With the latest update to its Legion gaming lineup, Lenovo is putting a lot of effort into AMD's Ryzen processors to get the performance, performance, and battery life you need. Rightly, AMD's latest 7nm Ryzen 4000 mobile processors have garnered a lot of attention and praise for their performance and affordable price, making them great for a portable gaming system.
The 4000 series is not yet available for desktops, but Lenovo also has a new gaming desktop that, in addition to the latest Nvidia RTX graphics, relies on AMD's still powerful and powerful Ryzen 3000 desktop family.
Lenovo's mobile legion is growing
In addition to the 15-inch Legion 5 Ryzen-powered laptop that is already on the market, Lenovo offers gamers an even larger 17-inch option.
Like its smaller sibling, the 17-inch gaming laptop Lenovo Legion 5 also offers a lot of performance and combines the mobile CPU of the Ryzen 4000 H series from AMD with the GeForce RTX 2060 graphics from the rival Nvidia.
With the integrated Harmon Kardon speaker system for audio and a fast refresh rate display of 144 Hz with FHD resolution, you get the same impressive Dolby Atmos audio tuning. With the Lenovo Legion ColdFront 2.0 thermal technology, everything is kept cool.
However, with a battery life of 7.5 hours and support from Rapid Charge Pro, our expectations for gaming laptops remain low.
The 15-inch Legion 5 starts at $ 759, while the 17-inch Legion starts at $ 1,089 when it starts in September.
There will also be an updated version of the Legion 5 in the form of the Legion 5P for e-sports, with more RAM and more tuning control to maximize system performance. However, this system will not be available in North America.
If you don't need all of that power, but want to stay in the Ryzen ecosystem, Lenovo's 15.6-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 may be a great companion for casual gaming. This system is complemented by the Ryzen 7 4800 H-Series AMD processor and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics.
While you won't get the simulated Dolby Atmos tuning from the premium legion configurations, you'll benefit from Dolby Audio sound through the two speakers, and the system can support up to 1TB of SSD, 32GB of DDR4 memory, and an update from 120 Hz can be configured rate display.
The IdeaPad Gaming 3 starts at $ 659 when it launches later this month.
Legion Tower 5 desktop
With the Legion Tower 5 desktop, Lenovo has given up the sculptural exterior aesthetics of the desktop in favor of flatter surfaces that make it look minimal. The simpler design makes the Legion Tower 5 more suitable for games and work when needed. The combination of Ryzen 9 3950X and GeForce RTX 2070 GPU allows the system to do most of the tasks you need to do.
Even with a desktop there is a lot of flexibility when it comes to expansion, and the tower can be configured with up to two 1 TB SSDs and two 2 TB 3.5-inch hard drives for storage, as well as a full 128 GB DDR4 memory .
To ensure that everything went smoothly, Lenovo said it had improved the system's thermals with larger fans, a 150-watt cooler, and an optional 200-watt liquid cooling. Legion Tower 5 will be available in October at prices starting at $ 829.
Lenovo also announced a scaled-down IdeaCentre Gaming 5 for casual gamers featuring AMD's Ryzen 7 3700X processor and GeForce RTX 2060 graphics. Unfortunately, this system will not arrive in North America.