Acer Nitro 5 vs Lenovo Y540 – 2019 Gaming Laptop Comparison


The new Acer Nitro 5 and Lenovo Y540 are decent
gaming laptops for the money, but what are the differences and which one should you get?
In this detailed comparison I’ll look at pretty much everything to help you decide
which one is right for you. First let’s cover the differences in specs
between the two units I’m testing with. The ones I’m using are very similar, they’ve
got the same Intel i7-9750H CPU, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti graphics, and 16GB of memory in dual
channel. Both have 512gb M.2 NVMe SSDs and a 15.6” 1080p screen with 60Hz refresh rate,
though 144Hz is also an option. For network connectivity they’ve both got gigabit ethernet,
802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 5. Both laptops are available with different
specs though, you can find examples and updated prices linked in the description. Both have black plastic lids, the Nitro 5
is smooth with a textured triangle pattern on the sides while the Y540 has a grooved
textured finish. Both have a subtle logo, however the O on the Y540 lights up, but you
can turn this off. The interior of the Nitro 5 is more of the same matte black plastic
with plenty of red accenting that screams gaming laptop, while the Y540 has a much cleaner
and more professional design, however it seems to be coated in some sort of rubberised material. In terms of weight they were extremely close,
the Y540 was just 12 grams more, so no real difference. Things change with the power bricks
though, the Y540 brick is significantly larger, making the overall package almost 300g more. As for size differences they’re very close,
same thickness, the Y540 is deeper while the Nitro 5 is a little longer. As for screen differences both of my laptops
had 1080p 60Hz IPS panels, so expect different results with the 144Hz options that most people
are likely to buy for gaming. With these panels the Nitro 5 had slightly higher colour gamut,
it was also brighter at every level of brightness, and it had a better contrast ratio. It was the same deal when it came to backlight
bleed, the Nitro 5 was a bit better when compared with the Y540, however this will vary between
panels, but out of these two units the Nitro 5 is the winner with regards to the screens. Neither laptop has G-Sync, however the Y540
does give us the option of enabling or disabling hybrid mode through the Lenovo Vantage software,
which is their control panel. Enabling hybrid mode will give us better battery life with
Nvidia Optimus, as this will use the Intel graphics outside of gaming, while disabling
hybrid mode will give us better performance in games by bypassing Optimus, but at the
expense of worse battery life outside of gaming. It just takes a reboot to swap between the
two modes. The Nitro 5 does not have this option, it will always be using Optimus. Both had similar levels of screen flex, perhaps
a little more with the Nitro 5, but they both seemed sturdy enough. The screen on the Y540
also goes all the way back, if that’s important to you. Although both have thin screen bezels, the
Nitro 5 was able to keep its camera up the top of the panel, while the Y540 has it down
the bottom below the screen. This is what the camera and audio look and
sound like on the Acer Nitro 5, and this is what things looks and sound like on the Lenovo
Y540, I’ve got to put that screen back so we can get the lovely nose cam. The keyboards were fairly similar, the Nitro
5 has red keys even with the lighting off and the Y540 has white lettering, and the
backlighting matches this, so white lighting for the Y540 and red for the Nitro 5. The
backlighting fully illuminates all keys and secondary functions on both laptops. The brightness
levels of both can be adjusted with keyboard shortcuts or turned off completely, the Nitro
5 has 4 levels of brightness and the Y540 has two levels. The Nitro 5 has a more gamer look to it with
accented WASD and arrow keys. It’s also got a shorter right shift key which I know
some people can’t deal with, otherwise I quite liked typing on both, here’s how they
sound to give you an idea of what to expect. I personally prefer the cleaner look of the
Y540, but in terms of typing I’ve got to hand it to the Nitro 5, the key presses just
felt more tactile. The power button for the Nitro 5 is above
the numpad in the keyboard and the Y540 has it placed above the keyboard in the center
which I prefer, far less chance of an accidental press, although you could set this to do nothing
in Windows anyway. Both touch pads use precision drivers, were
smooth to the touch and worked well. The one on the Nitro 5 clicks down anywhere, while
the Y540’s does not as it instead has dedicated left and right click buttons which make slightly
louder clicks. I liked that the touchpad on the Nitro 5 was larger, however in the end
