LENOVO Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop 1050ti 2gb - £741.94 @ Curry's
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LENOVO Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop 1050ti 2gb - £741.94 @ Curry's

£741.94Currys Deals
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Edited by:"anthonyt"Found 21st Oct
Been looking for a gaming Laptop and seen recent offer for ASUS at £640 which is now back at £699. Seen this on Currys at £819.99 but with their 10% discount10GAMEHW now £741.94 with GTX1050ti 2gb and 128gb SSD and next day delivery




SPECIFICATION
Processor
- Intel® Core™ i5-7300HQ Processor
- Quad-core
- 2.5 GHz / 3.5 GHz (Turbo Boost)
- 6 MB cache

RAM
8 GB DDR4 (16 GB maximum installable RAM)


Graphics card
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (2 GB GDDR5)


Storage
- 1 TB HDD, 5400 rpm
- 128 GB SSD


SCREEN
Touchscreen - No
Screen size - 15.6"
Screen type - IPS
Resolution - 1920 x 1080
Screen features - Anti-glare coating

CONNECTIVITY
Wireless - 802.11 AC
Ethernet - No
Bluetooth - Bluetooth 4.1

USB
- USB Type-C x 1
- USB 3.0 x 2
- USB 2.0 x 1

Video interface
HDMI x 1

Audio interface
3.5 mm jack

MEDIA
Optical disc drive - No
Memory card reader - 4-in-1 memory card reader


SOUND
Sound - Dolby Audio Premium
Speakers - Harman certified speakers

FEATURES
Camera - 720p HD webcam
Microphone - Yes
Mouse / trackpad - Multi-touch trackpad
Keyboard - Full-size backlit keyboard with numeric keypad

POWER
Battery type - 3-cell Lithium-polymer
Battery life - Up to 4 hours

GENERAL
Colour - Black

Box contents
- Lenovo Legion Y520 15.6" Gaming Laptop
- AC power adapter
- User manual


Dimensions
25.8 x 380 x 265 mm (H x W x D)
Weight
2.4 kg
Guarantee
1 year

Top comments

MonkeyMan908 h, 21 m ago

I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly …I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu


Would you take your desktop with you on a business trip? Would you take it to a hotel?

MonkeyMan9028 m ago

I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly …I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu



Bear in mind everyone’s situation is different. I’m currently looking for a gaming laptop. I have no problems having it plugged in all the time. I don’t have space for a desktop anywhere. As for building one, you say it as if it comes naturally to everyone.... it doesn’t. I wouldn’t have a clue where to even start. Lol.
To me this seems a decent deal if you need a low to mid end gaming laptop 🏻

MonkeyMan9012 h, 42 m ago

I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly …I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu

As opposed to your gaming PC desktop which doesn't need plugged in?
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Looks Nice. Should i buy this one?

Inb4 "only 2gb of ram"

letterboxfortom12 m ago

Looks Nice. Should i buy this one?Inb4 "only 2gb of ram"



I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu

letterboxfortom14 m ago

Looks Nice. Should i buy this one?Inb4 "only 2gb of ram"

RAM is 8GB (upgradable to 16GB). 2GB is the graphics.
Edited by: "saddamuk" 21st Oct

saddamuk11 m ago

RAM is 8GB (upgradable to 16GB). 2GB is the graphics.

My bad. That's what i meant to say

MonkeyMan9028 m ago

I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly …I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu



Bear in mind everyone’s situation is different. I’m currently looking for a gaming laptop. I have no problems having it plugged in all the time. I don’t have space for a desktop anywhere. As for building one, you say it as if it comes naturally to everyone.... it doesn’t. I wouldn’t have a clue where to even start. Lol.
To me this seems a decent deal if you need a low to mid end gaming laptop 🏻

2gb for GTX 1050Ti ? Aren't 1050Ti 4gb only ?
Edited by: "Hammlett" 21st Oct

Hammlett14 m ago

2gb for GTX 1050Ti ? Aren't 1050Ti 4gb only ?


No, they do come in 2Gb.

thekitkatshuffler19 m ago

No, they do come in 2Gb.

Isn't the GTX 1050 that comes in 2 and 4 gb version and 1050Ti is 4gb only? I think there's no 2gb GTX 1050 Ti.

Hammlett7 m ago

Isn't the GTX 1050 that comes in 2 and 4 gb version and 1050Ti is 4gb …Isn't the GTX 1050 that comes in 2 and 4 gb version and 1050Ti is 4gb only? I think there's no 2gb GTX 1050 Ti.


