Lenovo's Legion Y7000 is a gaming laptop that packs a lot of performance at a very competitive price. It has an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card (GPU) that can handle most modern games at a smooth framerate, and the 1080p display has full color. Thanks to a wide selection of ports, this laptop can easily become the centerpiece of a full gaming setup, though it will take some quality accessories to get the best experience. We've rounded up the best right here.
Best mouse for shooters
If you're a fan of first-person shooters, the SteelSeries Rival 600 is a top choice thanks to an incredibly accurate TrueMove3 sensor, modular weight system, and 0.5 mm lift-off distance. It's also very comfortable during long playtimes and has a satisfying click from the mechanical switches, plus customizable RGB lighting gives you a lot of colorful options.
Best mouse for RPGs
Role-playing games (RPG) generally demand a lot more keys and clicks when playing, so a mouse with a ton of extra buttons makes sense. The Logitech G600 has a quality sensor for precise movements, a smooth scroll wheel, and 20 total buttons — including 12 on the left side in easy reach of your thumb. It's comfortable and it's priced quite reasonably for the features you get.
RGB mechanical keyboard
The Legion Y7000 doesn't have a mechanical keyboard nor does it have RGB lighting, but you can fix this issue with the external Redragon K552-RGB. It uses Outemu switches for a satisfying tactile click, and each key can be separately customized with different colors. It's all built on a platform made of aircraft-grade aluminum for superior durability and an overall light package.
24-inch G-Sync gaming monitor
This 24-inch gaming monitor is on the pricey side, at least until you see the specs. It has a crisp 2560x1440 resolution, a 165 Hz refresh rate, and a 1 ms response time for an incredibly smooth picture, plus it's G-Sync compatible for the NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU in the Legion Y7000. The stand allows for tilt, swivel, and pivot adjustments, and it has HDMI and DisplayPort connections.
Budget 24-inch gaming monitor
If you'd rather stick with 1080p and save a bunch of money, BenQ's Zowie 24-inch gaming monitor is a great budget pick. It has DVI and HDMI ports for connecting your Legion Y7000, and though it doesn't offer G-Sync compatibility, it does have a 60 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response time.
High-end, affordable headset
The speakers on the Legion Y7000 are a bit hollow, so if you really want to hear every explosion, gunshot, and footstep in clear, full audio, we recommend picking up this Kraken Pro V2 gaming headset from Razer. It has a retractable mic, 50 mm drivers, and an in-line remote for quick control, plus it has a lot of padding around the ears for comfortable gaming marathons.
Huge gaming mousepad
If you're using an external mouse with your gaming laptop (which we highly recommend), a big mousepad can make a huge difference. This one from AmazonBasics is affordable, has a smooth surface for easy movement, and a rubberized bottom keeps it in place. There are a few sizes to choose from, but once you go with the XXL (17.7 inches by 15.7 inches) you won't want to use anything else.
Extra cooling power
The Legion Y7000 has two large fans inside that do a good job of keeping the laptop cool while gaming, but for extended sessions, a cooling pad with three extra fans can help with airflow. It props up the laptop at an angle that also makes it easier to use the built-in keyboard, it has blue lighting for a bit of style, and it plugs into your laptop with USB-A.
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All of the above gaming accessories can highly benefit your Lenovo Legion Y7000, but you probably won't be buying everything all at once. To start, we recommend picking up an external mouse — the built-in touchpad really won't cut it here when gaming — whether it's the SteelSeries Rival 600 (opens in new tab) for first-person shooters or the Logitech G600 (opens in new tab) for RPGs. Don't forget to also pick up a large AmazonBasics gaming mousepad (opens in new tab) for lots of pointing room.
Because the speakers in the Legion Y7000 are a bit lacking, we also recommend picking up a quality gaming headset first. The Razer Kraken Pro V2 (opens in new tab) has a lot to offer for the price, including comfortable build and full, deep sound.
Cale Hunt is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. He focuses mainly on laptop reviews, news, and accessory coverage. He's been reviewing laptops and accessories full time since 2016, with hundreds of reviews published for Windows Central. He is an avid PC gamer and multi-platform user, and spends most of his time either tinkering with or writing about tech.