Lenovo Legion 7, Legion 5 Pro, Legion Slim 7 gaming notebooks launched powered by AMD Ryzen processors

Lenovo Legion 7, Legion 5 Pro, Legion Slim 7 gaming notebooks launched powered by AMD Ryzen processors

Lenovo has unveiled its new Legion series of gaming notebooks at CES 2021. The company has announced four new Lenovo Legion models, all of which are powered by the new AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile CPUs. Alongside the new gaming notebooks, the company has also announced the IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptop, two new gaming headsets, and a new wireless charging station for your headsets, mouse, and smartphones.

The 2021 Legion gaming notebook series from Lenovo includes the Legion 7, Legion 5 Pro, Lenovo Legion Slim 7, and the Lenovo Legion 5. All four notebooks will come with Legion Coldfront 3.0 which is said to deliver 18% improved performance to tackle heat and noise compared to previous-generation models. These notebooks also come with Lenovo’s Vantage software to fine-tune your hardware including one-click overclocking while the Lenovo Q-Control makes a comeback allowing users to quickly switch between fan and performance profiles by just hitting Fn + Q keys. As mentioned above, Lenovo will be loading these notebooks with the newly announced AMD Ryzen 5000 mobile chipsets which means excellent performance as well as NVIDIA’s new GeForce RTX 30 series mobile graphics cards, which means improved Ray Tracing and DLSS features.

Lenovo Legion 2021: Specifications

SpecificationLenovo Legion 7Lenovo Legion 5 ProLenovo Legion 5 17Lenovo Legion 5 15
Dimensions & Weight
  • 356 x 261.04 x 20.1~23.5mm
  • Starting at 2.5kg
  • 356 x 264.2 x 21.7~26.85mm
  • Starting at 2.45kg
  • 398.6 x 290 x 24.3~26.2mm
  • Starting at 2.98 kg
  • 363.06 x 259.61 x 23.57~26.1mm
  • Starting at 2.4kg
Display
  • 16-inch QHD (2560 x 1600) IPS
    • 165Hz refresh rate
    • 3ms response time
    • 16:10 aspect ratio
    • 100% sRGB
    • 500-nits
    • VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified
    • Dolby Vision
    • NVIDIA G-SYNC
  • 16-inch QHD (2560 x 1600) IPS
    • 165Hz refresh rate
    • 3ms response time
    • 16:10 aspect ratio
    • 100% sRGB
    • 500-nits
    • VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified
    • Dolby Vision
    • NVIDIA G-SYNC

 

  • 17.3-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS
    • 144Hz / 60Hz refresh rate
    • 72% NTSC
    • 300-nits
    • Dolby Vision
  • 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS
    • 165Hz/120Hz/60Hz
    • <3 ms Response Time
    • 300nits
    • Dolby Vision
Processor
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series
  • AMD Ryzen 7 5000 series
GPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobile
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobile
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobile
  • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobile
RAM & Storage
  • 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 16GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
  • 32GB DDR4 3200MHz
  • Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Battery & Charger
  • Up to 8 Hours
  • Rapid Charge Boost
  • 300W Slim Adapter
  • Up to 8 Hours
  • Rapid Charge Boost
  • 230W Slim Adapter
  • Up to 8 Hours
  • Rapid Charge Boost
  • 230W Slim Adapter
  • Up to 8 Hours
  • 7.1 Hours (60 WHr)
  • Rapid Charge Pro
  • Starting at 170W Slim Adapter
I/O
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4)
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery)
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2)
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1)
  • E-Shutter Button
  • 3 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x Always-On 5V)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • DC-In
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4)
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery)
  • E-Shutter Button
  • 3 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x Always-On 5V)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • DC-In
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4)
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery)
  • E-Shutter Button
  • 3 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x Always-On 5V)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • Card Reader
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • DC-In
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4)
  • USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2,
    DisplayPort 1.4, Power Delivery)
  • E-Shutter Button
  • 3 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x Always-On 5V)
  • HDMI 2.1
  • RJ45 Ethernet
  • DC-In
  • 3.5mm headphone/microphone combo jack
Connectivity
  • Killer Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • Wi-Fi 6
  • Bluetooth 5.1
OS
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Windows 10 Pro
  • Windows 10 Home
Other Features
  • Corsair iCUE RGB lighting
  • 2x 2W Harman Speaker
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • Pantone X-Rite Color Management System
  • Nahimic Audio for Gamers
  • Tobii Horizon
  • Option of White, Blue, or 4-zone RGB backlight for the keyboard
  • 2x 2W Harman Speaker
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • 2 x 2W Harman Kardon Speaker
  • Nahimic Audio for Gamers
  • White backlit keyboard
  • 2x 2W Harman Speaker
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • 2 x 2W Harman Kardon Speaker
  • Nahimic Audio for Gamers
  • Option of White, Blue, or 4-zone RGB backlight for the keyboard
  • 2x 2W Harman Speaker
  • Lenovo Vantage
  • 2 x 2W Harman Kardon Speaker
  • Nahimic Audio for Gamers

