6 best Lenovo gaming devices to give for the holidays

Reward yourself with a gaming laptop or a gaming phone



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.


Samsung’s TV and sound bar bundle is discounted until June

Get a 4K TV + a sound bar for your own home theater



Being stuck at home due to the pandemic doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. Those looking to upgrade their home entertainment experience should take a look at Samsung’s latest promo right now. From April 1 to June 30, you can now get a UHD TV and a sound bar with a discounted price — perfect for those setting up their own theater system.

To be specific, Samsung is offering the Crystal UHD TV and Soundbar bundle for less than PhP 29,990. That hefty discount, however, is available only for straight cash or card payment. Still, consumers are getting a true bang-for-the-buck considering what the bundle offers.

With the Crystal UHD TV, consumers can watch up their favorite movies and episodes in glorious 4K resolution. Plus, the TV comes with smart features as a standard so they can access their favorite apps like Netflix, YouTube, Viu, and more. Paired with the Soundbar, everyone can enjoy a truly immersive viewing experience from the comforts of their own home theater.

The TV and sound bar bundle is available on all authorized Samsung dealers and retailers nationwide. To know more about the bundle and other promos from the brand, visit their website today.

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Samsung offers 14-day trial program for the Galaxy S21 5G series

Full refund if you don’t like the phone



Galaxy S21

Samsung is feeling mighty confident about their latest flagship smartphones as they are offering a 14-day trial program for all members of the Galaxy S21 5G series.

How does it work? You’re gonna have to pony up and pay for the device in full. Pricing are as follows:

Galaxy S21 5G

  • 128GB — PhP 44,990
  • 256GB — PhP 47,990

Galaxy S21+ 5G

  • 128GB — PhP 54,990
  • 256GB — PhP 57,990

Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G

  • 128GB — PhP 66,990
  • 256GB — PhP 69,990

If after the 14 days you find yourself attached to the whatever Galaxy you come in contact with, then hurray, it’s yours to enjoy. However, if you come away unimpressed, you’re free to return the device given that it’s still in very good condition. You break it, it’s considered sold.

Samsung Galaxy S21 5G series

The Galaxy S21 series features a slightly altered look, improved cameras from a software standpoint, and a host of new features for video-taking. Something entirely new to the S series is the Galaxy S21 Ultra’s S Pen support — a feature previously reserved only for the Galaxy Note series.

The series will also remove charging bricks from the box — a move that Apple did and Samsung previously mocked.

The entire Galaxy S21 series also has UWB or Ultra Wide Band. It lets users point their phone at another Galaxy phone to send files. The feature set has been expanded to include unlocking your car with your phone.

Samsung is also launching an accessory called Smart Tags. These are trackers you can attach to your keys or your backpack. You can then use these to locate your items using the SmartThings Find App.

Read our Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Review

Watch our Samsung Galaxy S21 Review

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Get a freebie for every purchase of XTREME Cool aircons

Available from March 1 to May 31



XTREME is here to cool down the summer with its latest promo on its select appliances. Customers can get a free exclusive item with the purchase of participating XTREME Cool products from March 1 to May 31.

Participating XTREME Cool products include window-type and split-type air conditioners, chest freezers, and refrigerators. The complete list of participating products and bundled items follow:

Bundled with XH-DESKFAN16G (worth PhP 855)

  • XACWT05 (0.5HP window-type aircon)
  • XACWT10 (1HP window-type aircon)
  • XACWT15 (1.5HP window-type aircon)

Bundled with XH-STANDFAN16W (worth PhP 1,055)

  • XACWT10R (1HP window-type aircon with remote)
  • XACWT15R (1.5HP window-type aircon with remote)
  • XACWT20R (2HP window-type aircon with remote)
  • XACWT10i (1HP window-type aircon with remote)
  • XACWT15i (1.5HP window-type aircon with remote)

Bundled with XH-EFTHESILENCER (worth PhP 2,995)

  • XACST10 (1HP split-type aircon)
  • XACST15 (1.5HP split-type aircon)
  • XACST20 (2HP split-type aircon)
  • XACST25 (2.5HP split-type aircon)

Bundled with XMO-20DS (worth PhP 3,495)

  • XACST10i (1HP split-type aircon)
  • XACST15i (1.5HP split-type aircon)
  • XACST20i (2HP split-type aircon)
  • XACST25i (2.5HP split-type aircon)

Bundled with XH-EFTHESILENCER (worth PhP 3,495)

  • XACST10 (1HP split-type aircon)

Bundled with RC55 CUP5 Rice Cooker (worth PhP 795)

  • XCOOL-SD93M (single-door refrigerator)
  • XCOOL-SD151M (single-door refrigerator)
  • XCOOL-DD210M (double-door refrigerator)
  • XCOOL-CF7 (chest freezer)

Bundled with RC55 CUP10 Rice Cooker (worth PhP 995)

  • XCOOL-CF11 (chest freezer)
  • XCF-14D

You can avail of these bundled products on any XTREME concept stores or any participating stores and dealers nationwide. To know more about these products, visit XTREME’s website, Lazada, or Shopee store page.

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