Lenovo Legion Y740-17
- 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H 6 core Processor (up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 9MB Cache) twelve-way processing performance.
- 32GB system memory for intense multitasking and gaming Reams of high-bandwidth DDR4 RAM to smoothly run your graphics-heavy PC games and video-editing applications
Lenovo Legion Y740-17 Prices
The Lenovo Legion Y740-17 is a 17-inch version of the Y740-15, and like its smaller sibling, it is a 2019 update of the Y720-17 as well as a more advanced version of the Y730-17. It competes in the compact gaming segment, but it’s not as thin and light as. e.g, the MSI GS75 Stealth Thin or the Asus ROG Zephyrus S GX701. But neither is it equipped with the faster, non-Max-Q RTX graphics cards, such as the 17-inch ASUS ROG Strix Scar II. The 17″ Legion weighs in at 6.2 lbs (2.8 kg) and its thickness is 0.91″ (23 mm).
Legion Y740-17 Configurations
Lenovo’s Y740 series is equipped with an 8th- or 9th-generation Intel Core i7 (8750H or 9750H), which are both 6-core processors that are exceedingly common in gaming notebooks. More importantly, the GPU options have been upgraded to Nvidia’s RTX series, including the Nvidia RTX 2060, RTX 2070 Max-Q, or the RRX 2080 Max-Q. Some configurations also ship with the GTX 1660 Ti.
System RAM maxes out at 32 GB of DDR4, and in terms of storage, the laptop has room for one M.2 PCIe/NVMe SSD and one 2.5″ SATA hard drive (or SSD). There is only one display option: a 144Hz 1080p panel with Nvidia G-Sync support.
Any configuration of the Lenovo Legion Y740-17 should be able to run any triple-A title from 2019 at high frame rates and native resolution. If you want to match the display’s high refresh rate, you may have to tune down the settings quite a bit with the entry-level configurations.
These Time Spy benchmark numbers are not specific to the Y740-17, but are from representative systems and will give you an indication of relative performance:
The Legion Y740-17 uses the Max-Q design versions of the RTX 2070 and RTX 2080, which are optimized for efficiency at the cost of performance.
Relatively few laptops from 2019 come with G-Sync displays, but the Y740-17 is one of them. The keyboard is RGB-backlit, but not with individually-lit keys.
Here’s what the critics think about the laptop. It’s also part of our 17-inch laptop roundup for 2019.
Neowin (Core i7-8750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q)
If you’re in the market for a gaming PC, you’ve obviously got a lot of options, but I think the 17-inch Lenovo Legion Y740 is a pretty good choice.
PCWorld (Core i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q)
The Legion Y740 is a decent enough laptop, aside from the battery life—though you’ll presumably keep it plugged in most of the time anyway.
- Great 144Hz G-Sync display
- Attractive design
- Good keyboard/trackpad combo
- Heavier than other Max-Q laptops
- Poor battery life
Specification: Lenovo Legion Y740-17