The Legion series is very popular among the gamers because of models like Y740, Y540, and Y7000. Unfortunately, Lenovo was lacking performance ultrabooks (like MSI GS65 Stealth Thin) in its portfolio. That’s why the new Legion 740S is their first light, thin, and portable performance device. But there’s a catch! It doesn’t have a dedicated GPU. It supports external BoostStation eGPUs so you have to buy one of these too if you want to play (heavier than Minecraft) games on your “gaming laptop”.
Let’s check out the new specs compared to the gaming version of Y740.
You can check the prices and configurations of the Legion Y740s devices in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-legion-y740s/
You can check the prices and configurations of the Legion Y740 devices in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-legion-y740-15/
Design: Ultra-thin and light body – 14.9 mm, 1.9 kg
The all-new Legion Y740s is a thinner and lighter version of the regular Y740 (15″). Its visual appearance is a mix of the designs of Y740 and Y7000. It definitely looks good – thin profile, thin bezels, and a metal lid. The overall weight is 1.9kg and the profile – 14.9mm (Y740 is much “fatter” – 2.25kg and 22.5mm profile).
Hardware: Comet Lake-H CPUs, Vapor Chamber cooling, NO dedicated GPU
10th gen Comet Lake-H CPU is the “heart” of the new thin Lenovo ultrabooks – those are unreleased processors and we don’t have exact specs for them. The max RAM capacity is 32 GB. The cooling solution is a “Vapor Chamber” with four fans (looking forward to put it to the Test). The battery capacity is a bit bigger than the one in Y740 – 60Wh (Y740 sports a 57Wh battery).
The most important thing though is the absence of dedicated GPU – Y740s supports BoostStation eGPU enclosure through Thunderbolt 3 – that’s an external eGPU alternative solution. Note that the laptop will be available with iGPU only and if you want more GPU power you have to buy an eGPU.
Connectivity: 802.11ax Wi-Fi and Thunderbolt 3
Wi-Fi 802.11ax is available as well as two USB Type-C with Thunderbolt 3 support (the Y740 has only one USB Type-C port with TB3), two 3.1 (USB-A), audio jack, Kensington Lock, and even an SD card reader (the Y740 don’t have one). There is an integrated fingerprint reader too.
Keyboard: anti-ghosting, a new coating
It seems that the Y740s keyboard lacks RGB illumination and macro keys (the NumPad is still here). The new keyboard has shorter strokes, anti-ghosting, and a new coating.
Display: 4K panel, no 144Hz variant
Three display options are available. The 1080p option has just 72% sRGB coverage and if we have to be honest that doesn’t sound good but we have to check it after the official release. The 4K panel sounds much better, at least on paper – Dolby Vision HDR support and 600-nit maximum brightness. All displays have 60Hz refresh rate and matte coating. Sadly, there are no 144Hz panels yet (the Y740 has a 144Hz G-Sync display option).
|Lenovo Legion Y740s||Lenovo Legion Y740|
|Display||15.6″, 4K, IPS||15.6″, Full HD, IPS, 144Hz|
|GPU||UHD 630||RTX 2080 Max-Q, RTX 2070 Max-Q|
|CPU||i9-9880H, i7-9750H, i5-9300H||i7-9750H, i7-8750H i5-8300H|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 2666MHz||16GB DDR4 2400MHz|
|Storage||M.2 SSD||M.2 SSD|
Prices and Configurations
Lenovo Legion Y740s configurations:
Lenovo Legion Y740 configurations: