Lenovo Legion Y740 Review: Compact and Powerful RTX 2080

Gamers looking for a heavy duty gaming laptop in 2019 have a huge selection to choose from. But they must be prepared for big expenses. For a lot of money, you can get more power thanks to the built-in Nvidia RTX 20 series graphics cards. I have a Lenovo Legion Y740 on the test.

Lenovo Legion Y740 Overview

I had a 17" Legion Y740 on my desk. The laptop has one of the highest configurations: an Intel Core i7-8750H processor, Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics, 16 GB of RAM and a 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD paired with a 1 TB hard drive. But, such a working machine costs 150 thousand rubles.

I compared this laptop to other top models in the class.

Lenovo Legion Y740 reviews

Lenovo Legion Y740 Specifications

17.3", 1920×1080 up to 144Hz with G-Sync, IPS, non-touch, matte,
optional 300-nit FHD display with Dolby Vision HDR and 500-nit brightness

Intel Coffee Lake Core i7-8750H

Nvidia RTX 2080 Max-Q

(16GB) up to 64GB DDR4 2666MHz (2xDIMM) and 2x8GB 3200MHz Corsair Overclocked Memory


2.5" bay M.2 NVMe slot (256 SSD 1TB HHD)

Gigabit LAN, Wireless AC (Intel AC 9560), Bluetooth 5.0

Ports and connectors

3?USB-A 3.1, 1?USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, HDMI 2.0, miniDP 1.4, LAN, microphone/headphones, Kensington lock