More laptop and desktop choices are coming your way with Lenovo's latest product reveal.
Apart from new products and features, Lenovo has also announced that they are bringing their first ever Ryzen-powered laptop to the market in the shape of the Legion 5 laptop. Along with this announcement, Lenovo revealed that they have updated their model naming conventions to accommodate the newcomer: henceforth, all Intel-powered laptops will have an 'i' suffix at the end of the name e.g. Legion 5 (Ryzen model) vs. Legion 5i (Intel model).
With that info out of the way, let's take a look at the new innovations that will come with Lenovo's new 2020 Legion lineup.
A good keyboard is an integral part of the portable gaming experience. With this in mind, the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard brings with it the 'soft-landing' switches with 1.5mm travel distance for a better and more tactile rage typing experience.
Apart from that, it also features the all-important 100% anti-ghosting feature, sub-millisecond response times, as well as an anti-oil coating to resist abration from your long ah beng nails.
Your temper isn't the only thing that heats up while gaming - your rig will inevitably generate heat under heavy loads, which is why a good cooling system is extremely important in any PC or laptop.
Lenovo Legion's Coldfront 2.0 helps your rig stay frosty with elevated hardware and software synergy that enables better airflow and lower system temperatures. This involves positioning heatsinks in a strategic manner to maximise cooling performance. Meanwhile, Dual Burn is another feature designed to extract as much performance from your CPU and GPU without thermal throttling.
Advanced Optimus Technology
A long battery life is key to working on the go, and Lenovo Legion's new lineup achieves this with Advanced Optimus technology, which was designed in collaboration with NVIDIA.
The technology enables your rig to dynamically switch between the Integrated GPU and the discrete NVIDIA GPU depending on your current needs, thus maximising battery life without having to reboot the machine for the updated settings to take effect.
All the aforementioned features will make an appearance in Lenovo Legion's 2020 lineup, which includes a wide range of laptops and a few desktop PCs.
The Lenovo Legion 7i, Legion 5Pi (the 'P' stands for 'performance'), Legion 5i, and Legion 5 laptops are all equipped with NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics so you can make full use of ray tracing technology, while the Legion Tower 5i desktop PC has the option to include an RTX Super series graphics card to push your performance even further.
For budget-conscious gamers, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i laptop will provide 120Hz gaming enjoyment without breaking the bank.
In case you didn't notice, the capabilities of each laptop are denoted by their model number, starting from '3' for entry-level laptops, '5' for mainstream laptops, and '7' for their flagship high-performance machines.
Of course, the new lineup features the latest processors from both teams, including the 10th Gen Intel Core processors as well as a Ryzen 4000 series processor on the Legion 5 laptop.
Huge Pre-order Bonuses
The Lenovo Legion 5, Legion 5i, and Legion 5Pi are available immediately, both online and in retail stores, while the Legion 7i, Legion Tower 5i, and IdeaPad Gaming 3i will online be available later in 2020.
The starting prices for the readily available models are as follows:
15" Lenovo Legion 5 (AMD): RM3,599
15" Lenovo Legion 5i: RM4,199
15" Lenovo Legion 5Pi: RM6,399
Product pre-orders usually come with a nice bit of bait to entice purchasers, and this time is no different.
From 1 June - 15 June, those who order the Legion 5i and Legion 5Pi from here or at
selected Lenovo Exclusive Stores (LES) will receive goodies worth up to RM5,436; Legion 5Pi pre-orders will come the massive 43.4" 144Hz Legion Y44w-10 Gaming Monitor...while stocks last, of course.
So, remember to bookmark 1 June and get in there quick, cause I doubt that limited stock will last long with such a great deal up for grabs.