Hands On With The Lenovo Legion Y720 Gaming Laptop

Lenovo is changing things up with their gaming line of laptops in 2017. They are naming their new gaming laptops “Legion” instead of Ideapad. This is obviously a welcomed change as the name Ideapad really did not speak to gamers all that much. At CES Lenovo was showing off the brand new Legion Y720 Gaming Laptop, which they think is perfect for gamers looking at a 15-inch laptop.

Inside you have the latest Intel Kaby Lake processors up to a Core i7-7700HQ, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, and 16GB of DDR4. Storage options inside 128GB to 1TB PCIe SSDs or 2TB hard drives. You have the choice of either a 15.6-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display or 15.6-inch UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS anti-glare display.

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For those who like to game using a controller Lenovo has added an Xbox One wireless controller receiver inside. The Y720 has Dolby Atmos support so you’ll be able to hear where your enemies are coming from. Lenovo brings their RGB backlighting to this keyboard for a really cool look, which you can control via their software.

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Talking about software Lenovo is going to be introducing their Lenovo Entertainment Hub. This piece of software brings all of your games, movies, and TV shows into one easy to use application. Not only does this make it easy for you to find all of your media, but Lenovo has also added some cool VR features for those who have VR headsets. For TV shows and Movies you have the ability to watch them like you are in a theater. For gamers, with select games you can enable VR upscaling which allows you to play games in VR that are not made with VR support. This will allow you to look around in the game with the headset instead of say using your mouse.

Lenovo plans to release the Legion Y720 gaming laptop in April of this year.

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