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Lenovo Legion Y920 Series

Lenovo Legion Y920-80YW001DGEProcessor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ, Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch
Weight: 4.4kg, 4.426kg, 4.5kg, 4.6kg
Price: 2700 euro
Average Score: 82.01% - good
Average of 8 scores (from 24 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 97%, features: 71%, display: 94%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 81%, ergonomy: 78%, emissions: 69%

 

Lenovo Legion Y920

Usually the Lenovo branding is synonymous with the Think lineup of business notebooks from the bygone days of IBM when it was first produced. However, Lenovo has recently tried to penetrate the consumer gaming notebook market with its Y series. The prelude to this is the design Lenovo has decided to go with. It is a sleek business-esque design of Lenovo's Thinkpad series of notebooks which retains the gamery feel and look of most notebooks of its class. In terms of chassis and material the Legion Y920 is mainly a mix of both plastic and metal. Lid and undercarriage are made out of brushed aluminium, in which most of us have gotten used to. This allows the notebook to maintain a reasonable amount of rigidity without being too heavy due to its large size of 17-inch. Overall the chassis is well constructed with no flex. Naturally all this means nothing if it isn’t packing power. The Legion Y920 is powered by an Intel Core i7-7820HK processor with 48 GB of RAM, which is whoppingly plentiful by all regards, a 1 TB SSD, an additional 1 TB hard disk for storage, and last but not least the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1070, which provides the needed graphics horsepower to run games if not media creation software. While Nvidia has recently touted the Max-Q design for even slimmer gaming notebooks, it seems that Lenovo has not decided to go down that route. It is a 17-inch model, which means it straddles in between being somewhat portable and still powerful enough to deliver without compromising. However, it should be noted that a notebook of a similar class in the 15.6-inch category can already deliver this performance without adding unnecessary weight. Regarding connectivity, the Legion 920 has 4 USB 3 ports, 1 USB type C Thunderbolt port, a single HDMI and lastly a full sized DisplayPort. While the IO is certainly impressive it is somewhat lackluster for its size in view of the fact that some competitors are actually offer 2 instead of only one USB-C port and even more so for a notebook of this size. This is not to say it is bad but just somewhat stingy on Lenovo’s end. Regardless, it is still better than not having any USB type C ports. Going over to user inputs Lenovo has actually made a point to differentiate itself from its competitors by providing a mechanical based keyboard and a low profile version, which reduces its thickness significantly when compared to what MSI or even Gigabyte are offering in similarly sized notebooks. According to Lenovo the included low profile mechanical switches are of the Cherry MX designs although this leaves a little bit of skepticism as Cherry MX doesn’t have a low profile mechanical switch for its normal lineup of keyboard. Perhaps this is a custom design made specifically for the Legion Y920. The typing experience is somewhat indifferent as the keys feel a little hard to push and as if one has to bottom out the keys to actually register an input, which is definitely different from your standard mechanical switches. Nonetheless, users can type reasonably fast due to the nature of mechanical switches in general. Obviously, as this is still a mechanical switch, typing can be a little noisy, but at the end of the day it won’t leave you frustrated when compared to a membrane keyboard. In addition to the standard keyboard layout the Legion Y920 also has four customizable macro keys. Although it should be a given, it should be mentioned that the keyboard is also RGB backlit enabled with customization done through the Lenovo Sense app. Next in line would be the clickpad. While it feels nice to glide on the quality feels a little plasticky. It is also reasonably smooth and clicks provide a good amount of feedback. As with most gaming notebooks, it is the display that makes or breaks the experience. In this case, it somewhat straddles in between both. The included 17.3-inch IPS panel is only FHD. This should still be usable, although this leaves 4K a little more desired on a notebook of this size. The display features a 75 Hz refresh rate and is G-Sync certified, which makes it a great pairing with the Geforce graphics card. One significant gripe is the anti-glare finish of the display, which is a little too reflective when used in a bright room setting. However, this this shouldn’t be a significant issue. While not necessary for a notebook of this class, battery life is about where users should expect it with the Legion Y920 clocking in at 3 hours 40 minutes on Wi-Fi and 1 hour 40 minutes when gaming. If you are looking for a gaming notebook which doesn’t put out too much flair, but still delivers the expected performance the Legion Y920 might be worthwhile consideration. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y920Notebook: Lenovo Legion Y920
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 76.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 6 reviews)

 

70% Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo Legion Y920's true mechanical keyboard is a nice bonus on a laptop that also boasts solid gaming firepower, one-touch overclocking and Dolby sound. It is big and heavy, though, and its 7th-gen CPU is starting to look old.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/21/2018
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Legion Y920 review – high-end 17-inch gaming laptop
Source: Ultrabook Review English
The Lenovo Yoga Y920 is one of the most complete full-size big-screen gaming laptops available out there. It's well made, it looks exquisite, it gets a great IPS panel with GSync support and a mechanical keyboard that makes it stand out of the crowd. It also squeezes solid performance out of the powerful hardware inside, yet there's room for further tweaking both the performance and temperatures. You'll find more about these and all the other aspects of this notebook from the detailed review below.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Legion Y920 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
After years of being an also-ran, Lenovo is finally putting its best foot forward when it comes to gaming. The $2,299 Lenovo Legion Y920 is a revelation, delivering win after win with its overclockable CPU and GPU, excellent keyboard, radiant display and triumphant speakers. My only gripes are the weight and the lack of a GTX 1080 GPU option.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

笔记本配机械键盘超燃的!这本顶配2W4你买吗?
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: Nice performance; comfortable keyboard; great built quality; decent hardware.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/20/2017
Lenovo Legion Y920: gaming fără limite cu preţ pe măsură [REVIEW]
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: High performance; solid workmanship; decent speakers; good ergonomy; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/26/2017
Lenovo anunţă Legion Y920, cel mai puternic laptop de gaming din portofoliul său
Source: Go4it.ro →EN
Positive: Impressive design; excellent display; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/19/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKBNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) 8192 MB
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.426kg
Price: 2700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 16 reviews)

 

86.1% Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB (i7-7820HK, GTX 1070) Laptop Review | Notebookcheck
Black and red behemoth. Lenovo’s successor to the massive Y900 desktop replacement features a Kaby Lake CPU and a powerful GTX 1070. Much of the rest of the package remains the same—so are these updates enough to keep it relevant in such a competitive and selective market?
Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Big and heavy though it is, the Lenovo Legion Y920 boasts some serious gaming firepower and a mechanical keyboard, not to mention one-touch overclocking and Dolby Atmos sound. For about the same money, however, you could spring for our favorite gaming notebook with a superior graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A hefty gaming laptop with buttery graphics and a mechanical keyboard
Source: Good Gear Guide English
Big and heavy though it is, the Lenovo Legion Y920 boasts some serious gaming firepower and a mechanical keyboard, not to mention one-touch overclocking and Dolby Atmos sound. For about the same money, however, you could spring for our favorite gaming notebook with a superior graphics card.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/22/2018
Lenovo Legion Y920 review: It’s a dinosaur but not in a good way
Source: Soycincau English
Personally, I wouldn’t pick this over any of the other Max-Q laptops I’ve tried. Even if I could live with the weight and size — or even get a mouse so I don’t have to use the trackpad — I simply cannot live with that keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2018
Lenovo Legion Y920 review: It’s a dinosaur but not in a good way
Source: Soycincau English
Personally, I wouldn’t pick this over any of the other Max-Q laptops I’ve tried. Even if I could live with the weight and size — or even get a mouse so I don’t have to use the trackpad — I simply cannot live with that keyboard.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/10/2018
80% Lenovo Legion Y920 Review: High-end gaming laptop with great features and value
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
Lenovo’s first attempt at making a flagship gaming laptop is an effort worth commending, it is one huge 17-inch gaming laptop I really won’t mind using it for work on the go, as it offers great performance and features that you really can’t find in other laptops for the price of RM12,999, things such as the mechanical keyboard, Core i7-7820HK processor, 32GB of RAM, the two PCI-e solid state drives and a G-Sync display will usually cost an additional RM3000 on competing laptops, which is why I won’t consider it to be an expensive nor affordable gaming laptop. The Lenovo Legion Y920 is meant for those who really wants serious computing and gaming power on-the-go with a decent battery life, and if you can handle that weight, you should consider this purchase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 60%
80% Lenovo Legion Y920 Review: High-end gaming laptop with great features and value
Source: KL Gadget Guy English
Lenovo’s first attempt at making a flagship gaming laptop is an effort worth commending, it is one huge 17-inch gaming laptop I really won’t mind using it for work on the go, as it offers great performance and features that you really can’t find in other laptops for the price of RM12,999, things such as the mechanical keyboard, Core i7-7820HK processor, 32GB of RAM, the two PCI-e solid state drives and a G-Sync display will usually cost an additional RM3000 on competing laptops, which is why I won’t consider it to be an expensive nor affordable gaming laptop. The Lenovo Legion Y920 is meant for those who really wants serious computing and gaming power on-the-go with a decent battery life, and if you can handle that weight, you should consider this purchase.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/09/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% display: 100% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 60%
Lenovo Legion Y920 review – solid performance, cool features, clunky design
Source: Laptop Media English
The Legion Y920 excels in almost every area in which gaming laptops should – it has great build quality, premium materials, unique features like mechanical keyboard with customizable RGB LED illumination, a neat faux leather palm rest area, good IPS display with G-Sync support, overclocking capabilities, reliable cooling system and plenty of storage options for your gaming and multimedia library (2x M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slots (RAID 0 configurations are possible) + 2.5-inch HDD/SSD bay).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2017
Lenovo Legion Y920 review – solid performance, cool features, clunky design
Source: Laptop Media English
The Legion Y920 excels in almost every area in which gaming laptops should – it has great build quality, premium materials, unique features like mechanical keyboard with customizable RGB LED illumination, a neat faux leather palm rest area, good IPS display with G-Sync support, overclocking capabilities, reliable cooling system and plenty of storage options for your gaming and multimedia library (2x M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD slots (RAID 0 configurations are possible) + 2.5-inch HDD/SSD bay).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/09/2017
90% Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A gaming laptop with few compromises
Source: Neowin English
The Lenovo Legion Y920 is a wonderful beast of a machine. It makes few compromises, and the performance is amazing for whatever task you're trying to complete. Sure, it would be nice to have the Xbox Wireless Adapter built in, and some Windows Hello support, but I'm happy with the PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo Legion Y920 review: A gaming laptop with few compromises
Source: Neowin English
The Lenovo Legion Y920 is a wonderful beast of a machine. It makes few compromises, and the performance is amazing for whatever task you're trying to complete. Sure, it would be nice to have the Xbox Wireless Adapter built in, and some Windows Hello support, but I'm happy with the PC.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 90%
Lenovo Legion Y920 Review: A top of the line gaming laptop for the PC Master Race
Source: Our IT Department English
At the end of the day, the Legion Y920 is an excellent gaming laptop, worthy of newcomers or power gamers alike. It’s a bit pricey and the battery life is not so great, but with a stunning display, turbo mode, rocking audio, and the latest graphics card and processor, the price is worth it. You can purchase the Legion Y920 and have it shipped from Lenovo to your home within 1-3 business days by visiting this website.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2017
Lenovo Legion Y920 Review: A top of the line gaming laptop for the PC Master Race
Source: Our IT Department English
At the end of the day, the Legion Y920 is an excellent gaming laptop, worthy of newcomers or power gamers alike. It’s a bit pricey and the battery life is not so great, but with a stunning display, turbo mode, rocking audio, and the latest graphics card and processor, the price is worth it. You can purchase the Legion Y920 and have it shipped from Lenovo to your home within 1-3 business days by visiting this website.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/10/2017

