first_imgThe new Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming in 15- and 17-inch versions; the bigger model has a lot of empty space around the keyboard and bigger bezels around the display. Lenovo Lenovo finally launches its own everyday-gamer laptop line with the IdeaPad L340 Gaming, a variant of its budget thinnish-and-lightish 300 series with discrete graphics. It joins Acer Nitro, Dell G series, HP Pavilion Gaming, Asus X series and more in the ever-lengthening line of companies to expand beyond their traditional gaming lines.In this case, it means a slim black slab with blue accents and illumination, in 15- or 17-inch models, starting at $870 and $920, respectively.  Inside you’ll find up to a Core i7-9750H, GeForce GTX 1650 and a 16GB Intel Optane option, among other things. Core i7-9750H or i5-9300H 17.3-inch 1,920 x 1,080 IPS 72% NTSC (100% sRGB) 300 nits or 60% NTSC (52% sRGB) TN 220 nits Display Size GeForce GTX 1650 late June Availability Now playing: Watch this: late June Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 1×1 or 2×2, Bluetooth 4.2 Weight 2 x USB-A 3.1 (5Gbps), 1 x USB-C 3.1 (5Gbps), 1 x HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, combo audio The Legion Y740 also updates with an i7-9750H, but the 15-inch model gets a display-option update: a 1,920×1,080 144Hz IPS display with 100% sRGB color, G-sync and 500-nit brightness.Finally, the Legion Y7000, Lenovo’s basic gaming laptop, looks like the 15-inch will get the same processor and display options as the Y540 15, and the same GPU choices with the exception of the GTX 1050. The Y7000p is the Optane-optional model with some other slight configuration differences. Up to 16GB DDR4 14.3 x 10.0 x 0.9 in / 363 x 255 x 24 mm Share your voice $919.99 Up to 1TB SSD, 2TB HDD, 16GB Optane Networking Memory $1,269.99 Tags 1:39 2 x USB-A 3.1 (5Gbps), 1 x USB-C 3.1 (5Gbps), 1 x HDMI 2.0, Ethernet, combo audio 1,920 x 1080 IPS 72% NTSC (100% sRGB) 300 nits 144Hz or 60Hz Screen May 2019 GeForce GTX 1650, 1660 Ti, RTX 2060 4.8 lbs/2.2kg Laptops Gaming Starting price $869.99 Up to 1TB SSD, 2TB HDD, 16GB Optane Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICHgcenter_img 17-inch 17 inch (17IRH) GeForce GTX 1650 Processor 15-inch Up to 16GB DDR4 Up to Core i7-9750H 1,920 x 1080 IPS at 144Hz, 72% NTSC (100% sRGB) 300 nits, 60Hz 72% NTSC (100% sRGB) 300 nits, 60Hz 45% NTSC (39% sRGB) 250 nits Core i7-9750H or i5-9300H lenovo-ideapad-gaming-l340-sideEnlarge ImageThe L340 Gaming in profile.  Lenovo How did Lenovo manage to price the L340 Gaming so low with that hexacore i7? By using the ultra-blech narrow-gamut (39% sRGB), dim, TN-technology displays like the one we disliked in the Legion Y530. The 17-inch model’s base option has a slightly bigger gamut, but probably not enough to make a difference and it’s still dim. They will also offer an easy way to switch between “Quick” and “Quiet” modes, which is likely a manual discrete vs. internal GPU setting to control Nvidia’s Optimus technology.The company has also taken the opportunity to refresh its Legion Y-series gaming laptops with options for the new Core i5 and i7 and Nvidia graphics. In addition to the ninth-gen and latest Nvidia bumps, it also gets better display choices, because as I mentioned earlier, the Y530’s display was really not good. 15.6-inch 1,920 x 1,080 45% NTSC (39% sRGB) in IPS 250 nits or TN 220 nits Starting price 5.5 lbs/2.5kg 15 inch (15IRH) 16.3 x 11.2 x 1.0 in / 413 x 285 x 25 mm Processor $1,209.99 Legion Y540 quick specs 0 Lenovo’s Legion Y530 is a classy entry-level gaming laptop Up to Core i7-9750H Graphics Processor May 2019 Wi-Fi 5 (802.11ac) 1×1 or 2×2, Bluetooth 4.2 Graphics processor IdeaPad L340 Gaming Specifications 18 Photos GeForce GTX 1050 3GB, 1650, 1660 Ti, RTX 2060 Availability Post a comment Connections Storage Acer Asus Dell HP Intel Lenovolast_img