At CES 2022, Lenovo unveiled three new gaming displays. The Legion Y25g-30 stands out the most, with a 24.5-inch Full HD IPS panel and 99% coverage of the sRGB color gamut. With a 360Hz refresh rate and a 1ms response time, it makes the gaming experience more immersive and realistic.
Lenovo refers to the display as an expert eSports gaming monitor. Find out if the Lenovo Legion Y25g can live up to such high expectations in our review.
The Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 comes packaged in a plain cardboard box that makes no mention of the fact that it is a reasonably expensive gaming monitor. A small number of accessories are included with it, including manuals, a power adapter, a DisplayPort cable, and a USB Type-A to Type-B cable.
- Monitor with stand
- 1 x Power cable (1.8m)
- 1 x DP cable (1.8m)
- 1 x USB Type-A to USB Type-B cable (1.8m)
- 1 x 120W adapter
- Factory calibration report
- Quick setup guide
- Warranty booklet
Watch our unboxing video here:
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In the box, the assembly can be completed with the bare minimum of tools. It may be placed on the panel using fast-release latches after simply screwing the base to the stand.
Build & Design
The Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 is very similar to its predecessor in terms of design. In very multi-monitor setups, the thin top and side bezels should blend in well. The Legion emblem is embossed in the center of the bottom bezel, which is 2 cm wide.
The activity light is on the right edge, and all of the buttons are in the bottom-right corner. The eight buttons each have a distinct function labeled on them.
The ergonomic features of the Lenovo Legion Y25-30 gaming monitor stand out in particular. It has a height adjustment range of up to 13 centimeters, a tilt range of -5 to +30 degrees, a swivel range of 30 degrees in both directions, and a pivot function that enables a 90-degree rotation of the screen. As a result, there is nothing lacking in terms of ergonomics with the Legion display.
Build quality gives off a strong, good impression. In particular, the supplied stand impresses with its weight and well-made metal thread upon the first touch. The display may be quickly mounted with your hands and it supports a 100 x 100mm VESA mount for connectivity. In our experience, it was seamless.
The Legion Y25 built-in USB hub can be connected to a computer via one of the port configuration’s USB-B ports. Four USB-A 3.0 ports are available on the hub. Two of them are in the back, while the other two are on the left side. These latter devices also support Battery Charging 1.2 and, for instance, can charge smartphones at 5 V and up to 2.4 A.
An HDMI 2.0 port is also accessible for visual output, in addition to a DisplayPort (version 1.2) port. You can connect an alternative device using the audio jack (3.5 mm) on the side if you don’t wish to transmit the audio stream digitally over one of the two ports.
An integrated headphone hook is located above the jack; it can be flipped out, looks quite solid, and even has room for large gaming headsets.
Several setting options are available in the OSD menu of the Legion Y25-30, which is accessed using the six buttons built into the monitor’s frame. Lenovo’s Display Control Center, which provides a few extra options, makes it simpler to accomplish this.
The Lenovo Legion Y25g viewing angle stability is commendable. The IPS panel reliably reproduces colors at all times. Only while viewing the screen at acute angles does the image get slightly grayed, and the brightness also decreases noticeably. But when you have the display in front of you, this doesn’t occur.
When ULMB is activated, the Lenovo Legion, according to Lenovo, has a 1 ms response time. Using BlurBuster’s MPRT test, a reaction time of about 0.7 ms was found when measuring Motion Picture Response Time (MPRT). Thanks to the quick panel, there is no discernible blurriness in the colors or graphics.
The IPS panel has VESA DisplayHDR 400 for more vibrant colors and is TÜV certified for minimal blue light. The Legion Y25-30 is a good professional monitor as well, with an 8-bit color depth and 99 percent sRGB coverage. While the color and HDR will help with photo editing or video streaming, the dual built-in 3W speakers can help with video editing. Though not as good for audiophiles, it’s a great addition when you need it most. For simple ergonomics, the stand can tilt, swivel, lift, and pivot.
Should you buy the Lenovo Legion Y25g-30?
When it comes to gaming, the Lenovo Legion Y25g meets high standards for eSports needs, and it can also be useful in the office.
The display’s numerous adjustment options allow it to be perfectly customized to the user’s requirements. This has an impact on not only the panel’s physical characteristics but also, in particular, on its ergonomics.
The display didn’t quite reach the required brightness during the test, but as long as the sun isn’t shining directly on the screen, this won’t be an issue in normal use. The matte surface prevents reflections from occurring. Although the Y25-30 is only officially approved for FreeSync, it can also use Nvidia’s G-Sync over DisplayPort.
All this being said, buyers won’t regret purchasing this sturdy gaming monitor.
|Spec||Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 gaming monitor|
|Display||24.5 inch 3-sided edgeless flat FHD display with IPS technology and WLED backlight and anti-glare coating|
|Color||The 8-bit panel offers 99% sRGB, plus VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification. Delta E<2. TUV Rheinland-certified low blue light tech is present|
|Refresh rate||DP 1.4 – 360 Hz|
HDMI 2.0 – 240 Hz
|Brightness/contrast||400 nits or 480 nits in HDR mode max brightness. Contrast ratio of 1000:1|
|Performance||As low as 1ms GtG response, as fast as 280Hz refresh rate. AMD FreeSync Premium|
|Ports||2 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x DP 1.4, 3.5mm audio out. USB hub features 1 x USB3.2 Gen1 Type-B upstream, and 4 x USB3.2 Gen1 downstream. Stereo 3W speakers are built-in|
|Gaming features||Lenovo Artery software (a Windows OSD settings app) plus Gaming Tools like Show Frame Rate, Show Timer, Show Aim Point, and Shortcut Key settings|
|Stand||Lift 135mm, pivot 90 degrees, either way, swivel 45 degrees, either way, tilt 5 degrees forward / 22 degrees back|