Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop Review

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Updated June 27, 2022
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One of the best laptops for Minecraft, something that crosses between performance and budget, is the Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop, the Y540 2020 model. Its hardware runs Minecraft on max settings, with so much resource leftover you can stream at the same time. If that interests you, then read on! However, first take a few minutes to check out our list of some of the best gaming laptops.

Why We Like It – Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop

A huge step up from the Lenovo Legion Y530, the Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop upgrades to a GTX 1660 and a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processor, a combo that runs Minecraft buttery smooth.

  • Runs Minecraft like a champ
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Bundles with a Ghost Manta gaming mouse
  • So-so battery life

Performance & Battery

The Lenovo Gaming Laptop has two great pieces of hardware: the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti and a 9th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H. You can crank the settings to max and still have frames well over 100, with 144Hz refresh rate to keep everything running well. More importantly, the Intel CPU has 6-cores, which opens up multitasking. In other words: you can stream, record, and play Minecraft without ever noticing a performance drop. But if you want to do more, the Asus ROG Strix Scar III Gaming PC is armed to the teeth with power. Battery life, however, will take a hit considering it lasts between 3 to 4 hours. If a long battery life is important to you, check out our Lenovo L340 I5 review.

Ports, Expandability & Build Quality

Screen size measures 15.6-inches, a common size for gaming laptops. Surrounding the screen and backlit keyboard is a plastic chassis. It’s build quality is fine, still sturdy and well-manufactured, and protects the 1TB HDD and 128GB PCIe SSD. You get a healthy selection of ports, ranging from: one USB Type-C, three USB 3.1, one HDMI, an audio jack, and Ethernet.


What’s most fascinating is the fact that the Huawei MateBook X Pro Gaming Laptop, a competitor to the Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop, is inferior in every regard. And yet, it costs $400 more. Sure, durability is far better, but plastic is fine if you aren’t tossing your laptop all over the place. That makes the Lenovo Legion’s price per performance far more valuable. You also get a Ghost Manta gaming mouse bundled inside.

Related: See also our Lenovo Legion Y530 review.

Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop Wrap Up

It’s going to be hard to ignore the Lenovo Legion Gaming Laptop, even if it does have a subpar battery. If you’re gaming, streaming, and recording, you’ll want to be linked to the charger anyways. Its GTX 1660 and hexa-core i7 CPU are too good to pass on if you want to nail performance, features, and budget in one go.