Lenovo just introduced a slew of new gaming laptops in Malaysia. These include the Legion 5 series – it is made up of four different models – as well as the more premium Legion 7i. All of these laptops can be built to order, allowing you to customise some of their hardware.
Let’s start with arguably the most interesting machine of the bunch here: the standard Legion 5 gaming laptop, which can only be built to order right now. This is also the only model here that features AMD’s new Ryzen 4000 mobile processor, and it’s the most affordable option too, retailing from RM3,749.
But it’s worth noting that you’re getting a barebone configuration of the Legion 5 for that kind of money. These include a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a Ryzen 5 4600H processor paired with 8GB of RAM, an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, and 128GB of SSD storage. That’s right, only 128GB of SSD storage, though you can add more storage in the customisation page.
If you want to upgrade the processor to a faster Ryzen 7 4800H processor, you’ll have to add RM390. Swapping the GPU to a GTX 1650 Ti, on the other hand, costs RM280. Unfortunately, these are the highest-end CPU and GPU options available for the Legion 5 in our market. Nonetheless, the Legion 5 will ship within four weeks once the order is placed.
And then there’s the Legion 5i, which is basically the Intel version of the aforementioned model. Available in both 15-inch and 17-inch configurations, the Legion 5i starts at RM3,959 (15-inch) or RM4,559 (17-inch). At these price points, you’re getting a Core i5-10300H processor and a GTX 1650 GPU for both sizes.
Of course, the highest-end configuration of the Legion 5 comes with a Core i7-10750H processor paired with 16GB of RAM along with an RTX 2060 GPU. Pre-configured models will ship within two weeks, while built to order ones will take four weeks.
Moving up the price range is the Legion 5Pi, which is only available in built to order configuration at the moment. Starting at RM4,179, the base model is equipped with a Core i5-10300H processor paired with 8GB of RAM, a GTX 1650 GPU, a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display with a standard 60Hz refresh rate, and 128GB of SSD storage.
Yes, it’s quite odd for a gaming laptop at this price point to only feature a 60Hz screen, and there’s no option to upgrade it with a faster panel either – at least, this is the case right now. Regardless, the Legion 5Pi will start shipping to consumers within four weeks.
Last but definitely not least is the Legion 7i, the most premium and powerful option of the lot. Unlike the Legion 5 series, this gaming laptop has an aluminium chassis, and the base model – which costs RM6,319 – is quite well-equipped too. It has a Core i5-10300H processor paired with 8GB of RAM, a GTX 1660 Ti GPU, a 15.6-inch 1080p IPS display with a fast 144Hz refresh rate, and a 256GB SSD storage.
The range-topping Legion 7i, on the other hand, is equipped with a Core i7-10850H processor paired with 32GB of RAM, an RTX 2070 Super GPU, as well as 1TB of SSD storage. This particular model retails at a cool RM10,699, and it ships within two weeks. If you want to build your own configuration of the laptop, it will only be shipped in four weeks.
All of the Lenovo Legion gaming laptops mentioned here are now available to order on Lenovo Malaysia’s online store. If you purchase the Legion 5i and Legion 5Pi between 1 June to 15 June, you can score free gifts worth up to RM5,436, including a Legion Y44w-10 gaming monitor. More information will be posted here once the promotion is live on 1 June.