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6 best Lenovo gaming devices to give for the holidays

Reward yourself with a gaming laptop or a gaming phone

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The holiday season is the season of giving. This year may be different and difficult, but there are still a lot of reasons to be thankful for 2020. Perhaps, one of the better ways to cap off the year is by giving yourself or a special someone a gaming device. After all, we’re all staying inside due to COVID-19.

Thankfully, Lenovo devices are there to serve your gaming needs. Its Legion gaming brand caters to gamers of different backgrounds, including those who love to play on their mobile devices. There’s also its IdeaPad brand suited specifically to gamers on a budget.

See also: The best video games of 2020 that made quarantine bearable

Here are some of the best Lenovo gaming devices that you can give to yourself or to others for the holidays.

1. Legion Slim 7i

The recently-launched Legion Slim 7i comes packing with high-end specs on a slim body, making it the perfect fit for gamers who wanted the best on a thin and light package. It packs a 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate for a smooth gaming experience.

In terms of raw performance, expect the latest 10th gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor inside. On the GPU front, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 provides ample performance for gaming and video editing. There’s 16GB of DDR4 memory onboard. Storage is enough to last a few years of use with its 1TB SSD and extra SSD slot inside.

You can avail of the Legion Slim 7i on all Lenovo authorized retailers nationwide and official online stores at a price of PhP 99,995.

2. Legion Y740Si

For the best gaming laptop, the Legion Y740Si is there to meet your ultimate gaming needs. The display is one of the best that you can expect from a gaming laptop with its UHD resolution and high dynamic range. Thanks to Dolby Audio, watching the latest gaming streams or Netflix episodes are a much enjoyable experience.

A 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor powers the laptop, giving a desktop-class performance for hours of uninterrupted gaming. What’s unique with the Legion Y740Si is the inclusion of a BoostStation eGPU with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 graphics card for gaming on the go.

Lenovo Legion’s BoostStation eGPU

It comes with 16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB of SSD for a reliable performance every day. All these great specs come on a slim body, making it the perfect companion for gamers on the go.

Legion Y740Si can be had for PhP 144,995 on Legion, Complink, Villman, Accent Hub, and Thinking Tools stores nationwide.

3. Legion 5Pi

Gamers who need a reliable, everyday laptop to get the job done should look no further than the Legion 5Pi. While not as slim as the Legion Slim 7i, the laptop still comes in a sleek Iron Grey chassis and a minimalist design. Complementing its design is its 15.6-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate. The display has 100% sRGB and comes with Dolby Vision enabled.

Powering the device is a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor coupled with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti graphics card. The processor and graphics card can work in tandem for improved framerates thanks to Dual Burn technology.

It is coupled with 8GB of DDR4 memory and 512GB of SSD, both of which are expandable. The Legion 5Pi starts at PhP 71,995 and can be had on all Legion concept stores nationwide.

4. Legion 5 and 5i

Legion 5 and 5i are both dependable gaming laptops that deliver the best performance without breaking the bank. Both laptops come with an advanced thermal management system in the form of Coldfront 2.0. For extended performance, Lenovo built this laptop with battery-saving technologies such as Advanced Optimus and Hybrid Mode. Meanwhile, the TrueStrike keyboard offers better response times and a comfortable typing experience all throughout.

For the display, it comes with up to 15.6-inch FHD display offering 500 nits of brightness and up to 240Hz refresh rate. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified — suitable for photo and video editing workflows.

The only difference between the two models is the choice of processor. The Legion 5 comes with up to AMD Ryzen 4800H mobile processor while the Legion 5i comes with up to a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10750H processor. You can get both laptops with up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060 graphics card for the ultimate performance.

You can configure both laptops with up to 16GB of DDR4 memory and 1TB of SSD. Both the memory and storage are expandable, accommodating to your workflow and gaming setup.

Both laptops start at PhP 56,995. All Legion concept stores, Lenovo authorized resellers, and official online stores sell the laptops should you consider one.

Lazada listing for Legion 5i: Intel Core i5-10300H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650; 8GB / 512GB SSD

Lazada listing for Legion 5: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650; 8GB / 512GB SSD

5. IdeaPad Gaming 3 and 3i

On a budget? Then consider Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 and 3i. While not exactly under the Legion brand, these laptops still offer powerful performance for budding PC gamers.