I personally liked using the one in the Y540 more. Both laptops had similar levels of flex while
pushing down hard, the Y540 had more in the actual keyboard area, and the Nitro 5 had
more just below it, though I never found this to be a problem during normal every day use
with either. Both machines show up fingerprints quite easily,
and although they both have smooth surfaces they were easier to clean off the Nitro 5,
as the Y540 has that rubberised texture. The I/O is quite a bit different, at least
in terms of layout. On the left the Y540 just has a USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port and 3.5mm audio
jack, while the Nitro 5 has Kensington lock, gigabit ethernet, HDMI 2.0 output, USB 3.1
Gen1 Type-C port, no thunderbolt though, and two USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A ports. On the right the Y540 is keeping things simple
again, with just a second USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A port, while the Nitro 5 has a 3.5mm audio
combo jack, USB 2.0 Type-A port, status LEDs and power input. On the back the Nitro 5 just has air exhaust
vents, while the Y540 also has the rest of its I/O. From left to right it’s got a USB
Type-C port, again no Thunderbolt here either, mini DisplayPort 1.4, third USB 3.1 Gen1 Type-A
port, HDMI 2.0 output, gigabit ethernet, power input and kensington lock. The Y540 also has
icons above all of the ports so you can easily see where you need to plug a cable in when
standing over it from the front without the need to turn the machine around. There’s nothing on the front of either machine. For those not keeping track the Y540 has better
I/O options, the key differences are that although both have three USB Type-A ports,
one of the Nitro 5’s is USB 2.0 while the Y540 is all 3.1 Gen1. The Y540 also has a
mini DisplayPort 1.4 output which the Nitro 5 doesn’t have at all, otherwise the Y540
also has everything else the Nitro 5 is offering, but with the bonus of keeping bulky cables
out the back and out of the way. I’ll also note that the head of the charger
on the Nitro 5 does slightly obstruct the side air exhaust vent, though I didn’t find
this to do anything when testing thermals. Underneath both have air intake vents towards
the back of the machine, and the design of the Y540 looks a bit cleaner. We can also
see the speakers here, both are towards the front left and right corners, actually on
the front for the Y540 and towards the sides on the Nitro 5. I found the speakers in the Nitro 5 to sound
better, they were just less tinny sounding in comparison. At max volume with music playing
I found the Nitro 5 a little louder, and the latencymon results with the Nitro 5 were also
a little better, however both seemed to pass the test. Speaking of the BIOS, here’s a super quick
run through of each of them, both are quite basic and locked down with not really many
advanced options available to the user. The bottom panels can be removed by taking
out 11 Phillips head screws. For storage both have a 2.5 inch drive bay, but the Y540 is
limited to one M.2 slot for storage while the Nitro 5 has two. Both machines have two
memory slots, don’t worry I tested both with the same Teamgroup kit in dual channel
for all testing. Otherwise the WiFi card is also accessible here and they’ve also got
different cooling designs. The batteries are similar in size, the Nitro
5 has a 4 cell 58wh battery and the Y540 has a 3 cell 57wh battery. I’ve tested both
machines with the screen at 50% brightness, background apps disabled, and keyboard lighting
off. Outside of gaming the Y540 was lasting 13%
longer than the Nitro 5, and we can see how the battery drains quicker on the Nvidia graphics
with hybrid mode disabled. In terms of gaming, the Y540 technically lasted longer, however
I’m only showing the times here where the game was still playable, at 25% charge left
on the Y540 game FPS dropped to unplayable levels. Now let’s take a look at thermals. Both
laptops were tested in an ambient room temperature of 21 degrees Celsius under the same workloads. By default out of the box neither of these
machines has any undervolting or overclocks applied, they’re just straight stock for
these tests. I have also tested with both CPUs undervolted, the Nitro 5 had a slightly
lower undervolt as I couldn’t get it to match and I tested the Y540 a few weeks prior. The Nitro 5 provides better fan control, you
can customize each fan, while the Y540 on the other hand has no fan control at all.
The Y540 does have different performance modes, quiet, balanced and performance, however in
my review I found the fans would max out all the same under stress test regardless of the
mode I used, so for this reason I am only showing best case results in performance mode. These are the CPU temperatures of both machines
while under combined CPU and GPU loads, we’ll check the GPU results later, so for now just
keep in mind these are CPU results but for combined loads. These stress test results
