Lenovo Legion Y720

Lenovo's new Legion gaming laptops appear at CES, ready for VR and more

Lenovo has always been a bit of a stealth force in PC gaming. For years, the company has turned out some very good gaming laptops and desktops, with just a bit of gamer-y flair, excellent performance, and prices that are as good or better than the competition.

At CES 2017, Lenovo is rebranding its gaming line, hoping to make it more of a player in a category dominated by Dell's Alienware and HP's Omen on the mainstream side, and boutique players like Origin PC and Falcon Northwest on the custom side.

The new name is Legion, and it's launching with two new laptops, the Y720 and Y520 (keeping the Y-series designation from Lenovo's previous gaming laptops). Why that name? Lenovo says: "Just as the Roman army shared a common purpose that bound them together as a force to be reckoned with, Lenovo Legion is all about our growing community of gamers and their passion for gaming." So, there's that.

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