Foreign Reviews

[Fiche P4G] Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: High performance; solid workmanship; decent speakers; nice connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using; heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2018
[Fiche P4G] Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB
Source: Portables4Gamers French FR→EN
Positive: High performance; solid workmanship; decent speakers; nice connectivity. Negative: Overheats while using; heavy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/29/2018
Ревю на Lenovo Legion Y920 – солидно представяне, готини функции, особен дизайн
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Great built quality; comfortable keyboard; backlit keys; decent speakers. Negative: Heavy and bulky; mediocre touchpad; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2017
Ревю на Lenovo Legion Y920 – солидно представяне, готини функции, особен дизайн
Source: Laptop.bg BU→EN
Positive: Great built quality; comfortable keyboard; backlit keys; decent speakers. Negative: Heavy and bulky; mediocre touchpad; poor display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/27/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB 80YW0009RK

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB 80YW0009RKNotebook: Lenovo Legion Y920-17IKB 80YW0009RK
Processor: Intel Core i7 7700HQ
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Legion Y920-17Ikb – Гроза На Игровом Фронте
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; good ergonomy; backlit keys; excellent display; good speakers. Negative: Heavy; low autonomy; high price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/09/2017

 

Lenovo Legion Y920-80YW001DGE

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Y920-80YW001DGENotebook: Lenovo Legion Y920-80YW001DGE
Processor: Intel Core i7 7820HK
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
Display: 17.3 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 4.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Legion Y920 – test wydajnego 17-calowego laptopa dla graczy
Source: PC Lab.pl Turkish PL→EN
Positive: Solid workmanship; nice ergonomy; good speakers. Negative: Thick frames; low performance; high price; short battery life; heavy and bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2018

 

Comment

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.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop): Pascal based high-end mobile graphics card based on a cut down GP104 (like the GTX 1080) and GDDR5 graphics memory. Successor to the GTX 980M with a 10 Watts higher TDP. Similar to the desktop GTX 1070 performance wise, but with more shaders and lower clock speeds.» 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.  

7820HK: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture running at 2.9 - 3.9 GHz. It is the second fastest model of the consumer H-series in the beginning of 2017. The chip also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU clocked at 350 - 1100 MHz and is manufactured in a 14 nm process (improved compared to Skylake). Compared to the Core i7-7820HQ, the 7820HK lacks business features like vPro or TXT support.7700HQ: Quad-core notebook processor based on the Kaby Lake architecture. Besides four CPU cores (including Hyper Threading), the chips also integrates the HD Graphics 630 GPU and is manufactured in an improved 14 nm process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

4.4 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.

4.6 kg:


82.01%: 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.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-08-14 (Update: 2017-08-14)