are from running Aida64 and the Heaven benchmark at the same time to fully load the system. As the Y540 cannot change fan speed, I tested
it in performance mode both for the default and max fan result, so there’s not actually
a change there, but I wanted to show the difference this makes to the Nitro 5, and this is why
the Nitro 5 sees an improvement with the fans at max speed. The undervolt improved both
by a single degree, then the cooling pad made a larger difference to the Y540. These are the CPU clock speeds for those temperatures
we just saw. Despite the Nitro 5 having a cooler CPU the Y540 is actually performing
better and scoring higher clock speeds, which would explain some of the additional heat.
With the Nitro 5 at default fan speed it was actually thermal throttling at 92 degrees,
while the Y540 wasn’t thermally throttling as it has a higher limit. This is why setting
fan speed to maximum raises the nitro 5 clock speed. Once both are undervolted the Y540
is able to hit its 4GHz all core turbo boost speed under this combined CPU and GPU stress
test, an impressive result that not many machines I’ve tested can achieve, while the Nitro
5 is a little behind. Now let’s take a look at the GPU results
for these same tests, so just to clarify we’re still looking at the results while under combined
CPU and GPU stress tests. This time the Y540 was cooler on the GPU. With the fan at default
automatic speed the Nitro 5 was thermal throttling on the GPU, however boosting fan speed removed
this. Again the cooling pad also appears to make a bigger improvement with the Y540, probably
as it has bigger air vents underneath. These are the GPU clock speeds in these same
tests, and like the CPU results the Y540 was ahead in terms of clock speed, this could
in part be due to the cooler temperatures, as this is preferable for GPU boost to operate. Things get interesting when we look at CPU
only load, here at the results of Cinebench R20 with both machines at stock and while
undervolted. The Y540 was significantly ahead in this test, in fact once undervolted this
is one of the best scores I’ve ever seen from a laptop with i7-9750H CPU. This was
because while under a CPU only load the Nitro 5 has a 45 watt TDP limit on the CPU, while
the Y540 allows this to run up to 60 watts. This means that when under a CPU only workload
without the GPU being utilized, the Y540 has a nice advantage, especially as I couldn’t
manually modify these limits. I’ve also tested the blender benchmark which
basically smashes the CPU with load, and the Nitro 5 is taking over 30% longer to complete
the same amount of work, showing that the difference can add up quite a bit over time. I’ve also used Handbrake to convert a 4k
video file to 1080p and a separate 1080p file to 720p, and again the Y540 is performing
faster in this multicore CPU workload due to the higher CPU power limit. As for the areas where you’ll actually be
putting your hands, at idle the Y540 was noticeably warmer. Here’s what we’re looking at with
both under stress test, and I’ve got the Nitro 5 with the fans at the default auto
and max speeds while the Y540 has no fan speed options, and we’ll hear next there’s quite
a difference in fan speeds. At idle the Y540 was completely silent while
the Nitro 5 was just audible, so that likely explains why the Y540 was a little warmer
to the touch. With the stress tests running the Nitro 5 was a little quieter with its
fans on auto speed, however as we saw before it was thermally throttled on both the CPU
and GPU and losing performance. Once the fans are at max speed the Nitro 5 is now quite
a bit louder than the Y540, however the Nitro 5 does give you the option of customizing
the fan speed, so you could tweak this to find a sweet spot. Overall there aren’t too many differences
in terms of thermals, however the Nitro 5 does offer better fan control. This does mean
it can run louder, but you do have more control over it. In terms of raw clock speed, the
Y540 was coming out ahead both in terms of CPU and GPU performance during these tests.
Although the previous generation Y530 did allow you to manually set the fan speed to
maximum, this is not currently an option with the newer Y540. Next, let’s compare some games. As both laptops
were tested at different times different Nvidia drivers were in use, the Nitro 5 was tested
with one version newer, however the changelog did not specify performance improvements for
any of the games I’ve tested. I’ve also tested both in their best available
out of the box performance modes, so for that Nitro 5 that’s just with max fan speed,
while the Y540 had performance mode enabled and hybrid mode disabled. Disabling hybrid
mode requires a reboot, but this means the Nvidia graphics is connected directly to the
screen which can boost game performance compared to using Optimus in some titles, which is
