Lenovo Legion

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Legion is coming to take 2021 gaming by storm. With Lenovo at the helm, seven new pieces of hardware will do battle with alien hardware, razor blades, course setting sailboats and plenty of acronym based brands. Their weapons? Four new AMD powered laptops and a brand new set of wireless gaming headphones. The gauntlet has well and truly been thrown down. Who dares challenge Lenovo’s Legion?

Seeing as how four Laptops and a pair of wireless gaming headphones is a lot of gear to drop all at once, we’re gonna move through the Lenovo Legion laptop line up unveiled at CES 2021 one by one. But first, let us touch on Lenovo’s choice for CPU and GPU. Becoming among the first laptops to feature the next-gen AMD Ryzen 5000 H-series Mobile Processors, each release delivers elite gaming performance alongside impeccable battery life. And when it comes to graphics, they’re equipped with the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 Series Laptop GPUs for gamers and creators. Offering realistic ray-traced graphics, cutting edge features and powerful artificial intelligence, it’s going to be a good year for gaming with Lenovo. Anyway, onto the laptops.

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Legion 7

Behold, the flagship Leono Legion Laptop. Decked out in aerospace-grade aluminium, the Lenovo Legion 7 is the ultimate machine for gaming, productivity and scrolling through Reddit. The new release comes with a 16″ 165Hz IPS display with 16:10 aspect ration, 2560 x 1600 resolution. NVIDIA G-SYNC and 100 per cent sRGB colour accuracy. It sounds impressive at a glance, but it’s through the AI engine that Legion has crafted its fanbase.

Lenovo claims its latest releases double down on this and offer the “highest possible framerates whether your game is CPU or GPU-intensive”. Further to this, the new Legion TrueStrike Keyboard cops innovative soft-landing switches that deliver deeper strokes with equal force on every strike.

The other big things to look out for with the new Legion 7 are the optional Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650, which brings
Type-C power for convenient charging options for non-gaming situations and the complementary free month of Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC that comes with each product in the Legion lineup. The new Lenovo Legion 7 will be available in Australia from March 2021, starting at AUD $3299.

Notable Specs:
16” 165Hz IPS display, Lenovo Legion AI Engine, Lenovo Legion AI Engine, Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management system, Nahimic Audio, 720p integrated webcam with E-shutter, Optional Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650.

Legion Slim 7

Want flagship performance in a slimmer form factor? The Legion Slim 7 is your best bet as the successor to the world’s lightest 15” gaming laptop. At under 1.9kg, this featherweight piece of hardware packs one hell of a punch and looks damn good while doing it inside its Shadow Black magnesium cum aluminium chassis.

Notable Specs:
15.6” IPS display, Lenovo AI Engine, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management, Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, Nahimic Audio, Fingerprint reader integrated into the power button, Optional Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650

Legion 5 Pro

Offering the same 16” 16:10 QHD display as the Legion 7, the Legion 5 Pro may be a step down from its flagship brethren, but with similar AMD and NVIDIA internals, this laptop is no pushover/

According to the brand, the new release has copped Coldfront 3.0 thermal management with multiple thermal sensors, a dual-fan design and quad-channel exhaust systems for better cooling. Additionally, the Legion 7 comes with Nahimic Audio for 3D sound, Intel Wi-Fi 6 and the Lenovo AI engine. The Legion 7 will be available in Australia from April 2021 and starts at AUD$2,849.

Notable Specs:
16” 165Hz IPS display, Lenovo AI Engine, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management, Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, Nahimic Audio, Intel Wi-Fi 6

Legion 5

Available in either 15” or 17” sizes, the Legion 5 is decked out in either Phantom Blue or Stingray White. Featuring the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5800H Mobile Processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPUs, AAA game titles have found a new home in 2021.

Notable Specs:
15.6” 165Hz IPS display, Lenovo AI Engine, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management, Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, Nahimic Audio, Intel Wi-Fi 6

Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset and S600 Gaming Station

Two products, two prices to be confirmed, and one epic combination. The Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset and S600 Gaming Station offer tournament-grade audio via 50mm audio drivers and endless comfort thanks to the stretchy headband. When the game is over, pip the headphones on the Lenovo Legion S600 Gaming Station and keep them charged up for the next time you pwn some n00bs. Oh, and it can charge your phone too.

Notable Specs:
50mm audio drivers, unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone, Qi-enabled wireless charging base (up to 10W output), receiving distance of up to 12m and latency of under 35m.

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