Lenovo Legion Y740 17" 15"

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  1. Grobas

    Grobas Notebook Enthusiast

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    Guys, any idea on the number of lanes Thunderbolt 3 uses on Y740 Some of manufacturers are cheating while boasting about Thunderbolt 3 but use only two lanes. And for me it's a huge decision point to have future proof machine capable of using full potential of eGPU.

    Can't decide between Y740 17" and MSI GS75

    Thanks.
     
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    I tried to find this detail too for the same futureproof reasoning before ordering, but could not. Theres just not much detailed info out there yet.

    Even for the last gen model Y730 (out for months now) no one knows for sure: https://www.reddit.com/r/eGPU/comments/9tslvy/number_of_pcie_lanes_in_lenovos_legion_y730s/

    It will be one of the things I check when I finally get my hands on my Y740 15...

    Peter
     
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    Wow. The first laptop I remember with dedicated graphics had a mobility 9000. How time had flown. Back then I just wanted a laptop and thought that games would run as standard.
    And back then I realised I knew nothing when a guy in the shop started talking about “drivers” and I was just lost
    Now I’m pushing past 30 laptops.
    But saying that as you prob know. Desktop cpus do go in to laptops now so your prob all good (providing you have the right laptop)

    Yeah I wanted a gpu that’s about equal to a 1080 gtx. I had a 1070 for a couple months in my Alienware. I’d have another one but the laptop is kinda bulky. But the 1060 is what I mainly had. But because I had the 1070 for a bit. “Upgrading” I’d need To go stronger to really be happy.
    The 2070 max q will be sufficient but it would of been better if it wasn’t max q.
    Just wait n see if they have any special discount deals next week or just wait it out for a 9th gen which I’m leaning more towards. Would hate my cpu to be out of date a month or two later, even though it’d be my first time having a hexacore which would be an excitement in its self , last using a 7700hq. Then downgrading to a 6700hq.


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    @B0B Says the last gen model had a four lane thunder bolt 3 port. So this year should be the same. Hopefully.
     
  5. Grobas

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    I managed to digg out official manual for y740. Page 3 confirms that it runs on 4 lanes.

    https://download.lenovo.com/consume...01901.pdf?linkTrack=PSP:ProductInfo:UserGuide
     
  6. gthirst

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    So is this thing out or not? I can go on the Lenovo website right now and it says ships same business day. I'm tempted to cancel an order for the Area-51m because of the massive student/military discount that Lenovo gives and this thing checks all the boxes.

    edit: Customer service told me they are good to go :O Military gets a 25% off discount through Lenovo and they already start off lower than other manufacturers. I'm going to sleep, when I wake up gonna decide between this and the Area-51m... A huge price difference.

    Edit: Decided to order it. I like the form factor of the 15" more and the 2060 version after coupon came to around $1200, but I decided to go for more firepower. They have hassle free returns with 0% restocking fees if I don't like it. It says same business day shipping! If it is here by Friday for Anthem, I'll be overjoyed. I have 32gb of Corsair Vengeance 2666, 2TB ADATA 2.5" SSD and 500 gb Samsung 970 Pro NVMe ready to throw in too! I'm not sure what I'll do with the extra 250gb m.2 (not sure if NVMe in spec sheet) and 1tb 7200 rpm drive and extra 16gb of ram.

    Also note, going through Rakuten (ebates) gets you 3% cashback after the fact.

    Subtotal: $2,455.14
    Est. Ship Day: Ships same business day if your order is processed before 3 pm EST (excludes weekends and holidays)
    Shipping and handling: FREE
    [Coupon] -$580.00
    Tax: $164.08
    Total: $2,039.22

    Here is what I ordered:
    • Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core (2.20GHz, up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 9MB Cache)
    • Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
    • Display Type: 17.3" FHD (1920 x 1080) NVIDIA® G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 300 nits, software enabled Dolby Vision HDR
    • Memory: 16GB (8GB + 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
    • Hard Drive: 1TB 7200 RPM + 256GB Solid State Drive PCIe
    • Warranty: 3 Year Depot + Accidental
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2080 with Max-Q Design 8GB
    • Keyboard: Backlit RGB Keyboard - US English
    • Wireless: Killer Wireless 802.11 AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth 4.
     
