Lenovo Legion Launches New Lineup of Gaming Machines for 2020

Lenovo steps up their game in the gaming PC market with the launch of new lineup of Legion PCs. Stylish on the outside, savage on the inside, Lenovo aims to alleviate the pain points consumers have with gaming laptops.

Gamers today seek the perfect balance of work and play in their lives. Lenovo Legion‘s latest lineup was developed to meet their demands for stylish machines that have great performance for every scenario. Our innovations such as Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 and TrueStrike keyboards offer superior thermals and typing comfort, further elevating the gaming experience for everyone.

Said Ian Tan, Asia-Pacific Gaming Lead at Lenovo.

That being said, the new generation of Lenovo Legion computers come equipped with the following features:

  • Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management
  • Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard
  • Dual Burn to optimize CPU and GPU performance
  • 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 times of under 1ms.

It doesn’t matter if you’re from the Blue team or the Red team, the latest generation of Lenovo Legion PCs come with either the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series or AMD Ryzen 4000 Series processors and can be configured with the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti up to the RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q design.

Lenovo Legion 7i

Starting with the flagship, the Lenovo Legion 7i is a 15″ gaming laptop that delivers the most performance for the most demanding of users. The all-metal exterior give the laptop a premium and professional look and despite the vents and base having RGB lighting accents, it’s subtle enough that it doesn’t take away from the subdued look of the laptop. At 2.2kg, it’s not the lightest out there, but still light enough to bring with you everywhere. You can configure the Legion 7i with up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series overclocked processors thanks to its advanced thermal management.

Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 makes sure that the laptop performs at its optimum temperature, and prevents thermal throttling. The integrated Vapor Chamber and thermal sensor array take care of the internals to boost the Legion 7i‘s performance.

The Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard has soft-landing switches for a comfortable gaming or typing session. Lenovo Legion keyboards inherited the keyboard design of the popular Thinkpad series which are lauded to be one of the best keyboards to ever grace the laptop industry. That said, all Lenovo Legion laptop keyboards are abrasion-resistant and keeps it safe from oily fingertips, (not sure about Cheetos fingers though). And being it’s 2020, each keys are programmable to over 16 million color combinations with the Corsair iCUE software.

The 15″ display on the Legion 7i is precalibrated from the factory and is VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified. It’s a full HD (1920×1080) panel with up to 240Hz refresh rate and OverDrive support. If you’re not fancy-ing the 240Hz panel, it’s also available in a 144Hz option.

Being a flagship gaming laptop, the Legion 7i can be configured up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER for maximum performance. There’s also a bigger battery than previous generations with the Legion 7i packing a powerful 80WHr battery that can pump juice for up to 8 hours, based on MobileMark 2014 battery life benchmark test. If you’re in a hurry, the Rapid Charge Pro feature can get the Legion 7i up to 50% battery life in just 30 minutes.

The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 7i laptop is priced at ₱119,995 and will be available by June 2020.

Lenovo Legion 5Pi

The Legion 5Pi brings a blend of style and power. The white backlit Legion logo and grey chassis give it an inconspicuous look.

The 5Pi comes with the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors for maximum power efficiency and can be configured up to an RTX 2060 GPU. The 15″ display is a full HD 1080p panel with up to 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also VESA-certified HDR 400 with brightness up to 500nits. Definitely a great choice for content creators, video editors and photographers.

The Legion 5Pi also features the Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal system to ensure optimum operating temperatures. The TrueStrike keyboard also offers premium comfort and tactility with 1.5mm key travel. It also features dedicated media controls, full-sized arrow keys, a number pad and a large one-piece trackpad that makes it very easy to navigate.

The Legion 5Pi can be outfited with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD for minimal load times. It also features the latest Intel Wi-Fi 6 technology and Bluetooth 5, and if privacy is your concern, it has a built-in privacy shutter on its webcam.

The Lenovo Legion 5Pi is also powered by an 80WHr battery and has Rapid Charge Pro capabilities as well. Perfect for the multimedia enthusiast who’s always on the go.

The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5Pi laptop starts at 74,995 and is expected to arrive by June 2020.

Lenovo Legion 5i/5

This is Lenovo Legion‘s mainstream offering with a variety of configurable options to suit your budget and need. All models across this lineup feature Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0, TrueStrike Keyboard and Advanced Optimus and Hybrid Mode for improved battery life. They’re also Wi-Fi 6 capable and features Dolby Atmos-certified speakers. They’re configurable up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB PCIe SSD.

