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Lenovo marches PC gaming into 2017 with the new Legion seriesNew graphics, a new look and a new name for Lenovo's gaming line.
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 desk tops. You got a little bit of gamerly flare, good performance and generally good prices. But it's GES 2017 Lenovo is rebranding its whole gaming line hoping to make it more of a player in the high end boutique gaming space. The new name is Legion Inspired by Roman legions. And it's launching with two new laptops, the Y720 and the Y520. Of those, I think the 17 inch 720 is the more interesting. You get higher-end graphics options with it. It's the first Windows laptop with build-in Dolby Atmos, which is a surround sound ecosystem for positional content. But my favorite feature on that Y720 is the integrated Xbox one wireless receiver if you want to plug an Xbox controller into a regular laptop you need that big chunky Xbox controller dongle that really doesn't work half the time it just sticks out from the side building in the receiver which is something we've only seen on a Very small [UNKNOWN] laptops, I think it's a big cool extra feature. The 720 is going to be available in April starting at $1399 in the U.S., while the 15-inch wide 520, which misses some of these other high end features, is coming in February to starting at just $899.