Lenovo is expanding its suite of gaming laptops today with a new lineup to cater to the budget and new gaming markets, and to be honest, it’s perfect timing.
Lenovo LOQ (pronounced “lockdown”) gaming laptops join Lenovo’s gaming lineup that is dominated by $1,000/£1,000+ versions to cater to budget gamers who need something capable without burning a hole the size of RTX 4090 in your pockets.
“With the launch of Lenovo’s new LOQ brand,” says Jun Ouyang, vice president and general manager of Lenovo’s consumer business segment, “we’re building a lineage of excellence in gaming and PC offerings that aren’t just for top gamers. from the gaming community. , but both for new and future players”.
The LOQ gaming laptops will be available in 16-inch and 15-inch screen sizes and will feature 13th-gen Intel Core or AMD Ryzen 7000 chips and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics, the desktop model of which is rumored to hit the streets in April 2023. Configurations for both sizes will come with up to 16GB of 5600MHz DDR5 RAM and will be future-proofed with support for up to 32GB of storage and up to 1TB of PCIe SSD.
While they’re not exactly super cheap — it’s kind of tough if you want a gaming laptop that won’t give you a migraine or sore eyes — gamers are actually getting new affordable options in the cheap gaming laptop market, which which one is serious Unattended Base configurations for the Intel and AMD models of the Lenovo LOQ 15 will start at $899.99, while the AMD model of the Lenovo LOQ 16 will start at a higher $959.99.
Budget fans of budget gaming PCs are not far behind as Lenovo is also launching a line of Lenovo LOQ Towers, which will be powered by up to 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700 CPUs and RTX GPUs. 4000 most recent. These will also have a modest entry price, starting at $979.99.
cheap not low class
Not many details have been shared about the Lenovo LOQ Tower, but we’re told it will come in a spacious 17L chassis with 2D and 3D stripe details on the front, expandable memory up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM, and expandable storage. . However, we should get more information as we get closer to its planned release date of Q3 2023.
If you’re excited to get your hands on LOQ laptops, the good news is that Lenovo will start rolling them out in April, starting with the Intel-powered 15-inch LOQ and followed by the AMD-powered LOQ 15-inch and the Intel 16 inches in May. The Lenovo LOQ 16 with AMD Ryzen processor will not hit stores until June 2023.
Slim down to play on the go
If you’re looking for something more mobile rather than saving money, Lenovo has you covered too with its new Lenovo Legion Slim gaming laptops. The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 already exists, but this year, the brand not only updates it, but also adds a new model to the lineup: the Lenovo Slim 5. Both promise to offer portability with very little compromise on performance in an effort to serve gamers who want to play on the go, as well as nomadic content creators.
These more expensive options have many of the features of Lenovo LOQ and then some, like a faster or higher-resolution screen, Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0 advanced thermal system, an SD card reader, and most notably, the new keyboard. Full-Size Legion TrueStrike with Legion RGB Spectrum Lighting. To stay true to their portable nature, they also have USB-C charging capabilities.
They will be equipped with more powerful Intel or AMD internals up to 13th Gen Intel Core i7 (or i9 on the Slim 7) or AMD Ryzen 9 chips and up to Nvidia RTX 4070 graphics.
These Lenovo Legion Slim laptops will begin rolling out in April 2023, starting with the Intel-powered Slim 7 and Slim 5. However, as with most thin and light gaming laptops, they won’t be cheap. The cheapest of them, the AMD-powered Slim 5, starts at $1,1999.99.