Lenovo – We Are Legion; Introducing the New Legion Towers and Gaming Monitor
The Lenovo Legion name is (actually) quite new to the PC gaming industry. Compared to more established gaming brands, obviously the Lenovo gaming arm has a lot to catch up to; on paper anyway. In actuality though the Lenovo Legion brand seems to be pressing all the right buttons and is making waves as if it is a gaming brand that has been in the industry for quite long. Some of their notable products are the Lenovo Legion Y520 and Y720 gaming laptops. Recently though they have been making waves. What sort? New products, of course at none other than one of the biggest gaming conventions in the world, Gamescom 2017 Cologne.
In Gamescom 2017 Cologne, Germany Lenovo decided to release three of their gaming towers (or stationery beasts); the Lenovo Legion Y920, Lenovo Legion Y720, and Lenovo Legion Y520 towers. They also released a Y25f gaming monitor at the convention.
First up, the flagship Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower. It is the biggest and baddest thing that comes out of Lenovo’s Legion stables. It runs on Intel’s 7th Generation Core i7-7700K quad-core processor that kicks at 4.2GHz even before Intel’s TurboBoost. Then there is the GPU in the form of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1080 to handle even the most demanding of games. To make it even more extreme than it already is you can even opt for the optionall 32GB 2800Mhz Corsair VENGEANCE LPX DDR4 RAM module. If you so wish also you can overclock your CPU safely with the optional Asetek liquid cooling built-in with the tower. The Legion Y920 is a beast in any form you spec it to. Of course, you need to fork out more when you opt for more.
Next up, the middle child Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower. It may not be as extreme as its bigger, badder brother but it will still play all of your games in glory with its 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 quad-core processor clocking in at 3.6GHz which proves that it is no slouch either. That potent processor is also paired to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1070 8GB graphics card for maximum performance. It may not be as bad as the Legion Y920 but you sure still can own the battlefield with this hardware.
Then there is the baby Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower. This may be the baby Legion but it is no slouch either. As an entry-level gaming PC this packs a 7th Generation Intel Core i7-7700 (up to) like its Y720 bigger brother. It does away with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX1060 card instead of the GTX1070 card though. But hey, a GeForce GTX1060 card is still a potent card and is cheaper than the GTX1070. They’ve even fitted a native live game streaming app on this baby Lenovo Legion so that you can share your gaming moments with your friends or on social media.
Of course these towers have to be paired to the best type of monitor around; a gaming monitor. Lenovo’s legion has an answer for that. They call it the Y25f Gaming Monitor. The display size? Yup, you have guessed it; about 25″ (it is 24.5″ in actuality). With 144Hz refresh rate, you will never miss a target with its super sharp, undistorted images. Its all-new HDR capabilities with 400 nits of brightness also helps gamers get the best out of their Lenovo Legion towers. Its 1ms response time also ensures there is no noticeable ping from a mouse click to on-screen action. It even has a headphone hook when you need to rest. At Full HD 1080p resolution, you can be sure that you do not miss any detail or loot in your game; nor ambushed (any ambush you get from this point on is not our responsibility, we were just describing how sharp the display is/could be; not like we’ve tested it yet).
The Lenovo Legion Gaming Towers will be available August, 2017 onward (Legion Y520 Tower; Legion Y720 and Legion Y920 available September, 2017 onward). Prices for the European market are as follows though;
- Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower with CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX overclockable DDR4 memory will be available starting at €2,299 in September 2017.
- Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower with optional integrated Asetek liquid cooling will be available starting €2,399 in October 2017.
- Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower will be available starting at €1,299 in September 2017.
- Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower will be available starting at €749 in August 2017.
- Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor will be available starting at €299 in January 2018.
Availability and official pricing of these beasts and the gaming monitor for the Malaysian market is yet to be confirmed though. All the Lenovo Legion gaming towers are VR ready and run on Windows 10. Press release after the break.
