• CPU: Intel Core i5-8250U
  • GPU: AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (4GB GDDR5)
  • Display: 15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
  • Storage: 1000GB HDD
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4
  • Weight: 3.20 kg (7.1 lbs)


  • All-aluminum, thin and robust chassis
  • Good gaming-centric keyboard and nice touchpad
  • A broad range of connectivity options including USB-C with Thunderbolt 3 support
  • Good cooling system
  • Support for Wireless Xbox controller
  • Excellent sound quality featuring Dolby Atmos certification and a subwoofer


  • Subpar display quality with low contrast, narrow sRGB coverage and not enough maximum brightness
  • The panel uses PWM from 0 to 99% brightness (our Health-Guard profile eliminates this issue)
  • A bit heavy for a 15-incher
  • No G-Sync support on the built-in display

Lenovo Legion Y720 - Specs

CPU Performance #41
  • Intel Xeon E3-1505M v5 0.4%
  • Intel Core i5-1035G4 0.4%
  • Intel Core i5-8250U
  • Intel Core i5-1035G7 0.2%
  • Intel Core i7-8665U 0.6%
GPU Performance #64
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 870M (3GB GDDR5) 0.3%
  • AMD Radeon RX 460M (4GB GDDR5) 1.5%
  • AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (4GB GDDR5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (4GB GDDR5) 0.2%
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M (2GB GDDR5) 0.2%
15.6”, Full HD (1920 x 1080), IPS
panel 1
Color accuracy 4.1 -> 4.0
1TB HDD, 5400 rpm
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe (M key)
Windows 10 Home
Body material
380 x 277 x 29 mm (14.96" x 10.91" x 1.14")
3.20 kg (7.1 lbs)
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2), Thunderbolt 3, DisplayPort, HDMI
  • HDMI 2.0
  • VGA
  • Displayport mini
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack combo audio/microphone jack
  • Web camera
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone dual array microphone
  • Speakers 2 x 2W, JBL
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot
  • 3W JBL subwoofer, Xbox IC antennas


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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)
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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.

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Health protection


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.

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Lenovo Legion Y720 in-depth review

Lenovo did a really smart move to release two different versions of their new Legion gaming laptops - one for entry-level gaming and the other one with more powerful and premium approach. Similarly to Acer's strategy with the low-end Aspire VX 15 and the higher-end Aspire V 15 Nitro Black Edition. But what Lenovo did was to take things a bit further, feature-wise that is. For the extra few hundred bucks, the Legion Y720 offers a lot of improvements and features to the table. For example, [...]

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CPU Performance: Intel Core i5-8250U

GPU Performance: AMD Radeon RX 550 (Laptop) (4GB GDDR5)

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
52 fps
38 fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Click to see some games you CANNOT play on this laptop

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