[CES 2019] Lenovo Legion gaming systems upgraded, new monitors unveiled

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Lenovo has just announced a number of new and updated devices. Have no fear gamers as the company has also announced the next iterations of their Lenovo Legion gaming laptops, as well as a pair of new gaming monitors. Without further ado, lets check out what the company has in store for gamers.

Gaming Laptops

Lenovo Legion Y740 (15″ & 17″)

The Lenovo Legion Y740.
The Lenovo Legion Y740.

The new Lenovo Legion Y740 will come in two sizes: 15-inch and 17-inch. Running 8th Generation Intel Core processors, the Legion Y740 will be available with NVIDIA’s new RTX 20-series GPUs.

The Y740 also features an improved “Legion Coldfront Cooling System,” a brighter 500nits Dolby Vision HDR panel (available in a 144Hz G-Sync option), and an anti-ghosting keyboard with Corsair iCUE lighting.


  • Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8750H (CFL), 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i5-8300H (CFL)
  • OS: Windows 10 Home/Pro
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060/RTX 2070 Max-Q/RTX 2080 Max-Q (17-inch only) GPUs
  • Memory: 8/16/32GB DDR4 2666MHz Optional 8GB + 8GB 3200MHz Corsair Overclocked Memory
  • Storage: Up to 512GB PCIe SSD/ 512GB SATA SSD / 2TB HDD (17” Optane Ready)
  • Audio: Dolby designed speakers and Dolby® Atmos Sound System and (17” w/subwoofer)
  • Battery: 15” – 57Wh 3 cell, 17” – 76Wh 4cell
  • Display: FHD 300nit 144Hz with G-Sync display/Optional Dolby Vision HDR 400 500nit display
  • I/O ports: USB-C (TBT, DP, USB 3.1), HDMI, LAN, USB 3.0 (3 x USB 3.1 Gen2, mini-DP
  • Dimensions
    • 15-inch: 362 x 267 X 19.95 mm (14.2 x 10.5 x 0.78 inches)
    • 17-inch: 413 x 305 X 21.95 mm (16.25 x 12 x 0.86 inches)
  • Weight
    • 15-inch: Starting at 2.2kg (4.8lbs.)
    • 17-inch: Starting at 2.9kg (6.3lbs.)
  • Other features: Anti-ghost, Corsair iCUE RGB Backlit Keyboard & RGB chassis lighting Killer WIFI, BT 4.1 Full aluminum chassis

The Lenovo Legion Y740 will start at US$1749.99 for the 15-inch version and $1979.99 for the 17-inch version. Availability is set for February.

Lenovo Legion Y540

The Lenovo Legion Y540.
The Lenovo Legion Y540.

The Lenovo Legion Y540, on the other hand, will only come in a 15-inch model. It will feature the same improved Legion Coldfront Cooling System and also be powered by Intel Core processors and the new NVIDIA RTX GPUs.

The HDR Dolby Vision display will also be an available option, albeit at 300nits brightness. Like the Y740, it will also feature narrow 6.7mm top and side bezels for more immersive gaming.


  • Processor: Intel® Core™ processors
  • OS: Windows 10 Home/Pro
  • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX 2060 GPU
  • Memory: Up to 32GB DDR4 2666MHz
  • Storage: Up to 256GB PCIe SSD/512GB SATA SSD/2TB HDD (Optane Ready)
  • Audio: Harman® Speakers + Smart AMP with Dolby Atmos
  • Battery: 52.5Wh & 57Wh (Configuration dependent)
  • Display
    • 144Hz 15.6’’ FHD (1920 X 1080) (300 nits/72%/IPS) Dolby Vision HDR 60Hz
    • 15.6’’ FHD (1920 X 1080) (300 nits/72%/IPS)/(250 nits/45%/IPS)
  • I/O ports: 3x USB 3.1, 1 USB 3.1 (Type-C), HDMI 2.0, DP (mini), LAN, 3.5 mm audio
  • Dimensions: 365 x 260 x 23.9-24.2mm (14 x 10 x.94 -.95 inches)
  • Weight: Starting at 2.3kg (5.0lbs.)
  • Other: White backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 2×2, BT 5.0

The Lenovo Legion Y540 gaming laptop starts at US$929.99 and will be available starting in May.

Gaming Monitors

Lenovo Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor

The Lenovo Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor.
The Lenovo Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor.

Lenovo’s new Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor is a 43.4-inch ultra-wide curved beast. Optimized with advanced connectivity and function, the Y44w features a 32:10 aspect ratio, is HDR400 certified, has a 144Hz refresh rate with a 4ms response time.

The monitor also supports AMD FreeSync technology, includes a USB Type-C connection, has a hidden USB hub, TUV Eye Comfort certification, smart power function to charge two devices at the same time, and picture-by-picture and picture-in-picture functionality.


  • Panel Size: 43.4 inches
  • Panel: WVA Borderless 1800R curved
  • Color Gamut: 99% sRGB, BT.709, DCI-P3
  • Max Brightness: 450cd/m2
  • HDR: HDR 400 (Vesa)
  • Refresh Rate: Max: 144 Hz
  • Technology: FreeSync 2 w/ TÜV Eye certification
  • Response time: (Gray-to-gray) 4ms (with Overdrive)
  • Resolution: DWUXGA (3840 x 1200)
  • Viewing angle: 178°/178°
  • Stand: Lift, Tilt, and Swivel
  • Speakers: Yes, detachable Harman Kardon powered speaker
  • Ports: 2x HDMI 2.0, DP 1.4, USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen2), USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), Audio Out, I USB Hub 4x USB3.0 (1 with BC 1.2)
  • Dimensions: (D x H x W): 313.55mm x 461.63mm ~ 591.63mm x 1058.66mm PIP/PBP Yes
  • Cables Included: DP 1.4, HDMI, USB Type-C (Gen2), USB Type-C to Type A Power Internal

The Lenovo Legion Y44w Gaming Monitor has an MSRP of US$1199.99 and will be available in April.

Lenovo Legion Y27gq Monitor

The Lenovo Legion Y27gq Gaming Monitor.
The Lenovo Legion Y27gq Gaming Monitor.

For those looking for something a bit more “reasonable,” the Lenovo Legion 27-inch Y27gq gaming monitor offers up QHD resolution with a fast, 240Hz refresh rate, and 0.5ms response time.

With an anti-glare finish and flicker-free TUV Eye Comfort certification, the monitor also features detachable Harmon Kardon certified speakers, an ergonomic stand with lift, tilt, pivit, and swivel functions. As well, it features HDMI, DP, USB 3.0 ports, and an audio combo jack.


  • Panel Size: 27 inches (TN)
  • Refresh Rate: Max: 240 Hz
  • Technology: NVIDIA G-Sync R3 w/ TÜV Eye certification
  • Response time: 0.5ms
  • Resolution: QHD (2560 x 1440)
  • Viewing angle:170°/160°
  • Color Gamut: 90% DCI-P3
  • Stand: Lift, Tilt, Pivot, and Swivel
  • Ports: HDMI, DP, 4x USB 3.0, Audio combo jack
  • Speaker: Detachable Harman Kardon certified
  • Cables Included: DP, HDMI
  • Power: Internal
  • Cable Management: Yes
  • Dimensions (D x H x W): 284.4mm x 431.62mm~561.62mm x 614mm

Starting at US$999.99, the Lenovo Legion Y27gq gaming monitor will be available starting in April.

What do you think about the new Lenovo gaming systems, monitors, and desktops announced at CES 2019? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, or MeWe.

Last Updated on February 3, 2021.


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