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2020 Lenovo Legion portfolio strikes with a Coldfront

Lenovo Legion’s new savage gaming portfolio is now in Malaysia. Combining style and uncompromising performance, the 2020 line-up consists of the Legion 5 (AMD), Legion 5i, Legion 5Pi, Legion 7i, Legion Tower 5i, and IdeaPad Gaming 3i.

Pre-order deals

If you’re looking to refresh your gaming gear, Lenovo has some tasty deals lined up. When you pre-order the Legion 5i and Legion 5Pi from 1-15 June you stand to enjoy free gifts worth up to MYR5,436, including the Legion Y44w-10 Gaming Monitor, while stocks last.

You can head over to to pre-order the two new devices.

The Legion 7i, Legion Tower 5i, and IdeaPad Gaming 3i will hit Malaysian shores later in 2020.

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Key highlights

Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard

Lenovo’s ThinkPad typing experience is legendary in the notebook PC space. Inspired by this heritage, the Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard rocks 100 per cent anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times, and “soft-landing” switches that result in hair-trigger accuracy.

Superior key travel via its second transition curve design ensures a tactile gaming experience while anti-oil coating on keys resist abrasion and ensure durability.

The keyboard layout is ideal for gaming with full-sized keys and numpad. Optional four-zone RGB lighting is available on select Lenovo Legion models.

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Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0

Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 keeps your system cool and quiet. Heat kills performance, especially when thermal throttling kicks in. With Dual Burn, the system can push CPU and GPU to their gaming limits for more predictable framerates without thermal throttling.

A multipoint sensor array also works to cool down key components in anticipation of intense gameplay.

Battery life boost

Lenovo Legion gaming PCs will be the first to feature the new Advanced Optimus, designed in collaboration with NVIDIA to boost battery life.

Advanced Optimus dynamically switches between the integrated graphics processing unit and discrete NVIDIA GPU for optimum balance of battery life and performance. You can also manually disable the discrete graphics card for longer battery life via Lenovo Vantage’s Hybrid Mode.

In addition, Lenovo Q-Control 3.0 lets you switch between system voltage and fan speeds—Performance, Quiet, and Balanced.

Lastly, Rapid Charge Pro enables you to rapidly charge the notebook when juice is running low. It can charge from 0-50 per cent battery in 30 minutes. It also has a battery sip feature that instinctively release power in small doses for battery life consistency.

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Dynamic displays

The new Lenovo Legion notebooks offer HDR as well as Dolby Vision support on select panels, with at least 300 nits of brightness. Panels support 100 per cent sRGB colour gamut for lifelike visuals. Select panels also offer up to 240Hz refresh rates with under 1ms response times.

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Lenovo Legion 5 (AMD)

The Lenovo Legion 5 is the first product to feature the latest AMD Ryzen 7 4000 H-Series Mobile Processor. It boasts eight cores and 16 threads, and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics.

The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 retails from MYR3,599 and is slated for a June 2020 release.

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Lenovo Legion 5i

The Lenovo Legion 5i is the Intel-powered variant of the Legion 5, offering the same Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermal management, Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard, and improved battery life thanks to Advanced Optimus and Hybrid Mode. Wi-Fi 6 and Dolby Atmos support is built-in, and it also features Rapid Charge Pro.

Offered in Phantom Black, the Lenovo Legion 5i comes with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB PCIe SSD storage.

The Lenovo Legion 5i starts at MYR4,199 and is expected to be available in June 2020.

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Lenovo Legion 5Pi

The Lenovo Legion 5Pi is the Legion 5 on steroids. It ships with 10th Gen Intel Core H-series processors, up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 or GTX GPUs. What makes it stand out among the Legion 5 family is its minimalist design with a white backlit “Y” logo on the top panel and Iron Grey chassis.

The Lenovo Legion 5PI will retail from MYR6,399 and is expected to be available in June 2020.

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Lenovo Legion 7i

The ultimate premium gaming notebook features an all-metal exterior in Slate Grey hue with stylish RGB lighting accents along the base and through its cooling vents.

The 2.2kg notebook will blaze through intensive gameplay with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series overclocked mobile processor and advanced thermal management.

The 15-inch Lenovo Legion 7i will be available in Malaysia later in 2020.

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Lenovo Legion Tower 5i

The AMD Ryzen-powered desktop gaming PC is made for the avid gamer who seeks uncompromising performance. It comes with cool blue LED lighting, optional RGB internal lighting as well as liquid cooling. The chassis Is overlaid in Phantom Black with transparent side panels.

The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i will be available in Malaysia later in 2020.

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IdeaPad Gaming 3i

For gamers on a budget, the IdeaPad Gaming 3i notebook packs plenty for less. The 15-inch budget gaming notebook rocks an optional 120Hz refresh rate display and up to the 10th Gen Intel Core i7 H-Series mobile processor. It also features improved thermals with an extra heat pipe to its discrete GPU, plus dual thermal vents for better airflow.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i notebook will be available in Malaysia later in 2020.

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