Lenovo is refreshing their entire line-up at CES, and of course that means new Legion gaming gear. The new Legion 5 range is made for Creators and Gamers alike with plenty of power and large screens for both.
The new Lenovo Legion range includes the 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptops as well as the 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 laptops.There’s also a new range of Legion Gaming monitors and mice.
Lenovo will be offering the Legion 5 laptop range with either next-gen AMD Ryzen processors, or the latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and up to latest fully powered NVIDIA GeForce RTX Laptop GPUs for loads of power.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Series
Lenovo is launching the Legion 5 and 5i, with the difference being either an Intel (Up to 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900H) or AMD (Next-gen AMD Ryzen) processor with both models sporting a luxurious 16-inch WQHD (2560×1600) IPS displays in 16:10 aspect ratio which supports adaptive refresh from 165Hz to 240Hz. The AMD model does get a slight advantage with FreeSync compatibility as well as NVIDIA G-Sync, but the rest is essentially the same.
The laptops include options for up to 32GB of 4800Mhz DDR5 memory and up to 1TB PCle SSD (Gen4) of storage. Users will also be able to experience less lag with improved Wi-Fi 6E antenna and an 80Whr battery capacity and Super Rapid Charge which can charge the battery from zero to 80 percent battery life in just 30 minutes.
As a gaming machine, the Legion 5/5i Pro offer larger exhaust ports, as well as using a copper block mounted under the CPU as a heat sink and Lenovo has increased the size of the fan blades on the Lenovo Legion laptops by up to 40 percent from the previous generation to help keep the system quieter. Lenovo is now also offering Legion Coldfront 4.0 with improved noise suppression thanks to a noise-insulated chassis.
Lenovo will offer the Legion 5i Pro and Legion 5 Pro in a choice of either metallic Storm Grey and pearlised Glacier White hue – with different lighting options available to highlight each colour choice.
Lenovo has actually announced availability and pricing information for the Legion 5i Pro with the laptop expected in April where it will be priced starting at $3,299 AUD / $3,699 NZD. The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop (16”, 7) with next-gen AMD Ryzen processors is expected to be available starting May 2022 with pricing To Be Confirmed.
Lenovo Legion 5 Series
If something smaller is more up your avenue, the Lenovo Legion 5 series also offers a versatile option for gamers or creators. Powered by either Next-gen AMD Ryzen Processors or up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processors, the Legion 5 are a great all-rounder PC.
The laptops include a 15-inch WQHD resolution IPS display with 165Hz refresh rate, 100 percent sRGB color gamut and 3ms response, which of course includes support for Dolby Vision. There’s NVIDIA G-Sync support as well, with options for up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU on board.
Lenovo is offering the Legion 5 Series in both Storm Grey and Cloud Grey colour options, which includes a choice of 4-Zone RGB or white backlighting using the new Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting solution which has been built into the Legion TrueStrike keyboard. The Keyboard also now comes color matched in all grey with swappable WASD key caps for a customised look.
Lenovo has announced pricing and availability for the Lenovo Legion 5i laptop which includes the Intel Core processors, with the laptops expected to be available starting in April 2022 and will start at $2,399 AUD / $2,699 NZD. The Lenovo Legion 5 laptop (15”, 7) with next-gen AMD Ryzen processors is expected to be available starting May 2022 with pricing TBC.
While not hardware, Lenovo has also announced a new piece of software for gamers, Lenovo Arena.
Lenovo Arena is an amalgamation of all the gaming services, putting purchases from popular services like Origin, EPIC and Steam into one place. Using Lenovo Arena you’ll be able to search one place for all the purchases you’ve made to easily find the games you want to play.
Lenovo says that Arena will also let you see ‘top games played by other Legion gamers, click-to-purchase new games not owned, and earn rewards and game play-driven achievements’.
If this sounds good to you, Lenovo says that Legion Arena will be available as a free download from Lenovo.com and the Microsoft Store in select markets starting from March.
To support the new Legion 5 laptops, Lenovo has announced a range of monitors ranging from the Lenovo Legion Y25-30 gaming monitor to the entry-level Lenovo G27qe-20 & Lenovo G24qe-20. They’ve also announced the new M600s Wireless Mouse and M300s RGB wired gaming mice.
The Legion Y25-30 gaming monitor offers lightning-fast 240Hz refresh rate on the mid-size 24.5-inch Full HD In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel. The monitor comes equipped with AMD FreeSync Premium to enhance gameplay further.
The G-Series monitors include both the 24-inch G24qe-20 and the 27-inch G27qe-20 which Lenovo says have been designed for casual gamers of all walks of life. Both monitors include a 1ms moving picture response time (MPRT) and a 100Hz refresh rate, with up to 110Hz overclock available to ramp things up.
Lastly, Lenovo gaming mice. Lenovo has two gaming mice, the M600s and M300s. The substantive difference is wired vs wireless.
The Lenovo Legion M600s Wireless Gaming Mouse is lightweight for a wireless mouse, weighing just 75g. It can be used wirelessly with a low-latency/lossless connection sub 1ms via a 2.4GHz connection and Bluetooth, or can be connected via a wired USB-C cable. The mouse also features RGB lighting.
The Lenovo Legion M300s RBG Gaming Mouse is also lightweight at just 61g and features an ambidextrous design. The wired mouse connects to your computer with an ultra-soft cable for minimal drag and includes mechanical micro-switch buttons for up to 10 million clicks that’s fast for gaming and typing.
Lenovo has said that pricing and availability for all these accessories are still ‘To be confirmed’ so we’ll have to wait for more info.
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