Lenovo is giving substantial revisions to its Legion line of gaming laptops including its more premium Y740 series for 15-inch and 17-inch gaming rigs.

Perhaps the most significant improvement comes with the bump to NVIDIA RTX gaming GPUs for laptops, which were just announced here at CES.

Another common theme with these laptops will be the doubling down on display technology to include such features like 500-nits for brightness, HDR, and Dolby Vision.

Lenovo Legion Y740 what's new for 2019

  • Unannounced NVIDIA GeForce GPU's.
  • 8th Generation Intel Core Processors.
  • Improved Legion Coldfront Cooling System.
  • New Brighter Panel 500nits & custom-tuned Dolby Vision HDR.
  • Dolby Atmos Sound for Gaming.
  • 144hz Panel Option w/ NVIDIA G-SYNC.
  • Anti-ghosting keyboard with Corsair iCUE lighting system.
  • Three-sided narrow bezel display at 6.7mm.
  • Improved aluminum display hinge for improved panel stability.

Lenovo Legion Y740 specifications

Category Lenovo Legion Y740
Display 15-inch FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz IPS LCD, NVIDIA G-Sync, 300-nit brightness
17-inch FHD (1920x1080) 144Hz IPS LCD, NVIDIA G-Sync, 300-nit brightness
optional Dolby Vision HDR with 500 nits brightness
Processor Intel 8th Gen Core i5-8300H (CFL)
Intel 8th Gen Core i7-8750H (CFL)
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX
RAM 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
Optional 16GB 3200MHz Corsair overclocked
Storage up to 512GB PCIe SSD, 512GB SATA SSD, or 2TB HDD
(17-inch Intel Optane ready)
Keyboard Anti-ghosting, Corsair iCURE RGB lighting
Wireless Killer Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1
Ports USB-C Thunderbolt 3 x1, USB 3.1 x3, HDMI, mini DisplayPort, Ethernet
Battery 15-inch: 3-cell 57Wh
17-inch: 4-cell 76Wh
Dimensions 15-inch: 14.2 x 10.5 x 0.78 inches (362 x 267 X 19.95 mm)
17-inch: 16.25 x 12 x 0.86 inches (413 x 305 X 21.95 mm)
Weight 15-inch: starting at 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)
17-inch: starting at 6.3 lbs (2.9 kg)
Availability February 2019
Price 15-inch: starting at $1749.99
17-inch: starting at $1979.99

While the look of this year's Legion Y740 looks most the same compared to the previous version, there are some subtle differences too including a new iron grey color scheme that matches the rest of the Yoga line consumer laptops.

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Thin three-sided bezels at 6.7mm flank the newer improved HDR panels and while there is still a chin for that screen it doesn't look too bad.

The battery has also been upgraded in both sizes letting the laptops run for up to six hours. As a gaming laptop though most users will be using it plugged in and that's where the latest Intel and NVIDIA hardware will shine, especially when combined with fast RAM and storage solutions.

As for availability and pricing, the 15-inch starts at $1,749.99 and the 17-inch at $1,979.99. Both should be available beginning in February.

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