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Legion Y540-15IRH Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive & 128GB SSD GTX 1660 TI 6GB 15.6" Gaming Laptop - £719.20 with code at VERY
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Legion Y540-15IRH Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 1TB Hard Drive & 128GB SSD GTX 1660 TI 6GB 15.6" Gaming Laptop - £719.20 with code at VERY

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Posted 11th Nov 2019

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This was already hot at £809.99 now you can have it for £719.20! ...... Wheres my facepalm emoji.... I bought it at £809 Be quick though, this offer ends on Wednesday 20th, so only a few days to grab one, if they stay in stock that long!

Reduced to £899 at very, plus another 20% credit back if paying on 6 month buy now pay later which is 0% interest making it £719.20. The credit isn't applied to your account till January, so either don't pay it off till then, or leave say £200 remaining then clear the last £20 after the credit is applied.

+2% Quidco possibly? (credit to Jakub.filipczak in the comments) - I missed out completely there, dam!


The only down side was the 128gb + 1TB storage combo and the 1x8gb ram - both of which are upgradeable without affecting warranty, so I'll cross that bridge if/when needed or when I see a good deal on here!!

The upside, and this is a big one, I got hands on with the laptops below (excluding the Medion) and the display really stood out as being the best, it was super smooth, very responsive, and once you're looking at 1660 upwards, for me, this is proper gaming laptop territory, and a good panel is a must! It's 144hz with an 8.8ms GTG response time, which is extremely impressive for a laptop.

Id gone in to Currys to have a look and feel at an Acer Nitro 5 and fettled all the other laptops while I was there (Gaming Omen, Dell G5, and one of these) and this thing was just in a class of it's own, the design of the case is really unusual, it looks feels really nice, but it was way off my £750-£850 budget for a 1660ti laptop at £999. But it was easily the suavest machine out on display, you know when you just go and have a feel and a dream of the most expensive kit on display in awe

After checking reviews it became apparent that the cooling system is superior too, and most importantly for me, it's quiet, without running a Max-Q, it's beat by only the HP Gaming Pavilion which is quieter but much slower on sustained gaming load as temperatures rise and clocks throttle. On the other hand, there are only a couple of GTX 1660TI laptops on the market able to outperform this on sustained load, and they're all screaming past 50-55dBA - no good casual gaming in my living room, I'd have the missus whining more than the fans! This Lenovo averaged just 35.7 dBA while gaming and 45.7 under synthetic stress tests.

I'd been looking at the Medion at Aldi for £950 which comes with the extra 8gb ram and a 512gb SSD, but mainly it had a great 3 year warranty which justified the price but the rubbish 60hz screen totally killed the deal, no point having more than a GTX 1650/1060 with a 60hz panel. In addition, the response time of the panel (LP156WFC-SPD1) is shocking typically 25-45ms GTG...... That's no good for gaming at all - the deal is as good as dead to me, at that price, it should've had a better panel!

So everything I can't upgrade, is spot on, solid 144hz display, cool and quiet fans which don't cause throttling, and a very nice case design, plus upgradable where it lacks a little on the ram and SSD.

After going in the shop and having a play/dream on the most expensive and smartest machine on display and then getting one at a price I can afford, I'm happy!
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Great price for this spec. SSD and HDD is fine with me. 8GB RAM is poor but upgradeable, as you say. 144hz screen is great and 1660Ti.
Really great deal
I'm a fan of the ports being at the back of the laptop, nice and clean
Cracking price. If just gaming when I can't see any need to upgrade to 16gb for now (unless ram is currently operating single channel mode). If its 2x4gb then I wouldn't bother.
MrKrabs11/11/2019 11:07

Cracking price. If just gaming when I can't see any need to upgrade to …Cracking price. If just gaming when I can't see any need to upgrade to 16gb for now (unless ram is currently operating single channel mode). If its 2x4gb then I wouldn't bother.


Tbh you need more than eight for a lot of games these days. I'd say upgrade.
hugekebab11/11/2019 11:13

Tbh you need more than eight for a lot of games these days. I'd say …Tbh you need more than eight for a lot of games these days. I'd say upgrade.


Which games are unplayable on 8gb but perfect on 16+?
Haha I knew you ask me this. I play a lot of games and have had much worse frame rates on a number of games that dissapeared when I upgraded to 16. God's knows If i can remember which ones lol. I play a lot of open world stuff emg. Arma 2. But I know I noticed this on triple a titles too.
Edited by: "hugekebab" 11th Nov 2019
1.5fbV11/11/2019 11:05

I'm a fan of the ports being at the back of the laptop, nice and clean


Yeah I like that, I often sit in my rocking arm chair in the living room (old man gaming!!) And cables coming out the sides is a PITA!

when I'm working away from home on a tiny hotel desk top it's annoying too! I'm pretty sure the first thing everyone does with side ported cables is bend them towards the rear out the way, you might as well have a laptop 75mm wider!
MrKrabs11/11/2019 11:07

Cracking price. If just gaming when I can't see any need to upgrade to …Cracking price. If just gaming when I can't see any need to upgrade to 16gb for now (unless ram is currently operating single channel mode). If its 2x4gb then I wouldn't bother.


