Lenovo 15.6" Gaming Laptop with 1060 GPU - £899.99 (Lenovo online store)
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Lenovo 15.6" Gaming Laptop with 1060 GPU - £899.99 (Lenovo online store)

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Edited by:"Joe90_guy"Found 6th Aug 2017
IMPORTANT EDIT: To buy this laptop at the frankly amazing price of £899.99, go to lenovo.com/rew…/uk and find the Levovo Y520 and use the code !LENOVOREWARDS! (see the post below for more comments).

A huge thanks to The_Hoff for this information!



I recently posted a deal for the Medion X7847 laptop which did well. However not everyone wants a big, hefty 17" laptop so here's something similar in the smaller & lighter 15.6" form factor...

The cheapest, £999.99 version of the Lenovo Y520 on Lenovo's online store comes with the following spec...

i7-7700HQ CPU
Windows 10
15.6" FHD IPS AntiGlare 1920x1080 screen
8.0GB DDR4 (2400MHz)
128GB SSD + 1TB HDD (5400 rpm)
Nvidia 1060 MaxQ 3GB GDDR5 GPU
1 x USB Type-C port
2.52 kg weight
Backlit keyboard
One year warranty

At a penny shy of a grand, this machine isn't cheap (or even a deal!) but it does tick a lot of the boxes that some gamers look for (i7 not i5, a definite IPS screen, fast RAM, a 1060 GPU, Type C).

It's an extra £100 for the 6GB version of the GPU and an extra £100 for a 256GB SSD (in place of the standard 128GB one) so the base version is where the value lies.

Here's a decent review of the Lenovo Y520 (with the lesser 1050 Ti GPU) which praised it for it's relative quietness and good thermal management...

notebookcheck.net/Len…tml

For those concerned that this laptop comes with the newer, less capable Max Q version of the 1060 GPU, here's a good article on how the old and new versions compare...

notebookcheck.net/Nvi…tml

Hopefully someone will find this of interest...

Edit: Use the discount code LEN4600 to get this price (thanks to Dokko for this)
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What lets it down for me is the 8gb RAM - on the higher spec (6gb 1060 model) for another £100 you can get all of the above, with 16gb RAM and a faster hard drive from a HP omen (they're also 17.3 inch which I prefer, though I read that you wanted to post a 15 inch laptop for people)
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Not sure if this works or not but apparently you can get 4% off using the discount code LEN4600, taking the price to £959.99.

That's not bad when you see that Currys want £949.99 for the i5 / 1050 Ti version of the Y520 (see link)...

currys.co.uk/gbu…tml
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For anyone interested in the difference between the 3GB and 6GB versions of the Nvidia 1060, it seems like for 1080p, there isn't a massive difference for most games but specific games (Hitman for example) do benefit from the extra RAM. It's all explained here...

eurogamer.net/art…iew
Edited by: "Joe90_guy" 6th Aug 2017
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For those people that like to watch their reviews rather than read them....

If it was £1100 for 6gb gpu and 16gb ram then were talking. No need to be charging £100 for each upgrade. Still good price, heat added
This is a cracking deal. The 3gb memory for the gpu is not an issue, and that i7 is a corker at this price
thanks for the heads up, been looking for a decent laptop that doesn't have the usual tacky "gamer" design for a while. get 10% off through work too so £899 for me. Now to look at it for a few hours with my finger hovering over the buy button.
worth getting the 6gb graphics if I can get it for £989?
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didsburydan32 m ago

worth getting the 6gb graphics if I can get it for £989?


Personally I'd say no. I'd spend the £100 on games instead!
Not too bad, I get 10% off this with military discount so works out at £900. Must resist.
didsburydan39 m ago

worth getting the 6gb graphics if I can get it for £989?




Is that even debatable? Haha
was going to build a gaming pc. But thinking this is better value
I need a new laptop. I'm not a gamer but I freelance and need tonnes of videos and images for work, both creating and storing. My current Ideapad S510 can't really cope. Is this spec overkill do you think?
Poor battery life
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britchic49 m ago

I need a new laptop. I'm not a gamer but I freelance and need tonnes of …I need a new laptop. I'm not a gamer but I freelance and need tonnes of videos and images for work, both creating and storing. My current Ideapad S510 can't really cope. Is this spec overkill do you think?


