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Lenovo announces its thinnest and lightest gaming laptop, the Legion Y740S

Lenovo Legion Y740S
Lenovo Legion Y740S (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the Legion Y740S gaming laptop at CES 2020.
  • The Legion Y740S is available with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processor.
  • The Legion Y740S starts at $1,100 and will be available in May 2020.

Lenovo announced its thinnest and lightest gaming laptop, the Legion Y740S, at CES 2020. The laptop is available with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processor and is built to work seamlessly with Lenovo's new eGPU, the Legion BoostStation. The Legion Y740S will be available in May 2020, starting at $1,100.

Lenovo emphasizes the flexibility of the Legion Y740S. The laptop supports Q-Control, which allows people to shift the gears of the laptop by pressing the FN+Q keys. The laptop has a Performance Mode for gaming with higher frame rates, a Quiet Mode for improved battery life, and Balance Mode for day-to-day usage. The performance of the Legion Y740S can be tweaked further using Lenovo Vantage for Gaming (opens in new tab).

Here's a more complete breakdown of the specs of the Legion Y740S.

CategoryLenovo Legion Y40S
Display15.6" UHD (3840x2160) IPS (500 nits, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision)
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS (300 nits, 60Hz, 72% sRGB)
ProcessorUp to 10th Gen Intel Core i9
GraphicsIntegrated and eGPU Support
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Battery60Wh
Ports2x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C (Thunderbolt, DP, USB 3.1, HDMI)
SD Card Reader (4-in 1)
Headphone Jack
Wireless802.11 AX, 2x2
Bluetooth 5.0
Weight1.9kg(4.18lbs)
Dimensions14.01" x 9.91" x 0.58" (356 x 251.8 x 14.9mm)
Audio2 x 2W Dolby Atmos Speaker System for Gaming

The Legion Y740S features a keyboard with a full number pad and has a fingerprint reader built into the power button. The keyboard is what Lenovo calls a "redesigned Legion TrueStrike keyboard" that has ergonomic keys and coating to improve durability.

The laptop's 15.6-inch 4K IPS display has 100 percent sRGB color gamut and can reach 600 nits of brightness. It has a refresh rate of 60Hz and supports Dolby Vision.

Internally, the Legion Y740S comes with up to 32GB of DDR4 memory and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD storage. The laptop has a five-point sensor array, vapor chamber cooling, and four fans to help keep it cool.

It's important to note that Lenovo doesn't specify the graphics that come in the Legion Y740S. The press materials simply state "integrated" and point out that the laptop supports an eGPU.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

1 Comment
  • I have the previous Y740 with an 8th gen processor. It's a great machine and very light. I really can't imagine a smaller gaming laptop. Should be great.