• 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)

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

Lenovo Legion Y520 - Specs

CPU Performance #28
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 31.6%
GPU Performance #72
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5) 2.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) 4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q (4GB GDDR5) 1.2%
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL (Vega 870, 4GB HBM2) 1.5%
  • NVIDIA Quadro P2000 (Laptop, 4GB GDDR5) 2.5%
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
  • 1x USB Type-A 2.0
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), 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
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2 x 2W, Harman
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

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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)
Buy Our Profiles Here

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.

$4.98
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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

CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-7300HQ

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from the Fritz chess benchmark (the higher the score, the better)
Results are from our Photoshop benchmark test (the lower the score, the better)

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

Some games you can play on this laptop

Apex Legends
MIN
MED
MAX
 
Bench
87
fps
67
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
LOW
MED
Bench
79
fps
33
fps
26
fps
18
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
LOW
 
 
Bench
117
fps
101
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
145
fps
77
fps
40
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
LOW
MED
Bench
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
8
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Minecraft
MIN
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
LOW
MED
 
Bench
53
fps
42
fps
38
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
LOW
MED
 
Bench
65
fps
60
fps
47
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
LOW
MED
MAX
 
Bench
210
fps
195
fps
174
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
LOW
MED
Bench
90
fps
67
fps
55
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
MIN
MED
 
Bench
422
fps
138
fps
66
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
MED
MAX
 
Bench
230
fps
221
fps
213
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
LOW
MED
Bench
57
fps
49
fps
41
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
LOW
MED
Bench
77
fps
48
fps
28
fps
21
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
LOW
 
Bench
55
fps
24
fps
11
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
LOW
MAX
Bench
151
fps
122
fps
109
fps
89
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
LOW
MED
Bench
77
fps
56
fps
47
fps
32
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
188
fps
112
fps
69
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
LOW
 
Bench
65
fps
50
fps
44
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
83
fps
63
fps
58
fps
50
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
71
fps
40
fps
37
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
75
fps
64
fps
55
fps
46
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
72
fps
49
fps
31
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
LOW
MED
 
Bench
237
fps
254
fps
57
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
LOW
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
LOW
MAX
 
 
Bench
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
LOW
 
Bench
61
fps
49
fps
44
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
LOW
MED
 
Bench
96
fps
84
fps
82
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
144
fps
99
fps
90
fps
80
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
48
fps
45
fps
39
fps
24
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
LOW
MED
Bench
82
fps
52
fps
44
fps
34
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
102
fps
65
fps
31
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
 
Bench
154
fps
134
fps
115
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
MED
 
Bench
65
fps
60
fps
46
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
LOW
MED
Bench
121
fps
74
fps
63
fps
58
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
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Tomas
Tomas
3 years ago

bought office work / web design profile and its not working on my Y520