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

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo Legion Y540 15. For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard laptop (non-convertible)

Gaming laptop
Screen size 15.6-inch (most popular laptop screen size)
Screen resolution 1920x1080 pixels Full HD (very good sharpness)
Touchscreen No
Other display specs IPS display tech (wide viewing angles)

Anti-glare coating

High refresh rate of 144 Hz (very smooth on-screen action) (optional)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-9300H 9th Gen (powerful CPU designed for heavy tasks)

Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen (powerful CPU designed for heavy tasks)
Graphics (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB dedicated video card (able to run all games, but may not be smooth on high detail settings in heavy games)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming)
System memory (RAM) size 8GB (for comfortable multi-tasking)

12GB (for very comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)

32GB (for ultimate multi-tasking and pro use)
Data storage 1000GB (1TB) HDD (excellent capacity, but slow type of storage)

1000GB (1TB) SSD (excellent capacity)

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD (excellent capacity; slow but with decently large fast SSD portion)

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB SSD (excellent capacity; slow but with very large SSD portion)

1000GB (1TB) HDD + 1000GB (1TB) SSD (combined slow and fast storage with huge capacity)

2000GB (2TB) HDD (huge capacity, but slow type of storage)

2000GB (2TB) HDD + 256GB SSD (huge capacity; slow but with decently sized fast SSD portion)
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 (standard laptop webcam resolution)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 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 (standard Windows version)

Windows 10 Pro (Windows with added business-oriented features)
Warranty 1-year
Year of release 2019

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Published on October 29, 2019

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