Where's the best place to buy Lenovo's Legion Y7000?

Where's the best place to buy Lenovo's Legion Y7000?

Best answer: Lenovo does not sell the Legion Y7000 from its online store, and the next best place to pick one up is from Costco's online store. If you're not a card-carrying member, you will pay a five percent surcharge, though it will still come out far cheaper than at other retailers. Costco has a lenient 90-day return policy and a 2-year warranty with free technical support included.Mid-range gaming laptop: Lenovo Legion Y7000{.speciallink} ($1,100 at Costco)

Who is the Lenovo Legion Y7000 intended for?

Lenovo created the Legion Y7000, which we favorably reviewed, as a cost-effective alternative to its higher-end Y500- and Y700-series Legion laptops, which get quite pricey when you factor in NVIDIA's latest RTX graphics cards (GPU). The Y7000 doesn't have the same chassis as the more expensive models, nor does it have customizable RGB lighting or a Thunderbolt 3 port. It has more of a focus on performance over flash, which is perfectly acceptable for a lot of PC gamers.

A NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM coupled with a hexa-core 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H processor (CPU) and 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 RAM puts up some powerful performance, and you get a speedy 256GB PCIe solid-state drive (SSD) coupled with a 2.5-inch 1TB hard-disk drive (HDD) for mass storage. The Legion Y7000 also has a 1080p display with great sRGB color reproduction, which is a sore spot on a lot of mid-range gaming laptop.

Altogether, these specs often cost a lot more when paired with the extra features commonly found in gaming laptops, but as long as you don't mind a chunkier look and lack of customizable lighting, you should get by just fine. The Legion Y7000 won't push Ultra settings on new AAA games — at least not at an acceptable framerate — but it will still deliver a satisfying gaming experience with slightly lower settings. In testing, the Y7000 averaged 68 frames-per-second (FPS) in Apex Legends on High settings and 78 FPS in Fortnite with Epic settings.

Can the Legion Y7000 be upgraded after purchase?

After removing the back panel of the Legion Y7000, you have ready access to the M.2 SSD, 2.5-inch HDD, and dual RAM slots. All three components can be easily upgraded in order to keep the laptop relevant for longer.

A larger HDD is not a bad idea if you have a sizeable game library you like to keep downloaded at all times, and a larger M.2 SSD is a great option for massive games that don't run so well on a slower HDD (looking at you, Anthem).

Get your Legion Y7000 at Costco

Costco offers a lower price (about $1,100) than anywhere else for the Legion Y7000, even with a five percent surcharge for non-members, yet still comes with a 2-year warranty and 90-day return policy.

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Great power to performance ratio

Lenovo's Legion Y7000 comes with a NVIDIA GTX 1060 GPU, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H CPU, 16 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB PCIe SSD coupled with a 1 TB HDD. Altogether this is a great combination for playing modern games, and it comes at a relatively affordable price.

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Cale Hunt
Senior Editor, Laptop Reviews

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.