Although the desktop still reigns supreme when it comes to game performance, we are kind of living in the age of the gaming laptop. Where portable and sleek bits of tech are no longer a step or two behind towering rectangular blocks of silicon. The Lenovo Legion Y540 represents the middle-ground - where affordability and excellent design come together without sacrificing performance.
Where impressive 1080p performance won't won't break the bank - or your back when trying to carry it around.
The Lenovo Legion brand is one of the biggest when it comes to gaming laptops, and after having road-tested the affordable Legion Y540 over the holiday season it’s not hard to see why. Affordability aside, the excellent and sturdy build quality and great feeling trackpad and keyboard all add up to what you expect to find in a more premium offering. Like, say, the Legion Y7 series. Leveraging the durability and reliability of the long-running ThinkPad line that dates back to earliest days of the laptop this rich history allows for a certain level of trust – or, piece of mind.
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That said, one still wonders what sort of performance you might get from something that sits in the $1,500 - $2,000 AUD price range. For enthusiasts and casual fans looking for their first gaming laptop, students and budget conscious gamers considering an on-the-go piece of kit, the Lenovo Y540 fits the bill, so to speak, performance-wise. Thanks to the impressive NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti - the entry level models offer the best value. But that doesn’t mean the same pertinent questions need to be answered. Were there sacrifices made in certain areas to ensure games run fast? Does the display quality suffer to meet the mid-range price-point? Is the battery-life decent enough to warrant true portable gaming? It is too noisy under load?