Seeking to catch a strong footing in the immensely competitive gaming industry, Lenovo has announced a refresh to its portfolio of gaming products marketed under its Legion brand.
The latest release by Lenovo in their Legion family includes desktop towers, which are prefixed “T” with the T530 and T730, smaller-form ‘cube’ desktop PCs that are prefixed “C” with the C530 and C730, and laptops, which have “Y” initials, with the Y530 and Y730.
As one of the youngest names in the gaming scene, Lenovo is vying to position Legion as a community sensation, promising to foster partnerships and nurture conversation and sharing amongst its users.
In a rapidly-changing market of gamers, which has become increasingly less male-dominated, and enjoys a more eclectic range of ages and backgrounds, Lenovo’s new family of gaming products reflects this change. Laptops are sleeker with an understated strength, and desktop PCs are less gaudy – designed with “authenticity and portability” in mind.
Laptops have been redesigned with slimmer bezels, following the trend that enables manufacturers to pack full-sized displays into a smaller form factor.
Joining its laptop family is the 15.6” Legion Y530 Laptop, which packs a full-sized backlit keyboard, 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8750H Hexa Core 4.1 GHz processor, along with 24GB memory configured with 8GB of DDR4 RAM + 16GB Intel Optane memory. Graphics is provided by the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB DDR5.
Priced at a SRP of SGD 1,799, the Y530 comes with two years of premium on-site warranty. Configured with an additional 250GB of SSD storage to the 2TB HDD on board, the Y530 retails at SGD 2,099.
The Y730 tops that with up to 34GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512GB of PCIe NVMe SSD storage o top of a 2TB HDD. It also features Dolby Atmos Speakers designed for gaming, along with a single Thunderbolt 3-capable USB-C port. Pricing and availability of this model for Singapore ha yet to be announced.’
For its desktop tower offerings, the Lenovo T530 begins at an SRP of SGD 1,299, packing an 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400 Processor with 24GB of memory configured as 8GB DDR4 RAM + 16GB Intel Optane memory.
It also features Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050Ti DDR5 4GB Graphics, and retails at SGD 1,299, coming with three years of on-site warranty. The i7-8700 version comes in at SGD 1,699.
Lastly, with pricing and availability to be confirmed, the Tower T730 the smaller Cube C530 desktop PCs both offer 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8700K processors (the one on the Tower is the unlocked “K” version), and pack Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphics.
For storage, both have a 2TB HDD, which can be coupled with a 512GB M.2 PCIe SSD on the Tower, and with a smaller 256GB PCIe SSD on the Cube. Memory on both desktop PCs come in at 32GB, with the Tower variant utilising Corsair Vengeance RAM sticks.
Both offer Dolby Atmos Audio and Sound Radar for the ultimate in spatial awareness and reaction time.