• The gaming community in India appears to be growing at a breakneck speed and personal computing businesses are logging into it to reap rich dividends. According to an estimate out of the 735 million (73.5 crore) internet users, a staggering 320 million (32 crore) are expected to be gamers by 2021. With such volumes in mind, computing biggie Lenovo has refreshed its gaming brand Legion with new devices, which, while being loaded with latest generation specifications, are aesthetically more pleasing and incredibly functional.

Launching the new devices - laptops and desktops - in the Chandigarh market on Thursday, Vipul Mathur, General Manager-North, Lenovo India, in a chat with LifeInChandigarh.com said Lenovo had emerged as the No. 1 company in the world in its core business of personal computers. In the region comprising Punjab, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir also it was commanding a leadership role with a market share of 15%, he added.

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The new thrust area for the company and its future investments are expected to be in innovative gaming devices, going by the year on year industry growth of 50% seen in this segment over the last two years. “In line with this thought process, Lenovo conducted extensive research among more than 750 participants worldwide, learning from gamers themselves about their wants and needs with the purpose of bringing them the ultimate gaming experience. And, the result is the latest Legion evolutions which showcase
game-changing designs that are distinct from their predecessors and in sync with what modern gamers today are looking for,” Mathur explained.

To further enhance the experience of customers, Lenovo India has targeted to increase its existing strength of 500-plus exclusive stores by another 100 in the coming financial year. It currently has 4 stores in Chandigarh and 28 in region comprising Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir. The 650 strong service centre network is also sought to be further expanded.

The company launched 2 laptops - the Ideapad 330 and Legion Y530 – and 3 Legion gaming tower PCs – the C730, T530 and T730.

Equipped with the Intel Optane technology, a smart system accelerator that improves the performance and response of PCs through adaptive machine learning, gamers can now launch their favourite titles up to 2.48x faster, load game levels up to 32% quicker than that on other PCs and rapidly save their progress with up to 2.1x better overall system performance.

The specifications

The Ideapad 330 is configured with the latest 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H processor clocked at 4.00 GHz, 8 GB DDR4 RAM (upgradeable up to 16 GB), and has the Nvidia Geforce GTX 1050 graphics card with 4 GB GDDR5 memory. The laptop has a 15.6 inch Full HD TN Anti-Glare display and comes with a 1 TB 5400 rpm internal hard drive. Price: Rs 69,990 (exclusive of GST).

The Legion Y530 is also powered by the same 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8300H processor and the Nvidia GTX 1050 graphics card with 4 GB GDDR5 memory. It has 8 GB of DDR4 RAM (also upgradeable up to 16 GB), a 128 GB M.2 PCIE SSD and a 1 TB 7200 rpm internal hard drive. Price: Rs 85,585 (exclusive of GST).

Coming to the desktops, the Legion T530 comes with the 8th Gen Intel Core i5-8400 processor (upto 4.00 GHz), 8 GB DDR4 RAM (upgradeable up to 32 GB), Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti with 4 GB GDDR5 memory. It has a 128 GB SSD and a 1 TB 7200 rpm hard drive for storage. Price: Rs 86,299 (exclusive of GST).

Next up is the Legion T730, which comes with the 8th Gen Core i7-8700K processor (upto 4.70 GHz), 16 GB DDR4 RAM (upgradeable up to 32 GB), Nvidia Geforce GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 memory. It comes with a 256 GB SSD and a 2 TB 7200 rpm hard drive. Price: Rs 1,34,599 (exclusive of GST).

Finally, the Legion C730 comes in a compact Cube shape with the 8th Gen Core i7-8700K processor (upto 4.70 GHz), 16 GB DDR4 RAM (upgradeable up to 32 GB), Nvidia GTX 1060 with 6 GB GDDR5 memory. It also comes with a 256 GB SSD and a 2 TB 7200rpm internal hard drive. Price: Rs 1,34,599 (exclusive of GST).

All the models come loaded with the latest 64-bit Windows 10 Home OS.