Lenovo unveils their latest gaming desktops and laptops

by Hugo Hsu

Lenovo announced a dozen new and refreshed gaming desktops and laptops, as well as a spattering of accessories that includes an external GPU box. This latest roundup comes with new and updated configurations, leveraging the latest mobile CPUs from AMD (Ryzen 4000) and Intel (Comet Lake-H).

Intel has been given priority treatment in regard to its availability and the strength of its configurations. Here is a reference guide that may be handy.

  • 15-inch Legion 7i, which will be available as from May 2020 at a starting price of US$1,599.99
  • Legion Y740Si, also available as from May 2020 at a starting price of US$1,999.99
  • 15-inch Legion 5i, May 2020 coming at a starting price of US$829.99
  • 17-inch Legion 5Pi, not available in the United States
  • 15-inch Legion 5Pi, also not available in North America
  • 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3i, available as from May 2020 at a starting price of US$729.99
  • 15-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 (AMD), it will be available later this year
  • Legion Tower 5 (AMD), also arriving later this year
  • Legion Tower 5i available as from May 2020, starting from US$799.99
  • 15-inch Legion 5 (AMD)-starting at US$849.99 and will be available as from May 2020
  • 17-inch Legion 5i- starting at US$1129.99 as from May 2020
  • IdeaCentre Gaming 5 (AMD), this one is not available in North America
  • IdeaCentre Gaming 5i, also not available in North America

To clear confusion systems denoted with “i” represents ones using an Intel CPU, while the ones that have AMD in brackets represent systems that use AMD configurations.

As you can see, most of the systems are using Intel CPUs, and most of the systems that use AMD CPUs will be released after the Intel ones have been released. Some of the systems will also not release in North America, and Lenovo did not state their pricing or availability.

Lenovo unveils their latest gaming desktops and laptops - Laptop

Legion Y740Si is the lightest and thinnest laptop, weighing 3.74 pounds. It comes with a 4K display, and it is powered by a 10th generation Intel Core i9 Comet Lake-H processor.

All the unveiled laptops are pretty fast for most people. Most of the other laptops also come with a 1080P resolution.

Lenovo also unveiled desktop PCs, Legion Tower 5 (AMD), and Legion Tower 5i, but the company did not go deep into their features. However, it stated that they provide high performance, and they will be offered with up to a GeForce RTX 2080 Super GPU.

Finally, Lenovo unveiled a few peripherals that include Legion M600 wireless gaming mouse, Legion Y25-25 monitor (24.5-inch, IPS, Full HD, 240Hz) Legion K300 RGB gaming keyboard, Legion M300 gaming mouse, and the BootStation eGPU that will be available as of May 2020 starting at US$249.99 by itself, or bundled with a Radeon RX 5700 XT or GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card.

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