How Lenovo Legion Gaming PCs Enhance Esports Experiences

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Lenovo™ believes powerful and immersive gaming experiences exist at the intersection of hardware, software and support services. For nearly six years, Lenovo Legion™ has delivered savage performance and sleek yet sophisticated design to a growing audience of avid gamers.

Optimized performance is at the heart of every Lenovo Legion product, and it’s especially true of the new lineup of portable gaming PCs featuring Intel’s and NVIDIA®’s latest technologies and Windows 10.

Introducing the new 16-inch flagship Lenovo Legion 7i, the powerful new 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and the new, easily customizable 15-inch and 17-inch Lenovo Legion 5i. Players can complete their setup and optimize esport experiences with the suite of innovative technologies offered on the new Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 IPS gaming monitor with lightning-fast 360Hz refresh rate for the total package in fast-paced, tear-free gameplay.

The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro is available in either Storm Grey or Stingray White hue[1]

Powered by the latest 11th Gen Intel Core H-series mobile processors, Lenovo Legion offers gamers and content creators a choice of high-performance processors for superior streaming, low latency, high frames per second (FPS) and near-desktop-caliber performance. With its expansion slots supporting up to 20 PCIe lanes, which provide greater bandwidth and storage2 for connected hardware components (e.g. high-speed graphics cards, SSDs and Wi-Fi cards), it can dramatically improve graphics rendering, offering quicker loading speeds from the SSD during intense gameplay.

The Lenovo Legion gaming PC family runs on Windows 10 to unlock the full potential of your hardware – able to handle the demands of multitasking and heavy workloads with up to 5GHz turbo frequency for peak performance on multiple cores before overclocking.

Built for performance efficiency with eight cores and 16 threads, these Intel-powered gaming laptops are supported by Thunderbolt™ 4 for more reliable display connections, quicker charging and data transfers. Your laptop doesn’t have to compete for bandwidth on the same wireless channel as other devices thanks to Intel Killer™ Wi-Fi 6 connectivity3 that allows you to watch live gaming streams without slowdowns.

The Lenovo Legion 7i’s sleek exterior comes in an aerospace-grade aluminum in Storm Grey

Features That Give You More Realistic Gameplay

With iconic details in refined finishes and colours that consumers love, the new Lenovo Legion PCs offer the remarkable performance of NVIDIA GeForce RTX™ Laptop GPUs with the latest ray tracing cinematics.

On the new Lenovo Legion 7i, gamers can discover new levels of realism with up to 165W4 GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. What’s more, the new Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5i laptops also support NVIDIA’s latest graphics including GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3050, both yielding up to 95W of total graphics power4 to get the most from AAA gaming titles.

Designed to raise the game for full immersion, the new Lenovo Legion laptops also feature:

  • Greater eye protection from blue light on the world’s first 16-inch QHD gaming laptop display5 with 16:10 aspect ratio and up-to-165Hz refresh on the TÜV-certified6 Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion 5i Pro laptops
  • Faster millisecond key inputs compared to two generations ago and the precision of Lenovo Legion TrueStrike
  • Lenovo Legion Coldfront 3.0 thermals that provide an increased airflow of 18 percent gen-to-gen and lower system temperatures for longer gameplay with zero throttling
  • AI-optimized Lenovo Legion AI Engine for higher framerates that reduce in-game lag with overclock support by dynamically shifting power between the CPU and GPU7 for intensive titles that are either custom-tuned already or auto-detected by the system
  • Premium extras such as the webcam kill switch for greater privacy on the laptop’s side and a wide array of input/output (I/O) port types on either side and at the rear for easy connection of accessories

Fully adjustable monitor stand and RGB lighting effects improve the gaming experience

Top-Level Performance for Gamers Who Know the Difference

Milliseconds matter in esports. That’s why the difference between winning and losing can depend on higher frame rates and lower input latency for faster reaction times. Built to provide gaming professionals a major upgrade in smoothness and increased responsiveness, the new Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 ​​​​​360Hz gaming monitor is a real game changer for competitive esports play powered by the fastest refresh rate in the world.8 Combined with NVIDIA G-SYNC® and NVIDIA Reflex technologies, the monitor is designed to help prevent screen-tearing and motion blur. Gamers can experience low latency at its finest, making gaming immersive and life-like.

