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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

Power Draw

While keeping the power on while not connected to the Lenovo Y520, the power brick draws 0.14 watts. Though it is very insignificant, you wonder where the power is going to since there is no Power On LED indicator on the power brick.

Performance Difference- Battery Vs. AC Adapter

With the 3DMark’s Fire Strike Ultra, it shows that there is a difference in performance between running the notebook on full battery power against AC Adapter even with full power charge. By the time Fire Strike Ultra finished while powered by its batteries, it consumed 13% of its power.

Performance Difference- Normal Fan Speed Vs. Turbo Fan Speed

There was also a difference in performance between normal and turbo fan speed. Though it is obvious, its always good to see if an added feature is useful. All the more, Lenovo Nerve Sense’s fan controls are proved to be useful. What’s important now is the fan’s noise level.

Sound Level- Normal Fan Speed Vs Turbo Fan Speed

The turbo fan’s sound is very audible and has a sharp noticeable tone. If you’re gaming and need that extra cooling, just hope you’re headphones are good at sound isolation. Unfortunately using the turbofan may also result in the noise collected by a microphone during a streaming session. That said, it also depends on the microphone.

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