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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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MSI laptops back-to-school promo is in full swing

Freebies on GF Series, Modern 14, SummitE15, and Stealth 15M laptops!

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Back-to-school season is here but with an entirely different situation than before. For those looking to upgrade their online learning gear, they should look no further than MSI’s catalog of laptops right now. Until September 30, students can get up to PhP 11,000 worth of freebies on select laptops.

Select MSI laptops with bundled freebies include the GF Series, Katana GF Series, Modern 14, Summit E15, and Stealth 15M. Purchasing these laptops entitle students to free gaming headsets, backpacks, neck pillows, wireless mouse, external HDD, and more.

GF Series

Students who purchase any laptops from the GF Series can get free gaming backpacks, gaming headsets, and even a gaming mouse for a limited time. These freebies are the perfect match to these sleek yet capable gaming laptops that pack the best of the best. Some laptop models with freebies include:

  • GF65 Thin 10UE-230PH/236PH (PhP 64,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF65 Thin 10UE-223PH/237PH (PhP 59,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF65 Thin 10UE-411PH (PhP 59,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10UC-445PH/443PH (PhP 52,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10UC-446PH/444PH (PhP 47,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-247PH (PhP 45,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-248PH (PhP 44,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag
  • GF63 Thin 10SC-269PH (PhP 42,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / MSI Gaming Mousepad / Gaming Bag

The aesthetic Katana GF66 series laptops are also included on MSI’ newest promo. With an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 Series graphics card, students can never go wrong with these laptops.

  • 11UG-223PH (PhP 85,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse
  • 11UD-452PH/227PH (PhP 74,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse
  • 11UC-225PH/226PH (PhP 69,995) — free MSI Gaming Headset Box / Gaming Bag / Gaming Mouse

Modern 14

Need a productivity powerhouse? Look no further than MSI Modern 14, which boasts 10 hours of battery life and the latest AMD Ryzen 4000-series processors to meet the demanding workflow of professionals and students alike.

  • B11MO-050PH (PhP 55,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B11MO-051PH (PhP 49,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B11M-092 (PhP 37,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-062 / B4MW-232 (PhP 46,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-063PH / B4MW-225 / B4MW-210 (PhP 38,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B10MW-262 (PhP 31,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker
  • B4MW-226 (PhP 30,995) — free Prestige Mouse No Box / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker

Summit 15

Meanwhile, thin-yet-powerful MSI Summit 15 perfectly meets the demand of professionals who need power and performance in a compact package. This laptop comes with the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processors, and backed by NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti graphics. On top of that, it comes with TPM 2.0 to protect precious files and documents.

  • A11SCST-074PH (PhP 109,995)  — free Prestige Mouse No Box / Seagate Expansion Portable 1 TB / MSI Bag / MSI Pen / Post-It Sticker

Stealth 15

Finally, there is the MSI Stealth 15 for those who want the ultimate gaming package in a slim yet stylish package. It features the latest 11th-gen Intel Core processors paired with also with the latest NVIDIA RTX 3060 for best-in-class graphics. Plus, there’s plenty to see with the 15.6-inch FHD display.

  • A11UEK-016PH (PhP 109,995) — free MSI Gaming Mouse M99 Box / Neck Pillow / Gaming Bag

There’s more to unpack on MSI’s latest back-to-school promo. To know more about MSI laptops and their latest promo, visit their website today.

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Games, DualShock discounted on PlayStation Summer Sale

Sony whips up some interesting offers!

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Sony PlayStation is offering deals for selected items with its PlayStation Summer Sale! This includes the PlayStation VR, PlayStation Camera, and the DUALSHOCK 4 controller! Selected PlayStation 4 and 5 software are also available until September 5, 2021.

  • PlayStation VR with PlayStation Camera PhP 15,190
  • DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controllers (selected colors only) – PhP 1,990

Selected PS5 and PS4 games are up for grabs as well!

The sale includes Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales! Available in both PS4 and PS5 consoles, you’ll get a chance to play the swinging hero for a lower price. And we all know what’s coming this December, a new Spider-Man movie! So hype yourself up with Miles Morales for the PS4 and PS5 game will be priced at PhP 2,190!

The God of War, the Ghost of Sparta, the God-slaying Spartan, Kratos! Playstation added the God of War PlayStation Hits to the deals for PS4 consoles. Are you ready, mortal? The game has a new price of Php 550.

Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time chimes in on the deals as our childhood favorite is up for grabs too! The PS4 game has a new price of PhP 550!

Here are some additional games for Sony’s summer sale:

  • The Last of Us Remastered PlayStation Hits (PS4), at PhP 550 
  • Horizon Zero Dawn: Complete Edition PlayStation Hits (PS4), at PhP 550 
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139… (PS4), at PhP 2,190 
  • FINAL FANTASY VII REMAKE (PS4), at PhP 1,690 

Finally, the summer sale will run from August 23 to September 5, 2021! Additionally, if you want to see more of the sale, you can go to their website!

 

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Power Mac Center 27th Anniversary sale

Prizes and deals galore

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Power Mac Center

Buy more, get more. Power Mac Center is celebrating its 27th anniversary by being extra generous. From August 26 to 31, buying a certain amount will not only net you discounts but also fantastic prizes like an iMac.

Encouraging safely shopping, customers of Power Mac Center’s Official Web Store is giving away the following:

  • 24-inch iMac with Retina 4.5K display (worth PhP 75,990)
  • AirPods Max (worth PhP 32,990)
  • Microsoft Home and Business 2019 (worth PhP 12,910)
  • JBL Pulse 3 Bluetooth Speaker (worth PhP 10,995) to lucky participants.

Those who have a single receipt purchase amounting to PhP 10,000 and more during the promo period can join for a chance to win in the raffle. Winners will be announced on September 13, 2021 on Power Mac Center’s official Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.

Any orders made within the promo period (Aug 26-31) with a minimum of PhP 5,000 will be shipped anywhere in the Philippines for free. Of course, each area’s health and safety restrictions will be observed and taken into account.

A 70 percent discount is also available for anyone looking to enhance their Apple experience. Members of Power Mac Center’s 1 Infinite Access will also get more out of their points when purchasing select Apple and non-Apple accessories on sale.

All participating products under the sale are subject to stock availability.

SEE ALSO: iPhone 12 series now discounted at Power Mac Center

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