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The Legion Y7000 is curiously absent from Lenovo's GeForce RTX lineup

The Legion Y7000 is curiously absent from Lenovo's GeForce RTX lineup
The Legion Y7000 is curiously absent from Lenovo's GeForce RTX lineup
The Legion Y540 is coming next month while the Legion Y740 will launch in May when Intel is expected to ship its successor to Coffee Lake-H. The Legion Y7000 offshoot, however, is nowhere to be found with no comments from Lenovo about its current whereabouts.

Lenovo showed off a fair number of intriguing laptops at CES this year including the 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Carbon 7th Gen, 14-inch ThinkPad X1 Yoga 4th Gen,13.9-inch Yoga S940, Yoga C730 OLED, 15.6-inch Legion Y540, and the 17.3-inch Legion Y740. The latter two gaming laptops will come with new display options alongside GeForce RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics, respectively, but they are otherwise visually identical to the current Legion Y530 and Y730.

We noticed one missing laptop from the lineup, however, and that was the Legion Y7000. When asked where it had gone, Lenovo simply said that it would not be a part of the current refresh cycle. The OEM had no additional details on the matter and so we are left unsure about the state of the Y7000 series. It's possible that the series is being slowly phased out or is on a different refresh cycle altogether from the mainline Legion lineup. Either way, it's unlikely that we'll see an updated Y7000 anytime soon.

The Legion Y7000 launched just a few months ago as an offshoot of the Legion Y530. The OEM designed the system specifically for third party retailers like Microsoft, Costco, Best Buy, and Walmart and so the official Lenovo online store does not sell the Y7000 directly.

See our full review on the Legion Y7000 here to find out more about the series.

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Allen Ngo, 2019-01-25 (Update: 2019-01-25)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.