Lenovo Legion Y740-15CHg-81HE000RCK
Average of 3 scores (from 9 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: PC Guia PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/25/2019
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 70%
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
Model: The Lenovo Legion Y740-15CHg-81HE000RCK is a mid-range gaming laptop. It claims to be able to save time tweaking settings, which gives more time playing with automated performance, cooling, and power control settings. The Lenovo Legion laptop design has evolved even further with the two sides of today’s gamers, which are stylish for work, savage for play. Housing epic specs in a precision-cut, all-aluminium chassis, the 15.6-inch Y740 sports a clean look, weighs only 2.2 kg, measures only 20 mm, and features the Corsair iCUE ambient system lighting. This laptop was engineered to defy expectations and shatter limits. Packed with incredible performance typically only available from desktops, the laptop has 9th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H laptop processors, which deliver desktop-calibre gaming that users can take anywhere. With up to 4.5 GHz Turbo, 6 cores, and 12 threads, Legion laptops powered by these processors have enough power to handle demanding games. Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics cards deliver ultimate laptop gaming experience. Their Max-Q design enables the world’s thinnest, fastest, and quietest gaming laptops. Powered by the revolutionary NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture, these powerful rigs fuse real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading to bring a graphics experience unlike any other.
Heat is no longer a concern, thanks to Legion Coldfront. Coldfront brings the latest features that a dual-channel thermal system can provide, including individual CPU and GPU cooling for cooler system temperatures, four thermal vents for improved airflow, dedicated heat synchronizations for cooler keyboard temperatures, and 70 individual fan blades per channel to reduce system noise. The Y740 laptop’s 15.6-inch display provides a near-edgeless visual experience, thanks to bezels that are considerably thinner than previous generations. Users can keep their eyes where the action is. The FHD graphics rendering in more than 2 million pixels at refresh rates up to 144 Hz, with brightness levels up to 500 nits. User will get an amazingly immersive experience from the tear-free video of optional Nvidia G-SYNC technology and Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range (HDR). Dolby Vision HDR transforms gaming experience on the Legion Y740 with ultra-vivid imaging. It features incredible brightness, contrast, and color that bring favorite gaming titles to life before eyes. It achieves this astonishing image quality through cinema-inspired HDR technology that can deliver billions of colors to laptop. The Legion Triple Display Support System utilizes the HDMI 2.0, MiniDisplay, and Type-C ports, allowing the Y740 to connect up to three displays simultaneously for maximum immersion and control. Further, the rear I/O dashboard helps with cable management, keeping the battle station clean and organized for maximum focus on the game. As a conclusion, the Lenovo Legion Y740-15CHg-81HE000RCK is a great choice for gamers on the go. It delivers great performance, audio and display, which are essential for better gaming experience.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA 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.
i7-8750H: 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.
80.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
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