Lenovo Legion Y920 review: It’s a dinosaur but not in a good way

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In tech, it feels like everything that was once big will eventually become small. Stuff like phones, desktop towers, laptops, and display bezels have all shrunk significantly over the past few years. It’s all about getting more into less and last year, gaming laptops got a massive leg up in this space.

NVIDIA’s Max-Q design GPUs were created for the sole purpose of cramming the best graphical performance in the smallest form-factor possible — even in bodies that are as slim as 2cm thick. And that gave way to a rise in the number of super slim gaming laptops that, as we found out, were all pretty darn good.

So, if the slim ones are so good, why would you ever buy something as massive as Lenovo’s Legion Y920 gaming laptop?

I’ll be honest, I was a little perplexed too. I didn’t think for a second that the Legion Y920 would be able to pull someone like me from the Max-Q promise land. But I took it as an experiment, something to see how far we’ve progressed from the old gaming laptop stereotypes. And trust me, the Legion Y920 is very much an old gaming laptop stereotype.

It’s massive. Totally colossal. Absolutely enormous.

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