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Lenovo really steps it up with the new Legion gaming laptops

Lenovo's new range of Legion gaming laptops rock GeForce RTX graphics, Corsair iCUE RGB keyboard and system lighting

By Anthony Garreffa from Jan 7, 2019 @ 23:21 CST

CES 2019 - Lenovo has really ramped up all aspects of its Legion gaming brand with what feels like a super-powered new launch of gaming products that look more like Razer gaming laptops than they would when you consider Lenovo isn't known as a gaming brand. Introducing the new Lenovo Legion gaming laptops:

Lenovo is splitting its Legion gaming laptops into a higher-end Y740 model that arrives with both 17-inch and 15-inch display options, while the Y540 will be a lower-end Legion gaming laptop. The higher-end Legion Y740 is a little more special as it rolls out with a Corsair iCUE RGB keyboard and system lighting that can be configured with software, so not only does the new Lenovo Legion Y740 look great, it includes what should be a great gaming keyboard.


The new Lenovo Legion Y740 can be optioned in both a 15-inch 1080p 144Hz display or 17-inch 4K HDR panels both with NVIDIA G-Sync support, an Intel Core i5-8300H or Core i7-8750H processor, and the latest GeForce RTX graphics from NVIDIA. They can be configured with 8/16/32GB of DDR4, up to 512GB of PCIe-based SSD, 512GB SATA SSD, and a 2TB HDD while the higher-end 17-inch model will support Intel Optane storage.


Lenovo will option the 15-inch Y740 with up to the GeForce RTX 2070 with Max-Q, with the option of the RTX 2060 as well while the GeForce RTX 2080 wiht Max-Q can be configured in the higher-end 17-inch Legion Y740.


All of the new Lenovo Legion gaming laptops are cooled by its in-house and now improved Legion Coldfront Cooling System that uses a dual-fan thermal design that will keep the gaming laptops cool when they're gaming on-the-go.

As for audio, Lenovo is using Harman Kardon speakers with Dolby Atmos Audio, too.

Pricing will be tricky as there are a few configurations, but we're looking at the Lenovo Legion Y740 starting at $1979 while the mid-range Y540 will begin at $929. The Y740 will be available in February while the Y540 will arrive in May.


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