Lenovo Legion 2020 LineupIn its first-ever e-conference, Lenovo and its gaming brand Legion announced a new lineup of gaming laptops and desktops for 2020. Designed to deliver the needed performance for today’s most demanding titles, these run on Intel’s 10th Generation Intel Core H series or AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series mobile CPUs.

For graphics, it’s up to the recently announced NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti and RTX 2080 Super GPU’s with Max-Q design.

Legion 7i

Lenovo Legion 7i_Right_ProfileHeading the pack is the Legion 7i – a gaming laptop designed for the most demanding user. It features an all-metal exterior and is furnished with a sleek Slate Grey hue combined with RGB lighting accents along the base and through the cooling vents.

It boasts a VESA DisplayHDR 400 15-inch IPS Full HD display with a 240Hz refresh rate as well as under 1ms response time with OverDrive support, 500nits of brightness and 100% sRGB color accuracy.

Under the hood is up to a 10th generation Intel Core i9 H-series overclocked CPU and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q design, along with an 80WHr battery that can deliver up to 8 hours of uptime. It also boasts Rapid Charge Pro technology, which can recharge the battery to up to 50% in just 30 minutes.

CPU Intel 10th Gen H-series i9
GPU Up to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
RAM Up to 32GB
Display 15.6” IPS
Refresh Rate Up to 240Hz
Color Space Up to 100% Adobe RGB
NVIDIA G-SYNC Optional
Dolby Vision Yes
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 2x 1TB
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 Yes
Vapor Chamber Yes
Advanced Optimus Yes
Hybrid Mode Yes
Keyboard Switches Truestrike
Keyboard Backlighting 16.8M, Per- key RGB, Powered by Corsair iCue
Lighting Accents Front RGB strip on base, Rear RGB on cooling vents
Webcam 720p with Privacy Shutter
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Battery Capacity 80Whr
Battery Life Up to 8 hrs, Rapid Charge Pro
Colors Slate Grey
Ports 1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Ethernet
1 x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C
1 x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x 3.5mm Audio
Dimensions (W x D x H) 360 x 259 x 19.9mm
Weight 2.2kg
SRP Starts at PhP119,995
Availability June 2020

 

Legion 5Pi

15_Legion_5P_Hero_RearLegion 5Pi is designed for gamers who want a balance of style and performance. It boasts a minimalist design with a white-backlit Y logo on an Iron Grey chassis.

Powering the device is a 10th Generation Intel Core H-series processor, backed by up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or GTX GPU.

It’s equipped with a 15-inch IPS HDR FHD display with up to 240Hz refresh rate, 500nits of brightness and VESA DisplayHDR 400. The screen is also 100% sRGB color-accurate, which means true-to-life images with brilliant hues for photo editing and video production.

Lenovo Legion_5P_NVIDIA_Graphics (1)Thanks to the Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal system, the Legion 5Pi is able to maximize CPU and GPU performance while ensuring stability, low temperatures, and quiet performance.

The Legion TrueStrike 4-zone RGB gaming keyboard utilizes soft-landing switch technology for comfort and tactility with 1.5mm key travel. It also boasts 100% anti-ghosting and a response time of under 1ms.

You also get dedicated media controls, full-sized arrow keys, a number pad, and large one-piece trackpad.

It can have up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and up to a 1TB NVMe PCIe SSD. It also has Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5, and a webcam with a privacy shutter.

CPU Intel 10th Gen H-series i7
GPU Up to NVIDIA RTX 2060
RAM Up to 32GB
Display 15.6” IPS
Refresh Rate Up to 240Hz
Color Space Up to 100% sRGB
NVIDIA G-SYNC None
Dolby Vision Yes
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 2x 1TB
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 Yes
Vapor Chamber No
Advanced Optimus Yes
Hybrid Mode Yes
Keyboard Switches Truestrike
Keyboard Backlighting 4-Zone RGB
Lighting Accents Lenovo Y Logo on top cover (white backlight)
Webcam No
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Battery Capacity 80Whr
Battery Life Up to 8 hrs, Rapid Charge Pro
Colors Iron Grey
Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (USB 3.1 and DisplayPort)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm Audio
Dimensions (W x D x H) 363 x 260 x 23.6mm
Weight 2.5kg
SRP Starts at PhP74,995
Availability June 2020

 

Legion 5i and Legion 5

Lenovo Legion 5i_15INCH_FrontLenovo Legion 5i and 5 are the company’s mainstream Windows 10 gaming laptops which offer several configuration options and next-level NVIDIA GeForce graphics.

All models across the Lenovo Legion 5i and 5 families feature Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management, Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard, and up to 8 hours of battery life using technologies like Advanced Optimus and Hybrid Mode.

