Within the Lenovo Legion family, the Lenovo Legion Y540 is a perfect model if you are looking for a computer to play and work without spending too much. And it is that this laptop distances itself from traditional rivals in which the price shoots up above its benefits. Nonetheless, the Legion Y540 delivers perfectly in this regard. It houses inside the ninth generation of processors up to Intel Core i7, a RAM memory of up to 32 GB or a storage of up to 1 TB SSD.
We are facing a 15.6-inch team with Dolby Vision HDR technology to improve the viewing experience, as well as a more than outstanding sound to recreate our games as if they were real. It does not lack a very complete connection system, a discreet and elegant aluminum design, or a battery for about five hours of use. If you want to know its five main keys, do not stop reading. We reveal them to you below.
Lenovo Legion Y540, features
|screen||IPS 15.6 Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) at 144 Hz or 60 Hz|
|Processor and RAM||Up to 9th Gen Intel Core|
Minimum of 8 GB of RAM (2666MHz) and up to 32 GB of DR4 RAM (2666Mhz)
|Internal memory||Up to 1 TB PCIe SSD or up to 2 TB HDD|
|Battery||Up to 5 hours|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Ports and connections|
|Design||Aluminum, with white backlit keyboard|
|Dimensions and weight||2.3 kg|
|Featured Features||Harman Speakers with Dolby Atmos for Gaming, Dolby Vision HDR|
|Price||From 960 euros|
1. Dolby Vision HDR for higher image quality
The Lenovo Legion Y540 arrives with a 15.6 Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels) anti-reflective IPS panel and Dolby Vision HDR technology, which improves contrast and adds more realistic and natural details to games. One of its advantages is that the edges of the panel are very narrow, which gives it a rather thin appearance. It can be said that it is an elegant team, which departs a bit from the traditional models for gamers , with futuristic and angular lines. If it weren't for the Legion stamp, which is on the cover, the Y540 would pass perfectly for a laptop to use and not for gamers.
It should be noted that it is built in aluminum and has a weight of 2.3 kilos, so it is not too thin, but it will not prevent us from carrying it on trips or outings. Opening it we see a white backlit keyboard with WASD keys and a response time of less than 1 ms, as well as a trackpad wide enough to comfortably navigate your files and folders.
2. Ninth generation power
Inside the Lenovo Legion Y540 there is room for a 9th generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processor. This SOC is accompanied by various RAM and storage options. The top model offers the possibility of expanding up to 32 GB of RAM and an internal space of 1 TB SSD or 2 TB HDD. It is evident that thanks to this set the performance is assured. This means that it will be possible to play current games without fluency problems or to perform several tasks and processes simultaneously.
And, like any self-respecting laptop for gamers, another very important section is the graphics card. The Legion Y540 offers the possibility to choose between different models.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 3G
3. Set your gaming style with Lenovo Vantage
The Lenovo Legion Y540 includes Lenovo Vantage, an application that lets you play around with automated settings, so you have to spend less time adjusting settings. This app alone configures performance, power and cooling control, or the possibility of getting acceleration assistance for the CPU and RAM. It also provides full RGB lighting controls, real-time device performance monitoring, and more.
4. Battery and Coldfront System
At the battery level, the Lenovo Y540 promises about five hours of use according to configuration. It is not that it is a very long time, but it will allow us to start a game or finish a pending work during a short trip or outing. The possible disappointment with this section is supplemented by another of its star characteristics: the Coldfront system, developed to dissipate heat so that the equipment does not overheat excessively.
This system individually cools both the CPU and the GPU to cool the equipment when necessary. In addition, it has 4 thermal vents to improve airflow, 70 individual fan blades per channel that reduce system noise, as well as heat settings for lower keyboard temperatures.
5. Connections and ports to match
In terms of connections and ports, the Lenovo Legion Y540 includes a wide array of options. We found a USB type C, 3 USB 3.1 Gen 1, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, Bluetooth 5.0 or WiFi. It also has Harman speakers with Dolby Atmos, so the sound is guaranteed when watching multimedia content or playing games in real time.
If you are interested in acquiring the Legion Y540, this equipment is sold in Spain in different configurations and prices.
- Lenovo Legion Y540 with Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX1650 4 GB GDDR5, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HDD: 960 euros
- Lenovo Legion Y540 with Intel Core i5 processor, NVIDIA GTX1660Ti 6 GB GDDR6, 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB HDD: 1,260 euros
- Lenovo Legion Y540 with Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GTX 1650 4GB GDDR5, 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB HDD: 1,400 euros
- Lenovo Legion Y540 with Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6 GB GDDR6, 16 GB of RAM and 1 TB HDD: 1,700 euros