Last year Lenovo changed their gaming laptop aesthetics completely with Legion Y530 and Y730. Both these gaming laptops don’t look a bit like a gaming machine, they have a thorough professional as well as student oriented design. This made both laptops the best budget gaming laptops in terms of design last year.
This year at CES event, Lenovo unveiled the successor laptops of both, Legion Y540 and Y740. Along with these company also showcased some gaming accessories as well. So let’s have a look at them, one by one.
1. Lenovo Legion Y540:
This is the budget oriented gaming laptop from Lenovo this year. In terms of design and built, nothing much has changed this year because design is now the USP of Legion laptops. Though Lenovo made some changes here and there like aluminium display hinge. It has 15.4 inch Full HD display with either 144hz panel with 300 nits of brightness, or 60hz panel with Dolby HDR display option which has 500 nits of brightness, HDR, and improved colour accuracy. Maybe in future for some specific markets, Lenovo will launch 60hz panel without Dolby HDR support. Lenovo also claims that it has better cooling system as compared to last year, and battery life up to 6 hours.
Coming to the internal components, this Legion Y540 has option for both Intel Core i5-8300H and Core i7-8750H CPU i.e. same as last year. It has the latest generation Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU with 6GB of V-RAM, which seems to be a significant upgrade than last year’s GTX 1050 and 1050ti. This will have base variant with 8GB RAM which can be expandable up to 32GB. It will have storage options up to 256GB PCIe SSD, 512GB SATA SSD, and 2TB HDD.
2. Lenovo Legion Y740:
This is more of an expensive variant of Legion Y540. From it’s predecessor, it got almost full aluminium body, and Corsair powered RGB lighting in keyboards & some other parts. It has the same display as Legion Y540. But with optional 17 inch model along with 15.4 inch panel. It had Full HD resolution of 144hz refresh rate with 300 nits brightness and 60hz panel with Dolby HDR display is also here with 500 nits of brightness, HDR, and improved colour accuracy. So the display is almost same on both laptops. Lenovo also claims that it has better cooling system as compared to last year, and battery life up to 6 hours.
Talking about the internal, it’s exactly similar to what we are getting from Legion Y540. It has option for both Intel Core i5-8300H and Core i7-8750H CPU i.e. same as last year. It has the latest generation GPU with the option of Nvidia RTX 2060 and RTX 2080 with 6GB of V-RAM. It looks to be a good upgrade than last year’s and 105 This will have base variant with 8GB RAM which can be expandable up to 32GB. It will have storage options up to 256GB PCIe SSD, 512GB SATA SSD, and 2TB HDD.
3. Legion Y27gq & Y44w Monitors:
Lenovo also unveiled two gaming monitors under their Legion line-up i.e. Y27gq and Y44w. Starting off with Y27gq, it has 27 inch display with 2560 x 1440 Quad HD panel, 450 nits brightness, whopping refresh rate of 240hz, Nvidia G-Sync support, and 0.5ms response time. It has very thin bezels which gives it less gaming design and superior viewing experience.
If you want a bigger wide angle gaming display, Lenovo has Legion Y44w monitor. It has 42.3 inch ultra wide display with 3850 x 1200 panel, 450 nits of brightness, 144hz refresh rate, FreeSync 2 support, and 4ms response time. Though this display needs a good amount of space to fit in.
4. Legion Gaming Accessories :
Lenovo also unveiled some gaming accessories in the event. Starting with Legion M500 mouse, it is a RGB gaming mouse with textured grip, Omni Macro keys, and 16,000 DPI sensitivity. Legion K500 is a mechanical keyboard with RGB lighting, anti ghosting technology, and red switches for quick response time. Lastly there are two gaming headphones, named as H3000 and H7000. Both headphones have 7.1 surround sound and retractable boom mic.
Pricing & Availability:
1. Legion Y540: Starts from $929.99 (₹65,230), might be available from May or June this year.
2. Legion Y740: Starts from $1,749.99 (₹1,22,745) for 15.4 inch model and $1979.99 (₹1,38,877), will be available from February.
3. Legion Y27gq: For $999.99 (₹70,140).
4. Legion Y44w: For $1199.99 (₹84,168).
5. Legion M500: For $59.99 (₹4,208).
6. Legion K500: For $99.99 (₹7,013)
7. Legion H300: For $59.99 (₹4,208)
8. Legion H700: For $99.99 (₹7,013)
9. All Legion Accessories will be available from April this year. Exact information of country specific is not available for any Legion accessories, monitors, and laptops.
So that’s all the devices Lenovo unveiled during CES 2019 under their gaming line-up. Personally speaking about the Legion laptops, both are very good upgrade in terms of gaming and display, maybe in cooling system also. What are your thoughts on both Legion laptops and other accessories ? Let us know in the comments below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.