It's single channel, so I'm basically already looking at buying an extra 8gb to get dual channel up and running.

On the one hand, it means only having to buy one stick, on the other.... It needs it sooner rather than later, nevermind...
Bugger. Should have waited. Oh well, I'll enjoy my Medion. Heated.
It's more important to get a nice screen and keyboard than anything else that can easily be changed out like RAM. They will always come down in price but you're generally stuck with the rest. So it needs to be as good as possible.
Says RTX in Image yet it’s a GTX 1660Ti. Big difference so just keep that in mind
robifis11/11/2019 13:00

Says RTX in Image yet it’s a GTX 1660Ti. Big difference so just keep that i …Says RTX in Image yet it’s a GTX 1660Ti. Big difference so just keep that in mind


It's gtx 1660 no support for rtx but who cares, it's a technology that will take some years to develop and polish. So not a big difference its just without that feature. Which is kinda useless nowadays anyway. Shadows, reflections bla bla..
vladnotputin11/11/2019 13:03

It's gtx 1660 no support for rtx but who cares, it's a technology that …It's gtx 1660 no support for rtx but who cares, it's a technology that will take some years to develop and polish. So not a big difference its just without that feature. Which is kinda useless nowadays anyway. Shadows, reflections bla bla..


Agree, and the RTX versions of the 2060 and 2070 max Q aren't powerful enough anyway.
The RTX 2060 laptop also massively underperforms Vs the desktop, it actually benchmarks almost identical to the 1660ti, usually less than 1% between them.

Nvidia have been contacted about the 20% performance loss on the laptop RTX 2060 and have confirmed that unfortunately, it's not an issue, this is how it performs.

Check it out for yourselves here, it's sad, but interesting.... notebookcheck.net/GeForce-RTX-2060-Laptop-vs-GeForce-GTX-1660-Ti-Laptop_9581_9641.247598.0.html

It also runs louder, 36dBA Vs 44dBA (class average is 40dBA)

Same reason I'm happy with a 4 core hper threading i5-9300H, it runs consistently quieter and actually sustains turbos of 3.5 and even 4.1ghz while still on battery, the big 6 core i7's can't even sustain that while plugged in to the mains, the throttle back well under 3.0ghz - fewer cores running faster is usually best for the majority of games and those that are well optimized for multi core do just fine with 4 cores and 8 threads
Edited by: "Russ4141" 11th Nov 2019
Would people still say this was good if you couldn't get the new customer 10% off?
carl54869311/11/2019 13:51

Would people still say this was good if you couldn't get the new customer …Would people still say this was good if you couldn't get the new customer 10% off?


I'd say what till black friday and see what appears on amazon, especially as its Very.
MrKrabs11/11/2019 14:28

I'd say what till black friday and see what appears on amazon, especially …I'd say what till black friday and see what appears on amazon, especially as its Very.


If you don't open it, you can always return it for a full refund if something else comes up.

I think without the 10% offer, it's not hot! Even with the 10% offer it was above my £750 target, but having seen it and a load of other machines, the quality was positively exquisite!! And the fans are very quiet, but keep the machine cool enough to turbo boost constantly on CPU and GPU, alot of machines can't even maintain base clocks, let alone boost.

I think it is a bit pricey even at £810, but the quality and 144hz panel make it worth it for me - do you really want the cheapest piece of plastic you can strap to a GTX 1660 ti and still call a laptop - probably not?
Edited by: "Russ4141" 11th Nov 2019
carl54869311/11/2019 13:51

Would people still say this was good if you couldn't get the new customer …Would people still say this was good if you couldn't get the new customer 10% off?



Russ414111/11/2019 14:39

If you don't open it, you can always return it for a full refund if …If you don't open it, you can always return it for a full refund if something else comes up.I think without the 10% offer, it's not hot! Even with the 10% offer it was above my £750 target, but having seen it and a load of other machines, the quality was positively exquisite!! And the fans are very quiet, but keep the machine cool enough to turbo boost constantly on CPU and GPU, alot of machines can't even maintain base clocks, let alone boost.I think it is a bit pricey even at £810, but the quality and 144hz panel make it worth it for me - do you really want the cheapest piece of plastic you can strap to a GTX 1660 ti and still call a laptop - probably not?


Without the 10% it's probably about right, but have a look at Currys etc and see what other spec you can get for that price (or check the spec and see what price it is)

It's good to hear a review of the panel. I've bought laptops online before and been disappointed so I think that counts for a lot.
Ive ordered this.
Does anyone have recommendations on ram to go with?
Is this worth getting before black Friday?
jakub.filipczak11/11/2019 19:24

Is this worth getting before black Friday?


