Lenovo Y530 Review – Thin Bezel Gaming For $930

Lenovo Y530 Review – Thin Bezel Gaming For $930

Hey, how’s it going Dave 2D here?
So we’ve seen a lot of gaming laptops on this channel big ones little ones expensive ones less expensive ones
but usually they fall into two kind of main categories cheaper ones that are bigger thicker less nice-looking
and More expensive ones that look better but that price tag is invariably higher. This is the légion
Y530 from Lenovo and its main strength is the design. It’s one of the best looking devices
You’re going to get for this kind of money at least for a gaming laptop
So the big draw the big thing that makes it special is the bezel on the screen
It’s very thin and it reminds me of much more expensive laptops
So the XPS 15 was probably one of the first 15-inch laptops use a thin bezel like this
but a lot of the gaming laptops nowadays are
Whatever there’s a lot more going outside a lot of gaming laptops
These days are going with bigger screens with thin bezels, and it looks nice
So the main advantage of having a thin bezel isn’t just for the fact that it’s a thin bezel device, right?
Obviously, it looks good, but it also makes the whole device smaller right when you have less bezel
That means the footprint of the whole device is smaller. So it’s just a more portable and more compact device
And this looks really good
The design of this thing on the exterior is a much more muted look than we traditionally see from Lenovo
Lenovo was like one of the bigger companies with like the red and black thing going on. They just loved that
They played it out for several years. This is all black this year
Not a single drop of red not even red LED if I’m not mistaken
Yeah, there isn’t even a red LED the only lighting you’ll have up front. Is this little light on the légion logo?
Which lights up when the laptop is on? It’s a simple white light
You can’t change any of the RGB or anything is just white and I think it looks good the top surface
Is this kind of textured plastic?
It’s basically a radial pattern that originates from the O from the légion and it just spreads out
It’s a pretty durable finish up top
I thought I might scuff easily because of that texture but took some keys to it tried to scratch a little bit
Stay solid the build quality in here. It feels good. It’s not amazing or anything. It is a predominantly plastic laptop
I wouldn’t say that it’s bad like nothing kind of strikes me as being
Like an issue or anything like that?
I like the hinge that they’re using some of the older lenovo laptops had a really bad hinge design
This is a good one. And it feels like it just feels well-made
I’m surprised that they changed the design of this laptop. So drastically from the previous year like this looks nothing like the original
Lenovo y series gaming laptop. So it looks completely different and I like it
It’s just improved across the board the other thing and you’ll see that I’m doing this in the video
pulling the screen all the way back repeatedly and it just the screen go all the way flat and they’re able to do this because
We’ll the hinge design for one
but if you’ll notice the back of the laptop extends a little bit beyond the
Base of the screen and it’s a design element that usually helps with improving the thermals on a laptop
The ports are on the back of the device at least most of them
There’s still an audio jack and a usb on each side
But the main cluster of ports is on the back and I really like that
It’s obviously a personal preference
But I like to have all of my connections like the AC adapter and he’s like the USB C or Ethernet
I like it when it’s on the back of the device just out of the way and
This allows you to do that. I don’t like how the usb C isn’t Thunderbolt 3 capable
It’s kind of expected at this price point but still disappointing inside the device
We’re looking at a keyboard deck that has a soft touch material everywhere
I’ve talked about this in my previous videos, but it’s a nice material at first
But I’ve always worried about long term use this stuff can get gunky now
That being said I have seen brands like I have seen products where the soft touch material has held up over time
But it’s not something that I can tell based on just a short experience like this
The keyboard itself is good and I like how they’ve done the layout
So on a traditional laptop, you’re either gonna have a spacious keyboard
That doesn’t have a number pad or a cramped keyboard with a number-pad, but they’ve done something quite different
They have their regular layout and it’s spacious, but their number pad is actually above the arrow keys
So they’ve actually made a really good use of this
It’s a different layout than a lot of other keyboards, but I think you’ll get used to it
The only concern is that if you’re someone that uses a number pad a lot
