PC HARDWARE | Lenovo Legion takes gaming PCs to new levels
The latest generation of Lenovo Legion PCs has arrived, equipping gamers with a smarter class of gear with Lenovo’s unique blend of uncompromised engineering and industrial design.
Powering this exciting new suite of advancements is the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series or AMD Ryzen 4000 Series mobile processors, and up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and RTX 2080 SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design.
What gamers want
Among the thousands of global players surveyed by Lenovo, nearly half responded that they used their gaming PCs for everyday computing as well as gaming. Better graphics, processors and memory options are tops on their must-have list.
A key conclusion was that how people game, with whom, on how many devices, and for how long, all factored heavily when choosing a PC. When they do manage to squeeze in some hardcore gaming time with friends, it is crucial that the experience in those precious hours blows them away.
“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,” said Ian Tan, Asia-Pacific Gaming Lead at Lenovo. “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.”
In addition to providing what gamers want, Lenovo also aims to develop the PH gaming scene through the new Legion lineup.
“When we started Legion in the market in 2017, we also took it upon ourselves to bolster the local gaming community,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines general manager and president. “There are so many competitive titles out there where our players can shine but don’t simply because they lack the necessary gear to handle them. That’s where our new Legion lineup and services come in – to arm Filipino gamers with the devices they need to play the latest and greatest games in order to flourish as eSports professionals both locally and abroad.”
Lenovo Legion has gamers covered with powerful Windows 10 PCs packed with the following innovations:
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0
Gamers could extract maximum performance from their rigs through the next-generation thermal efficiencies of Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0. This is the synergy of hardware and software that promotes better airflow, lower system temperatures to keep your Lenovo Legion laptop cool and quiet.
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 features Dual Burn, which pushes the CPU and GPU to their in-game limits so that gamers could experience more predictable FPS (frames per second) without thermal throttling.
In the past, gaming laptop processors would slow down (thermal throttling) as temperatures rose and framerates would be unpredictable.
Meanwhile, the Lenovo Legion devices stay cool to the touch via an optimized cooling system of heat sinks that dissipate more heat away from the motherboard.
Also integrated into the Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion Y740Si are Vapor Chamber Cooling Systems to dispel heat as dual liquid crystal polymer fan systems cycle air with chilling efficiency.
Finally, a multipoint sensor array works to cool down key components in anticipation of intense gameplay.
Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard
Inspired by Lenovo’s heritage in innovative keyboard technologies, the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard is precision-crafted to deliver 100 percent anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times, and ‘soft-landing’ switches resulting in hair-trigger accuracy.
You could feel a more tactile gaming experience due to its superior key travel via its second transition curve design.
The keyboard layout is ideal for gaming with full-sized keys and number pad, larger one-piece trackpad, arrow keys plus dedicated media keys that would illuminate in over 16 million colors with Corsair iCUE support on the Lenovo Legion 7i, and optional 4-zone RGB lighting on the other new Lenovo Legion laptop models.
Built to withstand heavy long-term use, Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboards feature an anti-oil coating to resist abrasion.
Improved battery life
Lenovo Legion gaming PCs would be first to feature the new Advanced Optimus designed in collaboration with NVIDIA to boost battery life.
Advanced Optimus dynamically switches between the use of the Integrated Graphic Processing Unit (found on the CPU) for more battery life, to the discrete NVIDIA GPU for higher frames per second. All this happens without a need to reboot the machine.
If gamers want to manually disable their discrete GPU for a longer battery life, they can do so using Lenovo Vantage software’s Hybrid Mode.
Lenovo Q-Control 3.0 also lets users switch between three settings for system voltage and fan speeds – Performance, Quiet, and Balanced.
Upshift to Performance Mode to turbo-charge past the competition with higher CPU voltage and higher FPS. When streaming esports, downshift into Quiet Mode to lower battery drain and fan noise. Or enable Balanced Mode for automatic adjustments based on which apps are open.
Other power-enhancing features include Rapid Charge Pro (from 0 to 50 percent battery in 30 minutes) and battery sip feature (instinctively releases power in small doses for more battery life consistency).
Lenovo Legion makes the most of your display panel’s capabilities through Dolby Vision which offers deeper blacks and brighter whites without washing out color or contrast.
Lenovo Legion laptops offer panels of up to 240hz refresh rates at under 1ms response times for ultra-smooth cinematics without screen tearing.
The new Lenovo Legion laptops offer High Dynamic Range (HDR) on select panels with at least 300nits of brightness, so that dramatic shadowed scenes with high levels of black tones are reproduced vividly with more depth; 100 percent sRGB color accurate panels also offer life-like visuals.
The industry’s PC leader
With innovations such as Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 and Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboards, Lenovo delivers a level of performance that keeps it the industry’s PC leader.
These new Lenovo Legion laptops plus the refreshed Lenovo Legion Y740Si laptop offer up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors for powerful performance.
