• CPU: Intel Core i5-9300H
  • GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 256GB SSD + 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
  • 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 #14
  • Intel Core i7-10710U 4991.9%
  • Intel Core i7-9850H 12.9%
  • Intel Core i5-9300H
  • Intel Core i7-6820HK (@ 4 GHz) 0.4%
  • Intel Core i7-8565U 1.2%
GPU Performance #13
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) 2.8%
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q 5.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)
  • NVIDIA Quadro RTX 3000 (6GB GDDR6) 1.4%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (8GB GDDR5) 2.8%
Display
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
HDD/SSD
256GB M.2 NVMe SSD + 1TB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
16GB DDR4, 2666 MHz
OS
Windows 10 S
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 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • HDMI
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm audio jack
Features
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit 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)

 

Lenovo Legion Y540 15 in-depth review

Lenovo is king when it comes to mid-range gaming laptops. It's been like that for a couple of years now, and last year they introduced a new design, that put the gaming Legion series undercover. Interestingly, Lenovo has decided to keep the apparently successful design for the Legion Y540. However, now, it pairs it with a significantly more powerful graphics cards - the RTX 2060 or the GTX 1660 Ti (pretty much the same GPU with the RTX 2060 featuring ray-tracing units, that are not found on [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-9300H

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
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GPU Performance: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop)

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

Some games you can play on this laptop

Rise of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
144+ fps
125 fps
66 fps
44 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry 5
quality
average
101 fps
94 fps
88 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
quality
average
144+ fps
127 fps
72 fps
47 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
quality
average
86 fps
81 fps
72 fps
47 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 19
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
144+ 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)
Fortnite
quality
average
144+ fps
144+ fps
111 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
quality
average
117 fps
84 fps
79 fps
50 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

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