Intel has presented on Tuesday their new “Tiger Lake-H” 11th generation CPUs, and other manufacturers are already revealing their new products which will be equipped with them. One is the Chinese multinational Lenovo, which has just announced on Tuesday (11) its new Legion family gaming laptops — the Legion 7i, Legion 5iPro and Legion 5i.
Processing, GPUs, screen and price
Both Legion 5i and 5i Pro will be sold with the Core i7-11800H processor. The Legion 7i, can be found in retail with the Core i9-11980HK chip. Intel’s new processors also provide Lenovo notebooks with support for Thunderbolt 4 technologies and PCie 4.0.
Another important change, especially for gamers, is that the new Legion line members have Nvidia graphics processors of the GeForce RTX series. Intermediates (Legion 5i and 5i Pro) will rely on the RTX 3050 or 3050 Ti GPUs, both will also be sold with the RTX 3070 chip. The family’s flagship, the Legion 7i, will be sold in its top-line version with the GPU GeForce RTX 3080.
On screens, both Legion 7i and 5i Pro will come with 16-inch display at 16:10 ratio with resolution of 2560×1600 pixels and refresh rate of 165 Hz. The 5i already has options with 15.6 or 17.3 inch screen. For the 17.3-inch panel version, the manufacturer will offer a model with FHD screen (1980 x 1080) and refresh rate of 144 Hz or 60 Hz.
Another new feature of this Lenovo product is its enhanced cooling technology ‘Coldfront 3.0’, which according to the manufacturer offers a 18% higher airflow compared to the previous generation of Legion laptops.
As for Legion 5i Pro as for Legion 7i must reach international retail in June costing from US$ 1,329,99 and US$ 1.769,99 , respectively. The Legion 5i will arrive only in July for a slightly lower price, from $969.99.