While high-fidelity graphics and top-notch processing speeds are key to an optimal gaming experience, efficient cooling systems and solid keyboards are also equally important in that respect. In the pursuit for gaming superiority, Lenovo’s gaming arm, Lenovo Legion, has announced its latest line of gaming PCs and laptops equipped with its newest signature technologies — Lenovo Legion Coldfront 2.0, and Lenovo Legion TrueStrike Keyboard.
Building on from its initial version in 2019, Coldfront 2.0 serves as the thermal management system for the 2020 Lenovo Legion gaming PCs and laptops. This is done so thanks to a more efficient airflow to keep the machines cool and quiet, even for long gaming sessions. Most strikingly, it utilises the Dual Burn technology, which “pushes the CPU and GPU to their in-game limits” to give gamers a more consistent FPS (frames per second) with little to no risk of thermal throttling, that typically slows down PCs as temperatures rise.
Additionally, specific models come with Vapor Chamber Cooling Systems to dispel heat while generating cool air with dual liquid crystal polymer fans located within the chassis.
Lenovo Legion’s TrueStrike keyboards on the new laptops are manufactured to elevate inch-perfect gaming precision to a T, thanks to tactile, “soft-landing” switches that deliver 100% anti-ghosting, and sub-millisecond response times. These full-sized keyboards are also built to last with an anti-oil coating to resist abrasion.
In addition to the Coldfront 2.0 and TrueStrike keyboard technologies, the new Lenovo Legion PCs also come with improved battery life thanks to the new Advanced Optimus batteries designed in tandem with NVIDIA. These new batteries, with the help of the Lenovo Vantage software, dynamically switch between the use of the computer’s Integrated GPU for longer battery life, to the NVIDIA GPU for higher frame rates. The best part is that all this can be done without having to reboot the machine.
Leading the lineup of new laptops is the Lenovo Legion 7i. This premium 15-inch gaming laptop aims to “deliver unbridled performance for the most demanding users”. It is equipped to do so with up to 10th-gen Intel Core i9 H-series processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER GPU with Max-Q design, as well as an impressive Vesa DisplayHDR 400 15-inch Full HD display with up to 240Hz refresh rates for some supercharged gaming.
The Lenovo Legion 7i will be available from July 2020, and will retail from S$3,999 onwards.
Next in line is the Lenovo Legion 5Pi. This 15-inch model is built to strike a balance between style and substance, for gamers who want something a little more subtle in design. Despite its minimalistic design, it packs some serious punch, with the latest 10th-gen Intel core H-series CPUs and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs.
The Lenovo Legion 5Pi will launch in July 2020, and will retail for S$1,499.
The Lenovo Legion 5i and 5 are essentially the same laptop, but possess different processors. These laptops provide stellar visuals with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs, and 15.6-inch IPS 1080p displays with up to 240Hz refresh rates.In case you haven’t already caught on, the “i” in the name suggests that the model uses an Intel processor. Like most other laptops here, the 5i comes with the latest 10th-gen Intel i9 H-series processors, while the 5 is equipped with the latest AMD Ryzen 7 4000-H Series Mobile CPU.
The Lenovo Legion 5i will launch on mid-June 2020, and will retail from S$1,999. The Lenovo Legion 5 will launch sometime in July 2020, with a retail price starting at S$1,599.
Those looking for a more affordable option will look no further than the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i. This 15-inch model comes with up to 10th-gen Intel i7 H-series mobile CPUs, and has decent graphics with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPUs, with an optional 120Hz display.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is available now, and retails from S$1,699, with an AMD variant to be announced later this year.
For those who are interested in a new high-end battle station, the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i might serve as a feasible option. This tower PC is stacked with some top-of-the-line components to meet the ever-increasing demands of gamers across the market. Most importantly, it comes with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs for ultra-fast frame rates with 4K resolution. This is also where the Coldfront 2.0 thermal system shines, combining well with the Tower 5i’s 150-watt CPU cooler and larger intake fans, which lets air circulate faster throughout its massive 28-liter chassis.
The Lenovo Legion Tower 5i will be available from July 2020, with a retail price starting S$2,299. An AMD variant will be announced later this year.
Finally, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i is a more affordable option without sacrificing performance. This gaming tower PC sports a stylish, understated design, and provides some impressive gaming experiences with its Intel Core CPUs and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPUs.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre Gaming 5i will launch in July 2020, and will retail from S$1,399 onwards.
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