Lenovo creates gaming PCs, not for gamers


    GAMING computers are the military-grade specifications of regular computers.

    They run faster, resist hotter temperatures, are built for hard work, withstand severe keyboard stresses, and no shutting down. Though gaming computers are supposed to be for gamers, Lenovo has decided that the current demands of work-from-home or out-of-office arrangements need a computer that has the reliability and strength of a tank.

    The technology maker has repositioned a slew of its gaming laptops and desktops for the new normal’s definition of personal use. The belief is that gaming PCs are more than capable of bolstering productivity through components such as a dedicated graphics processing unit (GPU) or graphics card, better memory and storage capacity, and the latest processors.

    From the standpoint of the WFH person, be it a college professor, a graphics artist, a call center agent, an executive running a business remotely, this reality is highlighted when for instance, a Zoom or Google meeting is running all day, while in the background an Adobe Photoshop file is being edited, or a callout to the server to retrieve customer data is being done, or even multiple chat rooms running simultaneously—activities that will stress a non-gaming computer.

    So Lenovo, through its dedicated gaming sub-brand Legion, offers its newest gaming lineup with devices that transcend both personal and professional use.

    “We purposely designed and developed our new Legion lineup not only for gamers but also with today’s workforce in mind. With current business demands, it’s no longer enough for devices to only run basic office applications and the usual day-to-day tasks. As the world of work evolves — and at a rapid pace at that, we want to equip professionals with devices that can help them adapt and excel in multiple scenarios,” Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President and General Manager explained as he listed recommended Lenovo computers for the WFH employee to executive.

       IdeaPad Gaming. Recommended for online businesses. The 10th-generation Intel processor and up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti dedicated graphics card, means running all the needed applications at the same time. Lively performance is assured by the 16GB DDR4 memory and either up to 1TB NVME PCIe SSD or 2TB HDD storage options. Prices start at P43,995.

    Legion 5Pi. Best for content creators including, but not limited to, vloggers, graphic designers, photographers, video editors, animators, and layout artists. The Legion 5Pi notebook comes with a 15-inch In-Plane Switching (IPS) 1080p display with up to a 144Hz refresh rate and 500nits of brightness for high quality and vivid images and videos without tearing. It is also a VESA-certified high dynamic range (VESA DisplayHDR 400) screen that comes with 100 percent sRGB color accuracy, making it perfect for more realistic visualization of images while editing photos and videos. The starting price is P67,995) 

    Legion 7i. For musicians who need a home studio setup, Lenovo recommends its flagship notebook Legion 7i. Its specifications not only make it the new Legion lineup’s most powerful notebook for gaming but also produce the best audio through its Dolby Atmos Speaker system. It’s specifically made to provide cinema-like sound quality and contains tools that musicians can utilize to get the perfect pitch and sound. SRP is P99,995.

    Legion 5/5i. Programmers and developers of this world will love compiling and running code with the Legion 5 and Legion 5i (“i” is for Intel). This is the gaming notebook for programmers, who can actually create their own games with ease. Equipped with either the AMD Ryzen 4000-series processor or Intel’s high-performing 10th-generation processor, the Legion 5/5i is capable of running any application that developers can think of.  Priced at P52,995.

    IdeaCentre Gaming 5i. For teachers and professors. Online learning is here to stay. To keep up with the pace of synchronous learning and teaching, Lenovo recommends the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i desktop. Equipped with up to a 10th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and up to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super dedicated graphics card, the IdeaCentre Gaming 5i, paired with any Lenovo monitor from 21.5” up to 27” (sold separately), can run almost any distance learning tool with ease. It also comes with an up to 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD for storing notes, reports, tests, and worksheets. It is priced at a teacher-friendly P49,995.

    Legion Tower 5i. For 3D designers and architects. A computer overheating while performing 3D rendering is common since it requires multiple components operating in unison. The Legion Tower 5i gaming battle station is built for 3D artists and architects. This desktop easily breezes through intensive 3D rendering through its Legion Coldfront 2.0 Cooling System, In addition, 3D artists and architects can design everything they can think of from scratch with the Legion Tower 5i’s NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 dedicated graphics card that enables several perks such as ray-tracing and Variable Rate Shading. There is the 10th-generation Intel Core i9 processor that delivers remarkable performance upgrades when it comes to gaming or productivity. It can reach clock speeds of up to 5.3GHz and comes with 10 cores and 20 threads for faster processing of tasks. The SRP for the Tower 5i is P69,995.

    Lenovo’s gaming computers with a work attitude have succeeded in making work into play. Not only are these gaming computers for work technically adept, with specifications adopted for both gameplay or work desks, they also come with ownership-friendly add-ons, like the annual PC Health Check to maintain the computer’s integrity.

    All these features and services in Legion’s newest devices position Lenovo as an integrated solutions provider capable of helping customers address their most critical needs and prepare for the challenges ahead. Lenovo is dedicated to building and managing smarter IT service solutions that are designed to drive customers’ intelligent transformation and empower them to be more agile and efficient in pursuit of their desired outcomes.

    A new year party for Empire members

    The Legion lineup’s new prices for 2021 add another reason to get one for work this year.

    To celebrate the new year, Lenovo Legion removed up to P45,000 off from the prices of several of its gaming devices, including those mentioned above. More information about the new prices can be found on <fb.com/lenovolegionPH/posts/1110268429395060>

    Also, buyers purchasing a Legion device from now up to January 31, 2021 will earn corresponding Empire points under the extended Empire Christmas Sale. All of the Legion devices discussed above are part of the sale, and participants buying them can get exclusive items such as a gaming keyboard, mouse, and chair upon redemption of points. To learn more about the mechanics of the promo and to redeem points, visit <legion.fan/EmpireSalePH>. The Empire is the exclusive gaming community of Lenovo Legion.

    For more information on how Lenovo Legion gaming devices can bolster your productivity this 2021, visit <lenovo.com/ph/en/legion> or get in touch on Facebook at <fb.com/lenovolegionPH>.


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