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E3 2018: Lenovo introduces new redesigned Legion gaming laptops and desktops

Following E3 2018 today, Lenovo took the wraps off their latest Legion gaming desktops and laptops. The new family of gaming PCs has been re-engineered with a new design, thermals, and the 8th generation Intel processors. Lenovo also told us via email that these devices were built on the feedback from parents, students, and professional gamers, so here’s what you need to know.

Gaming Laptops

Legion Y7000- Starting at $959.99 Available in August 2018

You’ll be finding the Legion Y7000 laptop at many retailers across the US. It comes with a redesigned aluminum top and Y logo, and an improved thermal layout and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics and Intel processors. There’s also a rear access port for easy access to connections to accessories.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core 7-8750H & i5-8300H Processor
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/GTX 1050 Ti
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200, 2TB 5400 Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD
  • 802.11 AC WiFi 2×2 Bluetooth 4.1
  • 15.6’’ FHD Anti-glare IPS, 300 nit, 60/144hz Display
  • Starting at 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg) in weight
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, Audio Jack, Right Side Ports, 1 x USB, 3.1 Type-A, Novo Hole, 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x USB 3.1, Type-A, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x RJ45, DC-In Kensington Lock
  • 3 Cell Li-Polymer 52.5WHr battery

Legion Y730- 15 Inch starts at $1,179.99, 17-inch starts at $1,249.99 Available in June 2018

The Legion Y730 is a device that improves on the VR features introduced on last years models. It has been updated with a thin and light aluminum body and comes with the 8th Gen Intel Processors, and up to the NVIDIA GeForce GTX-10-Series graphics. There’s also an option for a 144z display, to help compete with gaming laptops in the market. Other features include an overclocked processor, six custom macro “Y” keys for added customization of more than 16 million color combinations on the keyboard.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i78750H, i5-8300H Processor Windows 10 Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti; 4 GB DDR5
  • Memory: 8 GB/16 GB/32 GB DDR4 or 8 GB + 8 GB Corsair Overclocked Memory (optional)
  • 128 GB/256 GB/512 GB PCIe NVMe + 1 TB/2 TB HDD
  • 802.11 AC WiFi 2×2 Bluetooth 4.1
  • 15.6“ & 17” FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (144 Hz : 300 nits / 72%, 60 Hz : 300 nits / 72%) Display
  • Weight: 15” Up to 4.8 lbs (2.2kg) 17.3” (Up to 6.4 lbs (2.9kg)
  •  1 x USB Thunderbolt 3, TypeC, 3.5 mm Audio Jack, 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1, Novo Hole, USB TypeC, Mini DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.1 Gen 2, HDMI 2.0, Ethernet Port, AC Adapter Port, Kensington Lock Slot
  • Battery: 3 Cell Lith-Poly 57WHr (15.6”) 4 Cell Lith-Poly 76WHr (17.3”)

Legion Y530- $929.99 Available in June 2018

Lenovo’s Legion Y530 is one step down from the high-end Y730 and is for gamers who are on the go. It comes with a simmer and lighter design, and an improved thermal layout and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX Graphics and Intel processors. This is the perfect device for those who travel light and those who also use gaming laptops for work.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8750H & i5-8300H Processor Windows 10 Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050/GTX 1050 Ti
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 2666 MHz DDR4 RAM
  • 1TB 7200; 2TB 5400 Up to 512 GB PCIe SSD / 2 TB HDD, Intel Optane Ready
  • 802.11 AC iFi 2×2 Bluetooth 4.2 Blueooth
  • Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS (144 Hz: 300 nits / 72%, 60 Hz: 300 nits / 72%, 60 Hz: 250 nits / 45%)
  • Harman Speakers with Dolby Audio, 2×2.0W
  • Starting at 5.1 lbs (2.3 kg) in weight
  • 1 x USB 3.1 Type-A, Audio Jack, Right Side Ports, 1 x USB, 3.1 Type-A, Novo Hole, 1 x USB Type-C, 1 x Mini DisplayPort 1.4, 1 x USB 3.1, Type-A, 1 x HDMI 2.0, 1 x RJ45, DC-In Kensington Lock
  • 3 Cell Li-Polymer 52.5WHr battery

