Lenovo Legion Y740 17" 15"

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  1. JimJohnson

    JimJohnson Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yep, I'm right there with you bro the 2080 MQ was technically within my budget too, so I was willing to pay for it, but once I really looked into the cost-to-performance ratio, I just couldn't justify it paying $600+ for like 5 extra frames in some cases.

    Went with the 15" 2070 MQ version instead and I feel good about it. Portable and I doubt that machine will be struggling to play any major titles over the next few years.

    I will say, if you attempt to cancel your order with Lenovo after placing it, they will offer to knock an additional $100-200 off your final price, incase that helps sway your decision.
     
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    scarletfever Notebook Evangelist

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    Are there comparisons of the specific 2070 and 2080 MQs of this laptop?
     
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    taraquin Notebook Consultant

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    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

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    Personally I would get the Y740.
    It runs much cooler and quieter when gaming plus it’s much more portable if your on the go.
    Even though the AW is a better choice if your looking to get the best bang for your buck I was not impressed with AW when I seen it in person, too big and to gaudy for my tastes.
    Buying refurbished laptops are not my thing either unless they are dirt cheap.
    Overall I think the Lenovo is a much better laptop while still performing just as good for the most part as the AW.
     
  5. Kalen

    Kalen Notebook Consultant

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    I actually compared my Alienware 15 R3 with full overclocked GTX 1070 and 120Hz display. You can see my comparison at my site (www.gamerdad.ca). The Y740 is much better.

    Sent from my LM-G710 using Tapatalk
     
  6. JimJohnson

    JimJohnson Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah the AW is pretty ugly haha. Thanks for your advice!

    I'm taking a look right now Kalen! The Lenovo looks WAY nicer than the AW side-by-side. Thanks for sharing, I'll stick with the Y740!
     
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    TheUberMedic Notebook Guru

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    To those that own this laptop, can the keyboard do this:
     
  8. IKAS V

    IKAS V Notebook Prophet

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    Can it fly out a window.....Nope!
    Can it be used for music as a equalizer, have no clue either but I hear the software for the keyboard lightning is very extensive.
     
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    I just checked on the status for my order from 2/13, the ship date was 3/20 yesterday, its now 4/30!!! They sent an email on 2/22 that said it would ship within 30 days, now the ship date is 11 weeks from the order date, this is ridiculous. Anyone else having this issue with their custom orders?
     
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    zoneykid Newbie

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    Looks like you can do it with iCue and Wallpaper Engine or wait for new version of Corsair Effects Engine (Developer is working on a better replacement program)

    On the topic of this laptop, I've had it (15" 2060) for little over a week and it's damn nice coming from a Clevo W350ETQ that's some eight generations old lol.

    I can echo most comments of the macro keys being odd and battery life isn't the best, something I haven't heard other people mention is that you can press down on the touchpad to click it, it's only tap and the two buttons, which admittedly isn't really that big of a deal, just something surprising since every Lenovo laptop my work has gotten features a touchpad that clicks.

    One thing that really does bug me is the lack of an SD Card reader, there's plenty of room around the chassy for one, and not having it is rather irksome since that's another dongle I need to get.

    Does anyone know if a 170W or 135W charger would work for this beast? I bought a cheapo 170w off amazon but it didn't work though I wasn't really expecting it to, just a longshot.
    It would be nice to have a smaller power supply I can keep with me on the go since I likely won't be gaming or doing anything too intensive, though I imagine the rapid charge function is linked to the 230w.

    As for the pros: it's fast, screen looks great, weighs less than my old laptop while staying cooler, I miss having a numpad but it just take some getting used to in terms of layout.
    I bought the LaptopMedia Labs screen profile for this which supposedly helps correct the color output to be more accurate, though there's only so much you can do without calibrating the individual panel itself. I'd say it helps, things look a little warmer and more natural.

    The keyboard itself is fairly nice to type on, as usual for Lenovo, though I hate how everyone is getting rid of the context menu button to make room. I use it a lot :(
    The macro keys have so far been useless to me, I'm trying to think of things to use them for but I can't. They're too far for extra buttons while in an FPS, and too close to other buttons to panic mash in other games.
    The touchpad is fairly responsive, and the multi touch gestures are nice, and the buttons are a soft click which is nice when trying to be quiet somewhere.

    The speakers sound great, albeit they only sound good unless you have the laptop on a flat surface to reflect the sound up to you, if it's on your lap it can be hard to hear things as the sound is pointing away from you. Not a big deal if it's quiet around you, but more of an issue if there's some sort of noise present.
    Headphone output sounds decent albeit there is some line noise present when nothing is playing, it's not present when anything is playing, and it gets fairly loud though I've yet to test it with high impedance headphones.

    Currently my biggest issue is that I can't get the minidp to output to my monitor. It works fine with other monitors, I've tried other devices with my monitor, I've tried multiple cables including one that's DP1.4 certified, but nothing, my monitor just says no signal, which means it detects a cable is plugged in, but that's as far as it gets.
    HDMI works fine, though I was hoping to try and hack freesync onto my monitor since variable refresh rate is quite nice.

    Overall I'm quite happy with it and excited to finally play games at full resolution, let alone max settings. Looking forward to what the future holds.
     
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