Lenovo and Asus are amongst the first companies to announce brand new gaming laptops based on Intel’s 9th Generation Core CPUs and Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 16-series GPUs, both of which were announced earlier today.
Intel’s newest offerings cover a range of targets in the mid range to ultra-premium, while Nvidia’s new mobile GPUs are aimed toward value-conscious players who don’t want the ray tracing effects possible with GeForce RTX series versions. The new laptops have all been announced worldwide, with their latest launches, and Nvidia has stated that gambling laptops make up the fastest-growing category of PCs in the world at this time.
Intel’s brand new 9th Gen Core i9, Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs are based on the’Coffee Lake’ architecture. The top-end Core i9-9980HK contains 8 cores and 16 threads, and can reach a turbo boost speed of around 5GHz. Nvidia has launched the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1650 GPUs for laptops, based on its Turing design , promising up to 4X the gaming performance of similar four-year-old model along with also a minimum of 60fps at 1080p in many of today’s most popular games.
Beginning with Lenovo, the company has updated five of its Lenovo Legion gaming notebooks and also has added two new models to its portfolio, such as a more affordable version in the Lenovo IdeaPad series. The Lenovo Legion Y740, first exhibited at CES 2019, will probably be available in 17-inch and 15-inch choices with a 9th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, together with options such as GeForce RTX GPUs, 144Hz screens with Nvidia G-Sync, and up to 32GB of RAM. There is an RGB LED keyboard designed by Corsair along with a Dolby Atmos speaker program.
The Legion Y540 promises gaming as well as productivity on the move with 6-hour battery lifetime in a 2.3pound bundle, and a white backlit keyboard and dual cooling fans. The new Lenovo Legion Y7000p (marketed as the Legion Y545 in certain areas ) is designed to be ultra-slim and thermally optimised with the exact same CPU and GPU alternatives.
The new Lenovo IdeaPad L340 Gaming is set as a mainstream choice, and you will find 15-inch and 17-inch variants.
These versions will be available from the USA between May and June. The IdeaPad L340 Gaming begins at $869.99 (approximately Rs. 60,405), the Legion Y740 will begin at $1,609.99 (approximately Rs. 1,11,780), and also the Legion Y540 will start at $929.99 (approximately Rs. 64,570), whereas the Legion Y7000p will likely be priced starting at $979.99 (approximately Rs. 68,040).
Asus has also refreshed a high number of models, starting with the hybrid ROG Mothership all-in-one which surfaced at CES 2019. You may get up to the top-end Intel Core i9-9980HK CPU and GeForce RTX 2080 GPU using a 17.3-inch 4K screen.
Next is the Zephyrus S GX502, a fresh 15-inch variant of the super-slim Zephyrus S GX701, which rises to expose extra air vents when needed for heating. This model packs at a Heart i7-9750H CPU, GeForce GTX 1660Ti or GeForce RTX 2070 GPU, and 240Hz screen with Pantone calibration. The relatively more affordable Zephyrus M GU502 is also a 15-inch model using the exact same CPU and screen, and pick of GPU around some GeForce RTX 2060. The lower-tier Zephyrus G GA502 interestingly features AMD’s recently declared Ryzen 7 3750H CPU and a GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU using a 120Hz display. The latter version goes on sale in some countries immediately, priced starting at $1,200 (approximately Rs. 83,315).
The new Asus ROG Strix Scar III and Hero III versions are targeted at esports fans and feature a detachable NFC module known as the Keystone, which lets gamers transfer their profiles from one compatible laptop to another. These profiles may comprise RGB light effects. The Keystone will even unlock a hidden storage area on the owner’s laptop. Both models are launched in 15-inch and 17-inch variants with 9th Gen Core i7 or Core i9 CPUs, 144Hz or 240Hz displays, and Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX or elderly GeForce RTX GPUs. In addition they feature RGB LED strips running across their bases, and RGB LED keyboards.
There is also a more affordable new Asus ROG Strix G version in 15-inch and 17-inch varieties, which lacks the RGB LEDs and Keystone feature, but provides up to a 9th Gen Core i7 CPU and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU. The ROG Strix versions will go on sale in June, and Asus claims that they could come to India by July, though pricing hasn’t been declared. Joining this model are refreshed ASUS TUF Gambling FX505 and FX705 versions with Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 3000-series CPUs as well as the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU.