The Lenovo 15.6″ Legion Y520 Notebook is packed with multiple features aimed for gaming enthusiasts. Powered by a 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7-7700HQ Quad-Core processor and 8GB of DDR4 RAM, it has the hardware required for efficient multitasking, quick loading, and fluid gaming. Moreover, its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card offers the graphical processing power to handle visually demanding games. With it, you can enable additional graphical options and crank up in-game visual settings to experience your games at their best.
Its 15.6″ display is built with an IPS panel and has a 1920 x 1080 resolution for crisp, clear, and vivid Full HD content playback. An HDMI port lets you connect an external display for enhanced multitasking or larger viewing. For storage, it has a 128GB PCIe SSD and a 1TB 5400 rpm HDD. Connect to the Internet via 802.11ac Wi-Fi and pair compatible wireless peripherals with Bluetooth 4.1 technology to free up USB ports for other devices. Other integrated features include a 4-in-1 media card reader, a webcam, microphones, speakers, and a 3.5mm mic and headphone combo jack. The operating system installed is Windows 10 Home (64-bit).
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series Graphics Cards
- NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10-series graphics cards can deliver up to a 40% increase in performance over the previous generation. Not only are they powerful, they can deliver similar performance to their desktop counterparts with a slight performance difference. This changes mobile gaming, allowing you to max out your game’s visuals settings so you can enjoy it at its best. Furthermore, this 10-series graphics card is VR capable so you can plug in your virtual reality headset to experience a new way to play.
- Harman Audio & Dolby Premium
- Whether you game with headphones or not, the Legion Y520 has you covered with its Harman speakers featuring Dolby Audio Premium, which is custom-tuned to deliver quality audio for all content.
- Lenovo Nerve Sense
- Lenovo Nerve Sense is the customization software that lets you adjust keyboard lighting, customize hotkeys, and streamline audio.
- Red-Backlit Keyboard
- The Y520 has a red backlit keyboard with 1.7mm of key travel distance, which delivers responsive keystrokes and lets you type in dimly lit or even dark environments.
- Make Music Anywhere
- Stagelight is a software for creating music that’s included on your Legion Y520. It’s available on other Windows devices, including smart phones, tablets, and desktops. You’ll be able to make beats, mix loops, or create full songs with vocal tracks.
- 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 Notebook, 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 computers, 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 computer 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 computer. 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.