• 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 #17
  • Intel Core i7-7820HQ 0.3%
  • Intel Core i7-8705G 2.3%
  • Intel Core i7-7700HQ
  • Intel Core i5-7300HQ 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8565U 0.4%
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

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)

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