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Lenovo launches Legion 7i, new Legion gaming laptops

A simpler name but a more powerful lineup ahead

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Believe it or not, Lenovo Legion came prepared for the stay-at-home life. In an effort to keep everyone indoors during these uncertain times, they unveil their new set of gaming laptops for all gamers. These new laptops bring all the latest and powerful gaming hardware, suited for both casual and competitive gamers. And all of these are now under a much simpler name.

Lenovo decided to keep things simpler and easier to remember with their new Legion gaming laptops. Don’t let the simpler name fool you; all these laptops bring a little bit of everything for everyone. Spearheading the new wave of gaming laptops for Lenovo Legion is the Lenovo Legion 7i. This, along with the Lenovo Legion 5i were announced a little earlier than the rest of the current lineup. Since then, Lenovo launched three new models rocking all the latest hardware.

For those who are looking for a more competitive gaming laptop, look no further to the Lenovo Legion 5Pi. This device carries with it the latest 10th-generation Intel Core H-series processors for improved performance across the board. Also, the Lenovo Legion 5Pi comes with up to an NVIDIA RTX 2060 for a more powerful gaming experience. All of these go along with up to 32GB of RAM and 1TB of NVMe SSD storage.

The Lenovo Legion 5Pi also comes with a 15-inch IPS HDR display with 240Hz refresh rate for more seamless gameplay. The display is 100% sRGB color accurate, perfect even for gamers who are also content creators themselves. You can expect to immerse yourself in your gameplay thanks to Dolby Vision and the thinner bezels.

If you’re looking for a more affordable option yet provides massive power, there is the AMD-powered Lenovo Legion 5. Unlike its brother, the Lenovo Legion 5i, this device comes with the new AMD Ryen 7 4000 series mobile processors. Not only will it bring the performance you need, but these chips are designed to aid in prolonging your laptop, as well. Much like the Legion 5i and 5Pi, the Legion 5 also comes with up to an NVIDIA RTX 2060 inside.

Finally, if you’re on a more casual side of gaming but still need powerful hardware to play well, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i is definitely for you. Even if it’s not a Legion product, this gaming laptop still packs a punch for any type of gamer out there. With the latest 10th-generation Intel Core H-series processors and up to an NVIDIA GTX 1650Ti inside, expect high-level gaming performance. It also comes with a 120Hz refresh rate display, and in two colors: Chameleon Blue and Onyx Black.

All of these gaming laptops come with Lenovo’s new technologies such as Coldfront 2.0 and TrueStrike keyboards for cooler and more responsive devices. They are expected to be available by June 2020, and pricing for the entire Legion lineup is as follows:

  • Lenovo Legion 7i – PhP 119,995
  • Lenovo Legion 5 series – Legion 5Pi (PhP 74,995), Legion 5i (PhP 62,995), Legion 5 (PhP 56,995)
  • Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i – PhP 52,995

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ICYMI: The World University Cyber League 2020 has begun

The best gamers from the brightest in the region duke it out for gaming supremacy

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Tencent Sports wanted to up the competition a little bit more in Southeast Asia, following Esports’ rapid rise in the region. Obviously, the best option for that is to hold a tournament to bring in the best of the best for some healthy competition. With the help of Mineski Global, they’ve done exactly just that, and are now on their final stages of the entire tournament.

The World University Cyber League 2020 started last June 28, and featured players from four markets in Southeast Asia. This time around, these players don’t come from established teams and franchises from their home countries. Instead, they are university-sponsored students, as they compete for a prize pool of over US$ 5,000. The Philippines host the SEA qualifiers, through Mineski Global’s Philippine division and its Youth Esports Program.

Students from the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand are competing across three different games. The roster of games Tencent prepared include popular mobile games like Clash Royale and PUBG Mobile, and an Esports classic in League of Legends.

Qualifiers will end on July 9, with the best teams moving to the WUCL Finals from July 10-15. To know more about the WUCL, you may visit their official website.

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KFC announces its own gaming console with a built-in chicken cooker

Might be a gag

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It’s fair to say that the console wars have begun. Over the past few months, Sony and Microsoft have launched amazing, hype-inducing tidbits at the adoring audience of gamers. With both consoles finally getting their individual chances at the spotlight, are you getting the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X?

Strangely enough, a surprise contender wants to join the next-generation conversation. Earlier last month, KFC Gaming (yes, it’s real) released a teaser video for an upcoming branded console, the KFConsole.

The console is shaped like a KFC chicken bucket, complete with red and white underlights. Sitting close to the bottom, it has the standard disc slot and a power button. Inside, the console sports a “Zinger processor chip clocked at 11GHz.” It has cross platform compatibility and 4K/120fps support.

However, the console’s biggest feature goes beyond gaming. Most of the console’s front is a “chicken chamber,” obviously for cooking chicken. It gives another meaning to an overheating gaming machine.

The short teaser video ends with a probably launch date: November 12, 2020.

Now, if you’re hoping to grab your own gaming bucket, the console is likely an elaborate gag. Though the company has not confirmed the console’s legitimacy, it’s unlikely that a modern gaming console can have a huge “chicken chamber.” Next-generation consoles are already huge without an oven in them.

That said, KFC has released very-real gaming-related campaigns in the past. Very recently, the company launched an official island on the popular island simulator, Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Who knows? They might actually launch something on November 12.

If they do, they are in good company. In the past, Razer has also done a similar off-brand prank to promote a toaster. However, because of universal demand, the gaming company eventually made a real toaster. KFC might fall into the same trend. We definitely wouldn’t say no to our very own chicken chamber.

SEE ALSO: Sony announces huge list of games for the PS5

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Microsoft to hold a big Xbox event on July 23

Time to showcase the console’s new games

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Last month, Sony hosted the most eventful games showcase for the PlayStation 5. Besides a game for everyone, the event finally unveiled the mysterious console in all its glory. Naturally, all the hype is on the PlayStation 5. To those intently following the console wars, the inherent question is what Microsoft has up its sleeve for the Xbox Series X.

Now, Microsoft has confirmed that it is taking the same route as the PlayStation 5. Specifically, the company will hold a similar games showcase on July 23. The event will likely feature all the current projects from the Xbox Games Studios. This includes the new Halo Infinity, a potential return to Fable, Psychonauts 2, and Gears of War.

Of course, as with the PlayStation event, we weren’t really expecting anything. However, the event probably has a few tricks up its sleeve. If anything, it will also showcase the console itself. Though we already know what it looks like, Microsoft can still reveal a few more details about the upcoming console, especially if it hopes to upend the hype generated by the PlayStation 5.

Recently, a leak hinted at a more affordable console in the series. Given that the PlayStation 5 will also have a Digital Edition, the Xbox Series X might go the same route.

The series will likely launch sometime during the holiday season.

SEE ALSO: Will PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X games be more expensive?

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