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[Lenovo Canada] Legion Y740, i7-9750H, RTX 2060, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 144Hz G-Sync - $1,565 + Rebate

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[Lenovo Canada] Legion Y740, i7-9750H, RTX 2060, 8GB, 256GB SSD, 144Hz G-Sync - $1,565 + Rebate

Check out the Owners thread for lots of great information on setting up and tweaking the Legion Y740 / Y540:

Lenovo Legion Y740 / Y540 Support - Links, Guides, Upgrades and Tips
lenovo-legion-y740-y540-support-links-g ... s-2339055/

Lenovo is pricing out a very nice "free" upgrade to the RTX 2060 6GB from the standard GTX 1660 Ti 6GB on the Legion Y740 15" laptop with an additional free upgrade to on site 1 year warranty until the Cyber Week sale ends (use code SAVE30). The Legion Y740 is arguably one of the best gaming laptops you can buy with a 15.6" 144Hz G-Sync display at 500 nits, including HDR and a good colour gamut, Thunderbolt 3 USB-C port, USB 3.1 Type 2 port and an all aluminum case with excellent cooling that doesn't throttle when pushed and quiet fans when gaming, rendering, etc.

Using Rakuten's Lenovo link may get you an additional $125.16 cashback for a total before tax price of $1,439.34 but this may or may not work since we're changing coupon codes to "SAVE30"... only time will tell.

To get this deal, click the Rakuten link above then search for Y740. Once there, click the CUSTOMIZE button on the configuration that is $2,159.99 and INCLUDES the 2060 for the same price as the 1660 Ti. Then, in configuration, remove the 1TB hard drive for -$65 dollars back (it's not worth $65). That should bring you to $2,094.99. Click CONTINUE CUSTOMIZING. At this stage make sure to click "1 Year" on the LEGION ULTIMATE SUPPORT to get a free (1c) upgrade to on-site instead of depot warranty, etc. That will bring your total to $2,095.00. Next, click ADD TO CART. Finally, in the ENTER CART ECOUPON field type SAVE30 in *all caps* and click APPLY. That'll bring you to your final pre-tax price of $1,564.50!

Thanks @peteryorkuca for pointing out: if you are a teacher, student or in the military you can get a great further discount. Just make sure to click the "Military/Teacher/Student Discount" link just above the PROCEED TO CHECKOUT button and use the "Verify with ID.me" for another $78.22 off, bringing the total to $1,486.28 before rebate + tax!

You'll want to configure this with 8GB of ram and the 256GB SSD options only as you'll want to user upgrade these yourself for less money and better quality items than Lenovo can provide.

If you are looking for a 2070 Max-Q 8GB build with enhanced warranty it is also on sale for $213.50 more ($202.82 with student/teacher/military discount) for a total of $1,778.00 or $1,689.10 respectively before rebate + tax.

If you are looking for the highest end gaming laptop you can buy you can also configure a build with a 2080 Max-Q 8GB with 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD+1TB HDD for $2,110.50 or $2.004.98 with student/teacher/military discount before rebate + tax. This is an excellent price for a top of the line gaming portable in Canada with this quality of build and cooling.

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Configuration Details

Processor : Intel Core i7-9750H (2.60GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 6 Cores, 12MB Cache)
Operating System : Windows 10 Home 64
Preload Language : Windows 10 Home 64 English
Microsoft Office : None
Total Memory : 8GB DDR4 2666MHz
Second Hard Drive : 256GB Solid State Drive, M.2, PCIe-NVMe
Display : 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) NVIDIA® G-SYNC, 144 Hz, 500 nits, software enabled Dolby Vision HDR400
Graphic Card : NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 2060 6 GB
Color : Black
Surface Treatment : Anodizing
Camera : 720p HD camera with microphone
Keyboard : Backlit per-key RGB Keyboard - US English
Lighting : Corsair iCUE full RGB lid, cooling fans & keyboard lighting
Chipset : HM370
Fingerprint : No Fingerprint Reader
Palmrest : Metal
Battery : 3 Cell Li-Polymer, 57Wh
Power Adapter : 230W AC Adapter
WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters : Killer Wireless 802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth 4.1
Language Pack : Publication-English
Warranty : 1 Year Legion Ultimate Support with Onsite


Here is a link to the Lenovo Y740 laptops directly. If you are purchasing, use the Rakuten link above instead.
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/le ... 8GMY701059


