This 2021, people will still be adjusting to the new normal brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly in working and studying at home. Fortunately, personal computers help keep the world going even under quarantine. But when faced with multiple projects and deadlines, students and employees alike may find that a standard, mainstream laptop for general home use cannot always keep up with current demands. Global technology and innovation leader Lenovo suggests utilizing gaming PCs instead, as they have the performance needed to power through 2021 and beyond.
Gaming PCs are more than capable of bolstering productivity through components such as a dedicated graphics processing unit (GPU) or graphics card, better memory and storage capacity, and the latest processors. Lenovo, through its dedicated gaming sub-brand Legion, offers its newest gaming lineup with devices that transcend both personal and professional use.
The dedicated graphics cards in the devices allow users to see and render images and videos to the highest quality with ease, making the job of digital artists more seamless than ever. Adding to this exceptional performance are the enhanced memory and solid-state drive (SSD) storage options that allow programs to run quickly and simultaneously without any hiccups, as well as the latest Intel and AMD processors that unlock other features for more intensive work tasks. Furthermore, the new Legion devices are sleeker and lighter than ever, allowing them to fit right in even in corporate settings.
“We purposely designed and developed our new Legion lineup not only for gamers but also with today’s workforce in mind. With current business demands, it’s no longer enough for devices to only run basic office applications and the usual day-to-day tasks. As the world of work evolves — and at a rapid pace at that, we want to equip professionals with devices that can help them adapt and excel in multiple scenarios,” said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines president and general manager.
That said, Lenovo made some recommendations of Legion gaming PCs ideal for different professions to complement everyone’s renewed vigor in facing new challenges this 2021.
For online entrepreneurs, business owners
IdeaPad Gaming 3i (now starts at P43,995)
Online businesses are booming amid the COVID-19 pandemic and for those wanting to set up shop, Legion recommends the IdeaPad Gaming 3i. Through its up to 10th-generation Intel processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti dedicated graphics card, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i assures business owners that they can easily run all the applications they need to reach growth and success. Bolstering the completion of tasks further are the up to 16GB DDR4 memory and either up to 1TB NVME PCIe SSD or 2TB HDD storage options.
For content creators
Legion 5Pi (now starts at P67,995)
Producing picture-perfect images and videos is critical for digital artists today to stand out. To help achieve this, Lenovo has the Legion 5Pi notebook that comes with a 15-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) 1080p display with up to a 144Hz refresh rate and 500nits of brightness for high quality and vivid images and videos without tearing. The display is also a VESA-certified high dynamic range (VESA DisplayHDR 400) screen that comes with 100% sRGB color accuracy, making it perfect for more realistic visualization of images while editing photos and videos.
Legion 7i (now starts at P99,995)
With the ongoing global pandemic making recording sessions difficult, musicians need a home studio setup to continue making music. For the centerpiece of the studio, Lenovo recommends its flagship notebook Legion 7i. Its specifications not only make it the new Legion lineup’s most powerful notebook for gaming but also produce the best audio through its Dolby Atmos Speaker system. It’s specifically made to provide cinema-like sound quality and contains tools that musicians can utilize to get the perfect pitch and sound.
For programmers and developers
Legion 5/5i (now starts at P52,995)
A computer’s processor takes the brunt when it comes to compiling and running code. The better they are, the more programs they can run. Knowing this, Lenovo recommends the Legion 5 and Legion 5i (“i” is for Intel) gaming notebook for programmers. Equipped with either the acclaimed AMD Ryzen 4000-series processor or Intel’s high-performing 10th-generation processor, the Legion 5/5i is capable of running any application that developers can think of.
For teachers and professors
IdeaCentre Gaming 5i (now starts at P49,995)
Online learning is here to stay under the new normal and to equip members of the academe to address their education tech needs, Lenovo is recommending the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i desktop. Equipped with up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super dedicated graphics card, the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i, paired with any Lenovo monitor from 21.5” up to 27” (sold separately), can run almost any distance learning tool with ease. It also comes with an up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD for storing notes, reports, tests, and worksheets.
For 3D designers and architects
Legion Tower 5i (now starts at P69,995)
A computer overheating while performing 3D rendering is common since it requires multiple components operating in unison. Fortunately for 3D artists and architects, there’s the Legion Tower 5i gaming battle station. The desktop easily breezes through intensive 3D rendering through its Legion Coldfront 2.0 Cooling System, which is a complex system of inner-working hardware and software allowing better airflow and lower system temperatures. In addition, 3D artists and architects can design everything they can think of from scratch with the Legion Tower 5i’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 dedicated graphics card that enables several perks such as ray-tracing and Variable Rate Shading. Also giving the Legion Tower 5i a boost is its up to 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor that delivers remarkable performance upgrades when it comes to gaming or productivity. It can reach clock speeds of up to 5.3GHz and comes with 10 cores and 20 threads for faster processing of tasks.
Built to last, Legion gaming PCs for work make a great investment in the long run. Further extending their longevity is Lenovo’s 3-Year Premium Care warranty solution that comes bundled with the devices upon purchase. The service includes comprehensive technical support for any hardware and software concerns, a 24×7 direct hotline to Lenovo experts, and On-site Repair. It also includes an annual PC Health Check to maintain the computer’s health. All these features and services in Legion’s newest devices position Lenovo as an integrated solutions provider capable of helping customers address their most critical needs and prepare for the challenges ahead. Lenovo is dedicated to building and managing smarter IT service solutions that are designed to drive customers’ intelligent transformation and empower them to be more agile and efficient in pursuit of their desired outcomes.
New Year, New Prices and Promos
The Legion lineup’s new prices for 2021 add another reason to get one for work this year. To celebrate the new year, Lenovo Legion removed up to P45,000 off from the prices of several of its gaming devices, including those mentioned above.
Also, buyers purchasing a Legion device from now up to January 31, 2021 will earn corresponding Empire points under the extended Empire Christmas Sale. All of the Legion devices discussed above are part of the sale, and participants buying them can get exclusive items such as a gaming keyboard, mouse, and chair upon redemption of points.