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Lenovo Legion Y720

We have collected and analyzed 23 expert reviews and 28 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 76/100 and users rate it 94/100. The average review date is Sep 22, 2017. We have compared these reviews to 1012757 reviews from other Laptops. The alaScore™ for this product is 91/100 = Excellent. Last update: Dec 13, 2018.

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Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

Lenovo Legion Y720


When I use a gaming laptop, I tend to focus on how games look on it. The Lenovo Legion Y720 ($1,029.59 to start, $1,169.99 as tested), however, impressed me more by how it sounds. Sure, it has a VR-ready Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and an Intel Core...

Awesome speakers; Xbox wireless controller adapter built in; Decent battery life

Ugly; Dim display; Mixed productivity performance and slow SSD

The Lenovo Legion Y720 has rich audio and works with any wireless Xbox One controller, but it suffers from a dim display and mixed performance.

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Abent (

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review


As someone who primarily games on PC, my advice to anyone who's looking to get into PC gaming is usually going to be to build their own. Up until recently, I would have written that my advice would be to always go the custom build route, but thanks to...

GTX 1060 graphics and Core i5/Core i7 make for a powerful machine ; Design isn't overwhelming ; Full-size keyboard is a pleasure to use

Speakers, as always, don't offer full sound with weak bass ; Outer shell attracts fingerprints easily ; Relatively unexciting despite solid internals

Feb, 2018

Expert review by : Michael Wall (

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review


The Lenovo Legion Y720 offers a solid mix between performance and price, but the dim display detracts from this otherwise attractive gaming notebook.

Amazing robust audio ; Solid battery life ; Affordable ; Decent Performance

Amazing robust audio ; Solid battery life ; Affordable ; Decent Performance

Aug, 2017

Expert review by : Nino Ricchizzi (

Lenovo Legion Y720 (7700HQ, Full-HD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review


A convincing concept. The equation Lenovo uses for describing their new gaming laptop does appear to make sense: power + portability = perfection. The perfection might not be absolute - but Lenovo does show that they know what a true gaming notebook is...

Leistungsbereitschaft ; PCIe-SSD ; Akkulaufzeit ; Hitzeentwicklung ; Geräuschentwicklung

Gehäuse äußerst anfällig für Fingerabdrucke ; Hohes Gewicht ; Eingeschränkte Leistung im Akku-Betrieb ; Kein SD-Kartenslot

Lenovo succeeded with their new Legion Y720 - the gaming laptop is certainly a worthy competitor. The build quality is high and both the design as well as the color scheme cater to the target audience. The only major drawback are the sensitive surface...

May, 2017

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review: A Decent Road-Ready Gaming PC


If you're a desktop-PC gamer without a lot of space, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Cube is in your wheelhouse. This rig is easy to move and will fit just about anywhere. But the entry-level model is lacking in power, and you'll need to pay more for VR...

Portable design ; Easily upgradable

Not a lot of power in entry level model

Get the Lenovo Legion Y720 Cube if you prioritize space savings over gaming performance.

Jan, 2018

Expert review by : Andrew E. Freedman (

Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower Review: A Dependable, No-Frills Gaming PC


The Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower is a dependable machine with a GTX 1070 and a chassis that's easy to open and upgrade. And if you want it in either an Intel or AMD configuration, there are plenty of options for you.

Easy to upgrade ; Many available configurations ; Helpful software

Performance not as strong as competitors

The Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower is easy to upgrade and comes with either AMD or Intel configurations.

Dec, 2017

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (

Lenovo Legion Y720 Review and Ratings


Lenovo gives its winning Legion Y520 gaming rig a beefed-up brother with GeForce GTX 1060 graphics and awe-inspiring audio.

Faultless 1080p gaming performance ; Epic audio ; Thunderbolt 3 port ; Xbox One wireless controller support

Skimpy 128GB SSD ; Screen could be brighter ; No SD card slot

After fully recharging the laptop, we set up the machine in power-save mode (as opposed to balanced or high-performance mode) and make a few other battery-conserving tweaks in preparation for our unplugged video rundown test. In this test, we loop a...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Pocock Kevin Pocock (

Lenovo Legion Y720-15 – Review


Previously, we had a look at the Lenovo Legion Y520. This time it's the bigger and bolder Legion Y720-15. We weren't too impressed with the performance delivered, and more on that later. Here's hoping our experience with the Y720-15 is a more enjoyable...

Undoubtedly, if you were considering Lenovo for a gaming laptop this would be in the running. Understandably too, given the Kaby Lake i7-7700HQ and a GTX 1060 6GB. The specifications on offer here are those of a system which should be a shoe-in for...

Jul, 2017

Expert review by : Kevin Lee (

Lenovo Legion Y720 review


Leading the next wave of virtual reality

Refined, thinner styling ; Affordable starting price ; Upscaling for VR functionality

Plastic-y trackpad ; Display renders flat colors

Sporting sharp looks and a unique focus on virtual reality experiences, the Lenovo Legion Y720 is a very alluring mid-range gaming laptop.

Jan, 2017

Expert review by : Stuart Andrews (

Lenovo Legion Y720 review: A big-brand enthusiast PC


The Legion looks the part, but doesn't have the balanced spec to match the very best or cope with 4K gaming

Looks the part ; DVD writer a nice inclusion

Noisy when under stress ; Excess CPU power, but lacks matching GPU performance

The problem for the Y720 is that it falls between two stools. In the past six months, we've seen sub-£900 PCs that deliver better gaming performance than the Lenovo, even if they didn’t have the eight-core Ryzen 7 CPU. And while the Intel versions...

Aug, 2018

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y


Chassis type:Tower
Color of product:Black
Number of 3.5" bays:4
Number of 5.25" bays:2
Placement supported:Vertical

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:1
PCI Express x16 slots:1


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX 570
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
On-board graphics adapter:N
On-board graphics adapter model:Not available


Internal memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory slots:2x DIMM


Bluetooth version:4.1
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AC
Display included:N
Drivers included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:Y


Audio chip:Realtek ALC1220
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:AMD B350
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:3
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
S/PDIF out port:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:7
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Power supply:450
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Number of processors installed:1
Processor boost frequency:3.4 / 4
Processor cache:16 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor cores:4 / 8
Processor family:AMD Ryzen 5 / AMD Ryzen 7
Processor frequency:3.2 / 3.4
Processor model:1400 / 1800x
Processor socket:Socket AM4
Processor threads:16 / 8


Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 Home
Pre-installed software:Lenovo Nerve Center, Lenovo Solution Center, Lenovo Companion • CyberLink PowerDVD


Card reader integrated:Y
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2128

Weight & Dimensions