• CPU: Intel Core i7-9750H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 512GB SSD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)

Pros

  • Adequate price
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, big arrows, and a backlight
  • Wide and accurate color coverage (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust brightness (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Blazingly fast 144Hz screen option (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Capable cooling solution
  • Low-key design

Cons

  • Poor battery life for the 144Hz screen version (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Lacks SD card slot

Lenovo Legion Y540 15 - Specs

CPU Performance #27
  • Intel Core i9-8950HK 0.8%
  • Intel Core i7-10750H 0.6%
  • Intel Core i7-9750H
  • Intel Core i7-8750H 6.4%
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 13%
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 16.2%
GPU Performance #36
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (3GB GDDR5) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q (6GB GDDR5) 4.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA Quadro T2000 (4GB GDDR5) 3.1%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q 4.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (4GB GDDR5) 4%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SSD
512GB SSD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
8GB DDR4
OS
Windows 10 Home
Battery
45Wh, 3-cell
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Dimensions
365 x 260 x 25.9 mm (14.37" x 10.24" x 1.02")
Weight
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm audio jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard White Backlight Keyboard
  • Microphone Digital-array microphones
  • Speakers Harman speakers (2x 2W)
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

 

 

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DISPLAY: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS

Name 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
Diagonal 15.6"
Pixel density 141.21 ppi
Panel Type IPS
Resolution 1920 x 1080
Becomes "Retina" from 24 inches (62 cm)

 

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i7-9750H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
120 fps
80 fps
41 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
95 fps
60 fps
56 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
94 fps
50 fps
31 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
60 fps
55 fps
48 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
138 fps
128 fps
121 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
140 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
96 fps
52 fps
48 fps
32 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
quality
average
144+ fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
140 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
quality
average
144+ fps
-
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
-
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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