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.
Here's a more complete breakdown of the specs of the Legion Y740S.
|Category||Lenovo Legion Y40S|
|Display||15.6" UHD (3840x2160) IPS (500 nits, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision)
15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS (300 nits, 60Hz, 72% sRGB)
|Processor||Up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9|
|Graphics||Integrated and eGPU Support|
|Memory||Up to 32GB DDR4|
|Storage||Up to 1TB PCIe SSD|
|Ports||2x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C (Thunderbolt, DP, USB 3.1, HDMI)
SD Card Reader (4-in 1)
|Wireless||802.11 AX, 2x2
|Dimensions||14.01" x 9.91" x 0.58" (356 x 251.8 x 14.9mm)|
|Audio||2 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.
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