Beyond its workplace offerings, Lenovo pioneers an arguably comparable gaming division that executes the company’s vision of PC gaming and this year at CES 2020 Lenovo looks to thread the line of commingling of enterprise design and future-leaning game specs.
Lenovo Legion Y740S Available: May 2020
Starting at $1,099.99
First up is an update to Lenovo’s Legion Y series with the Y740S which touts itself as featuring “high panel quality and brightness with 4K UHD display and Dolby Vision.
Other features include 10th Gen Intel Processors to i9 chipsets configurations as well as Lenovo’s Q-Control leveraging the Fn+Q keys to enable. The Y740S also includes performance modes that can be toggled for higher screen refresh rates, brighter screens, and better battery life.
Laptop gamers could also be impressed by the level of detail on the Y740S that includes a rejiggered keyboard offering higher support upport system in place, to get you up and playing video in no time.
The Lenovo Y740S is perhaps the company’s most understated “gaming” designed laptop with its Iron Grey metal finish and subtle LEGION logo light up.
However, the Y740S laptop can be filled to the brim with gaming specs that include support for 100 percent of Adobe sRGB color gamut and pushes up to 600 nits of brightness. Combined with VESA certification and Dolby Vision that pushes 60Hz refresh rates to help reduce the latency in FPS games.
The Y740S laptop also ushers in Lenovo’s first commercial product that can be coupled with the company’s first-ever external eGPU companion accessory dubbed the Lenovo Legion BoostStation.
Legion Boost!Station Available: May 2020
Starting at $249.999
For the hardcore gamer on the go, Lenovo has created the Boost!Station external GPU device that host both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon with support for other unspecified eGPU’s available. The entire package supports various gaming modes such as Mixed and Augmented realities.
Supporting the heart-pounding graphics of both NVIDIA® GeForce® and AMD® Radeon™, the Lenovo Legion BoostStation with aluminum build and cool transparent side panel is compact and fits on virtually any playing surface at just under 20lbs (9.07kg); it’s also 100 percent tool-free and allows for super-fast charging4. Mixed-reality features (augmented or virtual reality) are supported with applicable specifications via the eGPU.
In addition to the new Lenovo Legion Y740S with its BoostStation, the Lenovo Legion Y740 Laptop Studio Edition powered by the latest NVIDIA GPUs and Studio Drivers offers another option for enthusiast gamers.
Lenovo Y25-25, G32qc & G27c Gaming Monitors Available: March -June 2020
Starting at $319
Lenovo has both sides of the gaming experience covered with refreshes to its monitor lineup that include the relatively low priced 27-inch options, faster refresh rates, and immersive viewing experiences with curved wide-angles panels.
Stay focused on the game with the new Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor with a 24.5-inch, Full HD IPS panel display built into the striking near-edgeless chassis. Crank up refresh rates all the way to 240Hz—more FPS means that more data flows between the GPU and monitor, helping to eliminate tearing in most multiplayer games boosted with AMD® Radeon FreeSync™.1
The Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor No matter how fast the character may be moving on the screen, just say “no” to capping and ghosting with a super-fast response rate at 1ms. The Lenovo Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor comes with anti-glare panel and up to 400 nits of brightness and is TÜV® Rheinland Eye Comfort Certified to reduce eye strain; its ergonomic stand enables a myriad of comfortable playing angles including, tilt, lift, pivot, and swivel, and VESA mount allows for on-wall display.
The Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor
Curved monitors make gaming more immersive and comfortable as it simulates a more natural viewing experience for your eyes, neck, and head—allowing the gamer to see all the action at once.
Whether it’s a social gamer who loves multiplayer team shooters and doesn’t take anything too seriously, or a hardcore competitive player, all types of gamers can enjoy every second of gameplay on the new 31.5-inch Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor with near-edgeless bezel QHD (2560 x 1440) screen resolution for clear visuals and superior picture quality. Catch every player movement with its wide viewing angle, high-screen brightness, and excellent contrast ratio.
Or, choose the heavy-duty yet compact 27-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution display on the Lenovo G27c Gaming Monitor—both monitors have a curvature of 1500R for complete game immersion.
Engineered to be tear-free and stutter-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync5 technology, the Lenovo G27c is capable of an amazingly high refresh rate of up to 165Hz, helping to rid gaming distractions such as choppy images,
streaks, and motion blur. While the Lenovo G32qc Gaming Monitor offers a speedy 144Hz refresh.
Lenovo Legion M600 & M300 Mouse and K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard Available: June 2020
Starting at $29.00
Outside of boxes and displays, there is a matter of dedicated gaming accessories that need to be discussed an in 2020, Lenovo is offering its Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse and Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard.
Both offerings are minimalist in their appearance but offer gaming-centric flares with LED and additional customization.
Starting with the fine-tuned Lenovo Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse that features an extra-long battery life6 and energetic 1000Hz polling rate to dramatically lessen latency for lightning-fast reaction times usually reserved for wired gaming mice.
Focus on the score and not the battery with its clever Rapid Charge USB-C port that allows for up to 10 hours of battery life with five minutes of charge and up to 200 hours of battery life when fully charged.6 More gameplay advantages of the wireless Lenovo Legion M600 mouse include a smart optical sensor (PixArt 3335) that can be used on multiple surfaces and is capable of reaction speeds as fast as 400 inches per second without skipping.
Play like the best for less with the light and full-size Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard8 with clean minimalist design, curved body, and customizable five-zone RGB illumination and lighting effects. Dominate with anti-ghosting and programmable 24-key rollover membrane that allows for simultaneous commands.
Fully adaptable with programmable keys with great travel for up to 20 million keypresses for lifelong durability and with spill-resistant draining holes to keep the user protected—gamers won’t be able to keep their hands off the tactile feel of this new quiet keyboard.
If you’re not finding something here, Lenovo is sure to offer up some gaming devices throughout the year but its initial 2020 offerings will set the pace for what’s to come from the company in gaming for the year.Further reading: Boost!Station, CES 2020, eGPU, Gaming, Lenovo Legion, Microsoft, Monitor