• CPU: Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)

Lenovo Legion Y520 - Specs

CPU Performance #35
  • Intel Core i5-6440HQ 1.3%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U 1.4%
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Intel Core i5-6300HQ 4.4%
  • Intel Core i7-2635QM 11.6%
GPU Performance #22
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5000M (8GB GDDR5) 2.9%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M5500 (8GB GDDR5) 3%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M (3GB GDDR5) 0.4%
  • NVIDIA Quadro M4000M (4GB GDDR5) 0.6%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
LG LP156WF6-SPK3
Color accuracy 4.1 -> 4.0
HDD/SSD
256GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
RAM
8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
45Wh, Li-Po, 3-cell
Body material
Polycarbonate, ABS Plastic
Dimensions
380 x 265 x 26 mm (14.96" x 10.43" x 1.02")
Weight
2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • USB
  • 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
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2 x 2W, Harman
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

DISPLAY: 15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, IPS

Name LG LP156WF6-SPK3
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Brightness 268 cd/m2
sRGB 52%
PWM frequency 20700 Hz
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)
Contrast 670:1
dE Color Checker 4.1 4.0
PWM Rating 5.2: (undesirable)
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Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body.

Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Office Work and Web Design

The second profile type is Office Work and Web Design. Business tasks are various, most often related to a set of office-targeted applications. Sometimes, working outside is necessary. In such cases color accuracy is paramount, but so is image clarity, brightness, contrast etc. A piece of text must be legible, graphics and histograms must be clear. All of this is precisely what this profile is for. If you’re doing office work, web design, or simply value color accuracy when browsing the Internet, this is the profile to use!

It’s important to note that not all displays are suited for Web design – our profiles can not compensate for insufficient sRGB coverage (most TN panels have this problem), so you you might want to check our detailed color tests in the respective product reviews we’ve done if you want to use the machine for professional work.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Gaming and Movie Nights

Gaming is among the main driving forces for the fast clip of hardware development. Gamers are well-aware of the fact that a poor image can ruin the entire experience.

The same goes for watching movies. Imagine sitting down for a nice movie after a long day, and barely making out what’s on the screen. The ‘Gaming and movie night’ profile can make a huge difference. We strongly recommend you use it, since it’s gamma curve is specifically tuned to reveal details in the dark sections of the image.

Here’s what this amounts to:

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

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Office work and web design

Office work / Web design

If your field is office work or web design, or you just want your monitor's color set to be as accurate as possible for the Internet color space, this profile will prove to be useful.

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Gaming or movie nights

Gaming or Movie nights

We developed this profile especially for occasions on which you spend a lot of time in front of your monitor with some games or watching movies – it will be easier for you to discern fine nuances in the dark.

$4.97
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Health protection

Health-Guard

This profile reduces the negative impact of pulsation and the blue spectrum, securing your eyes and body. You still get a pitch-perfect color image, albeit slightly warmer.

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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[...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • 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 i5-7300HQ

$1745.14+88%
price
5.94+2.1%
performance
$897.23-4%
5.95+2.2%
Results are from the Cinebench 11 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1745.14+88%
price
515-0.2%
performance
$897.23-4%
531+2.9%
Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1745.14+88%
price
performance
$897.23-4%
878+66.6%
Results are from the NovaBench 3.0 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
$1745.14+88%
price
performance
$897.23-4%
10.70-17.7%
$1985.11+113%
14.51+11.6%
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

$3349.96+260%
price
63925-24.3%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Cloud Gate (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96+260%
price
9164+14.8%
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96+260%
price
performance
Results are for the 3DMark: Sky Diver (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
$3349.96+260%
price
performance
Results are for the Unigine Heaven 3.0 benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Gameplay recordings with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)

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