Lenovo updates Y540 and Y740 laptops with better NVIDIA RTX graphics processor

“The Lenovo Y740 supports bright 500 nits of Dolby Vision technology and has a resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 pixels.”

The last time Lenovo went low profile with its Legion laptops, the brand’s performance was affected by a great margin as it ranked very low in the gaming laptops brands’ list in 2018. However, in a bid to rectify for the negative performance, Lenovo has updated the Legion laptops with better graphics prowess.

The update was made on the budget Y540 and well as on the top-end Y740. Starting with the lower model, the updated Lenovo Y540 has toned down numbers on the spec sheet compared to the 15-inch variant of the Y740. The graphics are now handled by a GPU of RTX 2060 from NVIDIA. Barring this, other features, like the battery life and the weight remains the same as the smaller Y740.


On the other hand, the 15-inch variant of the top-end Y740 gets the RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU from NVIDIA. This manages to make it bigger and better than the previous GTXs. Further, it is powered by a hexa-core Intel Core i7 processor from the eighth generation. The processor is further assisted by 32GB of DDR4 RAM.

The bigger 17-inch variant of the Lenovo Y740 also has a similar specification set. Other features in the two variants are similar too, like the Lenovo Coldfront dual fan cooling system, RGB backlit keyboard from Corsair iCue and Dolby Atmos audio solution. Further, the 1,920 x 1,080 display can support the Dolby Vision technology and bright 500 nits.

The basic Lenovo Y540 will be up for sale starting from May and will bear a price tag of $930 (~Rs 65,300). On the other hand, the 15-inch and 17-inch variants of the top-end Y740 will be priced at $1,750 (~Rs 1,23,000) and $1,980 (~Rs 1,39,000) respectively. They will go on sale in February.