Lenovo Legion Y520 is a entry level gaming laptop that comes in two variants, with Intel Core i5 or with Intel Core i7 processor. This gaming laptop features a FHD screen and using NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU and it’s price starts from Rs. 75K onwards.
If you are into gaming and have limited budget then the enter level gaming laptops are the best bet. These laptops comes with 1050 Ti GPU that does a pretty good job and will run most high end games with ease.
The Lenovo Legion Y520 that I used for the review came with Intel Core i7 processor with 16GB RAM and 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD. The performance was smooth, no lags and heat build up was under control. This laptop has got a unique design with textures on the lid.
The cooling system keeps the laptop temp under control for optimal performance. Another unique thing about this laptop is the 2x Harman audio with Dolby Premium, and the speakers are placed at a unique location.
Lenovo Legion Y520 specifications
CPU : Intel Core i7 7th Gen 7700HQ @ 3.8GHz
GPU : NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Screen : 15.6 inches, 1920 x 1080p
RAM : 16GB
Storage : 128GB SSD, 1TB SATA HDD
Other Feature : USB Type C, HDMI, USB, SD card reader, 2 x 2 W Harman Audio with Dolby Premium
Connectivity : WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1
Weight and dimensions : 2.4Kg, 380 x 265 x 25.8 mm
OS : Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
This is entry level gaming laptop and performance was pretty good. The 3Dmark 11 score that I got was 8877. The FurMark score was max temp 70 degrees (when using the GPU at its max for longer period of time).
So overall this is a powerful gaming laptop, an entry level, it can play high end games but not really for serious gaming users. Serious gaming users should go with 1080 GPU for best gaming experience. The track-pad looks unique and the back-lit keyboard (single Red light) was quite comfortable to use.
Lenovo Legion Y520 is a very good entry level gaming laptop that comes with cooling system and it does keep the hardware heat build up under control. Now you can go with Intel Core i5 that does not come with SSD drive and you get a 1TB drive only with 8GB RAM. This is also good for gaming but you will get better experience with Intel Core i7 processor that comes with 128GB SSD where the OS is loaded and it boots up instantly, plus there is 16GB RAM and 1TB HDD.