The Lenovo Legion Y740 is a premium-looking gaming laptop with a sturdy build quality and a compact design. It weighs 2.2kg, which isn’t light for most laptops but it’s still pretty portable for its size. At 21.95mm thick, it’s not ultra thin either but still fairly slim for its class.
The chassis is made out of aluminum and has RGB backlit keys on the keyboard, which makes typing more fun than usual! There are also vents along the sides where air can circulate through to keep things cool while gaming or editing videos together as well!
The Lenovo Legion Y740 is available in either a 1920×1080 or 3840×2160 resolution display, with 300 nits of brightness. The latter also has 400 nits of brightness, but it’s not necessarily worth the extra cost. Though both displays look good when viewed straight on, they’re extremely reflective when viewed at an angle—at least if you’re using the matte screen option.
Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard is a pleasure to type on. The keys have a good feel and provide plenty of travel, making this an excellent choice for writers.
Though the touchpad is smooth and responsive, its buttons have a very shallow click that can be hard to feel when typing or gaming. If you’re used to gaming laptops with mechanical switches built into the trackpad—which are generally more tactile than what you’ll find here—you may find yourself accidentally clicking too often while in the middle of an intense session.
Specs and performance
The configuration I tested was a mid-range model with an Intel Core i7-9750H, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. You can opt for either an Nvidia GeForce RTX graphics card or a Radeon RX580; Lenovo offers several versions of the Legion Y740 with both options.
The laptop performed well in our benchmarks, but it’s worth noting that this isn’t the most powerful gaming laptop on the market—it scored above the 73 percent average in our real-world gaming tests, but below the 77 percent average among all laptops we’ve tested. However, if you’re looking for all-around performance rather than just raw score numbers then you might want to consider something else anyway: The entry point is still pretty high at $1,899 with a GTX 1660 Ti GPU and 32GB of RAM; unless you’re planning to do some serious editing or video rendering on your computer (and who does?), then maybe it’s not worth paying extra for such an expensive machine when there are plenty other good options out there which will give you similar levels of power without draining your bank account as much?
The graphics card that runs the show is an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q. In general, this means it has a lower power requirement than other cards in its class, but it also means it doesn’t have as much raw performance as other GPUs. The RTX 2070 Max-Q is about 15% slower on average than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q (which is included in many of our comparison laptops), and about 5% faster than an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q (which was included in our comparison desktops).
The Lenovo Legion Y740’s integrated GPU isn’t bad by any means—it’s just not quite as good as you’d expect from a gaming laptop that costs over $2,000. To be fair though, there aren’t many options for buying a cheap laptop right now if you want one with discrete graphics at all; even if you were able to find another model with an RTX 2060 or similar GPU inside, most laptops costing less than $2k don’t include them at all anymore!
The Lenovo Legion Y740 has an average battery life of about 6 hours. For most users, this will be more than enough to get through a full day of work and then some. However, if you need to game for longer periods of time, the battery life may not last as long as you’d like it to. The laptop uses the same 45 Whr battery that is found on many other modern laptops in this price range (like the MSI GS65VR 7RE2 and the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GM501VS).
The good news is that the Y740 comes with two USB-C ports so that you can charge your phone or tablet while gaming without having to worry about draining your laptop’s battery too quickly!
Conclusion: The Lenovo Legion Y740 is an excellent gaming laptop for those in search of a premium system with little compromises.
If you’re looking for an excellent gaming laptop with little compromises, the Lenovo Legion Y740 is a solid choice. The system can be configured to your exact needs, and it has enough power to stand out among other gaming laptops in its class. However, there are also some areas where this machine could be improved; if you want to use it as your primary workhorse as well as play games on it, upgrading the display would be prudent. If you can live without that upgrade and just want a great multimedia laptop that is capable of running most games at high settings without issue, then this might be the right fit for you!