Lenovo launches Legion: the best PC for gamers

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I considered myself a gamer during my high school to college days. After school, me and my friends go to the nearest computer shop to play different types of games, may it be an online RPG game or a multiplayer casual game and on weekends, me and my sister would take turns in using our PC where we actually made a schedule as to what time we can use the computer. 

At present, I still enjoy playing games but not to often because of other priorities and usually, I just play via phone. So when I was invited to be part of the launch of Legion by Lenovo, I began to reminisce as I saw state-of-the-art PCs used by teams as they play one of the most popular multiplayer online battle arena video game, League of Legends.

The event happened last January 28, 2017 at the SM North Annex Cyberzone which gathered hardcore and enthusiast gamers to battle it out on LOL Garena using Lenovo's newest sub-brand of gaming PCs called Lenovo Legion. They offer gamers powerful gaming devices and community engagement. It’s a user experience designed around what they’re passionate about – the most immersive gaming experiences.

IdeaCentre Y710 Cube

“Lenovo Legion is dedicated to our community of gamers, and their passion for gaming,” said Michael Ngan, Country General Manager for Lenovo Philippines. “And by introducing Legion through this gaming convention, we hope to grow such a community – where local gamers can support each other in the world of gaming, and improve camaraderie online.”

The gaming convention served as battleground for 12 teams from participating schools such as the De La Salle University, DLSU-College of Saint Benilde, Adamson University, National University, AMA University – Quezon City Campus, University of the Philippines-Diliman, and the Far Eastern University, among many others.

Gamers registered onsite to play, and got to face-off against celebrities such as Kristoffer Martin, Jack Reid, Ashley Gosiengfiao, Alex Diaz, and Jerome Ponce. Radio DJs, Nikko Ramos and Joyce Pring hosted Legion by Lenovo.

But since the first day was a media launch, bloggers were asked to join the game and compete with volunteer gamers and surprisingly, the bloggers won the competition. Good job guys!

There were also displays of the newest Lenovo Legion (desktops and laptops) at the venue where visitors were able to try the units as well as reserve for units that are not yet available in the country. 

Lenovo IdeaPad Y700 - P62,995.00
Lenovo IdeaPad 510 - P51,995.00

Lenovo Legion Y520
The Lenovo Legion Y520 is an entry-level gaming laptop that runs on the latest 7thgeneration Kaby Lake processors from Intel, and thanks to its budget powerhouse NVIDIA GTX 1050/1050Ti graphics card, games can be displayed in crisp 1080p or 1440p quality.
Audiophiles shouldn’t have a problem as sound is equipped with Dolby Premium technology projected through Harman-certified speakers.
Interestingly, the Y520 has a Nerve Sense feature, which you won’t find in any kind of laptop. It’s a function that allows one to easily customize various settings with less effort.
Through the Nerve Sense, one can adjust the keyboard lighting, disable the touchpad and other unnecessary keys for playing, and control the sound settings. The Nerve Sense also has an Extreme Cooling feature which allows one to adjust cooling systems with just a few clicks.
For streamers, the Nerve Sense can also conduct livestream gaming sessions which can be integrated into their social media accounts or record their gameplay and upload them at another time.

Lenovo IdeaPad 700 - P54,995.00
Lenovo IdeaPad Y910
Also debuting at the gaming convention is the virtual-reality ready Ideapad Y910. It is built with a 6th generation Intel Core i7 K processor, and is especially equipped with a One Key Turbo that can instantly boost CPU performance with just one click for an uninterrupted gaming experience. Graphics of the Ideapad Y910 will be provided by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080M GPU which can reach 4K resolution display.

Lenovo IdeaCentre Y710 Cube - P81,990.00
Another VR-ready machine is the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube that has a 6th generation Intel Core i7 K processor and memory of up to 16GB of DDR4, more than enough to handle games while streaming them at the same time, or even opening multiple applications at once while editing your videos and photos. Additionally, its NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 GPU also allows for 4k resolution gaming.

Combining a sharp design with decent portability and 4K/VR-ready performance, the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is small, yet mighty. The case is decked in various shades of matte grey plastic, and a three-pronged front edge with lines that glow through external LED lights.

Exceptionally, it has a built-in carrying handle, so you can lug it anywhere you like. You can bring it between gaming stations, to your room, or a friend’s house for an all-night multiplayer gaming. The Cube weighs only 7.4 kilograms, and has a tower that’s approximately the size of a standard laptop at 15.48 inches long.

Out of the three Lenovo units which debuted at this event, only the IdeaCentre Y710 Cube is readily available in the market with a starting price of P81,990. The Lenovo Legion Y520 will be available in all authorized retail stores on February while the Ideapad Y910 will be available on the first quarter of 2017.

To know more about the new offerings of Lenovo, you can check out their Website and to get updates on the availability of the Lenovo Legion Y520 and Ideapad Y910 as well as ongoing promotions, follow their Facebook Page.

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