From what I've read online, the laptop 1050ti is "up to 4Gb" and does come in a 2Gb configuration.

Seems a bit of a waste for such a capable card but it wouldn't be the first time manufacturers made odd decisions.

thekitkatshuffler11 m ago

From what I've read online, the laptop 1050ti is "up to 4Gb" and does come …From what I've read online, the laptop 1050ti is "up to 4Gb" and does come in a 2Gb configuration.Seems a bit of a waste for such a capable card but it wouldn't be the first time manufacturers made odd decisions.

That sounds possible. From what I've been reading there's no difference between 2 and 4 gb 1050 from gaming perspective. I wonder if it applies to 1050Ti....

MonkeyMan901 h, 48 m ago

It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor.


That is because gaming laptops are not designed to be run off battery when playing games, none of them. So your point isn't a point after all.

Decent price, the 2gb 1050ti puts me off though.

Interesting...

Would this be any good for playing football manager 18 with a full database. My currant i3 struggles with even some of it loaded.

MonkeyMan908 h, 21 m ago

I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly …I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu


Would you take your desktop with you on a business trip? Would you take it to a hotel?

i really like this laptop, good price too for a 1050ti. Heat!

sailo1 h, 16 m ago

Would you take your desktop with you on a business trip? Would you take it …Would you take your desktop with you on a business trip? Would you take it to a hotel?

Is that "outside"?

MarcusTricker3 h, 16 m ago

Would this be any good for playing football manager 18 with a full …Would this be any good for playing football manager 18 with a full database. My currant i3 struggles with even some of it loaded.


I play fm17 on a i5 6200u and it runs full large everything. Database fantastically well.(better than my old fx6300 desktop cpu) . Only thing it struggles on is the match day graphics but my laptop only has built in intel graphics, so this laptop with the better cpu and stand alone gpu would probably piss it.

Hope this helps a fellow football manager
Edited by: "setven" 21st Oct

Would this work well for WiiU emulation? (yeah, I already have one. I just want to play it on the go and at a higher resolution).

Would like this but with a full 1060, not the stripped back one. Probably goes up quite a bit in price though. Maybe some better deals on 1060 powered laptops soon 🤔.

setven2 h, 31 m ago

I play fm17 on a i5 6200u and it runs full large everything. Database …I play fm17 on a i5 6200u and it runs full large everything. Database fantastically well.(better than my old fx6300 desktop cpu) . Only thing it struggles on is the match day graphics but my laptop only has built in intel graphics, so this laptop with the better cpu and stand alone gpu would probably piss it.Hope this helps a fellow football manager


Thanks for you help, just not sure wether to go for this or hold out for November/December to see if a 1060 deal comes.

MonkeyMan9012 h, 42 m ago

I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly …I wouldn't bother with any gaming laptop. It will need to be constantly plugged in as the battery life is so poor. It has to be a desktop for gaming and you could build one for this price with a 1060 maybe a 1070 depending on cpu

As opposed to your gaming PC desktop which doesn't need plugged in?

Also Dirt 4 and 6 more titles free with this
Edited by: "UltimatePhoenix" 22nd Oct

Banned

Will we see better deals on gaming laptops in black Friday? Any opinions?

MarcusTricker6 h, 50 m ago

Thanks for you help, just not sure wether to go for this or hold out for …Thanks for you help, just not sure wether to go for this or hold out for November/December to see if a 1060 deal comes.


Overkill if it's for just football manager, if you want to wait for the sales you would probably bet better getting an even cheaper 1050ti or even 1050 as long as it has a decent cpu.

sailo11 h, 51 m ago

Would you take your desktop with you on a business trip? Would you take it …Would you take your desktop with you on a business trip? Would you take it to a hotel?


No of course not but you would already have a business laptop with you in those circumstances and would probably be limited by airline rules on transportation of laptops (.i.e. one laptop). If travelling you would probably just take a tablet and watch films or play tablet games. Laptops unless you spend like 2k are rubbish for gaming and poor value for money.

stevenfeeney7 h, 41 m ago

As opposed to your gaming PC desktop which doesn't need plugged in?



A desktop isn’t portable nor does it try to be, something that is meant to provide portability that then has to be strapped to a cable to even run itself properly for its marketed purpose (“gaming laptop”) seems like it’s not fit for purpose really. It also begs the question, why include a battery at all (all that extra weight and space) which could be lost/made to make room for something more powerful under the hood that could compare to a decent desktop!