what the Nitro 5 is always using as it has no such option. Battlefield 5 was tested in campaign mode
and the exact same part of the game was tested with each machine. The average frame rate
was essentially the same, though the Y540 was seeing higher 1% low performance. Battlefield 1 flips this around a bit, with
the Nitro 5 now scoring 4.5% higher average FPS than the Y540, however 1% low results
are much more similar, no major difference realistically. Apex Legends was tested at max settings and
the Nitro 5 was just slightly ahead with a 4% lead to average FPS. Shadow of the Tomb Raider was tested with
the built in benchmark, and the Nitro 5 was 4.5% higher in terms of average FPS. Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was also tested
with the built in benchmark, and this was a clear win for the Nitro 5. Although the
average frame rates don’t look too different, the Nitro 5 was just under 6% ahead in terms
of average FPS, but a much larger 22% boost to 1% low. Fortnite was tested using the replay feature,
and in this game both machines were scoring almost exactly the same. Same result for 1%
low, and the Nitro 5 was just 0.5% ahead in average FPS, margin of error stuff. PUBG was also tested using the replay feature
and again saw a similar result in terms of average FPS where the frame rates were essentially
the same, however the Nitro 5 was seeing a 7.5% improvement to 1% low. Dota 2 was tested playing in the middle lane.
While the Y540 was winning here in terms of average FPS, the Nitro 5 had a much larger
48% boost to 1% low which is probably going to matter more considering both already have
high average frame rates. CS:GO was tested with the Ulletical FPS benchmark,
and this is a game that I typically see favour machines that allow you to disable Optimus.
I believe this is the main reason that the Y540 was seeing better performance in this
title, coming out 16% ahead of the Nitro 5. Overwatch was tested in the practice range,
and the Nitro 5 was just 4.5% higher in terms of average FPS, however it had a much larger
30% improvement to 1% low. Far Cry New Dawn was tested with the built
in benchmark, in this test the Y540 was a little ahead in average FPS, but was 21% better
for 1% low. Far Cry 5 was also tested with the built in
benchmark, and the results were very close together, however there was a slight edge
to the Y540. Watch Dogs 2 is another game that’s heavy
on the CPU, though despite the superior CPU clock speeds we saw in the thermal testing
the Nitro 5 was far ahead in this game, where the 1% low wasn’t too far behind the Y540’s
average. Ghost Recon Wildlands was tested with the
built in benchmark and was another win for the Nitro 5, which was almost 5% faster in
terms of average FPS. Metro Exodus was also tested with the built
in benchmark, and the results were extremely close between the two, though technically
the Nitro 5 was just a touch ahead, though it’s margin of error range. The Witcher 3 had similar average FPS on both
laptops with a minimal edge to the Y540, however the Nitro 5 was offering a much better 1%
low result. Rainbow Six Siege was tested with the built
in benchmark, and the Nitro 5 was just 2% ahead in terms of average FPS with a little
more lead in 1% low. DOOM was tested with Vulkan, and both games
were extremely close together with the Y540 slightly ahead in average FPS. Strange brigade was also tested with Vulkan
using the built in benchmark, and again the Y540 was just a little ahead. On average over these 19 games tested the
Acer Nitro 5 was only 1.1% ahead of the Lenovo Y540 in terms of average frame rate at max
settings. If we remove the Watch Dogs 2 result, then the average difference between the two
is almost nothing, but as you can see it really varies by game. Realistically in almost all
cases the frame rates were close enough that I doubt you’ll be seeing a practical difference,
so while the Nitro 5 does have a slight edge I wouldn’t let this factor alone decide
which to get. I’ve also got the overall scores for the
3DMark Fire Strike and Time Spy benchmarks, and again the results are extremely close
between the two, with one ahead for one test and the other ahead in the other. I’ve tested storage with Crystal disk mark.
Both of my machines came with a 512gb NVMe M.2 SSD, however specific storage options
will likely vary by region. With the particular disks in my machines though, the Y540 was
faster. It’s worth noting that both machines also
have a 2.5 inch drive bay for installing additional storage, however the Nitro 5 also has the
advantage of a second M.2 slot, the Y540 only has space for one. For updated pricing check the links in the
description, as prices will change over time. At the time of recording, I haven’t been
able to find the Nitro 5 with these specs for sale in the US, however the Y540 is around
$1270 USD. Here in Australia the Nitro 5 with these specs
is $2000 AUD, or $200 less than the Helios 300 while I bought my Y540 for $1570 AUD on
