The Lenovo Legion Y7000 is actually a quite interesting gaming notebook considering it features the same specification as the Legion Y530. The specification included the processor, GPU, and the display looks pretty similar and what is a big difference is probably located on the design. The Y530 targets not only all about gamers, but also see the business users as the second main important users while the Y7000 is specifically made for gaming. You can clearly tell about it from its overall design. The overall look is typical of pretty much a gaming device which commonly available right now.
Started for under 1500 dollars, this could be a good option especially since its already has of 1060 graphic card which I think as more than capable to run any game nowadays in high setting. I have not heard Lenovo will provide a more expensive version, but they have of Legion Y920 if you look for something more powerful at this case. Let’s take a look at it further and see how it works on us. That is what we are going to talk about on this article. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Case and Connectivity
The overall look undergoes a quite improvement compared to its predecessor. The old Ideapad Y700 for example featuring of a pretty a very bright red finishing with all aluminum surfaces surrounded its corner. This time, Lenovo makes the chassis a lot simpler and looks much better. The bezel surrounded the panel looks incredible thin and now even comparable with ASUS’s laptops. However, they have to move the webcam camera to the bottom considering it has no left place for placing the web camera. Not a big problem, but I see some people don’t really like about this matter since the positioning is quite weird.
In term of build quality, I think the chassis feels durable and decent. The base area is sturdy than I thought, but I notice the lid is weaker and twisted easily with a decent amount of pressure. In good way, the single drop hinge system is better than the last generation since I don’t notice any teetering during typing, but the viewing angle is now limited to only 140 degree as return. As for the connectivity, no USB Thunderbolt 3 port, but you have plenty of ports here for connecting and adding your accessories and external HDD.back to menu ↑
Display and Input
The display here is arrived with two different configurations included the one with 1080p resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate and the second one with also 1080p resolution, but coming with 144 Hz refresh rate. Sadly, no 4K resolution configuration offered but I could clearly see they target the low budget users here. In matter of quality, the panel offers of wide color coverage and can produce of 86 % of SRGB color. The brightness is impressive at nearly 300 nits and probably won’t let you use it outdoor without any problem. Interestingly, they also add of matte surface and do not make it too glare during the days.
As for the input, the keyboard layout is being standard and probably won’t disappoint you in term of quality here. But, I want to say that the travel distant is slightly deep at 1.7 mm compared to 1.4 as the main standard nowadays. Here, you either are going to love or hate it in some points. The QWERTY keys all of them have good size, but I notice the numpad keys are smaller and need some adjustments in my opinion. The backlit support is featured, but no RGB customization inside.
|Lenovo Legion Y7000 15 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Core I7-8750H Hexa Core 2.2 GHz|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5|
|Display Size||15 Inch IPS FHD|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||16GB DDR4 Memory|
|Storage||1TB 5400 RPM HDD + 256GB PCIe SSD|
Hardware and Gaming Performance
The consistency in performance is what I like from Lenovo gaming laptops. Here, they add of Intel I7 8750H processor manages to hold my stress test in CineBench with only 10 % of performance dropped over the time. The processor is able to reach the 3.1 GHz to 3.3 GHz pretty easily in almost of situation. The Core I5 8300H model is available if you want a more affordable mode, but you will take a likely 30 % performance hit as the return. If you just need a processor for gaming, the I5 CPU is more than enough, but the thing is different for multi-tasking and demanding more works to do.
I have seen lot of GTX 1060 and this thing is considered as a middle end graphic card. It stands out among the 1050 TI and 1070 in matter of performance. Almost all of games are playable in high setting with few exceptional games like Final Fantasy 15 where it’s only playable at medium setting. The rest of games like Assassin Creed Odyssey and Shadow of War are running insanely good in high setting. Well, you likely won’t find a problem in performance for couple of years.
The Legion Y7000 offers of a worth of every your penny thanks to its nice performance and overall good chassis design. This device is never considered as a perfect thing as it even does not have of Thunderbolt 3 port and it misses of RGB lighting on its keyboard. But, one thing of most people look for is performance and this laptop has everything you need to run of games in good way. If you have not spent your money, then just take a look into it. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Thank you very much for reading the article and see you again next time.