Lenovo Legion Y540 17 (17IRH) 17.3″ Gaming Laptop

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The Lenovo Legion Y540 17 (17IRH) is a gaming-oriented 17.3-inch laptop. As the main component for gaming, the Legion Y540 17 17IRH features an Nvidia GeForce video card – the lower-mid-range GeForce GTX 1650 4GB, mid-range GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, or the upper-mid-tier RTX 2060 6GB. They power the 17.3″ screen with Full HD resolution and IPS wide viewing angles. Optionally, customers can choose a high refresh rate of 144 Hz for smoother gaming and videos.

The main computing platform of the Legion Y540 17 is based on the 9th Gen Intel Core i5-9300H quad-core or Core i7-9750H six-core processor. These are among the fastest ones on the market at the time of this writing. You can pair them with up to 32 Gigabytes of memory and various hard disk drive and solid state drive data storage devices, including HDD / SSD combinations.

The laptop comes with a 52.5 WHr or slightly larger 57 WHr battery. Lenovo says the battery life on the Y540 17 can last “up to 5 hours”.

On the Lenovo Store, you can get different Legion Y540 17 configurations. Here are some configurations and their prices (as of 10/23/2019):

  • Build Your Own (Basic): Intel i5-9300H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 60 Hz display, 52.5 WHr battery, $939.99
  • 81T30002US: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1650 4GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 60 Hz display, 52.5 WHr battery, $999.99
  • 81Q40007US: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 60 Hz display, 57 WHr battery, $1,129.99
  • 81Q40008US: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD + 256GB SSD, 144 Hz display, 57 WHr battery, $1,229.99

Besides the 17.3″ Y540 17, Lenovo also offers a smaller version of the same laptop. It’s the 15.6-inch Y540 15. Or, you can take a look at a more advanced gaming-class 17.3-incher – the Legion Y740 17.

Specifications of the Lenovo Legion Y540 17 (17IRH)

Here's the specs sheet of the Lenovo Legion Y540 17 (17IRH). For comparison against other laptops, use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard non-convertible laptop

Gaming laptop
Screen size 17.3-inch
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) 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)

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-facing web camera

HD 720p (standard laptop webcam resolution)
Wi-Fi wireless 802.11AC
Ethernet network port Yes
Bluetooth Yes
USB ports 1 x USB-C (compact type of USB port)

3 x USB 3.1
Video ports 1 x HDMI

1 x mini DisplayPort
Media card reader None
Battery 57 WHr capacity

52.5 WHr capacity
Weight 6.2 pounds
Height 1"
Width 15.7"
Depth 11.7"
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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  1. Upgrade to win10 pro

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    I have win 10 home

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