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Lenovo Legion Y530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 33 reviews of Lenovo Legion Y530. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Comments about the keyboard and image quality are on the whole positive. The design and screen also get good comments. Reviews are divided on the usability. Some have doubts about the portability and battery.

performance, screen, design, image quality, keyboard

battery, portability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Lenovo Legion Y530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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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

Editor's Choice

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 : Jason Cipriani (

Lenovo Legion Y530 review


Budget gaming with some limitations

Affordable ; Unique design ; Acceptable battery life

Disappointing speakers ; Display lacking overall

Users of the Lenovo Legion Y530 will find that it gets the job done for gaming and general use, and that’s about it.

Oct, 2018

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 : Andrew E. Freedman (

Lenovo Legion Y530 Review: An Adult Gaming Laptop with a Dull Display


Finally, a gaming laptop for adults. The Lenovo Legion Y530 ($749.99 to start, $949.99 as tested), isn't the most extravagant machine. It doesn't scream “gamer,” but with its Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, it can still play most games at decent settings....

The Lenovo Legion is a gaming laptop with looks for adults, but its soft keyboard and dull display are disappointing.

Jul, 2018

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Lenovo Legion Y530


This 15.6” gaming laptop has an angular design, tiny display bezels, a small footprint and no bling. The 5.1 lb. Legion Y530 is available with Intel 8th gen Core i5-8300H and i7-8750H 45 watt CPUs, NVIDIA GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti dedicated graphics...

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Recensione del Portatile Lenovo Legion Y530 (i7-8750H, GTX1060)


Le ventole si fanno sentire. Il Lenovo Legion Y530 non perde molto tempo con le questioni relative al design, ma offre molte prestazioni ad un prezzo accessibile. Dopo la recensione della SKU GTX 1050 Ti, diamo ora uno sguardo al modello con la più...

prestazioni di sistema molto elevate ; prestazioni di gioco molto elevate ; buona soluzione di raffreddamento ; buone opzioni di manutenzione ; Chassis robusto

breve durata della batteria ; alto valore del nero ; forte rumore della ventola

Il Lenovo Legion Y530 è un potente computer portatile gaming in ogni configurazione, che può utilizzare molto bene la potenza dei suoi componenti e quindi, i risultati nei benchmark sintetici e test di gioco sono molto buoni. Il display produce belle...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

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


Maakt veel kabaal. De Lenovo Legion Y530 verspilt richt zich niet op zijn ontwerp, maar levert in plaats daarvan veel prestaties voor een betaalbare prijs. Na het testen van de GTX 1050 Ti SKU bekijken we nu het model met de krachtigere GTX 1060. Wat...

zeer hoge systeemprestaties ; zeer hoge spelprestaties ; goed koelsysteem ; goede onderhoudsmogelijkheden ; robuuste behuizing

korte looptijden ; hoge zwartwaarde ; luide ventilator

Voor het volledige, Engelse testrapport, klik hier.Gezien de lage prijs, kunnen we de Lenovo Legion Y530 met de Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 aanbevelen.

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

Ноутбук Lenovo Legion Y530 (i7-8750H, GTX1060). Обзор от Notebookcheck


Пошумим! В Lenovo Legion Y530 основной упор сделан на реализацию наилучшего соотношения цены и производительности, а не красивый дизайн и прочие плюшки. Ноутбук уже был у нас на обзоре в конфигурации с видеокартой Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, но теперь пришло...

высокая системная производительность ; высокая игровая производительность ; эффективная система охлаждения ; прост в обслуживании и апгрейде ; прочный корпус

малое время автономной работы ; завышенный уровень черного у дисплея ; шумный во время работы

По итогам второго обзора можем сказать, что Lenovo Legion Y530 - это мощный игровой ноутбук и во всех конфигурациях он обеспечивает достаточную для современных игр производительность. Особенно радует отсутствие троттлинга и хорошо реализованный...

