The new Lenovo Legion PC lineup includes the Lenovo Legion 7i (16”, 9) and Lenovo Legion 5i (16”, 9) laptops, which feature AI that improves speed and performance, as well as the brand new “Legion Coldfront: Hyper” thermal technology that unlocks even more power while keeping temperatures and noise lower.
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Lenovo is introducing a full gaming ecosystem of devices, software, and services, empowering gamers with a new call-to-arms to ‘Reach Your Impossible’ and succeed. Let’s jump into the full press release provided by Lenovo and find out what was announced at CES 2024.
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Lenovo Legion Gaming at CES 2024
Lenovo’s new gaming ecosystem debuted at CES® 2024, with Microsoft Windows 11-based PCs, peripherals, software, and services that deliver on power, thermals, graphics, AI-powered advantages, and the freedom to build the ultimate system to game. The new PC portfolio includes the following new 9th generation Lenovo Legion 16-inch gaming laptops and towers:
- The Legion 7i (16”, 9), Lenovo Legion 5i (16”, 9), and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16”, 9) are for gamers who need a laptop that can handle their favorite games as well as their STEM apps.
- The Legion 9i is for those who will settle for nothing less than the best in their gaming and content creation pursuits.
- The Legion Pro 7i (16”, 9) and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i (16”, 9) are for gamers who require the ultimate in FPS, style, and screen.
- Legion Tower 7i and Legion Tower 5i are for those who need the extra horsepower of a top-tier gaming tower PC
Moreover, new this year is the Lenovo LOQ 15IRX9, Lenovo LOQ 15IAX9I, Lenovo LOQ 15IAX9, and Lenovo LOQ 15AHP9 laptops and Lenovo LOQ Tower 17IRR9 for gamers beginning their journey up the leaderboards. New accessories, such as the Legion M410 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse and Legion K510 Pro Mini Keyboard, along with a new Lenovo AvatarMaster PC software app round out the upgraded ecosystem.
The new Legion 9i (16”, 9) features the upgraded Lenovo LA3-P AI chip, which delivers Scenario Detection that dynamically adjusts power to the CPU and GPU to increase performance based on what the user is doing at any given moment. This is coupled with Smart FPS, which tracks power usage between hardware components and FPS output while gaming. It scans on-screen FPS data, then takes this data and runs it through an algorithm that optimizes CPU and GPU power that increases FPS in games.
The Lenovo LA3-P AI chip also enables Lighting Audio Sync, which syncs the device’s RGB lights with the sound for a more immersive gaming experience. There is also Legion Aurora Sync, which uses AI to synchronize what is displayed on screen with the keyboard and environmental RGB. As well as Smart Control that allows gamers to quickly switch between preset power profiles, including a user-settable Custom mode.
Fan speed controls, thermal mode settings, and other AI capabilities are all controlled through Lenovo Vantage. With this granular level of control over AI-assisted settings, gamers can set up the Lenovo Legion 9i exactly the way they want, no matter the use case.
The Legion 9i (16”, 9) also features up to the newest Intel® Core™ 14th Gen i9-14900HX CPU, coupled with an up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 4090 GPU. It can deliver up to 230W TDP, intelligently managed by the newest LA3-P AI chip, has a 3.2K 16:10 165Hz VRR Mini-LED PureSight display, up to 64 GB of 5600Mhz DDR5 Memory, up to 2 TB of Gen4 PCIe storage1, and is powered by a 99.99Whr battery. The Legion 9i’s TrueStrike keyboard has per-key RGB and 1.5 mm travel. The Legion 9i (16”, 9) weighs in starting at 2.5 kg (5.51 lbs.) and features a forged carbon top cover that is unique to each laptop.
The Lenovo Legion 9i fits seamlessly into the Lenovo Legion 16” Functional Gaming Backpack GB700 when gamers are out and about. While at home, game gloriously with the Lenovo Legion 9i paired with the Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 Gaming Monitor, M600s Qi Wireless Gaming Mouse, and Lenovo Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset. All these peripherals are already available in select markets.
Legion Slim 5 and Tower 5i
Pick One Device To Do It All—The Lenovo Legion Series, Lenovo Legion Slim 5, and Lenovo Legion Tower 5i. Today’s gamers lead diverse, busy lives and need a device that can handle everything they throw at it, be it the processor-intensive apps prevalent in STEM studies or the hungriest of AAA games.