And for the first time in our gaming lineup, players can also opt for premium, high-performance AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series Mobile Processors in the Lenovo Legion 5.
Lenovo Legion 7i
The Lenovo Legion 7i is the premium 15” gaming laptop that delivers unbridled performance for the most demanding users.
Featuring an all-metal exterior and available in a sleek Slate Grey hue and stylish RGB lighting accents along the base and through the cooling vents, this 2.2kg laptop packs serious punch. It is fitted with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series overclocked mobile processors and advanced thermal management.
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 boosts performance of the Lenovo Legion 7i with its integrated Vapor Chamber and thermal sensor array. A dual fan system of 73 liquid-crystal polymer fan blades enhances four dedicated thermal channels to cycle air at top speeds.
The 6-point thermal sensor array rapidly predicts incoming thermal requirements to cool key components in advance for quieter and better performing gaming sessions. Dual Burn also pushes the CPU and GPU together for max performance in-game.
The Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard has 100 percent anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times, and soft-landing switches for hair-trigger accuracy. You also get the feel of superior key travel via its second transition curve design, allowing a more tactile gaming experience. Its keys are each illuminated in over 16 million color combinations with Corsair® iCUE® system lighting.
Keyboards on all Lenovo Legion laptops are coated to resist abrasion and the wear-and-tear from oily fingertips. They also feature full-sized keys and a number pad, plus a larger one-piece trackpad, full-sized arrow keys, and dedicated media keys.
The Lenovo Legion 7i is precision-crafted to showcase breathtaking visuals on its VESA® DisplayHDR 400 15-inch IPS Full HD (1920 x 1080) display with up to 240Hz refresh rates with under 1ms response time with OverDrive support, 500nits brightness, 100% sRGB color accuracy.
It is also available in 144Hz with up to 100% Adobe sRGB color accuracy, 500nits brightness and optional NVIDIA G-SYNC.
Get up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design for ray tracing in-game, engineered to improve lighting and reflection effects for an incredible level of realism. Then dive into the rich contrasting colors from Dolby Vision on an ultra-vivid display while Dolby Atmos Speaker System sound creates an immersive experience.
The more powerful 80WHr battery on the Lenovo Legion 7i is enhanced by a battery-sipping energy release feature for a more consistent battery life of up to 8 hours, while a slimmer power adapter keeps things moving and flexible. Power up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes with the Rapid Charge Pro4 capabilities.
Multitasking, streaming, and content creation are made easier with ample storage of up to 2TB NVMe PCIe SSD and up to 32GB DDR4 memory.
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 7i laptop is priced from P119,995 and will be available by June 2020.
Lenovo Legion 5Pi
The Legion 5Pi is the advanced 15” gaming laptop for gamers who desire the balance of style and adrenalin. Its minimalist design with white-backlit “Y” logo and subtle Iron Grey chassis would make you look great while battling others online.
The Legion 5Pi offers great gaming performance with the latest 10th Generation Intel Core H-series processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or GTX GPUs. NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ offers real-time ray-tracing for greater visual fidelity in the latest games.
The laptop features a 15-inch IPS HDR 1080p display with up to 240Hz refresh rate, 500nits brightness and VESA-certified high dynamic range (VESA DisplayHDR 400). The 100% sRGB color-accurate display reproduces true-to-life images and brilliant hues for critical work in photo editing and video production. Thin bezels and Dolby Vision technology create even deeper immersion in games.
The Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal system uses an array of sensors to constantly predict temperatures and optimize cooling. Silent heat dissipation is achieved with the Dual Liquid Crystal Polymer fans. This enables the Legion 5Pi to maximize CPU and GPU performance while ensuring stability, low temperatures and quiet performance.
The advanced Legion TrueStrike 4-zone RGB gaming keyboard features soft-landing switch technology for comfort and tactility with 1.5mm key travel. It is highly accurate with 100% anti-ghosting and a response time of under 1 millisecond.
The Legion 5Pi also has dedicated media controls, full-sized arrow keys, a number pad and a large one-piece trackpad with Windows Precision Drivers that makes navigation comfortable and smooth. The keyboard is also highly durable with a high-resistance coating that resists oil and abrasions.
For blazing load times, the Legion 5Pi offers up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB NVMe PCIe solid state drive. It also has Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5 wireless technologies, and its webcam comes with a built-in privacy shutter. The Legion 5Pi weighs 2.5kg.
Dolby Atmos together with Harman Kardon speakers make for an immersive audio experience.
The Lenovo Legion 5Pi offers up to an 80WHr battery for up to 8 hours6 of battery life. With Rapid Charge Pro capabilities, just use the slim power adapter to recharge from zero to up to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.
The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5Pi laptop starts at P74,995 and is expected to arrive by June 2020. Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5
The Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 are our mainstream Windows 10 gaming laptops offering several configuration options and next-level NVIDIA GeForce graphics.
All models across the Lenovo Legion 5i and 5 families feature Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management, Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard, and improved battery life (up to 8 hours6) using technologies like Advanced Optimus and Hybrid Mode.
