Lenovo releases its Legion Y520-15IKBM-711 for less than 1000 euros , a new high-performance, 15-inch IPS Full HD 15-inch IPS full-screen notebook PC that runs on Windows 10. It ships a dedicated NVIDIA Pascal graphics card GTX high-end dedicated 6GB coupled with Optimus technology, a Kaby Lake Quad Core i5 processor, a good amount of RAM, a large capacity hard drive, a USB 3.1 Type-C connection or a backlit mechanical keyboard.
It is a gamer design that sports this notebook with its angular lines and its black / red color code. Its keyboard features a RGB backlight system and Anti-Ghosting technology that can press up to 100 keys simultaneously.
The Lenovo Nerve Center feature is also there to customize the settings for the best gaming experience.
Specifications of Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBM- 711
|Slab||15.6 inch Full LED IPS (1920×1080, anti-glare / matte)|
|Processor||Intel Kaby Lake Core i5-7300HQ (2.8 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB DDR4 2400 MHz (32 GB)|
|Storage space||1 TB at 5400 rpm 1 free M.2 SSD slot|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Pascal GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB GDDR5 dedicated, Intel HD 630 integrated processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 JBL speakers from 2W 1 3W subwoofer, Dolby Atmos|
|webcam||Yes, 720p HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (Killer Wireless-AC 1535) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.0|
|Card reader||SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC / MMC Plus / SDIO|
|Video output (s)||HDMI, DisplayPort|
|USB||4 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Drums||Li-Polymer 6 cells 90Whr|
|Weight||4.4 Kg (with battery)|
|Other||Anti-ghosting RGB backlit mechanical keypad with numeric keypad (2.2mm stroke), multi-touch touchpad|
|software||Lenovo applications; Oculus certified (virtual reality, VR)|
The Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBM-711 targets those who wish to acquire a versatile 15-inch high-performance laptop that is comfortable in games.
With its dedicated dedicated GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB dedicated card, it is able to run the user’s favorite games.
In practice, the GeForce GTX 1060 is solicited by embedded NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphic processing considered too heavy for the Intel HD 630 housed within the processor. The latter with modest performance is indeed maximized by Optimus because its reduced energy consumption promotes autonomy. In fact, as needed, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Intel HD 630 and GeForce GTX 1060, both of which allow you to watch photos and videos.
The 16: 9 aspect of the screen is well suited for this purpose, as is its Full HD definition, which is ideal for displaying High Definition content. IPS, the screen also reproduces colors more faithfully than the average while ensuring very comfortable viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility in bright environment than a glossy slab.
Integrated connectivity is good, consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, audio and Ethernet ports, HDMI video outputs and DisplayPort useful to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example and 4 USB 3.0 compatible USB 2.0 ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
Equipped with a key backlight system, the chiclet keyboard can be correctly distinguished in a dim light which is significant.
Storage side, there is embedded a hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB. As an M.2 slot is available, it is possible to accompany the hard disk of a SSD to gain capacity and responsiveness.
However, this computer is quite responsive to use even without SSD since it is based around a Quad Core i5-7300HQ Kaby Lake processor and 8 GB of RAM. The power supplied is thus able to satisfy a maximum of users who will thus benefit from a much faster operation than a Dual Core processor and 4 GB DDR3 / 4, the difference being particularly noticeable under the CPU intensive workloads. and RAM exploiting multicore architecture such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.