Lenovo Legion Y520 is a great laptop for $849

Legion Y520

Lenovo’s latest entry level gaming laptop the Legion Y520 which is previously priced at $920 is now available at just $849. The base model will get you a 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor, GTX 1050 Ti, 8.0GB DDR4 memory and 15.6″ FHD IPS LED Backlight display. The detailed model classification is available below,



$849 $1,179.99 $1,249.99
Processor

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor (2.50GHz 6MB)

Operating System

Windows 10 Home 64

Display Type

15.6″ FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight (1920×1080) with integrated camera

Memory

8.0GB DDR4 2400 MHz

Hard Drive

1TB 5400RPM

Optical Drive

No Optical Disc Drive

Warranty

One year

Graphics

NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

Battery

3 Cell 45 Watt Hour Li-Polymer

Keyboard

Red Backlit English Keyboard

Pointing Device

ClickPad

Wireless

Lenovo AC Wireless

 

Processor

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor (2.80GHz 6MB)

Operating System

Windows 10 Home 64

Display Type

15.6″ FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight (1920×1080) with integrated camera

Memory

16.0GB DDR4 2400 MHz

Hard Drive

1TB 5400RPM + 128GB PCIe SSD

Optical Drive

No Optical Disc Drive

Warranty

One year

Graphics

NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

Battery

3 Cell 45 Watt Hour Li-Polymer

Keyboard

Red Backlit English Keyboard

Pointing Device

ClickPad

Wireless

Lenovo AC Wireless

Processor

7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-7700HQ Processor (2.80GHz 6MB)

Operating System

Windows 10 Home 64

Display Type

15.6″ FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight (1920×1080) with integrated camera

Memory

16.0GB DDR4 2400 MHz

Hard Drive

2TB 5400RPM + 256GB PCIe SSD

Optical Drive

No Optical Disc Drive

Warranty

One year

Graphics

NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti 4GB

Battery

3 Cell 45 Watt Hour Li-Polymer

Keyboard

Red Backlit English Keyboard

Pointing Device

ClickPad

Wireless

Lenovo AC Wireless

Unlike most gaming laptops, the Legion Y520’s body follows the matte black corporate look. You can’t tell it’s a gaming laptop until you open the display lid. Once the keyboard is exposed the laptop screams that it’s a gamer’s edition. Everything inside is bright red. The copper plated vent fins add the unique look to laptop’s design.

With all compact size gaming machines, thermals can quickly become an issue and same goes with the Y520. It faces thermal throttling issues if you push the device to its limit for a long time. Luckily Lenovo has provided the ‘Extreme Cooling’ mode in the software to increase the fan speeds. Surface temperature is not an issue, even on high loads it is very comfortable to use.

Lenovo has to compromise the battery to keep the prices under budget. Every model features a small 3 Cell 45 Watt Hour Li-Polymer battery which will last for an hour at constant gameplay.

The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a great laptop for someone who is looking for a compact gaming machine/workstation. It is capable of running major current generation titles at 60fps on High settings. The 15.6″ FHD IPS AntiGlare LED Backlight display panel is a good choice if you are into video editing or other creative work.

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