It’s no doubt that gaming has and continues to evolve and is quickly growing out of the niche it used to hold. With CES 2020 starting today, here are some of Lenovo’s gaming line, Legion’s highlights to look forward to this year.
A portable but battle-ready powerhouse laptop? The new Lenovo Legion Y740S is Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest Windows 10 gaming laptop yet with up to eight hours of battery life.
It is powered with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 processors (coming soon) reaching more than 5 GHz and graphics that come in an eGPU or the BoostStation (more on it in a bit)
The Y740s features a fingerprint reader situated on the power button and its keyboard is also improved, with a quick response time with 100 percent anti-ghosting, improved ergonomic key size, and responsive switches designed for smoother typing and gameplay. And an anti-oil and abrasion resistant coating further amps device durability compared to previous generations.
It boasts of a 15.6-inch 4K IPS screen with a 60 Hz refresh rate and 100 percent sRGB color gamut for smooth graphics and truer color accuracy. Its display can go up to 500 nits of brightness and is VESA certified, and enhanced with Dolby Vision. The Legion Y740s also sports Lenovo’s signature flexible displays, allowing for a 180-degree hinge.
Inside, it is supported by up to 32GB DDR4 of memory, vast 1TB PCIe SSD storage capacity, and an exclusive thermals design with five-point sensor array and quad fan for four times the cooling when playing graphically intensive titles.
Available in Iron Grey with metal finish and illuminated Lenovo Legion Y logo on its cover, the Lenovo Legion Y740S laptop weighs 2kg and offers rear and side ports including Thunderbolt 3 to allow for easier coupling with Lenovo’s first-ever external eGPU companion accessory: the Lenovo Legion BoostStation.
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y740S starts at $1099.99 (~P55,945) as a configure-to-order (CTO) offering and will be available by May 2020.
The Lenovo BoostStation
Supporting the heart-pounding gameplay enabled by NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon graphics, the Lenovo Legion BoostStation with aluminum build and cool transparent side panel is compact and fits on virtually any playing surface at just under 8.5kg; it’s also 100 percent tool-free and allows for super-fast charging. Mixed-reality features (augmented or virtual reality) are supported with applicable specifications via the eGPU.
In addition to the new Lenovo Legion Y740S with its BoostStation, the Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition powered by NVIDIA RTX GPUs and Studio Drivers, offers another option for enthusiast gamers who are also creators. It’s part of the RTX Studio program and supports unique features such as real-time ray tracing, AI acceleration and ultra high-quality video that helps artists create amazing content in record time.
The Lenovo Legion BoostStation eGPU starts at $249.99 (~P12,714) as a standalone accessory or option to bundle a NVIDIA GeForce RTX2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT GPU. It is expected to be available by May 2020.
Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor
The Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor comes in 24.5-inches, with a Full HD IPS panel display built into the striking near-edgeless chassis. Refresh rates can go all the way up to 240Hz and a 1ms response rate—more FPS means that more data flows between the GPU and monitor, helping to eliminate tearing in most multiplayer games boosted with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology.
It also comes with anti-glare panel and up to 400 nits of brightness and is TÜV Rheinland Eye Comfort Certified to reduce eye strain; its ergonomic stand enables a myriad of comfortable playing angles including, tilt, lift, pivot, and swivel, and VESA mount allows for on-wall display.
The 25-inch Lenovo Legion Y25-25 gaming monitor will start at $319.99 (~P16,274) and is expected to be available starting June 2020.
Lenovo G32qc + G27c Gaming Monitor
Curved monitors make gaming more immersive and comfortable as it simulates a more natural viewing experience for your eyes, neck, and head—allowing the gamer to see all the action at once.
The new 31.5-inch Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor with near-edgeless bezel features QHD (2560 x 1440) screen resolution for clear visuals and superior picture quality. Catch every player movement with its wide viewing angle, high-screen brightness, and excellent contrast ratio.
Or, choose the heavy-duty yet compact 27-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution display on the Lenovo G27c Gaming Monitor—both monitors have a curvature of 1500R for complete game immersion.
Engineered to deliver virtually tear-free and stutter-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync technology, the Lenovo G27c is capable of an amazingly high refresh rate of up to 165Hz, helping to rid gaming distractions such as choppy images, streaks, and motion blur. While the Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor offers a speedy 144Hz refresh rate—both monitors give users a high-speed 4ms response time for ultimate clarity and to help eliminate ghosting.
Offered in Raven Black hue, both curved gaming monitors are TÜV Rheinland Low Blue Light and Flicker Free Certified to help protect gamers’ eyesight during those uninterrupted sessions. They’re available with adjustable stands for ergonomic positioning, as well as a VESA mount if users prefer to affix their displays to the wall. Easy access to HDMI, DisplayPort, and audio out makes for seamless connectivity to gaming rigs for a better user experience.
The 32-inch Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor will start at $319.99 (~P16,274) while the 27-inch Lenovo G27c Gaming monitor will start at $219.99 (~P11,188). Both are expected to be available starting in March 2020.
On the accessories side, Lenovo released the Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse that features an extra-long battery life and energetic 1000Hz polling rate to dramatically lessen latency for lightning-fast reaction times usually reserved for wired gaming mice. It uses a Rapid Charge USB-C port that allows for up to 10 hours of battery life with five minutes of charge and up to 200 hours of battery life when fully charged. More gameplay advantages of the wireless Lenovo Legion M600 mouse include a smart optical sensor (PixArt 3335) that can be used on multiple surfaces and is capable of reaction speeds as fast as 400 inches per second without skipping.
Get the gaming specs that matter such as extreme sensitivity of up to 16,000 dots per inch (DPI), a maximum acceleration of 40G, plus, it’s fully ergonomic with nine left and right buttons. It’s also ultra-precise—with microswitches good for a lifetime of 50 million clicks and over 16 million RGB color options for game-changing LED lights on the wheel and logo.
Another gaming mouse optimized for both left- or right-handers, the Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse offers competitive performance that’s easy on the wallet, wrist, and grip—regardless if the gamer prefers the palm vs. ‘the claw’ grip.
It has up to 8,000 DPI with adjustable sensor tracking, solid 1000Hz polling rate, and appreciate the mouse’s microswitches good for a lifetime of 10 million clicks for left and right buttons. It also has a customizable RGB LED backlighting on the Lenovo Legion logo and comfortable textured soft side-grips that stay dry even after long sessions.
To complement the gaming mice, the Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard sports a clean minimalist design, curved body, and customizable five-zone RGB illumination and lighting effects. Dominate with anti-ghosting and programmable 24-key rollover membrane that allows for simultaneous commands.
Fully adaptable with programmable keys with great travel for up to 20 million keypresses for lifelong durability and with spill-resistant draining holes to keep the user protected—gamers won’t be able to keep their hands off the tactile feel of this new quiet keyboard.
The Lenovo Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse will start at $79.99 (~P4,068), the Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming mouse at $29.99 (~P1,525), and the Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard at $49.99 (~P2,542). They are expected to be available starting June 2020.