Lenovo's new Legion laptops rock GTX 1060, Kaby Lake

Lenovo's new Legion gaming notebooks are tailor-made for performance gaming on-the-go.

Published Tue, Jan 3 2017 3:10 AM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:57 AM CST

CES 2017 - Lenovo has announced its new "Legion" duo lineup of performance gaming notebooks, complete with Intel seventh-generation Kaby Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10-series video cards.

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Lenovo's revamped Legion offering includes two 15.6-inch models: the Y720, which is the premium high-end model, and the Y520, which is the runner-up model. Lenovo will allow users to tailor-make either model to meet their price point and needs.

The base $1,399 Y720 configuration features an Intel i5-7300NQ CPU (upgradable to a i7-7700HQ), an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM, a 1080p display (upgradable to 4K), 16GB of DDR4 RAM, and 2TB of storage.

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Although the models both feature 15.6-inch screens, there are some pretty differences between the two. The Legion Y520 is apparently limited to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 video card--unlike its more expensive sibling, which features a VR-ready GeForce GTX 1060 GPU--but the graphics option can be upgraded to a GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.

The premium Y720 also features a DisplayPort port, Dolby Atmos sound as well as an integrated wireless Xbox One controller receiver. The Y720 also features a Type-C port for speedy transfers, along with a decent four-cell battery that lasts up to five or so hours on a charge.

Again, the Y520 is limited to just two HDMI ports, no Type-C port, and has Harman speakers instead of Dolby Atmos.

The Legion Y720 starts at $1,399 and will ship in April 2017, whereas the Y520 starts at $899.99 and will ship in February 2017.

We'll be sure to update our post once we get more info on Lenovo's new Legion gaming notebooks.

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