Lenovo’s Legion 5i and 7i laptops are first to offer NVIDIA Advanced Optimus tech

Lenovo is announcing two new gaming laptops, the Legion 5i and the Legion 7i. Interestingly, these new models are actually the successors of Lenovo’s popular Legion Y540 and Y740 laptops, but Lenovo has decided to adopt a new simpler naming convention.

Despite the simplicity of its name, these two new laptops have much to offer. Lenovo’s new gaming laptops have been revamped and upgraded internally for better performance in both graphics and gameplay. The Lenovo 5i can be configured to come with the RTX 2060 GPU while the more premium option, the Legion 7i, will be powered by the new GeForce RTX Super GPU with Max-Q Design. And, of course, both will offer the latest 10th Gen Intel Core H-Series mobile processors.

Lenovo’s Legion line, including the Legion 7i and Legion 5i, will be the first products on the market to feature the new NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology. With it, battery efficiency should be significantly improved. That is because Advanced Optimus technology dynamically detects GPU workloads and connects to either an additional GPU or IGP to the display. This dynamic switching helps preserve the battery by distributing workloads that, consequentially, also maximizes the laptop’s performance. Additionally, both laptops will support NVIDIA G-SYNC technology.

Pricing for the Lenovo Legion 5i, with the RTX GPU 2060, will start at $999, while the Lenovo Legion 7i, with the RTX 2070 GPU, will start at $1199.