Lenovo is refreshing its gaming laptops today, even though it's been just over six months since the last refresh. The big changes that come with the Legion Y540 and Y740 are that they include Nvidia's recently announced mobile GeForce RTX graphics, and they are offered with Dolby Vision HDR, 144Hz displays.
Both laptops borrow the same design language from their predecessors, which isn't a bad thing. The Y740 once again comes in 15- and 17-inch variants, as the Y900 series seems to be gone forever at this point. The eighth-gen Intel processor selection seems to be the same as well, with up to a Core i7-8750H being offered.
For the Legion Y740, you'll be able to get up an RTX 2080 in the 17-inch model and up to an RTX 2070 in the 15-inch model. They come with Dolby speakers and Dolby Atmos Sound System, and the 144Hz display supports Nvidia's G-Sync. The Legion Y540 comes with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, and it has Harman speakers with Dolby Atmos.
There are also some interesting new monitors and peripherals. The Legion Y44w monitor has a 3840x1200 resolution, and it's a 43.4-inch 32:10 display. This provides two full 24-inch 16:10 displays. It has a 144Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync, and it has an optional detachable Harman Kardon certified speaker. There's also the Legion Y27gq monitor, a 27-inch 1440p screen with Nvidia G-Sync and a 240Hz refresh rate.
The Legion H500 7.1 Pro Gaming Headset promises 7.1 surround sound without any additional software needed, and the Legion H300 Gaming Headset is there for the more budget-conscious. There's a new Legion K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard, which has seven dedicated media keys. And finally, Lenovo has a Legion M500 RGB Gaming Mouse.
The Lenovo Legion Y740 is coming in February, with the 15-inch model starting at $1,749.99 and the 17-inch model starting at $1,979.99. The Y540 won't be available until May, and it will start at $929.99. Both monitors are coming in April, with the Y44w costing $1,199.99 and the Y27gq coming in at $999.99.
All of the other peripherals are coming in April, with the H55 7.1 Pro Gaming Headset coming in at $99.99, the H300 headset coming in at $59.99, the K500 RGB Mechanical Switch Gaming Keyboard costing $99.99, and the M500 RGB Gaming Mouse coming in at $59.99.
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