Gaming brands are having a moment right now. Not only can you use them for getting that last shot in, but you can also get work done! Even gamers themselves want a laptop that they can use for work and play! With that in mind, Lenovo Legion launches its 2020 gaming PC lineup! This lineup will better show the brand’s motto of “Stylish on the outside. Savage on the inside.”
Here are the lineup’s highlight features:
- Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management
- Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard
- Dual Burn to optimize CPU and GPU performance together
- NVIDIA® Advanced Optimus, Hybrid Mode, and Rapid Charge Pro for improved battery life
- World-class immersive displays optimized by Dolby Vision® and OverDrive Support with optional 240Hz refresh rates and response rates of under 1ms
Powering most of the lineup (more of that in a bit) is the 10th generation Intel Core H-Series processors. It provides up to 5.3 GHz of Turbo Boost that enables better gaming performance! For the first time, this lineup includes the use of AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors! The whole lineup wouldn’t be complete without GPUs from Nvidia, including the GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 Super Max-Q!
Without further ado, here’s the lineup:
Lenovo Legion 7i: Premium Performance
The Legion 7i is the brand’s highest-end gaming laptop. It packs A LOT OF PUNCH for users that demand more and more for their gaming needs. It may weigh 2.2 kg, but it can pack up to an Intel Core i9-10980HK processor. That K on the end means you can overclock the processor on this for even MORE performance!
Cool Down with Coldfront 2.0!
Worried about the laptop heating up too much? Don’t worry! Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 boosts the performance of the Lenovo Legion 7i with its integrated Vapor Chamber and its 6-point thermal sensor array. If you need maximum performance in-game, then Dual Burn gives you that by pushing the CPU and GPU together!
Strike With Confidence with the TrueStrike Keyboard!
The Legion 7i’s TrueStrike keyboard has 100% anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times, and soft-landing switches for hair-trigger accuracy. You also get to feel superior key travel thanks to its second transition curve design. This allows for a more tactile gaming experience. The keys are illuminated in over 16 million color combinations with Corsair’s iCUE system lighting software.
Be In Awe of the Display!
If you weren’t already amazed by that, then you would gush at the Legion 7i’s display! It has a VESA® DisplayHDR™ 400 15-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with up to 240Hz refresh rates with under 1ms response time with OverDrive support. You can see your game clearly with its 500 nits display, and a 100% sRGB color accuracy.
If you need a more accurate display, you can go for the 144Hz display with 100% Adobe sRGB color accuracy, 500 nits brightness, and optional Nvidia G-SYNC.
Other features include:
- GPU support: up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
- Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support
- 80WHr battery for up to 8 hours of battery life
- Up to 2 TB NVMe SSD
- Up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 7i laptop comes in Slate Grey and starts at P119,995. It will be available in stores by June 2020.
Legion 5Pi: Performance Meets Style
The Legion 5Pi is a gaming laptop for people who value that balance of style and adrenalin. With that white-backlit “Y” logo and the subtle Iron Grey chassis, you’re sure to get a great impression while using it outside. It has the same TrueStrike keyboard but only has 4-zone RGB instead of the per-key lighting on the Legion 7i. The 5Pi also carries the same Coldfront 2.0 thermal management system and Dolby Atmos support that you can hear through the Harman Kardon® speakers.
You can pack this laptop with up to an Intel Core i7-10875H processor, up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and up to a 1TB NVMe SSD.
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5Pi laptop starts at P74,995. It will be available in stores by June 2020.
Legion 5i: The Mighty Minimalist Intel Machine!
The Legion 5i is the brand’s mainstream Windows 10 gaming laptop with up to an Intel Core i7-10875H processor, up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD.
This laptop comes in a 15-inch model and a 17-inch model. The former has a 15.6” IPS 1080p display with up to 240Hz refresh rate, a VESA-certified high dynamic range (HDR 400), and 100% sRGB color accuracy.
The 15-inch Legion 5i will start at P62,995 and the price of the 17-inch will be announced soon. Both will be available in June 2020.
Legion 5: Lenovo Legion’s First AMD Ryzen Gaming Laptop!
The laptops I showed you thus far are powered by Intel processors. Not this one! The Legion 5 is the brand’s first laptop equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor! It also has up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, and has the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060! This gaming laptop also has a 15.6” IPS 1080p display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, HDR, and 100% sRGB color accuracy. You also get Dolby Vision support on this laptop.
The AMD-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 will start at P56,995 and is expected to be available by June 2020.
Y40Si Laptop and BoostStation eGPU
The Lenovo Legion Y40Si laptop is the brand’s thinnest and lightest laptop at 1.7 kg! CES 2020 was the first time we saw this laptop in action. This device can pack up to an Intel Core i9-10880H processor, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, a 60WHr 4-cell battery, and up to a 1TB PCIe SSD. If you noticed, this laptop doesn’t have a discrete GPU. You would think that’s a bad thing until you find out that this comes bundled with the Lenovo Legion BoostStation!
The BoostStation takes care of having a discrete GPU for your Y40Si laptop! It comes with either an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB or an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. If you need more graphics power, then you can upgrade up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB! This enclosure also gives you a storage slot for a 3.5″ / 2.5″ SATA HDD or SATA SSD. If that’s not enough, you even get to charge the laptop thanks to the USB-C Power Delivery up to 100W!
The Lenovo Legion Y740Si laptop starts at P144,995. If you think that’s too high, the laptop also comes with the Legion BoostStation eGPU! You can also get the BoostStation separately for just P44,995. Both will be available by early second half of 2020.
Even More Devices From Lenovo Legion!
If that’s not enough for you, here are more products from the 2020 Lenovo Legion lineup!
The Legion Tower 5i brings A LOT of performance for the avid gamer who wants a gaming desktop. It has up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU or an AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, up to 64GB DDR4 RAM, up to 2TB PCIe SSD, up to 2 x 2TB 7200 RPM HDD and up to 10th generation Intel Core processors.
The Legion Tower 5i will start at P72,995 and will be available by June 2020. There will also be a Legion Tower 5 model with AMD Ryzen desktop processors coming later this year.
If you’re a gamer that wants to level up but doesn’t wanna break the bank, then the Ideapad Gaming 3i is for you! You get a laptop with a 15-inch display with an option to have a 120Hz refresh rate. This laptop can have up to an Intel Core i7-10750H processor, up to 16GB DDR4 RAM, either an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 / 1650 Ti GPU, and up to 1TB PCIe SSD or a 2TB SATA HDD.
The Ideapad Gaming 3i laptop starts at P52,995 and will be available in June 2020.
This IdeaCentre Gaming 5 and 5i are other options for gamers who want a desktop battle station. They carry either a 10th generation Intel Core processor (Gaming 5i) or an AMD Ryzen desktop processor (Gaming 5), up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, up to 32GB DDR4 RAM, and up to a 512 GB of M.2 PCIe SSD.
You can expect the IdeaCentre Gaming 5 and 5i to arrive in the second half of the year. Prices of both will be announced soon.
If you need to pair your desktop or laptop with a monitor, then the Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor is for you! It’s a 24.5-inch IPS display with a 240Hz refresh rate. This monitor supports Freesync, has a color accuracy of 99% sRGB, and can do HDR thanks to its 400 nits brightness.
The Legion Y25-25 gaming monitor will retail for P14,995. It will be available starting in June 2020.
What do you think of the 2020 lineup from Lenovo Legion? Is there anything here that tickles your fancy? Sound off in the comments!