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Lenovo Launches New IdeaPad L340, Legion Gaming Laptops With Intel’s 9th-Gen CPUs

Lenovo has announced brand new gaming laptops based on the latest Intel processors and Nvidia graphics cards. The company has updated five laptops under its Legion lineup and has added a new affordable model in Ideapad series. The new laptops have all been announced globally and are aimed at gamers.  Let’s take a look at the technical specs and features of the new laptops below:

Legion Y740:

Beginning with the Lenovo Legion Y740, the laptop is available in two display sizes of 15-inch and 17-inch. It comes with optional 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync. The laptop features an RGB LED keyboard designed by Corsair and Dolby Atmos speaker system. The Legion Y740 is powered by up to a 9th Gen Core i7 processor. It is paired with an optional Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 with Max-Q design or the latest GeForce GTX 1660 Ti. The laptop packs up to 32GB DDR4 RAM and runs Windows 10 out of the box.

The price of 15-inch Legion Y740 starts at $1,609.99 (roughly Rs 1,12,542). The 17-inch model is priced at $1,669.99 (roughly Rs 1,16,626). Both the devices will be available starting May 2019.

Legion Y540:

Coming to the Legion Y540, this laptop is a portable machine weighing just 2.3kg. The device is available in 15-inch and 17-inch displays and sports a Raven Black colour. The Y540 comes with Harman Kardon speakers instead of Dolby Atmos. Lenovo has opted for a white backlit keyboard and dropped the RGB one on this model.

The Legion Y540 comes with the same internals compared to the Legion Y740. It is equipped with up to a 9th Gen Core i7 processor, and a choice of Nvidia’s new GPUs or the RTX 2060. The laptop features a dual fan cooling system that aids in dissipating heat and minimising noise during intense gaming sessions. Both the display variants of the Legion Y540 are claimed to offer up to 6 hours of battery life on a single charge.

The 15 and 17-inch models of the Y540 with GTX 1650 bear a price tag of $929.99 (roughly Rs 64,986) and $989.99 (roughly Rs 69,164) respectively. The same models with a GTX 1660 Ti are priced at $1,209.99 (roughly Rs 84,534) and $1,269.99 (roughly Rs 88,724) respectively. Both the devices will go on sale starting in June 2019.

Lenovo Y7000p and Y7000:

The Lenovo Y7000p is the higher model among the two. The Y7000 and Y7000p are available in a 15-inch FHD display only with 144Hz refresh rate. Both the laptops come with the same 9th Gen CPU options. However, gamers have the choice between the RTX 2060 or Nvidia GTX 1650, GTX 1660 Ti.

Both the Y7000p and Y7000 flaunt a sleek aluminium metal design. The former comes with a full-sized keyboard with Red backlighting while the later has a white backlight keyboard.

The 15-inch Y7000p with GTX 1650 & GTX 1660 Ti will retail at $979.99 (roughly Rs 68,466) and $1,199.99 (roughly Rs 83,836) respectively. The devices will be available from May 2019. The price of Y7000 will be announced later. It will be available in select markets, but not in North America.

Lenovo IdeaPad L340:

The new IdeaPad L340 is an affordable gaming focussed laptop. It is positioned as a mainstream laptop with casual gaming usage. The laptop is available in 15 and 17-inch display sizes and comes with Dolby Audio software. It has a Blue colour backlight.

The IdeaPad L340 is powered by up to 9th Gen Core i7 processor paired with Nvidia GTX 1650 GPU. Both the display variants come with an optional Intel Optane memory to improve boot times and performance speed. The IdeaPad L340 features ‘Quiet’ and ‘Quick’ gaming modes to reduce noise output or increase performance as needed.

The 15-inch IdeaPad L340 carries a price tag of $869.99 (roughly Rs 60,784) while the 17-inch model retails at $919.99 (roughly Rs 64,275). The laptops will be available for purchase starting from May 2019.

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