Lenovo 15.6" Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop

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Lenovo 15.6" Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop
Key Features
  • 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six-Core
  • 16GB DDR4 RAM | 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD
  • 15.6" 1920 x 1080 144 Hz IPS Display
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU (6GB)
Play your favorite PC games with the 15.6" Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop.
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Lenovo Y540 15.6" Overview

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Play your favorite PC games with the 15.6" Legion Y540 Gaming Laptop.

The 15.6" IPS anti-glare display features a Full HD 1920 x 1080 screen resolution and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The 144 Hz refresh rate helps reduce motion blurs and screen tearing. Visuals are handled by the dedicated NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card with 6GB of GDDR6 VRAM.

The system is powered by a 2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H Six-Core processor. It also has 16GB of 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM, a 1TB PCIe M.2 SSD, Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac), built-in stereo speakers from HARMAN that are Dolby Atmos certified, a 720p webcam, Bluetooth 4.2, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C, USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, HDMI 2.0, and Mini DisplayPort 1.4. Windows 10 Home (64-bit) is the installed operating system.

Windows 10

Start Menu

After its hiatus in Windows 8, the Start Menu has returned. Utilizing a combination of the traditional menu system and Windows 8's Live Tiles, the improved Start Menu gives you more information at a glance, showing notification information alongside your applications and other pinned items.


Microsoft's digital personal assistant, Cortana can answer your questions with information gleaned from both your device and the internet at large. You can type or even talk with her, if your system has a microphone. Using her Laptop, Cortana keeps track of your needs and wants, and she learns over time to improve her information gathering skills.

Microsoft Edge

After nearly 20 years, Microsoft has finally replaced its Internet Explorer web browser. With Microsoft Edge, users can write directly on web pages and share notes with friends and colleagues. It also improves the online reading experience by adding a distraction-free mode and read-it-later functionality. Edge also has built-in Cortana integration; you can have her help you find a restaurant, make a reservation, and pull up directions without leaving your browser.

Windows Store

For Windows 10, Microsoft has unified the Windows Store. Now, apps for PCs, tablets, and phones will all be accessible from one place. And with support for Universal Apps, one version of an app can work across all your compatible devices automatically.

Windows Continuum

Windows 10 was designed for a variety of screen sizes and input styles, and with its Continuum feature, it automatically adapts to fit your needs. A Windows 10 tablet on its own requires a touch-centric approach, but attaching a mouse and keyboard will shift everything to a more traditional interface. You can even attach an external monitor to your Windows 10 phone for a near-desktop experience. But it's not just the operating system; Windows Universal Apps take advantage of Continuum as well.

Xbox on Windows 10

Gaming is a big focus of Windows 10. Xbox integration allows for PC players to match up against Xbox One players on supported games, and if you have an Xbox One, you can even stream compatible titles to your PC. Native support for recording with the new Game DVR feature makes it easy to capture and share your gameplay. The new DirectX12 takes better advantage of multi-core processors, giving games a performance boost, even on older hardware. Windows 10 also features native support for virtual reality headsets, such as the Oculus Rift.

Lenovo Y540 15.6" Specs

Operating SystemWindows 10 Home (64-Bit)
CPU2.6 GHz Intel Core i7-9750H 6-Core
Maximum Boost Speed4.5 GHz
L3 Cache12 MB
Memory Type2666 MHz DDR4
Total Installed Memory16 GB
Memory Configuration2 x 8 GB (User-Replaceable)
Maximum Memory Capacity32 GB
Memory Slot Type260-Pin SO-DIMM
Memory Slots2 (0 Available)
Graphics TypeDedicated
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920 x 1080
Maximum Brightness300 cd/m2
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Storage and Expansion
Total Installed Capacity1 TB
Solid State Storage1 x 1 TB M.2 NVMe PCIe
Optical DriveNone
Ports3 x USB Type-A (USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1)
USB Type-C1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Display1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.0
Audio1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output
Built-In Speakers2 x 2 W
Built-In Microphones2
Media Card SlotsNone
Ethernet1 x RJ45 (Gigabit)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac); Dual-Band (2.4 & 5 GHz)
MU-MIMO Support2 x 2
WebcamUser-Facing: 720p
Battery ChemistryLithium-Ion Polymer (LiPo)
CapacityNon-Removable 3-Cell: 57 Wh
Estimated Battery Life5 Hours
Keyboard & Mouse
KeyboardNotebook Keyboard
Pointing DeviceTouchPad
SecurityKensington Lock Slot
Dimensions14.17 x 10.51 x 1.02" / 360 x 267 x 25.9 mm
Weight5.1 lb / 2.31 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight9.8 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.25 x 15 x 5"

Lenovo Y540 15.6" Reviews

Great product!!

