CES 2020: Lenovo launches new gaming gear
Discover a gamut of new hardware to keep gamers occupied at home and while on the go.
Lenovo is taking gaming seriously with its announcement of more than a half dozen new pieces of hardware at CES 2020.
First up is the Lenovo Legion Y740S. For a 15.6-inch laptop targeted towards gamers, Lenovo has made several bizarre choices. For no clear reason, the operating system of choice is Windows 10 Pro and, even more surprisingly, the Y740S doesn't come with high-end graphics baked in.
The laptop comes equipped with 9th generation Intel processors, can be configured to pack either 16 or 32GBs of DDR4 memory and gives you the choice of having either a 4K or FHD display.
Lenovo also dropped its Legion BoostStation, an external graphics enclosure and companion to the Y740S for on-the-go gamers. The eGPU will start at US$249.99, with the price increasing if you opt to go for the box bundled with an Nvidia GeForce RTX2060 or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT. Unfortunately, there's no indication of Australian pricing or availability yet for either.
Alongside its laptop launch, the brand announced a range of new gaming monitors.
Adopting the Lenovo Legion branding, the Y25-25 Gaming Monitor is a 24.5-inch Full HD IPS display with a "near-edgeless" look. The panel has a brightness of up to 400 nits and features a relatively high 240Hz refresh rate. The monitor's stand allows you to tilt, lift, pivot and swivel the display, letting you adjust the panel so it's just right for you. The monitor should hit shelves around the middle of this year.
To attract the crowd of gamers who appreciate a curved monitor, Lenovo announced two new displays with a curvature of 1500R – one of the most aggressive curvatures available on the market today.
The first of the two is the 31.5-inch G32qc Gaming Monitor. The 2560x1440 (QHD) panel has a 4ms response time and a 144Hz refresh rate, which should be fast enough for most gamers. The G27c Gaming Monitor is second on the list, featuring a 27-inch panel and AMD Radeon FreeSync technology to reduce screen tearing. Like its larger sibling, the G27c has a response time of 4ms, but it has a slightly higher refresh rate, reaching up to 165Hz.
Lenovo's curved monitors are expected to become available in March 2020. No Australian pricing or timeline has been announced yet.
Lenovo also showed off its new wireless RGB gaming peripherals: a mouse with up to 200 hours of battery life and a membrane keyboard.