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Where's the best place to buy Lenovo's Legion Y740?

Lenovo Legion Y740
Lenovo Legion Y740 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Where's the best place to buy Lenovo's Legion Y740?

Best answer: Right now, the best place to buy a Lenovo Legion Y740 laptop is from Lenovo themselves, simply because it's not available at any other retailer.Less expensive: Lenovo Legion Y740 15 (From $1,580 at Lenovo)Bigger screen: Lenovo Legion Y740 17 (From $1,880 at Lenovo)

What makes the Lenovo Legion Y740 worth buying?

As far as gaming laptops go, there's a lot that the Lenovo Legion Y740 15 and Lenovo Legion Y740 17 get right. The main reason you'd want to get one is that they come outfitted with an Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core processor and an NVIDIA RTX graphics card of your choosing, which means that they have incredible gaming performance and can run any modern game on high settings.

In addition to this, they also come with excellent displays that have awesome color accuracy and a 144Hz refresh rate, ensuring that you'll be able to make your games look and run very well. Also, the devices themselves can handle intensive games smoothly, and they stay cool and quiet (most of the time) during gaming sessions. Lastly, the laptops are built with snazzy RGB lighting, which is a great aesthetic for gamers.

There are definitely some drawbacks, though — for example, the battery life on both variants of the Lenovo Legion Y740 is pretty bad, and you'll only get an hour or two of use out of it before needing to find a wall outlet. Also, the display only goes up to 1080p, which is a real shame since the GPU in the computer is more than capable of pushing 1440p or even 4K in some instances. Even with these issues, though, the Lenovo Legion Y740 is a really good gaming laptop, and the ability to choose between different screen sizes is always a plus.

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.