 MBit/s ∼98% +6%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
628 MBit/s ∼93%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
525 MBit/s ∼78% -16%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
640 MBit/s ∼100%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
632 MBit/s ∼99% -1%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Realtek RTL8822BE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCIe Adapter
630 MBit/s ∼98% -2%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter
575 MBit/s ∼90% -10%

Maintenance

Serviceability requires a Philips screwdriver and a sharp edge. The bottom panel is tightly latched around the edges and it is consequently very tricky to pry open.

Once inside, users have direct access to the internal battery, WLAN module, both storage bays, and the cooling solution. The two SODIMM slots are inconveniently behind a metal shield.

The internal layout is almost identical to the layout of the Y530 as shown below despite their very different external designs.

Legion Y7000
Legion Y7000
Legion Y530
Legion Y530

Accessories and Warranty

There are no included extras in the box outside of the AC adapter and usual paperwork. A velvet cleaning cloth would have been a nice addition.

The standard one-year limited warranty applies. This model is not yet available on the official Lenovo website as of this writing which may impact its extended warranty options with the manufacturer. Please see our Guarantees, Return policies and Warranties FAQ for country-specific information.

Input Devices

Keyboard

Key size, feedback, and layout are identical to the keyboard of the Y530 and so our same comments apply here. The 1.7 mm travel is deeper than on many Ultrabooks where <1.4 mm is common, but feedback is slightly softer than the keys on the Asus GL504 especially in regards to the smaller NumPad keys. Thankfully, the Arrow keys are large and not cramped unlike on most other 15.6-inch gaming laptops.

The single-zone white backlight has two brightness levels. Users who want RGB colors should consider the Legion Y730 instead.

Touchpad

Unlike the keyboard, the trackpad on the Y7000 is different than the one on the Y530. There are no more dedicated mouse keys in favor of a larger surface area (10.5 x 7.0 cm vs. 10.0 x 5.1 cm). Thus, it's a deliberate double-edged sword as clicking on the clickpad is softer, quieter, and shallower than on the Y530 while multi-touch inputs are now easier. The plastic texture is otherwise similar to the Y530 if not slightly weaker since the larger surface warps more easily to pressure. It's serviceable, but we wish it could have been firmer.

Identical keyboard layout to the Legion Y530 but with a larger clickpad
Identical keyboard layout to the Legion Y530 but with a larger clickpad
The individual keys are large and spacious including the Arrow keys. The NumPad keys are slightly smaller
The individual keys are large and spacious including the Arrow keys. The NumPad keys are slightly smaller

Display

Display options include either 1080p60 or 1080p144 with no glossy, Gorilla Glass, or 4K alternatives. Contrast and maximum brightness are where we expect them to be for a gaming laptop at about 800:1 and 300 nits, respectively. The matte panel does not exhibit any major graininess issues for a very clean picture. A slight level of graininess is noticeable if viewing at an angle or from the side.

Whereas the Legion Y530 uses an AU Optronics B156HAN02.1 IPS panel, the Legion Y7000 uses a BOE NV156FHM-N61 IPS panel instead to offer a wider color coverage. This same BOE panel can also be found on the Xiaomi Mi Notebook ProRazer Blade 15 Base Model, and even the ThinkPad X1 Extreme. Consequently, all these 15-inch laptops share similar display properties.

The two noteworthy drawbacks of the display are pulse-width modulation and the slow black-white and gray-gray response times. We are able to detect a high PWM frequency on all brightness levels up to 99 percent that may impact a very small subset of users. Meanwhile, ghosting is more noticeable on our 60 Hz panel. We're unsure if the 144 Hz panel option will have faster 3 ms or 5 ms response times like on the Asus GL504 for an almost ghost-free gaming experience.

Backlight bleeding is very minor with just a hint of light along the right edge.

