Hello how’s it going we are here so we’ve seen a lot of gaming laptops on this channel big ones little ones expensive ones less expensive ones but usually they fall into two kinds of main categories cheaper ones that are bigger thicker less nice-looking and more expensive ones that look better but that price tag is invariably higher this is the legion Y530 from Lenovo and its main strength is the design it’s one of the best-looking devices you’re going to get for this kind of money at least for a gaming laptop so the big draw the big thing that makes it special is the bezel on the screen. Lenovo Legion Y530 Review It’s very thin and it reminds me of much more expensive laptops so the XPS 15 was probably one of the first 15-inch laptops use a thin bezel like this but a lot of the gaming laptops nowadays or whatever there’s a lot more going outside a lot of gaming laptops these days are going with bigger screens with thin bezels and it looks nice so the main advantage of having a thin bezel isn’t just for the fact that it’s a thin bezel device right obviously it looks good. But it also makes the whole device smaller right when you have less bezel that means the footprint of the whole device is smaller so it’s just a more portable and more compact device and this looks really good the design of this thing on the exterior is a much more muted look than we traditionally see from Lenovo Legion Y530 Review Lenovo was like one of the bigger companies with like the red and black thing going on they just loved that they played it out for several years.
Display and Design
This is all black this year not a single drop of red not even red LED if I’m not mistaken yeah there isn’t even a red LED the only lighting you’ll have up front is this little light on the legion logo which lights up when the laptop is on it’s a simple white light you can’t change any of the RGB or anything is just white and I think it looks good the top surface is this kind of textured plastic. It’s basically Lenovo Legion Y530 Full Specification a radial pattern that originates from the Oh from the legion and it just spreads out it’s a pretty durable finish up top I thought I might scuff easily because of that texture but took some keys to it tried to scratch a little bit stay solid the build quality in here it feels good it’s not amazing or anything it is a predominantly plastic laptop. I wouldn’t say that it’s bad like nothing kind of strikes me as being like an issue or anything like that I like the hinge that they’re using some of the older Lenovo laptops had a really bad hinge design this is a good one and it feels like it just feels well-made I’m surprised that they changed the design of this laptop so drastically from the previous year like this looks nothing like the original Lenovo Y series gaming laptop so it looks completely different. Lenovo Legion Y530 Full Specification I like it it’s just improved across the board the other thing and you’ll see that I’m doing this in the video I’m pulling the screen all the way back repeatedly and it just the screen goes all the way flat and they’re able to do this because we’ll the hinge design for one but if you’ll notice the back of the laptop extends a little bit beyond the base of the screen and it’s a design element that usually helps with improving the thermals on a laptop.
Hardware and Configuration
The ports are on the back of the device at least most of them there’s still an audio jack and a USB on each side but the main cluster of ports is on the back and I really like that it’s obviously a personal preference but I like to have all of my connections like the AC adapter and he’s like the USB C or Ethernet Lenovo Legion Y530 Price in the US I like it when it’s on the back of the device just out of the way and this allows you to do that I don’t like how the use pc isn’t Thunderbolt 3 capable it’s kind of expected at this price point but still disappointing inside the device. We’re looking at a keyboard deck that has a soft touch material everywhere I’ve talked about this in my previous videos but it’s a nice material at first but I’ve always worried about long-term use this stuff can get gunky now that being said I have seen brands like I have seen products where the soft touch material has held up over time. But it’s not something that I can tell based on just a short experience like this the keyboard itself is good and I like Lenovo Legion Y530 Price in the US how they’ve done the layout so on a traditional laptop you’re either going to have a spacious keyboard that doesn’t have a number pad or a cramped keyboard with a number-pad but they’ve done something quite different they have their regular layout and it’s spacious but their number pad is actually above the arrow keys so they’ve actually made a really good use of this. It’s a different layout than a lot of other keyboards but I think you’ll get used to it the only concern is that if you’re someone that uses Lenovo Legion Y530 price amazon a number pad a lot this is a different kind of like your muscle-memory will be different on this number pad than the traditional number pad trackpad a great trackpad it’s got hardware buttons like dedicated Hardware buttons which are not common these days I like them Windows precision great tracking the only thing. I have to complain about is that the button mechanism is quite loud alright let’s talk about the speakers they sound good and they’re positioned well they’re in this Lenovo Legion Y530 price amazon kind of tucked beveled area up front the base isn’t great like the lower frequencies just aren’t represented well in this device I don’t expect it considering the price and considering the fact that it’s a laptop but if you want a bass it’s not really there okay to get inside this laptop.
Performance and Battery
It’s relatively easy you do have to struggle with the tabs a little bit on the bottom it’s just a bunch of screws and they come off easily but you just got to be careful opening it because there are plastic tabs that hold it in place Lenovo Legion Y530 Specs once you’re inside you have access to everything you have your Wi-Fi card you can swap out your two RAM slots there’s two Drive slots there’s an NVME and there’s two and a half inch SATA you also have access to your battery. It’s a fifty-two-and-a-half-watt hour battery it’s not particularly large it’s actually relatively small and battery life on this thing is only four hours a little bit more than four hours and that’s what screen to 215 it’s so yeah, a lot of devices like this we’re going to have shorter battery lives but this is actually one of the shorter ones that’s what you get for our battery you’re going to have to bring your AC adapter. If you don’t bring this thing to class or whatever cause you’re not going to go through a day on four hours of battery life okay last thing Lenovo Legion Y530 Specs the screen this is the money the design of the screen is seriously the best part of this laptop and it makes it look like a much more expensive device than it actually is its reasonably color accurate. It’s definitely good enough for games but I wish it was brighter if you’re playing in a more lit environment it might be difficult to use this screen the webcams down on the bottom underneath the screen and well it’s a nose cam this device comes in a few configurations you get a GTX 1050 or a 1050 TI this one’s a 1050 TI and the performance is good but you’re not going to get anything mind-blowing you’re going to be able to play most Triple-A games near 60 frames per second.
But you’re going to have to play with that Lenovo Legion Y530 Performance graphics quality slider a bit the thermals on this device are good it doesn’t throttle and the fans aren’t super loud even on max load it’s not crazy loud or anything I do like that they’re soft for control of the fans so if you want to you can put on the maximum fan mode and just let it rip and I’m really happy that Lenovo was able to make something that looks like this in a thermally appropriate chassis like that’s not easy. I think a lot of companies try and just don’t have great thermals and don’t really care about it but they did a good job now it’s not a particularly powerful card it is a 1050 TI I would have really liked to have seen a 10 60 or at least a 10 60 max Q because I feel like the chassis could handle it the thermals are good enough is just they don’t offer that option and it just doesn’t make sense to me especially because there’s a 144 Hertz screen option Lenovo Legion Y530 Performance like they have a high refresh screen available but I’m not a particularly powerful GPU available so that combination doesn’t really work for me maybe in the future they’ll add more powerful GPU options other things. I don’t like the screen and wish it was brighter but at this price point it’s tough to get a really bright screen and the third thing is the battery life a four-hour battery life like I mentioned isn’t a full day battery so yeah those are the only real negatives about this whole product. I like it a lot they’ve done a good job with it again the big thing about this thing though is the design it’s thinner than your average $950 gaming laptop and I think on sale this is going Lenovo Legion Y530 Performance to be even cheaper like during Black Friday or like the end of the summer I could see this thing going to like 850 or like 900 so yeah overall great device I think Lenovo really knocked this one out of the park it’s rare for a company to make something that looks this good at this price point.
- Good build quality
- The excellent sounding speaker system
- Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
- Weak NVIDIA 9300M graphics card
- Super glossy “frameless” display is very reflective