Lenovo announces new Legion and IdeaPad gaming laptops with Ryzen 4000H APUs
Lenovo is adding two new gaming laptops to its AMD Ryzen 4000 portfolio with the announcement of the new 17-inch Legion 5 and 15.6-inch IdeaPad Gaming 3 models. Even though these two systems are announced together, availability dates will differ in the sense that the IdeaPad Gaming 3 will go on sale in late July, while the Legion 5 will start shipping in September.
The 17-inch Legion 5 has essentially the same specs from the 15.6-inch variant launched back in April this year. This means that Lenovo is offering the 144 Hz FHD screen with Dolby Vision HDR compatibility for the 17-inch version, along with 120 Hz FHD option. Furthermore, the dGPU is still limited to an RTX 2060 and the maximum RAM capacity is 16 GB DDR4-3200. The storage side includes one M.2 slot for an NVMe SSD with capacities up to 1 TB.
On the other hand, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 model is limited to a 15.6-inch FHD screen with 120 Hz refresh rate, but it still gets the HDR option. GPU options are further limited to a GTX 1650 Ti, and the storage solutions are the same from the Legion 5. However, the ideaPad 3 supports up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and also drops the TrueStrike gaming keyboard that is only featured with the Legion series.
Both models can be equipped with up to a Ryzen 7 4800H APU, yet starting prices are substantially different, as the Legion 5 prices start at US$1,089 and the IdeaPad Gaming 3 base configuration only costs US$659.
There is also a Legion 5P esport model with just the 15.6-inch 144 Hz FHD screen and up to 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, but this one will not be available in the U.S.