Narrow bezels on all three sides
Narrow bezels on all three sides
Side bezel of approximately 8 mm
Side bezel of approximately 8 mm
Very minor uneven backlight bleeding
Very minor uneven backlight bleeding
Subpixel array (141 PPI)
Subpixel array (141 PPI)
302.3
cd/m²
306.7
cd/m²
287.3
cd/m²
290.1
cd/m²
312.9
cd/m²
278.2
cd/m²
288.3
cd/m²
317.2
cd/m²
283.9
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
BOE NV156FHM-N61
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 317.2 cd/m² Average: 296.3 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 88 %
Center on Battery: 312.9 cd/m²
Contrast: 846:1 (Black: 0.37 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 5.49 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 3.99
ΔE Greyscale 4.7 | 0.64-98 Ø6
86.1% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 56.3% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.29
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
BOE NV156FHM-N61, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell XPS 15 2018 i5 FHD 97Wh
Sharp SHP149A LQ156M1, LED IGZO IPS InfinityEdge, 15.6, 1920x1080
MSI GF63 8RC
AU Optronics B156HAN02.1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
AU Optronics AUO82ED, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
B156HAN02.1, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Dell G7 15-7588
LG Philips LGD053F, IPS, 15.6, 1920x1080
Response Times
-31%
23%
64%
4%
18%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
42.8 (22.4, 20.4)
49 (25, 40)
-14%
33.2 (15.2, 18)
22%
17.6 (9.2, 8.4)
59%
43.6 (19.2, 24.4)
-2%
38.8 (16, 22.8)
9%
Response Time Black / White *
36 (19.6, 16.4)
30 (16, 14)
17%
27.2 (15.6, 11.6)
24%
11.2 (6, 5.2)
69%
32.4 (18, 14.4)
10%
26.8 (14.4, 12.4)
26%
PWM Frequency
21740 (99)
961 (10)
-96%
Screen
33%
-17%
14%
-18%
-39%
Brightness middle
312.9
413
32%
266.6
-15%
357.5
14%
282.8
-10%
250.9
-20%
Brightness
296
378
28%
257
-13%
351
19%
264
-11%
246
-17%
Brightness Distribution
88
86
-2%
89
1%
85
-3%
88
0%
89
1%
Black Level *
0.37
0.29
22%
0.29
22%
0.36
3%
0.42
-14%
0.34
8%
Contrast
846
1424
68%
919
9%
993
17%
673
-20%
738
-13%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
5.49
2.44
56%
5.93
-8%
4.19
24%
4.93
10%
7.34
-34%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
8.78
4.46
49%
16.28
-85%
6.97
21%
17.65
-101%
28.66
-226%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
3.99
2.48
38%
3.6
10%
3.2
20%
4.07
-2%
4.42
-11%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
4.7
2.48
47%
6.8
-45%
3.5
26%
3.8
19%
6.8
-45%
Gamma
2.29 96%
2.43 91%
2.43 91%
2.324 95%
2.449 90%
2.164 102%
CCT
6779 96%
7006 93%
7192 90%
7028 92%
6112 106%
6780 96%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
56.3
62
10%
37.6
-33%
60
7%
36
-36%
36
-36%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
86.1
96
11%
59.3
-31%
91
6%
57
-34%
56
-35%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
1% / 19%
3% / -11%
39% / 22%
-7% / -15%
-11% / -30%

* ... smaller is better

Color space is approximately 86 percent and 56 percent of the AdobeRGB and sRGB standards, respectively, with no options for full sRGB coverage unlike on the larger Asus GL704 series. The Legion Y530 alternative has a narrower color gamut to our surprise. For gaming purposes, however, a very wide gamut is usually not a priority.

vs. sRGB
vs. sRGB
vs. AdobeRGB
vs. AdobeRGB

Colorimeter measurements reveal just average colors and grayscale. Our calibration attempts improve nearly every aspect of the display and we recommend it for the most accurate colors and grayscale possible. Colors still become less accurate at higher saturation levels due to the panel's imperfect sRGB coverage.

Grayscale before calibration
Grayscale before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
Saturation Sweeps before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
ColorChecker before calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Grayscale after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
Saturation Sweeps after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration
ColorChecker after calibration

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
36 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 19.6 ms rise
↘ 16.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 92 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
42.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 22.4 ms rise
↘ 20.4 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (38.7 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 21740 Hz ≤ 99 % brightness setting

The display backlight flickers at 21740 Hz (Likely utilizing PWM) Flickering detected at a brightness setting of 99 % and below. There should be no flickering or PWM above this brightness setting.

The frequency of 21740 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17507 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Viewing angles are wide with no major shifts in color and only minor shifts in grays and contrast. Outdoor visibility is average at best since the backlight is dimmer than on many Ultrabooks. The matte panel helps to reduce glare and make viewing slightly easier when under shade.

Outdoors on cloudy day
Outdoors on cloudy day
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors under shade
Outdoors on cloudy day
Outdoors on cloudy day
Wide IPS viewing angles
Wide IPS viewing angles

Performance

The Coffee Lake-H Core i5-8300H and i7-8750H are common options across the latest lineup of gaming laptops. Instead, it's the GPU that determines whether the gaming laptop is entry-level, mainstream, or high-end. The GTX 1050, 1050 Ti, and 1060 options on the Legion Y7000 place the system in the budget-mainstream category. RAM options range from 8 GB up to 32 GB DDR4.

