While COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, here is some exciting news to help you through this difficult time. Lenovo will be releasing new laptops dubbed the 5i and 7i series, as part of their Legion gaming line.
Lenovo has a history of leaning into the value segment of the market while also providing high-end, high-budget options. We do know from the press release below that Lenovo will have configurations with a wide spectrum of GPU options: NVIDIA 1660 Ti up to NVIDIA 2080 Super. At this time, we do not know the benchmarks of the new Super line of GPUs, nor the new 10th Gen Intel CPUs that will also be in the new 5i and 7i Legion laptops.
While it’s difficult to see from the renders released by Lenovo, these do seem slightly redesigned. The chassis has a darker color and the side air vents appear to be closer to flush with the chassis this time around. These are welcomed changes, in my opinion.
Perhaps the most exciting feature of these new laptops is the new NVIDIA Advanced Optimus. With this technology, we should see improved battery life than in previous laptops that also leverage NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology.
If you’d like to see the predecessor to these new laptops, you can watch my review here.
Original press release follows.
Lenovo™ Legion Next-gen Gaming PCs to Feature NVIDIA® and Intel’s Latest Technologies
Up to the Latest NVIDIA GeForce® RTX 2080 SUPER™ GPUs with Max-Q Design and
10th Gen Intel Core™ H-Series Mobile Processors
April 2, 2020 – Lenovo Legion™ is set to deliver gaming enthusiasts with more immersive experiences. Its upcoming PC line-up will feature the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q Design and up to new 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors.
Powered by the new GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs with Max-Q Design on the new Lenovo Legion 7i laptop, gamers will enjoy higher clock speeds and new levels of realism in today’s AAA games. Its sibling, the new Lenovo Legion 5i laptop, will offer up to RTX 2060 GPU. Lenovo Legion’s new gaming PCs will also support NVIDIA G-SYNC™ technology for smoother, tear-free gameplay. Both new Lenovo Legion laptops will offer up to the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors too.
What’s more, the new Lenovo Legion PCs, including the Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion 5i, will also be the first to feature the new NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology for improved battery efficiency.1 Developed in collaboration with NVIDIA, Advanced Optimus dynamically detects GPU workloads and automatically connects either the NVIDIA GPU (for demanding workloads) or the IGP (for light workloads) to the display. This helps to preserve battery life when light workload applications are running and delivers maximum performance and framerates when games are being played.
The Lenovo Legion 5i and the Lenovo Legion Y540 laptops with the RTX 2060 GPU option will be available starting at US$999. Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion Y740 laptops with the RTX 2070 GPU will be available starting at US$1199. Availability will vary by region.