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Lenovo Legion Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series

We have collected and analyzed 43 expert reviews and 141 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 79/100 and users rate it 89/100. The average review date is Nov 25, 2011. We have compared these reviews to 859752 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 92/100 = Excellent. Last update: Feb 20, 2020.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 13 user reviews of Lenovo Legion Y530 (15.6-inch, 2018) Series from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Feb, 2020

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 tested in every way imaginable


Lenovo's 15.4-inch IdeaPad Y530 has been around the block a time or two, but if you've been putting off a buy as you wait for someone to test this puppy out g...

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Ben Patterson (

Lenovo Legion Y530 review: An affordable gaming laptop saddled with an iffy graphics card


The inexpensive Lenovo Legion Y530 will tempt budget-minded gamers, but its middling graphics card struggles to keep up with today's games, let alone tomorrow's.

Impressive quad-core CPU performance ; Relatively thin and light for a gaming laptop ; Comfy keyboard ; Above-average speakers

Falls short of 60 fps gaming visuals at maxed graphics settings ; Rear-facing ports may frustrate some users ; No memory card reader

Next up is Cinebench, a benchmark that checks how a laptop performs under a brief period of stressful CPU activity—in this case, rendering a 3D image in real time. While our HandBrake benchmark takes about an hour to complete, Cinebench is often over...

Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Lenovo Legion Y530: Shortlist this entry-level gaming laptop


While its insides match the competition's, the Y530's unique workstation-like design helps make this budget-friendly gamer one to strongly consider.

The Lenovo Legion Y530's delivers on entry-level gaming performance and has a useful design that makes it as good for travel as it is on a desk hooked up to a monitor, keyboard and mouse.

Display is somewhat dim with dull color. Keyboard might be a little too soft for some. Webcam is below the display.

As entry-level gaming laptops go the Lenovo Legion Y530 offers one of the best mixes of performance and design you're going to find at the moment.

Sep, 2018

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Lenovo Legion Y530


Lenovo's Legion Y530 tops today's class of budget gaming laptops with a sleek, distinctive build, alongside solid performance and a full feature set.

Aggressive price. Slim, sturdy build is nice for the money. No garish gamer aesthetic. Super-slim bezels. HD gaming capable. Above-average keyboard.

GTX 1050's performance ceiling with demanding games is limited. Smallish 256GB SSD in this model.

Bottom Line: Lenovo's Legion Y530 tops today's class of budget gaming laptops with a sleek, distinctive build, alongside solid performance and a full feature set.

Jul, 2018

Expert review by : Anthony Gallegos (

Ideapad Y530


The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 isn't exactly made for kids, but it sure can kick out the tunes. You can tell it was designed to be a sleek all-purpose laptop that knows how to get down to business and play around a little without costing a fortune (our review...

Awesome audio output Good power/performance ratio

Annoyingly Glossy screen Needs better DVD playback software

With the Lenovo IdeaPad Y530, "You get what you pay for" isn't a bad thing. The Y530 is a good laptop built for anyone who needs to work and to sneak in a little play time on the side. And, for under a thousand bucks, it is a solid counterpoint to...

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Anthony Gallegos (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Laptop Review


Awesome audio output ; Good power/performance ratio

Annoyingly Glossy screen ; Needs better DVD playback software

The Y530 isn't going to break any speed records, but for everyday work and rocking out in the off-hours, it's a solid choice.

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Michelle Thatcher (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 review: Lenovo IdeaPad Y530


Lenovo IdeaPad Y530

Simple, subdued design with solid construction; reasonably priced; light-touch media controls; Dolby Home Theater sound with four speakers plus subwoofer; face recognition software; decent battery life.

Overly reflective screen; heavier than similar-size systems.

Though its subdued design may strike some as square, but the midsize Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 delivers a decent media experience for less than $1,000.

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Laptop Mag (

Lenovo Legion Y530 Review


The Lenovo Legion Y530 is a sleek and slim budget gaming laptop with enough graphics power to play demanding games on lower settings.

Sleek, stylish design; Thin bezels; Strong overall performance; Solid port selection; Good value

Dull display; Dismal webcam; Middling graphics

May, 2019

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Lenovo Legion Y530 (i7-8750H, GTX1060) Laptop Review


Makes a lot of wind. The Lenovo Legion Y530 does not waste much time with questions about the design, but delivers a lot of performance for an affordable price instead. After the review of the GTX 1050 Ti SKU, we now have a look at the model with the...

very high system performance ; very high gaming performance ; good cooling solution ; good maintenance options ; robust chassis

short battery runtime ; high black value ; loud fan noise

The Lenovo Legion Y530 is a powerful gaming laptop in every configuration, which can utilize the power of its components very well and therefore, the results in the synthetic benchmarks and gaming tests are very good. The display produces nice pictures...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 Review


The IdeaPad Y530 has a very low-key design with an all-black shell similar to the ThinkPad notebooks. On closer inspection the black surface has a crosshatch pattern for mild styling and easy gripping. Inside the notebook the black exterior changes to...

Good build quality ; Excellent sounding speaker system ; Comfortable keyboard and touchpad

Weak NVIDIA 9300M graphics card ; Super glossy "frameless" display is very reflective

The Lenovo IdeaPad Y530 has a durable chassis and great sounding sound system, but could be improved in the graphics department. Limited to the NVIDIA 9300M dedicated graphics card which can be found in some netbooks, the Y530 doesn't perform that well...

Dec, 2008

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