TRyyy1 h, 59 m ago

Will we see better deals on gaming laptops in black Friday? Any opinions?


Depends on £ vs $.....

cmdr_elito11 m ago

A desktop isn’t portable nor does it try to be, something that is meant to …A desktop isn’t portable nor does it try to be, something that is meant to provide portability that then has to be strapped to a cable to even run itself properly for its marketed purpose (“gaming laptop”) seems like it’s not fit for purpose really. It also begs the question, why include a battery at all (all that extra weight and space) which could be lost/made to make room for something more powerful under the hood that could compare to a decent desktop!


Because gaming is not it's sole purpose. The lack of critical thought on these forums is staggering.

It is a laptop that also supports gaming or other GPU intensive activites. Which is handy for people who spend 4 days a week in hotel like me.

cmdr_elito1 h, 17 m ago

No of course not but you would already have a business laptop with you. …No of course not but you would already have a business laptop with you. [...] Laptops unless you spend like 2k are rubbish for gaming and poor value for money.


Good luck playing games on a business laptop.

You can't have a Ferrari for a price of VW Polo.

stevenfeeney1 h, 29 m ago

Because gaming is not it's sole purpose. The lack of critical thought on …Because gaming is not it's sole purpose. The lack of critical thought on these forums is staggering. It is a laptop that also supports gaming or other GPU intensive activites. Which is handy for people who spend 4 days a week in hotel like me.

+1

Can you run a gaming laptop in like a 'regular laptop mode', where you get decent battery life out of it for when you aren't doing gaming-related intensive tasks?

I'd just take a MiniITX build for gaming with an XBOX controller, most hotels have televisions with HDMI nowadays and it only takes a few minutes to set up. A lot more bang for your buck.
Edited by: "Chuggee" 22nd Oct

Chuggee1 h, 38 m ago

I'd just take a MiniITX build for gaming with an XBOX controller, most …I'd just take a MiniITX build for gaming with an XBOX controller, most hotels have televisions with HDMI nowadays and it only takes a few minutes to set up. A lot more bang for your buck.


No you wouldn't.

1. You are not walking into any client location with a desktop build
2. Mid-tier hotels mostly lock down their multimedia physically with placement
3. You are not taking a desktop on a plane
4. You are not taking a desktop on a train
5. The fragility of the desktop does not make this viable for long term. One sharp braking manouevre in the car and...kaput.

You just simply would not do this.
Edited by: "stevenfeeney" 22nd Oct

DocRobotnik4 h, 18 m ago

Can you run a gaming laptop in like a 'regular laptop mode', where you get …Can you run a gaming laptop in like a 'regular laptop mode', where you get decent battery life out of it for when you aren't doing gaming-related intensive tasks?


Not really the cpu would hammer the battery alone you’d get a good few hours but nothing like using an intel u series

sailo9 h, 29 m ago

Good luck playing games on a business laptop.You can't have a Ferrari for …Good luck playing games on a business laptop.You can't have a Ferrari for a price of VW Polo.


I’d never try that, it would never work, point was that the company would want you to take your business laptop which is insured and has access to all the company systems. So if you took that then you probably couldn’t take an additional laptop with you!!

cmdr_elito2 h, 9 m ago

I’d never try that, it would never work, point was that the company would w …I’d never try that, it would never work, point was that the company would want you to take your business laptop which is insured and has access to all the company systems. So if you took that then you probably couldn’t take an additional laptop with you!!


Course you can. I have a Rush 72 backpack. Always take my slim business Dell workbook and my 17 inch private laptop along with peripherals for everything.

Workbook docks and I do additional work (design etc) on my private.

stevenfeeney10 h, 9 m ago

No you wouldn't. 1. You are not walking into any client location with a …No you wouldn't. 1. You are not walking into any client location with a desktop build2. Mid-tier hotels mostly lock down their multimedia physically with placement3. You are not taking a desktop on a plane4. You are not taking a desktop on a train5. The fragility of the desktop does not make this viable for long term. One sharp braking manouevre in the car and...kaput. You just simply would not do this.


Whatever floats your boat, mine stays under my TV and comes with me when going to stay with family or friends, don't have time to play when working on business trips.

Hasn't broken every time I've traveled so far, I kept it in the travel bag surrounded by socks and soft clothes so it's probably that.

A possible alternative would be the Aorus eGPU, but it'll probably be a few years before eGPUs reach user friendly standards (having said that after modding a few Clevo laptops in the past).
Edited by: "Chuggee" 22nd Oct

i7 and a 1050Ti.

LOL
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