Lenovo Legion Y740 17 17.3″ Gaming Laptop

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The Lenovo Legion Y740 17 is a gaming laptop with a large 17.3-inch screen. The display offers a high refresh rate of 144 Hz for smoother gaming, besides the standard Full HD resolution and IPS wide viewing angles. The screen is powered by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, GeForce RTX 2060 6GB, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 8GB, or GeForce RTX 2080 8GB video card. The costlier GeForce RTX options are recommended if you want the best performance and ray-tracing technology for more realistic effects in games. For general computing, the Lenovo Legion Y740 17 uses the 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H six-core processor, which is among the fastest ones. The laptop comes with generous system memory options with up to 32-Gigabyte capacity, hard disk drive or a faster solid state drive data storage with up to 1-Terabyte capacity, or HDD + SSD combination.
The Y740 17 includes a capacious 76 WHr battery, which is good for “up to 6 hours” of power autonomy, according to Lenovo.

You can check out various Y740 17 configurations or make your own configuration on the official Lenovo Store.

Lenovo also offers a smaller 15.6-inch version of the same laptop – the Y740 15. Furthermore, there’s a cheaper 17.3-inch gaming notebook model by Lenovo – the Y540 17.

Usual starting price: around 1,450 USD* as of October 29, 2019.

Specifications of the Lenovo Legion Y740 17

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Brand Lenovo
Laptop type Standard laptop (non-convertible)

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)
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)

Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q 8GB dedicated video card (for smooth hard-core gaming, power efficient version of RTX 2080)
System memory (RAM) size 8GB (comfortable multi-tasking)

12GB (very comfortable multi-tasking)

16GB (for heavy multi-tasking)

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

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)
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
Other features Nvidia G-Sync technology

Thunderbolt 3.0 technology
Battery 4-cell 76 WHr
Weight 6.4 pounds
Height 0.9"
Width 16.2"
Depth 12"
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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Written by Dan on October 29, 2019

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