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Lenovo Legion Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 185 reviews of Lenovo Legion Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the reliability and image quality are generally positive. The keyboard and performance also get good opinions, but many are critical about the battery. Views about the usability and portability are mixed.

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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 Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo Legion Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Lenovo Legion Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com.

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

Jan, 2020

Expert review by : Adrian Willings (pocket-lint.com)

Lenovo Legion Y530 review: Affordable but no-frills gaming laptop

 

The Lenovo Legion might not be as fancy as some gaming laptops we've tested, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored. Price is its biggest sell.

Understated but stylish design ; High refresh rate screen for the money ; Plenty of output options ; Reasonably quiet under standard use

Gets uncomfortably hot when gaming on the lap ; Performance is average ; Specification options are limited ; Weird numpad layout

The Lenovo Legion might not be as fancy as some gaming laptops we've tested, but that doesn't mean it should be ignored.

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Jason Cipriani (techradar.com)

Lenovo Legion Y530 review

 

Budget gaming with some limitations

Affordable ; Unique design ; Acceptable battery life

Disappointing speakers ; Display lacking overall

Users of the Lenovo Legion Y530 will find that it gets the job done for gaming and general use, and that’s about it.

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (tomshardware.co.uk)

Lenovo Legion Y530 Review: An Adult Gaming Laptop with a Dull Display

 

Finally, a gaming laptop for adults. The Lenovo Legion Y530 ($749.99 to start, $949.99 as tested), isn't the most extravagant machine. It doesn't scream “gamer,” but with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, it can still play most games at decent settings....

The Lenovo Legion is a gaming laptop with looks for adults, but its soft keyboard and dull display are disappointing.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by (engadget.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 tested in every way imaginable

 

Lenovo's 15.4-inch IdeaPad Y530 has been around the block a time or two, but if you've been putting off a buy as you wait for someone to test this puppy out g...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (pcworld.com)

Lenovo Legion Y530 review: An affordable gaming laptop saddled with an iffy graphics card

 

The inexpensive Lenovo Legion Y530 will tempt budget-minded gamers, but its middling graphics card struggles to keep up with today's games, let alone tomorrow's.

Impressive quad-core CPU performance ; Relatively thin and light for a gaming laptop ; Comfy keyboard ; Above-average speakers

Falls short of 60 fps gaming visuals at maxed graphics settings ; Rear-facing ports may frustrate some users ; No memory card reader

Next up is Cinebench, a benchmark that checks how a laptop performs under a brief period of stressful CPU activity—in this case, rendering a 3D image in real time. While our HandBrake benchmark takes about an hour to complete, Cinebench is often over...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Lenovo Legion Y530: Shortlist this entry-level gaming laptop

 

While its insides match the competition's, the Y530's unique workstation-like design helps make this budget-friendly gamer one to strongly consider.

The Lenovo Legion Y530's delivers on entry-level gaming performance and has a useful design that makes it as good for travel as it is on a desk hooked up to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Display is somewhat dim with dull color. Keyboard might be a little too soft for some. Webcam is below the display.

As entry-level gaming laptops go the Lenovo Legion Y530 offers one of the best mixes of performance and design you're going to find at the moment.

Sep, 2018

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Lenovo Legion Y530

 

Lenovo's Legion Y530 tops today's class of budget gaming laptops with a sleek, distinctive build, alongside solid performance and a full feature set.

Aggressive price. Slim, sturdy build is nice for the money. No garish gamer aesthetic. Super-slim bezels. HD gaming capable. Above-average keyboard.

GTX 1050's performance ceiling with demanding games is limited. Smallish 256GB SSD in this model.

Bottom Line: Lenovo's Legion Y530 tops today's class of budget gaming laptops with a sleek, distinctive build, alongside solid performance and a full feature set.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Anthony Gallegos (pcworld.com)

Ideapad Y530

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 isn't exactly made for kids, but it sure can kick out the tunes. You can tell it was designed to be a sleek all-purpose laptop that knows how to get down to business and play around a little without costing a fortune (our review...

Awesome audio output Good power/performance ratio

Annoyingly Glossy screen Needs better DVD playback software

With the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530, "You get what you pay for" isn't a bad thing. The Y530 is a good laptop built for anyone who needs to work and to sneak in a little play time on the side. And, for under a thousand bucks, it is a solid counterpoint to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Anthony Gallegos (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Laptop Review

 

Awesome audio output ; Good power/performance ratio

Annoyingly Glossy screen ; Needs better DVD playback software

The Y530 isn't going to break any speed records, but for everyday work and rocking out in the off-hours, it's a solid choice.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Michelle Thatcher (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

Simple, subdued design with solid construction; reasonably priced; light-touch media controls; Dolby Home Theater sound with four speakers plus subwoofer; face recognition software; decent battery life.

Overly reflective screen; heavier than similar-size systems.

Though its subdued design may strike some as square, but the midsize Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 delivers a decent media experience for less than $1,000.

Nov, 2008

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