Everyone needs a way to escape their everyday life sometimes, and what’s better than being able to fire up a computer game after a long day of work? Lenovo certainly thinks that’s the way to go, and they’ve got you covered with LOQ, their new entry-level gaming line, as well as their flagship Legion gaming PCs!
LOQ (pronounced “lock) will be coming in both desktop and laptop flavors and will be powered by both AMD and Intel processors. No matter where you land on the laptop/desktop/processor wars, you’ll find one that fits your tastes.
These are aimed at people who are just starting out with needing a gaming PC. Maybe you’re realizing Steam isn’t quite keeping up, but you’re not yet looking at a computer chassis and thinking, “needs more RGB LED.” That’s the sweet spot for LOQ.
On the laptop side, the LOQ gaming notebooks have every base covered. They offer 15″ and 16″ screens, AMD Ryzen 7000 or Intel 13th Gen Core processors, and four heat pipes with dual 12v fans to keep things cool.
The NVIDIA GPU offers a MUX switch, which basically allows the user to either use the NVIDIA GPU for more power or the integrated GPU for better battery life, and both sizes of laptops support NVIDIA G-Sync for vibrant and crisp visuals with a fast refresh rate.
LOQ laptops sport the same onboard Lenovo LA AI chip that’s also found in Lenovo Legion laptops to power the Lenovo AI Engine+ for smart wattage and cooling, as well as full-size Lenovo gaming keyboards with num pads and optional RGB backlighting.
The 16″ LOQ will support Super Rapid Charge Pro for fast charging, while the 15″ LOQ will offer a 60Whr battery with up to 6 hours of battery life and Super Rapid Charge support.
Expect the Lenovo LOQ laptops to range from $899 to $1,149, depending on the processor and screen size, this spring.
Desktop users aren’t forgotten, with the Lenovo LOQ Tower sporting an Intel 13th Gen Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of RAM, and up to 2TB of hard drive storage and 1TB of SSD storage. There are also 2D and 3D designs on the chassis because it does have to look good to fit in with its Legion siblings.
The Lenovo LOQ Tower will start at $979.99 this fall.
Lenovo Legion Slim 7/7i
Lenovo really hit a home run when they named their gaming line Legion. It just feels like an intimidating futuristic name, and they’re updating their arsenal with the new Legion Slim! This isn’t to chassis-shame the other gaming laptops, but they’re never known for being the most svelte of devices.
Slim is designed to be powerful but also portable, so you’ll be able to game in between real work on the go.
The new 16″ Lenovo Legion Slim 7/7i devices will sport Lenovo PureSight gaming displays, so you’ll see every strand of fur on Freddy as he eviscerates you at his eponymous pizza place. There’s also Windows 11 on board, as well as up to an Intel 13th Gen Core i9-3900H or an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS processor.
Lenovo Coldfront 5.0 will keep things properly chilled, along with the Lenovo LA AI chip to fine-tune the experience. And, of course, they sport Lenovo TrueStrike Keyboards with full number pads and Lenovo Spectrum per-key RGB for the ultimate in customized lighting.
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i with Intel will start at $1,769.99 this April, and the Slim 7 with AMD will start at $1,769.99 this May.
Lenovo Legion 5/5i
There’s also the Lenovo Legion 5/5i, which will sport either up to Intel 13th Gen Core i7 processors or AMD Ryzen 9 7840HS processors. Both will sport 16″ screens, and a Legion 5 variant will also be available with a 14″ OLED panel instead.
They all have Legion Coldfront 5.0 (no burning thighs here!), the Lenovo AI Engine+, and they can be configured with up to 32GB of RAM. Depending on the configuration, some of the Slim 5 laptops live up to their names, coming in at 5.07 pounds and as thin as .86″ at their thinnest point. Note that these options mean trading off on GPU, but if you want gaming and portability, that’s something to consider.
You’ve also got Lenovo TrueStrike keyboards and the Spectrum 4-Zone RGB keyboard for maximum fancy.
The Legion Slim 5i with Intel will start at $1,349.99 this April, while the 5 with AMD Ryzen will start at $1,199.99 this May. The 14in Legion Slim 5 is expected this October with a price TBD.
Lenovo Legion Monitors
Allegedly, you have to get some real work done in between all the gaming. Lenovo knows that you want to be able to game and work with ease, so they’re rolling out two new monitors. Lenovo Legion Y34wz-30 Gaming Monitor will offer 34 inches of curved screen ultra-wide WQHD with a 180Hz refresh rate and plenty of USB-C connections for all your peripherals.
Then there’s the Lenovo Legion R45w-30 Gaming Monitor, which will rock a jaw-dropping 44.5″ screen, just in case you’ve ever wanted a computer monitor bigger than the television you/your parents/your grandparents used to have growing up. Both monitors will support Lenovo’s TrueSplit tech, so you can use them as a dual monitor setup with one connection.
Look for the Y34wz-30 to start at $1,199.99 in July and the R45w-30 at $999.99 this August.
All gaming PCs in both the LOQ and Legion lines will come with 3 months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate as well as access to Legion Arena and Lenovo Vantage.