Lenovo™ unveils New Partnerships and Products at gamescom 2017
Lenovo teams up with Asetek® and Corsair®, and announces four new additions to their Lenovo Legion™ gaming family – Lenovo Legion Y920, Y720 and Y520 Towers and Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor
COLOGNE, 21 AUGUST 2017 – Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), the leading global tech company and PC manufacturer unveiled four new additions to their Lenovo Legion gaming family and announced their partnership with computer hardware giants, Asetek and Corsair. The products launched were:
- Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower
- Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower
- Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower
- Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor
Lenovo has gathered feedback from the gaming community, analysed gaming trends and have found that the key features which remains a priority to gamers is speed and performance. This community feedback drives and shapes how Lenovo developed their latest additions.
Lenovo Legion’s Newest Towers
Lenovo has built the new Lenovo Legion towers from the ground up with power and speed as totems – designed to easily run today’s best games from AAA action role playing games (RPGs) to indie platformers.
The three Lenovo Legion towers give PC gamers of all stripes a level of customization, power and selection that fits their needs. The Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor completes the experience with a high-end 24.5-inch Full HD (FHD) display, giving you crystal clear visuals and the latest in HDR support.
Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower
Lenovo has designed the VR-ready Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower for the most serious PC gamer. This fully-stacked machine runs on Windows 10® and houses up to 7th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-7700K quad-core processors designed to run the most demanding games, from visceral first person shooters (FPS) to atmospheric space simulators at optimum, uninterrupted speeds. The tower is also powered by up to a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB graphics card, one of the leading GPUs on the market.
It offers exceptional visuals to future-proof the machine to tackle the sequels of today’s chart topping titles. Better yet, the Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower has optional 32GB 2800Mhz CORSAIR VENGEANCE® LPX overclockable DDR4 memory and optional integrated Asetek liquid cooling to overclock the CPU. This helps with increased frame rate stability, smoother gameplay, reduced system noise and motherboard stress, so gamers can play with confidence and certainty without compromising killstreaks or that split-second first place lead.
Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower
The VR-ready Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower gives mainstream players reliable performance. Loaded with Windows 10 and up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 processor, optional 16GB Intel Optane™ memory for fast system responsiveness, and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower offers the critical package of processing and graphical prowess for playing the most demanding titles. Survive battlegrounds with ease and assurance, and blast through an alien invasion without a hiccup on the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower.
Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower
For console players looking to dip their toes into the expansive world of PC gaming, Lenovo has created the VR-ready Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower for them. This rig puts the necessary graphics and processing speed at the forefront, making it an excellent entry to PC gaming. It also runs on Windows 10 – the best version of Windows for gaming, including support for native live game streaming through Mixer, DirectX® 12, uncapped frame rates and 21:9 wide aspect ratio and the ability to stay connected with your friends through Xbox Live®. All this comes complete with up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 processor.
The Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower also comes with Lenovo Entertainment Hub, an app for access to a vast catalog of popular video game codes with VR upscaling on select FPS games. The machine also upgrades easily for users who want to swap parts – making the Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower a great introduction to PC gaming.
Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor
A 24.5-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate for sharp undistorted images, the Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor brings out incredible details and textures in your favorite games. Featuring all-new HDR capabilities including 400 nits of brightness, the near-frameless display makes images extra vibrant for games that appear to explode off the screen – meaning grass grains are greener and blue skies are clearer. Every frame counts in a competitive gaming session, and the Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor has an incredibly fast 1ms extreme response time, equipping players for any high-octane firefight with little-to-no lag. On the customization front, the Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor adjusts by height and angle, and offers a convenient headphone hook.
Whether the consumer is a seasoned gamer or new to PC gaming, Lenovo has got everyone covered with the latest speedy and powerful Lenovo Legion family – experience every open world or battle arena as the creators intended.
Pricing and Availability
- Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower with CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX overclockable DDR4 memory will be available starting at €2,299 in September 2017. MYR pricing and availability TBC.*
- Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower with optional integrated Asetek liquid cooling will be available starting €2,399 in October 2017. MYR pricing and availability TBC.*
- Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower will be available starting at €1,299 in September 2017. MYR pricing and availability TBC.*
- Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower will be available starting at €749 in August 2017. MYR pricing and availability TBC.*
- Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor will be available starting at €299 in January 2018. MYR pricing and availability TBC.*
* Prices do not include tax or shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.