The gaming laptop market right now is very competitive, with lots of brands offering affordable yet powerful enough gaming laptops. One such brand is Lenovo with their Legion Y530, a gaming laptop that looks sophisticated but has enough power to game, on paper at least.

Now let’s get right in the laptop shall we!

The Legion Y530 looks simple and clean, and it comes with some decent specs with its Intel i7-8750H processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPU. Design-wise, the Y530 looks classy and refined, unlike the more aggressive look that other gaming laptops in the market sport. At first glance you won’t even think that this is a gaming laptop at all, making this one at home both in the classroom/office and at LAN parties.

 

While the lid looks pretty plain, the “O” on the Legion logo lights up with a simple white; I’m guessing that we won’t have any options to customize the color. Another unusual thing about the laptop is that its ledge juts out from the backside, which gives a bit of the  “I’m a Gamer” vibe if you’re looking to stand-out.

 

Speaking of the backside, most of it’s ports are located there inlcuding a USB Type-C port, a mini DisplayPort, a USB 3.1 port, HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, a power connector, and a Kensington lock.

 

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Though most of the ports are located behind, the Y530 does have some additional ports on the sides. The right side has another USB 3.1 port and an LED power indicator, meanwhile the left side has an additional USB 3.1 port and a headphone/mic combo jack. Overall I/O is pretty good with this notebook; you won’t have to bring dongles everywhere you go.

 

Lastly, when opening the lid, we are greeted by a monitor that has thin bezels. Though that’s not actually the display’s stand-out feature as it can do a full 180-degree flip!

Now for the keyboard, while it looks comfortable to press, it might not be the best gaming notebook keyboard for avid gamers. We’ll get into that more in our full review.

Specs Summary

  • Intel i7-8750H 2.2G
  • Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
  • 8GB, DDR4-2666 RAM
  • 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD
  • 76WHr battery
  • Weight – 2.3kg
  • Price – Php 77,995

Design-wise, this laptop is looking pretty good; not to mention that it has a wealth of I/O options. While on paper it seems like a good gaming device, we still have to run it through our gaming tests. So look forward to the full review of Legion Y530 that’s coming out real soon here at Ungeek!