Among the undoubtedly many news items that slipped by last week, Lenovo showed off six new Legion-branded computers at E3. The Legion Y730 and Y530 are gaming laptops, the T730 and T530 are towers, and the C730 and C530 are gaming cubes, but all promise to offer the power you need to play on. The design of the Legion laptops differs significantly from the Legion Y720 I got to review earlier this year, opting for a sleeker appearance that will not necessarily turn as many heads in public and ultrathin borders around the 1920x1080 IPS display. Both laptops feature up to a GeForce GTX 1050 TI GPU combined with an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU to drive an optional 144 Hz version of the IPS display. To keep the components cool, Lenovo developed a dual-channel system with additional side vents and optimized fan blades to improve airflow by 16%, running the system 10% cooler than before. The keyboards will offer under 1 ms input response time and will be the first in a gaming laptop to support Corsair iCUE RGB lighting control. You can also get up to 16 GB of Corsair DDR4 overclocked memory.
Moving on to the C730 and C530 cube gaming PCs, these machines are lighter and more compact than before, using a portable 19L Iron Gray chassis. A handle is integrated into the top of the case for easy transport with the fully transparent top panel flanking it on either side. There is also an optional RGB system for the C730 or red LED system for the C530 to show light up the components inside. The Legion C730 can come with up to a GTX 1060 FPU and up to an 8th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU, along with up to 32 GB of overclocked Corsair RAM. Both cubes use a dual-channel thermal ventilation system to keep the components cool.
Coming to the Legion T730 and T530 towers, the two cases also have lighting options, with the T530 having red lighting behind its thermal venting and the T730 has an internal and external RGB system. Like the cubes, these towers offer up to the GTX 1060 for the GPU and up to Intel's latest Core i7 CPUs, and the towers can have 32 GB of Corsair Vengeance DDR4 RAM overclockers as well. For storage, you can have up to two 512 GB PCIe RAID 0 SSD or 2 TB of SATA HDD storage. To keep it cool, the T730 can come with Asetek liquid cooling. If you will want to upgrade one of these towers in the future, they are designed to be tool-free, so you can easily swap out graphics cards or memory.
The Legion T730, T530, C730, and C530 are all launching in August with pricing starting at $929.99 for the 730 versions (both T and C) and $829.99 for the 530 versions. The 17" version of the Legion Y730 laptop will start at $1249.99, while the 15" version will start at $1179.99 when it becomes available in September. The Legion Y530 will be available in June starting at $929.99.
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