If you're not a gamer then you probably shouldn't buy this laptop. At a rough estimate, the Nvidia 1060 video card alone will make up about 25% of the cost of this laptop! If you're not going to use all of that graphics oomph, then you could get something more suited to your needs that's a lot cheaper.
btw -LEN4600 works for 4% discount
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rikhd14 m ago

Poor battery life



I'd agree with that but with one caveat. If you buy a laptop like this, with its power hungry GPU, then in all likelihood, you're going to be using it plugged into a socket most of the time. If say you wanted to do heavy gaming on a train commute or a long plane journey, a bigger battery would help some but chances are it would be drained by the time you get to your destination.
Joe90_guy16 m ago

If you're not a gamer then you probably shouldn't buy this laptop. At a …If you're not a gamer then you probably shouldn't buy this laptop. At a rough estimate, the Nvidia 1060 video card alone will make up about 25% of the cost of this laptop! If you're not going to use all of that graphics oomph, then you could get something more suited to your needs that's a lot cheaper.


Thanks thats good to know
Also i've read from several reviews on the Legion Y520 15 that the screen is poor.
Dokko11 m ago

Also i've read from several reviews on the Legion Y520 15 that the screen …Also i've read from several reviews on the Legion Y520 15 that the screen is poor.


par for the course with sub-£1000 gaming laptops. if you want a decent screen you're looking at spending another £500
Edited by: "didsburydan" 6th Aug 2017
£899 via the Lenovo Rewards site.
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The_Hoff11 m ago

£899 via the Lenovo Rewards site.


I Googled Lenovo Rewards and it didn't come back with anything instantly recognisable. Is this the same as Perk Box??? If not, how do I access Lenovo Rewards?
Joe90_guy5 m ago

I Googled Lenovo Rewards and it didn't come back with anything instantly …I Googled Lenovo Rewards and it didn't come back with anything instantly recognisable. Is this the same as Perk Box??? If not, how do I access Lenovo Rewards?


Via their EPP portal.

www3.lenovo.com/gb/…rds
The_Hoff8 m ago

Via their EPP portal.http://www3.lenovo.com/gb/en/ukrewards

How do I get a passcode?
!INSERTBRANDNAME+REWARDS(MINUSTHE+)!
Edited by: "didsburydan" 6th Aug 2017
The_Hoff2 m ago

https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/4z6o63/lenovo_euuk_discount_code/


oops, fixed
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Blimey! It really works!!! £899.99 for this laptop. All I can say is WOW!

I posted this deal mainly for other people. Now I'm thinking I want this!
Will this laptop pass VR requirement?
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wildheart30033 m ago

Will this laptop pass VR requirement?


Yes. Even the 1050 Ti is good for VR now.
Joe90_guy33 m ago

Blimey! It really works!!! £899.99 for this laptop. All I can say is WOW!I …Blimey! It really works!!! £899.99 for this laptop. All I can say is WOW!I posted this deal mainly for other people. Now I'm thinking I want this!


Of course it works, I posted it
£990 for the 6gb version, that's got me
Feel free to give me a like, or £50
OP should amend the deal as £899 with !LENOVOREWARDS! code to the rewards link. Hot deal.
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muzzydark35 m ago

OP should amend the deal as £899 with !LENOVOREWARDS! code to the rewards …OP should amend the deal as £899 with !LENOVOREWARDS! code to the rewards link. Hot deal.


Done! (apologies for not doing this earlier but the wife wanted to me to do what she calls 'real' work!)
This is a nice deal. 990 pounds for the 6gb is excellent even if it isn't quite the same as the standard one. For 1080p games this laptop will play pretty much everything. And wait until you try Virtual Reality!
Edited by: "Enet" 6th Aug 2017
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dozstanford4 m ago

Just a heads up, the 1060 in this laptop is the Max-Q design which is 10% …Just a heads up, the 1060 in this laptop is the Max-Q design which is 10% to 15% slower than a standard mobile 10601060 Max-Qhttps://www.notebookcheck.net/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Max-Q-GPU-Benchmarks-and-Specs.224734.0.html1060 Mobilehttps://www.notebookcheck.net/Mobile-NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1060-Laptop-Benchmarks-and-Specs.169547.0.htmlIt's still faster than a 1050Ti, just bear in mind it's not comparable to full fat 1060 laptops.


This was flagged up in the OP...
Original Poster
Nice little YouTube video comparison of the Y520 with comparable laptops. Okay it's American but notwithstanding that, the Lenovo Y520 doesn't disgrace itself in company.

They advertise this as Max-Q but it's not a proper Max-Q design. They've simply used the old chassis and downclocked the GPU.
Edited by: "Picard123" 6th Aug 2017
doe7 h, 34 m ago

was going to build a gaming pc. But thinking this is better value

You should build a pc mate you can't upgrade a laptop plus you can build a gaming pc with 1060 6gb gpu for this price
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