Gaming Desktops

Legion T730- $929 Available in July 2018

With the Legion T730 desktop, you can expect a refined chassis with a transparent side panel revealing an array of customizable RGB lighting. The device is VR ready and it also delivers overclocked 60fps performance. Other features include an updated liquid cooling option and Dolby Atmos audio.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i78700K , i7-8700, i5-8400, Processor Windows 10 Pro, Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060; 6 GB
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 Up to 32 GB DDR4 Overclocked Corsair Vengeance RAM
  • Up to 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 x 2 TB SATA HDD
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Headset, 1 x Microphone-In Rear Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ45, 1 x AudioOut, GFX Ports:Depends on GFX Define
  • Customizable RGB LED lighting
  • NVIDIA VR Ready
  • Front + Rear Fan
  • 450W – ES ATX PSU

Legion T530- $829 Available in July 2018

This device is meant for mainstream gamers and is also VR ready. It packs the latest generation graphics and has a tool-free upgradable design and a raven black chassis.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700 , i5-8400, i3-8100 Processor Windows 10 Pro, Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060; 6 GB / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti; 4 GB / NVIDIA®GeForce GTX 1050; 2 GB
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Up to 256 GB PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Headset, 1 x Microphone-In Rear Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ45, 1 x Audio-Out, GFX Ports: Depends on GFX Define
  • Slim Combo Optical Drive
  • Red LED accent lighting
  • NVIDIA VR Ready
  • Front + Rear Fan
  • 450W – ES ATX PSU 280W – ES ATX PSU 400W – Non-ES ATX PSU

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Legion C730 $929 Available in July 2018

Lenovo’s Legion C730 comes in a distinct gray-cube form factor with gaming desktop level performance. It’s ideal for those who need to save space on their desk, but also want the benefits of a desktop computer. There are features like a convenient, integrated top handle for carrying it around, and a fully transparent top panel with custom RBG lighting.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700K, i7 – 8700, i5-8400 Processor / Windows 10 Pro, Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6 GB
  • Up to 32 GB DDR4 Up to 32 GB OC Memory (18Q3)
  • Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 x2 TB HDD
  • Front Ports:2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Headset, 1 x Microphone-In Rear Ports: 4 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x RJ45, 1 x AudioOut, GFX Ports: Depends on GFX Define
  • NVIDIA VR Ready
  • Front/Rear Air Cooled
  • Transparent top panel with RCB LED Lighting/ Iron Gray
  • 450W – ES ATX PSU 280W – ES ATX PSU

Legion C530 $829 Available in July 2018

The Legion C530 is ideal for gaming in the go, but still packs plenty of performance. It comes with the latest Intel processors and optional NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-Series graphics as well as tool-free upgradability. There’s also the same fully-transparent top panel as the C730, but with a red LED lighting system instead.

  • 8th Generation Intel Core i7-8700, i5-8400 , i38100 Processor / Windows 10 Pro, Home
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060, 6 GB; 1050 Ti, 4 GB; 1050,2 GB
  • Up to 32GB 2666MHz DDR4
  • Up to 256 GB M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 TB HDD
  • Front Ports: 2 x USB 3.0, 1 x Headset, 1 x Microphone-In Rear Ports: 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x HDMI, 1 x RJ45, 1 x Audio-Out, GFX Ports: Depends on GFX Define
  • NVIDIA VR Ready
  • Transparent top panel with Red LED lighting / Iron Gray
  • Front/Rear Air Cooled
  • 450W – ES ATX PSU 280W – ES ATX PSU

These devices look truly impressive and show that Lenovo is dedicated to providing the best and most powerful gaming experiences across both laptops, towers, and portable cube formats. They’re sure to pack all the power needed for playing big-box games, and even less demanding titles. Let us know in the comments below if you’re planning on buying any of these devices!

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