It is not always possible to have two computers at home for different needs, for example one for playing and the other for work and leisure. In this sense, the Lenovo Legion Y530 and Lenovo Legion Y730 combine both characteristics in one. Both are perfect for gamers, complying with what we ask of a laptop when working or browsing in our spare time . We can say that they are very similar, although the Lenovo Legion Y730 is one step ahead in terms of design and performance. If you are interested in both and want to know their main differences, do not stop reading. Next, we reveal five of them.
|Lenovo Legion Y530||Lenovo Legion Y730|
|screen||15.6 inches Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), 250 nit brightness||15 or 17-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080 pixels), optional screen with FreeSync technology at 144Hz|
|Processor||Up to 8th Gen Intel Core i7||8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H|
8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H
|RAM||Up to 8GB RAM||8/16 or 32GB or 8GB + Corsair memory with 8GB overclocking capability|
|Storage||1TB 7,200 rpm mechanical drive||128, 256 or 512 GB PCIe SSD + 1 TB or 2 TB hard drive|
|Graphic T.||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of dedicated memory|
|Connections||3 x USB 3.1, 1 x USB C, 1 x Mini Display Port 1.4, 1 x HDMI 2.0, Ethernet port, 3.5mm Jack||3 x USB 3.1, USB C, Mini Display Port, HDMI, Ethernet Port, 3.5mm Jack|
|Battery||Up to 9.5 hours of use||57WHr (15 inches) and 76WHr (17 inches)|
|Design||Aluminum, with white backlit keyboard (two intensities)||Aluminum, with backlit keyboard in 16 million colors|
|Dimensions||365 x 260 x 24.2 millimeters (2.3 kilos)||361.42 x 267 x 19.9 millimeters (15 inches) / 412.6 x 304.9 x 21.95 millimeters (17 inches); 2.2 kilos / 2.8 kilos|
|SW||Windows 10||Windows 10 Home|
|Release date||Available||Coming soon|
|Price||From 750 euros||To confirm|
Both the Lenovo Legion Y530 and Y730 are built from aluminum. However, the design of the Legion Y730 is more modern, with smoother lines, and a centered keyboard, which leaves some margin on each side, offering a less cramped look. At first glance it seems that there is more space. This is because the keyboard number has not been included that if it integrates the Y530. In addition, unlike this one, whose keys are backlit only in white, those of the Y730 get backlit in up to 16 million colors, which gives it a more gamer and futuristic air. If you look closely, the trackpad has also been placed right in the lower center, allowing more maneuverability. Overall, it not only looks like a more current team, but also more comfortable.
Lenovo Legion Y730
Closed is very similar. In neither of the two the screen opens at the edge but a little earlier. The aim of the company with this is to leave a space of a couple of centimeters free to create an area for a large part of the connectors to be located at the front, behind the panel. In this way, the sides have more space to house ventilation grilles on both sides and that the heat dissipates better. In the case of the Legion Y730, these grilles glow electric blue, as they have been integrated into the lighting system. Finally, a clean, smooth casing should be highlighted from the design, only with the small "annoyance", although necessary, of the seal of the range positioned on one of the sides.
Lenovo Legion Y530
Another difference between these two computers is found in the screen size. This is 15.6 inches, the most used format in leisure notebooks. It is an IPS panel with a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels. It does not have touch functionality, although it offers a good level of brightness of up to 250 nits.
For its part, the Lenovo Legion Y730 was launched in two different screen configurations. On the one hand, it is possible to opt for a more classic configuration, 15.6 inches (the standard size of a multimedia computer). On the other, you can opt for a larger panel, 17.3 inches, a good idea if you don't want to carry it around a lot outside the home. Both have a Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.
Lenovo Legion Y730
But without a doubt, the greatest attraction of this model is that it integrates FreeSync technology, so there will be no problem with horizontal stripes or tearing, which occur due to poor synchronization between the graphic and the panel. Also, the refresh rate of the equipment is 144Hz, which helps to make the images when playing more fluid and natural, something that is appreciated in racing or fast fighting games.
To all this we must add that the reduction of frames with respect to those of the Legion Y530 is greater. Thanks to this, the team boasts a more visual aspect, giving us the feeling that we are in front of a larger panel in a smaller size. Also, the maximum brightness level of this model in its two screen configurations is 300 nits, a figure slightly higher than that of the Y530.
Without leaving the panel section yet, we must highlight one of the most interesting applications that the Legion Y530 includes as standard. We mean Lenovo Vantage. Through it it is possible to control different functions of the laptop, for example the color temperature of the screen. And it is that the less cold it is, the lower the impact of blue light, which can cause more fatigue to the vision when spending many hours in front of the equipment. Lenovo Vantage also has a fairly practical toolbar, with quick settings to change certain parameters of the trackpad, keyboard or fast charge.
3. Performance and graphics
The two teams have a similar performance. Both are powered by processors up to 8th generation Intel Core i7. However, the Lenovo Legion Y730 can be purchased with more RAM options, up to 32 GB. It also offers a configuration with 8 GB of Corsair memory to which we can overclock up to 16 GB. If you are a gamer and you tend to pay attention to the graphics, be very careful because oddly enough, the Legion Y530 has a superior model: an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060.
Lenovo Legion Y530
The Legion Y730 houses an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of dedicated memory. It is an inferior version, although more than enough to get hold of all kinds of games. Images will go smooth with not too heavy graphic titles. In addition, it has Pascal architecture, designed for virtual reality.
At the moment, we have only had the opportunity to thoroughly test the Lenovo Legion Y530, so we can give you more reliable when it comes to the battery. During the tests, it lasted about four hours with normal use and brightness almost at maximum. By normal use we understand browsing, social networks or watching a short video. When it came to asking for more demand, when we started the games, this figure dropped to two and a half or three hours at most. Despite this, the Legion Y530 has a fast charging system, so it gives you two more hours with only 15 minutes of charge.
Lenovo Legion Y730
The autonomy of the Lenovo Legion Y730 should behave similarly in the case of the model with a 15-inch screen. We cannot say the same for the one with a 17-inch panel. Possibly in this case there is quite a difference and we have to get hold of the charger in a very short time. This is one of the great disadvantages of this version. Take it into account if you are really going to take it out of the house a little, or you are going to take it to places where you have a plug handy all the time and you don't have to move it too much.
5. Price and availability
Within this section, the most notable difference is that the Lenovo Legion Y530 has already been put on sale and the Lenovo Legion Y730 has not yet arrived in Spain. This model starts at 750 euros in its most basic configuration. We also find another with improved features for 900 euros. For its part, the Legion Y730 is not yet available on the company's website. If you enter you will see that it indicates that it will arrive soon. However, once it does, its price could be significantly higher than the Y530. It could start at 1,300 euros. We will be very aware of your departure to inform you promptly.