Review of the gaming notebook Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN

Review of the gaming notebook Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN
Review of the gaming notebook Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBN

Lenovo Legion Y520 in the configuration we tested has a Core i5-7300HQ (

  • 5 GHz), 8 GB of DDR4 memory and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card with 4 GB of video memory.

    In addition, a 128 GB SSD-drive provides fast loading of the Windows operating system and rapid launch of applications. The storage space for your game library can be found on an additional 1 terabyte hard drive.

    The game mouse and external hard drives can be connected through the following interfaces: 2 x USB0, 1 x USB 0 Typ-C and 1 x USB As a connector for displaying a picture on the game monitor, an HDMI port is available for use.

    In addition to the SDXC card reader in the Legion Y520, there is room for a gigabit Ethernet port. The gaming headset can be connected via a microphone/headphone jack or Bluetooth Data transfer over the WLAN-network is carried out through the adapter 8011 ac.

    When evaluating performance in the 3DMark Cloud Gate benchmark, the Y520 scores 16, 132 points, which is a good result. This result can only be surpassed by more powerful game solutions.

    Who wants to squeeze out of Lenovo Legion a little bit more performance, which can increase the size of RAM to 16 GB.

    In addition to synthetic benchmarks, we spent eight hours playing games on this laptop. At the same time, we did not record any disturbing drawdowns of fps or other signs of insufficient performance. Beautiful HD-resolution and low costs will be satisfied primarily with beginner gamers. The GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is also enough for modern games, but, of course, with slightly reduced graphics settings.

    The 16-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels passed our test tests too with good results. In particular, it can boast a matte screen surface, maximum brightness at 255 cd / m2 and reaches a chess ratio of 163: At the same time, when watching dark scenes in movies, it becomes noticeable that the contrast might be higher.

    The weak point of Legion Y520 is, like many other gaming laptops, the duration of battery life. In particular, when testing on the so-called «Word» script, a 45 watts hours battery could only last 5 hours and 22 minutes.

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