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    Dude I’m in the same boat waiting on my 3400 Alienware area 51m. This laptop is the cheapest I can find with the RTX 2080. Also the 25% off is crazy. Thanks for posting this info in the area 51m forum. I’m getting one of these.


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    The Lenovo site now says that it will ship in 1-3 Business Days - but my order from Feb 3 is coming up as being shipped out mid March... I've contacted support but they've told me it is what it is and they have no idea otherwise. It does seem like people started recieving these in the past few days - maybe they just don't like me (or decided to push Canada down the list).

    I was able to find some benchmark comparisons with the Y740 here: https://www.reddit.com/r/hardware/comments/apckdp/compilation_of_laptop_rtx_graphics_benchmarks_by/

    It compares against the baseline of an RTX1070 Desktop card. The current compilation at this time is:

    "
    Average RTX 2080 GPU benchmarks (with standard deviation):
    MSI GE75 Raider 8SG - (7 samples) - 128% ± 25%
    MSI GE63 Raider RGB 8SG - (3 samples) - 143% ± 0%
    Acer Predator Triton 500 - (1 sample) - 112% ± 0%
    MSI GT63 Titan 8SG - (1 sample)- 136% ± 0%
    Asus ROG G703GX - (1 sample) - 156% ± 0%

    Average RTX 2080-MQ GPU benchmarks (with standard deviation):
    MSI GS65 Stealth 8SG - (3 samples) - 111% ± 5%
    Razer Blade 15 Advanced - (2 samples) - 119% ± 0%
    (Dell) Alienware m17 - (1 sample) - 117% ± 0%
    Lenovo Legion Y740 - (1 sample) - 112% ± 0%

    Average RTX 2070 GPU benchmarks (with standard deviation):
    Asus Strix GL704GW - (17 samples) - 108% ± 20%
    Asus Strix GL504GW - (14 samples) - 91% ± 38%
    MSI GE75 Raider 8SF - (14 samples) - 110% ± 20%,
    Eluktronics Mech-17 G1R - (5 samples) - 115% ± 4%

    Average RTX 2070-MQ GPU benchmarks (with standard deviation):
    Razer Blade 15 Advanced - (7 samples) - 102% ± 9%
    Lenovo Legion Y740 - (3 samples) - 103% ± 3%
    Gigabyte GA-AERO 15-X9 - (3 samples) - 81% ± 32%
    Eluktronics Mech-15 G2R - (1 sample) - 99% ± 0%

    Average RTX 2060 GPU benchmarks (with standard deviation):
    Micro-Star GE63 Raider RGB 8SG - (11 samples) - 84% ± 14%
    Razer Blade 15 Advanced - (5 samples) - 87% ± 11%
    MSI GS65 Stealth 8SE - (4 samples) - 67% ± 37%
    Asus Strix GL704GV - (3 samples) - 89% ± 1%
    MSI GE75 Raider 8SE - (3 samples) - 62% ± 43%
    MSI GL73 8SE - (2 samples) - 90% ± 3%

    *No laptops with desktop CPUs were included"

    Poor Aero 15 - there is something wrong with it I think - all the benchmarks have been so low. I'm very glad to see the Y740s so far are in line with the other laptop systems and hopefully that will continue when the RTX2060 models start getting benched.

    I am interested in the Y740 as a semi portable laptop (4.8lbs) as opposed to the much heavier laptop with desktop grade parts such as the Alienware 51m. Others can go ahead and do it, but I've already done it and I want a portable laptop system I can carry with me and use on the train daily during my 2 hour commute as opposed to a computer that sits on a desk and gets moved a couple times or a month or year :).

    Thanks,
    Peter
     
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    Yesterday I pulled the trigger and ordered Y740 with 2070mq (max what was available in my country) 34gb ram (will be running VMs) 512ssd. Fingers crossed and I hope no coil wine or bad screen bleed like op and other owners reported
     
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