The Lenovo y520 Specs – A Laptop to Add to your Holiday Wishlist

In just a few months we will again feel the holiday rush. Aside from rushing to the grocery to get the essential ingredients for your holiday feast, you also rush to get that gadget of your dreams. You worked so hard that you deserve to at least get something nice this year. It doesn’t need to be the latest gadget as long as it meets what you really want. Today, we are focusing on one of the “oldie” (old in terms of tech years) but still something you would want because of its specs.

Introducing or Re-introducing the Lenovo y520

The Lenovo y520 was first introduced during the CES in January 2017, it started selling March of the same year and up to today we have found a sustained interest in this laptop. For good reasons of course, because it is a decent gaming laptop that doesn’t come with a hefty price tag compared with other laptops within its category. So for this holiday season you might want to consider buying this laptop, however, you also have to make sure that you would really want the Lenovo y520 specs. For us here at Techtography, our rule of thumb in buying a gadget or electronics make sure that the specs are able to meet your demand if not exceed it.

The Lenovo y520 Specs

To help you discern if the Lenovo y520 is the laptop that you really need following our rule of thumb we have outline the Lenovo y520 specs here:

Up to 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Up to NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1050 Ti
Up to 16 GB DDR4; 2 x SODIMM Slots
  • 128 GB / 256 GB / 512 GB PCIe SSD or
  • 500 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB SATA HDD
2 x 2W Harman™ Certified Speakers with Dolby Audio™ Premium
Battery Life
  • Up to 4-Hour 3 Cell;
  • 45 WHr Li-Polymer Battery
  • 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080)
  • 16:9; IPS; Anti-Glare
Dimensions (W x D x H)
  • (mm) : 380 x 265 x 25.8
  • (inches) : 14.96″ x 10.43″ x 1.01″
Starting at 5.3 lbs (2.4 kg)
WLAN & Bluetooth®
1 x 1 WiFi 802.11 ac or 2 x 2 WiFi 802.11 ac + Bluetooth® 4.1 Combo
10/100/1000M Gigabit Ethernet
  • 1 x USB 3.1 (Type-C)
  • 2 x USB 3.0
  • 1 x USB 2.0
  • 1 x HDMI™
  • Audio Jack
  • Microphone Jack
  • RJ45 LAN
  • 4-in-1 Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC)
Preloaded Software
  • Power2Go (Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD)
  • PowerDVD (Blu-ray Disc™ / DVD)
  • Microsoft Office 2013
  • Lenovo Companion
  • Lenovo Nerve Sense
  • Magic Y Key
  • Lenovo OneKey Recovery
  • Lenovo ID

Are you ready for the holidays? Are you yearning for this laptop? Is it going to give you the functionality that you need?


Vince is a tech geek, has a passion for sharing knowledge and loves to tinker with different gadgets. Whenever he gets a new gadget he just open the box and figure out how the gadget works without reading the manual.

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