New high-performance versatile laptop, the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SY00KJFR) black with 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-reflective screen is oriented towards players and creators. It is capable of running many games with its NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 card coupled with Optimus technology, GPU which accelerates multimedia processing. Powerful thanks to its Quad Core i5 Coffee Lake Refresh processor and its SSD storage which enhances responsiveness, it has connectors with 2 video outputs and 1 USB 3.1 Type-C as well as a backlit chiclet keyboard.
Specifications for the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SY00KJFR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 45% NTSC 250 cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-reflective)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 45W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB dedicated GDDR5, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2242) 1 free 2.5-inch slot|
|Connectors||3 USB 3.0 (including 1 Always On) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0, mini-DisplayPort 1.4|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2), Bluetooth 4.2 Gigabit Ethernet|
|Audio system||2 Harman speakers (2 x 2W), Dolby Atmos|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||3 hours / Li-Ion 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.3 Kg / 360 x 267 x 24.2-25.9|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SY00KJFR)
Its black aluminum chassis with angular lines and advanced screen gives it an original gaming design.
It is cooled by 2 fans coupled to heat pipes which evacuate the heat from the rear, sides and bottom (heightening of the rear).
This computer oriented gamer and creators is well equipped in terms of connectivity with its 2 video outputs HDMI and mini-DisplayPort practical to easily connect it to a TV or a monitor for example, its USB 3.1 Type-C, its Wi-Fi ac modules and Bluetooth 4.2 for remote connections and communications, its audio and Ethernet ports as well as its 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) ensuring transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if there is connects USB 3.0 devices.
A backlight system is integrated into the chiclet keyboard which is useful for distinguishing its keys in the event of reduced ambient light.
A webcam is present, but its positioning is original: at the bottom of the screen and not above, which can be confusing.
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant horizontal and vertical viewing angles. But here the colorimetry is average, less good than that of higher-end IPS panels. Due to its precise Full HD definition and its 16: 9 format, the screen lends itself well to displaying High Definition content and in particular videos. Its anti-reflective treatment also makes it more readable in a light environment (eg outside) than a shiny panel.
Performance, autonomy of the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SY00KJFR)
The Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SY00KJFR) is a high-performance 15-inch versatile laptop, oriented towards games and creation.
It is indeed equipped with the dedicated GeForce GTX 1650 NVIDIA Turing card. It can be used by software using GPU computing power to speed up multimedia processing (eg Adobe Premiere / Photoshop, Sony Vegas).
Of course, the GeForce GTX 1650 targets mainly players. It must be said that it is able to run very many games as long as we consent to settings under the most demanding opus graphics resources to get good playability.
NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology switches between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the Intel UHD 630 solution integrated into the processor, automatically depending on the tasks performed. Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is favored as much as possible by Optimus because it is energy efficient and therefore implies better autonomy. The GeForce GTX 1650 is therefore activated to perform graphic work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630, the 2 of course allowing you to watch photos and videos.
Architectured around an Intel HM370 chipset, the heart of this computer supports the GTX 1650 well in games and delivers solid general performance able to satisfy a maximum of users. It consists of 8 GB of RAM and a Quad Core i5-9300H Coffee Lake Refresh processor.
These components notably guarantee faster processing than a PC based on a low-consumption Quad Core processor. The difference is particularly noticeable in areas requiring CPU resources taking advantage of multicores, such as video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.
Thanks to on-board SSD storage, responsiveness is essential in games and treatments and more generally in everyday life, much more than with a simple hard drive. The SSD also guarantees for example start / stop and launch of games / software much faster than a hard drive, and faster arrival on the cards of online games.
Remember that compared to a hard drive, an SSD is much faster but also more energy efficient, more shock resistant and quieter. Here, we find a 512 GB SSD on board, a capacity rivaling hard drives.
But if it’s too fair, we still have the option of adding a second SSD or hard drive via the free 2.5-inch slot.
You can also use an external storage unit like a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
As for autonomy, it is clearly not the strong point of this PC. You have to settle for about 3 hours of battery operation in light use for this PC, the noise of which is contained for this type of machine but which heats up when it is strongly pushed.