The time has come for us to finally see what Lenovo has up their sleeves. Their newest wave of gaming laptops has been announced with some pretty impressive hardware specifications.
The Legion series of gaming laptops are definitely going to make waves in gaming communities with all the new great features we’ve come to expect from Lenovo – namely the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard.
The 2020 Lineup
The new lineup consists of a number of laptops that all fall into different price brackets. The lineup is as follows:
- Lenovo Legion 7i – starting at $1,599.99
- Lenovo Legion 5i – starting at $829.99
- Lenovo Legion 5 – starting at $849.99
- Lenovo Legion 5Pi – not available in North America, prices will vary by country
- Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i – starting at $729.99
As well as this, two new towers make their debuts in the form of the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i which will start at $799.99 and the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i which will not currently be available in North America.
Impressive Features And Hardware
This new line of gaming laptops can be picked up with the latest 10th generation Intel Comet Lake H CPUs or the AMD Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors. This will give mobile gamers a chance to experience their titles with higher clock speeds and increased performance.
The keyboards are of special note in these laptops and Lenovo has promised that their TrueStrike keyboard will allow for “professional gameplay and typing productivity” through its “satisfying click-feel and superior key travel”. Aside from the feel of the keyboard, these new Legion keyboards will have 100% anti-ghosting, fast response times and ‘soft-landing’ switches.
Improved Thermal Efficiency
These laptops will also allow gamers to push out every last bit of performance when playing their games due to Lenovo’s next-generation Legion Coldfront 2.0 technology. This helps to improve thermal management through better airflow and lower system temperatures – all while keeping the volume down.
This also includes a feature named ‘Dual Burn’ which allows for the GPU and CPU to be pushed to the max while gaming without the need for thermal throttling.
Boosted Battery Life
Now, no doubt you’ll always have your laptop plugged in while gaming, but in case you don’t, Lenovo has been integrating power features to boost battery life as part of their Lenovo Vantage software. A hybrid mode can be used to prolong battery life by disabling its dedicated graphics processor if it isn’t needed.
When your battery levels do start to get a bit low, the ‘Rapid Charge Pro’ feature will gain you a 0% to 50% battery charge time in 30 minutes, as well as a battery sip feature which releases power in small doses to improve battery life.
Improved Displays With HDR Support
All games need a good screen to be played on, that’s why this generation of Lenovo Legion laptops make the most out of their displays through the use of Dolby Vision. These screens will show deeper blacks and brighter whites as well as having at least 300 nits to enable HDR.
Gamers are also going to love that these displays will support up to 240 Hz refresh rates as well as 1ms response times – a perfect mix for ultra-smooth, stutter-free gaming.
This new line of gaming laptops looks to be a promising addition to the market from Lenovo. If you’ve been eyeing up gaming laptops, it might be worth holding off until Lenovo officially releases this lineup.