Everywhere you turn there seems to be yet another gaming laptop being introduced to the market and the Lenovo Legion Y520 80YY001UGE is one of the latest. This model isn’t trying to compete directly with some of the big brand gaming laptops that deliver top end gaming performance but instead is a more budget friendly gaming option for those that are unable to unwilling to pay the big money required for the top end devices. Below we are going to review some of the benefits and downsides to see just how well this model stacks up.
Processor: Intel Core i5
Memory: 8 GB of RAM
Storage: 1 TB SATA plus 128 GB SSD
Screen: 15.6 Inches
OS: Windows 10
– The battle between SSD and SATA continues to rage when it comes to storage options for your new laptop but instead of having to decide Lenovo has packed both options into this setup so you get both the performance benefits of an SSD and the large storage capacity of a SATA
– The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is able to keep up with the demands of most modern games quite easily
– By going with the option of an Intel Core i5 processor instead of the more common Intel Core i7 that you will find in many gaming options Lenovo has been able to really keep the price down while still providing a decent amount of processing power
– Only 8 GB of memory seems a little disappointing for a gaming laptop
– Compared to most 15.6 inch laptop models this device is a tab on the heavy side as it tips the scales at 2.4 KG
– Battery life is far from impressive as it can only manage up to 6 hours on a single charge
The Lenovo Legion Y520 80YY001UGE isn’t going to match up well if you are comparing it to the high end gaming laptops on the market but it still provides all the basics for a good gaming experience. If you want something a little more budget friendly that can also function quite well as an everyday laptop then this may be a great choice for you.