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.