Lenovo powers up its Legion laptops with new hardware

Lenovo has today announced the upgraded and improved Lenovo Legion range of laptops. Some were first revealed at CES 2019, but have today been fully unveiled. These improved and upgraded Lenovo Legion laptops include “9th Gen Intel Core high-performance mobile processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and 1660 Ti GPUs.”

In addition to the upgraded and improved gaming laptops, Lenovo has also added two brand-new products to its lineup; laptops—the Lenovo Legion Y7000 SE and IdeaPad L340

Lenovo claims that these new Legion laptops are;

More than powerful enough to handle today’s most graphically intensive titles. Supercharged with new graphics and processor options, using a desktop PC for amped-performance is now just player’s choice, not a requirement.

Lenovo Legion Laptops

With these new and improved laptops, Lenovo is hoping to appeal to hardcore gamers first and foremost. Through research completed by Lenovo, with a panel of 7,800 global respondents, it was revealed that CPU and GPU speeds are the most important thing for gamers. 

Dilip Bhatia, Chief Customer Experience Officer Lenovo explains;

Gamers rank graphics as most important; and unlike some other types of PC buyers, they’re confident in their ability to understand the pros and cons of different hardware specifications, making them different from other consumers. And at Lenovo, we believe different is better.

Lenovo also believes that gamers want and need to be able to play anywhere, anytime. With that in mind, it has unveiled these five new laptops.

Lenovo Legion Y740

The updated Lenovo Legion Y740 includes the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor and Windows 10 Home. For graphics, users can choose from the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 or the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. 

The Y740 is available in both 15inch and 17inch sizes and features an optional 144Hz HD screen displaying at 1920 x 1080. The screen includes NVIDIA G-Sync and supports Dolby Vision. When it comes to audio, the Y740 features a Dolby Atmos speaker system with Dolby Sound Rader. 

Other options include 32GB DDR4 2666Mhz memory, 100% anti-ghosting CORSAIR iCue RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting with 16 million colour options.

Lenovo Legion Y545 and Y7000SE

The updated L545 comes in an aluminium metal shell and features the new 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor. Users have the option of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or 1650 GPU.

Lenovo states that the 545 includes tech and features normally reserved for desktop PC gaming and thus delivers desktop gaming in a portable package. The 545 has been “thermally optimised” and includes a full-sized keyboard that has white backlighting.

If you’re looking for more, Lenovo promises the Lenovo Legion Y7000SE will deliver. Featuring a full-sized red backlit keyboard and new 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor it also has the option of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti or 1650 GPU. However, it also includes a screen that packs in over two million pixels with an incredibly thin-bezel and a 144 Hz refresh rate. 

Lenovo Legion Y540 IdeaPad L340 Gaming

The Y540 is available in both 15inch and 17inch sizes and comes with a GeForce RTX 2060 GPU and 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor. Lenovo is boasting that both models will last up to six-hours while on battery power too.

Additionally, the Y540 includes Lenovo’s Legion Coldfront dual fan thermal layout to ensure it stays cool while gaming on the go. Weighing only 2.3kgs, the Y540 is highly portable and includes a backlit keyboard, Harman Kardon speakers, Dolby Atmos support and under 1ms input response.

The IdeaPad L340 is designed to provide both gaming and work in one device. Featuring two modes, Quick and Quiet, users can shift between the two instantly. Also available in 15 or 17inch sizes, the IdeaPad L340 includes the 9th Gen Intel Core i7 mobile processor and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 GPU. 

Additionally, it features hardwired Dolby Audio and Intel Optane designed to increase boot times and power-up gaming functions.

For more information on the new Lenovo Legion laptops, head to the website

The Y740 is available now starting at $2719.15 AUD. Pricing for the other models is TBC.

Leo Stevenson
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I've been playing games for the past 27 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I'm able is a true privilege. PowerUp! is a labour of love and one I am so excited to share.

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