Doubling down on their efforts in the gaming market, Lenovo’s Legion plans to bring to gamers what they actually want – uncompromised performance on the go. While gaming on a smartphone is really convenient, it seldom beats the experience of actually playing on a full-fledged PC. That is where the portability of Legion’s gaming laptops and Cube (hand-carriable PCs) come into the picture. They offer full desktop performance in a compact body. Let us take a look at what Lenovo has to offer in the launch today.
Legion Gaming Laptop
When it comes to laptops, Lenovo is no stranger. Promising serious gaming performance, the Y530 and Y730 laptops are geared for gaming, with the latter having better performing components as well as every gamers’ favorite – RGB.
Focus on Cooling
What allows these new gaming laptops to stand out is their focus on keeping the sleek look while not compromising on performance. Both laptops feature a huge vent at its bottom-rear to allow for a better airflow, while promising the removal of thermal throttling. This cooling system is also pretty subtle as compared to other gaming laptops which typically adds inches to the laptop’s thickness. Even with the additional cooling system built-in, the Y530 and Y730 still looks slim and minimalistic with its matte black demeanour. It also has a lower profile with its toggle-able RGB lighting, allowing you to use it at professional settings.
Geared for Gaming
Both feature proper gaming displays of up to 144Hz, with the Y730 having G-SYNC support. This feature is a must-have in gaming terms as the amount of fluidity and advantage in the competitive gaming is extremely noticeable. In terms of processing capabilities, both come with up to Intel’s 8th Generation i7-8750H (6 cores) and up to NVIDIA’s GTX 1050Ti (4GB). It can also be stocked with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD and 2 TB of HDD (with the former having Intel Optane Ready storage). Weighing at a respectable 2.2KG / 2.3KG, the latest Legion laptops do seem pretty competitive on paper.
Full specs of the Legion Y530 and Y730 can be seen below:
||SRP $1,799||16 July 2018|
||SRP from $2,299||September (Lenovo.com)|
An even more powerful version of the Legion Y530, with GTX 160 (6GB), will come out this September at S$2,549. It will also feature a 144Hz display with up to 300nits of brightness.
For the LAN gamer at heart, or mini-PC enthusiast, the Legion Cube would be suitable for you. The Cubes also come in two variations, C530 and C730, with the differences following that of the Legion laptops. Their compact size of 231 x 332 x 242 mm packs in a ton power. It can be equipped with up to Intel’s 8th Generation i7-8700K (6 cores), as well as discrete graphics cards like NVIDIA’s GTX 1060 (6GB) and AMD Radeon RX 570 (4GB).
It also features up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as up to 512GB of M.2 PCIe SSD and 2 x 2TB HDD for your storage needs. You can be sure that your I/Os are covered too. At its front and back, there are more than sufficient USB ports, audio in/out, and even Ethernet port for low latency gaming.
Starting from 9KG, its weight might turn some off. Although much heavier than a typical gaming laptop, it still does make LAN gaming parties much more convenient.
Full specs of the Legion Cube C530 and C730 can be seen below:
The full press release can be seen below.
Lenovo refreshes Legion gaming brand with redesigned, reengineered and reimagined new offerings
- Lenovo welcomes new additions to its Legion brand that are uniquely tailored to match the needs of the modern gamer
- Industry-leading design and engineering deliver the ideal balance between aesthetics and performance: clean, sleek and more portable options that still pack a punch
- Lenovo will cultivate partnerships to bring together its Legion tribe both on and offline, fostering stronger local gaming ecosystems
- Fans and supporters received the chance to experience the Legion series hands-on at City of Tomorrow
SINGAPORE, August 2, 2018 – Gamers, are you ready to level up? Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today ushered in a new era for its Legion gaming portfolio, unveiling a power-packed lineup of hardware with stronger processing muscle, that is stylish on the outside, and savage on the inside.
In line with Lenovo’s plans to double down efforts in the gaming market, the latest Legion evolution showcases game-changing designs that are distinctively different from their predecessors and in sync with what gamers today are looking for. Lenovo conducted extensive research among more than 750 participants from around the world, learning from gamers themselves about their wants and needs to bring them the ultimate gaming experience.
