According to our measurements, the installed panel does not quite reach its advertised maximum brightness. The system still lacks an integrated SD reader. The choice of materials is good as well, since the manufacturer uses a lot of aluminum. Called the Legion Y740, the system sports RTX graphics compared to the GTX-powered Legion Y730 series. The bottom rear of the notebook can become as warm as 43 C and so it's important to not impede the fans or airflow when gaming. The Lenovo Legion laptop design has evolved even further with the two sides of today’s gamers—stylish for work, savage for play. There are certainly pros and cons to this approach that gamers will either love or hate. Lenovo says future SKUs are ready to support the next generation of Core ix CPUs following Coffee Lake-H whenever Intel is ready to announce it. An Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q was selected as the graphics card and combined with the SoC, even the latest titles run smoothly. While idling, the Legion Y740-17 draws only 15.7 to 28 watts. Killer Wireless-AC 1550i Wireless Network Adapter (9560NGW), Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1535 Wireless Network Adapter, Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1435 Wireless Network Adapter, AU Optronics B173HAN03.2, IPS, 17.30, 1920x1080, B173HAN04.0 (AUO409D), AHVA, 17.30, 1920x1080, Sharp LQ173D1JW33 (SHP145A), IGZO, 17.30, 3840x2160, CMN N173HCE-G33 (CMN175C), AHVA, 17.30, 1920x1080, JYWWF_B173QTN (AUO1496), TN, 17.30, 2560x1440, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, i7-8750H, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, Samsung PM961 MZVLW256HEHP, GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, i7-8750H, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ, GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, i7-8750H, Intel SSD 760p SSDPEKKW010T8, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G, 2x Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP (RAID 0), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, i7-8750H, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-7820HK, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Max-Q, Intel Core i7-8750H, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, AMD Ryzen 7 2700U, AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop), GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, i7-7820HK, 2x Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP (RAID 0), i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB256HAHQ, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30, i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2070 Mobile, Intel SSD 660p SSDPEKNW512G8, AHVA, 1920x1080, 17.30, i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, 2x Samsung SSD PM951 MZVLV256HCHP (RAID 0), IGZO, 3840x2160, 17.30, i7-8750H, GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile, Kingston RBUSNS8154P3512GJ, AHVA, 1920x1080, 17.30, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1070 Mobile, SK hynix PC401 HFS256GD9TNG, TN, 2560x1440, 17.30, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, Toshiba KBG30ZMT128G, IPS, 1920x1080, 17.30, i7-7820HK, GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile, 99 Wh, i7-8750H, GeForce GTX 1050 Ti Mobile, 76 Wh, relatively inexpensive for an RTX 2080 laptop, Deplorable display. Lenovo has fitted the Legion Y740 with a 6-row chiclet keyboard with an RGB backlight. When only looking at the surface temperatures, Lenovo appears to have done a good job. The keyboard and trackpad are identical to the Y730 and so all our existing comments still apply here. PCMark ranks our Legion Y740 just a few percentage points ahead of last year's Y730 with the exception of the Digital Content Creation test where the Y740 scores significantly higher. The heavier Alienware 17 R5 has a 33 percent display if outdoor visibility is priority. On average, we observed only 281 cd/m². The RTX 2080 Max-Q packed inside the Legion Y740 brings a ton of raw power for gaming, making it one truly powerful machine. 3DMark 11 Physics and Graphics scores when running on batteries are only at at 15893 and 8863 points, respectively, compared to 25765 and 12623 points when on mains. That being said, the fans are very noticeable while gaming. The keyboards of the Gigabyte Aero 15, MSI GS65, and Alienware 17 feel stronger and firmer. Gaming laptops and noise under load often go hand in hand.