Lenovo unveils its thinnest gaming laptop ever, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Lenovo is bringing AMD Ryzen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs to their Legion laptops

Lenovo Legion Slim 7
Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Lenovo is introducing a host of new additions to its Legion gaming line at this year’s CES including its newest flagship, the Lenovo Legion 7. In addition, Lenovo is announcing the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro, Lenovo Legion Slim 7, and 15 and 17-inch variants of the Lenovo Legion 5. 

These new laptops are amongst the first gaming laptops to feature next-gen AMD Ryzen processors for optimal gaming performance and NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs for exceptional graphics. Streamers can benefit from AI-powered voice and video effects that offer conveniences such as automatic framing, background removal, mic noise reduction, and more.

The new Lenovo Legion AI Engine helps to create an intelligent system that maximizes performance. This feature allows the PC to share Thermal Design Power between the CPU and GPU. This allows better resource management by channeling unused CPU power to the GPU (or vice versa) which, in turn, helps overclock PC performance.

The newly announces models also carry Lenovo Legion Coldfront 3.0 thermals. Sensors are placed around the main components so that they can predict and maintain the system’s thermal curve to keep it cooler for longer. The copper heat sink was also enlarged by 82% and holes were drilled into the bottom cover to introduce more airflow.

Introducing even more AI tech into its devices, the new Legion laptops can access Lenovo Vantage’s Legion Edge feature to get higher framerates and reduce lag. With Intelligent Mode, AI is able to detect and apply optimal settings of 16 pre-loaded triple-A titles. Should a game be unrecognized, Intelligent Mode will supply the most balanced settings possible.

Lenovo unveils its thinnest gaming laptop ever, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 2

Leading the pack is the company’s newest flagship, the Lenovo Legion 7. With a taller 16-inch screen, the Legion 7 aims to deliver impressive images with its new QHD display capable of up to 2560×1600 resolution in a new 16:10 aspect ratio. It promises true-to-life color with 100 percent sRGB color gamut and refresh rates of up to 165Hz.

Additionally, Lenovo will be offering optional VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, NVIDIA G-SYNC technology, Dolby Vision, and low blue light and flicker-free eye care technology. This makes the Lenovo Legion 7 the first high gaming performance display to be TÜV Rheinland certified.

The Legion 7 comes in a Storm Grey color with customizable RGB zones. Users will be able to assign and customize lights on the device’s logo, air outlets, and even individual keys. Users will be treated to new “black-out” components for a truly sleek-looking machine, inside and out. Lenovo has also added a QR code that users can scan to quickly access their device’s hardware information and service options.

On a later date, Lenovo also plans to indroduce AMD Ryzen-powered and next-gen NVIDIA GeForce RTX series variants. Additional features include Wi-Fi 6 Killer, Coldfront 3.0, Rapid Charge Boost, built-in webcam with E-shutter, and more.

The Lenovo Legion 7 is expected to be available by June 2021 and will have a starting price of $1669.99.

Lenovo Legion Slim 7
Lenovo Legion Slim 7

With portability in mind, Lenovo is announcing its thinnest and lightest gaming laptop so far, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7. Made of a magnesium and aluminum blend, the Legion Slim 7 weighs just 1.9kg and sports a new cover design with a laser-engraved logo.

It offers a 15-6-inch 4K IPS display with a refresh rate of 60Hz, 100 percent Adobe sRGB gamut, narrow bezels, and Dolby Vision. Those wanting smoother graphics may also opt to upgrade to a 165Hz refresh rate similar to the Legion 7. Additional features include a one-piece glass trackpad, optional Corsair iCUE RGB keyboard, webcam with privacy shutter, Coldfront 3.0, and Wi-Fi 6 Killer.

The Legion Slim 7 is also the world’s lightest 15-inch RTX gaming laptop bringing graphics to a whole new level with Ray Tracing and Tensor Cores that also support a number of AI features. Coupled with AMD Ryzen processors, the Legion Slim 7 makes for a great portable gaming device.

As of writing, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 has not been priced but is expected to be available by May of this year.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is the offering for serious, competitive gamers. Equipped with AMD Ryzen processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics, the device promises to churn out competition-ready performance coupled with stunning graphics. In situations where the max performance is required, the Dual Burn feature pushes the CPU and GPU to work together and offer better framerates.

Users can enjoy its smooth 165Hz high refresh rate on the taller 16-inch QHD IPS display. With a 90 percent screen-to-body ratio and 16:10 aspect ratio, there’s more screen real estate to work on as well. It’s also equipped with the Legion TrueStrike keyboard to provide accurate and fast response times essential in gaming.

Sometimes, the traditionally loud look of gaming laptops isn’t for everyone. The Lenovo Legion 5 is for the user in search of a quieter design but no compromise in power. It’s offered in two screen sizes, 15-inch and 17-inch. The 15-inch variant is offered in either a Phantom Blue color with optional 4-zone RGB lights or in Stingray White with blue backlighting. The 17 variant, on the other hand, comes in just Phantom Blue with white backlighting.

For displays, the 17-inch variant offers a Full HD IPS with a 144Hz high refresh rate while the 15-inch variant offers the same panel but with a higher 165Hz refresh rate. Internally, the two devices are similar in running next-gen AMD Ryzen processors coupled with NVIDIA GeForce RTX Series graphics cards. Additionally, Legion 5 laptops offer Coldfront 3.0, Legion TrueStrike keyboards, and Lenovo Q control.

The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 will both be available by March and will have a starting price of $999.99 and $769.99 respectively.

Lenovo Legion S600 Gaming Station
Lenovo Legion S600 Gaming Station

Alongside these laptops, Lenovo also announces gaming accessories to complete the experience. Players who hate catching their gear running on empty will be pleased with the Lenovo Legion S600 Gaming Station.

This accessory is an always-on charging station that can charge compatible smartphones, gaming mice, and other wireless devices even when the user’s laptop is off. It’s also equipped with two USB-A pass-through ports for both connectivity and charging.

Lenovo Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset
Lenovo Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset

The Lenovo Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset is said to offer “tournament-grade” audio and fast latency of 35ms. Its built-in 2.4GHz wireless receiver is able to provide up to 12m of reach while the 50mm drivers help produce “expansive” sound. Lastly, it’s equipped with a unidirectional microphone with noise-canceling capabilities and a flip-to-mute feature.

Using a headband carefully tuned for force and angle, users will be able to get a secure fit on their head and keep the headset from falling. Earcups are also angle-adjustable and are made of memory foam wrapped in breathable cloth.

The Lenovo Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset is priced at $99.99 and is expected to arrive sometime in April. Lenovo will also be offering the Legion H200 Gaming Headset priced at $49.99 for more casual gamers.

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