Lenovo launched its latest 15.6-inch gaming laptop, the Legion Y740S, at CES 2020. The laptop weighs 4.18 pounds while being only 0.58 inches thick. So, we can confidently say that it is going to be lightweight when compared to other gaming laptops in general.
The reason behind the laptop being surprisingly lightweight is that it has to go with the company’s first external GPU, the Legion BootStation. This further means that the laptop itself only offers integrated Intel graphics, which is merely enough for light gaming.
So, heavy gamers will have no choice but to go with the Legion BootStation to experience the best gaming performance.
The BootStation can house graphics cards with a maximum length of 330mm, and it offers you a reasonable number of choices in terms of GPU bundles. You can have the eGPU with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti and go higher up to NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2080 Super 8GB. If that’s not enough, then you can also put your hands on the AMD Radeon RX5700XT.
Is the Legion Y740S Worth It Without The eGPU?
The laptop offers up to a 10th gen core i9 H-Series processor, 32GB of RAM, and a 1TB of SSD storage. But what’s disappointing is that it has a refresh rate of 60Hz, which is way too low. These days it’s not hard to find a gaming laptop with a refresh rate of 120Hz or even higher.
The Legion Y740S does make us smile in terms of connectivity. How’s that? Well, it comes with two Thunderbolt 3 ports, two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, one SD card reader, and a headphone jack. So, that’s more than enough ports for a gaming laptop.
Moreover, if you decide you to go with this laptop, then you’ll get to choose from a 1080p or a 4K display. And no matter what display you go with, you’ll be stuck with a screen size of 15.6 inches.
So, it’s a pretty decent laptop with a price tag of $1099.99. That being said, it’s better to go along with the Legion BootStation which starts at $249.99; especially if you’re a heavy gamer.