Lenovo today unveiled the first models in its 2022 lineup – PCs, monitors, accessories and gamer-focused software and services – at CES 2022. These include the powerful 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptops, as well as the 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 laptops. Rounding out this lineup is the low-latency Lenovo Legion Y25-30 monitor, as well as two other Eyesafe-certified monitors, the Lenovo G27qe-20 and Lenovo G24qe-20.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series gets strong updates
The e-sports oriented Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming notebooks are the world’s first 16-inch notebooks with a WQHD+ gaming display with adaptive refresh rate up to 240Hz, designed and third-party tested for maximum performance.
The smart design of this full-featured powerhouse offers a variety of ports and slots, and supports up to 240Hz dynamic refresh rate.
Both notebooks rely on a 16-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1600) IPS display in 16:10 aspect ratio with 100 percent sRGB color space and up to 3 ms response time. VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification and up to 500 nits brightness make for an incredibly good picture. The device supports Dolby Vision and NVIDIA G-SYNC.
DDR5 RAM is tethered at a clock speed of 4800Mhz, and up to 1TB of PCle SSD (Gen4) storage is also available. Improved Wi-Fi 6E antenna placement also improves mobile communications.
The battery: from zero to 80 in 30 minutes
Moreover, the new battery of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series, which also manages a capacity of 80 Wh, is exciting. Thanks to Super Rapid Charge, the notebooks can be charged from zero to 80 percent in just 30 minutes.
For seamless gameplay and productivity on the go, the latest devices support up to 135W of USB Type-C charging for added mobility, with a slimmer adapter delivering dedicated power between 230W up to 300W.
Users can let the Lenovo Legion’s artificial intelligence (AI) help with battery optimization to improve battery longevity and thermal performance – just press the Fn+Q keys to enter intelligent mode.
Intel or AMD
When it comes to the CPU, you have the choice between Intel or AMD. The configuration is possible up to the 12th generation Intel Core i7-12700H processor or up to the next generation AMD Ryzen 9-6900HX Mobile processor.
When it comes to the GPU, Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series notebooks also come with plenty of options, including NVIDIA’s latest GPU, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and that of a maximum total graphics power of 165W (TGP). In addition, gamers can use up to 15W more graphics power compared to the last generation for better frame rates in gaming.
Cooling with 5 heat pipes
Optimized for e-sports, the unit’s cooling system includes an updated fan system, a larger exhaust area, and an improved penta-heatpipe layout that efficiently uses air to lower case temperatures. A copper block sits as a heat sink under the CPU to dissipate heat generated during gaming sessions.
The fan blades on today’s Lenovo Legion laptops are up to 40 percent slimmer than those of the previous generation to keep the system quieter. Legion Coldfront 4.0 now offers noise cancellation as one of its new features thanks to a noise-isolated case.
When it comes to acoustics, Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series notebooks rely on technology from SteelSeries’ Nahimic Audio. Designed with gamers in mind, Nahimic Audio on Lenovo Legion laptops offers professional sound tuning and audio effects via a precise 10-band equalizer that allows gamers to personalize the sound frequencies of their game.
With the 2 x 2W stereo speaker system, PC gamers can also optimize the sounds around them to enhance spatial awareness through sound and get an immersive experience with the Nahimic “Easy Surround” feature that can engage any Bluetooth speaker.
Lenovo Legion 5 Series: Cooler and quieter
Lenovo Legion 5 series notebooks have also received an update. The Lenovo Legion 5i 15-inch notebook with up to a 12th-generation Intel Core i7-12700H processor and the Lenovo Legion 5 15-inch notebook with up to an AMD Ryzen 7 6800H processor are also aimed at gamers.
Both notebooks rely on a slim, minimalistic design. However, a lot is offered under the hood. They are equipped with an optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU at most. A GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with a maximum of 125W TGP of the GPU and up to 1485Mhz boost clock is also offered.
Both models will be offered in Storm Grey and Cloud Grey colors. Users can choose between 4-zone RGB or white backlighting via the new Legion Spectrum RGB lighting solution integrated into the Legion TrueStrike keyboard. The latter is now all gray and features interchangeable WASD keycaps for a custom look.
Smaller, quieter and thinner
Key travel has been reduced by 33 percent compared to the previous generation. In addition, the improved Stealth cooling system in the Lenovo Legion 5 notebook series is more thermally efficient and quieter – it features a 40 percent more powerful fan with a larger area of exhaust vents, 45 percent larger than the previous generation.
For added mobility in the Lenovo Legion 5 series, it also features a 15 percent thinner case. The placement and design of the camera allows for an improved 1-finger leverage solution, while the convenient rear I/O indentation ensures that all USB-C adapters are flush with the device, making it easier for users to slip the notebook in and out of a bag.
