There’s never a shortage of new laptops at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and this year is no different, with Lenovo expanding its forthcoming lineup with new Legion and Yoga offerings.
The new announcements include the 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and 5 Pro, the 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i and Legion 5, the two-in-one Lenovo Yoga 9i, the 14-inch and 16-inch Yoga 7i and the 13-inch Yoga 6. Along with these, the brand also pulled the wrappings off of new Legion and Yoga monitors and peripherals. We’re unpacking the announcements below.
Legion 5 Pro Series
Lenovo touts that the new Legion 5i Pro and 5 Pro are the world’s first 16-inch laptops with a WQHD+ resolution display that is also capable of an adaptive refresh rate up to 240Hz. So you can expect a resolution of 2,960x1,600 in a 16:10 aspect ratio, along with 100% sRGB colour gamut and up to 500 nits of brightness. The display will also support Dolby Vision and HDR400 for a great HDR viewing experience and Nvidia G-Sync for reduced screen tearing during your gaming sessions.
Under the hood, both laptops will pack the latest 4,800Mhz DDR5 memory and up to 1TB PCle SSD (Gen4) of storage, Wi-Fi 6E and an 80Whr battery with support for Super Rapid Charge that can supposedly go from empty to 80 in just about 30 minutes. The Legion 5i Pro can house up to Intel’s 12th Gen Core i9-12900H processor while the 5 Pro houses next-gen AMD processors. There will also be multiple options for graphics cards, including the latest GeForce RTX 30 series for both, with the best option being capable of 165W (TGP).
Other features include a thinner chassis highlighted by a trimmed lid and refreshed hinge design along with professional-level sound tuning via Nahimic Audio by SteelSeries as well as Lenovo’s proprietary systems like Legion Coldfront 4.0 thermal solutions, Legion TrueStrike keyboard and Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting.
Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability for the Legion 5i Pro and the 5 Pro. They did, however, mention that the 5i Pro with Intel processors will be available sometime in February 2022 for a starting price of US$2,999.
Legion 5 Series
Meanwhile, Lenovo says the Legion 5i and the Legion 5, both of which are 15-inch laptops, strike a balance between gaming performance and productivity. The former can come equipped with up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor while the latter can come with AMD Ryzen next-gen processors. Both can be powered by Nvidia’s latest GeForce RTX 30 series laptop graphics cards featuring up to 125W TGP and up to 1,485Mhz Boost Clock.
Lenovo says they’ve additionally tweaked the key travel of soft-landing switches, allowing your keystrokes to be much quieter by as much as 33% over the previous generation. The brand added that the cooling system is also more powerful and efficient thanks to a more powerful fan with a larger exhaust fin area that is 45% larger than the previous generation.
The design similarly received some tweaks, emphasized by a new chassis that's 15% thinner than before, along with an aluminium and magnesium blended metal cover that offers cooler temperatures to the touch.
It is a 15-inch laptop, and thus it will come with a 15.6-inch display. Featuring up to WQHD (2,560 x 1,440) in a 16:9 aspect ratio of the IPS variety, it'll also be capable of up to 165Hz refresh rate, 100% sRGB colour gamut and 300 nits of brightness with support for Dolby Vision.
Similar to the Legion 5 Pro series, Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability for the Legion 5i and 5. However, we do know that the Legion 5i will be available sometime in March 2022 with a starting price of US$2,199.
On top of the gaming laptops, Lenovo unveiled three new monitors: the Legion Y25-30, the G27qe-20 and the G24qe-20.
The Legion Y25-30 is a 24.5-inch Full HD (1,920 x 1,080) IPS gaming monitor that supports a refresh rate of up to 240Hz and has a 99% sRGB colour gamut with Delta E<2 colour accuracy. Other features include support for HDR400 as well as AMD FreeSync Premium. It also features built-in natural low blue light technology, which will help minimise the strain on your eyes when gaming.
The G-series monitors, on the other hand, are similarly good for gaming and productivity tasks alike, boasting a 1m MPRT response time, support for overclocked refresh rates of up to 110Hz and support for AMD FreeSync.
Lenovo has yet to announce pricing and availability for all three monitors.
Legion Gaming Peripherals
Lenovo is also offering some new peripherals to go with all the new hardware, launching the Legion M600s and the M300s gaming mice.
The Legion M600s is a wireless gaming mouse designed with ergonomics in mind, coming in less than 75g and optimised for a natural, claw-like grip. It boasts ultra-fast response times thanks to a native 19,000 dots per inch (DPI) with the help of its Pixart 3370 optical sensor and a wireless battery life of up to 70 hours. When you want to juice it back up, you can enjoy rapid charging via USB-C connectivity.
Meanwhile, the Legion M300s is an affordable alternative to the M600s for gamers on a budget. This RGB gaming mouse has a DPI of 8,000 and a max moving speed of 220 inches per second (IPS). Its lightweight and portable design, complete with ultra-soft cable, means you can take the mouse with you for on-the-go gaming sessions.
Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability for both the Legion M600s and the M300s.
