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Lenovo Legion Y540 - 81SX00B5US

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Lenovo’s Legion Y540 (Model 81SX00B5US) is quite a beast for the price. First off, there are 2 versions. The i5 and the i7. Only the i7 version has the 144Hz FHD screen, so if that’s something important to you it’s good to know.

 

You can always double check your model number against Lenovo’s website just in case. Retailers have a habit of switching products without really double checking the specs.

 

So what’s inside? A 9th gen Intel i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an amazing 1920×1080 FHD 144Hz screen, and a 512GB PCIe SSD. It’s actually a really great deal spec to price ratio wise, but you only get one side of the Laptop Triangle.

Laptop Triangle Chart

 

The performance is great and the price is somewhat low, so what does that mean? Yep. Going to sacrifice a bit of portability.

 

 

Is The Weight That Important?

Coming in at Just over 5lbs (5.06lbs), this laptop is a bit on the hefty side. If you don’t plan to travel around or use it as a commuter laptop, it won’t be a problem but for anyone who would you’re definitely going to feel the weight on your shoulder. Other than that, there really isn’t much negative to say.

 

Of course as with most gaming laptops your battery life isn’t going to be all that great. This is pretty much a given but if it’s not, you’ll maybe get about 5 hours with light use (web browsing, word docs). Don’t expect to go beyond 2 hours with heavy gaming or processing.

 

The only other complaint we have? No optical drive. It’s 2019. What are we supposed to do with a stack of CDs and DVDs now?

 

 

Conclusion

This laptop is really just overall fantastic. Great specs, great ports, and a beautiful screen. What’s not to love. Having the ports mostly in the back (except for a USB on one side, and a USB + Mic/headphone combo 3.5 on the other) really makes for a sleek look when all plugged in. You can hide the cables behind and feed them down the back of a desk or so without having awkward connections coming out of the sides.

 

We’re really not sure how long Walmart is going to have it for $400 off from the original price, so if you were looking for a laptop this holiday season this might be the one to consider. If you’re not 100% sure that you’re ready to pull the trigger on it, set up a Price Alert. Put your email and when the price goes below your preferred price you’ll get an email letting you know.

 

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Specification: Lenovo Legion Y540 – 81SX00B5US

Computers

Brand

Model

81SX00B5US

Operating System

CPU Brand

CPU

CPU Speed (GHz)

GPU Brand

GPU

GPU Ram (GB)

RAM (GB)

Memory Type (RAM)

Maximum RAM Supported (GB)

Screen Size

Screen Resolution

Screen Refresh Rate (Hz)

Hard Drive (GB)

USB Type C

USB 3.2

USB 3.1

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

HDMI

Other Peripherals

,

WiFi

Camera

Built In Audio

audio/mic jack

Weight

Keyboard

Dimensions(W x D x H)

Battery Capacity

Est. Battery Life

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Current Price $1,199.00 September 26, 2020
Highest Price $1,295.00 August 23, 2020
Lowest Price $1,145.00 August 8, 2020
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$1,198.00 August 28, 2020
$1,295.00 August 23, 2020
$1,279.00 August 20, 2020
$1,145.00 August 15, 2020

Lenovo Legion Y540 - 81SX00B5US

Overview

Lenovo’s Legion Y540 (Model 81SX00B5US) is quite a beast for the price. First off, there are 2 versions. The i5 and the i7. Only the i7 version has the 144Hz FHD screen, so if that’s something important to you it’s good to know.

 

You can always double check your model number against Lenovo’s website just in case. Retailers have a habit of switching products without really double checking the specs.

 

So what’s inside? A 9th gen Intel i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti, 16GB of DDR4 RAM, an amazing 1920×1080 FHD 144Hz screen, and a 512GB PCIe SSD. It’s actually a really great deal spec to price ratio wise, but you only get one side of the Laptop Triangle.

Laptop Triangle Chart

 

The performance is great and the price is somewhat low, so what does that mean? Yep. Going to sacrifice a bit of portability.

 

 

Is The Weight That Important?

Coming in at Just over 5lbs (5.06lbs), this laptop is a bit on the hefty side. If you don’t plan to travel around or use it as a commuter laptop, it won’t be a problem but for anyone who would you’re definitely going to feel the weight on your shoulder. Other than that, there really isn’t much negative to say.

 

Of course as with most gaming laptops your battery life isn’t going to be all that great. This is pretty much a given but if it’s not, you’ll maybe get about 5 hours with light use (web browsing, word docs). Don’t expect to go beyond 2 hours with heavy gaming or processing.

 

The only other complaint we have? No optical drive. It’s 2019. What are we supposed to do with a stack of CDs and DVDs now?

 

 

Conclusion

This laptop is really just overall fantastic. Great specs, great ports, and a beautiful screen. What’s not to love. Having the ports mostly in the back (except for a USB on one side, and a USB + Mic/headphone combo 3.5 on the other) really makes for a sleek look when all plugged in. You can hide the cables behind and feed them down the back of a desk or so without having awkward connections coming out of the sides.

 

We’re really not sure how long Walmart is going to have it for $400 off from the original price, so if you were looking for a laptop this holiday season this might be the one to consider. If you’re not 100% sure that you’re ready to pull the trigger on it, set up a Price Alert. Put your email and when the price goes below your preferred price you’ll get an email letting you know.

 

More gaming laptops

Specification: Lenovo Legion Y540 – 81SX00B5US

Computers

Brand

Model

81SX00B5US

Operating System

CPU Brand

CPU

CPU Speed (GHz)

GPU Brand

GPU

GPU Ram (GB)

RAM (GB)

Memory Type (RAM)

Maximum RAM Supported (GB)

Screen Size

Screen Resolution

Screen Refresh Rate (Hz)

Hard Drive (GB)

USB Type C

USB 3.2

USB 3.1

USB 3.0

USB 2.0

HDMI

Other Peripherals

,

WiFi

Camera

Built In Audio

audio/mic jack

Weight

Keyboard

Dimensions(W x D x H)

Battery Capacity

Est. Battery Life

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Create Your Free Price Drop Alert!
Set Alert for Legion By Lenovo Y540 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB... - $1,199.00

Price History for Legion By Lenovo Y540 15.6" Gaming Laptop, Intel Core i7-9750H, Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti 6GB...

Statistics

Current Price $1,199.00 September 26, 2020
Highest Price $1,295.00 August 23, 2020
Lowest Price $1,145.00 August 8, 2020
Since August 8, 2020

Last price changes

$1,199.00 September 10, 2020
$1,198.00 August 28, 2020
$1,295.00 August 23, 2020
$1,279.00 August 20, 2020
$1,145.00 August 15, 2020
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