Lenovo has a wave of new CES 2021 Legion gaming laptops, with repairs across its entire range that have three things in common: AMD’s latest next-generation Ryzen 5000 processors, Nvidia’s next-generation GPUs, and intriguing starting points.
The flagship of the new range from 2021 is Lenovo Legion 7, which upgrades to a higher 16-inch display and 16:10 aspect ratio for a total of 11% increase in screen space compared to the old model. The features of this panel are also not inclined: it is a 2560 x 1600 IPS display with a refresh rate of 165Hz, response time 3ms, 500 nits brightness, HDR 400 certification with support for Dolby Vision and Nvidia G-Sync ̵
But the rest of the specs work in some of the biggest announcements of CES 2021: Legion 7 will offer next-generation AMD Ryzen 5000 processors (up to Ryzen 9, although Lenovo has not yet provided exact details), as well as Next-generation GPUs for Nvidia laptops (probably the RTX 3000 for mobile devices expected to be announced at this year’s show). It also offers up to 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM and up to 2TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD memory to round out the specs. The Legion 7 laptop will start at $ 1669.99, with an expected release date in June 2021.
For users who prefer a slightly lighter gaming machine, there is the Legion Slim 7, which is even thinner and lighter than the previous model weighing 4.2 pounds. Lenovo says it’s actually the thinnest and lightest Legion gaming laptop ever made. Like its better cousin, it will also offer next-generation AMD and Nvidia parts (although there are no specifics yet on the exact specifications). Legion Slim 7 displays offer a choice between a 15.6-inch 4K (3840 x 2160) IPS display with 60Hz refresh rate or a 1920 x 1080 panel with 165Hz refresh rate. It will be released in May, although there is still no price.
Next is the Legion 5 series, which has three new laptops: the Legion 5 Pro and both 15-inch and 17-inch versions of the regular Legion 5. All three models will be delivered in March, making them the first wave of Lenovo’s new range. to hit stores.
Legion 5 Pro will start at $ 999.99, but offers a similar display (16-inch, refresh rate 165Hz, 2560 x 1600 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio) as Legion 7. And although there are still the latest parts of AMD and Nvidia, it offers slightly worse maximum performance than its more expensive cousin, reaching the Ryzen 7 CPU and only 16 GB of RAM.
Finally, there is Legion 5, which will start at $ 769.99. Both will be on top of the next generation Ryzen 7, although they offer up to 32GB of RAM and a 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD. Both will include Nvidia’s new RTX graphics processors, but – like other Legion laptops – there are no details yet. The 15-inch model offers three screen choices, all 15.6-inch FHD panels at refresh rates of 165Hz, 120Hz and 60Hz, while the 17-inch model has options of 144Hz and 60Hz. The exact configuration prices will be available soon, but depending on what parts Lenovo offers for that price of $ 769.99, the Legion 5 can make an interesting entry-level gaming laptop.