Offered in the serious player’s ideal 24.5-inch mid display size for greater concentration, with Eye Comfort technology to reduce eye strain plus lift/tilt and pivot/swivel stand capabilities for ergonomic comfort for those late-night battles, the Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 delivers a customized user experience. Lenovo’s powerful Artery software centre helps gamers quickly personalize display settings to suit their preferences via a user-friendly interface, while Lenovo Artery’s gaming tools, such as aim point, timer, show frame rate, lighting control and shortcut key setup, offer complete control so you can focus on winning.

A Monitor That Helps You Win

With a mode for an extreme 1ms response time, the Lenovo Legion Y25g-30 is engineered to eliminate streaking and ghosting in-game. This IPS panel provides the wide angle viewing and vivid colour performance at 99 percent sRGB wide colour gamut needed to win; its 400 nits of brightness with maximum HDR effect work together to make on-screen content look more realistic. Add some flair by adjusting your monitor’s RGB lighting effects and hear audio without the need for any external devices with its dual, built-in 3W speakers. If you’re partial to your gaming headset,  you can keep it safe on the monitor’s integrated hook when not in use.

When playing competitive games, higher end-to-end system latency can make a significant difference in a player’s raw skills performance.9 In short, the sooner you can pair your GeForce RTX GPU with a new 360Hz gaming display like the Lenovo Legion Y25g-30, the faster your hits will land.

For the Win – Lenovo Legion Ultimate Support

Beyond being a leader in PCs, Lenovo is committed to delivering end-to-end solutions to its gaming community. Lenovo is bringing the availability of Legion Ultimate Support, a comprehensive service and support offering specifically for its legion of gamers. Because most of Legion’s advanced-level support technicians are also gamers with a wealth of knowledge, customers with Lenovo Legion PCs can get answers to questions while also learning gaming tips and tricks; no matter if they’re calling, emailing or live chatting. If customers prefer a more informal approach to occasionally seeking advice on the latest gaming products and software suggestions, Legion Ultimate Support members also contribute to Legion’s online community discussion forums.

For more information on Lenovo’s latest esports devices, please visit CDW.ca/Lenovo or speak with your account representative.

1 Colour options may vary per geography and availability.

2 Actual available capacity is less and varies due to many factors, including formatting, partitioning and operating system, etc. which utilize part of this capacity. The available capacity may change with software updates.

3 Requires separately purchased and compatible Wi-Fi 6 router and plan that may vary by location. Additional terms, conditions and/or charges apply. Wi-Fi 6 speeds are typically up to 9.6 Gbps compared to Wi-Fi 5 with up to 3.5 Gbps. Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions and other factors.

Denotes Maximum Graphics Power; supports NVIDIA Max-Q Technologies including, Advanced Optimus, Resizable BAR, Dynamic Boost 2.0.

5 Based on research conducted by Lenovo (November 25, 2020) on consumer laptops with dedicated gaming processor and graphics sold by major gaming PC manufacturers shipping more than one million units worldwide annually.

6 A TÜV Rheinland certification mark signifies that a product has been examined according to strict safety requirements by an accredited third-party and is supported by regular factory inspections.

7 Available on the new Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion 7; total possible thermal design power (TDP) is up to 170W (between CPU/GPU) while in Intelligent Mode.

8 Considered the fastest in the world, 360Hz displays powered by NVIDIA G-SYNC are 1.5 times faster than conventional 240Hz displays and take full advantage of ultra-high frame rates in today’s biggest titles, e.g., VALORANT, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Rainbow Six Siege, and Overwatch. For more info, visit: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/geforce/technologies/360-hz/

9 Based on NVIDIA’s research measured latency (in milliseconds) using a click-to-photon response time standard under competitive playing conditions, learn more: https://research.nvidia.com/publication/2019-11_Latency-of-30

10 After the first year, pricing varies by market, hardware, package terms, distribution and various other factors. Contact a local Lenovo representative for more information.

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