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Is the Lenovo Legion Y7000 a good gaming laptop for Fortnite?

Is the Lenovo Legion Y7000 a good gaming laptop for Fortnite?

Best answer: Yes. While the 60Hz display is a bit of a disappointment, the Lenovo Legion Y7000 still packs more than enough of a punch in order to handle Fortnite with ease.Get yours now: Lenovo Legion Y7000 (opens in new tab) ($1,056 at Amazon)

What do you need for Fortnite?

Fortnite isn't that demanding of a game, and thus, it doesn't take a huge amount of horsepower in order to run it well.

Any of NVIDIA's 10-series GPUs from last generation (or comparable AMD alternatives) will do the trick, and when it comes to processors, pretty much any gaming-oriented CPU will work just fine. As with most games, it's recommended that you have 8GB RAM to play Fortnite, which has become the standard for most computers anyway.

What makes the Legion Y7000 great?

Lenovo Legion Y7000

The Lenovo Legion Y7000 is so good because of how much performance capability it offers at its price. Equipped with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 graphics card, an Intel Core 8th Gen i7-8750H processor, and 16GB of RAM, it's got all the power of a mid-range desktop PC in the body of a laptop. For most games, these specs will only give you medium performance, but for a title like Fortnite, you'll easily be able to play smoothly and without any framerate drops, even with high settings. In addition, you also get a 1TB hard drive and a 256GB solid-state hard drive, which will come in handy if you play a lot of other games, too.

One area that the Legion Y7000 doesn't win in, though, is display quality. While the hardware this laptop is outfitted with is easily capable of pushing Fortnite past 60 frames per second (FPS), the display itself is only 60Hz, meaning that you won't be able to take advantage. A buttery smooth, stable 60 FPS is still excellent, but for fast-paced multiplayer titles like this, higher numbers are always helpful. Despite this setback, the Legion Y7000 is still absolutely a great choice if you're looking to play Fortnite on a gaming laptop.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.