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Lenovo Y520-15IKBN Y-Series Gaming Notebook Review

  1. About the Lenovo YN520 and rest of the legion
  2. External Overview
  3. External Overview
  4. Internal Overview
  5. Utility Impressions and Keyboard Testing
  6. How it’s tested??
  7. Power and Noise Level Testing
  8. Futuremark Benchmarks
  9. Game Benchmarks
  10. Unigine Benchmark
  11. Storage Benchmarks
  12. System Boot Test
  13. Conclusion
  14. Online Purchase Links
  15. View All

Utility Impressions

There is some bloatware that I wish notebook manufacturers at least make an effort to reduce it. But the one which we will be looking at is of some use. Lenovo has a utility called Nerve Sense. This provides some level of customization with audio, active keys, faster fan speed for more cooling and network priority function.

The main panel of Nerve Sense displays basic information about the system- CPU, GPU, Memory and Hard Disk. I find it surprising to see the utility naming the actual memory manufacturer, but not for the internal storage options.

Below it is the four main functions which are self-explanatory.

Extreme Cooling

Extreme Cooling increases the fan speed should you require additional cooling. Not only you can set by clicking the desired option, but use a key combination that is applied or manually set. The graphic shows the “fan spin” speed for easy identification.

Network Priority

Network Priority is a similar function to how many high-end routers have. This allows the notebook to give higher priorities to the program you’ve selected. Though this would be more useful in a router as all devices are synced in it, those who have a direct hardwired connection or a single wireless device will like to try this.

Prevent Mistaken Input

Prevention Mistaken Input disables the Windows key and the trackpad. I would prefer if this utility had the ability to automatically disable the trackpad once the USB mouse is connected. Since the system can easily detect a USB mouse once plugged in, maybe Lenovo can find a way for auto-disabling the trackpad.

Sound Enhancement

Sound Enhancement enables Dolby sound effects.

Keyboard Ghosting/Roll-Over Testing

In many cases, 6KRO/NKRO support seems redundant for gaming but its always best to check if a keyboard has any roll-over or ghosting issues. Lenovo did not mention anything about it in the Y520.

I’ve tried using the commonly used key combinations and none of them indicates any such issues.

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