It’s barely a year old but Lenovo Legion, Lenovo’s dedicated sub-brand for gaming, has already created a dent in the gaming universe. Today at the annual E3 expo, the brand unveiled a new sophisticated look alongside a new family of six gaming PCs – the Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 notebooks, T730 and T530 towers and C730 and C530 cubes.
If you’ve noticed, the new Lenovo Legion looks more understated and sophisticated. Cool cat, if you will, but ready to roar and pounce at an instant.
Whether you’re engaged in battle royale gameplay or role-playing action adventures, the new hardware will deliver sizzling performance while keeping ice cool with new improved thermals.
Lenovo said it listened to feedback from thousands of gamers – from professionals, parents to students – everyone who share a deep passion for gaming. The result is stylish hardware sans the flashy, over-the-top look, while delivering ultimate performance. True to its promise of being different, and customer-centric.
Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 notebooks
The new Lenovo Legion notebooks were engineered for gamers on-the-go – those who play the hottest gaming title at lunch, but need to attend an important meeting later. With new understated looks, the new notebooks won’t feel out of place in the meeting room.
Rather than having two notebooks doing two widely different things, the Lenovo Legion Y730 and Y530 let you transition from work to play effortlessly.
The Y730 is made of machined aluminium and anodised in sophisticated Iron Gray, also showcasing ultrathin borders around its Full HD IPS display.
The Y530 on the other hand is available in Raven Black, with a top cover texture that radiates out from the “O” in its Legion emblem.
The notebooks are thinner, lighter and sleeker than before, and look perfect with the Lenovo Y Gaming Armored Backpack.
The challenge with thin and light form factors is always thermal. Lenovo has invented a dual-channel cooling system with additional side vents and multi-length, multi-rotational fan blades in the new notebooks. This improves airflow by 16 percent, resulting in 10 percent cooler system temperatures compared to before. This also delivers whisper-quiet operations.
Under the hood, both notebooks rock up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti GPUs and run Windows 10 out-of-the-box.
They offer optional 144Hz Full HD IPS displays with bright 300-nit panels.
What’s awesome and a world’s first for a gaming notebook is the integration of a Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Dolby Sound Radar.
The higher-end Y730 is offered with a 17-inch or 15-inch screen and optional 16GB CORSAIR DDR4 overclocked memory.
It’s also the world’s first gaming notebook with a CORSAIR iCUE RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting. The six custom macro “Y” keys lets you customise more than 16 million colour combinations.
Lenovo Legion C730 and C530
I was always a fan of the space-saving cube form factor, and the new Lenovo Legion C730 and C530 caters to people like me. They give gamers space savings while not compromising on desktop-level gaming performance.
The new cubes come in a redesigned 19L Iron Gray chassis, more compact and lighter than before. The top handle makes it easy to carry.
There’s a transparent top panel that offers a bird’s eye view into the heart of the rig – a nice touch. It reveals an optional RGB system lighting on the C370, or a red LED system lighting on the C530. Both offer full customisation via Lenovo Vantage.
To compare, the C530 is more the mainstream and accessible of the two. The C730 is undoubtedly a step up in terms of features and hardware specs.
It rocks up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs, up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors and optional overclocked 32GB CORSAIR DDR4 memory.
VR-ready, the cubes also feature Dolby Atmos for a more immersive gaming experience.
In terms of cooling, the new cubes incorporate a dual-channel thermal ventilation system for more efficient cooling.
Lenovo Legion T730 and T530 – power towers
For the ultimate killer gaming setup, look no further than the Lenovo Legion T730 and T530.
Both towers sport a polished design in a 28L chassis. The Raven Black Lenovo Legion T530 shares the same subtle top texture as the Y530 notebook. It features red lighting behind its thermal venting.
Meanwhile, the T730 has full internal and external RGB system lighting, hiding behind a clear window on the side.
The VR-ready towers boast up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPUs and up to the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processors.
The top-of-the-line T730 has the additional benefit of adding optional 32GB DDR4 overclocked CORSAIR VENGEANCE memory and up to two 512GB PCIe RAID 0 SSD or 2TB SATA HDD storage.
Both towers feature dynamic sound from Dolby Atmos.
The T730 gains optional Asetek liquid cooling for reliable, whisper quiet heat dissipation.
The cool thing is, the towers offer tool-free upgradability, so you an easily swap out the latest GPU, memory or storage with just a press of a button. Yes, no tools.
Pricing and availability
- The 17-inch Lenovo Legion Y730 Laptop will start at USD1,249.99 and the 15-inch model will start at USD1,179.99, both available on www.lenovo.com and select local retailers in September 2018.
- The 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y530 Laptop will be available starting USD929.99 on www.lenovo.com and select local retailers starting in June 2018.
- The Lenovo Legion T730 tower will be available on www.lenovo.com and select local retailers starting at USD929.99 in August 2018.
- The Lenovo Legion T530 tower will be available on www.lenovo.com and select local retailers starting at USD829.99 in August 2018.
- The Lenovo Legion C730 cube will be available on www.lenovo.com and select local retailers starting at USD929.99 in August 2018.
- The Lenovo Legion C530 cube will be available on www.lenovo.com and select local retailers starting at USD829.99 in August 2018.
For more information, visit www.lenovo.com.