Designed for versatility and portability, the laptop-tablet hybrid Yoga 9i flips and folds from work to play. The two-in-one machine is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor coupled with Iris Xe graphics, delivering enough performance power for all of your productivity and entertainment needs and fully meeting the requirements for Intel Evo certification.
But Lenovo says that the Yoga 9i’s most significant update is how it innovates in the hybrid work and education space. The PC features a one-handed opening to make multitasking more convenient and a new edge-to-edge keyboard layout with a new column of one-click function keys on the right for quick access.
The most prominent feature would be the improved Rotating Sound Bar which consists of two woofers and two tweeters on the top and sides, achieving better depth, clarity and bass for an enhanced audio experience with help from Bowers & Wilkins, no matter how you use the laptop-tablet hybrid.
The 14-inch OLED touchscreen panel, meanwhile, serves up ultra-vivid picture quality. It features a maximum resolution of 4K at 60Hz in a 16:10 aspect ratio, 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut as well as support for HDR 500 True Black, Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
What’s more, the laptop includes two Intel Thunderbolt 4 ports, expanded Wi-Fi 6E connectivity and a larger touchpad for better cursor precision and ample finger space. Not to mention, the laptop will ship with a Precision Pen 2 or an e-colour pen for scribbling notes or doodling whatever it is that’s on your mind.
The Yoga 9i convertible laptop is expected to be available starting in March 2022 for the starting price of US$2,599. Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability.
Another convertible machine, the Yoga 7i comes in two sizes, 14 and 16 inches. The 14-inch option can have up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7-1260P processor with Iris X graphics. It also comes with a 2.8K OLED touchscreen with 100% DCI-P3 colour gamut along with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support. It will also feature a 71Whr battery which should easily last you a day's use but will also support Rapid Charge Express in the event you require to juice it back up.
The 16-inch Yoga 7i on the other hand can be more powerful than its slightly smaller sibling, offering the option to upgrade the Core i7-1260P processor to a Core i7-12700H combined with Intel Arc A Series graphics configuration. This model also has a bigger battery capacity at 100Whr.
But regardless of which you choose, Lenovo says that with the Yoga 7i, you can enjoy a Full HD IR camera, a 91% screen-to-body ratio with a much-improved hinge and reduced eye strain via TÜV-certified low blue light technology. Also, this year’s iteration has more ports than its predecessor of which includes Thunderbolt 4 and USB Type-A, along with an HDMI/SD card reader.
Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability for both models, though it has noted that the 16-inch model is expected to be available starting in April 2022 with a starting price of US$1,999.
The most affordable among Lenovo’s new Yoga hybrid laptops, the 13-inch Yoga 6 flaunts a lightweight form factor without compromising performance power. The convertible can house up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U processor with integrated Radeon graphics. The touchscreen also delivers crisp and clear picture quality at a Full HD resolution in a 16:10 aspect ratio with Dolby Vision support.
Lenovo added that they sourced recycled materials to build several of the Yoga 6’s components, from its exterior covering to its packaging. The brand said that the laptop has been certified for meeting energy-saving and environmental standards and is free of mercury, arsenic, and brominated flame retardant (BFR).
The Yoga 6 with AMD Ryzen 5000 Series processors will start at US$1,399 and is expected to be available sometime in March 2022. No local pricing and availability yet.
Lenovo is growing the Q-series family of monitors with three new additions: the Q27h, the Q27q and the Q24i.
Chief among the three is the premium 27-inch Q27h-20, which features a four-sided, near-edgeless display, QHD resolution and HDR capabilities. It will also be able to achieve up to 95% DCI-P3, 99% sRGB and Delta E<2, in both colour gamut and colour accuracy respectively. The monitor can additionally function as your entertainment hub, with it including a USB-C one cable docking solution to enable device charging and display extension. You can enjoy as much as 90W of power when you attach and charge your devices via the monitor. It also has an integrated phone holder, a smart speaker and an adjustable asymmetric metallic arm.
Meanwhile, the 27-inch Q27q-20 and the 23.8-inch Q24i-20 both have a 7.1mm ultra-slim head and three-sided near edgeless design. The former’s resolution goes up to QHD while the latter goes up to Full HD. Both models also come with an ergonomic stand and built-in low blue light technology.
Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability for all three monitors.
Lenovo also announced two new Yoga-branded wireless mice to complement the laptops. The first of which is the Yoga Mobile Mouse with a slimmer and lower profile compared to its sibling. The Yoga Performance Mouse, on the other hand, features an ergonomic, high-handed design and additional programmable buttons. Both are built with three adjustable settings and a dynamic scroll wheel with dual speeds.
And in case you’re looking for a convenient charging solution to go with these new mice, the Lenovo Go multi-port charger offers three USB-C power delivery ports with up to 100W laptop charging as well as one USB-A port with up to 18W quick charging. The charger can automatically change power allocations depending on which device needs it more, and you can check if a device is fully charged or not via the LED indicators.
Lenovo has yet to announce local pricing and availability for all three peripherals.