They support faster Wi-Fi 6 and Dolby Atmos, and come in a Phantom Black hue and with Rapid Charge Pro. They also come with up to 16GB DDR4 memory and 1TB PCIe SSD storage.
Lenovo Legion 5i (15” or 17”, 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors)
The Legion 5i is fitted with the latest 10th Generation Intel Core H-series processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or GTX GPUs.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX offers real-time ray-tracing for greater visual fidelity in the latest games.
The 15” model has a 15.6” IPS 1080p display with up to 240Hz refresh rate and VESA-certified high dynamic range (HDR 400). With the 100% sRGB color-accurate display, it reproduces true-to-life images and brilliant hues for critical work in photo editing and video.
The Intel-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i will start at P62,995 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 (15”, AMD Ryzen 4000 H-Series mobile processors)
The Legion 5 offers maximum gaming performance with the latest AMD Ryzen 7 4000 H-Series Mobile Processor with 8 cores, and up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics for the visual fidelity of real-time ray tracing.
The Legion 5 features a 15.6” IPS 1080p display with up to 144Hz refresh rate, HDR, and 100% sRGB color accuracy. Thin bezels and Dolby Vision technology create even deeper immersion in games.
The AMD-based 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 will start at P56,995 and is expected to be available by June 2020.
Y740Si Laptop and BoostStation eGPU
Lenovo Legion’s thinnest and lightest laptop, the Lenovo Legion Y740Si is just 1.7 kg.
First unveiled at CES, this refreshed laptop with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series mobile processors has an up to 15-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) In-plane Switching (IPS) panel display touting VESA DisplayHDR 400, Dolby Vision and 100 percent RGB color gamut.
When it’s time for fun, shift into the preferred performance mode by manually pressing your Fn+Q keys to trigger Lenovo Q-Control 2.0.
Connect the Lenovo Legion Y740Si to Lenovo Legion BoostStation, the optional external l GPU enclosure that will take your choice of NVIDIA or AMD desktop graphic cards to provide true desktop gaming prowess.
The Lenovo Legion Y740Si laptop starts at P144,995 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 P44,995.
The Lenovo Legion Y740Si and Legion BoostStation will be available by early second half of the year.
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i
Lenovo Legion Tower 5i is made for the avid gamer who wants a high-performance battle station.
Push system performance to the highest settings, while staying quieter and cooler during cinematic gaming experiences with the tower’s optional liquid-cooling system. Get up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU for ultrafast frame rates with 4K resolution.
With cool blue LED lighting, optional RGB internal lighting and its chassis in a Phantom Black hue, gamers could choose to showcase their personality and high-power internals with transparent side panels.
Available with up to Intel Core processors, the new tower also features Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 cooling system.
The whisper-quiet Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermals encompass a complex system of inner-working hardware and software that allow for better airflow and lower system temperatures. Its improved thermals have a 150-watt CPU cooler and larger intake fans, letting air circulate faster throughout its airy 28-liter volume interior.
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 P72,995 and will be available by June 2020.
IdeaPad Gaming 3i
Gamers who want to level up without breaking the bank will love the new IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop.
Designed to eliminate screen stuttering, slow game loads, and blistering keyboards, the 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop with optional 120Hz refresh rate features an up to 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series mobile processor.
High-octane gaming sessions on this new laptop can last longer than before, supported by improved thermals with an extra heat pipe dedicated to the discrete GPU in its thermal array, plus dual thermal vents for better airflow.
The clear sound from speakers powered by Dolby Audio complements an up to 15-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS display with slim bezel design. Choose from an optional 120Hz refresh rate and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU for a truly elevated experience.
This PC stands tall amongst your gaming circle outfitted with Lenovo Q-Control 3.0 for performance mode switching and up to 8 hours of battery life with Rapid Charge.
Available in two eye-catching colors, iridescent Chameleon Blue or Onyx Black, and weighing 2.2kg, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i features a blue backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel, a one-piece precision trackpad, a full-sized number pad, large arrow keys, and dedicated media keys.
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 P52,995 and is expected to be available starting in June 2020.
IdeaCentre Gaming 5i
The new IdeaCentre Gaming 5i sports a cool blue ambient lighting at the front and is equipped with up to Intel Core processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.
Available in an iridescent Chameleon Blue hue, the improved thermals on this tower can both cool the system and hush fan noise under heavy gaming loads. The IdeaCentre Gaming 5 will offer AMD Ryzen desktop processors as an option later this year.
The pure expandability of this tower would grow along with your gaming needs, and rich, powerful sound from Dolby Audio is supported.
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
With ample port selection on the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i, connecting to peripherals is a snap—so why not match one of our high-performance gaming towers with a great monitor made for gaming like the recently unveiled Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor with 240Hz refresh rate.
The 25-inch Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor will start at P14,995 and is expected to be available starting in June 2020.