These laptops have all the features one can found on high-end gaming laptops, including a sharp and crisp 15.6-inch display with a 120Hz refresh rate. They even have a Power Charge technology to charge your battery to 50% in just 30 minutes.

The IdeaPad Gaming 3 comes with an AMD Ryzen 4600H processor while the IdeaPad Gaming 3i comes with a 10th-gen Intel Core i7-10750H. Both laptop models come with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti for smooth gameplays.

In terms of memory, both come with 8GB of DDR4 RAM that can be expanded. Meanwhile, the storage maxes out at 512GB of SSD but can also be expanded.

Starting at PhP 46,995, these laptops are truly worth the look for an affordable gaming experience. It is available now on all Legion concept sores, Lenovo authorized resellers, and official online stores.

Lazada listing for IdeaPad Gaming 3: AMD Ryzen 5 4600H + NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650Ti; 8GB / 1TB HDD

6. Legion Phone Duel

While mobile gaming carries some stigma from hardcore gamers, one can’t deny that mobile devices are fast becoming mature gaming platforms. Lenovo offers a one-of-a-kind gaming phone that can trade blows with established gaming phones in the market: the Legion Phone Duel.

See also: Are mobile gamers actually gamers?

Legion Phone Duel is a landscape-optimized mobile gaming phone with 5G inside for next-level connectivity. Powering the device is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ with a powerful and dependable CPU and GPU performance. It even has a 240Hz touch sampling rate for a lag-free and smooth gameplay experience.

One unique feature of the phone is its dual ultrasonic shoulder keys which offer faster gameplay actions. Unlike most phones in the market, it has a dual USB-C port for faster 90W charging. Its 20MP selfie camera is also unique, popping up from the side and eliminating the need for an unsightly notch.

Total immersion is what you can expect from the Legion Phone Duel thanks to its 6.65-inch FHD AMOLED display with 144Hz refresh rate. With its 5000 mAh battery, you can expect a day’s worth of gameplay.  Meanwhile, the dual 64MP wide + 16MP ultra-wide cameras should be enough for daily usage.

The phone also has plenty of memory and storage to meet the needs of mobile gaming enthusiasts. The Blazing Blue variant comes with 12GB of memory and 256GB of storage, while the Vengeance Red comes with 16GB of memory and 512GB of storage.

The latter variant is available to purchase at PhP 49,995. Meanwhile, the former retail at PhP 39,995. You can purchase the Legion Phone Duel on all Lenovo resellers nationwide and online stores.

Lazada listing for Legion Phone Duel: Vengeance Red variant

Lazada listing for Legion Phone Duel: Blazing Blue variant

An Empire Christmas Sale for the holidays

Lenovo is sweetening the deal on purchases of participating Legion devices through its Empire Christmas Sale promo happening until December 31, 2020. Through the promo, you can earn corresponding Empire Points by buying any Legion, IdeaPad, or IdeaCentre gaming device. These points can then be used to redeem exclusive Legion merchandise. You can view the full promo mechanics on this site.

For peace of mind, all Legion notebooks also come with Lenovo’s 3-Year Premium Care warranty which offers comprehensive hardware and software support for many years. The warranty solution also comes with a 24/7 direct hotline to support and on-site repair services.

These gaming devices are only a fraction of what Lenovo has to offer to gamers of varying backgrounds. You can know more about Lenovo’s offerings through its Legion Facebook page or website.

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Power Mac Center celebrates 2M Facebook followers with promotions

Five percent off, plus free shipping this weekend

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After reaching two million followers on their Facebook page, Power Mac Center is celebrating the milestone by offering discounts and free shipping.

Since joining the social media platform back in 2009, the page has been an avenue for the Apple community to virtually gather and celebrate memories, such as:

  • Apple’s 20th anniversary
  • Launch of 1 Infinite Access loyalty program
  • Opening of Power Mac Center Web Store in 2019
  • “Journey to iPhone 13” livestream

Discounts, free shipping

As a treat to all customers, all devices and accessories can be purchased at 5 percent off from May 27 to 29, 2022 in over 80 PMC stores nationwide.

