Lenovo marches its Legion notebooks into Malaysia
By Chong Jinn Xiung March 15, 2017
- Legion marks Lenovo’s serious foray into the hot gaming market
- Aims to support gaming beyond devices and into gaming centric events
LENOVO has unleashed its new series of gaming notebooks under its Legion brand in Malaysia.
Announced during the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this year, Lenovo is making a big push into the gaming space and is hopeful that its new Legion Y720 and Y520 laptops will have what it takes to appeal to hardcore gamers.
“Legion is the perfect showcase of our commitment to gaming innovation and to the endless possibilities of the gaming sector,” declared Lenovo Central Asia Pacific country general manager of Malaysia and Singapore, Khoo Hung Chuan.
Khoo added that there is a chance that Lenovo may move its support beyond just selling devices and into gaming-centric on-ground events in the coming year.
Made for gamers on the go, the Y520 has a slim 25.8mm thick casing that has a base weight of 2.4kg, wrapped in a smudge-resistant body while the Y720 is slightly thicker at 29mm with a base weight of 3.2kg.
Both the Y720 and Y520 sport 15.6-inch displays with the Y720 offering users the option of a 4K resolution display, aside from the full HD resolution screen.
The convenience of playing your favourite games on the go is made possible by the Y720 and Y520’s powerful 7th Gen Intel Core processors coupled with 8GB and 4GB of RAM respectively for their base models.k
Powering the new Legions are Nvidia’s GeForce GTX-10 series graphics with a GTX1060 in the Y720 and GTX 1050 Ti in the Y520.
Step into another world as the Y720 has the power for an immersive virtual reality (VR) gaming experience when paired an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset (sold separately).
Lenovo offers gamers the choice between a 250GB solid state drive for extra speedy boot-up times or massive 2TB of hard disk drive for storing your entire game collection. Alternatively, go for the best of both worlds with a hybrid storage option.
The Y520’s red backlit keyboard looks to embody the bloody battles of games ahead while keeping its cool thanks to Lenovo’s thermal engineering with strategically placed fans and vents that keep hot air out and your lap cool.
The Y720 has an optional multicolour backlit programmable keyboard that gamers can set to their preferred colour and lighting while gaming.
Choose how you slay your foes on the Y720 be it with an Xbox One Wireless Controller or the optional multi-colour backlit keyboard so you can better see, as your game is played in low light.
Even if you don’t own a pair of gaming headphones the Y720 and Y520 have you covered with Dolby Atmos that is said to be tuned for an immersive audio experience.
Helping gamers chronicle their exploits Lenovo has included built-in software in its Nerve Sense interface to allow for the recording highlights and uploading them to streaming sites.
The Lenovo Legion Y520 is now available in Malaysia with prices starting at US$741 (RM3,299) while the Y720 is expected to be available by the end of the month with a base price of US$1,371 (RM6,099).