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 laptop
Gaming laptop

Screen Size

17.3-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) HDD + 256GB SSD
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB 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

52.5 WHr
57 WHr

Weight

6.2 pounds

Height

1"

Width

15.7"

Depth

11.7"

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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