Tech giant Lenovo, through its gaming brand Legion, is releasing new gaming devices equipped with the latest hardware from Intel and NVIDIA that are designed to provide a truly immersive experience for gamers.
The new gaming machines will come with Intel’s 9th Generation processor, whose specifications were revealed at the 2019 Game Developers Conference. Its key features include Intel Optane Memory H10 SSD which enables quicker system performance and responsiveness.
For Lenovo Philippines Country General Manager Michael Ngan, the update of the Legion lineup bolsters the company’s goal of providing supreme performance. “Enhanced and realistic graphics are now the norm in PC gaming and those without the latest technology are simply unable to play. By providing the right tools, we at Lenovo are not only giving gamers the chance to play games, but we’re also giving non-gamers an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a new environment,” said Ngan.
Ngan also adds that the devices will cater to gamers who want to share their experiences through online streaming. “Thanks to the booming popularity of eSports and gaming in general, video game streaming has become very lucrative and we recognize that a lot of people want to get in on it. The boost catered by Intel and NVIDIA will surely help produce popular content since they not only provide the power needed to play new and upcoming games, which people want to see, but also make the process a lot easier,” he said.
During Intel’s showcase at the GDC, the 9th Gen processors were revealed to deliver 34 percent faster video editing than the previous generation and are designed to run modern games like Hitman 2 at 10 percent more frames per second than the 8th Gen processors.
Lenovo’s upcoming Legion machines will also come with NVIDIA’s GTX 16 series graphics card which provides 1.4X more power efficiency than the previous generation. High quality streaming is assured through the card’s dedicated hardware encoders that deliver 15 percent improved efficiency and its optimization with Open Broadcaster Software (OBS).
Topping off the new features is the NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card. A true gaming beast, the card has up to 6X the performance of previous-generation cards and brings the power of real-time ray tracing and artificial intelligence for enhanced graphics.
A total of four Legion devices will be hitting Lenovo authorized resellers nationwide this June. These are the Legion Y740, Legion Y540, IdeaPad L340 Gaming, and Legion T530.
Announced during the inauguration of the first Legion Concept store at SM City North EDSA, the Legion Y740 has more than enough power to enjoy games to the maximum settings with its NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card with 6GB VRAM, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD storage, and Intel Core i7-9750H processor. The Legion Y740 will be priced at P119,995.
Buyers of the Legion Y540 can choose among three variants:
• A variant with NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card with 6GB VRAM, 1TB SSD storage, 16GB RAM, and Intel Core i7-9750H processor. It will be available for P99,995.
• A variant with NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti graphics card with 6GB VRAM, 1TB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, and Intel Core i7-9750H processor. It will be available for P89,995.
• A variant with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB VRAM, 512GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, and Intel Core i5-9300H processor. It will be available for P69,995.
IdeaPad L340 Gaming
Ideal for those looking to get the best value for their money, the IdeaPad L340 Gaming is coming out in two variants:
• A variant with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB VRAM, 1TB + 128GB SSD storage, 8GB RAM, and Intel Core i7-9750H processor. It’ll be available for P59,995.
• A variant with NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card with 4GB VRAM, 1TB storage, 8GB RAM, and Intel Core i5-9300H processor. It will be available for P49,995.
Lenovo is returning to the desktop gaming market with the Legion T530. It is equipped with NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card with 6GB VRAM, 1TB SSD storage, 16GB RAM, and Intel Core i7-9700 processor. The Legion T530 will be available for P89,995.
All devices run on Windows 10. To meet the ever-increasing demands of games, all Lenovo Legion notebooks come with a standard minimum of 8GB RAM, and every device will also have a backlit keyboard for added flair. The notebooks will have 15.6” FHD IPS slim bezel display, with the Legion Y740 and the NVIDIA RTX 2060 variant of the Legion Y540 also having 144Hz support.
As a bonus for buyers, Lenovo is giving all of its latest gaming and Legion notebooks 2-Year Premium Care out of the box support. This entails services such as 24/7 support from the company’s senior tech resources, on-site warranty wherein Lenovo’s staff will go directly to the customer’s location for troubleshooting, and Zero Tolerance to Dead Pixel service, an offering that repairs displays even if it has only a single dead pixel.
Customers can also take advantage of Lenovo’s Back-to-School Promo, wherein they can get exclusive Legion accessories for free. From May 11 to June 30, buyers of the Legion Y740 can get a Legion Y Gaming Headset, Legion M200 Gaming Mouse, and Legion K200 Gaming Keyboard worth P10,000, while those who avail the Legion Y540 will be given the Legion M200 Gaming Mouse and Legion K200 Gaming Keyboard worth P7,000.
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