Computer sales remain on the rise and laptops are the ones that pull the most on the bandwagon. One of the reasons is probably because of how they have evolved the hardware to play. the laptops gaming they are no longer cumbersome and too heavy to be transported frequently. Yesterday, Lenovo showed the press its models for this year of the Legion 5 and Legion 7 ranges, which, according to Javier Bueno, Lenovo 4P PC product manager, “an important transition in this generation” with several relevant changes such as the move to DDR5 memory, a larger battery, another screen ratio or a new design. The 2022 Legions are thinner and more sober than usual in gaming computers and a metal chassis so that they have the double function of serve even for demanding games and to be able to take to a work meeting without attracting too much attention and, having all the ports behind, the desk is more tidy.
12th generation Intel processors and DDR5 memory
The 7 series is the flagship of the portable Legion, with the powerful version 7i and the lightness of the Slim 7i, which carry12th generation Intel Core i9-12900HX processors, which is 40% faster than the previous generation, the graphics card is a GeForce RTX with settings up to 3080ti and the memory is DDR5 (depending on the model, they have one or two slots). The battery is the largest a laptop can carry, at 99.9W, with two charging options, via cable with a power of 300W and through one of the USB-C that it has, with a power of 135W. It lasts up to 7 hours, although to play it is recommended to have the computer connected to the network. Legion equipment allows you to indicate whether the graphic demands of video games require the computer to be at full capacity, even at the cost of greater battery consumption, or if it is being used in other activities that save energy.
Despite this higher power the device heats up less thanks to the Legion Coldfront 4.0 system, a quieter dissipation system (below 38 decibels), which uses thinner blades on the fans, which allows use 31% more blades and also has a thermal paste that lasts longer. In addition, the ventilation system with a vapor chamber has been improved. Inside the equipment, the temperature is recorded at various points to regulate the ventilation in the most suitable way. connectivity is Wi-Fi 6E that guarantees a specific bandwidth to play and the storage is with fourth generation SSD disks (depending on the model, there are one or two slots).
Keys that respond to different pressure
The WASD keys on the Legion 7i respond with different actions depending on the pressure used in video games, the attacks will be stronger and the vehicles or the character will go faster the harder the key is pressed, and a change of desEsports Extrasin the keys serves so that they do not spoil with the use. The RGB lights have differentiation by keys, and by zones in the case of the 5 series.
Lenovo replaces in the Legion 5 and 7 the screen with a 16:10 format Instead of 16:9, which, Bueno said, “allows an extra competitive edge because you have an extra bit of vision that your opponent doesn’t have,” these screens are 16″ and have and a variable refresh rate on the Legion 7 between 165 and 240Hz.
In terms of software, in addition to Legion Arena, to unify all the video game platforms to which we are subscribed, there is Lenovo Vantage for Gaming for adjust and customize display features, performance, or lighting in real time; What’s more, according to Lenovo, if the Nahimi sound is added to the lighting, the RGBs also light up indicating where the sound comes from.
The Lenovo Legion 5 with an Intel processor starts at 1,480 euros and the Lenovo 7 starts at 2,649 euros.