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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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realme smartphones and wearables are discounted this January

PhP 3,000 discount for the realme 6 Pro

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realme is kicking off the new year by discounting some of its smartphones and wearables. For a limited time, buyers may snag the realme C12, 6 Pro, Buds Q, Buds Air Neo, and more at discounted prices on Lazada and Shopee

All-day discounts are available on Lazada on January 25, 27, and 30. For Shopee users, they should watch out for all-day discounts happening exclusively on January 30.

Buyers may snag the latest entry-level smartphone — the realme C12 — at a discounted price of PhP 5,490. Meanwhile, budget-conscious gamers may get the realme 6 Pro at a price of PhP 13,990. This represents a total of PhP 3,000 discount from its original price.

Two wearables from realme are also getting price discounts. The realme Buds Q is getting a PhP 400 discount, lowering its price to PhP 1,090. The realme Buds Air gets the same treatment with a PhP 700 discount, bringing down the price to PhP 1,290.

Shopee users should also watch out for flash sales happening this January 25 and 27. More devices from realme are getting discounts this January, so visit their Lazada or Shopee store page now.

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Shopee launches ShopeePay Cashless Festival

Exclusive prices for ShopeePay users

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Shopping on Shopee? You may want to take advantage of ShopeePay — Shopee’s integrated mobile wallet. From January 21 to 28, ShopeePay users may enjoy free shipping, win exclusive rewards, and claim vouchers as part of the first ShopeePay Cashless Festival.

Free shipping and cashback

Users who activate their ShopeePay for the first time during the festival period can get a free shipping voucher with no minimum spend. Those who spend a minimum of PhP 149 will also receive a free shipping voucher daily.

Select shops on categories such as personal gadgets, home essentials, and sports will also offer 20% coin cashback on purchases.

Users can also look forward to 15% cashback capped at 120 coins when they pay their bills with a minimum of PhP 800. That cashback percent bumps to 20% with a cap on 160 coins for January 28.

Deals for all

There will also be various deals exclusively for ShopeePay users. They may enjoy PhP 1 deals, up to 50% off on e-vouchers, and up to 15% coins cashback capped at 160 coins.

Deals on mobile load will also be available during the festival. Users can enjoy Php 10 discount on PhP 100 load/data for the whole week. More deals will be exclusively available from January 25 to 28 such as PhP 10 load/data for PhP 6, PhP 15 load/data for PhP 9, and PhP 20 load/data for PhP 12.

Cash prizes to be given away

Users may also win PhP 10,000 just by topping up PhP 300 or transferring PhP 1 to their wallet balance. Coins and vouchers are also up for grabs for every user.

Meanwhile, lucky participants of the Play & Win ShopeePay edition can score a cash prize of PhP 20,000 just by playing on weekdays from 5 to 6:30 PM. Finally, successful callers on Wowowin’s Tutok to Win will receive ShopeePay credits worth PhP 5,000 each on top of the usual cash prize of  PhP 20,000.

More deals and vouchers await users this January. Visit this link to know more about ShopeePay and start reaping the benefits of the integrated mobile wallet.

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Smart postpaid plans for the Galaxy S21 series

Exclusive pre-order items worth PhP 20,000 are also up for grabs

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The Galaxy S21 series can’t come soon enough to the Philippines. Smart is now offering pre-orders for both the Galaxy S21+ and S21 5G on its Signature plans. Plus, first-time and renewing subscribers may get exclusive items for every pre-order until January 24.

Subscribers may opt for the regular Signature plans or the upgraded Signature 5G plans. As the name suggests, the Signature 5G plans take advantage of Smart’s 5G network which is now available in Metro Manila and select areas of Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.

For this comparison, we’ll be looking into both regular Signature and Signature 5G plans.

Galaxy S21+

There is only one variant available for the Galaxy S21+ — the 8GB/256GB model. It comes in two colors: silver and violet.

