Lenovo is breaking into the gaming PC market in a big way by launching a new sub-brand it’s calling Lenovo Legion. The sub-brand is going to offer powerful gaming devices and will be particularly focused on growing Lenovo’s community of gamers. The Y720 and Y520 are the first Lenovo Legion laptops which the company says embody the modern gaming experience. They have been designed for enthusiast and mainstream players.
The company says that it has created these gaming notebooks after talking to thousands of gamers and understanding and anticipating their needs. The new laptops can be configured with up to the latest 7th generation Core i7 processors from Intel and the latest NVIDIA graphics cards. 16GB DDR4 memory and Thunderbolt 3 are onboard as well.
Lenovo Legion Y720, the flagship laptop, features an up to UHD 3840×2160 pixel resolution IPS anti-glare display and can also be configured with an up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card for VR use. It’s also claimed to be the first Dolby Atmos Windows-powered PC in the world.
Lenovo Legion Y720 will be available with an optional RBG keyboard so that it’s easier for gamers to play at night. The flagship laptop comes with an option of an integrated Xbox One Wireless receiver which can provide support for up to four controllers simultaneously.
The Legion Y520 features 2x2W Harman speakers with Dolby Audio Premium, an optional crimson backlight keyboard, up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card, and more. Both laptops are powered by Windows 10 Home, feature USB 3.0 and USB Type-C ports, aside from a bunch of preloaded software which includes Microsoft Office 2013, some Lenovo software, etc.
Lenovo Legion Y520 starts at $899.99 and will be available starting next month while the flagship Legion Y720 starts at $1,399 and will be available in April this year.