sale. For my US friends, without taxes and converting the currency that puts my Y540
at $970 USD and the Nitro 5 at $1230, clearly making the Y540 a better deal, well at least
here in Australia. The Nitro 5 would probably be cheaper in the US. I’m making this assumption
based on the fact that the Helios 300 which is superior to the Nitro 5 is cheaper than
the Y540 with same specs. With all of that information in mind let’s
summarise the good and the bad aspects of each laptop and find out which is worth it. The Acer Nitro 5 clearly has more of a gamer
looking design aesthetic, personally I prefer the cleaner professional design of the Y540
but that’s always going to come down to personal taste. The Y540 has the mux switch,
a nice advantage that I wish all laptops had, as this gives the user the choice of running
the machine with Optimus for improved battery life or rebooting to swap to the Nvidia graphics
only for improved gaming performance. Despite this though, with the same specs as
we’ve seen the Nitro 5 was ahead in the majority of games, however once we average
out the results it’s a very narrow lead. While it will depend on the specific game
in use, overall there isn’t really enough of a major difference one way or the other
in games to pick based on that alone. The Nitro 5 had a slightly better screen compared
to the Y540, at least when comparing the 60Hz variant of each machine, expect different
results with 144Hz panels. When actually looking at both side by side at max brightness though
I couldn’t really notice a difference. In terms of build quality I had a hard time
picking one over the other, they’re both plastic however something about the Y540 just
felt a little better to me. It does however have that rubberised texture to it, and I’m
not sure how that would hold up long term. In terms of size, both were about the same
thickness, the Nitro 5 was a little wider, however the Y540 was deeper, the size differences
weren’t really noticeable side by side. I’d say they’re both equally portable,
well until you add the power bricks. Both laptops are almost the same weight, however
once you include the power bricks the total package of the Y540 is 300g more due to its
massive power brick. Both machines get decent battery life for
gaming laptops though, so maybe you won’t need the charger that often. Outside of gaming
the Y540 lasted 13% longer than the Nitro 5, however while gaming on battery power not
only did the Nitro 5 last longer, but it was able to keep the frame rate higher for the
whole test, so if you plan on actually playing games on battery power the Nitro does better. In terms of upgradeability the Nitro 5 has
the option of two M.2 drives in addition to the single 2.5 inch drive bay, while the Y540
only has space for a single M.2 drive, but does also have the 2.5” drive spot. In terms of thermals the Nitro 5 was thermal
throttling on both the CPU and GPU with the fans at the default speed, however we do have
the option of customizing them and setting them to maximum speed which removed this.
The Y540 didn’t have any thermal throttling, however it unfortunately lacks the option
to customize fan speed, which in my opinion is a huge downfall compared to other modern
machines, hopefully they add it in a BIOS update, as its predecessor had this option. The Nitro 5 was cooler on the CPU as a result
of the higher fan speed, while the Y540 was cooler on the GPU. When under the same stress
test the Y540 was clocking higher, but despite this as we saw in games there wasn’t much
difference between the two. The Nitro 5 was limited by its 45 watt CPU
TDP outside of gaming though, as we saw in Cinebench, blender and handbrake the Y540
was able to utilize its higher 60 watt limit, meaning that in CPU workloads where the GPU
isn’t in use the Y540 should perform better. I preferred that the majority of the I/O on
the Y540 was out the back and out of the way, and it did also have slightly better I/O with
an additional mini DisplayPort, and no USB 2.0 like the Nitro 5. Objectively, the Nitro 5 is winning more of
these tests than it’s losing, however realistically there aren’t really any wildly major differences
between the two, so it’s going to come down to what your personal needs are and price
difference. Subjectively, I’m personally all in on the Y540, the gamery design of the
Nitro 5 just isn’t for me, plus the Y540 is around $400 AUD cheaper here with same
specs. If the price is similar in your region with the same specs, and you don’t mind
the more gamery look, the Nitro 5 appears to be the better option in most cases. So which of these two gaming laptops would
you pick, the Lenovo Y540 or Acer Nitro 5? Let me know which and why down in the comments,
I’m really interested to see which you prefer, and if you’re new to the channel consider
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100 comments