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Mike Wobker (

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


Macht viel Wind. Das Lenovo Legion Y530 hält sich nicht lange mit Designfragen auf, sondern liefert viel Leistung zu einem günstigen Preis. Nach einer Version mit GTX-1050-Ti-GPU fühlen wir nun der GTX-1060-Variante auf den Zahn. Was Käufer von dieser...

sehr gute Systemleistung ; sehr gute Spieleleistung ; gutes Kühlsystem ; gute Wartungsmöglichkeiten ; robustes Gehäuse

kurze Akkulaufzeit ; hoher Schwarzwert ; laute Lüftergeräusche

Das Lenovo Legion Y530 ist in jeder Ausstattungsvariante ein leistungsstarkes Gaming-Notebook, das viel Leistung aus der verbauten Hardware herausholt. Dementsprechend stark fallen auch die Ergebnisse in den Benchmark- und Spieletests aus. Zudem bietet...

Dec, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio chip:Realtek ALC3240
Audio system:Dolby Home Theater
Built-In Microphone:Y
Number of built-in speakers:2
Number of microphones:2
Speaker power:2 / 4
Speakers manufacturer:Harman Kardon


Battery capacity (Watt hours):52 / 52.5 / 57
Battery life (max):9.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Number of battery cells:3


Auto Focus:N
Front Camera:Y
Front camera HD type:HD
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N


Certification:ErP Lot 3 / ErP lot 3;
Energy Star certified:Y
RoHS compliance:Y


Colour name:Black
Colour of product:Black
Form factor:Clamshell
Housing material:Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS), Polycarbonate / Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS),Polycarbonate
Market positioning:Gaming
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Notebook


Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display brightness:250 / 300
Display diagonal:39.6
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Matt
HD type:Full HD
LED Backlight:Y
Maximum refresh rate:60
Panel Type:IPS


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Maximum Resolution:4096 x 2160
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E9B
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5


Full-size keyboard:Y
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard backlit colour:White
Numeric keypad:Y
Pointing device:Touchpad
Windows keys:Y


Internal Memory:12 / 16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16
Memory clock speed:2666
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 4 + 1 x 8 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:2x SO-DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately


Antenna type:1x1 / 2X2
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:N

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Power cord included:Y
Stylus pen:N
Warranty card:Y


GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated:N

Ports & interfaces

Charging port type:DC-in jack
Combo headphone/mic port:Y
DC-in jack:Y
DisplayPort version:1.4
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:2.0
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:N / Y
Mini DisplayPorts quantity:1
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:3
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB Sleep-and-Charge:Y
USB Sleep-and-Charge ports:1


AC adapter frequency:50//60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:135 / 170


Bus type:DMI
Configurable TDP-down:35
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Motherboard chipset:Intel® HM370
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4 / 4.00 / 4.1 / 4.10
Processor cache:8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.2 / 2.20 / 2.3 / 2.30
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-8300H / i7-8750H
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:BGA 1440
Processor threads:12 / 8
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Flex Memory Access:Y
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N
Intel TSX-NI:N
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:N / Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:134876 / 134906
Processor code:SR3YY
Processor package size:42 x 28
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y


Cable lock slot:Y
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint Reader:N
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:HDD, Power on, Supervisor / HDD,Power on,Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM):N


Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:FreeDOS / WINDOWS 10 HOME
Operating System Language:Spanish


Card reader integrated:N / Y
Compatible memory cards:MMC,SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:SATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
HDD Capacity:1000 / 2000
HDD interface:SATA III
HDD Size:2.5
HDD Speed:5400 / 7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of HDDs installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:PCI Express 3.0
SSD capacity:128 / 256 / 512
SSD form factor:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total HDDs capacity:1000 / 2000
Total SSDs capacity:128 / 256 / 512
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1128 / 1256 / 128 / 2000 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height (front):2.39 / 2.42
Height (rear):2.49 / 2.52