CES 2020: Lenovo Legion Y740s laptop announced alongside Legion BoostStation eGPU

Lenovo has introduced a new laptop to its Legion series dubbed as the Legion Y740s. It is claimed to be the brand’s thinnest and lightest laptop to date. Alongside the Legion Y740s, Lenovo has also announced its first external graphics (eGPU) dock called the Legion BoostStation. Lenovo’s latest laptop doesn’t come with a discrete graphics card but for gamers, users can insert a graphics card via the BoostStation. The eGPU is similar to the Razer Core X that is used alongside its compact Blade Stealth models. Let’s take a look at the Lenovo Legion Y740s below:

Lenovo Legion Y740s and Legion BoostStation specifications:

The Lenovo Legion Y740s features a 15.6-inch display and is available with either a 1080p panel, or 4K resolution with HDR and Dolby Vision support. Both the display options offer a 60Hz refresh rate. The 4K display offers 600 nits brightness compared to 300 nits on the 1080p variant. The Legion Y740s weighs 1.9kgs and measures 0.58-inches in thickness. 

Under the hood, the Legion Y740s houses up to 10th gen Intel’s Core i9 H-series processors. It is paired with integrated Intel graphics onboard. The laptop packs up to 32GB RAM and offers up to 1TB PCIe SSD storage. The Legion Y740s draws its power from a 60Wh battery unit that Lenovo claims to last up to eight hours. The machine comes with features aimed at gamers like Quiet Mode that boosts the battery life when the laptop isn’t used for gaming. The Y740s is equipped with a Legion Coldfront 2.0 system with a vapour chamber and four fans.

On the connectivity front, the Legion Y740s features two USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, an SD card reader, a headphone jack, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports. 

Coming to the Legion BoostStation, this external GPU companion lets users connect desktop graphics cards to the laptop via USB-C. It can accommodate graphics cards measuring up to 330mm in length. It is advisable for users to check out the dimensions of the graphics card before buying it. The BoostStation can also be used for external storage with slots for HDD/SATA SSD or a pair of PCIe SSDs. 

The BoostStation comes with two USB 3.1 ports, USB 2.0, HDMI, Ethernet port and Thunderbolt 3 port that is used to connect to the Legion Y740s. 

Lenovo Legion Y740s and Legion BoostStation price and availability

Lenovo has priced the Legion Y740s for $1,100 (~Rs 79,300). The Legion BoostStation carries a price tag of $250 (~Rs 18,000). Both the devices will go on sale in the US in May.  

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