Lenovo Legion Y540 Review

Lenovo’s most famous Laptop gaming brand Legion is now back on the market
with its new Legion Y540 Gaming laptop. Lenovo’s this new laptop offers crazy
specifications which are enough to entice the buyer. The Lenovo Legion Y540
offers great performance, good battery backup, and a lightweight design which
is a more important factor when it comes to the gaming laptop.

The Legion Y540 is the successor to the Legion Y530 laptop. Those who are
familiar with the Legion Y530 will know that the Legion Y540 is just a simple
refresh. The Legion Y540 laptop ships in 15-inch and 17-inch sizes with multiple
variant options and a low starting price. The Legion Y540 boasts the best stuff
on the inside, I have the base variant of the laptop that gets 8GB RAM and 1TB
SSD. Powering by Intel i5 9th Gen Processor paired with Nvidia GeForce GTX
1650 Graphics with 4GB VRAM. Indeed, the specs seem great, let’s find out
how it did in my review.

Design and display

The Lenovo Legion Y540 sports a 15.6-inch FHD IPS LCD display with a 60Hz
standard refresh rate and 250 nits of peak brightness.
In my experience the display is attractive, crisp, and bright colors for gaming,
surfing the internet, and media consumption. The display folds back up to 180°
which is great and most gaming laptops don’t provide. In just one line I can say,
whether you are gaming, watching movies, or working you won’t be
disappointed by Legion Y540’s display.
Talking the design of the Legion Y540 comes with a Solid black design with
quite a large Legion logo. When opening the laptop, it has a matte display and
thin bezels. The overall design of the laptop is so good, and it looks
professional laptop instead of a gaming. It has a 720p webcam mounted on the bottom
of the display, to be honest, I don’t the like position of the webcam in the
Legion Y540 laptop.
The Legion Y540 looks pretty good and feels sturdy when held. The cover of
the display is made up of hard plastic and it is quite strong. The laptop weighs
2.3 kilograms which feel heavy in the hands.

Software and Performance

The Lenovo Legion Y540 comes in multiple configuration options, including an
Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and three graphics
card options: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB VRAM, GTX 1660Ti 6GB VRAM,
GTX 1650 4GB. It packs multiple storage options too: HDD+SSD combo or full
The performance of the laptop will depend on the specifications of the variant.
I have an Intel Core i5 processor alongside the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 4GB
VRAM graphics and 8GB of RAM and 1TB SSD storage.
To test the real efficiency and performance of the machine, I downloaded a
couple of popular games on the Legion Y540 laptop: NFS Payback, GTA V, and
some lite games too likewise Fall Guys, Valorant, etc.
Talking about the performance, the laptop performs excellent while gaming
there are some lags I observe while playing online games, but I think it’s because of
the network. I played every game with its high-end graphics settings and I didn’t
feel any lag issues or stuttering.
The laptop has a Legion Cold front Dual-fan thermal system to keep the
machine cool. And surprisingly it works silently and they weren’t distracted me
while playing a game.
All that I have seen while testing this laptop, it is a solid gaming machine
capable of running heavy PC games more efficiently without any issues.


The Lenovo Legion Y540 houses a 52.5Wh three-cell battery with a 170W fast
charging adapter.
The Legion Y540 gives you a couple of hours of battery life while gaming and as
a casual user the laptop lasts up to 5 hours.
Let’s be more specific when I was gaming the laptop lasted just 1 hour and 22
min. Again, it depends on which type of games you play. And while I am just
surfing, watching YouTube and movies like stuff, the machine gives up to 5
hours 25 min backup.
Lenovo also provides the Hybrid Mode, which let’s use the machine integrated
graphics card instead of a dedicated Nvidia GPU when running on battery and
Using it like that saves power. In Summary, the Legion Y540 laptop is not for
you if you are expecting long hours of battery.
Lenovo Legion Y540 Review


3 X USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI Port, 1 X USB 3.1 Type C port, RJ45 Ethernet, NOVO
Hole, Mini Display port 1.4, and Kensington Wedge Lock Slot
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11ac and Bluetooth v4.2.

Keyboard, Audio

The Lenovo Legion Y540 comes with a flat precisely wide chicklet keyboard with
a single white color backlight. From what I experienced during keyboard
testing, the keys are no doubt flat and large and easy to read but they not
exactly comfortable for typing long pages.
For gamers, RGB gives different vibes while gaming but RGB lovers will be
disappointed to see only a single white color backlight on the laptop.
The touchpad of the Legion Y540 laptop is easy to operate. The touchpad of
the laptop is not sticky, I think which is the way the touchpad should be. It also
supports multi-finger gestures. The two right and left mouse buttons are a
little bit hard to press but you will get used to them with time.
Lenovo Legion Y540 comes with Dual Harman Kardon speakers with Dolby
Atmos support. The speakers are loud, have decent bass, and are clear, but the
overall quality of the audio is good.

Wrap Up

In summary, the Lenovo Legion Y540 is a well-designed, tough-built, slim, and
lightweight (in comparison to gaming laptop) gaming machine. The main
features of the laptop include a great display, narrow bezels, attractive design,
a powerful processor, and a great responsive trackpad.
This is about its strengths, talking about its flaws, in my opinion, the laptop
lacks a metal body, a strong battery, and of course a comfortable keyboard.
Overall, the Lenovo Legion Y540 is a great laptop under the 60k range.

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