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Lenovo Legion Y530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 31 reviews of Lenovo Legion Y530. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and design. The image quality and screen are also appreciated. The portability and battery get less positive reviews.

performance, screen, image quality, design, keyboard

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Legion Y530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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 : 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 : Mike Wobker (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo Legion Y530 (i7-8750H, GTX1060) Laptop Review

 

Makes a lot of wind. The Lenovo Legion Y530 does not waste much time with questions about the design, but delivers a lot of performance for an affordable price instead. After the review of the GTX 1050 Ti SKU, we now have a look at the model with the...

very high system performance ; very high gaming performance ; good cooling solution ; good maintenance options ; robust chassis

short battery runtime ; high black value ; loud fan noise

The Lenovo Legion Y530 is a powerful gaming laptop in every configuration, which can utilize the power of its components very well and therefore, the results in the synthetic benchmarks and gaming tests are very good. The display produces nice pictures...

Dec, 2018

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Lenovo Legion Y530

 

This 15.6” gaming laptop has an angular design, tiny display bezels, a small footprint and no bling. The 5.1 lb. Legion Y530 is available with Intel 8th gen Core i5-8300H and i7-8750H 45 watt CPUs, NVIDIA GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti dedicated graphics...

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO Legion Y530 15.6" Intel® Core™ i5 GTX 1050 Gaming Laptop - 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD

 

Great laptop for the price with a good design that doesn't scream "I'm a gaming laptop" to everybody around you. Laptop has a great looking screen and can run any game out today, albeit with lower graphical settings

Battery life is only around 3-4 hours when editing word documents and doing basic browsing for College work so you may need to tie yourself near an outlet once in a while. Fans aren't too loud but you do notice them and the CPU thermal throttles just a...

Feb, 2019

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO Legion Y530-15ICH 15.6" Intel® Core™ i5 GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Laptop - 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD

 

The fact it didn’t work ! The screen was not backlit .

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (ao.com)

Gav

 

"On initail arriveal by DPD very excited once turned on found didn't have a usable 2nd drive disappointed so had to get 2nd drive for it. Also increased the ram ..now it's very quick and iam well happy. DPD..... I wouldn't use if you need to have sent...

Oct, 2018

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

LENOVO Legion Y530-15ICH 15.6" Intel® Core™ i5 GTX 1050 Ti Gaming Laptop - 1 TB HDD & 128 GB SSD

 

sleek minimal design for a gaming laptop

battery could've been greater

Sep, 2018
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Product Specifications

Audio

Audio chip:Realtek ALC3240
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon

Battery

Battery capacity (Watt hours):52 / 52.5 / 57
Battery life (max):9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3

Camera

Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N

Certificates

Certification:ErP Lot 3 / ErP lot 3;
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y

Design

Colour name:Black
Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS),Polycarbonate
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook

Display

3D:N
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Maximum refresh rate:60
Panel Type:IPS
Touchscreen:N

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:White
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y

Memory

ECC:N
Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2666
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately

Networking

3G:N
4G:N
Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac
WWAN:N

Optical Drive

LightScribe:N
Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Manual:Y
Power cord included:Y
Warranty card:Y

Performance

GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPort version:1.4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50//60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 170

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Configurable TDP-down:35
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4 / 4.00 / 4.1 / 4.10
Processor cache:8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.3 / 2.30
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8300H / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
Stepping:U0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:134876 / 134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y

Security

Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N

Software

Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Spanish

Storage

Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express 3.0
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 2000
Total SSDs capacity:512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 2000 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:267
Height (front):2.39 / 2.42
Height (rear):2.49 / 2.52
Weight:2.3
Width:360