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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo Y740 with rtx 2060 for under $2,000

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[Lenovo Canada] Lenovo Y740 with rtx 2060 for under $2,000

Hey everyone,

I've been seeing a lot of laptop deals lately for systems with the gtx 1050 ti and 1060. Prices range from 1200 up to $2000.

I wanted to wait before posting this deal until I had a chance to test the system. Last weekend I purchased a brand new Y740 15 inch with the following specs for around $1980 plus tax. I could have purchase the same laptop with reduced specs for as low as $1920. Retails for around 2200 to 2300. This laptop just came out, there's not even any product reviews or benchmarks which made it a slightly risky buy.

Part No: 81HE0000US
Configuration Details
● Processor: Intel Core i7-8750H 6 Core (2.20GHz, up to 4.10GHz with Turbo Boost, 9MB Cache)
● Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
● Display Type: 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) NVIDIA® G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 300 nits, software enabled Dolby Vision HDR
● Memory: 16GB (8GB + 8GB) DDR4 2666MHz
● Hard Drive: 512GB Solid State Drive PCIe NVMe
● Warranty: 1 Year Depot or Carry-in
● Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 6GB
● Keyboard: Backlit RGB Keyboard - US English
● Wireless: Killer Wireless 802.11 AC (2 x 2) + Bluetooth 4.1

Also got the 2 year accidental damage waranty for about $100 extra.

The deal is on the EPP Lenovo Canada site. It was the same for all three Lenovo EPP sites (just google on reddit for the password).

I've had 3 days with it and I have to say it's absolutely amazing. Shadow of Tomb Raider was running at max settings with no fps drops. It's sleek, professional looking, small, light, powerful... love it. Only gripe is there's some light bleed in the bottom left corner thats only visible when blacks being displayed. My previous system was a GT70 with i7 4800, 16gig ddr3 1600MHz ram, gtx 870 as a reference and this is a significant upgrade.

The Y740 is currently out of stock on all Lenovo websites but they did that at the same time on all sites so either they accidentally started selling it, there's an issue with the product, or they just ran out. Either way I'm sure it will come back in stock soon.

Visually I read it's very close to the 730 with internal tweaks to improve air flow and thermals.

All in all you save around $300 off a brand new laptop with a rtx 2060 which no big box store is even selling in Canada.
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Newbie
Sep 6, 2013
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The Blue Mountains
For 90% of us this is like getting a $500 laptop attached to a gaming gpu.
Excellent value but these gaming laptops keeping getting more and more expensive.
Did inflation reach 20% this year?
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00sk8tr wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 5:24 pm
For 90% of us this is like getting a $500 laptop attached to a gaming gpu.
Excellent value but these gaming laptops keeping getting more and more expensive.
Did inflation reach 20% this year?
Damn son, where are you finding all of these 6 core cpu, 16GB ram, 512 GB ssd $500 laptops? Hook me up.
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TouchMyBox wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 5:32 pm
Damn son, where are you finding all of these 6 core cpu, 16GB ram, 512 GB ssd $500 laptops? Hook me up.
I'm on it. Be right back in 2 years with the deals. :P
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00sk8tr wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 5:24 pm
For 90% of us this is like getting a $500 laptop attached to a gaming gpu.
Excellent value but these gaming laptops keeping getting more and more expensive.
Did inflation reach 20% this year?
I absolutely disagree but to each their own. Spec wise it's equal to or better then anything on the market. The cheapest slightly comparable laptop is the Y720 at Walmart clearance for $1200 but it has the i7-7700 and gtx 1060 and lower build quality and two year old specs otherwise.

It does have the same Intel CPU as almost every gaming laptop on the market but that's a 10nm manufacturing process issue not an issue with low specs. Theirs literally only 1 better laptop CPU on the market that's barely better.

It's one of three laptops that you can get in Canada with an RTX GPU, the other being the 17 inch Y740 and the other being the GT75. GPU's are released every two to three years and the RTX 2060 can play almost all new games at there max graphics settings, plus it has the thunderbolt 3 port so in 2-3 years when the next gen comes out I can use an external eGPU so that my systems not obsolete.

Build quality perspective this is all metal... enough said. Most laptops are garbage plastic.

