Lenovo’s Legion Tower 5i is a killer gaming rig that doesn’t cost a fortune

Earlier in April, Lenovo unveiled its newest Legion gaming laptops, the Legion 5i and Legion 7i that were the first laptops to feature NVIDIA Advanced Optimus technology. Today they’ve announced their newest tower addition to the Legion lineup, the Legion Tower 5i.

Designed to fit a wide spectrum of users, the Tower 5i can suit the needs of first-time gamers or be upgraded to match the needs of more dedicated users.

To that effect, the Legion Tower 5i is powered by the latest 10th generation Intel Core processors, the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super, up to 32GB DDR4 of RAM and up to 1TB SSD for storage. An AMD variant will also be available later on in the year.

It also houses the improved Coldfront 2.0 cooling system that boasts of a 30% larger CPU cooler and optional liquid cooling. Additional features include VR capability, support for Dolby Atmos headphones and optional RGB lighting.

Its new and updated design features an integrated carry handle for easy transport, cable management, and an optional side panel to show off internal configurations. It also sports a tool-free design so users will easily be able to switch out components.

Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3

Alongside the release of these Legion products is a new entry-level gaming laptop in Lenovo’s IdeaPad series. The IdeaPad Gaming 3 is designed as a non-intimidating but very capable gaming laptop for first-time or value-oriented gamers.

It will sport no less than 10th Generation Intel Core processors and an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card. It’s also equipped with 8GB DDR5 of RAM and up to 512GB SSD of storage.

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The IdeaPad Gaming 3 houses a 15.6-inch FHD display with an option between a 60Hz or 120Hz refresh rate. Lenovo has improved the keyboard of this model which features a full-size number pad, full-size arrow keys, and 1.mm of key travel. Additionally, it also has a 30% larger TrackPad over its previous designs and is now equipped with Windows Precision.

Additional features include support for rapid charge, backlit blue keyboard, HD webcam with dual array mic and TrueBlock Privacy Shutter, and a dual speaker system with Dolby Audio.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 will be the most affordable of the bunch, pricing in at $729.99 with the Lenovo Legion Tower following with a starting price of $799.

The Lenovo Legion 5i 15” will retail starting at $829.99, and the 17-inch variant at $1,129.99. These products will be available starting in May.