Lenovo Legion Y740S gaming laptop is insanely light and thin

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 5, 2020, 2:00pm CST
Lenovo Legion Y740S gaming laptop is insanely light and thin

Lenovo has introduced its new Legion Y740S, its lightest and thinnest gaming laptop to date. The model packs 10th-gen Intel Core processors and a variety of features tailored to gamers, including a Quiet Mode for boosting the battery life when the laptop isn’t being used for gaming. The model features a similar design aesthetic to the Legion Y540 model we reviewed in late 2019.

The Legion Y740S gaming laptop features an angular design with the same large Legion logo featured on other recent models in the same product line. The laptop features a 15.6-inch 4K IPS display with a 100-percent sRGB color gamut and up to 600 nits of brightness. The laptop also has Dolby Vision support and a 60Hz refresh rate.

This model weighs 4.18lbs (0.58in thick), making it fairly light for a gaming laptop (or workstation, depending on how the buyer chooses to use it). In addition to the 10th-gen Intel Core H-Series processors and 4K display, the model also has side and rear ports offering support for the company’s external eGPU, the Legion BoostStation.

The Y740S likewise features a new Legion Coldfront 2.0 system with a vapor chamber and quad-fan setup, plus a redesigned Legion TrueStrike keyboard with an enhanced coating and ergonomic keys.

Lenovo paid careful attention to a variety of features that would make life easier for users. In addition to the aforementioned Quiet Mode for extending the laptop’s battery life, the model also features a fingerprint reader built into the power button, meaning the user can log into the laptop at the same time they turn it on.

Other features include a pair of 2-watt Dolby Atmos speakers, 802.11ax WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, a four-in-one SD card reader, a headphone jack, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, and two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports. Lenovo says users can expect up to eight hours of run-time per charge, plus the model features rapid charging support. The Legion Y740S will be available from Lenovo in May with a starting price of $1,099 USD.


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