  1. Pretty sure those Nvidia drivers made a difference.

    I happen to have the i7 – 1660Ti variant of Y540 and inspite of running the games off a HDD, I got better framerates than what you got. (No undervolting.)

    Please check and update because this can be deceiving.

  2. Jarrod, can you please add gaming stats with MSI Afterburner into the comparisons? So we know exactly the temperature, clock speed and power usage of demanding games. Graphs are good and fine, but showing games with MSI afterburner would be even more helpful and real scenario!

  3. I have the previous gen of Nitro 5 and I can easily recommend this new gen because the previous one is a legit machine πŸ™‚

  4. I own a Lenovo Legion y540 and i love how it's able to compete with both Acer's Nitro 5 and its better, the Helios 300. Jarred definitely helped in me making the decision to purchase this machine.

  5. i still can decide which one is better jarrod. i really liked the design on y540 because its non gaming look but what concern me is the thermal. Does it annoying hot when playing games? or is it actually not big diffrence between nitro 5?

  6. Your laptop reviews are really good quality, i've binge watched so many of them just because of how entertaining and informative they are, keep up the good work! (planning to get the y540 πŸ˜€ )

  7. Just thinking to buy a laptop from many years

    I think i should start reviewing products like u to get them for free for a trial πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

  8. Can you do a video on Predator Triton 300 vs Legion y540. Also Triton 300 vs Helios 300. It will be so much help if you do.

  9. I have the y530. Of course it's not the same laptop as the y540. But really it's just a spec bump.The other stuff is basically the same. And yes I still have the max fan option(fn+q or ctrl+shift+1).And it's really useful when I need to do some rendering. It isn't thermal throttling at stock because I have it Undervolted(-0.15V), but I still like it running cooler some times.But pls Lenovo bring back the max fan short cut for these lovely people too.

  10. well, after 3 and a half months with the Y540, i can say that I'm fully enjoying it!! speced with I5-9300H and 1660TI pasted with kryonaut(and -0.165mv undervolt) it never go above high 70 and 65 respectively (missing the max fan feature tho), the only complain being the screen (60Hz being very dim); the battery is meh, does the day with tweaks here and there. At 930 Euros at the time of buying, it was a hella bargain !

  11. i own an asus tuf fx505 w the same heaatpipe design as the fx 504 so i guess i have 6 more months untill the cpu cooks itself then ill buy the acer nitro 5 lol
    i like the looks of the nitro 5 better as i dont have to hide the fact that i play games from time to time lol
    as always jarrod good detailed very useful reviews … keep up the fire work

  12. all the red accents and crap are dead nowadays as most companies have well avoided them by now. Only the most deaf of companies haven't realized that. It turns out people dont want their $1000 laptop to look like a toy. Great review as always.

