Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS 15.6-inch

Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS 15.6-inch

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  • Price
  • Dedicated NVIDIA
  • USB Type-C
  • Good audio
  • Kaby Lake CPU
  • Great keyboard


  • Small SSD
  • Lenovo bloatware
  • Red color is not for everyone
  • Trackpad is a bit awkward and tacky

Bottom Line

The Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS offers a decent gaming experience for its attractive price. However the small solid state drive will fill up very quickly and we recommend adding a second storage drive for all of your storage needs.

The Lenovo Legion Y520 80WK00FHUS is a bestselling Lenovo gaming laptop that has been praised for its comfortable keyboard, dedicated NVIDIA graphics, good audio and for its seventh generation Intel i5 processor. However, the 256GB SSD is slightly too small for most gamers as newer AAA gaming titles take up a huge amount of space compared to titles of yesteryear. Luckily, you will be able to install a SATA based storage drive to increase the Lenovo Legion Y520’s storage.

Score Summary

Critic Reviews

  • 70
    Laptop Mag April 22, 2017

    The Lenovo Legion Y520 offers strong performance for its price and a sleek design. But its screen is dull, and its touchpad places form over function.

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  • 80
    PCMag March 8, 2017

    The Lenovo Legion Y520 is a budget gaming laptop that requires you to make no compromises in build quality or performance. It delivers smooth 1080p gaming at high settings alongside a full feature set.

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  • NotebookCheck May 27, 2017

    Lenovo’s latest budget gaming notebook may not possess the pomp and showmanship of the Legion Y720, but it still manages reasonably good performance—even in spite of its relatively affordable price tag. We take it for a (lengthy) spin in our full review.

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Processor Intel Core i5-7300HQ 2.5GHz [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 [View Benchmarks]
Graphics Type Discrete
Graphics Memory 4GB GDDR5
RAM 8GB DDR4 2400MHz
Operating System Microsoft Windows Windows 10 Home
Battery Life 3 hours
Hard Drive 1 256 SSD
Display Size 15.6 inch
Display Type IPS
Display Resolution 1920 x 1080
Display Technology LED backlight | In-plane switching | Anti-glare
Connectivity 2x USB 3.0 | USB 2.0 | USB 3.1 Type-C | HDMI | Gigabit Ethernet | AC WiFi | Bluetooth 4.1
Audio Stereo speakers | Harman Certified | Dolby Audio Premium
Webcam 720p HD
Additional Features Backlit keyboard | Memory card reader
Dimension (LxWxH) 14.96 x 10.43 x 1.01

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