Earlier today, Lenovo launched two new gaming laptops for local gamers. Lenovo has decided to fold all its gaming class products into a new sub-brand called Legion, beginning with the newly launched 15.6-inch Legion 720 and Legion Y520 gaming laptops.
According to Lenovo Malaysia’s Country General Manager, Khoo Hung Chuan, Legion is designed with the needs of modern gamers in mind. Factors such as flexibility, portability, and DIY upgrading were all taken into consideration. With PC gaming being a huge past time for many in Malaysia, Legion would be the banner through which Lenovo can rally the local gaming community.
“Malaysia has definitely made its mark in the gaming industry, securing its spot in the top 25 gaming countries in the world,” said Khoo, referring to a survey done by Newzoo earlier this year. “Legion is the perfect showcase of our commitment to gaming innovation and to the endless possibilities in the gaming sector,” he added.
At the lower end, the Legion Y520 has enough variants with different specifications that should satisfy the needs of many games. The first one comes with Intel’s Core i5-7300HQ CPU, 4GB DDR4 RAM, the entry level 2GB VRAM NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 GPU, and 1TB 5400rpm HDD. Next, there’s the one with Intel’s Core i7-7700HQ, currently the best mobile CPU Intel offers, and a 4GB VRAM version of the GTX 1050 instead. The third variant takes another step up by replacing the 1TB HDD with a speedy 128GB M.2 PCIe SSD, while the GPU is also a more powerful 4GB GTX 1050 Ti. Finally, gamers can also opt for the most powerful (to date) Y520, which upgrades the SSD to a 256GB one and the RAM to 8GB, with an additional 2TB HDD in the mix. The prices for the four variants are, respectively, RM3,299, RM4,219, RM4,919, and RM5,419.
If that’s not enough for you to game on, fret not! Because the higher end Y720 comes with not only an Intel Core i7-7700HQ processor, but also 8GB of DDR4 RAM, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU with 6GB of VRAM, more than capable of handling most games without issue. It also has a backlit keyboard featuring RGB lighting, the option for a 4K screen, and support for the Razer Core external GPU enclosure. The Y720 will cost RM6,099 for those who choose to go for a 1080p display, while the 4K variant currently has an unconfirmed price.
All variants of the Legion Y520 are now available for purchase in Malaysia, but you’ll have to wait till the end of March to get your hands on the Legion Y720.