This is a different kind of like your muscle-memory will be different on this number pad than the traditional number pad
Trackpad a great trackpad. It’s got hardware buttons like dedicated Hardware buttons, which is not common these days
I like them Windows precision great tracking. The only thing I have to complain about is that the button mechanism is quite loud
Alright let’s talk about the speakers they sound good and they’re positioned
Well, they’re in this kind of tucked beveled area up front. The base isn’t great. Like the lower frequencies just aren’t represented
Well in this device, I don’t expect it considering the price and considering the fact that it’s a laptop
But if you want a bass, it’s not really there. Okay to get inside this laptop
It’s relatively easy. You do have to struggle with the tabs a little bit on the bottom
It’s just a bunch of screws and they come off easily
But you just got to be careful opening it because there are plastic tabs that hold it in place
Once you’re inside you have access to everything you have your Wi-Fi card. You can swap out your two RAM slots
There’s two Drive slots. There’s an nvme and there’s two and a half inch SATA. You also have access to your battery
It’s a fifty two and a half watt hour battery. It’s not particularly large
it’s actually relatively small and battery life on this thing is only four hours a little bit more than four hours and
That’s with screen at 250 nits. so yeah a lot of devices like this
are gonna have shorter battery lives, but this is actually one of the shorter ones. That’s what you get four hour battery
You’re gonna have to bring your AC adapter
If you don’t bring this thing to class or whatever cuz you’re not gonna go through a day on four hours of battery life
Okay last thing the screen
This is the money the design of the screen is seriously the best part of this laptop and it makes it look like a much
More expensive device than it actually is. It’s reasonably color accurate
It’s definitely good enough for games, but I wish it was brighter
If you’re playing in a more lit environment, it might be difficult to use this screen
The webcams down on the bottom underneath the screen and well, it’s a nose cam
This device comes in a few configurations you get a gtx 1050 or a 1050 TI
This one’s a 1050 TI and the performance is good
But you’re not gonna get anything mind-blowing you’re gonna be able to play most Triple A games near 60 frames per second
But you’re gonna have to play with that graphics quality slider a bit
The thermals on this device are good. It doesn’t throttle and the fans aren’t super loud even on max load
It’s not crazy loud or anything. I do like that there are software control of the fans
so if you want to you can put on the
maximum fan mode and just let it rip and I’m really happy that lenovo was able to make something that looks like this in
A thermally appropriate chassis like that’s not easy
I think a lot of companies try and just don’t have great thermals and don’t really care about it
But they did a good job now. It’s not a particularly powerful card
it is a
1050 TI I would have really liked to have seen a 1060 or at least a 1060 max Q because I feel like
The chassis could handle it
The thermals are good enough is just they don’t offer that option and it just doesn’t make sense to me
Especially because there’s a 144 Hertz screen option
Like they have a high refresh screen available, but a not a particularly powerful GPU available
So that that that combination doesn’t really work for me maybe in the future. They’ll add more powerful GPU options
other things I don’t like the screen i wish it was brighter
but at this price point it’s tough to get a really bright screen and the third thing is the battery life a
Four hour battery life. Like I mentioned isn’t a full day battery. So yeah. Those are the only real negatives about this whole product
I like it a lot. They’ve done a good job with it
Again, the big thing about this thing though is the design. It’s thinner than your average
$950 gaming laptop and I think on sale this is gonna be even cheaper like during Black Friday or
like the end of the summer I could see this thing going to like 850 or like 900 so
Yeah, overall great device. I think lenovo really knocked this one out of the park
It’s rare for a company to make something that looks this good at this price point. Okay. Hope you guys enjoyed this video thumbs
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0 thoughts on “Lenovo Y530 Review – Thin Bezel Gaming For $930”

  1. NO MORE RED AND BLACK. YESSSSSSSSS. If you want a good looking gaming laptop on a budget, this should probably be on your short list. I think Lenovo crushed it this year. Anyone else love this design?

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