Nvidia Optimus is included for automatic graphics switching to the integrated UHD Graphics 630.

Processor

CineBench R15
CineBench R15

The CineBench R15 Multi-Thread score is about 8 percent higher than the average Core i7-8750H in our database due to strong Turbo Boost performance. By running the benchmark in a loop, we can observe that processor performance in our Lenovo dips by about 11 percent over time due to throttling as shown by our comparison graph below. It's not perfect as we would've preferred a straight line to represent stable Turbo Boost clock rates, but the Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS with the same Core i7 CPU is consistently slower when subjected to the same loop test. Our Stress Test section below reveals that the Legion Y7000 is able to maintain a CPU core clock rate of 3.1 to 3.2 GHz even when under extreme processor stress.

Users who want the lower-cost configuration with the Core i5-8300H instead will take a 32 percent hit in multi-thread performance.

See our dedicated page on the Core i7-8750H for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

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Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1097 (1069.15-1211.83)
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø817 (804.93-829.48)
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G; CPU Multi 64Bit: Ø1004 (937.73-1119.73)
Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Intel Core i9-9900K
213 Points ∼93% +24%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
192 Points ∼83% +12%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
Intel Core i7-8750H
172 Points ∼75%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (163 - 177, n=86)
172 Points ∼75% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i5-8300H
171 Points ∼74% -1%
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
Intel Core i7-8550U
168 Points ∼73% -2%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H
166 Points ∼72% -3%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
161 Points ∼70% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
147 Points ∼64% -15%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
135 Points ∼59% -22%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Intel Core i9-9900K, AMD Radeon RX Vega 64
Intel Core i9-9900K
2040 Points ∼47% +68%
Eurocom Sky X4C
Intel Core i7-8700K
1359 Points ∼31% +12%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
Intel Core i7-8750H
1212 Points ∼28%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H
1120 Points ∼26% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H
  (863 - 1251, n=93)
1113 Points ∼25% -8%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Intel Core i5-8300H
830 Points ∼19% -32%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
Intel Core i7-7700HQ
683 Points ∼16% -44%
Lenovo Yoga C930-13IKB 81C4
Intel Core i7-8550U
651 Points ∼15% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-13ARR
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U
546 Points ∼12% -55%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
Intel Core i5-7300HQ
501 Points ∼11% -59%
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
172 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
1212 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
117.91 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
99.6 %
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System Performance

PCMark benchmark scores are within single-digit percentages of other gaming laptops equipped with the same i7-8750H CPU and GTX 1060 GPU. Navigation is smooth and applications launch almost instantaneously as one would expect from a SSD-based laptop. We experienced no software or hardware issues during our time with the unit unlike on the recent Yoga C930 or XPS 15 9570.

PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Home Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 8 Work Accelerated
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
6139 Points ∼47% +2%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (5452 - 6828, n=14)
6127 Points ∼47% +2%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
6013 Points ∼46%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5682 Points ∼44% -6%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4959 Points ∼38% -18%
MSI GF63 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049
4164 Points ∼32% -31%
Productivity
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
7710 Points ∼74% +7%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
7246 Points ∼70% +1%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
7179 Points ∼69%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (6917 - 7592, n=14)
7154 Points ∼69% 0%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6629 Points ∼64% -8%
MSI GF63 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049
5694 Points ∼55% -21%
Essentials
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
9101 Points ∼79%
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
8466 Points ∼74% -7%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
8418 Points ∼73% -8%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (7200 - 9101, n=14)
8386 Points ∼73% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
7598 Points ∼66% -17%
MSI GF63 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049
5849 Points ∼51% -36%
Score
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
5285 Points ∼65% +1%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5250 Points ∼65%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (4646 - 5525, n=14)
5132 Points ∼63% -2%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4812 Points ∼59% -8%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4724 Points ∼58% -10%
MSI GF63 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049
3711 Points ∼46% -29%
PCMark 8
Work Score Accelerated v2
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (5111 - 5731, n=15)
5504 Points ∼81% +4%
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
5410 Points ∼79% +2%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
5369 Points ∼79% +2%
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
5308 Points ∼78% 0%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
5282 Points ∼77%
MSI GF63 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049
4609 Points ∼68% -13%
Home Score Accelerated v2
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4606 Points ∼76% +5%
Average Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (4119 - 5371, n=15)
4511 Points ∼74% +2%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
4403 Points ∼72%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
4129 Points ∼68% -6%
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
3968 Points ∼65% -10%
MSI GF63 8RC
GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049
3704 Points ∼61% -16%
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4403 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5282 points
PCMark 10 Score
5250 points
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Storage Devices

Two internal storage bays are available (2.5-inch SATA III + M.2 NVMe). Our specific test configuration includes a primary 256 GB Samsung SSD PM981 and a secondary 1 TB Seagate Barracuda Pro ST1000LM049. While sequential write rate from the SSD is good, sequential read rate is unusually slow at about 864 MB/s even after multiple retests. The same SSD in our MSI GS65, for example, returns a more impressive sequential read write of 1612 MB/s on the same AS SSD benchmark.

