Lenovo was awarded as the top laptop manufacturer in 2017 by multiple sources including Laptopmag.com. They were responsible for some of the best laptops released in 2017, with selections ranging from ThinkPads and IdeaPad to the super portable Yoga and Miix. Among the list of laptop series, the Legion stands out as a dream for the gamers looking for a good deal. Especially today when those dreams can come true for a whopping 20k less.
The Lenovo Leigon Y520 has a market price of Rs 133,400 is now available at Rs 114,000, a discount of almost 20 thousand. And at that price, there is barely any other laptop that competes with its specifications. Lenovo does mention that this is a “Special Cash Offer” so we don’t know how long this offer stands. Nevertheless, this is the best deal you can get on a gaming oriented laptop as of now.
We know that Rs 114,000 isn’t really a small amount of money, so let’s look at what you get for the asking price.
Lenovo Legion Y520 Specifications
- Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD
- CPU: 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700HQ Processor
- GPU: Nvidia GTX 1050Ti 4GB
- Memory: 8GB DDR4 2400MHz; Expandable up to 16GB
- Storage: 128GB SSD & 1TB HDD; Expandable up to 2TB HDD & 512GB PCIe SSD
- Audio: 2 x 2W Harman™ Certified Speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium
- Ports: 1 x USB 3.0 (Type-C), 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI™, Audio Jack, Microphone Jack, RJ45 LAN, 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
- Battery: 45WHr; Expected backup of 4 hours
- Weight: 2.5Kg; Dimensions: 380 x 265 x 25.8 mm
The GTX 1050Ti is definitely the most highlighted feature of the laptop. With this kind of graphics power on board, you can play almost any game at 1080p on 60fps at medium to high settings. The laptop’s display also caps out at 1080p on 60Hz, so no one is bottlenecking no one here.
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Even the Intel Core i7-7700HQ is a Quad Core processor which is the currently the best processor to have on a laptop right now (excluding the HK series which is pretty expensive anyway). And if you think the 8GB of RAM is holding you back, check out Linus’s video below.
This laptop even has an SSD and HDD configuration, which is nice as well. The 2.5Kg of weight is also pretty acceptable, for a gaming laptop, obviously. The only bad things I can think of is tiny, ever so small 45Whr battery, which coupled with hardware like those will disappoint most of us.