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Lenovo Legion Y520 (15.6-inch, 2017) Series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 324 reviews of Lenovo Legion Y520 (15.6-inch, 2017) Series. The average rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and durability. The design and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the portability and screen are mixed, and many are negative about the touchpad and image quality.

performance, price, design, durability, size

battery, image quality, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Legion Y520 (15.6-inch, 2017) Series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Lenovo Legion Y520


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.

Proficient gaming performance. Spacious hard drive plus boot SSD. Restrained, but stylish design. Well-built keyboard.

Tacky touchpad design. Red accent coloring might not be to everyone's taste.

Lenovo's rebranded gaming effort is a success in my book, even if that ultimately boils down to a new name, aesthetic tweaks, and good timing with incorporating the latest hardware. The Legion Y520 is well designed, with a full feature set, and...

Mar, 2017

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo Legion Y520 Review


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.

Sleek design; Comfortable keyboard; Strong gaming and productivity performance; Useful software

Dull display; Oddly shaped touchpad

Apr, 2017

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA (i5-7300HQ, RX 560) Laptop Review


Budget Gaming. Lenovo's budget-priced gaming notebooks start at €700 (~$817). While these basic variants are not that powerful, they should still be enough for some gamers. In this review, we will be looking at the Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA, a...

solid CPU and GPU performance ; good input devices ; affordable price ; good maintenance options ; decent design

average colour space accuracy ; mediocre brightness and contrast ; slow HDD

The Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA is a viable gaming notebook that is useful outside of just playing games. At just over €700 (~$817), the device is a good choice for those on a tight budget. The Lenovo Legion Y520-15IKBA is a gaming notebook that is...

May, 2018

Expert review by : Jason Bouwmeester (

Lenovo Legion Y520 review: An affordable, portable entry-level gaming laptop


Our Lenovo Legion Y520 review takes a look at a portable entry-level gaming laptop from Lenovo's new Legion gaming gear lineup.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Kimber Streams (

The Best Budget Gaming Laptop


There isn't a perfect budget gaming laptop, but after more than 30 hours of testing we found the Lenovo Legion Y520 is the best you can get for around $1,000

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Pocock Kevin Pocock (

Lenovo Legion Y520-15 Gaming Laptop


Lenovo perhaps isn't the first name which comes to mind when considering gaming laptops. But the company is seeking its own path, and a mix of bang for buck and design attention may help in revealing it. The Legion Y520-15 is one of its current...

We like the look of the Legion Y520-15. Physically, rather than on paper and in practice, because we don’t believe that the selection of parts delivers an overall experience best for gaming.

Jun, 2017

Techradar Great Value 2017

Expert review by : Jacob Grana (

Lenovo Legion Y520 review


A mid-range gaming laptop at a budget price

Easy on the wallet ; Stays cool ; Comfortable keyboard

Dim display ; No chroma or macro programmability

The Lenovo Legion Y520’s budget price belies its true nature: an excellent mid-range gamer. It has flaws, like a dim screen, but none that are fatal.

Sep, 2017

Expert review by : Hardik Singh (

Lenovo Legion Y520 Review


The Lenovo Legion 520 is one of the best mainstream gaming laptops we have tested this year, but there is a major flaw.

Good for 1080p gaming ; Well built ; Good Speakers

Software issue

The Lenovo Legion Y520 can be recommended to anyone who is looking to play games in 1080p. It has some drawbacks, but none of those are real deal breakers.

Jun, 2017

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LENOVO Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Black



Battery life is shocking, but I guess its a trade off for performance.

Oct, 2018

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LENOVO Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Black


So far it meets all my expectations, fast and reliable

Nothing yet

Sep, 2018

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