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 non-convertible laptop

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)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-9750H 9th Gen (powerful CPU designed for heavy tasks)
Graphics (GPU) 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)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming, power efficient version of RTX 2070)
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)
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
Other features Nvidia G-Sync technology

Thunderbolt 3.0 peripheral connectivity technology
Battery 57 WHr capacity
Weight 4.9 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 14.2"
Depth 10.5"
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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