Lenovo Legion Y540 & Y740 gaming laptops launched in India: Price, Specifications and first impressions

India, Aug. 29 — Legion Y540 and Legion Y740, both gaming laptops were showcased at CES 2019.

Lenovo launched two of its new gaming laptops in its legion lineup of products. Both Laptops the Legion Y540  & Legion Y740 were showcased at CES 2019, earlier this Year along the various other Legion branded hardware including  T730 and T530 gaming desktops, M500 RGB gaming mouse, K500 RGB mechanical keyboard and Gaming accessories. The latest Lenovo Legion range of products is available for purchase through Lenovo.com.

“This new breed of gamers live a multi-faceted life that balances work, family and social life, and are connected by their passion for gaming. Which is why our Legion portfolio, co-created with gamers, is designed to look just as great in a living room as it would in a conference room,” said Shailendra Katyal, Executive Director, Consumer PCSD, Lenovo India.

Lenovo Legion Y540 :

The Legion Y540 also comes with a 15-inch display and will cost Rs 69,990. The new Legion Y540 feels more like a professional laptop than a  gaming laptop. Unlike gaming laptops, the Legion Y540 has no RGB lighting and offers a general professional look with a minimalist look and raven-black finish.

The company claims that the new Legion Y540 comes with desktop caliber games with its Lenovo Vantage software that can adapt your gaming style, a dual-channel thermal system, and a 15.6-inch 144Hz refresh rate screen with bezel less screen.

Lenovo Legion Y540 has a 15.6-inch Full HD anti-glare display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The screen is good to play and is quite soft. The anti-glare coating makes it seem a bit boring, however, it is used when you are sitting in a bright room with the light placed behind you.

It is powered by a 9th generation Intel Core i7 laptop processor, backed by up to 1TB SSD. The processor can easily handle games like Call of Duty: Ghosts, CS: GO, Need For Speed Most Wanted, and FIFA 19. It comes with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which consists of two 8GB RAM sticks. The RAM can be upgraded up to 32GB.

 It also comes with Harman Kardon speakers and is compatible with Dolby Atmos.

Lenovo says that “It is a step up for mainstream gamers on the go, boosted by up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6G GDDR6 GPU and more power on a single charge.”

All of this is backed by a 3 Cell 57Wh battery, which can help the laptop run without any issues for four hours while gaming. The best feature about the laptop is that it supports 230W fast charging, which can quickly charge the laptop and give enough battery life which can last for a day.

Lenovo Legion Y740 :

The 15-inch Legion Y740 laptop comes with a starting price of Rs 1,29,990. The Legion Y740 is built in aluminum and coated in anodized black color. It weighs 2.2 Kg and is 2.38 cm. It features a 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) anti-glare display which has a 144Hz refresh rate and supports Dolby Vision for HDR gaming.

Lenovo Legion Y740 is configured with the latest 9th Gen Intel Core i7-9750H processor and can be paired with RTX 2060 or RTX 2070 with Max-Q or RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. The laptop supports up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB SSD and 1TB HDD storage option. 

The audio system on the Y740 has been powered by Dolby Atmos to deliver an exceptional experience while gaming. The laptop is equipped with a Corsair iCue RGB keyboard for full-size gaming with a 100% anti-phantom effect and less than 1 ms response time.

The Y740 features the Legion Coldfront heat solution, which uses a dual-channel system that cools the CPU and GPU separately. Each channel has 70 fan blades with a special heat sink for the keyboard which helps the laptop and it’s components to cool down quickly.

The four air vents on the Legion Y740 get RGB lighting treatment that increases its gaming aesthetics.

Most of the I/O ports are at the back of the laptop. These include three USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI input, an RJ45 LAN port, a single mini-display port, a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Lenovo puts the Y740’s battery life at up to five hours, but as is usually the case, it fails to reach that mark. The Legion Y740 didn’t do so well in the battery life department. After continuously surfing the web over Wi-Fi at 150 nits of brightness, the Legion Y740 survived only 2 hours and 16 minutes, which is nearly half the 4:01 mainstream gaming average.

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