Lenovo’s Legion series finally goes Beast Mode


Lenovo has been steadily improving its gaming laptops over the years and this year is no different. Gamers expect higher performing specs out of their systems every year or so, and to help them keep up with the new experiences that games have to offer as well. This year, Lenovo has upgraded its Legion line-up to be in tune with gamers’ needs, based on feedback and its own innovations.

The Legion Y740 and Y540: Powerhouses

The flagship Y740 has what most serious gamers need. It comes with the latest cutting-edge GeForce RTX Max-Q GPUs, which give it more than enough juice to run all the latest games. The 15-inch model comes with the
GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q, while the 17-inch packs the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q GPU for even more power.

Both Y740 variants come with eighth-Gen Intel Core i7 processors, up to 32GB DDR4 2,666Mhz memory, and a 100 per cent anti-ghosting CORSAIR iCue RGB backlit keyboard and system lighting with more than 16 million colour customisation options. The Lenovo Legion Y740, however, gets an audio bonus thanks to the Dolby Atmos Speaker System with Dolby Sound Radar.

Coming to the Y740’s smaller cousin, the Legion Y540 also packs a punch in its own weight class. A GeForce RTX 2060 GPU is made comfortable in its new 15-inch housing. The Y540 is made more accessible for gamers on the go, weighing in at only 2.3kg.

Besides offering portability, it offers a white backlit keyboard and Harman Kardon speakers with support from Dolby Atmos.

Both laptops, the Legion Y740 and the Y540 come with upgraded battery lives, lasting up to six hours (T&Cs apply). Thanks to the Lenovo’s Legion Coldfront dual-fan thermal layout, you don’t have to worry about your machines overheating.

When can we see these?

The 17-inch Legion Y740 will start at $1,979.99 (Dh7,265) and the 15-inch model will start at $1,749.99. They are expected to go on sale starting February 2019 at Lenovo.com and select retailers.

The 15-inch Lenovo Legion Y540 Laptop will start at $929.99. It is expected to be on sale starting May 2019 online and at select retailers.


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