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Lenovo announces new Lenovo Legion gaming laptops, desktops, and accessories

Lenovo Legion gaming laptop Legion 7

The Lenovo Legion gaming brand has been around for a few years now and offers gamers — both entry-level and competitive – various options.

The Lenovo Legion gaming brand has been around for a few years now and offers gamers — both entry-level and competitive – various options. The 2020 Lenovo Legion gaming lineup has four new gaming laptops, a new gaming desktop, and various accessories with some next-level enhancements.

Some of the improvements Lenovo has made, all inspired by gamers, include the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, advanced Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal cooling, improved battery life, and OverDrive Support with optional 240Hz refresh rates.

Improved not only for just professional gaming, but the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard is also tuned for typing productivity. With 100% anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times, and soft-landing switches, the keyboards have snappy actuation according to Lenovo.

Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 has been improved to increase airflow and lower overall system temperatures while keeping your system quiet and in a slim form factor. The Vapor Chamber Cooling Systems dispel heat while allowing gamers to push their CPU and GPU to in-game limits without having to throttle them to prevent overheating.

Gaming laptops have always been subpar when it comes to battery life. While you can usually get a few hours out of them, they can’t match other productivity-based systems. While the Lenovo Legion will still eat up battery while gaming, Lenovo’s Hybrid Drive allows users to disable the dedicated GPU while not gaming to extend battery life.

Finally, some of the new Lenovo Legion gaming laptops will feature refresh rates of up to 240Hz on IPS displays with under 1ms response times. With 300 to 500 nits brightness, HDR, and up to 100% sRGB color accuracy, not only will your gaming pop, but these systems will be suitable for creative work as well.

Lenovo Legion gaming laptops

Legion 7

The Lenovo Legion 7 gaming laptop
The Lenovo Legion 7 gaming laptop.

The Legion 7 is “designed for those that need high-end performance with
premium design features.” With the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors, the Legion 7 gaming laptop has both NVIDIA GeForce GTX and RTX graphics options.

The 15.6″ FHD IPS display boasts up to 240Hz refresh rates, 100% sRGB, and 500 nit brightness for an HDR400 certification. New to the system is the Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, Corsair iCUE RGB, a 39% larger trackpad, vertical venting, and an environmental lighting strip. In addition, the system features improved Coldfront 2.0 thermals, Vapor Chamber Cooling, and a Dual Liquid-Crystal Polymer Fan System. Oh, and that chin cam? Lenovo has move the 720p HD cam to the top bezel and included a privacy shutter.

Features and specifications of the Legion 7 gaming laptop include:

Processor10th Generation Intel® Core i9
10th Generation Intel® Core i7
OSWindows 10 Home
GraphicsUp to RTX 2080 Super w/ Max-Q
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (240Hz / 100% Adobe sRGB / 500nits / VESA HDR 400)
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (144Hz / 100% Adobe sRGB / 500nits / VESA HDR 400)
I/O Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2x USB 3.1 Gen 2
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
1x Thunderbolt 3
1x HDMI 2.0
1x RJ45 Ethernet
1x Headphone Jack
Audio2x 2W Dolby Atmos Speaker
Dolby® Atmos Headphone Support
WebcamBuilt-in HD Webcam (720p) with privacy shutter
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11 AX (2 x 2) + Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions360mm x 255mm x 20mm (14.17″ x 10.03″ x 0.78″)
WeightStarting at 2.1 kg
Color & MaterialsIron Grey (Anodized Aluminum)
Battery80 Watt-hour, 4 cell
OtherRGB Keyboard and environmental lighting w/ Corsair iCUE

The Lenovo Legion 7 gaming laptops will be available in May 2020 with a starting MSRP of US$1599.99.

Legion 5/5i

Lenovo Legion 5i 17" gaming laptop
Lenovo Legion 5i 17″ gaming laptop.

For mainstream gamers, the Lenovo Legion 5i/5 15″ gaming laptops feature gaming performance and updated aesthetics. With 10th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen chipsets, the Legion 5i can be configured with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics cards and the Legion 5 (AMD) ships with GTX 1650 or 1650Ti GPUs.

Featuring 15.6″ IPS displays with up to 100% sRGB coverage, up to 500 nits of brightness, and up to 240Hz refresh rates, there’s a model for most budgets. Like the Legion 7, these gaming laptops feature the new Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, a 39% larger Trackpad, and vertical venting.

Features and specifciations of the Legion 5i 17″ gaming laptop include:

Processor10th Generation Intel® Core i7
OSWindows 10 Home
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
MemoryUp to 16GB DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (60Hz / 72% NTSC/ 300nits)
17.3″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (144Hz / 72% NTSC/ 300nits), Dolby Vision Enabled
I/O Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen (Always On)
3x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1x USB 3.1 Type C (USB 3.1 & DP)
1x HDMI 2.0
1x RJ45 Ethernet
1x Headphone Jack
Audio2x 2W Harman Kardon Speaker System with Chamber
Dolby® Atmos Headphone Support
WebcamBuilt-in HD Webcam (720p)
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11 AX (2 x 2) + Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions402.4mm x 290mm x 24.3 – 26.2mm (15.84” x 11.41” x 1.03”)
WeightStarting at 2.98kg
Color & MaterialsPhantom Black
Battery80 Watt-hour, 4 cell
OtherWhite backlight

Features of the Legion 5i 15″ gaming laptop include:

