Lenovo Legion Y740 is somehow $500 cheaper than the next cheapest GeForce RTX 2080 laptop
New technology almost never comes cheap. When laptops sporting next generation GeForce RTX graphics launched late last month, SKUs with the flagship GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q started as high as $2900 or $3000 USD. While the price tags are hardly shocking and will inevitably fall over time, Lenovo apparently already has them all beat.
As of this writing, the 17.3-inch Legion Y740-17ICH is available through the official Lenovo online store for just $2320. This is several hundred dollars cheaper than the next cheapest laptop with GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics on Newegg: the MSI GS65 for $2800 USD. Lenovo doesn't appear to be cutting any corners to reach such a low price point either because the configuration still ships with a primary SSD, 144 Hz 1080p IPS display, and 16 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM.
Is there a catch? The Legion Y740 shares the same chassis design as last year's Legion Y730 which we found to be somewhat large in length and width even for a 17.3-inch gaming laptop. It doesn't sport narrow bezels either for an almost dated look when compared to the sleek MSI GS65, Gigabyte Aero 15, or Razer Blade 15. If you can get past these chassis pitfalls, however, then the Legion Y740 might be worth a look especially for its price and GPU.
Expect out full review on the 17.3-inch Legion Y740 in the coming week.