This entry-level gaming notebook by Lenovo provides smooth frame rates on its 15.6-inch display for most games. It’s a reasonably priced machine with well-placed ports and room for two internal storage drives. Maximum value is what consumers shopping for a budget gaming PC always look for, and that is just what the Lenovo Legion Y545 offers.
Compared to many other gaming laptops on the market, this model allows for factory customization, which means you are not limited to preconfigured models. There are a few options for NVIDIA graphics and the 15.6-inch display, as well as your choice of SSD PCIe storage, SATA storage, or dual drive configuration if you need both capacity and speed.
As for the design, this laptop has a starting weight of 5.1 lbs and features a iron grey finish and white-backlit keyboard. The dimensions in inches are 14.22 x 10.5 x 0.97 – 1.05 (W x D x H). The back of the lid is made of smooth aluminum. Chiseled chassis edges and subtle exhaust vents give the Lenovo Legion Y545 a bit of aggressiveness, with its look, but not overly so. It looks just right.
With 9th Gen. Intel core processors combined with Windows 10, there is plenty of support for the latest PC gaming experiences. Why stick with a desktop when you can take your games with you as you travel with a laptop? The battery has a capacity of up to 57-Wh (when the laptop is equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660-Ti / RTX 2060).
Lenovo Legion Y545 Specifications
Here is a quick rundown of the features / specs the Lenovo Legion Y545 comes with:
• OS: Windows 10 Home (optional Pro)
• Processor: 9th Gen. Intel Core i5 or i7 (2.40-GHz or 2.60-GHz) / 4-cores / 6-cores respectively
• Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (6GB) / 1650 (4GB) / or GTX 1660-Ti (6GB)
• Display: 15.6-inch FHD IPS anti-glare (300-nits) / 60-Hz or 144-Hz
• Storage: 2TB (5400-RPM / 1TB HDD (7200-RPM) / up to 1TB SSD PCIe – dual drive available
• AC adapter: 170-Watt or 230-Watt AC (depending on the configuration)
The Harman speakers are pretty impressive – especially with Dolby Atmos for gaming technology.
There are plenty of ports as well, including 3 USB 3.1 ports (Gen 1), USB-C, mini DisplayPort 1.4, headphone / microphone combo / HDMI 2.0, RJ45, and Kensington Lock.
If you don’t have much money and don’t want to spend more than $1,000 for a new gaming laptop, then the Lenovo Legion Y545 is definitely one you’ll want to consider.