Lenovo isn’t a stranger to gaming products. For a while now, its gaming gear has been hiding behind generic ‘Y’ prefixes. Well, things are about to change for the better. Earlier this year at CES 2017, it launched a dedicated gaming sub-brand called Legion. And now Legion makes its official debut in Malaysia with two gaming notebooks – Legion Y720 and Legion Y520.
You may be asking, “Why now?” The official word is that Lenovo has spent time building and listening to a community of gamers to understand better the requirements of gamers. The new Lenovo Legion gaming line was born out of the gaming community’s demand for a superior gaming experience.
The Lenovo Legion line, however, will not be replacing the existing Y-series. Instead, only models released from 2017 onwards carry the Lenovo Legion name.
Lenovo Legion Y520: Affordable 1080p gaming
If you’re a gaming enthusiast and not looking to shell out too much for a rig, then the Legion Y520 may be for you.
Powered the a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 “Kaby Lake” processor with up to 8GB of DDR4 RAM, the 15.6-inch lappie also comes equipped up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR5 memory.
For storage, you can configure it up to a 256GB SSD.
Here are four available configurations:
- Intel Core i5-7300 HQ / 4GB DDR4 / GTX 1050 2GB / 1TB HDD (5400rpm) – MYR3,299
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 4GB DDR4 / GTX 1050 4GB / 1TB HDD (5400rpm) – MYR4,219
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ / 4GB DDR4 / GTX 1050 Ti 4GB / 128GB M.2 PCIe SSD, 1TB HDD (5400rpm) – MYR4,919
- Intel Core i7-7700HQ, 8GB DDR4 / GTX 1050 Ti 4GB / 256GB M.2 PCIe SSD, 2TB HDD (5400rpm) – MYR5,419
The Legion Y520 is available now at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi-Brand stores.
Lenovo Legion Y720: VR-ready gaming
While the Legion Y520 satisfies the entry-level, budget gaming market, the Legion Y720 comes “VR-ready.”
The higher-rung gaming notebook is powered by the 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ chip with 8GB of DDR4 RAM.
In the graphics front, the Lenovo Y720 sports the more powerful NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 with 6GB of GDDR5 memory.
It comes with a redesigned backlit keyboard and Lenovo’s cooling system.
Disappointingly, it comes only with a 1TB HDD storage option, although Lenovo says it will bring SSD configuration options in the near future.
It packs a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS display and is also the world’s first notebook to receive a Dolby Atmos certification.
The Lenovo Y720 retails from MYR6,099 and will be available from Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi-Brand stores at the end of this month.
Expect to see more of the Lenovo Legion brand in the coming months. Lenovo says consumers can expect more products, more events and also team sponsorship in the future.