Lenovo Legion 5i

The Legion 5i line is powered by 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The 5i comes in 15″ and 17″ display. The 15″ is an IPS 1080p panel with up to 240Hz refresh rate. The 17″ model is yet to be announced.

The Intel-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i will start at ₱62,995 while the price of the 17-inch Lenovo Legion 5i laptop will be announced soon. They are expected to be available by June 2020.

Lenovo Legion 5

The Legion 5 line is powered by the latest AMD Ryzen 7 4000 H-series processors and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. We expect this model to be more power-efficient as the latest Ryzen CPUs are based on the latest Zen 2 7nm architecture.

The AMD-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 will start at 56,995 and is expected to be available by June 2020.

Lenovo Legion Y740Si and BoostStation eGPU

The Y740Si is Lenovo Legion‘s thinnest and lightest laptop. Weighing in at only 1.7kg, this refreshed model can be configured with up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-series processor and has an up to 4K(3840×2160) 15″ IPS display with 100% RGB color gamut. The Y740Si sadly doesn’t have a discrete GPU for the gamers out there. But fret not, the Lenovo Legion BoostStation is an optional external GPU enclosure that you can connect to the Y740Si to bring you desktop gaming performance.

The Lenovo Legion Y740Si laptop starts at 144,995 and is already bundled with the Legion BoostStation eGPU equipped with either an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 6GB or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB graphics card. (A standalone BoostStation will also be available starting at ₱44,995.)

The Lenovo Legion Y740Si and Legion BoostStation will be available by early second half of the year.

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i/5

If mobility is not a concern and you need a high-performance battle station right at your home, the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i is a desktop that you can configure to your heart’s (or wallet’s) limit. You’ll have your choice of the latest AMD/Intel CPU paired with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU for the maximum performance your machine can give you.

It has a blue LED at the front with an optional RGB internal lighting, gamers can customize the Tower 5i/5 to their preference.

It doesn’t matter if it’s summer here in the Philippines as the Legion Tower 5i/5 comes with the Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 cooling system and has internal cooling hardware optimized for maximum heat dissipation. The 150-watt CPU cooler and larger intake fans keep your internals cool in the 28-liter volume case.

The Lenovo Legion Tower 5 will offer the elite performance of AMD Ryzen desktop processors for the most demanding gamers as an option later this year.

The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i desktop will start at 72,995 and will be available by June 2020.

IdeaPad Gaming 3i

If you’re a budget-conscious gamer, worry no more as Lenovo also launched the budget-friendly IdeaPad Gaming Laptop. The IdeaPad Gaming 3i didn’t cut any corners while keeping costs at a minimum. This machine can be configured with an optional 120Hz refresh rate 1080p screen and up to an Intel Core i7 H-Series processor. Having the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU keeps the cost down without having to worry if it can run the latest AAA title available on the market.

It’s available in 2 eye-catching colors, Iridescent Chameleon Blue or Onyx Black. Weighing around 2.2kg, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i also features a blue backlit keyboard and a one-piece precision trackpad.

The IdeaPad Gaming 3 will offer AMD Ryzen mobile processors as an option later this year.

The 15-inch Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop will start at 52,995 and is expected to be available starting in June 2020.

IdeaCentre Gaming 5i/5

For those who want a gaming desktop but don’t want or don’t have the time to build one (on a side note, it’s definitely fun to build your own PC and there’s tons of resources on the Internet), then a prebuilt gaming PC might be for you.

The new IdeaCentre Gaming 5i/5 is configurable with up to the latest Intel Core processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. The IdeaCentre Gaming 5 will offer AMD Ryzen processors as an option later this year.

Prices of the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i desktop and IdeaCentre Gaming 5 will be announced soon. Both are expected to arrive in the second half of the year.

Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor

A perfect companion for the IdeaCentre desktop, the Lenovo Legion Y25-25 is a high-performance gaming monitor that offers 240Hz with its 24.5″ IPS display. It also offers HDR decoding with up to 400 nits of brightness and a 99% sRGB color gamut.

The 25-inch Lenovo Legion Y25-25​ Gaming Monitor will start at 14,995 and is expected to be available starting in June 2020.