By Luis
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-10-01

Recommended it!!

so far so good

By Najee J
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-16

the laptop is an amazing upgrade from my last laptop. I use this for manly Video Editing. Editing 4k is smooth as butter. only issue I had was when I had the computer in standby when I pressed a button to wake it up it was all pixels. well just the web browser I don't know if it was an Google issue of computer issue.

Top Notch

Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-18

This laptop has exceeded my expectations. Smooth load, and has handled everything I've thrown at it without any issues. For the price, it is very hard to beat. Easy to upgrade the memory and add a second SSD too ;) Fans are loud and it gets warm when gaming, but that is somewhat expected. Overall, very satisfied.

Lenovo 15.6 Legion

By Jonathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-17

Great product I purchased it for my 14 years old son for school work and gaming system and it works great

Almost a year of use and still loving it!

By Edgar
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-27

I use it for edit (Full HD) and facebook transmitions and works perfectly fluid an fast. With SDD power on, is ready on seconds, files transfers are kicker than any HDD. Encode process take half time than my older i7 desktop. RTX 2060 gives a fluid video, I dont play games but my brother does sometimes (LoL, GTA V, Fornite) and loves 140HZ. The best laptop I have never had.

Great laptop for gr8 price!

By Valeria
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-09-24

I absolutely love this laptop! It has been a great purchase, I’ve had it so far for several weeks and it plows through anything I throw at it. Rendering a 3d software work like a charm. I can’t really complain about anything in particular at the time.   Battery works according to what the workload is given (lasting approximately 4 hours going easy on it and low on wireless connectivity), I didn’t expect it, or wanted it to be a really mobile workstation, so it does not bother me in the least.   Perhaps the only thing that bugs me is the placement of the webcam, but since I don’t use it that much, I guess I can live with it.   I think the price-quality of the product is superior of any competition by its category/price range.   Definitely recommended, although the new version on this model is a slight improvement on this one.

Great laptop

By Juan Fernando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-08-05

This laptop is very powerful, efficient. It allows me to work, play and get some entertainment. It has a great processor, RAM, the screen looks good (full HD) even though it could be better (e.g. 4K). There are just two things I really don't like about it: 1) The location of the cam. It is at the bottom center of the screen, it is really a bad place for a camera 2) the keyboard is a bit weird. There is plenty of space to locate some missing keys (or cramped in some other keys) A fingerprint reader could have been a great addition.


By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-07-23

I love this computer, is my first gaming laptop!

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I will need to do live stream a few times a year. ...

I will need to do live stream a few times a year. Is there a good site for me to visit? Sounds expensive
Asked by: William
This computer has the power to live stream, built in webcam could be functional in a pinch. I would recommend an external for higher quality.
Answered by: Nachmen
Date published: 2020-10-15

I posted a question about concerns for audio ...

I posted a question about concerns for audio cracking and I really didn't get an answer from Lenovo support. All I got was how to update drivers, update the system bios and contact Lenovo support. There are number of people complaining about audio cracking and crackling and cut outs with this laptop. That's a concern considering you're going to drop $1,300 for this item. Can I get a little bit more specific information about why this problem is occurring, what is being done to address it or if there's a way to replace the components that are causing it if it's a platform issue?
Asked by: Alex
This is something that you would have to speak directly to Lenovo about, B&H Is an authorized Lenovo reseller, however, we do not have any input on the design or manufacturing of the product nor can we provide this kind of advice since we are not a manufacturer. Sorry for the inconvenience.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-09-22

Any laptop model I’ll order it going to be a new ...

Any laptop model I’ll order it going to be a new closed box or opened box for upgrading for example ?
Asked by: Usama
All the products on our website are new unless stated otherwise.
Answered by: Miguel
Date published: 2020-09-17

has anyone used this laptop for live streaming?

has anyone used this laptop for live streaming?
Asked by: William
Yes it will work with no problem with live streaming.
Answered by: ilich
Date published: 2020-07-06

Has anyone used this laptop for livestreaming?

Has anyone used this laptop for livestreaming?
Asked by: William
Yes it will work with no problems with LiveStreaming.
Answered by: ilich
Date published: 2020-07-06

Can this support the oculus rift-s? How much ...

Can this support the oculus rift-s? How much games can it do?
Asked by: Hayden
That will depend on the requirements and compatibility of the Oculus Rift hardware and software. We recommend you check with both the hardware the game's software publisher's web sites for their compatibility with Windows 10 Home 64-bit operating system and the minimum/recommended hardware requirements (Is a Graphics card required, the processor speed and the minimum required system RAM and the minimum available hard drive space) to run their program, then compare those requirements to this system's configuration.
Answered by: LenovoProductExpert
Date published: 2020-06-29

Is this VR compatable?

Is this VR compatable?
Asked by: Hayden
What he said
Answered by: Michael
Date published: 2020-05-29

Can you customize the backlit color?

Can you customize the backlit color?
Asked by: Roman
No. This model ships with white backlighting for the keyboard.
Answered by: LenovoProductExpert
Date published: 2020-05-27
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