Lenovo Legion 2019 PC gaming lineup: laptops, headsets, and more

Brittany A. Roston - Jan 7, 2019, 7:00 pm CDT
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Lenovo Legion 2019 PC gaming lineup: laptops, headsets, and more

It’s that time of the year again: Lenovo has taken the wraps off its 2019 Legion gaming gear lineup, including a pair of new Legion series gaming laptops, headsets, monitors, and other accessories. Lenovo has something for everyone, boasting up to a professional-tier headset, two monitors, a gaming mouse, mechanical keyboard, and two different gaming laptop options.

Lenovo Legion Y740 and Y540 laptops

Most notable among Lenovo’s new gaming laptops is the Legion Y740, a model offered in both 15-inch and 17-inch sizes. This offering sports 8th-generation Intel Core processors alongside the latest NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, Dolby Atmos Sound for Gaming, and a 144hz panel option featuring NVIDIA G-SYNC.

Customers can choose 8GB, 16GB, or 32GB RAM options, as well as up to a 2TB HDD or 512GB SSD. The Full HD display with G-SYNC has 300 nit brightness, but buyers can optionally get a Dolby Vision HDR 400 display with 500 nit brightness. The 17-inch version of the Y740 includes a subwoofer. This model has a starting weight of 4.8lbs for the 15-inch model and 6.3lbs for the 17-inch model.

The Legion Y740 models will be available in February with the 15-inch starting at $1,749.99 USD and the 17-inch starting at $1,979.99 USD.

The Legion Y540, meanwhile, is offered only in the 15-inch size, this one having a beastly design paired with an improved aluminum display hinge and narrow bezels on three sides of the display. The model will feature Intel Core processors and NVIDIA GeForce GPUs, up to 32GB of memory, and up to 2TB HDD storage.

The Y540 packs Harman speakers alongside Dolby Atmos audio; there’s improved Legion Coldfront cooling, plus a large number of ports, including a trio of USB 3.1, one USB-C, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort mini, Ethernet, and a 3.5mm audio port. This model has a starting weight of 5lbs.

The Legion Y540 will be available in May starting at $929.99 USD.

Lenovo Legion H500 and H300 headsets

Kicking off Lenovo’s newest Legion headset lineup is the Legion H300, a gaming headset featuring a metal suspension headband, rotatable ear cups, PU leather ear cushions, in-line audio controls and microphone mute, and 50mm drivers. The model also feature a retractable microphone with passive noise cancelling and there’s an included Y-splitter.

The Legion H300 gaming headset (SHOWN ABOVE) will be available in April for $59.99 USD. Below you’ll see the H500 7.1 Pro Gaming Headset.

Customers in need of a higher-end experience also have the new H500 7.1 Pro Gaming Headset option, a model featuring a similar design with additional features. This model has a metal suspension headband, 50mm drivers, driverless 7.1 surround sound, a retractable microphone with passive noise cancellation, and rotatable ear cups with PU leather cushions.

This model includes a 7.5ft braided cable and can be used with USB and 3.5mm connections. Users get an expansive 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range, the same offered by the H300 model.

The Legion H500 7.1 Pro Gaming Headset will be available in April for $99.99 USD.

Legion Y27gq and Y44w monitors

The new Legion Y44w gaming monitor is similar to the new ThinkVision offering, this model featuring a 43.4-inch borderless panel paired with a tilt/swivel/lift stand and 144Hz refresh rate. The model has a 32:10 aspect ratio and HDR400 certification, there’s AMD FreeSync, a Push n Push USB Hub, and an optional, detachable Harman Kardon certified speaker.

The Legion Y44w will be available in April starting at $1,199.99 USD.

Customers in need of something a bit smaller also have the Legion Y27gq option, a 27-inch borderless display with a QHD resolution, anti-glare coating, 240Hz refresh rate, G-SYNC, TUV Eye comfort certification, detachable Harman Kardon speakers, and a lift/tilt/pivot/swivel stand. The model has an audio jack, USB 3.0, DisplayPort, and HDMI.

The Legion Y27gq will be available in April for $999.99 USD.

Accessories

Lenovo has rounded out its new Legion offerings with gaming accessories, namely the K500 RGB Mechanical Keyboard and M500 RGB Gaming Mouse.

The new mechanical keyboard has a relatively minimalist design paired with colorful RGB lighting (16.8 million colors), dedicated media keys, and a textured palm rest. The keys feature red switches capable of 50 million cycles, there’s USB 2.0, a detachable textured palm rest, 6ft braided cable, and key anti-ghosting.

The new Legion M500 mouse, meanwhile, is designed for gamers, offering a 16,000 Advanced Pixart DPI resolution, Omron mechanical switches with a 50 million click lifecycle, a DPI switch, seven programmable buttons, RGB lighting, textured side grips, an adjustable 10g weight cartridge, and a 6ft braided cable with a loop tie.


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