  13. Nitro 5's 2019 cooling design is still inferior to modern gaming laptops, plus mine had issues which was fixed by Acer a month ago, kinda not trusting it anymore but I still love using it especially its 144hz display, honestly I'd rather compare the helios 300 vs y540 and nitro 5 vs l340 since even on my nitro 5's i5 9300H, CPU temps will reach 90C even on a well raised and ventilated ports

  14. Love my Nitro Acer 5. I don't think you can go wrong with either. If same specs, It basically comes down to what looks you prefer

  15. Just ordered Y7000 2019 (similar to y540 only different design) cost around $1000

    meanwhile Nitro 5 for the same spec cost around $1170

  16. Hi Jarrod! Any word on the Aftershock Vapor 15 pro? Can't get same quality info and detailed approach as yours elsewhere

  17. Hello i have problem with my new Legion y740 laptop. The issue is that when i run it in rtx2060 my brightness automatically decrease and after that if i launch any game the laptop freeze. Until i shutdown it with power button it stays freeze. I think this happen due to recentlty upadting latest geforce driver or wht i dk. Currently i m using hybrid mode which sets screen graphic too INTEL UHD. I searched the problem in youtube, google still i cant find anything any idea?

  18. Guys can you advice me between two laptops
    First is asus rog i5 9th and 1650 nvidia
    Second is lenovo y540 i5 9th with same graphics card 1650

  19. I like the look of the y540 way more but I remember I loved my nitro 5. It's so hard to make a decision so I'm gonna go with the cheaper one.

  20. Nice to see this video πŸ™‚ i just looking for these two laptops and i dont know which one i should buy. I am interested in nitro 7 too. Can you compare nitro 5 and nitro 7? btw: one my problem is that i dont like red color…. next problem lenovo has heavy power adapter…

  21. Hey best laptop reviewer, still waiting for Triton 300 video man!
    And hopefully a comparispn between Triton 300 and Nitro 5 and Y540 πŸ™

  22. I have a PC @home but just want a decent laptop to work when I'm not home.. I use big softwares like Sketch up, 3D Max, Lumion and much more.. Should I go for acer nitro or y540? Ps: The acer nitro is around 600$-700$ in my country while the y540 is 800$+

  23. Super excited about the Prestige 15 review! Looks well balanced for home / mobile use with the option of expanding it with an eGPU to game at QHD (on the 4K model)

  24. seeing the thermal design, power budget and MUX switch, I was absolutely sure that the Lenovo wd have much better gaming performance. Sometimes our knowledge doesnt work as it should.

  25. Pls do review of Acer predator triton 300 ..and one suggestion pls also do compare the budget segment of the laptops i5 9th gen GTX 1650 as most of your viewer are students and can't afford the high range laptops..thanks

  26. Since I can get a y540 with an RTX 2060, it topples most laptops in comparison. I was just curious about the differences here.

  27. I have similar legion y540 only diference is i5 9300 with 17inch 144hz display and it runs perfect. i have compare it with my friends predator 2018 model. The legion looks way more powerful..and design…congrats Lenovo!!

  28. I pick Acer Nitro 7
    15,6 144hz
    Nivida Geoforce GTX 1660ti, 6GB, GDDR6
    i7 9750H 9th generation
    16GB RAM DDR4
    512GB SSD
    Metal body
    2019 model.
    It only costed me $ 1316 US.

  29. These duel reviews are so interesting. Y540 CPU cooling is poor but GPU is good. Your room temperature is 21Β°C but in most cases its 25-28Β°C and the results go in 90c even after Undervolting. Nitro 5 beating y540 in fps is weird as y540 has both higher clocks of CPU n GPU. Maybe nitro 5 is better optimised

  30. Very like my Lenovo Y540. Have a version with Rtx 2060 and the GPU never runs over 65C under stress test. I use the undervolt with -0.185 on CPU und its runs stable under all test. I recommend to limit the max turbo frequency to 3.8 Ghz then you have around 80c under heavy stress on all cores. Adjust the powerlimit around 60W and you dont have any problems with thermals.
    Can overclock the GPU with +200 on a core clock.

  31. Nice
    Comparation as always Jarrod, now we are waiting for the review of the new razer blade 4K 120Hz.
    I hope it arrives soon =)

  32. I choose y540 bcoz jarrod already bought for himself. We are same jarrod coz im a working man and not a gamers like other teenagers. πŸ˜…

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  34. Random off topic question but does anyone know if the MSI prestige 15 can run games with its low spec graphics card

  35. Jarrod another question but I was thinking of buying the MSI gs65 stealth but lots of reviews say it has a really high temperature should this affect my decision and will it affect use

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