500GB PCIe NVMe... most systems even at this price point will have SSD.

Beautiful screen at 144Hz...

You are right that systems are getting stupid expensive. Most systems with 1070 and 1080's are in the 3000 to 5000 range. It's ridiculous.

But yeah, maybe you can reference some of those $500 systems you're referring to?
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Feb 14, 2012
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Are throttling issues does to high heat no longer a issue on these newer laptops? Usually throttlestop can solve it but I'm curious to know if any laptops can actually game out of the box without heat issues. Probably those bigger laptops can though..
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Josecc wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 6:11 pm
Are throttling issues does to high heat no longer a issue on these newer laptops? Usually throttlestop can solve it but I'm curious to know if any laptops can actually game out of the box without heat issues. Probably those bigger laptops can though..
Not sure about the newer i7-8750H but the i7-7700HQ could easily be cooled down to average température by blocking turboboost with throttlestop, CPU downvolting was not required as long as the cooling solution was décent. The GTX1060 and GTX1070 already ran at average temperatures so no problems on this end.

I never experienced throttling on my MSI GT62VR in 14 months but I didn't like having the CPU always in the low to mid 90s while gaming. With turboboost off the CPU is usually in the mid 70s to low 80s when gaming and the performance impact is pretty much non-existant. Never bothered to undervolt since it wasn't required. The GTX1060 always remains in the high 60s so no problems.
Of course its an average size gaming notebook with métal châssis so cooling is pretty good. Ultra thin laptops will overheat more easily since the heat has nowhere to go.

Also for those wondering, initial reviews put the RTX2060 on par with the GTX1070 max-Q so dont pay more than you would for a similar laptop with a regular GTX1070.
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Jun 10, 2015
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I hate how all these new laptops are so damn expensive. It's like they stuck on a 30% premium because why the hell not?
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I read that the 2060 was getting very similar bemchmarks as the 2070 max q on the notevookcheck benchmark systems but I've read that other brands are getting slightly better results. Just a caution we may not have the full picture until more 2060 and 2070 max q systems are benchmarked.

After 2 hours of gaming on maxed out settings of shadow of tomb raider there were no fps drops or noticeable throttling issues. Laptop was warm but not burning hot to the touch. I will need to run the temperature system logger built in to the system to get more specific data. But the entire back third of the laptop on the bottom is a heatsink with two fans and the laptops made out of metal (thermally conductive).

One of their advertising points is the thermal cooling in the laptop. I think they call it cold front or something.

My GT70 definitely over heat while playing starcraft or CS GO. This was running between 220 to 280 fps on max graphics and didn't notice any throttling or frame drops. Had net graph 1 running while playing.
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Dec 26, 2012
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codecs wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 6:50 pm
I hate how all these new laptops are so damn expensive. It's like they stuck on a 30% premium because why the hell not?
My ASUS 17" G73-Jh-A2 with i7-720QM, 8Gb and an ATI HD5870m bought back in may 2010 cost 1650$+tx
My MSI 15" GE62VR-7RE with i7-7700HQ, 16Gb and GTX 1060 6Gb bought on Dec 2017 cost 1299+tx
Latest and biggest is always more expensive but if you shop around and are willing to make some compromises (screen size or quality, Ram, SSD, etc) then deals can always be found.
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really good price. dont forget that gsync prices will be high for a while still. this with the price of the new 2060 that just came out 500.00 right there. and im sure that the laptop manufacturers are still not sharing the ssd profits to consumers when included with the laptops.
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mobbie wrote:
Feb 16th, 2019 5:42 pm
You are right that systems are getting stupid expensive. Most systems with 1070 and 1080's are in the 3000 to 5000 range. It's ridiculous.
There are some stupid expensive options out there but there are some 15" and 17" options with i7 and GTX1070 available around 2,000$ - 2,200$

For now RTX2060 laptops should be considered similar to a GTX1070 max-Q models with MAYBE hopefully the chance to climb up to GTX1070 range as drivers stabilize.
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Well sure but the 740 is Lenovos high end gaming system with metal constuction. I'm sure when the 540 is released it will be a few hundred dollars cheaper.

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