Lenovo Officially Launches “Legion” in Malaysia; A Dedicated PC Gaming Sub-Brand
Even Lenovo now has a specialized gaming line of products.
Most computer brands will usually release a line of products that will generally cater to everyone. When there’s a need to cater to a specific niche, it’s not uncommon for these brands to do so under a different sub-brand to differentiate from their usual offerings.
It looks like Lenovo is doing that as well. Built specifically for the gaming crowd, Legion by Lenovo is a dedicated sub-brand line aimed at making the gaming experience even better for gamers.
Legion by Lenovo
With the rise in popularity of gaming in Malaysia, Lenovo is officially taking a cannonball into the gaming crowd with their Legion line of products. Lenovo is aiming to please those who are looking for performance, flexibility, and immersive experiences.
Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Malaysia & Singapore for Lenovo Central APAC, said:
Legion is the perfect showcase of our commitment to gaming innovation and to the endless possibilities in the gaming sectior. Malaysia has definitely made its mark in the gaming industry, securing its spot in the top 25 gaming countries in the world.
Of course, they can’t launch Legion without some products to show for it so at the launch event, they unveiled the Lenovo Legion Y720 and Lenovo Legion Y520 gaming laptops. These laptops are apparently targeted to gamers who spend an estimated 20 hours per week gaming across all devices. Let’s take a look at each of them.
Lenovo Legion Y720
The Lenovo Legion Y720 is the world’s first Windows-based Dolby Atmos-capable PC. It’s to have an immersive audio experience and an optional integrated Xbox One Wireless receiver, which will make it easier to use the Xbox One controllers.
Sporting a keyboard with optional multi-colour backlight feature and top-notch performance, it has a 15.6-inch UHD IPS anti-glare display for a consistent and wondrous visual experience.
The Y720 is said to be able to support up to 4 controllers simultaneously and allow gamers to share VR gaming experiences with friends. The Lenovo Legion Y720’s official price will start from RM6,099, and will be available for purchase at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi Brand Stores.
For the full specifications of the gaming laptop, check it out just below here:
- Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700HQ
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5
- RAM: 8GB DDR4
- Storage: 1TB SATA HDD 5400rpm
- OS: WIndows 10 Home
- Display: Up to 15.6-inch 4K Display
- Audio: 2x 2W JBL Speakers and 3W Subwoofer Dolby Atmos
- Battery: 4-cell, 60WHr Li-Polymer Battery
- WLAN/Wi-Fi: 2x 2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Dimensions: 380 x 277 x 29 (mm); 14.96 x 10.9 x 1.14 (inches)
- Weight: Starting at 3.2kg (7.05 lbs)
Lenovo Legion Y520
The Lenovo Legion Y520 on the other hand is said to be the better choice for gamers who are always on-the-go. Powered by a 7th generation Intel Core i7 processor, it has an optional red backlit keyboard.
It’s also equipped with Harman-certified speakers and optimised thermal engineering to combat heat. Meaning here that not only will gamers enjoy great sound quality from the speakers, gamers will not have to worry about the laptop overheating.
The Lenovo Legion Y520’s official price will start from RM3,299 onwards, and will be available for purchase at Lenovo Exclusive Stores and Lenovo Multi Brand Stores.For the full specifications of this gaming laptop, check it out just below here:
- Processor: 7th Gen Intel Core i7 processor
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
- RAM: Up to 8GB DDR4
- Storage: 256GB PCIe SSD or 2TB SATA HDD 5400rpm
- OS: WIndows 10 Home
- Display: 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Anti-Glare display
- Audio: 2x 2W Harman-certified Speakers with Dolby Audio Premium
- Battery: 3-cell, 45WHr Li-Polymer Battery
- WLAN/Wi-Fi: 2x 2 Wi-Fi 802.11ac or 1x 1 Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Dimensions: 380 x 265 x 25.8 (mm); 14.96 x 10.43 x 1.01 (inches)
- Weight: Starting at 2.4kg (5.3 lbs)
Khoo Hung Chuan, Country General Manager of Malaysia & Singapore for Lenovo Central APAC, added on:
Lenovo Gaming Research has shown that 59% of PC gamers across the globe has been gaming for 6 to 15 years and demand more immersive experiences. We are pleased to be meeting their needs with the Legion Y720 and Y520. Both machines pack a powerful punch, offering gamers stunning realism through HD graphics and sound.
We’re proud to have maintained our position as the world’s #1 PC company with a record high of 22.4% market share for 15th consecutive quarters and we look forward to continuing success in the future.
Pokdepinion: Everyone wants to jump into the gaming market and I understand why. It’s a nice market and a lot of consumers that fit the niche are able to spend. However, there’s one thing I’d like to point out on Lenovo’s new Legion line. For something that boasts high performance and speed for gamers, why would you guys opt for 5400rpm hard drive? If we’re spending so much for a machine, we’d expect it to have storage with better speeds. An SSD, SSHD, or even a 7200rpm hard drive.