Lenovo reveals Legion desktops with next-generation hardware at CES

Lenovo Legion Tower 7i
Lenovo Legion Tower 7i (Image credit: Daniel Rubino | Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo unveils modern component configurations for its pre-built Legion desktop gaming PCs at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, supporting the latest Intel 13th Gen and AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs.
  • All three refreshed Tower models include the Legion Vantage suite, designed to enable simple overclocking and fan control.
  • Specific graphics card options have not yet been confirmed but are said to be 'next-generation' choices from NVIDIA and Radeon RX 7000 from AMD.

Lenovo has revealed its latest line-up of pre-built gaming PCs at CES 2023 in Las Vegas: the Legion Tower 7i, Tower 5i, and Tower 5. They offer high-end components and advanced features for gaming and content creation without the need to source individual parts yourself. The Tower 7i and Tower 5i come with up to the latest 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX series graphics cards, while the Tower 5 features an AMD Ryzen 9 CPU and either an AMD Radeon RX 7000 series or an NVIDIA GeForce RTX next generation series GPU.

In addition to the upgraded hardware, the new Legion desktops include Lenovo's Vantage software, a software suite offering real-time performance statistics, component overclocking, and intelligent fan controls. Gamers can also use the bundled Legion Arena app to search and consolidate their entire library of games from multiple platforms and launchers.

  • Legion Tower 7i (Intel CPU) $2,479.99 from April 2023
  • Legion Tower 5i (Intel CPU) $1,199.99 from April 2023
  • Legion Tower 5 (AMD CPU) $1,299.99 from May 2023

For additional post-purchase care, Lenovo offers Legion Ultimate Support. This 24/7 service provides access to advanced support provided by a community of experts with game-specific knowledge. Users get the most out of their Lenovo Legion devices with remote solutions and next-business-day onsite support available.

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Header Cell - Column 0 Legion Tower 7iTower 5iTower 5
OSWindows 11 ProWindows 11 ProWindows 11 Pro
Row 1 - Cell 0 Non-OSNon-OSNon-OS
ProcessorUp to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KUp to 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900FUp to AMD Ryzen 9 7900
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce Next Gen (not specified)NVIDIA GeForce Next Gen (not specified)NVIDIA GeForce Next Gen (not specified)
RAMUp to 64 GB DDR5Up to 32 GB DDR5Up to 32 GB DDR5
StorageUp to 6 TB PCIe NVMeUp to 2 TB PCIe NVMeUp to 2 TB PCIe NVMe
MotherboardIntel Z790 chipsetIntel B660AMD B650
Power Supply1200W850W850W
PortsUSB-A 3.2 Gen 2x2 (20Gbps)FrontFront
Row 9 - Cell 0 USB-A 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Row 10 - Cell 0 4x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)1 x Audio Jack (Combo)1 x Audio Jack (Combo)
Row 11 - Cell 0 2x USB 2.0RearRear
Row 12 - Cell 0 6x Audio1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)1 x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (10Gbps)
Row 13 - Cell 0 2.5G Lan2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)2 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5Gbps)
Row 14 - Cell 0 Row 14 - Cell 1 4 x USB 2.04 x USB 2.0
Row 15 - Cell 0 Row 15 - Cell 1 3 x Audio3 x Audio
Row 16 - Cell 0 Row 16 - Cell 1 1 x 2.5G Lan1 x 2.5G Lan
Row 17 - Cell 0 Row 17 - Cell 1 1 x LED-Switch1 x LED-Switch
ConnectivityWi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2
ColorStorm GreyStorm GreyStorm Grey
Dimensions8.31’’ x 17.78’’ x 18.80’’ (211 x 451.6 x 477.4 mm)8.07’’ x 15.63’’ x 16.77’’ (205 x 396.9 x 425.9 mm)8.07’’ x 15.63’’ x 16.77’’ (205 x 396.9 x 425.9 mm)
WeightStarting at 37.48 lb (17 kg)Starting at 35.27 lb (16 kg)Starting at 35.27 lb (16 kg)

The Legion desktops join a varied range of Lenovo products demonstrated at CES this year, including Legion Pro gaming laptops, unique spins on the ThinkBook range, an all-in-one Yoga AIO 9i desktop PC, the classic Yoga laptop range, and the beautiful ThinkPad X1 Fold, which reminds us of the fabled Microsoft Surface Neo. Offering pre-built gaming PCs to newcomers with high-end hardware means skipping the process of learning how to build your own and can sometimes lead to cheaper methods of obtaining cutting-edge graphics cards.

Ben Wilson
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Ben is the channel editor for all things tech-related at Windows Central. That includes PCs, the components inside, and any accessory you can connect to a Windows desktop or Xbox console. Not restricted to one platform, he also has a keen interest in Valve's Steam Deck handheld and the Linux-based operating system inside. Fueling this career with coffee since 2021, you can usually find him behind one screen or another. Find him on Mastodon @trzomb@mastodon.online to ask questions or share opinions.

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