The Lenovo Legion Y720 1920x1080 models use a low color gamut 45% NTSC IPS display, rather than 72%.

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    According to this review (whose practice of charging for display profiles I disagree with, but I digress), the Lenovo Legion Y720 is using the LG LP156WF6-SPK3, a 45% NTSC color gamut panel more typical for the laptops in the $800-$1000 price bracket than laptops above it.

    45% NTSC color gamut IPS displays may provide adequate contrast and viewing angles, but can visually fall short when it comes to color saturation. The majority of the competition uses 72% NTSC color gamut IPS FHD displays, which provide colors considerably closer to typical desktop monitors. Examples of $1300 GTX 1060 laptops with 72% NTSC color gamut IPS displays include:
    - Acer Predator G9
    - MSI GT62VR
    - Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro, 3rd gen
    - Eluktronics Clevo P650HP6 (I don't know if Sager uses 72% on the non-G-Sync models, which is why I didn't link them -- but the higher-priced G-Sync model I would expect to be 72% NTSC -- certainly for the offered 120Hz TN-WVA panel)

    This link shows a comparison between a stock display and a user-upgraded display in Lenovo Thinkpad laptop, that can help to understand the issue.

    This said, if you're in it for the 4K model instead, the good news is that it has been confirmed at CES to be using a true-4K non-PenTile display, which is a shining beacon of hope in a market saturated with PenTile not-true-4K-display laptops such as the MSI GS63VR and most Sager/Clevo 15.6" offerings. Thus buyers' choices may end up being: Lenovo for 4K, the competition for FHD.

    Final note: G-Sync and/or 120Hz would have been welcome offerings on this product line as well in my opinion, but sadly they are absent.
     
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    I need to do more research on the Lenovo line. Almost forgot they even had a 1060 offering.

    Already a knock against it there. Cpu behavior seems erratic. Throttling at 60C?
     
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    Yeah the 1060 offering was announced back in January but only just now is becoming available.
     
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    Looks like the notebook check review says the same thing about color accuracy. But other than that seems to be a pretty damn good laptop for a 1060 machine. Don't know about this 60c throttling issue (if you could site a source for that one that would be awesome @Galm) But assuming it can keep up some of those battery run times with a 4k screen (which is suspected to be much more accurate) then it would be a great productivity/ gaming machine I think. If anyone owns one would be great to hear first hand about build quality though...
     
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    Galm "Stand By, We're Analyzing The Situation!"

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    It was in Edit's review he linked.

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    I've used the Legion now. Build quality of the chassis was alright but imo overhyped. I wasn't particularly impressed. Not that its poor but people were hyping it up as class leading.
     
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    Thanks for linking that. Hopefully it was just an issue with an engineering sample. But one big problem in my opinion is that there don't seem to be enough reviews out there (from people I trust to give honest first hand impressions) to really compare all these results and see what is more common or what might me a standout. Only time will tell. And personally just looking back at the y50 and y700 I never expected class leading but something that is a very solid chassis (you would have to confirm on that for me though) and is a pretty good price (when compared to other big name manufactures and even clevo based systems it seems) biggest thing that confuses me is even though I know that battery life is all pixies and voodoo is how the hell they get something like 6 hours (wifi) on a 60wh battery which leads me to expect that the 4k model will be much worse.

    Also side note @Galm if you had first hand experience with it how weird is the number pad the way they put it or did you just not use it?
     
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    Chassis had some flex so it didnt seem crazy sturdy.

    The numberpad is super weird but definitely better imo for a mainly gaming machine.
     
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