The Seagate HDD has a slow average transfer rate of 84 MB/s according to HD Tune. We were expecting a bit more from the 7200 RPM drive since the Hitachi Travelstar HTS725050A7E630 returns an average transfer rate of 101 MB/s on the same benchmark.

See our table of SSDs and HDDs for more benchmark comparisons.

CDM 5.5 (SSD)
CDM 5.5 (SSD)
CDM 5.5 (HDD)
CDM 5.5 (HDD)
AS SSD
AS SSD
HD Tune (HDD)
HD Tune (HDD)
We recommend sticking with 7 mm drives as 9.5 mm drives may not be compatible
We recommend sticking with 7 mm drives as 9.5 mm drives may not be compatible
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
HP Pavilion Gaming 15t-cx0000
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
Eurocom Sky X4C
Samsung SSD 960 Pro 1TB m.2 NVMe
AS SSD
30%
-137%
7%
46%
Copy Game MB/s
1298.32
1054.98
-19%
Copy Program MB/s
764.03
467.16
-39%
Copy ISO MB/s
1676.53
1908.08
14%
Score Total
3032
4113
36%
838
-72%
3294
9%
4615
52%
Score Write
1644
2087
27%
128
-92%
1515
-8%
1703
4%
Score Read
888
1319
49%
497
-44%
1161
31%
1945
119%
Access Time Write *
0.044
0.038
14%
0.287
-552%
0.036
18%
0.03
32%
Access Time Read *
0.103
0.051
50%
0.626
-508%
0.129
-25%
0.032
69%
4K-64 Write
1391.89
1808.44
30%
78.92
-94%
1285.25
-8%
1374.74
-1%
4K-64 Read
769.52
1160.14
51%
335.26
-56%
1030.22
34%
1645.75
114%
4K Write
88.04
95.91
9%
35.74
-59%
103.63
18%
129.64
47%
4K Read
32.4
35.03
8%
38.71
19%
40.02
24%
44.83
38%
Seq Write
1645.57
1829.47
11%
131.64
-92%
1260.72
-23%
1988.74
21%
Seq Read
864.06
1234.66
43%
1230.64
42%
903.24
5%
2541.23
194%
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
31%
-39%
0%
55%
Write 4K
92.26
129.5
40%
71.77
-22%
98.17
6%
158.6
72%
Read 4K
39.04
44.61
14%
41.03
5%
39.43
1%
55.22
41%
Write Seq
1218
1268
4%
349
-71%
1386
14%
1568
29%
Read Seq
755.3
991.8
31%
735.5
-3%
1100
46%
1411
87%
Write 4K Q32T1
280.7
535
91%
105.3
-62%
270.3
-4%
545.3
94%
Read 4K Q32T1
328
601.1
83%
308
-6%
340.3
4%
661.1
102%
Write Seq Q32T1
1698
1938
14%
151.4
-91%
1454
-14%
2054
21%
Read Seq Q32T1
3430
2306
-33%
1262
-63%
1681
-51%
3155
-8%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
31% / 30%
-88% / -96%
4% / 4%
51% / 49%

* ... smaller is better

Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 3430 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1698 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 328 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 280.7 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 755.3 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1218 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 39.04 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 92.26 MB/s

GPU Performance

The GTX 1060 is common on mainstream gaming laptops and so our Lenovo holds no surprises. Graphics performance is within 1 percent of the average GTX 1060 taken from 73 other GTX 1060-equipped laptops in our database. Fire Strike scores are 18 percent higher than the GTX 980M and almost 170 percent higher than the GTX 960M in the years-old Ideapad Y700. Users who want the lower-end configuration with GTX 1050 Ti graphics will take a 33 percent hit in graphics power.

Idling on Witcher 3 results in consistent frame rates with no recurring drops or disruptive background activity as shown by our graph below.

See our dedicated page on the GeForce GTX 1060 for more technical information and benchmark comparisons.

