Earlier this year, Lenovo updated the low-end systems under their Legion gaming brand. Now, the company is doing the same for the top-end Y920, just in time for Computex, Taiwan.
The new Legion Y920 is another machine aimed at advanced gamers which dutifully ticks all the boxes both in terms of speed and output. It aims to be one of your top choices if you are in the market for such systems and so far it looks to have succeeded.
Display, Internals and Storage
The Y920 comes with a 17.3-inch IPS display on the front, with 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution. The display supports Nvidia G-Sync and comes with a 75Hz refresh rate, too.
The keyboard takes a page out of Razer’s book, offering RGB LEDs and programmable buttons. The keys are also mechanical for a richer (and clickier) experience.
Under the hood, you get either an Intel Kaby Lake 2.8GHz Core i7-7700HQ or a 2.9GHz i7-7820K processor. That’s accompanied with 16 GB LPDDR4 memory as well as a 512 GB SSD, which can be aided with an additional 1 TB hard drive. For graphical needs, you get a Nvidia GTX 1070 graphics card with 8 GB VRAM.
Connectivity Options, Battery and Weight
For connectivity, you get 4 USB 3.0, 1 USB-C with Thunderbolt 3, 1 DisplayPort, 1 HDMI and Ethernet, alongside Wi-Fi 802.11ac, 6-in-1 card reader and Bluetooth 4.1. There are dual 2W JBL speakers with 3W subwoofer, as well as a 720p webcam.
The laptop won’t come light, but then again gaming machines are seldom on the featherweight side. It weighs in at 4.6 kg or over 10 pounds with a width of 36 mm. The battery here is a 90W cell. It comes with Microsoft’s Windows 10 Home pre-installed.
Price and Availability
The Legion Y920 will cost $2,699 once it goes up on sale starting from June at Lenovo’s online store. With similar specs you can get an Alienware 17 R4 for $2,400 or the HP Omen 17 with a GTX 1070 for $1,800 which makes the Y920’s value prospect smaller.