CES 2021: Lenovo Legion Is Taking Gaming Up A Notch with AMD

Updated: Aug 20



The Legion series from Lenovo is definitely newer to the scene when compared to long time giants like Asus ROG, Alienware and Razer. But Legion is really making a name for themselves for offering so much value for the buck and with designs that are subtle and minimalistic. With CES 2021, you can now expect a whole slew of new products from Legion powered by the latest AMD processors.


Lenovo Legion 7

The Legion 7 is Lenovo’s latest flagship gaming laptop. It sports a slightly revamped design and the chassis is made out of aerospace-grade aluminium. As for specifications, it will be available to be customised with the latest mobile processors for gaming – up to the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5900H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. Now the specifications on paper are already looking real promising, but another interesting thing is the new 16-inch display panel that has a 16:10 aspect ratio. This was actually kind of a surprise.

The Legion 7 can be kitted with up to a 16-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 165Hz with a 3ms response time in a 16:10 aspect ratio. This panel will also be NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync capable, support Dolby Vision and VESA Display HDR 400 and cover 100% sRGB.


It will also come equipped with the Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, a full-sized keyboard with a number pad which features soft-landing switches and is RGB backlit via Corsair iCue. The trackpad is also 23% larger compared to the previous generation. Other features include a privacy shutter for the 720p integrated webcam, Nahimic Audio for immersive 3D audio and the Coldfront 3.0 thermal management system which features turbo-charged dual-fans and quad-channel exhausts with vapour chamber technology. Intel Wi-Fi 6 comes standard, but the option for Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650 will also be available.

This will be available sometime in Q1 2021.

Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Just like the Legion 7, the Legion Slim 7 can now also be fitted with AMD’s latest processors. It can be powered with up to the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5900H and NVIDIA RTX 3060 with Max-Q Design.


Being the successor to the previous lightest 15-inch gaming laptop within Lenovo Legion’s arsenal, the Legion Slim 7 retains the familiar 15.6-inch design and comes in at under 1.9kg, thanks to the chassis which is made out of magnesium and aluminium in a Shadow Black hue.

There are two options for the display panel, both of which are of the IPS variety and in the standard 16:9 aspect ratio: an FHD (1920 x1080) 144Hz panel that covers 100% AdobeRGB or a 4K (3840 x 2160) 60Hz panel that covers 100% sRGB.


It will also come with the Legion TrueStrike Keyboard but will be available in either standard white backlighting or per-key RGB lighting powered by Corsair iCue.


The rest of the features include Nahimic Audio, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management system, a 720p integrated webcam with privacy shutter and a larger trackpad. Intel Wi-Fi 6 comes standard, but the option for Wi-Fi 6 Killer AX1650 will also be available as well, just like the Legion 7. Unlike the Legion 7 however, it does come with one additional feature in the form of an integrated fingerprint reader in the power button.


This will be available sometime in Q1 2021.


Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

Despite being rather different in name, the Legion 5 Pro is actually closer to the Legion 7 than the Legion Slim 7.


The Legion 5 Pro will offer the same 16-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 at 165Hz with a 3ms response time in a 16:10 aspect ratio. The panel will also support both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync as well as Dolby Vision and VESA display HDR 400. It can be powered with up to the latest AMD Ryzen 9 5800H and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070.


The rest of the features will also include Nahimic Audio, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management system, a 720p integrated webcam with privacy shutter and a larger trackpad just like the previous two models. The main difference would be the Legion TrueStrike Keyboard, in which it is only available with an option 4-zone RGV lighting for this particular model. Intel Wi-Fi 6 comes standard.


This will be available sometime in Q1 2021.


Lenovo Legion 5

Unlike the other models, the Legion 5 will be available in either 15-inch or 17-inch sizes and will also be available with a choice of two colours – Phantom Blue or Stingray White.


The 15-inch model will feature a 15.6-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 in a standard 16:9 aspect ratio with a 165Hz refresh rate. The panel will cover 100% sRGB and will also support AMD FreeSync.


The 17-inch model will feature a 17.3-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 in a standard 16:9 aspect ratio with a 144Hz refresh rate. The panel will cover 100% sRGB as well.


Just like the other models, the Legion 5 will also support Nahimic Audio, Coldfront 3.0 thermal management system, 720p integrated webcam with privacy shutter and a larger trackpad. The Legion TrueStrike keyboard will have the option for 4-zone RGB lighting. Intel Wi-Fi 6 comes standard.


This will be available sometime in Q1 2021.


Lenovo Legion S600 Gaming Station & Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset

A great gaming laptop or desktop would also need gaming peripherals to go along with it, that goes without saying. The Legion S600 Gaming Station features always-on charging capability that can charge your headset, mouse or even smartphone.


It has a hang-to-charge technology for the new Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset, and a Qi-enabled base that can wirelessly charge compatible smartphones (up to 10W output) and other supported devices such as wireless gaming mice. The base also has two USB-A pass-through ports which allow for connectivity and charging.


The Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset uses a 2.4GHz lossless wireless receiver with a distance of up to 12m and has a latency of under 35ms. It features a stretchable headband which will fit your head nicely while remaining flat around your neck during breaks and you’ll get angle-adjustable earcups made with memory foam. Powered by 50mm audio drivers, it should also provide a great and expansive audio experience, along with a unidirectional noise-cancelling microphone with a flip-to-mute feature for those intense Discord calls during gaming.


Both will be available sometime in Q1 2021.

Written by Soon Kai Hong

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