The Lenovo Legion series, made up of the Legion 7i (16”, 9), Lenovo Legion 5i (16”, 9), and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16”, 9), offer gamers who require a powerful laptop in a portable package the ultimate do-it-all solution. Lenovo’s LA AI chips are both present in Lenovo Legion series laptops. The Lenovo Legion 7i’s LA AI chip supports Scenario Detection, Smart FPS increases, and Smart Control, all accessible through Lenovo Vantage software, so gamers can customize their laptop even further in the pursuit of optimum performance no matter the use case.
The Legion 5i supports Smart Control for on-the-fly power profile switching. Available in an array of shades, the Legion series of laptops feature a stylish design that doesn’t outwardly scream ‘gaming laptop’ and belies the powerful hardware inside—up to the latest Intel Core i9 14900HX processors on the Lenovo Legion 7i (16”, 9) and Lenovo Legion 5i (16”, 9) and up to AMD Ryzen™ 8040 Series processors on the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16”, 9).
All Lenovo Legion series laptops are available with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 graphics that feature NVIDIA’s RTX AI upscaling for faster frame rates, AI-powered Max-Q technology to optimize performance and efficiency – supercharging gaming as well as creative and productivity tasks.
All Lenovo Legion series laptops come with up to 32 GB of 5600MHz DDR5 RAM, and up to 1 TB M.2 2280 PCIe Gen 4 SSD storage. The all-new Copilot key is also now on every Lenovo Legion 7i keyboard, so your everyday AI companion is just a keystroke away. The Legion 7i (16”, 9) features up to Wi-Fi 72 as well as a TrueStrike keyboard with per-key RGB and 1.5 mm key travel, while the Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 come with Wi-Fi 6E2 and TrueStrike keyboards with up to 4-zone RGB and 1.5 mm key travel.
New for this year is the Legion “Coldfront: Hyper” thermal solution, available on the Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion 5i. This is an entirely new thermal solution that has fully reinvented the path that air takes through the chassis when cooling the laptop.
Hot air from the chips is forced through a channel-like hyperbaric chamber in the center of the laptop. The bottom D-cover is designed to prevent hot air exhausting out the back vent from mixing with the cold air being pulled in by the dual fans. This optimizes heat exchange and keeps the laptops’ hardware cooler and the frame rates higher.
This results in a max output of 175W in Extreme Mode on the thinner Lenovo Legion 7i, and up to 190W max TDP on the Lenovo Legion 5i, while keeping the keyboard cooler and more comfortable even under heavy processor loads. Lenovo Legion Series laptops also feature PureSight displays, which are per-unit color calibrated.
The Legion 7i (16”, 9) is available with either a 16” 3.2K 16:10 IPS display with 165Hz refresh, 100% DCI-P3 support, and 450 nits brightness for extra fidelity whether gaming, designing, or creating content, or a 16” WQXGA 16:10 display with 240Hz refresh and 100% sRGB for users who require faster display refresh rates.
This latter panel is also available on the Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion Slim 5. eSports Display software allows gamers to turn on Dynamic response time, accelerating the LCD response time, reducing image blur and enhancing the clarity of outlines. Also included in the software are a selectable-position FPS display and an aim assist reticle for that extra edge in first-person shooter games.
Take Lenovo Legion series and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 laptops anywhere with the Lenovo Legion Active Gaming Backpack. And when gaming at home or in the dorm, pair with a Lenovo Legion Y27h-30 Gaming Monitor and the brand-new Legion M410 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse. And the Lenovo Legion K510 Pro Mini Keyboard for extra control over one’s favorite games or least favorite homework.
The Legion M410 Wireless Gaming Mouse features both a 2.4Ghz wireless connection and wired connection with up to 16000dpi, adjustable 2-zone RGB lighting effects, and a rechargeable battery. As a compact gaming keyboard, the Lenovo Legion K510 Mini Pro Keyboard packs a lot of sought-after gaming features including mechanical key switches, arrow and function keys, anti-ghosting, and 16.8 million color per-key RGB support, all in a 75% size form factor.
For gamers who are looking for a desktop solution to their gaming, educational and professional pursuits. The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i can be configured with up to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900F processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080 GPUs, and up to 32 GB of 5600MHz DDR5 RAM. The Legion Tower 5i can be configured with an 850W 90% PSU, and up to 2 TB PCIe NVMe SSD storage.