That means followers may take home the latest iPhone 13 (256GB) for only PhP 56,990.50 from PhP 59,990.

They can also get as much as PhP 10,000 off the 16-inch MacBook Pro Apple (M1 max chip 1TB Space Gray).

The promotion is valid for cash and straight transactions, including credit and debit cards, bank transfers, checks, PMC gift certificates, and various e-wallets.

For online shoppers, PMC is also offering free shipping nationwide from May 27 to 29, 2022 for a minimum purchase of PhP 2,500.

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Don’t miss out: Smart launches GigaLife Surprises

With rewards like a Fitbit Watch or Instax Mini

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Smart Communications has rolled out GigaLife Surprises, an exciting lineup of perks, promos, and privileges exclusively available on the GigaLife App.

The lineup includes Giga Missions, Giga PayDay, and the ongoing Giga Days, giving Smart subscribers the chance to get unique promos and enjoy rewards.

And by tapping “Don’t Miss Out” on the app, customers also get customized and value-packed offers which get refreshed every week. 

Earn points, enjoy perks

Giga Missions gives subscribers a chance to earn points and rewards by completing tasks and challenges in the app.

Registering for a mobile data package like GIGA STORIES 99, for instance, earns users 4.95 points.

These points may be used to redeem similar data promos such as GIGA VIDEO 99 or GIGA POWER+ 99 for free.

Smart even has rewards like a Fitbit Watch (11,832 points) and Instax Mini (4,569 points).

Discounted promos, redemptions

Moreover, the app’s Giga PayDay entitles subscribers to discounts on regular promo packages every 27th and 28th of the month.

All these add to the ongoing GigaDays, which offer as much as 20 percent discounts on GigaPoints redemptions every 19th to 22nd of the month.

For example, the GIGA VIDEO 99 redemption which usually costs 99 points may be claimed for just 79 points during the four-day period.

The GigaLife App is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play Store, and Huawei AppGallery Store now.

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MSI end of summer sale: Up to 10K off

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MSI is making the rest of the summer count before rainy season arrives with a season-ending Explore Summer Fun sale from May 13 to June 19, 2022.

Selected laptops from MSI’s business and productivity and gaming lines will go on sale for up to PhP 10,000 off, including the following:

  • Alpha 15
  • Katana GF66
  • GF63 Thin
  • Modern 14
  • Modern 15

Promo redemptions are available at MSI Concept Stores, authorized resellers, and official online stores on Shopee and Lazada.

For the full list of laptop models on sale and their corresponding discounted prices, check the tables below.

Alpha and Katana

Model Specs Discounted Price
Alpha 15 B5EEK-043PH/091PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Ryzen 7 5800H
  • Radeon RX 6600M
PhP 79,995 (from 89,995)
Katana GF66 11UD-826PH/883PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 66,995 (from 74,995)
Katana GF66 11UC-827PH/884PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 62,500 (from 69,995)

 

GF Thin

Model Specs Discounted Price
GF63 Thin 11UD-016PH/022PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050 Ti
PhP 63,995 (from 70,345)
GF63 Thin 11UC-029PH/018PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i7 11800H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 58,995 (from 65,095)
GF63 Thin 11UC-030PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 53,995 (from 58,795)
GF63 Thin 10UC-822PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • RTX 3050
PhP 48,995 (from 54,595)
GF63 Thin 11SC-237PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 47,995 (from 52,495)
GF63 Thin 10SC-809PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 10500H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)
GF63 Thin 11SC-031PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 11400H
  • GTX 1650
PhP 45,995 (from 50,395)

 

Prestige and Modern 

Model Specs Discounted Price
Prestige 14 A11SC-096PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • GTX 1650
PhP 49,995 (from 57,745)
Modern 15 A11M-810PH/A11MU-865PH
  • 8GB*2 + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 39,995 (from 43,045)
Modern 14 B11m-652PH/B11MOU-896PH
  • 8GB + 512GB
  • Core i5 1155G7
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 38,995 (from 41,995)
Modern 14B11MOU-1004PH
  • 8GB + 256GB
  • Core i3 1115G4
  • Intel UHD Graphics
PhP 29,995 (from 34,645)

 

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