Last edited by Elrondolio on Dec 12th, 2019 5:47 am, edited 25 times in total.
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See the tips and tricks thread here:

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Y540 RTX2060 is still working as well for $300 less, bought one earlier this afternoon. Make sure to use SAVE30 all caps or you will get expired code msg. Add student/teacher/military discount for extra off from the regular site. All else, use the Lenovo pro site.
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peteryorkuca wrote: Y540 RTX2060 is still working as well for $300 less, bought one earlier this afternoon. Make sure to use SAVE30 all caps or you will get expired code msg. Add student/teacher/military discount for extra off from the regular site. All else, use the Lenovo pro site.
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peteryorkuca wrote: Y540 RTX2060 is still working as well for $300 less, bought one earlier this afternoon. Make sure to use SAVE30 all caps or you will get expired code msg. Add student/teacher/military discount for extra off from the regular site. All else, use the Lenovo pro site.
Ist there a RDF post I missed? Please post details. Thanks :)
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peteryorkuca wrote: Y540 RTX2060 is still working as well for $300 less, bought one earlier this afternoon. Make sure to use SAVE30 all caps or you will get expired code msg. Add student/teacher/military discount for extra off from the regular site. All else, use the Lenovo pro site.
Thanks. Was placing that config in the thread summary as an alternative. Good tips on the teacher / military discounts at non SMB Pro site as I'd forgotten that one.
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Don't forget to add $0.01ultimate 1 year warranty.
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Is this better price than black Friday and cyber Monday?
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hansdoreen wrote: Is this better price than black Friday and cyber Monday?
For y540 17" rtx2060, price on it was $1489. Using SAVE30 it comes to $1341 with 8gb ram. Extra savings if you have student/teacher/military discount plus 9% ebate.
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peteryorkuca wrote: For y540 17" rtx2060, price on it was $1489. Using SAVE30 it comes to $1341 with 8gb ram. Extra savings if you have student/teacher/military discount plus 9% ebate.
Looks to me like the 17" with 2060 options are OOS?
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I wish they had a version of this that was a bit more discounted for a 1660Ti. That's really all I need (just want to run 144ish fps at 1080p for some esport titles).

Good find though OP. One thing to note is that a few reviews have said the laptop runs pretty hot (though I suppose all gaming laptops do)
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With a $269.40 price difference between the Y740 and Y540 builds, I think the Y740 is a clearly better deal. The Y540 is a nice laptop but throttles under load so requires undervolting, throttlestop, etc to mitigate. It also lacks G-Sync support (that's a big one), is missing a Thunderbolt 3 port for future external graphics support and has an all plastic body. Its screen is dimmer and less colour accurate to boot. There are other differences as well but these are the big ones. For $270 I don't think the Y540 is worth the substantial trade-offs. Personal opinion only, of course.
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brandonw17 wrote: I wish they had a version of this that was a bit more discounted for a 1660Ti. That's really all I need (just want to run 144ish fps at 1080p for some esport titles).

Good find though OP. One thing to note is that a few reviews have said the laptop runs pretty hot (though I suppose all gaming laptops do)
They Y540 runs hot and throttles, the Y740 does not due to its beefier cooling. I hear you on the 1660 Ti but really, for a 9th gen 35 watt i7 and a 144Hz screen (and G-Sync on the Y740), you won't find much lower prices.
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Elrondolio wrote: They Y540 runs hot and throttles, the Y740 does not due to its beefier cooling. I hear you on the 1660 Ti but really, for a 9th gen 35 watt i7 and a 144Hz screen (and G-Sync on the Y740), you won't find much lower prices.
If you look at some of the reviews people left on the Lenovo website, they have it clocking in around 94-98 Celsius (which is fairly hot). Not disagreeing with you that the Y740 is worth the extra (I'd personally pay more for the all aluminum body, especially on a gaming laptop), I'm just having a hard time justifying to myself to spend $1500 + tax on a laptop.

I just want a system to run 120-144fps at 1080p, so the 2060 is overkill for me. I just built a gaming PC last year (~$1100 with cashback and tax included) with a 1660Ti, i5-8400 and 16gb of DDR4 RAM that runs that easily. Just wanted a more portable option because I really hate having to lug that thing around every week. Guess that's part of the trade-off though!

I might honestly try to sell my gaming PC and just purchase this and hold it to Jan 31 (or whatever the latter end of the return policy is).

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