Lenovo’s Flex and Legion lines of PCs are getting major upgrades this summer. The Lenovo Flex 5 15-Inch offers upgraded 4K display technology for a better video watching experience. The Legion Y920 Gaming Notebook includes upgraded graphics cards, ports and processors to give gamers the best performance possible.
The Lenovo Flex 5 and Lenovo Legion Y920 are just two of the revamped laptops that Lenovo revealed this week. The company also announced a slate of IdeaPad laptops with updated designs. The new Flex 5 and Legion Y920 add some power, but their designs have not changed a great deal.
Lenovo Flex 5 has two new models, the Flex 5 14-Inch and the Flex 5 15-Inch. Flex laptops have special hinges for folding their displays over. They can be used as tablet replacements. These machines are still made of plastic to keep weight down, but they have narrower screen bezels that let users focus more on their videos. Precision touchpads make it possible to switch and minimize apps with a finger swipe.
Every Lenovo Flex 5 can handle up to an Intel Core i7 processor, NIVIDIA GeForce 940MX processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB of storage. The ports on each model are the same too. They both have 1 USB Type-C port, 2 USB 3.0 ports, 802.11AC Wi-Fi, a web camera, Bluetooth 4.1, a memory card reader and a backlit keyboard. It’s up to buyers to add support for a digital pen, Lenovo says.
The Flex 5 14-inch is the smallest of the two models. It has up to a 14-inch 1080p display and weighs just 3.9-pounds. Those that buy it don’t get the option to replace the HD display with a 4K display. It’ll cost shoppers $719.99 when it goes on sale later this month.
It’s the Flex 5 15-inch that has a 15.6-inch 3840 x 2160 4K display option. 4K displays offer four times the amount of pixels that standard definition displays do. Netflix and Amazon offer 4K video that’ll truly make this laptop’s display shine. The Lenovo Flex 5 15-inch will sell for $829.99 beginning this May.
The Lenovo Legion Y920 Gaming Notebook doesn’t have lots of options. Lenovo engineers designed it to offer the best video game experience possible. It only comes with the Intel’s 7th Generation Core i7 processor and 16GB of RAM. Buyers do get to decide what graphics card they want. The NVIDIA GTX 1070 graphics card is the most powerful option available. With this graphics processor, the Lenovo Legion Y920 becomes a pretty potent portal virtual reality gaming laptop. Buyers just have to buy a compatible headset separately.
Legion Y920 has a 17.3-inch 1080p display, Bluetooth 4.0, 4 USB ports, HDMI, Ethernet, a Display Port and media card reader. Every key on its mechanical keyboard has colored lights so that gamers can highlight only the keys that they need for a specific game. A Thunderbolt port makes it possible to quickly transfer photos and videos from a phone or external hard drive. Every key’s color is customizable.
All the power that the Lenovo Legion Y920 provides comes at a cost. It weighs 10.14 pounds. Also, it’ll cost $2,699.99 when it begins shipping later this month.