Processor10th Generation Intel® Core i7
10th Generation Intel® Core i5
OSWindows 10 Home
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
Memory8GB/16GB DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (120Hz / 45% sRGB / 250nits)
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (60Hz / 100% sRGB / 300nits)
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (144Hz / 100% sRGB / 300nits / Dolby® Vision™ Enabled / NVIDIA® GSync)
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (240Hz / 100% sRGB / 500nits / Dolby® Vision™ Enabled / NVIDIA® GSync)
I/O Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen (Always On USB 5V)
3x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1x USB 3.1 Type C (USB 3.1 & DP)
1x HDMI 2.0
1x RJ45 Ethernet
1x Headphone Jack
Audio2x 2W Harman Kardon Speaker System with Chamber
Dolby® Atmos Headphone Support
WebcamBuilt-in HD Webcam (720p)
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11 AX 2 x 2 + Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions363mm x 260mm x 25.5mm
WeightStarting at 2.53kg / 5.507lbs
Color & MaterialsPhantom Black, Hunter Moss Green
Battery60Wh
OtherWhite backlight/ 4-zone RGB backlight (optional), Mixed Reality compatible

Features and specifications of the Legion 5 15″ (AMD) gaming laptop include:

ProcessorAMD Ryzen R5
AMD Ryzen R7
OSWindows 10 Home
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650, 1650T
Memory8GB DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (120Hz / 45% sRGB / 250nits)
15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (60Hz / 100% sRGB / 300nits)
I/O Ports1x USB 3.1 Gen (Always On USB 5V)
3x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1x USB 3.1 Type C (USB 3.1 & DP)
1x HDMI 2.0
1x RJ45 Ethernet
1x Headphone Jack
Audio2x 2W Harman Kardon Speaker System with Chamber
Dolby® Atmos Headphone Support
WebcamBuilt-in HD Webcam (720p)
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11 AX 2 x 2 + Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions363mm x 260mm x 25.5mm
WeightStarting at 2.53kg / 5.507lbs
Color & MaterialsPhantom Black
Battery60Wh
OtherWhite backlight/ 4-zone RGB backlight (optional), Mixed Reality compatible

The Lenovo Legion 5/5i gaming laptops will be available in May 2020 with a starting MSRP of US$759.99.

IdeaPad Gaming 3

IdeaPad Gaming 3 entry-level gaming laptop
IdeaPad Gaming 3 entry-level gaming laptop.

The IdeaPad Gaming 3 gaming laptop is Lenovo’s latest entry-level gaming laptop. Geared towards first-time and value-orientated gamers, this laptop has 10th Gen Intel Core processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card.

Features and specifications of the IdeaPad Gaming 3 15″ gaming laptop:

Processor10th Generation Intel® Core i7
10th Generation Intel® Core i5
OSWindows 10 Home
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
Memory8GB 2666MHz DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (60Hz / 45% Color Gamut / 250nits)
15.6” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (120Hz / 45% Color Gamut / 250nits)
I/O Ports2x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
1x USB 3.1 Type-C
3.5 mm Combo Audio Jack
HDMI 2.0
LAN
Audio2x 1.5W speakers with Dolby® Audio
WebcamBuilt-in HD Webcam (720p)
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11 AX 2 x 2 +Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions359mm x 249.6mm x 24.9mm
WeightStarting at 2.2kg
Color & MaterialsOnyx Black
BatteryUp to 9.6 hours, rapid charge
OtherBacklit blue keyboard, Cortana, Up to 720p HD camera with Dual Array Mic and TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, BT4.2 (up to BT5.0)

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15″ gaming laptops will be available in May 2020 with a starting MSRP of US$729.99.

Lenovo Legion gaming desktop

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i gaming desktop
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i gaming desktop.

Legion Tower 5i

The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i is the company’s latest gaming desktop and has configurations for both value-oriented and avid gamers. In addition, the toolless design allows for easy component upgrades down the road, allowing further customization.

The Legion Tower 5i can be customized with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super video cards. Like its laptop counterparts, this gaming desktop also features improved ColdFront 2.0 Cooling. It also has an integrated carry handle, cable management, and an optional transparent side panel.

Processor10th Generation Intel® Core processors
Legion Tower 5 with AMD available later this year
OSWindows 10 Home
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super
Memory8GB/16GB/32GB DDR4
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
I/O Ports6x USB 3.1
2x USB 2.0
2x USB Type C
2x Microphone & Audio Jack
1x HDMI
1x VGA
1x RJ45
AudioDolby® Atmos Headphone Support
NetworkingWi-Fi 802.11 AX 2 x 2 + Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions28L mATX Chassis – 24” x 13” x 22”
Weight28lbs
Color & MaterialsPhantom Black
Power Supply400W/650W
OtherTransparent Side Panel option
Integrated Carry handle
Tool-Free Design
Optional RGB lighting
Optional Liquid Cooling

The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i gaming desktop will be available in May 2020 with a starting MSRP of US$799.99.

Lenovo Legion gaming accessories

On the gaming accessories front, Lenovo is introducing a new gaming monitor, gaming mice, and a gaming keyboard. The Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor features a near-edgeless 24.5-inch Full HD IPS anti-glare panel display with refresh rates as high as 240Hz.

Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor
Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor.

As for the gaming mice, the Lenovo Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse features extra-long battery life of up to 200 hours and a 100Hz polling rate. The Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse, on the other hand, has adjustable sensor tracking, 1000Hz polling rate, and up to 8000 DPI.

Finally, the Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard features anti-ghosting and up to programmable 24 keys. The full-sized keyboard has five-zone RGB illumination, lighting effects, is rated for 20 million keypresses, and is water-resistant to keep it safe from accidental spills.

Availability of the Lenovo Legion gaming accessories is as follows:

  • The 25-inch Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor will start at US$319.99 and is expected to be available starting in June 2020.
  • The Lenovo Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse will start at US$79.99 and is expected to be available starting in April 2020.
  • The Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse will start at US$29.99 and is expected to be available starting in April 2020.
  • The Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard will start at US$49.99 and is expected to be available starting in May 2020.

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