Lenovo launches its new Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SX0038FR) 15-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare 144Hz gaming notebook, which enhances fluidity in gaming. Versatile, it integrates an NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 high-end ray tracing graphics card associated with Optimus technology, a Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake Refresh processor, a hybrid storage capacity consistent with fast SSD, a good amount of RAM, a connection USB 3.1 Type-C or a retro-lit chiclet keyboard, all in a black design.
Features of the Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SX0038FR)
|Slab||15.6 ” Full HD LED IPS 144Hz 72% NTSC 300 cd / m² (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh (2.6 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 2666 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (1 free)|
|Storage space||256GB SSD M.2 (NVMe PCIe 3.0×4, 2280) 1 TB at 7200 rpm|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 dedicated, Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor and Optimus|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W), Dolby Atmos|
|webcam||Yes, 720p HD with microphone|
|Network||Wi-Fi ac (2×2) Gigabit Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes, Bluetooth 4.2|
|Video output (s)||HDMI 2.0, mini DisplayPort 1.4|
|Entries exits)||Headphone / Mic Combo|
|USB||3 USB 3.0 (including 1 Always On) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1)|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced||3 hours|
|Other||Backlit AccuType (white) chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad; TPM 2.0 security chip|
Chassis, Connectivity, Display Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SX0038FR)
It sports an original gamer design and therefore relatively discreet while taking the codes of the genre with its black aluminum frame with angular lines.
Its cooling is ensured by 2 fans and heat pipes charged to evacuate the heat by the back, the sides as well as the under (raising of the back).
Mainly positioned in the back, the connectivity integrated to this laptop is good. It includes 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, wireless Wi-Fi modules ac and Bluetooth 4.2 for remote connections and communications, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort convenient for easily connecting this PC to a TV or monitor by For example, Ethernet and Ethernet ports as well as 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compliant) devices guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
The chiclet keyboard can obviously be backlit so that one discerns correctly its keys in the dim light.
The webcam is positioned unconventionally at the bottom of the screen and not at the top, which may confuse some.
The screen will appeal to all players with its frequency of 144Hz which enhances the fluidity in games compared to the 60Hz standard. IPS, the screen offers more accurate colorimetry than average as well as comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles. It lends itself well to the display of High Definition content and especially to video because of its precise Full HD definition and its 16 / 9th format. Anti-reflective, the screen also provides better visibility than a bright slab in bright environment (ex: outdoor).
Performance, battery life of Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SX0038FR)
The Lenovo Legion Y540-15IRH (81SX0038FR) can appeal to those who want to invest in a versatile 15-inch high-performance notebook that performs well in gaming.
Thanks to its dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 NVIDIA Turing graphics card with ray tracing, it is able to run the user\’s favorite games.
Depending on the tasks performed, the embedded NVIDIA Optimus technology switches automatically and in real time between the GeForce RTX 2060 and the Intel UHD 630 integrated into the processor.
Optimus requests maximum the Intel UHD 630 despite its very modest benefits because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce RTX 2060 is in practice activated by Optimus to perform graphic processing considered too heavy for the Intel UHD 630. Both solutions allow of course to watch photos and videos.
Hybrid, storage is not left out. It offers both a large capacity thanks to the hard disk of 1000 GB swift (speed of 7200 rpm against 5400 rpm as standard). And a great responsiveness in games and more generally in everyday life thanks to the 256 GB SSD which provides a better fluidity than a hard drive with start / stop and launch games / software much faster. Thanks to the SSD, we arrive more quickly on the game maps.
In practice, the SSD is intended to house the OS and the main games / applications, the hard drive hosting the rest.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, 16GB of RAM and a Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh processor, the heart of this gaming computer sits well with the RTX 2060 in gaming. It also delivers a global power able to appeal to demanding users, including creative ones.
They will be delighted to get faster processing with 8 GB DDR4 and a quad core processor in the areas of CPU and CPU resourceful CPU multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Finally autonomy side, rely on about 3 hours of battery operation in light use for this computer gamer that heats when it is heavily used (eg games) and is heard as much as the average PC gamer. Avoid in these conditions to use it on the knees or a duvet for example.