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Lenovo Legion Y540 15 and 17-Inch Gaming Laptop Price and Specs

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Lenovo Legion Y540 Laptop pushes gaming performance to a new level. This laptop is available in 15-inch and 17-inch sizes and powered by the 9th Generation Intel® Core processor alongside NVIDIA® GeForce graphics card.

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The Lenovo Legion Y540 sport a design  that appeals to enthusiasts who desire a low budget thin and light laptop gaming laptop without compromising performance.


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Lenovo Legion Y540 Key Specs & Features

  • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor (Core™i7-9750H, Core™  i5-9300H)
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX or NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX Graphics card
  • Windows 10 Home (64 bit)
  • 15.6″ FHD IPS, antiglare (1920 x 1080, 300 nits, 144 Hz or 60 Hz), 17.3″ FHD IPS, antiglare (1920 x 1080, 300 nits, 144 Hz or 60 Hz)
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz
  • Up to 1TB PCIe SSD
  • Harman® speakers with Dolby Audio
  • Up to 2 TB HDD
  • 52.5 WHr Battery

Lenovo Legion Y540

Design

Lenovo Legion Y540 sports the same compact design as the Y530.  It’s made out of polycarbonate, but it feels premium with its textured lid.

This laptop features a smooth body texture with a perfectly inscribed legion logo on the lid.

Similarly, there is a vinyl finish that’s emblazoned with the Legion branding, and a subtle backlighting on the logo that’s dimly lit when it’s on.

The Lenovo Legion Y540 base is pushed about an inch forward from the laptop’s lid and back edge, which helps portray the slim design.

Furthermore, this laptop has thin bezels by the sides, but a thick bezel at the bottom which host the 720p HD webcam.

The base accommodates the full-sized, white-backlit, high-response keyboard which offers 100% anti-ghosting, less than 1 ms response time, and 4 mm key side.

In addition, the keyboard uses Lenovo’s usual islanded keys that are curved on the bottom, which features Windows Precision drivers for gesture control.

Similarly, beside the keyboard is the number pad.

Furthermore, the laptop host a smooth trackpad under the keyboard to handle interaction.

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Above all, Lenovo Legion Y540 is loaded with ports and most of them are located in the back.

At the back, there’s a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C port, a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, a Kensington lock, and a power port.

On the right however is a  USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port and  a USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A port and a 3.5mm combo audio jack on the left of the laptop.

Display

The Lenovo Legion Y540 is available in two display size, including 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch full HD display.

This displays is built on an IPS anti-glare panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixel.

Similarly, both display offers a low 45% color gamut alongside 60Hz refresh rate and an option for 144Hz coupled with 72% color gamut and 300nits brightness.

Intelligent Retargeting Engine

Above all, this display combinations promises increased brightness, expanded contrast, amazingly accurate colours, and refined detail.

Processor

Lenovo Legion Y540 is built mainly for the best gaming experience, hence, you can be rest assured that the laptop promises the best performance.

The laptop is built on the 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processor offering up to 8 core. This gaming laptop comes with two configurations including the Core™  i5-9300H and the premium Core™ i7-9750H.

Lenovo Legion Y540 standard Core™ i7-9750H model clocks 2.60GHz base frequency, and up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost.

Furthermore, this CPU is manufactured in an improved 14nm process with  six cores and 12 threads for high-end gaming and pro-level content creation.

The base model however comes with Core™i5-9300H which clocks at 2.40 GHz, 4.10 GHz with 4 cores and 8 threads.

Furthermore, Nvidia’s new RTX chips one of the best gaming graphics card comes with Lenovo Legion Y540, although, the laptop comes with also Nvidia’s new GTX GPU config but they all promise unlimited performance.

It offers three options for its graphics card which includes NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660Ti and NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 which is the standard model.

Similarly, this GPU is coupled with up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz, Up to 1TB SSD PCIe and 2TB HDD storage space.

Above all, Lenovo Legion Y540 is a Windows 10 laptop, hence, it promises the best user friendly experience.

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Other Features

Lenovo says users can expect up to five hours of runtime per charge, but that depends on how the model is being used. Although, Lenovo says users can expect up to five hours of runtime per charge, but that depends on how the model is being used.

Similarly, this laptop comes with built-in Harman® speakers with the support of Dolby Atmos technology which delivers high-fidelity virtual surround sound for theater-quality audio with stereo headsets. Furthermore, Dolby Atmos technology gives you a competitive edge via the new Sound Radar overlay, with audio that heightens your sense of awareness and immerses you in a more intense gaming experience.

Its dynamically adjusts audio to deliver home theater quality in a virtual surround sound experience for all your entertainment. In addition,  the laptop also comes with the 2 x 2 802.11 ac which is faster than the predecessor Wi-Fi option, alongside Bluetooth 5.0 wifeless capacity.

Above all, this laptop  comes with Kensington Lock slot which is built into the device, for security purpose against theft.

Lenovo Legion Y540 Price and Availability

The Lenovo Legion Y540 has a starting price of $999.99 depending on configuration of the laptop.

This business laptop is available on Lenovo’s official store and other third-party e-commerce platforms like Amazon.

Lenovo Legion Y540 Specs

Here are a few specs of the Lenovo Legion Y540

General Features

  • OS: Windows 10 Home
  • Processor: 9th Generation Intel® Core processor (Core™ i7-9750H, Core™ i5-9300H)
  • GPU: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 with 4GB VRAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660Ti with 6GB VRAM, NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 with 6GB VRAM
  • Memory: Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM
  • Colours: Raven Black
  • Dimension:  360 x 267 x 26 mm
  • Weight: 2.3 kg

Display & Keyboard

  • Display: 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare,72% color gamut 300 nits (144Hz or 60Hz ), 17.3-inch FHD IPS, antiglare (1920 x 1080, 300 nits, 144 Hz or 60Hz)
  • Keyboard: Full-sized, White-backlit, Keyboard
  • Pointing Device: Yes

Storage

  • Built-in Storage: Up to 1TB SSD PCIe, 1TB HDD 7200RPM, 2TB HDD 5400RPM, Dual Drive Options available (SDD + HDD)
  • Optical Storage:
  • Bundled Cloud Storage:

Ports & Connectivity

  • Webcam:  720p HD Webcam with Mic
  • USB Ports: 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.1)
  • HDMI: Yes, HDMI™ 2.0
  • Thunderbolt Ports:
  • DisplayPort: Mini DisplayPort™ 1.4
  • VGA:
  • Ethernet (RJ-45): Yes
  • SD Slot:
  • Mic/Headphone: Yes
  • WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2 x 2)
  • Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth® 5.0
  • NFC:
  • Docking Connector:
  • Mobile Broadband:

Other Features

  • Harman® speakers with Dolby Atmos® for Gaming
  • NOVO hole
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • McAfee LiveSafe™ Trial
  • Lenovo Antivirus
  • Lenovo Nerve Center
  • Microsoft LinkedIn
  • Lenovo PC Manager
  • Microsoft Office

Battery

  • Battery: 57 Wh, 3 Cell Li-Po Battery
  • Use Time: Up to 5 hours

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Paschal Okafor is NaijaTechGuide Team Lead. The article Lenovo Legion Y540 15 and 17-Inch Gaming Laptop Price and Specs was written by Adeosun Ajibola. The article was last modified: May 21st, 2020

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