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Lenovo Gaming Laptops: ‘Legion’ Y720 & Y520 Specs, Price & Release Date

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The new Legion Y720 gaming laptop. Source: Official Lenovo Blog

Lenovo is joining the laptop gaming arena with their new ‘Legion’ laptops. Lenovo is hardly the first PC company to jump into the niche market of hardcore gaming computers. Alienware, Razer, MSI, Asus, and HP now offer gaming laptops.

Lenovo’s ‘Legion’ series of gaming hardware will introduce an all-new ball game for the hallowed tech company. This will be the first hardware lineup of the company that is solely intended for gamers. The first products out of the ‘Legion’ line are the Y720 and the Y520. What are the differences between the two variants? Also, how will Lenovo inject their tech and design philosophies in their new gaming rigs? Read on.

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Lenovo Gaming Laptops: ‘Legion’ Y720 specs

Lenovo’s top tier gaming laptop is the Legion Y20. The specs are pretty impressive, and it should be, for its $1,399 price tag. The base configuration of the Legion Y720 features the latest Kaby Lake Intel Core i5-7300HQ processor, 8GB of RAM, and a matte 4K display. Lenovo has also adapted the multi-colored keyboard gimmick first introduced by the Razer line of laptops. Check out the Lenovo Legion Y720 product tour video below:

 

Source: Youtube / Lenovo

The laptop also features a top tier NVIDIA graphics card, the GeForce GTX 1060. The Y720 is also the first laptop to sport a Dolby Atmos certification for its speakers. Battery tops out at about five hours, which is pretty impressive for a gaming laptop.

Lenovo Gaming Laptops: ‘Legion’ Y520 specs

The Y520 is the lower end gaming laptop in the Legion series. It costs $899.99 and has a standard 1080p display; no 4K screen here, folks. The slightly low-end version of the GeForce mobile graphics card family, the GTX 1050 Ti, replaced the GTC 1060 used in the higher end Legion Y720. The Legion Y520 is also powered by the latest 7th generation Kaby Lake processors. Check out the official Lenovo product tour of the Y520 below:

 

Source: Youtube / Lenovo

The Y520 tops at 4 hours of battery life, which is still good, considering that it has a separate graphics card on board its system. Both laptops sport a full complement of ports, from the standard USB A to the USB Type-C. There’s also an HDMI port, which is a no-brainer for a gaming rig. Both laptops have a Thunderbolt 3 port, which makes it a relatively future proof laptop.

The jury is still out if Lenovo can truly penetrate the PC gaming market. With companies like Alienware and Razer dominating the scene, it’s hard to tell how gamers will receive these new players in the market.

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