Lenovo Legion Y740 Review
The Lenovo Y740 is an all-rounder gaming laptop. With the new generation RTX 2070 MaxQ GPU along with Intel i7-8750H processor and having good RAM, SSD, and a display with 144Hz refresh rate, this Lenovo Legion Y740 gaming laptop could deliver well.
CPU and Performance
In this Lenovo Legion Y740 laptop, you are getting Intel’s one of the efficient and fastest CPU Intel 8750H. The 8th Generation Intel Core i7–8750H is one of the most powerful processors for laptops. It’s aimed at high-performance and gaming notebook PCs. The Core i7-8750H features six cores with two threads per core, clock speeds of up to 4.1 GHz, and 9MB of cache.
This laptop comes along with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 MaxQ which is a next-generation GPU. The G-Sync feature can give you a great experience. Another variant of the laptop comes with a lower version GPU like RTX 2060.
Along with the graphics with this laptop, you will be able to do your daily business and professional activities with ease. As it is packed with 16 GB DDR4 ram. It also has 256 GB SSD and 1 GB HHD which allows it to perform even faster.
For the higher-end version of the Lenovo Legion Y740, it has a 17-inch-wide angle VA display, with a resolution of 1920X1080, along with a 144 Hz refresh rate.
On the other hand, the base model of this laptop comes with a 15.6-inch display.
The Lenovo Legion Y740 did not work so well in the battery life category. After uninterrupted web surfing via Wi-Fi at 150 net brightness, the Legion Y740 survived only 2 hours 16 minutes, which is about half of the mainstream gaming average. You can chalk it up to the power-soaked RTX GPU but the Razor Blade 15 lasted 5:02 with the same chip. The razor blade 15 even surpassed the less-powerful Zephyrus S.
Keyboard and touchpad
The Lenovo Legion Y740’s keyboard is pleasant, though a little stiff. There’s full RGB backlighting as well, provided by Corsair’s ICUE software.
There’s also a row of utility keys down the left-hand side. Two of them are labeled as macro keys, two control the keyboard brightness, one’s set to record game footage, and the last half-sized key launches Lenovo’s Vantage settings software. The trackpad is a relief, with physical buttons for left- and right-click.
There’s about an inch of plastic jutting out of the rear of the laptop, which makes it more difficult to use the Lenovo Legion Y740 in cramped conditions. That’s doubly true in this case because Lenovo’s opted to place nearly all the ports rear-facing. The left side of the laptop has a 3.5mm jack and a single USB-C port, the right side has a single USB input. Two more USB ports with power, Ethernet, HDMI-out, and mini display port.
Design and Build Quality
It is a sleeve with a flat-gray id. The only external indication of a gaming machine is that the lights illuminate the Lenovo Legion logo and the ‘Y’ shaped back on the rear vents. Flashing vents may strike some people as silly, but the default clear, blue light is less aggressive than the red-black color scheme you find on most gaming laptops. It is great and portable, measuring 14.2 x 10.5 x 0.88 inches and weighing almost 5 pounds accurately.
The 15-inch Lenovo Y740 boasts the kind of power you’d expect from a machine with RTX graphics and features a comfortable keyboard and a decently colorful 144Hz display.
But it doesn’t do enough to stand out. After all, its battery life and bottom-bezel are working in contrast to the webcam. But overall, the Lenovo Legion Y740 is a mainstream gaming laptop, especially for the price.
Lenovo Legion Y740
The 15-inch Lenovo Y740 boasts the kind of power you'd expect from a machine with RTX graphics and features a comfortable keyboard and a decently colorful 144Hz display.
- Great minimal design
- 144 Hz display
- Snappy keypad and touchpad
- GPU under perform
- Battery life is not great
- Some ports are in the rear