Lenovo’s Towers and Y25f monitor join its Legion

Lenovo's gaming brand is called Legion, and today at Gamescom 2017 (essentially Europe's E3) the company announced a bunch of new members of that family. The Legion Y520 Tower, Y720 Tower, and Y920 Tower gaming desktops all pack quad-core Intel CPUs and GeForce graphics cards, while the Legion Y25f gaming monitor is a 24.5" 144-Hz display with HDR support.

The new desktops run the gamut from pint-sized to powerhouse. The smallest model, the Legion Y520 Tower, is a diminutive tower PC that can be configured with CPUs up to Intel's Core i7-7700 and graphics cards up to Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060. The machine seems to be pretty compact, although we don't know exactly how small since the company didn't publish full specs.

Going by the picture of its insides, the Legion Y720 Tower looks to be based on a mATX board, though it looks like the case will take ATX mobos. Lenovo will spec this machine with a Core i7-7700 CPU and graphics cards up to the GeForce GTX 1070. Judging by the photo above, it looks like Radeons could be on the menu, too. Lenovo specifically mentions the option of a 16 GB Optane cache module on this model, and the case looks to have lots of room for storage expansion.

Lenovo's top-tier Legion PC is the Y920 Tower. Lenovo calls it "fully-stacked", and offers overclockable configurations up to a Core i7-7700K CPU and a GeForce GTX 1080. The company says the machine can take be configured with as much as 32 GB of overclockable Corsair Vengeance LPX memory, and there's an optional CPU liquid cooling rig from Asetek.

Any of these machines could make a nice match for the Legion Y25f monitor. This 24.5" HDR-capable display has a 144-Hz refresh rate, and Lenovo brags about its 1-ms response time. At first sight the response time would indicate the presence of a TN panel, but it's possible the company is referencing a blur reduction feature of some sort coupled with a panel tech with better color reproduction, like Samsung's MPRT. If that's the case, the 400 cd/m² backlight should keep things nice and bright while the blur reduction is on.

All of these products will be available in October, according to Lenovo. The little Y520 Tower will start at $900, while the full-sized Y720 Tower will begin at $1000. Meanwhile, the overclockable Y920 Tower will start at $2000. Lenovo didn't provide pricing information for the Y25f monitor.

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    • derFunkenstein
    • 2 years ago

    The mATX motherboard is fine, but why are they putting it in a full ATX case? If they’re going to limit the expansion slots, they should actually limit the slots.

      • Voldenuit
      • 2 years ago

      Maybe they offer (or plan to offer) an SLI config with a 1-slot spacing between the two GPUs?

    • trackerben
    • 2 years ago

    Why can’t they just keep casing mostly flat on top, as space for a router, external drive, new stuff in boxes, etc? The fascia can serve as F-117 motif for whatever.

      • JustAnEngineer
      • 2 years ago

      Making it more difficult for people to stack stuff blocking the top vents could be considered a design plus.

    • albundy
    • 2 years ago

    those centurion toasters have a long way to go.

    • flptrnkng
    • 2 years ago

    They use AMD cooling solutions on those Intel processors…or is there something you aren’t mentioning?

      • fullbodydenim
      • 2 years ago

      Looks like someone from Lenovo needs to use Photoshop and take a Erazer to that cooling fan.

      • titan
      • 2 years ago

      Their mid-tier will have an AMD offering in addition to the Intel:
      [url<]http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/gaming/gamescom/?IPromoID=LEN760377[/url<] Edit after 3 down votes: WTF people? Let me click on the large "Learn more AMD" button under the Y720 section for you: [url<]http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/ideacentre/lenovo-legion-y-series-desktops/Lenovo-Legion-Y720-Tower-AMD/p/99LE9Y70283[/url<]

        • flptrnkng
        • 2 years ago

        It’s like Intel writes the OEM press releases, and web site story writers dutifully regurgitate all the Intel goodness.

        AMD is fighting against a stacked deck.

        • BurntMyBacon
        • 2 years ago

        On your linked page, none of the systems make mention of AMD in the specifications. Elsewhere on your linked site:

        [url<]http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/ideacentre/lenovo-legion-y-series-desktops/Lenovo-Legion-Y520-Tower/p/99LE9Y50275[/url<] The Y520 (low end option) makes mention of an RX 560 as an option in its specification. No AMD graphics option in the Y720 or Y920. Also, no AMD CPU option in any of them. I finally found what you were talking about. If you click the Learn More AMD tab, they take you to a page where they talk about a similar, but not yet released product (Legion Y720 Tower AMD) that will be "Coming Soon". Why didn't you just link that page: [url<]http://www3.lenovo.com/us/en/desktops-and-all-in-ones/ideacentre/lenovo-legion-y-series-desktops/Lenovo-Legion-Y720-Tower-AMD/p/99LE9Y70283[/url<]

          • titan
          • 2 years ago

          Because I didn’t think I had to. It seemed more helpful in context than a lone page.

          I’ve underestimated the laziness of the Internet.

      • BurntMyBacon
      • 2 years ago

      Didn’t see mention of the AMD graphics card either…

      nVidia/Intel fans: Why did you include a picture of a product that isn’t mentioned in your article? Did Scott tap you on the shoulder for some extra publicity?

      AMD fans: Why didn’t the article mention the AMD system? Is Intel/nVidia paying you to gloss over the AMD system.

      Moderately biased observer: Heh, AMD cooler on an Intel processor. Funny. That doesn’t look like one of the pascal cards mentioned either. Did they upload the wrong picture? Looks like the linked article also has that picture and no mention of AMD products. Seems likely that Lenovo’s press data is missing a configuration or has the wrong picture.

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