With the Legion Y740S, Lenovo presents its thinnest and lightest gaming laptop to date. However, the fact that a powerful graphics chip completely dispenses with is an interesting compromise.
On the way, you have to be content with a graphics chip integrated into the CPU. You can forget about gaming, apart from some older and less demanding titles. The notebook became thinner and lighter – with a thickness of 14.9 millimeters and a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo Legion Y740S is quite portable – in any case significantly lighter than the original Lenovo Legion Y740 (starts from $1,599 on Amazon and Bhphotovideo) with its weight of 2.2 kilograms. The battery life is specified as 8 hours.
Inside it a 10th generation Intel Core processor (probably H series with a TDP of 45 watts), up to 32GB DDR4 RAM and a maximum 1TB PCIe SSD. Unfortunately, a 15.6-inch display is limited to only 60 Hz in any case, here Lenovo only gives the user the choice between a 1080p panel (300 nits, 72% sRGB) or a 4K screen (500 nits, 100%) sRGB).
There is also Wi-Fi 802.11ax, Bluetooth 5.0, two Thunderbolt 3, two USB 3.1 Gen 2, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, an illuminated keyboard and a fingerprint sensor in the power button.
The Lenovo Legion Y740S is expected to be available in May 2020 at prices starting at $1,099.
Lenovo Legion Y740S Specifications
- CPU: 10th generation Intel Core processor
- OS: Windows 10 Pro
- GPU: Intel UHD (eGPU optional)
- RAM: Up to 32 GB DDR4
- Storage: Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD
- Display: 15.6-inch full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels | IPS panel | 60 Hz | 300 nits brightness | 72% sRGB coverage), 15.6-inch 4K (3,840 x 2,160 pixels | IPS panel | 60 Hz | 500 nits brightness | 100% sRGB coverage)
- Battery: 60 Wh (up to 8 hours runtime)
- Ports: 2 x Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C), 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1 x SD card reader, 1 x AUX
- Wireless: Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11ax (2×2)
- Dimensions: 356 x 251.8 x 14.9 mm
- Weight: 1.9 kg