Lenovo Legion Y540 (15″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 3000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 M.2 NVMe slot See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, Windows OS, Windows 10 Pro, No OS, Windows 10 S
Dimensions
365 x 260 x 25.9 mm (14.37" x 10.24" x 1.02")
Weight
2.30 kg (5.1 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • HDMI
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ac (2x2)
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Audio jack 3.5mm audio jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera 720p HD
  • Backlit keyboard optional
  • Microphone Digital-array microphones
  • Speakers Harman speakers (2x 2W)
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo Legion Y540 (15") series.

Results are from the Cinebench 20 Multi-core test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo Legion Y540 (15") series.

 

Lenovo Legion Y540 (15″) in-depth review

Lenovo is king when it comes to mid-range gaming laptops. It's been like that for a couple of years now, and last year they introduced a new design, that put the gaming Legion series undercover.Interestingly, Lenovo has decided to keep the apparently successful design for the Legion Y540. However, now, it pairs it with a significantly more powerful graphics cards - the RTX 2060 or the GTX 1660 Ti (pretty much the same GPU with the RTX 2060 featuring ray-tracing units, that are not found on [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Adequate price
  • Good keyboard with decent travel, big arrows, and a backlight
  • Wide and accurate color coverage (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Doesn't use PWM to adjust brightness (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Blazingly fast 144Hz screen option (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Capable cooling solution
  • Low-key design

Cons

  • Poor battery life for the 144Hz screen version (BOE NV156FHM-N4G)
  • Lacks SD card slot

Inside Lenovo Legion Y540 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

Games you can play on this laptop series

Minecraft
 
 
Bench
-23%
1179
fps
101
fps
 
 
-32%
1036
fps
100
fps
 
 
-55%
703
fps
48
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
ARK: Survival Evolved
127
fps
77
fps
64
fps
43
fps
-7%
136
fps
66
fps
54
fps
34
fps
-38%
95
fps
41
fps
33
fps
23
fps
-44%
87
fps
37
fps
30
fps
20
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Apex Legends
 
Bench
219
fps
166
fps
116
fps
 
-3%
214
fps
160
fps
110
fps
 
-39%
137
fps
100
fps
71
fps
 
-44%
124
fps
91
fps
64
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Red Dead Redemption 2
96
fps
62
fps
34
fps
-
-2%
82
fps
58
fps
33
fps
16
fps
 
-37%
64
fps
36
fps
20
fps
-
-39%
57
fps
33
fps
18
fps
9
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 21
 
 
Bench
173
fps
161
fps
 
 
 
-5%
164
fps
153
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Cyberpunk 2077
97
fps
81
fps
67
fps
55
fps
-18%
82
fps
67
fps
53
fps
45
fps
 
-65%
35
fps
28
fps
23
fps
20
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
GTA V
173
fps
174
fps
73
fps
46
fps
 
-14%
163
fps
122
fps
69
fps
47
fps
-27%
171
fps
92
fps
49
fps
29
fps
-29%
169
fps
87
fps
46
fps
27
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
109
fps
98
fps
76
fps
 
111
fps
99
fps
73
fps
 
-36%
72
fps
63
fps
47
fps
 
-42%
65
fps
57
fps
42
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Valhalla
80
fps
67
fps
54
fps
46
fps
 
-5%
76
fps
64
fps
51
fps
44
fps
 
-49%
49
fps
40
fps
28
fps
10
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
World of Tanks
 
Bench
618
fps
259
fps
139
fps
 
-3%
589
fps
262
fps
137
fps
 
-15%
622
fps
160
fps
79
fps
 
-17%
628
fps
147
fps
71
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
The Witcher 3
180
fps
132
fps
110
fps
72
fps
-2%
165
fps
132
fps
112
fps
75
fps
-41%
104
fps
78
fps
65
fps
43
fps
-47%
96
fps
71
fps
58
fps
39
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Fortnite
 
Bench
105
fps
81
fps
73
fps
 
-5%
100
fps
77
fps
69
fps
 
 
-38%
65
fps
50
fps
45
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
CS:GO
 
Bench
379
fps
335
fps
379
fps
 
-14%
358
fps
315
fps
269
fps
 
-24%
338
fps
281
fps
217
fps
 
-27%
334
fps
269
fps
196
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2021
 
 
Bench
202
fps
165
fps
 
 
 
-15%
165
fps
147
fps
 
 
 
-31%
157
fps
96
fps
 
 
 
-38%
141
fps
87
fps
 
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Total War: THREE KINGDOMS
183
fps
108
fps
68
fps
47
fps
-3%
170
fps
102
fps
69
fps
53
fps
-38%
116
fps
67
fps
40
fps
29
fps
-44%
105
fps
60
fps
36
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
89
fps
80
fps
71
fps
50
fps
-12%
76
fps
70
fps
62
fps
47
fps
-26%
70
fps
61
fps
51
fps
32
fps
-31%
67
fps
57
fps
48
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
League of Legends
 
Bench
510
fps
432
fps
381
fps
 
-5%
499
fps
402
fps
362
fps
 
-16%
443
fps
341
fps
324
fps
 
-45%
242
fps
251
fps
235
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Battlefield 5
155
fps
119
fps
104
fps
98
fps
-7%
137
fps
110
fps
99
fps
95
fps
 