Lenovo Legion 7

Just like the new consumer range of IdeaPad notebooks, Lenovo is bringing a 16:10 ratio display to the Legion 7. It comes with a 16-inch QHD display (2560 x 1600) IPS display with 100% sRGB color gamut, optional VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, up to 500 nits of brightness, and a 165Hz refresh rate. There is also support for Dolby Vision, NVIDIA G-SYNC plus low blue light and flicker-free Eye Care technology. The notebook also gets certification for being a High Gaming Performance Display with low blue light by TÜV Rheinland. Other notable features include RGB lighting all across that is handled by Corsair’s iCUE software as well as an E-Shutter webcam kill switch.

Lenovo Legion Slim 7

The new Legion Slim 7 is an upgrade to last year’s model and continues the legacy of being one of the lightest RTX gaming laptops with a 15.6-inch screen. Lenovo says that it has managed to make it thinner than before to become the thinnest and lightest gaming laptop in Lenovo Legion history weighing just under 2kgs. This notebook comes with a 15.6-inch IPS display, Dolby Vision and it can be configured with up 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution with a 60Hz refresh rate and 100% Adobe RGB, or a 165Hz FHD (1920 x 1080) resolution option with 100% sRGB gamut. The notebook also comes with a white backlit keyboard or if RGB is your game you can also go for the optional iCUE RGB variant. The notebook also comes with a fingerprint reader embedded in the power button and a 720p webcam with a sliding privacy shutter.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

The power-packed Legion 5 Pro is one of the larger and chunkier options from Lenovo and this one comes in a special Stingray White color option which looks really slick. It also comes with a large Legion logo on the lid which is, of course, backed up by RGB lighting. The notebook features a larger thermal intake and quad ventilation system. This notebook comes with a 16-inch QHD (2560 x 1600) IPS display with a 165Hz refresh rate, up to 3ms response time, 100% sRGB color gamut, and 500-nits brightness. The display on the Legion 5 Pro also comes with Dolby Vision and NVIDIA G-SYNC.

Lenovo Legion 5

The new Legion 5 is the most affordable option from Lenovo and comes in two sizes- 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch. The larger option comes with an FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display having a 144Hz refresh rate. The smaller 15.6-inch option also comes with an FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display but offers a higher 165Hz refresh rate and 100% sRGB color gamut. The 15-inch is obviously going to be the more attractive model so Lenovo is offering it in Phantom Blue color with optional 4-Zone RGB lighting, or the new Stingray White with blue backlighting.

There is also the more affordable IdeaPad Gaming 3 notebook which will also be powered by the next-gen AMD Ryzen mobile CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 mobile GPUs. Additionally, Lenovo has also announced the Legion S600 Gaming Station, Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset, and Legion H200 Gaming Headset. The S600 Gaming Station is an always-on charging station that can be used to charge the new Lenovo Legion H600 Wireless Gaming Headset by just hanging it on the stand while a Qi-enabled base lets you charge smartphones and compatible wireless mice.

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