Earlier today, Lenovo unveiled the latest additions to its Legion lineup of gaming laptops centered around price, portability, and power.
Soon, customers will be able to order either a Lenovo Legion 5i and Legion Y540, or Legion 7i and Y740 with configurations that include the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design as well as 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors.
NVIDIA is flexing its muscle alongside Lenovo’s Legion hardware touting NVIDIA G-SYNC’s “smoother, tear-free gameplay” and Advance Optimus technologies that “helps to preserve battery life when light
workload applications are running and delivers maximum performance and framerates when games are being played.”
Intel is attempting to match NVIDIA’s power with improvements to its 10th generation chips with integrated Wi-Fi 6, Thunderbolt 3, and Optane memory support while providing faster clock speeds than the latest AMD offerings.
Lenovo prices its 7i at $1199 with availability region dependent. The lesser touted Legion Y740 which sports the middle ground RTX 2070 GPU chip will also ship with the same $1199 price tag when available.
The Lenovo Legion 5i comes with similar bells and whistles as its beefier 7i brethren, but tones down the graphical output just a smidge, incorporating an RTX 2060 GPU graphics chip but comes with the cost savings price tag of $999 out of the gate.
Aside from the power and battery tweaks, the overall design of Lenovo’s upcoming Legion laptop design appears to be refined yet again with a more subtle slate grey aluminum casing, traditional ventilation architecture and toned down RGB lighting accents.