Lenovo Legion Y540 15 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

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The Lenovo Legion Y540 15 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with mid-range video card options.

The screen features the standard Full HD resolution, IPS wide viewing angles, and a high 144 Hz refresh rate option for more fluid movements on the screen. The display and game rendering are managed by the Nvidia GeForce video card options – the lower-mid-range GeForce GTX 1650 4GB and GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, or the upper-mid-range RTX 2060 6GB which additionally provides ray-tracing technology for advanced visual effects.

For main computing, the Lenovo Legion Y540 uses the 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H or Core i7-9750H processor, with four and six computing cores, respectively. The notebook ships with up to 32 Gigabytes of system memory. Data storage relies on either hard drives with 1-Terabyte or 2-Terabyte capacity or on faster solid state drives with up to 1TB capacity. Furthermore, available are combined HDD + SSD configurations for a good balance of storage space, speed, and price.

The Lenovo Legion Y540 15 comes with a 57 WHr battery. It enables a battery life of “up to 5 hours”, according to Lenovo.

On the official Lenovo Store, there are multiple Legion Y540 15 configurations on offer. Here are some examples with their prices (as of 10/29/2019):

  • Build Your Own (Basic): Intel i5-9300H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD, 60 Hz display, $939.99
  • 81SY00AVUS: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 60 Hz display, $929.99
  • 81SX000KUS: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 60 Hz display, $1,099.99
  • 81SX000LUS: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 144 Hz display, $1,199.99
  • 81SX000MUS: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 512GB SSD, 144 Hz display, $1,249.99

If you are interested in a larger 17.3-inch version of the laptop, take a look at the Y540 17. Lenovo also offers a similar but higher-end and pricier 15.6-inch gaming laptop model. It’s the Legion Y740 15.

Specifications of the Lenovo Legion Y540 15

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Brand

Lenovo

Laptop Type

Standard laptop
Gaming laptop

Screen Size

15.6-inch

Screen Resolution

1920×1080 pixels (Full HD)

Touchscreen

No

Other Display Specs

IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)
Anti-glare coating
High refresh rate of 144 Hz (optional)

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i5-9300H 9th Gen quad-core 2.4-4.1GHz 8MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 65)
Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen six-core 2.6-4.5GHz 12MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 75)

Graphics (GPU)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 47)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 76)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 80)

System Memory (RAM)

8GB
12GB
16GB
32GB

Storage

1000GB (1TB) HDD
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 1000GB (1TB) SSD
2000GB (2TB) HDD
2000GB (2TB) HDD + 256GB SSD

DVD Optical Drive

None

Keyboard, Input

Backlit keyboard with numeric pad
Multi-touch trackpad with physical buttons

Speakers and Audio

Stereo speakers
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack

Camera

Front
HD 720p

Wi-Fi

802.11AC

Ethernet LAN

Yes

Bluetooth

Yes

USB

1 x USB-C
3 x USB 3.1

Video Ports

1 x HDMI
1 x mini DisplayPort

Media Card Reader

No

Battery

57 WHr

Weight

5.1 pounds

Height

1"

Width

14.4"

Depth

10.2"

Windows Version

Windows 10 Home
Windows 10 Pro

Warranty

1-Year

Year of Release

2019

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Written by Dan Z on October 29, 2019

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