• CPU: Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • GPU: Lenovo Legion Y520
  • Storage: 128GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)

Lenovo Legion Y520 - Specs

CPU Performance #8
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.5%
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 2.7%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Intel Core i7-6920HQ 1.1%
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
Windows 10 Home
45Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Polycarbonate, ABS Plastic
380 x 265 x 26 mm (14.96" x 10.43" x 1.02")
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 1.4
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2 x 2W, Harman
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot


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Lenovo Legion Y520 in-depth review

Lenovo's Y gaming series have gone a long way since the first notebook release and from now on, the OEM is branding its mid-range gaming laptops "Legion". In this review, we will investigate how the 15-inch version has matured in terms of design, build quality, cooling system, performance, etc. But for the first time ever, the 15-inch version will sell for a significantly lower price than before and more importantly, the Legion Y520 offers an IPS panel opposed to Dell's and Acer's similar[...]

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  • Impeccable build quality and refreshing aesthetics
  • Lighter than its predecessor
  • Excellent keyboard and touchpad experience
  • Despite its drawbacks, the IPS screen provides good image quality
  • Supports M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs
  • The main exhaust vents now provide better airflow resulting in less heat on the surface


  • The screen uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (the Health-Guard profile fixes that)
  • The cooling design hasn't changed so the CPU still throttles during high load

CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-7700HQ

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