Lenovo Legion Y530 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

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The Lenovo Legion Y530 (Y530-15ICH) is a powerful 15.6-inch notebook aimed at gaming. Although it doesn’t feature top-of-the-line video card options, the available Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB and GTX 1050 Ti 4GB can provide very smooth gameplays in many games on the notebook’s native 1080p display resolution. The screen also features IPS wide viewing angles and thin bezels. It’s accompanied by a backlit keyboard. Besides the GeForce video cards, the Legion Y530 packs fast 8th Generation Intel Core i5-8300H quad-core or i7-8750H six core processor, up to 16GB of RAM, hard drive or solid state drive data storage or both SSD and HDD, and a 52.5 WHr battery. The battery life is up to 5 hours, according to Lenovo.

Here are some examples of available Legion Y530 / Y530-15ICH configurations and their prices on Lenovo.com as of 07/16/2018:

  • Build Your Own (Basic): Intel i5-8300H CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, $749.99
  • 81FV0013US: Intel i5-8300H CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1050 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, $849.99
  • 81FV0015US: Intel i5-8300H CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, $899.99
  • 81FV0014US: Intel i7-8750H CPU, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 128GB SSD, $1,099.99

It’s interesting that the Lenovo Legion Y530 has most of the ports on the rear of the chassis, as opposed to usual side locations. Also, the webcam is on the lower display bezel, which can be an awkward angle for video chats.

Specifications

Here are the specs of the Lenovo Legion Y530 (Y530-15ICH) with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

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Laptop Type

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.



The gaming-class laptop features a fast processor and a powerful video card needed for playing hardware demanding games.
Screen Size

This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution

Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
Touchscreen

This laptop doesn't support touchscreen input.
Other Display Specs

Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.



Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-8300H 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)

Intel Core i7-8750H 8th Gen (decent for heavier tasks, besides enabling effortless daily computing)
Graphics (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB GDDR5 dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)
System Memory (RAM) Size

The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.



16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
Data Storage

256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.



1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.



This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.



This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.



2TB is a huge storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.



This is a huge capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.



This is a huge capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
DVD Optical Drive

Keyboard & Input

The keyboard has backlit keys and a separate numeric pad on the right side of the keyboard.



The touchpad features physical left and right click buttons, as opposed to click buttons integrated into the touchpad surface.
Speakers & Audio Stereo speakers

As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.

Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
Camera Front-facing web camera

Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
Wi-Fi Wireless 802.11AC

The 802.11AC is the previous-generation wireless networking standard. It's also known as Wi-Fi 5. 802.11AC is succeeded by 802.11AX Wi-Fi 6 with data transfer speed and multi-device connectivity improvements.
Ethernet Network Port Yes

This laptop has an Ethernet LAN port for wired internet and networking connectivity.
Bluetooth Yes

This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to connect the computer to Bluetooth mice and other Bluetooth peripherals, smartphones, and other Bluetooth-equipped devices.
USB Ports 1 x USB-C

A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.

3 x USB 3.1

Three full-size USB Type A ports.
Video Output Ports 1 x DisplayPort

DisplayPort is a digital video output port. It is not as widely used as HDMI.

1 x HDMI

HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Media Card Reader None

The laptop has no SD card slots. For reading from and writing to SD and microSD memory cards, you'll have to use a separately sold memory card reader via a USB cable.
Battery 3-cell 52.5 WHr
Weight 5.1 pounds
Height 1"
Width 14.3"
Depth 10.2"
Windows Version

Windows 10 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition. Windows 10 Home users are eligible for a free upgrade to the latest Windows 11 Home.



Windows 10 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows Home. Windows 10 Pro upgradeable to the latest Windows 11 Pro for free.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

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  1. Question

    Sriram

    Can I upgrade lenovo legion y530 15ich i7, with 1TB of M.2 NVMe ssd ..?

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