3DMark 11
3DMark 11
Cloud Gate
Cloud Gate
Fire Strike
Fire Strike
3DMark 11
1280x720 Performance Combined
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K
13928 Points ∼62% +25%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
11162 Points ∼49%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
11160 Points ∼49% 0%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
10945 Points ∼48% -2%
Dell G7 15-7588
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H
10798 Points ∼48% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9842 Points ∼44% -12%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
8877 Points ∼39% -20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (5655 - 12930, n=76)
8458 Points ∼37% -24%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
7957 Points ∼35% -29%
Dell XPS 15 2018 i5 FHD 97Wh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H
7607 Points ∼34% -32%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H
7363 Points ∼33% -34%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), i5-7300HQ
5933 Points ∼26% -47%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ
5474 Points ∼24% -51%
1280x720 Performance GPU
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K
26912 Points ∼46% +85%
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H
18296 Points ∼31% +26%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
17401 Points ∼30% +20%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (12620 - 15607, n=77)
14692 Points ∼25% +1%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
14508 Points ∼25%
Dell G7 15-7588
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H
14487 Points ∼25% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
13168 Points ∼22% -9%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H
9909 Points ∼17% -32%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
9079 Points ∼15% -37%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), i5-7300HQ
8345 Points ∼14% -42%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
8317 Points ∼14% -43%
Dell XPS 15 2018 i5 FHD 97Wh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H
7790 Points ∼13% -46%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ
5237 Points ∼9% -64%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (3396 - 3790, n=20)
3601 Points ∼19%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
2278 Points ∼12%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Eurocom Sky X4C
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-8700K
20909 Points ∼48% +80%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop), 6700K
12984 Points ∼30% +12%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H
11622 Points ∼27%
Average NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
  (10708 - 12298, n=77)
11547 Points ∼27% -1%
Dell G7 15-7588
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H
11309 Points ∼26% -3%
Lenovo IdeaPad Y900
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 6820HK
9888 Points ∼23% -15%
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H
7740 Points ∼18% -33%
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-8750H
7428 Points ∼17% -36%
Lenovo Ideapad 720S-15IKB 81AC001AGE
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, i7-7700HQ
6957 Points ∼16% -40%
Dell XPS 15 2018 i5 FHD 97Wh
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, i5-8300H
6216 Points ∼14% -47%
Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA-80WY001VGE
AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop), i5-7300HQ
5738 Points ∼13% -51%
Lenovo Ideapad Y700 17ISK 80Q0
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, 6700HQ
4318 Points ∼10% -63%
3DMark 11 Performance
13743 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
33931 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
10343 points
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The Witcher 3 - 1920x1080 Ultra Graphics & Postprocessing (HBAO+)
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q
49.2 fps ∼100% +33%
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 Founders Edition 6 GB
Intel Core i7-6700K, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Desktop)
44.4 fps ∼90% +20%
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE-051US
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
40 fps ∼81% +8%
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile
37 fps ∼75%
Asus G752VY-GC110T
Intel Core i7-6700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M
33.2 fps ∼67% -10%
Medion Erazer P6705-MD61131
Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile
23.9 fps ∼49% -35%
01020304050Tooltip
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ: Ø38 (35-42)
low med. high ultra
BioShock Infinite (2013) 277.1 244 224.2 111.7 fps
The Witcher 3 (2015) 194.7 130.4 73.1 37 fps
Rise of the Tomb Raider (2016) 164.1 131.4 75.2 61.4 fps

Emissions

System Noise

Fan noise (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Maximum stress)
Fan noise (White: Background, Red: System idle, Blue: 3DMark 06, Orange: Witcher 3, Green: Maximum stress)

The cooling solution consists of two fans and three heat pipes between them not unlike on the Y530. One fan appears to be slightly smaller in diameter than the other (~45 mm vs. ~50 mm) likely in an attempt to reduce fan pitch when both fans are active.

The system fans will idle for a silent experience during light tasks like word processing. Nonetheless, we are still able to record a noise of about 31 dB(A) against a background of 28.4 dB(A) because of the spinning HDD in our test unit. Fan noise is similar to the MSI GS65 when gaming at about 45 to 46 dB(A). Extreme loads will induce a temporary fan noise of 50 dB(A) for just a few seconds before throttling kicks in. Overall, the Y7000 is louder than our lesser-equipped Y530 since the same fans and heat pipes must cool the more demanding GTX 1060 GPU.

Our test unit suffers from no noticeable electronic noise.

