Lenovo Legion Y740 15 15.6″ Gaming Laptop

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The Lenovo Legion Y740 15 is a 15.6-inch gaming laptop with mid and upper mid range video card options. The screen features the standard Full HD resolution, IPS wide viewing angles, and a high 144 Hz refresh rate for smoother movements on the screen. But for gaming smoothness, the video card plays the main role. Lenovo offers the Legion Y740 15 with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB as the cheapest option. The RTX series 2060 6GB and 2070 Max-Q 8GB provide ray-tracing technology for advanced visual effects alongside better overall game rendering performance. The main processor in the Lenovo Legion Y740 15 is the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H with six computing cores. It is one of the fastest laptop processors on the current market. The notebook ships with up to 32 Gigabytes of system memory. Data storage is handled by a hard drive or a faster solid state drive with up to 1-Terabyte capacity, or combination of both storage types.
The Lenovo’s Y740 15 includes a 57 WHr battery. Lenovo estimates the battery life can last “up to 5 hours”.

Lenovo Store offers multiple Legion Y740 15 configurations, as well as a configurable “Build Your Own”. Here are some examples with their prices (as of 10/29/2019):

  • Build Your Own (Basic): Intel Core i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GPU, 8GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, $1,259.99
  • 81UF0000US: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, 60 Hz display, $929.99
  • 81UH0000US: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia RTX 2060 6GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, $1,099.99
  • 81UH0001US: Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB GPU, 16GB RAM, 1TB HDD + 256GB SSD, $1,439.99

If you are interested in a larger 17.3-inch version of the laptop, take a look at the Legion Y740 17. Also, there’s a similar but cheaper 15.6″ model called Legion Y540 15.

Specifications of the Lenovo Legion Y740 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

Processor (CPU)

Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen six-core 2.6-4.5GHz 12MB cache (User Benchmark CPU score: 75)

Graphics (GPU)

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)
Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB dedicated video card (User Benchmark GPU score: 97)

System Memory (RAM)

8GB
12GB
16GB
32GB

Storage

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

Other Features

Nvidia G-Sync technology
Thunderbolt 3.0 technology

Battery

57 WHr

Weight

4.9 pounds

Height

0.9"

Width

14.2"

Depth

10.5"

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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