Lenovo has announced the upcoming hardware refresh for its Legion gaming laptops but the surprising news comes from the introduction of the new LOQ series.
The main selling points of the new Legion offerings don’t just come from better computing hardware but also the inclusion of a Lenovo AI chip that helps regulate power consumption and efficiency by dynamically scaling the needs of the currently running game to improve FPS and battery life in general. Think of it as NVIDIA’s Max-Q Technologies but powered by dedicated hardware.
So let’s start with the Legion Pro products, the Pro 7(7i) and Pro 5(5i). These competitively tuned machines are packed with premium materials such as all-metal top and bottom covers for the Pro 7s while the 5s get a metal top + polymer bottom combo. Powered with the latest and greatest, they can be configured to host up to the Intel Core i9-13900HX / AMD Ryzen 9 7945X and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU (RTX 4070 for the Pro 5s) to push enough frames for the QHD 240Hz IPS screen to satisfy gaming of all genre – be it competitive titles or single-player AAA games. Since they are so power-hungry, the 99.99WHr battery should last them longer than usual while the Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0 to push all the hot air out of the chassis for minimal throttling.
On the other hand, the thin yet powerful Legion Slim returns as well with 7(7i) and 5(5i) dialed down a bit to match their namesake. Capable of packing an Intel Core i9-13900H / AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Laptop GPU, they’ll have less stress in delivering a maxed-out experience since the screen is at 165Hz now but is still plentiful enough for 95% of users out there. Coupled with ample I/O ports for connecting peripherals, these are great to have on the go without blowing a big hole in the wallet.
And the new members on the line is the LOQ (pronounced Lock”) series that bears almost all of the similarities with the Legion counterpart but you may treat it as “inspired” rather than just “copy 95% and change 5%”. But anyhow, these are positioned as the above average but not the top-of-the-line models to provide gamers more options when it comes to a machine that they can daily drive for both work and entertainment. At launch, there will be 4 laptops of the LOQ 16IRH8 / 15IRH8 with Intel CPU and 16APH8 / 16APH8 for AMD instead while the Tower 17IRB8 stands in for the prebuilt gaming desktop section.
The new Lenovo Legion gaming laptops and LOQ offerings will be made available at a later date.