Lenovo launches its new high-performance Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH (81Q4008UFR) 17-inch full-screen IPS anti-glare 144Hz gaming notebook that boosts fluidity in gaming. It includes an NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card with Optimus technology, a Hexa Core i7 Coffee Lake Refresh processor, a large capacity hybrid storage with 256 GB fast SSD, USB 3.1 Type-C connectivity and a keyboard retro-lit chiclet, all in a black chassis.
Specifications of the Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH (81Q4008UFR)
|Slab||17.3 ” 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)||8 GB (1 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 GTX 1660 Ti 6 GB 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||5 hours|
|Dimensions (mm)||399.8 x 290 x 25-26.3|
|Other||Backlit AccuType (white) chiclet keyboard with numeric keypad, multi-touch touchpad; TPM 2.0 security chip|
Chassis, Connectivity, Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH Display (81Q4008UFR)
It sports a resolutely gamer but original and relatively elegant design with its black Raven Black chassis with angular lines.
Its cooling is ensured by 2 fans coupled to heat pipes which evacuate the heat by the back, the sides as well as the bottom (raising of the back).
The connectivity integrated to this computer gamer is good, consisting of 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Bluetooth 4.2 wireless modules and Wi-Fi ac to communicate and connect remotely, HDMI video outputs and mini-DisplayPort practices for easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor for example, audio and Ethernet ports or 3 USB 3.0 (compatible USB 2.0) ensuring transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if the USB 3.0 devices are connected.
A key backlight system equips the chiclet keyboard which is convenient for discerning in dim light.
The webcam is original that it takes place not above the screen but below.
With its frequency of 144Hz, the screen enhances the fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. IPS, it reproduces colors more faithfully than the average while ensuring comfortable vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Its precise Full HD definition and its 16 / 9th format make it well suited to high definition content and especially videos. Thanks to its antireflection coating, the screen also offers better visibility in a bright environment (eg outside) than a glossy slab.
Performance, battery life of the Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH (81Q4008UFR)
The Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH (81Q4008UFR) may be of interest to those who are looking for a versatile 17-inch high-performance notebook, especially in games.
As it benefits from the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti dedicated card NVIDIA Turing, this laptop is able to rotate the favorite games of the user for a few settings under the opuses more greedy in graphics resources to get good playability.
NVIDIA Optimus embedded technology switches between the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and the Intel UHD 630 processor-integrated solution, automatically based on the tasks performed. Despite its very modest performance, the Intel UHD 630 is maximized by Optimus because it is energy efficient and therefore promotes autonomy. The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is therefore enabled to perform graphic work deemed too heavy for the UHD 630. Of course, these two graphics solutions can watch photos and videos.
Built around an Intel HM370 chipset, this computer gamer is very responsive in games and more generally in everyday life thanks to its hybrid storage.
It includes a 256 GB SSD intended to house the main games / software in addition to the system, the rest taking place on the hard drive with a large capacity of 1000 GB speed with its speed of 7200 rpm against 5400 rpm / min as standard.
In practice, the SSD guarantees a significantly more responsive and fluid operation than if this PC was based solely on a hard disk. We thus obtain starts / stops and launch games / software much faster, and we can for example arrive faster on the game cards.
The heart of this laptop targeting the players well shoulder the GTX 1660 Ti in games and delivers strong performance overall to satisfy many users. It consists in effect on a processor Hexa Core i7-9750H Coffee Lake Refresh and 8 GB of RAM.
Creative people will be interested in getting faster through the Hexa Core than with a Quad Core processor in demanding multi-core CPU resources such as photo editing, 3D rendering or video editing.
Keep in mind however that the contribution of the 6 hearts of the Hexa Core is variable in the games compared to the 4 hearts of a Quad Core.
Finally with regard to the autonomy of this computer that heats and is heard when it is strongly pushed (ex: games), plan about 5 hours of battery operation in light use.