Lenovo does include a decent amount of software, and whether or not that is your thing, I will cover it now. At first, you will get a pop up that asks if you want to send back statistics to Lenovo, you can check it not to remind you again if you don't want to. Lenovo's Nerve Center is where a lot of the custom features of the notebook are located. You can control the light, fans, networking, and audio. It is just a simpler way to reach a lot of the settings.
Extreme Cooling allows you to basically rev up the fans to full speed. Increasing fans to maximum does help temperatures, which could give you a bit more leeway with turbo clocks on the GPU and CPU, but you can also use it to blow out dust. Mistaken input allows you to disable the touch pad and or Windows key when playing a game. It's especially useful if you have a mouse and your write sits above the "WASD" keys.
Lighting effects aren't that crazy, but they are present so you can change the color and speed at which the lights shine. You can choose between different colors for each of the four sections.
Lighting does come with a few different profiles, and you can cycle through them in the menu or through keyboard shortcuts. There is also a special record video feature, where you can press a special key on the keyboard and the system will start recording your screen, so you can quickly record gameplay when needed.
You get a bunch of options in the Realtek audio software for the dual microphone array. Dolby Atmos is also present. Lenovo also has a Lenovo Companion application, where you can do different things to the system and look for support or diagnose any issue you might face.
Lenovo's UEFI is very basic and looks like the old BIOS. You browse through it with a keyboard, and you can disable different devices and change some settings. There isn't much need to change these settings, and there aren't many settings to change.
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- Page 5 [System Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 6 [Gaming Performance Benchmarks]
- Page 7 [System IO and Battery Performance]
- Page 8 [Thermal Performance]
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