Both support Wi-Fi 6, Dolby Atmos, and Rapid Charge Pro, and come in a Phantom Black hue. You get up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB PCIe SSD storage.

Lenovo Legion 5i_15INCH_LogoLegion 5i is powered by a 10th Generation Intel Core H-Series CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or a GTX GPU. The 15-inch model packs a 15.6-inch IPS FHD display with 100% sRGB color accuracy for true-to-life images. There’s also a 17-inch variant.

Legion 5i

CPU Intel 10th Gen H-series i7
GPU Up to NVIDIA RTX 2060
RAM Up to 16GB
Display 15.6” IPS
17″ IPS
Refresh Rate Up to 240Hz
Color Space Up to 100% sRGB
NVIDIA G-SYNC None
Dolby Vision Yes
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 2x 1TB
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 Yes
Vapor Chamber No
Advanced Optimus Yes
Hybrid Mode Yes
Keyboard Switches Truestrike
Keyboard Backlighting White backlit or Optional 4-zone RGB
Lighting Accents None
Webcam 720p with Privacy Shutter
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Battery Capacity 60Whr, Optional 80Whr
Battery Life Up to 8 hrs, Rapid Charge Pro
Colors Phantom Black
Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (USB 3.1 and DisplayPort)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm Audio
Dimensions (W x D x H) 363 x 260 x 23.6mm
Weight 2.5kg
SRP 15-inch Model Starts at PhP62,995
Price for 17-inch Model to be Announced Soon
Availability June 2020

 

Legion 5 is its AMD counterpart and runs on a 4000 H-Series Ryzen 7 Mobile processor with 8 cores, and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. It has a 15.6-inch 1080p screen with up to 144Hz refresh rate, HDR and 100% sRGB color accuracy.

Legion 5

CPU AMD Ryzen R7-4800H
GPU Up to NVIDIA RTX 2060
RAM Up to 16GB
Display 15.6” IPS
Refresh Rate Up to 144Hz
Color Space Up to 100% sRGB
NVIDIA G-SYNC None
Dolby Vision Yes
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 2x 1TB
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 Yes
Vapor Chamber No
Advanced Optimus Yes
Hybrid Mode Yes
Keyboard Switches Truestrike
Keyboard Backlighting White backlit or Optional 4-zone RGB
Lighting Accents None
Webcam 720p with Privacy Shutter
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Battery Capacity 60Whr, Optional 80Whr
Battery Life Up to 8 hrs, Rapid Charge Pro
Colors Phantom Black
Ports 4 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C (USB 3.1 and DisplayPort)
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm Audio
Dimensions (W x D x H) 363 x 260 x 23.6mm
Weight 2.5kg
SRP Starts at PhP56,995
Availability June 2020

 

Y740Si Laptop and BoostStation eGPU

Lenovo Legion Y740Si - 2Next up, Lenovo’s thinnest and lightest laptop, the Legion Y740Si which only weighs 1.7kg.

Lenovo Legion_Y740S_Thin_Flat

First unveiled at CES, this refreshed version now packs a 10th Generation Intel Core i9 H-Series CPU. It has up to a 15-inch 4K IPS panel with VESA DisplayHDR 400, Dolby Vision and 100 sRGB color gamut.

When it’s time to have fun, you can simply press Fn + Q to launch Lenovo Q-Control 2.0 and shift into your preferred performance mode.

Lenovo Legion_Y740S_eGPU_BoostStationYou can connect the Y740Si to the Lenovo BoostStation, an external GPU enclosure that can accommodate your choice of NVIDIA or AMD graphics cards for true desktop gaming prowess.

CPU Intel 10th Gen H-Series i9
GPU Can be paired with Lenovo BoostStation
RAM Up to 32GB
Display 15.6” IPS
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Color Space Up to 100% Adobe RGB
NVIDIA G-SYNC None
Dolby Vision Yes
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 2x 1TB
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 Yes
Advanced Optimus No
Hybrid Mode Yes
Keyboard Switches Truestrike
Keyboard Backlighting White backlit
Lighting Accents None
Webcam 720p
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Battery Capacity 60Whr
Battery Life Up to 8 hrs, Rapid Charge Pro
Colors Iron Grey
Ports 1 x SD3.0 UHS-1 4-in-1 Card Reader
1 x 3.5mm Audio
2 x USB 3.1 Gen 2
2 x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C
Dimensions (W x D x H) 356 x 251.8 x 14.9mm
Weight 1.7kg
SRP Starts at PhP144,995
Bundled with BoostStation eGPU with RTX 2060 6GB or RX 5700 XT 8GB
BoostStation starts at PhP44,995
Availability Early second half of 2020

 

IdeaPad Gaming 3i

IdeaPad Gaming 3i in Chameleon Blue and Onyx BlackThose who want to level-up their gaming experience without breaking the bank can get the IdeaPad Gaming 3i, powered by up to a 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series mobile CPU.

