Lenovo Y540 - main thread

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  1. Dantei

    Dantei Notebook Consultant

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    Tech Specs

    Processor
    • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-9750H
    • 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-9300H
    Operating System Windows 10 Home
    Graphics
    • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 2060
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1660 Ti
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650
    • NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 3G
    Display 15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080), IPS, up to 144 Hz, 72% color gamut, and 300 nits
    Memory
    • 8 GB DDR4 2666 MHz
    • 16 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (2x8G)
    • 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz (2x16G)
    • 16 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
    Battery
    • Up to 5 hours
    • 52.5 Wh
    Storage Up to 1TB PCIe SSD or up to 2 TB HDD
    Audio Harman® speakers with Dolby Atmos® for Gaming
    Dimensions (W x D x H) 14.4″ x 10.2″ x 1.02″ / 365mm x 260mm x 25.9mm
    Weight Starting at 2.3kg
    Color Raven Black
    Connectivity
    • 2 x 2 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 5.0
    • 1 x 1 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.2
    Ports / Slots
    • USB-C
    • Mini DisplayPort™ 1.4
    • 3 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • HDMI™ 2.0
    • Ethernet
    • Kensington® lock slot
    • Audio combo
    • NOVO hole
    Keyboard White-backlit



     
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  2. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    I'm currently torn between this and the Y7000P/Y545 (same model, different markets).

    Seems mostly to be an aesthetic difference.
     
  3. codeHusky

    codeHusky Notebook Guru

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    Y545 cools worse than the Y540. It's not mostly aesthetics, it's the literal internals being that of the Y7000, a model that cooled poorly. Lenovo's just calling it Y545 in the US, probably to mislead people.
     
  4. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    Do you have links/references alluding to its poor cooling? The only two reviews I looked at both praised the Y7000P for its cooling, which is something I value greatly in laptops. The YouTube review looked at the new 9th gen, and even mentioned it was relatively quiet for a gaming laptop with good thermals.



    https://www.techradar.com/reviews/lenovo-legion-y7000p-review
     
  5. codeHusky

    codeHusky Notebook Guru

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    This is the Y540's heatsink
    upload_2019-7-10_19-32-47.png
    This is the Y545's heatsink
    upload_2019-7-10_19-33-42.png

    As you can tell, there are two less vents on this machine, making overall less surface area that the fans are cooling. Everyone I've talked to that has one of these units, be it the chinese version or the US version, faces high temps at 45w (like 85-90C under gpu/cpu full load) as opposed to lower temps (75-85C, sometimes higher on combined load) on the y540, at 55W or so. Keep in mind the wattage increases are WAY more important than the temperatures alone, as higher speeds result in higher wattages, and vise versa.

    YouTube reviewers generally do a poor job of determining how well a laptop performs thermally, and I'd say the Y540 is a better option performance wise in ANY situation.

    Tech Radar is no exception, either.
     
  6. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    Any update on 76Whr battery mod? Cause if it works this might just be my next laptop.
     
  7. codeHusky

    codeHusky Notebook Guru

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    Battery and laptop still have yet to arrive.
     
  8. Dantei

    Dantei Notebook Consultant

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    What do u mean by battery mod?
     
  9. Richard Zheng

    Richard Zheng Notebook Evangelist

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    Replacing the small battery with a larger one from the 17 inch model
     
  10. Ramzay

    Ramzay Notebook Connoisseur

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    Well my order of the Y540 just shipped, once I've gotten it and played around I might post a quick review.
     
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