Same cooling solution as on the Legion Y530
Same cooling solution as on the Legion Y530
Expect the GTX 1060 SKU to be louder than the GTX 1050 SKU since the cooling solution is identical between them
Expect the GTX 1060 SKU to be louder than the GTX 1050 SKU since the cooling solution is identical between them
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, i7-8750H, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G
MSI GS65 Stealth Thin 8RE-051US
GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i5-8300H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G
Dell G7 15-7588
GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, i7-8750H, SK hynix SC311 SATA
Noise
-10%
4%
9%
2%
off / environment *
28.4
29
-2%
28.4
-0%
28
1%
28.1
1%
Idle Minimum *
31.1
33
-6%
28.4
9%
28
10%
29
7%
Idle Average *
31.1
34
-9%
28.4
9%
28
10%
29
7%
Idle Maximum *
31.2
40
-28%
29.6
5%
28.5
9%
29.2
6%
Load Average *
43.2
47
-9%
43.5
-1%
34.9
19%
40.6
6%
Witcher 3 ultra *
45.3
51
-13%
45.7
-1%
40
12%
49.8
-10%
Load Maximum *
50
53
-6%
45.7
9%
49.6
1%
49.8
-0%

* ... smaller is better

Noise Level

Idle
31.1 / 31.1 / 31.2 dB(A)
HDD
31.2 dB(A)
Load
43.2 / 50 dB(A)
  red to green bar
 
 
30 dB
silent
40 dB(A)
audible
50 dB(A)
loud
 
min: dark, med: mid, max: light   Audix TM1, Arta (15 cm distance)   environment noise: 28.4 dB(A)

Temperature

Dual rear exhaust
Dual rear exhaust

Surface temperatures are warmest towards the center rear of the system since the cooling solution is almost symmetrical. When idling, the center hot spot can reach 30 C whereas the palm rests can be 24 C or 26 C. Note that the right palm will always be warmer than the left since both the HDD and M.2 SSD are positioned directly underneath. The M.2 SSD in particular can cause the bottom surface to be as warm as 47 C when under high load.

Surface temperatures can be as warm as 46 C or higher when gaming. Fortunately, this hot spot is above the first row of keyboard keys where users are unlikely to touch. The keyboard center will grow quite warm, but it's thankfully never uncomfortable for light-moderate typing. The Dell G7 is a bit cooler overall since it is a thicker and heavier alternative.

System idle (top)
System idle (top)
System idle (bottom)
System idle (bottom)
Witcher 3 load (top)
Witcher 3 load (top)
Witcher 3 load (bottom)
Witcher 3 load (bottom)
Maximum load (top)
Maximum load (top)
Maximum load (bottom)
Maximum load (bottom)

We stress the notebook to identify for any potential throttling or stability issues. When subjected to Prime95 load, the CPU clock rate can be as high as 3.9 GHz for the first few seconds before reaching 87 C. Once this temperature threshold is reached, clock rates drop to 3.1 to 3.2 GHz in order to maintain a steady core temperature of 71 C as shown by our screenshot below. Running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously will bump CPU clock rate down to 2.9 GHz while raising core temperature to 83 C. The CPU never throttles below its base clock rate of 2.2 GHz.

Running Witcher 3 is more representative of real-world gaming loads. We can observe the CPU and GPU running steadily at 3.9 GHz and 1696 MHz, respectively, and at decent core temperatures as low as 70 C. In comparison, the MSI GS65 with the same CPU and GPU stabilizes at a slightly warmer temperature of ~75 C when subjected to the same gaming load.

Running on battery power will throttle performance even when set to High Performance and Prefer Maximum Performance profiles. A 3DMark 11 run on batteries returns Physics and Graphics scores 4947 and 6108 points, respectively, compared to 12391 and 14508 points when on mains.

System idle
System idle
Prime95 stress
Prime95 stress
Witcher 3 stress
Witcher 3 stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
Prime95+FurMark stress
CPU Clock (GHz) GPU Clock (MHz) Average CPU Temperature (°C) Average GPU Temperature (°C)
System Idle -- -- ~53 ~48
Prime95 Stress 3.1 - 3.2 -- 55 71
Prime95 + FurMark Stress 2.9 1228 83 77
Witcher 3 Stress 3.9 1696 ~67 71
Max. Load
 37.8 °C
100 F
53.4 °C
128 F
35.6 °C
96 F
 