-32%
109
fps
82
fps
69
fps
63
fps
-38%
101
fps
74
fps
62
fps
57
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOTA 2
180
fps
160
fps
144
fps
122
fps
-3%
196
fps
159
fps
129
fps
103
fps
-8%
181
fps
147
fps
127
fps
105
fps
-23%
137
fps
115
fps
112
fps
101
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PUBG
165
fps
135
fps
132
fps
109
fps
-1%
156
fps
135
fps
133
fps
109
fps
-38%
120
fps
82
fps
70
fps
61
fps
-43%
106
fps
75
fps
70
fps
56
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM Eternal
 
Bench
156
fps
144
fps
126
fps
 
-7%
141
fps
131
fps
125
fps
 
-33%
107
fps
99
fps
80
fps
 
-39%
96
fps
89
fps
74
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Wildlands
93
fps
85
fps
74
fps
48
fps
-4%
89
fps
82
fps
71
fps
47
fps
-35%
61
fps
56
fps
49
fps
30
fps
-41%
55
fps
51
fps
45
fps
27
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Borderlands 3
114
fps
91
fps
64
fps
49
fps
-6%
101
fps
86
fps
63
fps
49
fps
-31%
90
fps
62
fps
40
fps
29
fps
-38%
81
fps
56
fps
35
fps
26
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Warframe
 
 
Bench
-7%
265
fps
200
fps
 
 
 
-22%
267
fps
121
fps
 
 
-27%
250
fps
114
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
123
fps
88
fps
84
fps
53
fps
-15%
90
fps
78
fps
76
fps
53
fps
-33%
96
fps
56
fps
50
fps
32
fps
-38%
93
fps
50
fps
45
fps
29
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Team Fortress 2
 
 
Bench
-5%
174
fps
163
fps
 
 
-11%
160
fps
153
fps
 
 
-12%
160
fps
151
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Metro Exodus
 
Bench
115
fps
52
fps
24
fps
 
-6%
100
fps
54
fps
25
fps
 
-35%
77
fps
32
fps
15
fps
 
-41%
70
fps
29
fps
13
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Overwatch
 
Bench
250
fps
212
fps
135
fps
 
-11%
217
fps
183
fps
132
fps
 
-29%
211
fps
132
fps
81
fps
 
-32%
211
fps
124
fps
73
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
TC: Six Siege
286
fps
208
fps
195
fps
176
fps
-4%
260
fps
205
fps
192
fps
176
fps
-33%
202
fps
138
fps
125
fps
111
fps
-39%
187
fps
126
fps
115
fps
102
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rocket League
-2%
580
fps
294
fps
 
 
-27%
478
fps
172
fps
 
 
-27%
465
fps
181
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Need For Speed Heat
 
Bench
82
fps
71
fps
65
fps
 
83
fps
71
fps
63
fps
 
-11%
80
fps
62
fps
53
fps
 
-18%
75
fps
56
fps
48
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Hearthstone
 
Bench
395
fps
398
fps
60
fps
 
-9%
338
fps
377
fps
60
fps
 
-21%
264
fps
351
fps
57
fps
 
-72%
89
fps
82
fps
71
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
For Honor
 
Bench
137
fps
129
fps
98
fps
 
-2%
133
fps
126
fps
98
fps
 
-40%
81
fps
78
fps
60
fps
 
-45%
75
fps
71
fps
55
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Gears 5
138
fps
102
fps
82
fps
65
fps
-3%
132
fps
97
fps
82
fps
64
fps
-32%
103
fps
64
fps
54
fps
41
fps
-39%
93
fps
58
fps
48
fps
37
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Resident Evil 2
166
fps
143
fps
125
fps
106
fps
-2%
153
fps
139
fps
127
fps
108
fps
-37%
108
fps
90
fps
77
fps
65
fps
-44%
96
fps
80
fps
69
fps
59
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Rise of the Tomb Raider
167
fps
130
fps
67
fps
44
fps
-3%
160
fps
125
fps
68
fps
44
fps
-35%
121
fps
80
fps
39
fps
26
fps
-40%
115
fps
73
fps
35
fps
23
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Halo: Reach
242
fps
192
fps
165
fps
 
-6%
208
fps
192
fps
161
fps
 
-10%
201
fps
183
fps
157
fps
 
-15%
188
fps
172
fps
150
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
PES 2020
 
 
Bench
-15%
165
fps
147
fps
 
 
 
-32%
157
fps
93
fps
 
 
-38%
141
fps
87
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Far Cry New Dawn
 
Bench
103
fps
89
fps
78
fps
 
-11%
90
fps
79
fps
72
fps
 
-28%
76
fps
62
fps
56
fps
 
-34%
70
fps
57
fps
51
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
FIFA 20
 
 
Bench
-2%
261
fps
158
fps
 
 
-7%
231
fps
167
fps
 
 
-22%
171
fps
162
fps
 
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
DOOM
 
Bench
186
fps
158
fps
155
fps
 
-27%
130
fps
119
fps
114
fps
 
-33%
135
fps
100
fps
98
fps
 
-35%
121
fps
103
fps
98
fps
 
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Darksiders Genesis
161
fps
141
fps
124
fps
105
fps
-12%
141
fps
119
fps
113
fps
95
fps
-25%
152
fps
94
fps
79
fps
73
fps
-31%
145
fps
85
fps
72
fps
66
fps
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

 

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