Since its launch less than two years ago, Legion has gained a strong fan following, becoming a staple in gaming rigs worldwide and Asia Pacific – cementing itself as the top gaming laptop brand in Malaysia and #1 premium gaming laptop brand in Thailand.
“As the gaming community rapidly grows in Asia Pacific, it is important to cut through the stereotypes to understand what today’s gamer really wants: authenticity and portability. Furthermore, in such a fast-paced environment, devices need to be able to follow consumers wherever their passions take them. It’s no longer about housing the latest-generation specs, but also about having an appreciation for purposeful design that is both aesthetically pleasing yet incredibly functional,” said Eddie Ang, Country General Manager, Lenovo Singapore.
Specially engineered to address the desires and concerns of today’s gamer, the new offerings answer users’ calls for increased power, portability, customization capabilities and more. Performance-ready right out of the box, Legion’s expanded range couples top-of-the-line gaming specs with sleek, modern and purposeful design, helping players dominate the competition – and look impressive while doing it.
With the Intel® Optane™ technology, a smart system accelerator that improves the performance and response of PCs through adaptive machine learning, gamers can now launch their favorite titles up to 2.48x faster; load game levels up to 32% more quickly than on other PCs; and rapidly save their progress with up to 2.1x better overall system performance, basking in total uninterrupted gameplay.
The Legion family now includes:
Legion Y530 Laptop
This 15.6” gaming laptop guarantees serious power for the avid gamer, delivering more muscle per millimeter than any 15″ before it. Thermally optimized to run cooler and quieter with a full-sized white backlit keyboard, the Lenovo Legion Y530 is primed for those who demand gaming wherever life takes them. It is now available at a SRP of S$1,799 through Lenovo retailers and business partners.
Legion Y730 Laptop
The Y730 features the latest in gaming technology from Intel® and NVIDIA® wrapped in expertly crafted all-aluminum materials, forging a gaming laptop that is amazingly powerful and impossibly thin and light. It has over 16 million color combinations and effects visible from keyboard to ambient thermal lighting, for the ultimate customizable gaming experience. Prices and availability will be unveiled at a later date.
Legion C530 Cube
This 19-litre Cube offers tower-level gaming in a more portable design. It features the latest processors and discrete graphics, plus a dual-channel thermal system to eliminate heat inside. On the outside, it is an evolution of design that will look great in any room of the home – and can be easily carried there. Prices and availability will be unveiled at a later date.
Legion C730 Cube
Don’t let the compact size fool you – this 19-litre gaming PC has all the hardware players need for a breathtakingly immersive gaming experience. The latest Intel® K processing, NVIDIA® graphics, and overclocked Corsair® memory, all housed in a chassis featuring a dual-channel thermal system with RGB system lighting and transparent top panel, come together to deliver a truly evolved design. Prices and availability will be unveiled at a later date.
Legion T530 Tower
This explosively powerful 28-litre desktop has been redesigned from the ground up to deliver a bold new look that houses the latest Intel® gaming processors, discrete graphics, DDR4 memory, PCIe SSD storage and dual-channel cooling, all with external red system lighting. It is now available at a SRP of SGD$1,299 through Lenovo retailers and business partners.
Legion T730 Tower
Combine style with power with this 28-litre desktop starring: customizable RGB LED system lighting, a transparent side panel, optional liquid cooling, and extreme processing and graphics power with overclocking options to completely immerse gaming fans in their favorite titles. Prices and availability will be unveiled at a later date.
In terms of software, the new and improved Vantage Nerve Center now offers gamers more options in personalizing their set-up. Be it ramping up fan speed, turning on network priority or even adjusting keyboard lighting, the application helps boost system performance so players can take their gameplay to the next level.
Lenovo will also be furthering its efforts in developing local gaming ecosystems and providing increased support and engagement for Legion fans:
- The month of August will see Lenovo kicking off Rise of Legion, a new Esports league which will see top teams battling it out on Rainbow Six: Siege, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Dota 2!
- Participants can stand to win attractive prizes of up to $3,000, and are able to register their interest within the tournament microsite: http://tournament.legionlenovo.com/
- The newly revamped Legion website will also include more community features for fans to share and discuss the latest gaming and Legion news