Technology company Lenovo recently launched its computer gaming product line Lenovo Legion at SM City North Edsa Cyberzone. Dubbed Legion by Lenovo, it was a two-day gaming convention which was participated by hardcore and casual gamers alike. They played League of Legends (LoL), one of the most popular Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games by Garena in Southeast Asia.
During the event, the Lenovo Legion product line up was introduced – the Lenovo Legion Y520 and ldeapad Y910 laptops; and the ldeaCentre Y710 Cube desktop. The units were also on display at the activity center for all to see and even play with.
Better Gaming with Lenovo Legion
The Lenovo Legion Y520 is an entry-level gaming laptop that runs on the latest 7″1 generation Kaby Lake processors from Intel. It’s also fitted with the budget powerhouse NVlDlA GTX 1050/1050Ti graphics card which can display games in crisp 1080p or 1440p quality. I noticed that the laptop has an angular body which I actually liked.
Gamers who are picky with the sounds while playing will be delighted because the Y520 is equipped with Dolby Premium technology projected through Harman-certified speakers. Lenovo also opted to have the Y520 has a Nerve Sense feature. It’s a function that allows one to easily customize various settings with less effort.
Through the Nerve Sense, one can adjust the keyboard lighting, disable the touchpad and other unnecessary keys for playing, and control the sound settings. The Nerve Sense also has an Extreme Cooling feature which allows one to adjust cooling systems with just a few clicks. For streamers. the Nerve Sense can also conduct livestream gaming sessions which can be integrated into their social media accounts or record their gameplay and upload them at another time.
Also presented at the gaming convention is the virtual-reality ready ldeapad Y910. When I saw it on display, my eyes were drawn to the speaker grills and the red highlights all over the laptop. It is built with a 6th generation Intel Core i7 K processor, and is especially equipped with a One Key Turbo that can instantly boost CPU performance with just one click for an uninterrupted gaming experience. Graphics of the ldeapad Y910 will be provided by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080M GPU which can reach 4K resolution display.
Another VR-ready machine is the ldeaCentre Y710 Cube that has a 6‘” generation lntel Core i7 K processor and memory of up to 1668 of DDR4. The entire gaming area is fitted with the Y710 and I can’t help but drool. Aside from a good gaming machine, it also handle games while streaming. I’m sure it can also open multiple applications at once while editing your videos and photos. Suddenly I want this desktop setup even though I’m really a laptop person. In addition, its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU also allows for 4k resolution gaming.
Combining a sharp design with decent portability and 4KNR-ready performance, the ldeaCentre Y710 Cube is small, yet mighty. The case is decked in various shades of matte grey plastic, and a three-pronged front edge with lines that glow through external LED lights.
Exceptionally, it has a built-in carrying handle, so you can lug it anywhere you like. You can bring it between gaming stations, to your room, or a friend’s house for an all-night multiplayer gaming. The Cube weighs only 7.4 kilograms, and has a tower that’s approximately the size of a standard laptop at 15.48 inches long.
The new gaming sub-brand offers gamers powerful gaming devices and community engagement. It’s a user experience designed around what they‘re passionate about the most immersive gaming experiences. “Lenovo Legion is dedicated to our community of gamers, and their passion for gaming,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager for Lenovo Philippines. “And by introducing Legion through this gaming convention, we hope to grow such a community where local gamers can support each other in the world of gaming, and improve camaraderie online.”
The gaming convention served as battleground for 12 teams from participating schools such as the De La Salle University, DLSU-College of Saint Benilde, Adamson University, National University, AMA University Quezon City Campus, University of the Philippines-Diliman, and the Far Eastern University. among many others. Gamers also got a chance to face-off against celebrities such as Kristoffer Martin, Jack Reid, Ashley Gosiengt’iao, Alex Diaz, and Jerome Ponce. Radio DJs, Nikko Ramos and Legion by Lenovo event host Joyce Pring.
Pricing and Availability
The ldeaCentre Y710 Cube is now available at Lenovo Philippines retail stores, at a starting price of Php81,990. The Lenovo Legion Y520 will be available at authorized retail stores in February while the ldeapad Y910 will be available the first quarter of 2017. Pricing details will be announced soon. Stay updated on Lenovo Philippines news by visiting www3.lenovo.com/ph/en, or connect on Facebook (www.facebook.com/lenovophilippines).