Lenovo launches new gaming devices

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HONG KONG-based technology firm Lenovo will start offering new gaming devices under its Legion brand this month.

The company said a total of four new devices will be made available starting May 11, and through authorized resellers starting June. These products, Lenovo said, are equipped with updated hardware from technology manufacturer Intel Corp. and computer game firm NVIDIA Corp.

The four new Legion devices are Legion Y740, Legion Y540, IdeaPad L340 Gaming and Legion T530.

The 9th generation processor from Intel is expected to perform video editing 34% faster than the previous generation and can run games with a faster frame rate of 10% more frames per second.

The GTX 16 series of NVIDIA is seen boosting the devices’ power efficiency by 1.4 times versus the previous generation. This will enable users to stream high-quality videos as the technology will have dedicated hardware encoders. NVIDIA is also offering its RTX 2060 graphics card for the new Legion devices, which could deliver better graphics as it performs six times better than the previous generation cards.

“The boost catered by Intel and NVIDIA will surely help produce popular content since they not only provide the power needed to play new and upcoming games, which people want to see, but also make the process a lot easier,” Lenovo Philippines General Manager Michael Ngan said in a statement.

“By providing the right tools, we at Lenovo are not only giving gamers the chance to play games, but we’re also giving non-gamers an opportunity to fully immerse themselves in a new environment,” he added.

The Legion Y740 is priced at P119,995, and will be equipped with an NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card and Intel Core i7-9750H processor.

The Legion Y540 would cost around P99,995 to P69,995, depending on the variant of choice that customers may select from three hardware and processor options.

The IdeaPad L340 Gaming is the cheapest of the four, which has a P59,995 variant with an NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card and Intel Core i7-9750H processor, and a P49,995 variant which has an NVIDIA GTX 1650 graphics card and Intel Core i5-9300H processor.

The Legion T530 is for desktop gamers, which is powered by an NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics card and Intel Core i7-9700 processor for the price of P89,995.

“Thanks to the booming popularity of eSports and gaming in general, video game streaming has become very lucrative and we recognize that a lot of people want to get in on it,” Mr. Ngan said. — Denise A. Valdez