Lenovo's new Legion laptops sport Intel's fresh 9th Gen mobile processors

Gaming laptops have enjoyed quite a run recently, with powerful graphics chips from NVIDIA's RTX line making their mobile debut. The latest upgrades rolling out now to add even more power are Intel's new 9th Generation mobile processors, which are now available in a range of refreshed and new Lenovo Legion laptops.

At the top of the range is the Lenovo Legion Y740, which is packed with Intel's 9th Gen Core i7 processor, along with up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q graphics. There are 15-inch and 17-inch models on offer and Lenovo has added the GeForce 1660 Ti as another graphics option for those who don't need the absolute bleeding edge in their on-the-go gaming rig.

The Legion Y740 also comes with an optional 144Hz 1080p display and NVIDIA G-Sync, which should keep your frames coming smooth and stutter-free. That's rounded out by Dolby Atmos-enabled speakers, up to 32GB of DDR4 2666Mhz RAM, and RGB keyboard and system lighting powered by Corsair's iCue suite.


Lenovo Legion Y7000p

Just below is the Legion Y7000p, coming with a 9th Gen Core i7 processor, along with graphics options ranging from the GeForce RTX 2060 down to the GTX 1660 Ti or 1650. There's also a 144Hz display on board, along with a full-sized backlit keyboard and thermal optimizations to run cooler and quieter than your average gaming rig.

At the lower end are the Legion Y540 and IdeaPad L340. Both bring up to 9th Gen Intel Core i7 processors to the table, with the main differences coming down to graphics options. With the Legion Y540, you'll be able to snag up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU in a package that weighs in at 5.1 pounds and blue lighting accents. The IdeaPad L340, meanwhile, is meant to work as an everyday PC with some extra gaming power, featuring "Quick" mode for gaming with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 graphics, or a "Quiet" mode for work. Both laptops are available in 15-inch and 17-inch varieties.

Legion Y540

Lenovo Legion Y540

The new Lenovo Legion Y740 is expected to launch in May, starting at $1,610, while the Legion Y540 is also expected in May starting at $1,210. The Legion Y7000p and IdeaPad L340 are expected to be available in May starting at $1,200 and $870, respectively.

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