 34.2 °C
94 F
49.6 °C
121 F
39.8 °C
104 F
 
 24 °C
75 F
27.4 °C
81 F
31 °C
88 F
 
Maximum: 53.4 °C = 128 F
Average: 37 °C = 99 F
32 °C
90 F
51 °C
124 F
49.2 °C
121 F
30.4 °C
87 F
48.2 °C
119 F
28 °C
82 F
29.8 °C
86 F
47.2 °C
117 F
25.8 °C
78 F
Maximum: 51 °C = 124 F
Average: 38 °C = 100 F
Power Supply (max.)  48.6 °C = 119 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Fluke 62 Mini IR Thermometer
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 37 °C / 99 F, compared to the average of 33.4 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Gaming.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 53.4 °C / 128 F, compared to the average of 39.8 °C / 104 F, ranging from 21.6 to 68.8 °C for the class Gaming.
(-) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 51 °C / 124 F, compared to the average of 42.7 °C / 109 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.1 °C / 81 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(±) Playing The Witcher 3, the average temperature for the upper side is 33.2 °C / 92 F, compared to the device average of 33.4 °C / 92 F.
(+) The palmrests and touchpad are cooler than skin temperature with a maximum of 31 °C / 87.8 F and are therefore cool to the touch.
(-) The average temperature of the palmrest area of similar devices was 28.8 °C / 83.8 F (-2.2 °C / -4 F).

Speakers

Visually, the Harman stereo speakers appear to be exactly the same as the speakers on the Legion Y530. Nonetheless, our pink noise graphs for the two systems are quite different. The Y530 is seemingly better at providing a more balanced audio experience between bass and treble sounds while the Y7000 is a bit louder. The palm rests reverberate slightly if on higher volume settings since the speakers are so close to the front corners.

There is no special Lenovo software included for fine-tuning the audio experience unlike on gaming notebooks from MSI, Asus, or Dell.

Stereo speakers along the front edge
Stereo speakers along the front edge
Pink noise at maximum volume
Pink noise at maximum volume
dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.140.62538.940.83137.440.94036.9445033.542.36332.9428032.142.310032.144.212534.645.81603051.320028.555.325028.658.931528.16040027.458.450026.758.363026.160.680025.962.7100025.863.7125024.971160024.473.2200024.171.8250024.170.731502469.9400023.868.7500023.364.7630023.364.3800023.265.81000023.158.21250023.155.6160002350.6SPL36.880.7N2.946.7median 24.9median 60.6Delta2.25.435.335.132.931.831.83236.535.132.428.93328.936.328.848.32761.52752.924.860.92462.822.763.32269.521.267.82174.82075.919.472.718.97117.770.117.86917.671.817.668.117.671.417.673.717.670.417.571.617.671.617.669.617.459.717.583.630.662.51.5median 69.6median 17.84.62.4hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLenovo Legion Y7000P-1060Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (73.23 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 8% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (8.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | higher mids - on average 5.5% higher than median
(+) | mids are linear (6.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.1% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (6.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 60% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 34% worse
» The best had a delta of 6%, average was 17%, worst was 37%
Compared to all devices tested
» 33% of all tested devices were better, 7% similar, 61% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Apple MacBook 12 (Early 2016) 1.1 GHz audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (83.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(±) | reduced bass - on average 11.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (14.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.4% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 2% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (4.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(+) | overall sound is linear (9.3% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 2% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 97% worse
» The best had a delta of 8%, average was 20%, worst was 50%
Compared to all devices tested
» 2% of all tested devices were better, 0% similar, 98% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 65%

Energy Management

Power Consumption

The Lenovo demands anywhere between 5 W and 17 W when idling on desktop depending on the brightness setting and power profile. Power consumption is slightly higher than the Dell G7 during higher loads since the latter uses the more efficient Max-Q version of our GTX 1060.

Our graph below shows power consumption over time when running Prime95. Consumption is highest at about 136 W during the first few seconds of testing before promptly dropping and stabilizing at about 95 W. The results mirror our clock rate observations from the Stress Test section above since the CPU is unable to sustain maximum Turbo Boost clock rates indefinitely.

We are able to record a maximum draw of 175 W from the medium-sized (~15.4 x 6.4 x 3.2 cm) 170 W AC adapter when running both Prime95 and FurMark simultaneously. This high of a consumption is unsustainable due to throttling and so a larger AC adapter would likely not have increased system performance.

Constant power consumption when running 3DMark 06
Constant power consumption when running 3DMark 06
Prime95 initiated at 20s mark. Note that consumption starts off high before falling and stabilizing
Prime95 initiated at 20s mark. Note that consumption starts off high before falling and stabilizing
Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.4 / 0.65 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 4.9 / 8.1 / 16.5 Watt
Load midlight 109.2 / 175.2 Watt
 color bar
Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
MSI GF63 8RC
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, Seagate BarraCuda Pro Compute 1TB ST1000LM049, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Dell G7 15-7588
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, SK hynix SC311 SATA, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, WDC PC SN520 SDAPNUW-512G, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Asus Strix GL502VY-DS71
6700HQ, GeForce GTX 980M, SanDisk SD8SN8U1T001122, IPS, 1920x1080, 15.6
Power Consumption
13%
10%
12%
-86%
-110%
Idle Minimum *
4.9
5.4
-10%
4.5
8%
5.5
-12%
17
-247%
20.6
-320%
Idle Average *
8.1
10.4
-28%
10
-23%
7.6
6%
20
-147%
22.1
-173%
Idle Maximum *
16.5
10.5
36%
13.8
16%
9
45%
29
-76%
22.5
-36%
Load Average *
109.2
84.7
22%
92.5
15%
94
14%
112
-3%
130.6
-20%
Witcher 3 ultra *
124.6
92.7
26%
108.1
13%
116.3
7%
152
-22%
Load Maximum *
175.2
119.9
32%
123.2
30%
154.4
12%
211
-20%
177.2
-1%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Life

