Many gaming laptops put on their credibility on their proverbial sleeves, garnished with glowing serpents or alien logos. The highest canine of Lenovo’s Legion collection, the Y740, is straightforwardly all enterprise.
We actually favored final yr’s version of this laptop computer for its delicate design, competent efficiency and affordable value. Then the 2019 model surfaced at CES in January wanting fairly related however with some new, cutting-edge GPU choices and an enhanced show, addressing two shortcomings of the Y730. Now, our like has developed into one thing extra like love.
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New show and GPU for 2019
Out there with a 15-inch or 17-inch IPS show, the Y740 now options 144Hz full HD with G-Sync help, offering smoother gaming efficiency with fewer artifacts. And, extra importantly, it may be configured with the brand new GeForce RTX collection — the 2060, 2070 Max-Q or 2080 Max-Q. These new graphics playing cards function ray-tracing expertise that enhances in-game lighting and reflection. (The Max-Q variants, which ship barely much less energy than their full-size counterparts, are designed to suit within thinner laptops.)
The 15-inch mannequin begins at $1,750 (£1,370 and AU$2,450), and the 17-incher at $1,950 (£1,530 and AU$2,730). Our $2,203.99 check configuration (mannequin 81HH0004US) options the bigger show plus a lot of the prime part choices: a Max-Q RTX 2080 GPU, a six-core Intel Core i7-8750H processor operating at 2.2GHz, 16GB of DDR4 RAM and a 1TB 7,200 RPM laborious drive paired with a PCIe-NVMe 256GB SSD.
Lenovo Legion Y740 (17-inch)
Worth as reviewed
17.Three-inch, 1,920 x 1,080 show
2.2GHz Intel Core i7-8750H
16GB DDR4 SDRAM 2,666MHz
8GB Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q
1TB laborious drive, 256GB SSD PCIe-NVMe
Killer Wi-fi 802.11ac wi-fi, Bluetooth four.1
Home windows 10 House (64-bit)
RTX pace at a GTX value
Geared up with a number of the strongest in the marketplace, the Y740’s efficiency is just about what you’d count on: straight flames. However, curiously, it held its personal amongst another, pricier RTX 2080-equipped configurations we examined, together with the $Three,299 Asus ROG Zephyrus GX701 and the $Three,000 Acer Predator Triton 500 — a lighter, extra compact 15.6-inch laptop computer.
The information is pretty conclusive: among the many 4 RTX 2080 Max-Q techniques we have examined, the Y740 turned in probably the most frames per second in Far Cry 5, took second place in Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and landed in the midst of the pack within the Metro Exodus RTX benchmark. It additionally took the highest spot in our PCMark 10 Professional and Cinebench R15 exams. And but the Y740’s value is extra in keeping with laptops from final yr geared up with Nvidia’s earlier GeForce flagship graphics card collection, the GTX.