Lenovo has announced a new, dedicated gaming brand at CES in Las Vegas - Lenovo Legion. The first Lenovo Legion laptops are the Y720 and Y520, follow-ups to the well-received Ideapad Y700 and Ideapad Y500. Inside you'll find either a Core i5-7300HQ or a Core i7-7700HQ processor paired with an NVIDIA GTX 1060 6GB GPU - not the most powerful mobile graphics card on the market, but also no slouch. As VR headset technology advances, and inside-out tracking lets them become more portable, solutions like the Lenovo Legion Y720 will become more and more appealing to VR enthusiasts. Both models are fairly thin, with the Y720 at 1.14-inches and the Y520 at 1.01-inches, which should help with portability.
The Y720 offers up to 5 hours of run time per charge, and includes a pair of 2 watt JBL Speakers as well as a 3 watt subwoofer with Dolby Atmos.
On top of all that, the Y520 boasts a high-performance keyboard that can stand up to the strict requirements of gaming audiences. The keys feature 1.7 mm of travel as well. The laptop will be available in the market by April 2017. This is a rig that is sure to deliver if it is sat on your lap, but it's just as impressive when it is hooked up to a widescreen television in your living room.
Since graphics and speed are major factors when it comes to a gaming laptop, the aforementioned laptops are fitted with the latest NVIDIA graphics cards and Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors.
Lenovo will let you kit the Y520 out with up to 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and up to 512 GB of PCIe SSD storage, although base models will pack either a 128 GB SSD or even a 500 GB hard drive.
If you're not donning a headset, you will be able to take advantage of the system's stunning display. The 15-inch Y520 laptop, the cheaper option, offers up to 1080p resolution. The Y720 is being billed as the world's first Dolby Atmos PC, so both sound and vision are sure to impress. The Y720 also features a built-in Xbox One receiver, so you don't have to carry a dongle with you on the go. This means that up to four players can sync their controllers to the PC to facilitate multiplayer sessions.
If Lenovo can flawless their custom software experience on the Legion Y720, this laptop is poised to be a great alternative for a full desktop PC VR set-up.