The new Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 offer speeds for intense gaming with flexible display configurations for almost every gamer, including up to a 15-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display in 16:9 aspect ratio with a super-fast refresh rate of up to 165 Hz, 100 percent sRGB color gamut coverage at 300 nits brightness, and Dolby Vision.
Lenovo Legion Y25-30, Lenovo G27qe-20 & Lenovo G24qe-20
Also new to the Lenovo Legion portfolio are three exciting gaming monitors. With a refresh rate of 240 Hz, the new Lenovo Legion Y25-30 monitor is extremely exciting. Its 24.5-inch Full HD IPS panel offers 99 percent sRGB color space with Delta E<2 color accuracy. A VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification ensures vivid colors and high contrast.
While competitive gamers will benefit most from this monitor’s intelligent Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) technology, its high color performance and built-in 2 x 3W speakers also make it ideal for graphic design, video editing, browsing or multitasking, as well as enjoying entertainment and streaming content in high-definition.
The monitor is equipped with AMD FreeSync Premium to further enhance gameplay. With a response time of 0.5 ms for moving images (MPRT) and an extreme response time of 1 ms GtG for even more accuracy, flickering and ghosting are eliminated.
Lenovo gaming monitors feature built-in natural blue light technology that provides an excellent viewing experience without eyestrain or color distortion. The Legion Y25-30 and the new entry-level Lenovo G27qe-20 and Lenovo G24qe-20 models are all Eyesafe certified.
Lenovo G Series entry-level models
Designed for casual gamers, Lenovo G-Series monitors offer uncompromised performance with a 1m MPRT response time. The refresh rate is up to 100Hz and can be overclocked up to 110Hz on both monitors.
Users can easily tilt the monitor to get into a more comfortable position, and then adjust the display attributes or color settings for specific games – also using Lenovo Artery software for a better user experience.
Lenovo Legion M600s Wireless & Lenovo Legion M300s RGB Mouse
As input devices, Lenovo Legion also presents two new gaming mice. The super-light Lenovo Legion M600s Wireless Gaming Mouse is designed to give hardcore gamers more control with less jerkiness. It weighs less than 75g and is ergonomically optimized for universal grip styles such as claw and fingertip grip, as well as left- and right-handed use.
This extremely versatile mouse can be used wirelessly for a lossless sub-1ms connection over 2.4GHz, via Bluetooth, or wired via USB-C cable, and offers spectacular lighting effects thanks to 16.8 million colors.
High precision is provided by the built-in Pixart 3370 sensor with 19,000 dots per inch (DPI). Battery life is said to be up to 70 hours on a single charge. The feet are made of 100 percent polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
Another lightweight mouse for the gamer that’s easy on the wallet is the Lenovo Legion M300s RBG Gaming Mouse at just 61 grams. Its portable and ambidextrous design offers casual gamers enhanced performance with 8,000 DPI and 220 IPS maximum. It comes with an ultra-soft cable for minimal resistance and mechanical microswitches for up to 10 million clicks, which is fast for gaming and typing.
Legion Arena: dedicated gaming platform announced
The manufacturer is also introducing its own gaming platform, Legion Arena, which links to popular platforms and online stores to consolidate all purchased PC games into one easy-to-find, central hub.
In Legion Arena, you can easily search for titles or recently played games and launch or install the game directly from the app. You can also view a list of top games played by other Legion players, buy new games with the click of a button, and earn rewards and gameplay achievements.
Prices and Availability
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16”, 7) with Intel Core processors is expected to be available in May 2022, at a starting price of $1,699. The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (16”, 7) with AMD Ryzen processors is expected to be available in May 2022, starting at 1,699.
The Lenovo Legion 5i (15”, 7) with Intel Core processors will follow in May 2022 at a starting price of 1,399 Euros. The Lenovo Legion 5 (15”, 7) with AMD Ryzen processors is expected to be available in May 2022, at a starting price of 1,399 Euros.
The Lenovo Legion Y25-30 gaming monitor is expected to be released in June 2022 at a price of 349 Euros. The Lenovo G27qe-20 monitor, on the other hand, will appear available as early as February 2022 at a price of 329 euros. At the same time, the Lenovo G24qe-20 monitor launches for an MSRP of 249 euros.
The Lenovo Legion M600s Wireless Mouse is expected to be available in June 2022, at a price of 99.99 Euros. The Lenovo Legion M300s RGB mouse already launches in May 2022, and the manufacturer’s MSRP is 29.99 Euros here.