Lenovo announced the launch of three new gaming laptops in India – Legion 7i, Legion 5Pi, and Legion 5i. This ‘savage yet stylish’ product lineup from Lenovo Legion aims to redefine gaming with innovative gear, high performance, and more immersive gaming experiences.
Lenovo Legion 7i
Boasting of breathtaking visuals in a sleek body, the Legion 7i is built for consumers appreciating high performance and premium style in gaming laptops. This flagship gaming notebook by Legion is suitable for avid gamers who prioritize competitive eSports gaming, content creators, as well as professional artists.
Design and Display
This is the slimmest gaming notebook in a precision-crafted chassis jacketed in high grade, all-aluminum, thin and light design with 19.9mm, and weighing 2.2kgs. The gaming machine has been restyled with vertical vents and new lighting accents. The Legion logo with an integrated light accents the top cover, while a new light strip along the bottom and rear vents help to illuminate the bottom. All the lighting can be configured in the accompanied Corsair iCUE software for different RGB lighting effects.
The flagship Lenovo Legion 7i comes with colour-accurate IPS display, with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution that supports high dynamic range. Legion 7i guarantees high visual accuracy due to the 100% Adobe sRGB color gamut, and Dolby Vision with 500 nits of panel brightness. It also has 4 sided narrow bezels with 85.6% screen-to-body ratio, which guarantees absolute immersion. The device provides the latest NVIDIA G-Sync technology with 144Hz refresh rates, all with zero screen tearing or stuttering.
The Legion 7i TrueStrike keyboard is inspired by Lenovo’s heritage in innovative keyboard technologies, and it is built to withstand heavy long-term use. It is crafted with precision to deliver 100% anti-ghosting, sub-millisecond response times, and ‘soft-landing’ switches with 1.3mm key travel. The keyboard layout is ideal for gaming with full-sized number pad, larger arrow keys, 39% larger trackpad, anti oil coating, and the high abrasion aluminum stamping. It also has the ability to illuminate keys in over 16.8 million color combinations with Corsair iCUE environmental lighting array. Legion TrueStrike keyboard delivers extreme accuracy with up to 1.9x faster keyboard input speed, as verified by UL Labs.
The laptop houses an intelligent cooling system called the ColdFront 2.0, which is an improved synergy of hardware and software. It allows better airflow and lower system temperatures, so that the hardware can achieve high gaming performance by being substantially cooler and quieter than industry standards. Thanks to the new Dual Burn feature, gamers will also benefit from more consistent frames per second, without risking thermal inhibition.
The vapor chamber heat sink inside efficiently removes the heat to the two liquid crystal polymer fans with 73 blades to dissipate out of the four exhaust channels. There are six thermal sensors embedded in Legion 7i which constantly monitor the system temperature. According to tests by UL Labs, Legion 7i can perform at over 9 hours at maximum clock speeds with zero throttling.
Battery and Performance
Lenovo Legion 7i offers up to 8 hours of battery life with 80WHr battery and it also integrates smarter power features such as Hybrid Mode under the Lenovo Vantage Control, to prolong battery life. It also offers Lenovo Q-Control 3.0, which allows ultimate hands-on control over three system voltage and fan speeds – ‘Quiet’, ‘Balanced’, or ‘Performance’ modes. The Legion 7i users can access the Rapid Charge Pro capabilities, along with the laptop’s slim power adapter to recharge from 0% to 50% battery life in 30 minutes.
The laptop promises excellent speed with up to 10th Gen Intel Core i9 H-Series mobile processor, and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER™ GPU with Max Q graphics. The GPU is powered by the award-winning NVIDIA Turing architecture for an incredible performance and greater visual fidelity in the latest games.
Rahul Agarwal, CEO and Managing Director, Lenovo India said, “Since its launch, Legion has been successful in addressing the large dual-use consumer segment that uses these PCs for serious gaming, as well as several heavy-duty tasks. In a short span of two years, Legion is already the number two gaming PC brand in India with 23.5% market share in Q1 FY2021. The new wave of Legion continues to bring enhanced features and smarter technology for efficient work and play, and this range of PCs is a testimony to our consistent innovation. We promise unbridled machine performance, better keyboard technology, advanced thermal efficiency, and visual experience with the new gaming notebooks. Apart from Legion’s focus on designing ingenious products, we also continue to deepen our engagement with the gaming community through the recently launched (2020 edition) Rise of Legion tournament 3 and our global partnership with Apex Legends.“
Prakash Mallya, VP & MD – Sales, Marketing and Communications Group, Intel India commented on this launch, “Intel’s collaboration with Lenovo spans several decades of consistent innovation and user-convenience, across product categories. We are proud to be a part of this gaming journey along with Lenovo, as the team launches the new Lenovo Legion laptops powered by the latest Intel processors. The powerful 10th Gen Intel Core family of processors is the epitome of workload optimized platforms for great user experience. We are confident that the new Lenovo Legion lineup will offer amazing gaming experiences, with powerful technology, innovation, trust, and quality that resonates with the brand name.”
“GeForce RTX laptops are the ultimate gaming powerhouses, with the fastest performance, ray tracing capabilities and performance-boosting AI technology, packed into thin designs. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER™ lets gamers tackle the most demanding games, as well as challenging creative projects”, said Vishal Dhupar, Managing Director-NVIDIA Graphics Pvt Ltd
Lenovo Legion 5Pi and Legion 5i
Legion 5Pi comes packed with high-caliber features ideal for eSports enthusiasts and streamers, while Legion 5i is a mainstream gaming laptop that doesn’t skimp on the premium options. Both Legion 5Pi and 5i retain most of the features and smart attributes of the flagship Legion 7i.
Both the devices are powered by the latest 10th Gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor. The Legion 5Pi has the eye-catching “Y”-illuminated Legion logo on the top cover, with slim mylar bezels, up to 144Hz refresh rates, 100% sRGB display, a TrueStrike keyboard with four-zone RGB customization, ColdFront 2.0 with dual fans and quad ventilation and supports up to NVIDIA’s latest RTX 2060 GDDR6 for superior graphics. The Legion 5i comes with an iridescent Legion logo that adds to the minimalistic style quotient, IPS 1080p display with 120Hz refresh rate, the TrueStrike keyboard, and ColdFront 2.0 thermal solutions and supports up to NVIDIA GTX 1650ti GDDR6 graphics.
Legion 7i, Legion 5Pi and Legion 5i are available in Slate Grey, Iron Grey and Phantom black color variants respectively. Legion 7i pricing starts at INR 1,99,990; Legion 5Pi starts at INR 1,34,990, and Legion 5i starts at INR 79,990. Legion 7i and Legion 5i is now available on Lenovo.com and will be available across online and offline retail channels this week. Legion 5Pi will go on sale across all platforms later in August.