Lenovo Legion Y740-15CHg-81HE000RCK
Average of 2 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Legion Y740-15CHg-81HE000RCK
Source: Hot Hardware
The Lenovo Legion might not be the perfect gaming laptop, but it has a lot to offer in a sleek, attractive, competitively-priced package ($1,989 as tested). The Intel Core i7-8750H CPU and GeForce RTX graphics combo give the machine plenty of muscle and it also has an outstanding 144Hz FHD display that's ideal for a wide variety of content.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/07/2019
Source: Ultrabook Review
The Legion Y740 checks a lot of the right boxes, but at the same time, it misses on two of the important ones by quite a margin: the battery life and the typing experience. If you can live with those, you'll hardly get better value for your money in another performance laptop, as this scores excellent marks in the build, display, IO, performance and thermals departments, and is more affordable than most other similar devices on the market. That keyboard, though...
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/24/2019
Rating: Total score: 85%
When I think of gaming PCs, I think of three categories: casual, mainstream, and premium. Casual gaming PCs are built for the person that doesn't game much, but wants to be able to if they want to. These people don't care about things like ray tracing and DLSS. Premium would be the best of the best, like the Alienware Area-51m, which actually has desktop parts. Premium gaming PCs also tend to include things like mechanical keyboards. They're built for those that care about gaming and nothing else.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/07/2019
Source: Laptop Mag
The Lenovo Legion Y740 (15-inch) offers strong performance and a gorgeous 144Hz display, but its battery life isn't great. The 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y740 ($1,989) boasts the kind of power you'd expect from a machine with RTX graphics, and features a comfortable keyboard and a decently colorful 144Hz display. But it doesn't do quite enough to stand out and make our best gaming laptop list. On top of that, its battery life and bottom-bezel webcam are working against it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/04/2019
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Ultrabook Review
Nonetheless, I expect the Y540 to be a hit in the second part of the year, given its heritage and Lenovo’s aggressive pricing policies. It’s going to start at under $1000, but it’s months away from launch, so in the meantime you will find better value in some of the other best-buy gaming laptops out there.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/28/2019
Source: Notebook.cz CZ→EN
Positive: Great display; decent touchpad; powerful processor. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard; noisy under loads.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 03/14/2019
Source: CZC CZ→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; slim size; high performance; nice display; good cooling and silent system; backlit keys. Negative: Short battery life; poor webcam.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 02/25/2019
Source: Zing VN→EN
Positive: Elegant design; nice display; high gaming performance; good price. Negative: Uncomfortable keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/12/2019
CommentNVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU106 chip with 2,304 shaders and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM. Offers reduced clock speeds to achieve a much lower power consumption. 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.
8750H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates six processor cores clocked at 2.2 - 4.1 GHz (4 GHz with 4 cores, 3.9 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.
77.5%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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