Gaming laptops have seen a dramatic increase in demand over the last few years. So much so, that almost all laptop manufacturers have a specific line of products meant for game enthusiasts. Among these companies, Lenovo is a recent newcomer having released only one generation of gaming laptops.
However, it seems that the company’s endeavor proved to be successful enough to determine Lenovo to start a new line of gaming laptops under the name Legion. The previous generation of models was under the IdeaPad brand, but it seems that Lenovo decided to adopt a more fitting name, employing a similar strategy to Asus’s well-known Republic of Gamers line of gaming products.
The company has recently revealed that the first two laptops under the Legion brand will be the Y520 and Y720 models. Both gaming laptops feature Lenovo’s tune-up software which allows gamers to use the laptops to the entire potential of their specs.
They both come equipped with Intel’s seventh generation i7 processors, as well as Nvidia’s 10-series GPUs. Furthermore, they include 16GB of DDR4 RAM, as well as the option to have either a 512 GB SSD or a standard 2 TB HDD. Out of the two laptops, the Y720 provides the superior gaming experience thanks to its 6 GB Nvidia GTX 1060. This allows the laptop to run a virtual reality headset such as the current Oculus Rift, or HTC Vive. However, future generations of headset won’t require such high requirements from PCs.
One of the major improvements and changes over the last generation of Lenovo’s gaming laptops consists of a new IPS display on both laptops, with the option of getting a 4K screen on the Y720. Although, it’s unlikely to be of much use in games and more likely just in everyday use.
The display of the laptops is linked to the bottom part of the laptop using two hinges placed more to the middle, showing a greater angle between on the outside. Furthermore, the Y720 gaming laptop comes with an Xbox One wireless controller, as well as an RGB backlight keyboard.
Lenovo has not revealed the release date of the laptops, which will be available at CES. However, the Y520 will cost you a $900, while the Y720 will drive gamers back $1,400.
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