Battery capacity is just slightly higher than on the Legion Y530, but battery life is strangely much longer. We're able to record a real-world WLAN runtime of almost 6 hours on our Y7000 compared to just 4 hours on the Y530 when subjected to similar loads and conditions. It's possible that background activity like Windows Update, McAfee Anti-Virus, or other auto-pre-installed software was active during the time of our Y530 test. Either way, 4 to 6 hours is slightly above average for mainstream gaming laptops.

Charging from empty to full capacity is slow at 2 to 2.5 hours. Most Ultrabooks take less time to recharge.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
13h 35min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
5h 46min
Load (maximum brightness)
0h 49min
Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Mobile, 57 Wh
MSI GF63 8RC
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Mobile, 51 Wh
Dell XPS 15 9570 i7 UHD
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q, 97 Wh
Lenovo Legion Y530-15ICH
i5-8300H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, 52.5 Wh
Dell G7 15-7588
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q, 56 Wh
Asus Zephyrus S GX531GS
i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, 50 Wh
Battery Runtime
-7%
61%
-29%
60%
-48%
Reader / Idle
815
571
-30%
656
-20%
213
-74%
WiFi v1.3
346
332
-4%
576
66%
245
-29%
452
31%
157
-55%
Load
49
56
14%
76
55%
132
169%
42
-14%
Witcher 3 ultra
62

Verdict

Pros

+ above average CPU Turbo Boost performance
+ more mature gaming-professional design
+ larger trackpad than Legion Y530
+ narrow bezels on three sides
+ 2x upgradeable storage bays
+ strong hinges; no teetering
+ respectable battery life
+ quiet under low loads
+ full-size Arrow keys

Cons

- average display response times; noticeable ghosting
- port positioning could be better
- suboptimal webcam positioning
- no SD reader or Thunderbolt 3
- no dedicated mouse keys
- no per-key RGB lighting
- lid could be more rigid
- limited hinge angle
- servicing is tricky
In review: Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060
In review: Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060

The Lenovo Legion Y7000 can be best described as an Asus ROG GL504GM but with fewer features and better performance-per-Dollar. Both systems carry the same CPU and GPU and both are nearly identical in size. Users who decide to pay extra for the Asus aren't necessarily paying for more performance, but they would be getting a few more features missing from the Lenovo including a SD card reader and multi-zone RGB backlight. From this perspective, the Legion Y7000 offers incredible gaming value for hundreds of dollars less while looking and feeling just as sharp.

The downsides of the system are relatively minor, but they certainly add up. Port positioning may not be ideal for some users and serviceability could have been easier. Better fan controls and webcam placement, a stiffer lid, more rigid trackpad, and perhaps less fingerprint-prone surfaces would have improved the user experience without needing to bump up the price. It's also slightly heavier or thicker than competing narrow-bezel alternatives like the MSI GF63 and the aforementioned ROG GL504. More serious FPS gamers should be wary of the base 60 Hz display option due to its relatively slow black-white response times.

A value gaming machine without feeling or looking like a cheaply-made budget product. The Lenovo Legion Y7000 gets core performance right while dropping auxiliary features to keep prices in check. Some of the new design choices may irk users such as the fingerprint-loving surfaces, inconvenient port placement, and relatively difficult serviceability.

Lenovo Legion Y7000P-1060 - 09/20/2019 v7
Allen Ngo

Chassis
78 / 98 → 79%
Keyboard
87%
Pointing Device
86%
Connectivity
54 / 80 → 68%
Weight
60 / 10-66 → 90%
Battery
68 / 95 → 71%
Display
84%
Games Performance
88%
Application Performance
89%
Temperature
85 / 95 → 90%
Noise
79 / 90 → 88%
Audio
64%
Camera
48 / 85 → 56%
Average
75%
82%
Gaming - Weighted Average

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Allen Ngo, 2018-11-30 (Update: 2019-02-26)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
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.