Lenovo Introduces Suite of AMD Ryzen Gaming PCs

Lenovo Legion 17 and Lenovo Legion Tower 5i
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Lenovo is today announcing a new batch of AMD-powered Legion gaming PCs, including a desktop and laptops. They will start to release this month and into the fall.

The two laptops are the Lenovo Legion 5 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 3. They share similar specs with CPUs up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H and 1TB SSD, but the Legion goes up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 while the IdeaPad, a more entry-level machine, goes up to a GTX 1650 Ti. 

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Header Cell - Column 0 Lenovo Legion 5Lenovo Legion Tower 5Lenovo IdeaPad 3
CPUUp to AMD Ryzen 7 4800HUp to AMD Ryzen 9 3950XUp to AMD Ryzen 7 4800H
GraphicsUp to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SuperUp to Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
RAMUp to 16GB DDR4 3200 MHzUp to 128GB DDR4 3200 MHzUp to 32GB DDR4  3200 MHz
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSDUp to 2x 1TB PCIe SSD and 2x 2TB 3.5 HDDUp to 1TB PCIe SSD
Display15.6 inch or 17.3-inch, 1920 x 1080, Dolby VisionN/A15.6-inch, 1920 x 1080, up to 120 Hz
Availability DateSeptember 2020October 2020July 2020
Starting Price $1,089.99 $829.99 $659.99

The 15-inch version of the Legion 5 has been previously announced, but now the company is introducing a 17-inch version. Both will have FHD displays with options for Dolby Vision. The IdeaPad 3, with its 15.6-inch display, will go up to 120 Hz. 

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Lenovo’s IdeaPad 3 will go on sale this month starting at $659.99, but you’ll have to wait until September for the Legion 5, which starts at $1,089.99.

The Legion 5 features Lenovo’s TrueStrike keyboard with 1.5mm of travel, while the IdeaPad does not.

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As for the desktop it’s an AMD version of the Lenovo Legion Tower 5i announced earlier this year, now dubbed the Lenovo Legion Tower 5. It comes with up to a 16-core AMD Ryzen 9 3950X CPU paired with up to an Nvidia RTX 2070 Super. That’s a strange mix given the CPU is insane overkill for gaming, while the GPU is a step down from the 2080 Super (not to mention the 2080 Ti).

That all fits in a 16-liter chassis, with options for a 150W air cooler for the CPU or a 200W all-in-one liquid cooler. The Legion Tower 5 desktop will launch in October starting at $829.99.

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Lenovo has two other devices on the docket, both of which won’t be available in the United States. The Lenovo Legion 5P is a 15-inch gaming laptop with more prominent branding targeted at esports with a 144Hz refresh rate. The other, a desktop, is the IdeaCentre Gaming 5 with a blue chassis housing up to a AMD Ryzen 7 3700X CPU and up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. Prices and release dates for those will vary by region.

Andrew E. Freedman

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