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Lenovo Legion Y520

alaTest has collected and analyzed 366 reviews of Lenovo Legion Y520. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the durability and portability are overall positive. The design and price are also appreciated. The screen and usability get mixed views. Many are critical about the touchpad and image quality.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Legion Y520 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Legion Y520

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Lenovo Legion Y520 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Opinions about the reliability and screen are generally positive. The design and price are also appreciated, whereas there are some negative opinions about the durability. There are some mixed opinions about the usability.

performance, price, design, screen, reliability

durability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Techradar Great Value 2017

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (techradar.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 review

 

A mid-range gaming laptop at a budget price

Easy on the wallet ; Stays cool ; Comfortable keyboard

Dim display ; No chroma or macro programmability

The Lenovo Legion Y520’s budget price belies its true nature: an excellent mid-range gamer. It has flaws, like a dim screen, but none that are fatal.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower

 

Affordable, compact, and upgradeable, the Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower is a solid desktop for HD gaming on a budget, even if its performance is limited.

Reasonably priced. Compact. Upgradeable. Delivers 60fps HD gaming.

Core i5 processor and 8GB of RAM hamper performance.

Bottom Line: Affordable, compact, and upgradeable, the Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower is a solid desktop for HD gaming on a budget, even if its performance is limited.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520

 

The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a budget gaming laptop that requires you to make no compromises in build quality or performance. It delivers smooth 1080p gaming at high settings alongside a full feature set.

Proficient gaming performance. Spacious hard drive plus boot SSD. Restrained, but stylish design. Well-built keyboard.

Tacky touchpad design. Red accent coloring might not be to everyone's taste.

Lenovo's rebranded gaming effort is a success in my book, even if that ultimately boils down to a new name, aesthetic tweaks, and good timing with incorporating the latest hardware. The Legion Y520 is well designed, with a full feature set, and...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 Review

 

The Lenovo Legion Y520 offers strong performance for its price and a sleek design. But its screen is dull, and its touchpad places form over function.

Sleek design; Comfortable keyboard; Strong gaming and productivity performance; Useful software

Dull display; Oddly shaped touchpad

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA (i5-7300HQ, RX 560) Laptop Review

 

Budget Gaming. Lenovo's budget-priced gaming notebooks start at €700 (~$817). While these basic variants are not that powerful, they should still be enough for some gamers. In this review, we will be looking at the Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA, a...

solid CPU and GPU performance ; good input devices ; affordable price ; good maintenance options ; decent design

average colour space accuracy ; mediocre brightness and contrast ; slow HDD

The Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA is a viable gaming notebook that is useful outside of just playing games. At just over €700 (~$817), the device is a good choice for those on a tight budget. The Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA is a gaming notebook that is...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Anirudh Regidi (tech.firstpost.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptop review: A consistent performer at a great price

 

Established gaming brands already sell capable gaming laptops. What is Lenovo offering that can set it apart? That's exactly what I intend to find out.

Of the gaming laptops I’ve tested this year, I think the Legion Y520 is my favourite. It’s a boring design and thermal throttling is a minor issue. However, it’s built just as well as the competition, performs fractionally better in gaming tasks and...

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (techaeris.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 review: An affordable, portable entry-level gaming laptop

 

Our Lenovo Legion Y520 review takes a look at a portable entry-level gaming laptop from Lenovo's new Legion gaming gear lineup.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Andy Walker (gearburn.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 review: excellent price for unbalanced hardware

 

In our review, we find that the Lenovo Legion Y520 is a good budget gaming laptop with a few odd choices, but an even more attractive price point.

Aug, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (tomsguide.com)

Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower Review: Upgrade-Friendly Gaming Value

 

The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a simple pre-built machine for midlevel gaming, and when configured correctly, it can handle VR. It has plenty of room for upgrading, and, thankfully, Lenovo didn't weight this machine down with bloatware.

Lots of room to upgrade ; Light on bloatware

Slow transfer speeds

The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a pre-built midlevel gaming PC with plenty of room for upgrading.

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Kimber Streams (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Budget Gaming Laptop

 

There isn't a perfect budget gaming laptop, but after more than 30 hours of testing we found the Lenovo Legion Y520 is the best you can get for around $1,000

Aug, 2017

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