It is one of their Black Friday deals

But yeah, I get where you're coming from, if you don't open the box, you can return it after black Friday for a full refund I'm not sure if you'd be able to use the 10% code again though.
ryan538711/11/2019 19:05

Ive ordered this.Does anyone have recommendations on ram to go with?


I think they come with an 8gb stick of 2666mhz CL19 ram.

2666mhz is great, most laptops can't even run ram this quick. CL19 is typical of previous generation DDR4, 2666mhz CL15 is cheaply available these days from HyperX, I think I'll be going this direction, just one at first (so it'll run at CL19) and then I'll swap out the slow CL19 as when I come across a decent deal and I'm feeling flush!
Russ414111/11/2019 19:34

It is one of their Black Friday deals But yeah, I get where you're …It is one of their Black Friday deals But yeah, I get where you're coming from, if you don't open the box, you can return it after black Friday for a full refund I'm not sure if you'd be able to use the 10% code again though.


Don't think I could resist not opening it
Just thought I'd clarify, unlike the deals from the apparent "Lenovo" direct this includes Windows 10 home 64bit - Lenovo direct are I think, Digital River Ireland, who are or were the main distributor of Windows for a long time, funny they'd cut the OS out of a gaming laptop, tight buggers!
jakub.filipczak11/11/2019 20:02

Don't think I could resist not opening it


I think I'm going to have to drive it 20 minutes away to my parents house and tell them to hide it from me
Edited by: "Russ4141" 11th Nov 2019
Russ414111/11/2019 20:11

I think I'm going to have to drive it 20 minutes away to my parents house … I think I'm going to have to drive it 20 minutes away to my parents house and tell them to hide it from me


Haha it is tempting but I'm thinking that it might be cheaper elsewhere for black friday. Also, you can get quidco 2% with this.
jakub.filipczak11/11/2019 21:12

Haha it is tempting but I'm thinking that it might be cheaper elsewhere …Haha it is tempting but I'm thinking that it might be cheaper elsewhere for black friday. Also, you can get quidco 2% with this.



Ahh I don't think I've got Quidco but I would've setup and used that!

I noticed topcashback were doing a special 14% deal on your first credit order (on the exVAT price) but I've had a few cash backs fail, typically on high value items, so wasn't worth the risk for me Vs 10% off the Inc vat price direct (plus it would've taken weeks or even over month plus to get my cash paid)
A decent review of the Lenovo 17" with the same internals. Gaming benchmarks look pretty good.

notebookcheck.net/Len…tml
Went to currys and managed to get it priced matched at £809. Which was good as I was unsure if I would be approved for credit on very.
Zac36912/11/2019 16:53

Went to currys and managed to get it priced matched at £809. Which was …Went to currys and managed to get it priced matched at £809. Which was good as I was unsure if I would be approved for credit on very.


How did you get it down to that . I t
hought they will match to £899
Alpz712/11/2019 18:28

How did you get it down to that . I thought they will match to £899


I don't think they're supposed because when I asked on live chat they said they couldn't as it was on credit, but I went in and showed them the 10%off part and said that would be how much it would cost me if I ordered of very they said they could match it. I didn't mention anything about it being on credit but they were asking multiple people so I'm not sure if they saw the credit bit or not. I also got 6 months spotify and a code for £5 off when you spend £25
I got this from Currys today for £809, they insisted on it being a credit deal. I said ok I will have the pay nothing for 6 months then pay in full deal please. Happy days
You can now get 20% store credit using code PEHE6 making it £719.20 and choosing 6 month buy now pay later. Mixed opinions, I phoned them and they told me I can't spend the credit on the laptop, you have to buy other things - I'd rather have the 10% back in my pocket!

However people have been quickly to comment that actually, the credit just goes to your account, and it comes off your 6 month buy now pay later total so I don't know
Edited by: "Russ4141" 14th Nov 2019
Sorry, could someone just guarantee that the 20% that's credited back into the account can be used to offset the price of the BNPL laptop? Reading some of the other Very threads I'm a little worried it will 20% of very store credits to spend again which is what people are being told by very customer support??
thanks for finding this deal, can I ask; I am used to a 17inch screen, but very tempted to get this laptop...anyone have experience of moving to a smaller screen, has it been ok or a regret? cheers....
tempted to get the 17 inch version: Lenovo Legion Y540-17IRH
Saw this in currys today. Looked really nice, only criticism would be that it could go a wee bit brighter.

Ordered tonight.
praevalens16/11/2019 23:26

Saw this in currys today. Looked really nice, only criticism would be that …Saw this in currys today. Looked really nice, only criticism would be that it could go a wee bit brighter. Ordered tonight.



one thing that drives me mad is that most of the 144hz 1080p ips panels ive seen are really dim...rarely over 300 nits. the acer helios 300 17 inch screen looked really dim in the currys showroom
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