Lenovo enters serious gaming territory with the 17.3-inch Legion Y920 laptop
Lenovo has announced the Legion Y920 gaming laptop, the long overdue successor to the IdeaPad Y900.
The 17.3-inch Y920 is the latest addition to Lenovo’s new Legion gaming brand, which thus far has comprised only lower-powered 15.6-inch models such as the Y520 and Y720. The Legion Y920 plugs the gap in the high-end gaming market, with a host of premium features such as an overclockable processor and a NVIDIA G-Sync panel.
Here’s an overview of its specifications:
- 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080-pixel 75Hz IPS G-Sync display
- Intel Core i7-7820HK (2.9GHz, 8MB L3 cache)
- 16GB DDR4 RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
- 512GB SSD + 1TB HDD
It doesn’t feature a GeForce GTX 1080, so it can’t quite lay claim to being among the most powerful notebooks on the planet, but the GeForce GTX 1070 is already more than enough to run any game on its 1080p display.
The Legion Y920 also comes with nifty features to appeal to enthusiasts, such as a one-click overclocking button for a quick performance boost. That said, the laptop is also available with a Core i7-7700HQ (2.8GHz, 6MB L3 cache), so you won’t always have use for the Turbo overclocking button.
In addition, the notebook comes with a mechanical keyboard, a first for Lenovo and a distinguishing feature on many flagship gaming laptops today. There are dedicated macro keys on the left as well, so you’ll have the option to program some frequently accessed shortcuts.
Furthermore, an added bonus is the support for per-key RGB backlighting as opposed just broad lighting zones. The sides of the keycaps also appear translucent, which should help the backlight stand out more.
However, we should point out that a mechanical keyboard on a laptop is no guarantee of a positive typing experience, and we’ll have to try it out for ourselves before coming to a verdict.
Connectivity options are decent, and you get a full-sized HDMI port, a DisplayPort connector, Thunderbolt 3, four USB 3.1 (Gen 1) Type-A ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, and an SD card reader.
The price is where things start to become a hard sell. When configured as above, it costs US$2,700 (approx. S$3,755), which is quite difficult to swallow. We’ll update when we have news on local price and availability.
Source: PC World
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