The clear sound from speakers powered by Dolby Audio is the perfect match for its 15-inch Full HD IPS display with a slim-bezel design. Choose from an optional 120Hz refresh rate and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTx 1650 Ti GPU.

The laptop only weighs 2.2kg and is available in Chameleon Blue and Onyx Black. It has a blue backlit keyboard with 1.5mm key travel, a one-piece precision trackpad, a full-sized number pad, large arrow keys, and dedicated media keys.

CPU Intel 10th Gen H-Series i7
GPU Up to NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti
RAM Up to 16GB
Display 15.6” IPS
Refresh Rate Up to 120Hz
Color Space Up to 72% Color Gamut
NVIDIA G-SYNC None
Dolby Vision None
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 1TB
Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 No
Advanced Optimus No
Hybrid Mode No
Keyboard Switches Gaming
Keyboard Backlighting Blue Backlit
Lighting Accents None
Webcam 720p with Privacy Shutter
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 6
Bluetooth 5
Battery Capacity 45Whr
Battery Life Up to 8 hrs, Rapid Charge
Colors Chameleon Blue, Onyx Black
Ports 2 x USB 3.1 Gen 1
1 x USB 3.1 Type-C
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Ethernet
1 x 3.5mm Combo Audio Jack
1 x Novo Hole
Dimensions (W x D x H) 359 x 249.6 x 24.9mm
Weight 2.2kg
SRP NVIDIA variant starts at PhP52,995
AMD variant will be available later this year
Availability June 2020

 

Legion Tower 5i

Legion Tower 5iMade for the gamer who wants a high-performance battlestation, the Legion Tower 5i packs up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU for ultrafast frame rates with 4K resolution.

Finished with a Phantom Black hue, blue LED lighting, and optional internal RGB lighting, it lets gamers showcase their personality, as well as high-power internals with its transparent side panels.

Legion Tower 5i will be available with an AMD or Intel processor, and has Lenovo’s Coldfront 2.0 cooling system, which allows for better airflow and lower system temperatures. It uses a 150-watt CPU cooler and larger intake fans, letting air circulate faster in its interior.

CPU Up to Intel Core Processors
GPU Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super/AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
Motherboard CML B460 MATX
RAM Up to 64GB 2933MHz DDR4
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 2TB PCIe SSD x 4, Up to 2 x 2TB 7200RPM
PSU Up to 650W ES Gold
Wi-Fi Intel WiFi 6 (802.11ax)/Intel WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5.1
Colors Phantom Black
Front Ports 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
1 x Audio Combo Jack
Rear Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2 x USB 2.0
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
3 x Audio (Line-in, Line-out, Microphone)
Dimensions (L x W x H) 457 x 184.5 x 455.8mm
Weight Starts at 12.5kg
SRP Intel variant starts at PhP72,995
AMD variant will be available later this year
Availability June 2020

 

IdeaCentre Gaming 5i

Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i - 1IdeaCentre Gaming 5i sports blue ambient lighting at the front and is equipped with Intel Core processors along with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU.

Available in a Chameleon Blue hue, this tower sports improved thermals that can both cool the system and hush fan noise under heavy gaming loads. An AMD Ryzen variant will also be available later this year.

CPU Up to Intel Core Processors
GPU Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060/AMD Radeon RX 5500
Motherboard nATX
RAM Up to 32GB DDR4
Storage (NVMe SSD) Up to 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD
PSU 380W/310W
Wi-Fi Intel WiFi 6 (802.11ax)/Intel WiFi 5 (802.11ac)
Bluetooth 5
Colors Chameleon Blue
Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 or 3.1 Type-A
1 x USB Type-C
1 x Audio and Microphone Combo
1 x 3-in-1 Card Reader
Rear Ports 1 x HDMI 1.4
4 x USB 2.0
1 x RJ45 Ethernet
1 x Audio Jack
1 x VGA
Dimensions (W x D x H) 292.2 x 145 x 365mm
Weight Starts at 15.5kg
SRP To Be Announced Soon
Availability Second Half of 2020

 

Legion Y25-25 Gaming Monitor

Lenovo Legion Y25-25Built for those who want smooth and fluid visuals, Legion Y25-25 has a 24.5-inch FHD IPS panel with a blistering 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and 99% sRGB color gamut.

It features AMD FreeSync technology, HDR encoding, 400 nits of brightness, VESA mount compatibility, and complete flexibility in positioning – Tilt, Lift, Swivel, and Pivot.

For ports, you get an HDMI 2.0 port, a DisplayPort 1.2, a USB 3.0 Type-B port, and 4 USB 3.0 ports (2 with BC 1.2).

Lenovo Legion Y25-25 will be available in June 2020 with a starting price of PhP14,995.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.