At 26L, the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i distills a lot of power into a chassis that dominates the game, not the desk. Elevate the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and Lenovo Legion Tower 7i with peripherals already available in select markets: The Legion Y34wz-30 Gaming Monitor, Lenovo Legion K310 RGB Gaming Keyboard and Legion M300s RGB Gaming Mouse, to truly unleash these beastly machines.
Legion Pro Series and Legion Tower 7i
Special Tools for Specialized Gamers: The Legion Pro Series and Legion Tower 7i For competitive gamers who will settle for nothing less than the ultimate edge in the arena. The Lenovo Legion Pro Series answers the call, delivering the highest performance and cutting-edge thermals to help with the win.
This year’s Lenovo Legion Pro series laptops feature up to all new Intel Core 14th Gen i9-14900HX processors, up to 32 GB 5600MHz DDR5 memory, up to 16” PureSight WQXGA 16:10 IPS display panels supporting up to 240Hz refresh rates with 500 nits brightness, and up to 2 TB PCIe SSD storage1. The upgraded PureSight displays feature 100% DCI-P3 coverage.
All Legion Pro 7i (16”, 9) laptops this year feature Coldfront: Vapor chamber thermals regardless of the configuration, allowing the up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU to max out at a total of 250W TDP in Extreme Mode. The Coldfront thermals in Lenovo Legion Pro 5i (16”, 9) laptops let the up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPUs breathe with a max output of 215W TDP in Extreme Mode.
Performance is pushed even further thanks to the combination of Lenovo AI chips on Lenovo Legion Pro 7i laptops and the LA1 chip on Legion Pro 5i laptops. It powers Lenovo AI Engine+, which uses software machine learning, deployed through Lenovo Vantage, to help monitor in-game FPS and dynamically adjust power routing, fan curves, and many other settings to maintain the highest performance output no matter the scenario.
The TrueStrike keyboards on Legion Pro series laptops come with four switchable keycaps and either per-key Legion Spectrum RGB lighting on the Lenovo Legion Pro 7i or optional 4-zone Spectrum RGB on the Legion Pro 5i. The all-new Windows Copilot key is also now on every Legion Pro 7i keyboard, so AI assistance is just a keystroke away, making it easier to control PC settings and assist with other tasks.
For gamers who need dedicated top-tier performance fully focused on the win, the Lenovo Legion Tower 7i is the monument to gaming greatness. With up to Intel Core i9 14900K processors, up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX Desktop GPUs, up to 64 GB 5600MHz DDR5 RAM, up to 6TB1 of PCIe NVMe SSD storage1, and up to a 1200W 90% PSU, this 34L behemoth—like its Pro Series cousin—can push every pixel on a Legion Y34wz-30 display to the max with lightning-fast refresh rates built for victory in high fidelity. Coupled with the Lenovo K300 Mechanical Keyboard and Legion M600e Wireless Gaming Mouse, the Lenovo Legion Pro Series and Lenovo Legion Tower 7i deliver the arsenal of tools to clinch the win.
Lenovo Legion Pricing and Availability
- The Legion 9i is expected to be available starting January 2024, starting at $4,399.
- The Legion 7i (16”, 9) is expected to be available in March 2024 starting at $2,099.
- The Legion 5i (16”, 9) is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $1,399.
- The Legion Slim 5 (16”, 9) is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $1,499.
- The Legion Pro 7i is expected to be available in March 2024 starting at $2,699.
- The Legion Pro 5i is expected to be available in January 2024 starting at $1,499.
- The Legion Tower 7i is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $2,699.
- The Legion Tower 5i with Intel processor is expected to be available April 2024 starting at $1,249.
- The LOQ 15IRX9 is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $799.
- The LOQ 15IAX9I is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $749.
- The LOQ 15IAX9 is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $749.
- The LOQ 15AHP9 will not be available in North America but is expected to be available in EMEA in March 2024 starting at €1049 (VAT inc.).
- The LOQ Tower 17IRR9 is expected to be available in April 2024 starting at $899.
- The Legion M410 Wireless RGB Gaming Mouse is expected to be available in March 2024 starting at $49.99.
- The Legion K510 Pro Mini Keyboard is expected to be available in June 2024 starting at $69.99.
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