The Lenovo Legion 2023 devices are here for the CES 2023 extravaganza. As predicted, the latest series is meant for power users who like to play video games or use processing-hungry software. For this they’ve got a lineup of AI-tuned power-packed PCs, monitors and accessories to set a new precedence in PC gaming.
They’ve introduced the world’s first dedicated AI chip on gaming laptops – Lenovo Legion Pro 7 and 7i, as well as the Legion Pro 5 and 5i laptops. Gamers can take advantage of Tobii Horizon head tracking feature for the next level of immersive gameplay. The chip along with the Lenovo Vantage program for the FPS in monitors, and AI Engine+ makes use of machine learning software for unrivaled performance.
The 16-inch Legion Pro 7i and Legion Pro 7 laptops are powered by either the 13th generation Intel Core processors or AMD Ryzen 700 Series chipset. In conjunction with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX Next-Gen series laptop GPU, the ColdFront 5.0 with Hybrid Thermals and wider Vapor Chamber, gamers can expect high-end performance without any frame rate drops.
The machines get the WQXGA 2560×1600 PureSight Gaming Display with 240Hz variable refresh rate and a TrueStrike keyboard with Legion Spectrum per-key RGB customizable lighting. Lenovo Legion Pro 7i will be available at starting price tag of $1999.99. The Legion Pro 7 powered by AMD Ryzen processor will not be available in North America according to Lenovo.
16-inch Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Legion Pro 5 is an esports powerhouse thanks to the 13th Gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 7000 series processor mated to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX Next-Gen laptop GPU. Heating is taken care of by the ColdFront 5.0 with massive exhaust and intake systems, turbo-charged dual fan system, hybrid heat pipes and much more.
Here too the AI chip keeps tab of the CPU and GPU performance to provide the needed heat management. Just like the big brother, these two laptops get the PureSight Gaming Display at 16:10 WQXGA with up to 240Hz variable refresh rate, and Spectrum 4-zone RGB TrueStrike keyboard. Legion Pro 5i will start at $1479.99 and Legion Pro 5 at $1459.99. Both will be available starting April 2023.
For serious gamers is the 34L Lenovo Legion Tower 7i capable of running up to the 13th Gen Intel Core processors, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX next generation series GPU options and up to 64GB of 5600Mhz DDR5 RAM. Lenovo has fitted a larger VRM heatsink, up to six powerful-but-quiet ARGB fans, 3D patterned airflow-amplifying front bezel, and an optional liquid cooling system for peak gaming output.
Everything is complemented by the Legion 12-ARGB lighting effects on full display through the tempered glass side panel. The CPU will start at a price tag of $2479.99 with expected availability in April 2023.
Next up is the 26L Lenovo Legion Tower 5i and Tower 5 desktop PCs that come with 13th Gen Intel Core processor + NVIDIA GeForce RTX next-generation GPUs and AMD Ryzen 7000 processor + NVIDIA GeForce RTX next-generation series or AMD Radeon RX 7000 series respectively. Both can be loaded with up to 32GB 5600Mhz DDR5 RAM, and up to 2x 1TB SSD.
AAA titles and esports performance is a given with up to five ARGB lighting-equipped quiet fans and toolless glass side panel to peek into the RGB lighting. Tower 5i and Tower 5 will both be available starting May 2023 for a price tag of $1199.99 and $1299.99 respectively.
Of course, you’ll need to pair a high-end monitor to this setup and Lenovo has got that covered too with the 27-inch Lenovo Legion Y27qf-30 (QHD 2560×1440 resolution at 240Hz refresh rate) and Lenovo Legion Y27f-30 (1920×1080 resolution at 240Hz refresh rate) monitors. Both of them come with Natural Low Blue Light technology to help reduce eyestrain. Lenovo Legion Y27f-30 Monitor slated for May 2023 release date gets a starting price tag of $399, while the Lenovo Legion Y27qf-30 Monitor will start at $599 with May 2023 expected release time.