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

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I'm seeing no reviews on the 740 yet, but there's rumors about screens having backlight bleeding issues. I'm considering the 17", which is a bit more expensive but has a slightly larger battery. Hopefully they sort out their issues and get some reviews out soon...
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You can get the same spec as the OP except with 256 GB SSD for 1,985.27 + tax if you are impatient. Ships in 5-7 days.
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Apr 21, 2012
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After an hour of playing shadow of the tomb raider on maxed out settings the average GPU temp was 73 deg C, max GPU temp 77 and average CPU package temp was 74 deg C with the average of the maximum CPU core temperature was 76 deg C.
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That's great mobbie, thanks for posting this.

I ordered this Feb 3 when they had the TOUCHDOWN 5% off entire site (on top of EPP) and this was my order:

Item: Lenovo Legion Y740 - Iron Grey
Price: $1,822.47
Part No: 81HE005XUS
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: 256GB Solid State Drive PCIe
● 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

Sub total: $1,822.47
HST : 236.90
CouponSaved: 95.92
Shipping Fees: FREE
Total: $2,059.39

I too wanted to post it and let people know - however it never shipped and now shows as April 5th estimated delivery date despite having showed as 1-3 day to ship for almost 2 weeks after I ordered.

I wanted to ask, when exactly did you order and did you order as a custom model or one of the prebuilt options?

I planned to stick a larger capacity spare 2.5" SSD I had lying around into the system once I got it, so I wasn't worried about customizing - though the Win 10 Pro upgrade for $39 was tempting, the custom option was misprogrammed to charge you twice for the Wifi Module so it came out to more (you can see the bug when doing a compare vs the prebuilt options).

I've been discussing this on a notebook review forum for weeks now, you're the very first owner I've heard of with an RTX2060 Y740 (most others posting are notebook enthusiasts vs deal seekers and went for more expensive 2070+ options) so I'm really excited to hear your feedback and any benchmarks and noise details you can share.

Also, there are student/teacher/military discounts of 20-25% on the regular Lenovo site which work out to be even a little cheaper than this if you are approved for it through the ID portal. You can't stack with EPP or other discounts though, so it isn't always cheaper. Lenovo has pretty good sales every few weeks, especially on holiday weekends.

Thanks very much,
Peter
Last edited by pjpeter on Feb 17th, 2019 7:01 am, edited 1 time in total.
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So this system is admittedly rocking what's equivalent to a GTX 1070 with more sophisticated features, and for $1,822.47... that's warm.

However, when I see a comparable GTX 1060 laptop for only $799 USD from Walmart USA, I still say we have a ways to go. At $1499, the RTX 2060 build starts to get molten. The market isn't there yet, though.
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Oct 30, 2006
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This was my final order with teacher discount to just show what's possible.

Onsite is only $7 more than depot for 3 years - not having to wipe the system and ship it in and lose use for a week - definitely worth it:

Item:
Lenovo Legion Y740 - Iron Grey
Price:
$1,883.29
Part No: 81HE005XUS
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: 256GB Solid State Drive PCIe
● 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

3Y Onsite upgrade from 1Y Depot/CCI delivery
Part No: 5WS0K76356
Price: $69.30

3Y Accidental Damage Protection
Part No: 5PS0K76365
Price: $70.00

Sub total: $1883.29
HST : 244.83
CouponSaved: 436.00
Shipping Fees: FREE
Total: $2,128.12

And you can return within 30 days of receiving for free with no restock fee, they provide the return label. So no pressure to try.

So that's $1744.59 pre tax with no taxes or warranty if anyone wants that number.

In terms of increased performance, lower thermals and noise and futureproof and warranty - definitely get an Y740 2060 over older 1070 competing models imho.

Peter
Last edited by pjpeter on Feb 17th, 2019 7:13 am, edited 3 times in total.
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OP, u bought 15" so that doesn't have numpad right?

Will wait for 17" price drop then.
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Oct 30, 2006
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Also note that the laptop will be refreshed with the latest Intel CPUs when they're released in a couple months if you're waiting that long (either to get this on discount or get newer).

OP, thanks again for posting, I wanted to but never recieved mine.

Can you please run the free 3D Mark tests here and let us know the full results and your thoughts on those noise and temperature?

https://benchmarks.ul.com/3dmark#windows

Since every laptop model and config with different GPU VBIOS and thermal triggers/limits is different, it'd be really valuable to have that data to compare vs other systems.

Would appreciate it hugely.

Thanks,
Peter
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Let's make sure folks are thanking Peter for his informative and cordial posts with ending salutations.

God bless.
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Apr 21, 2012
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Hey Peter,

I ordered last Saturday the 9th, it shipped on Monday, arrived on Thursday.

Initial impressions are that this is a really great system. I'm 34 and wanted something small that I can use on the couch while watching tv and at my desk to game. It's surprisingly thin and light.

The monitor light bleed is an issue I don't think they should have. It's only in the bottom left corner and I've only noticed it during the boot up and omce during a dark scene in tomb raider.

I'll definitely run those benchmarks for you.

-Mobbie
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mobbie wrote:
Feb 17th, 2019 12:20 am
After an hour of playing shadow of the tomb raider on maxed out settings the average GPU temp was 73 deg C, max GPU temp 77 and average CPU package temp was 74 deg C with the average of the maximum CPU core temperature was 76 deg C.
Is the CPU stock-setting or did you use throttlestop to stop turboboost? If its on stock-setting these are some nice temps, much better than the old i7-7700HQ.
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It was run with CPU stock-settings. I do not have throttlestop installed.

How do I get or run the benchmarks? on the website it says it's free to run the one set but when I go to steam it says it costs $33. Is it just the demo version?

-Mobbie
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I ordered the high end T730 RTX 2080 desktop PC from Lenovo in early January and it has still not shipped.
It currently has an estimated shipping date is the end of February with a March 10th arrival date.

That date keeps getting pushed back.
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mobbie wrote:
Feb 17th, 2019 11:16 am
It was run with CPU stock-settings. I do not have throttlestop installed.

How do I get or run the benchmarks? on the website it says it's free to run the one set but when I go to steam it says it costs $33. Is it just the demo version?

-Mobbie
Which Benchmark tool are you looking at?

3Dmark has various free versions and payable équivalents with more options and higher testing résolutions. Free versions should be available on their website and result comparisons are plentiful and easy to find.

If you're only looking to monitor temps then HWmonitor is a free and simple tool for realtime tracking.
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Kowel, Peter had asked for some benchmarks to be run using 3dmark.

Peter, I ran the time spy tests. The overall score amd graphics score came in slightly better but pretty much in line with the results listed on notebookcheck graphics card benchmarks. Let me know if theres a specific twst you want ran.

5936 overall and 5793 for graphics.

https://dev1.notebook-check.com/index.php?id=844

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