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Lenovo Legion Y740S: gaming notebook without GPU

Lenovo sells powerful, strikingly designed systems for gamers under the Legion brand name, and the new 15.6-inch notebook Y740S is no longer out of the ordinary. So there is a striking, hinged lid hinge; the backlit keyboard pleases with the cursor block removed. The Y740S has processors up to the eight-core Core i9-9880H. With a weight of just 1.7 kilograms and a thickness of only 1.5 kilograms, however, you will be taken aback – something must be missing …

In fact, the notebook comes without the additional graphics chip that is mandatory for brisk 3D graphics. Instead, Lenovo relies on an eGPU connected via Thunderbolt: The BoostStation contains a 500-watt power supply and a desktop graphics card, which ensures fast pictures on the notebook screen. At the same time, the BoostStation supplies the notebook with up to 100 watts, serves as a docking station with sockets for USB, network and monitors and provides additional storage space via an internal SATA slot. According to Lenovo, all current graphics cards including the current top model GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER work.

Y740S and BoostStation are expected to hit the stores in the second quarter. Lenovo wants to offer the notebook configurable at prices from 1300 euros; the BoostStation costs 350 euros separately and without a graphics card. However, Lenovo is also planning variants that are already equipped with AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT or Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, as well as bundles of notebook and eGPU.


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