Signature 4G plans Signature 5G plans
Plan S Plan M Plan L Plan XL Plan L Plan XL
One-time cashout PhP 37,800 PhP 34,200 PhP 30,600 PhP 9,900 PhP 23,300 PhP 7,200 PhP 30,600 PhP 9,900 PhP 23,300 PhP 3,299
Data Allocation 5GB 10GB 15GB 30GB 30GB 60GB
Text Allocation Unlimited to all networks
Call Allocation Unlimited to all networks
Additional Perks 50 mins. call to PLDT 100 mins. call to PLDT 150 mins. call to PLDT 300 mins. call to PLDT 150 mins. call to PLDT 300 mins. call to PLDT
Plan Cost PhP 999 PhP 1,499 PhP 1,999 PhP 2,899 PhP 2,999 PhP 3,699 PhP 3,199 PhP 2,299 PhP 3,299 PhP 3,999
Total One-time Cost PhP 38,799 PhP 35,699 PhP 32,599 PhP 12,799 PhP 26,299 PhP 10,899 PhP 33,799 PhP 12,199 PhP 26,599 PhP 7,298

Galaxy S21 5G

Unlike the Galaxy S21+, the Galaxy S21 5G will come in an 8GB/256GB and an 8GB/512GB model. Both silver and black are available for the 256GB model while black is the only option for the 512GB.

256GB

Signature 4G plans Signature 5G plans
Plan S Plan M Plan L Plan XL Plan L Plan XL
One-time cashout PhP 49,800 PhP 46,200 PhP 42,600 PhP 15,020 PhP 35,300 PhP 12,300 PhP 42,600 PhP 15,020 PhP 35,300 PhP 12,300
Data Allocation 5GB 10GB 15GB 30GB 30GB 60GB
Text Allocation Unlimited to all networks
Call Allocation Unlimited to all networks
Additional Perks 50 mins. call to PLDT 100 mins. call to PLDT 150 mins. call to PLDT 300 mins. call to PLDT 150 mins. call to PLDT 300 mins. call to PLDT
Plan Cost PhP 999 PhP 1,499 PhP 1,999 PhP 3,199 PhP 2,999 PhP 3,999 PhP 2,299 PhP 3,499 PhP 3,299 PhP 4,299
Total One-time Cost PhP 50,799 PhP 47,699 PhP 44,599 PhP 18,219 PhP 38,299 PhP 16,299  PhP 44,899 PhP 18,519 PhP 38,599 PhP 16,599

512GB

Signature 4G plans Signature 5G plans
Plan S Plan M Plan L Plan XL Plan L Plan XL
One-time cashout PhP 57,000 PhP 53,400 PhP 49,800 PhP 15,310 PhP 42,500 PhP 14,890 PhP 49,800 PhP 15,310 PhP 42,500 PhP 14,890
Data Allocation 5GB 10GB 15GB 30GB 30GB 60GB
Text Allocation Unlimited to all networks
Call Allocation Unlimited to all networks
Additional Perks 50 mins. call to PLDT 100 mins. call to PLDT 150 mins. call to PLDT 300 mins. call to PLDT 150 mins. call to PLDT 300 mins. call to PLDT
Plan Cost PhP 999 PhP 1,499 PhP 1,999 PhP 3,499 PhP 2,999 PhP 4,199 PhP 2,299 PhP 3,799 PhP 3,299 PhP 4,499
Total One-time Cost PhP 57,999 PhP 54,899 PhP 51,799 PhP 18,809 PhP 45,499 PhP 19,089 PhP 52,099 PhP 19,109 PhP 45,799 PhP 19,389

Exclusive items worth PhP 20,000

Pre-order exclusive worth PhP 20,000 will include a pair of Galaxy Buds Pro (for the S21 Ultra) or Galaxy Buds Live (for the Galaxy S21+), Galaxy Tab A 8.0, Galaxy SmartTag, and a 25W wall charger. These exclusive items are only available for pre-orders until January 24.

First-time and renewing subscribers may visit Smart’s website for more details on the plans and pricing for the Galaxy S21 series.

SEE ALSO: Samsung Galaxy S21 pricing and availability in the Philippines

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