Lenovo Shows AI Legion Gaming Laptops and ThinkBook Business Laptops
During CES 2021, Lenovo unveiled new Legion gaming laptops and accessories, including the Lenovo Legion 7, Lenovo Legion Slim 7, Lenovo Legion 5 and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro. According to the manufacturer, the new laptops use artificial intelligence to automatically provide the best gaming experience. The AI Engine transfers unused power (depending on the game and the type of load) from the central processor to the GPU and vice versa, depending on where it is needed at a particular moment in the game. With integrated machine learning technology, the system evenly distributes the Thermal Design Power (TDP) between the CPU and GPU to optimize gameplay.
The 2021 flagship Lenovo Legion 7 features an updated 16-inch IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio (2560 × 1600 resolution), which offers 11% more screen real estate. The display has a 3ms response time, 165Hz refresh rate, 500 nits brightness, HDR 400 certification, Dolby Vision and Nvidia G-Sync support. Lenovo Legion 7 can be configured with one of the new AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors (up to Ryzen 9), next-gen NVIDIA RTX mobile graphics, up to 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 RAM, and NVMe PCIe SSD up to 2TB. Sales of this model will start in June at a price of $ 1,669.99.
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 version is aimed at fans of compact systems. It is lighter and thinner than its older brother, weighing only 1.9 kg. However, this model is also equipped with new AMD Ryzen 5000 processors and NVIDIA graphics cards, however, detailed specifications have not been disclosed yet. Users can choose from 15.6-inch IPS displays with a resolution of 4K (3840 × 2160 pixels, 60 Hz refresh rate) or Full HD (1920 × 1080 pixels, 165 Hz refresh rate). The novelty will hit the market in May, but its estimated price has not yet been disclosed.
Lenovo’s Legion 5 line of gaming laptops includes three models: the regular Legion 5 in 15.6- and 17.3-inch versions, and the Legion 5 Pro with a 16-inch display. The screen in the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro has a resolution of 2560 × 1600 pixels (16:10 ratio) and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. Configurations offer the latest AMD CPUs and NVIDIA GPUs, but the choice is not as rich as in the case of the Lenovo Legion 7. For example, the maximum available processor is limited to Ryzen 7, and the amount of RAM can not exceed 16 GB. Lenovo Legion 5 Pro starts at $ 999.99, with sales starting in March.
Both Lenovo Legion 5 modifications are also offered with new AMD processors up to Ryzen 7. But the RAM capacity can already reach 32 GB, and the M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD capacity is 2 TB. The 15.6 “version has a choice of three displays at 60, 120 and 144 Hz, while the 17.3” version has a choice of 60 or 144 Hz displays. In all cases, the image resolution is Full HD. Lenovo Legion 5 will hit the market in March starting at $ 769.99.
In addition to gaming laptops, Lenovo has released an updated version of the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 with an additional 12-inch E Ink display in the lid. This screen has a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels, supports touch input and the ability to use a stylus. The main IPS display also has a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. It supports Dolby Vision and 400 nits maximum brightness. Configuration can include one of Intel’s new 11th Gen processors, up to 16GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD. Sales of Lenovo ThinkBook Plus Gen 2 will begin in the first quarter at a price of $ 1,549.
In addition, three more models have been announced in the ThinkBook line. The Lenovo ThinkBook 13x business laptop is based on the Intel Evo platform and is positioned as one of the thinnest devices with a 13-inch display. In terms of features, this model is very similar to the ThinkBook Plus Gen 2, but lacks an E Ink display, which brought the price down to $ 1199.
The ThinkBook 14p Gen 2 and ThinkBook 16p 14- and 16-inch models are based on the AMD hardware platform and include the new Ryzen 5000 processors. Configurations can include up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB SSD. The ThinkBook 16p also offers NVIDIA GeForce RTX discrete graphics and a numeric keypad. Prices start at $ 849 and $ 1299 for the Lenovo ThinkBook 14p Gen 2 and ThinkBook 16p, respectively.