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Lenovo puts an AI Chip on its 2023 gaming laptop lineup for enhanced gaming performance

Lenovo has just announced its latest 2023 Lenovo gaming laptop lineup will sport the world’s first dedicated AI-powered chips in gaming laptops, which powers Lenovo AI Engine+, a machine learning software that provides gamers with the most optimal system settings for the best gaming experience and performance.

Complementing the powerful Lenovo Legion Pro Series that was launched earlier this year, the new line-up includes:  

  • The refreshed Lenovo Legion Slim Series that empowers users to push their gaming goals and deliver high-performance computing tasks with the new:
    • 16-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and 7 laptops  
    • 16-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and 5, and 
    • An all-new size for this year – the 14-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 5, which elevates laptop power and portability to a whole new level. 
  • The brand-new sub-brand Lenovo LOQ (pronounced “lock”) will enable new gamers to start their gaming journeys on a strong note with the:
    • Lenovo LOQ 16-inch laptops (16IRH8 and 16APH8)
    • Lenovo LOQ 15-inch laptops (15IRH8 and 15APH8), and
    • Lenovo LOQ Tower 17IRB8, a desktop PC

The Lenovo Artificial Intelligence (LA) AI chip was launched in Jan 2023 and it’s the world’s first dedicated AI chip on gaming laptops, aimed at addressing gamers’ challenge in maintaining consistent and optimal system performance while playing high-demanding games. The chip powers Lenovo AI Engine+, which deploys a software machine learning algorithm, to monitor in-game framerates and tune system performance – resulting in a smarter, more optimal system across all games, so gamers can focus on the gameplay experience without having to manually adjust the settings. 

The Lenovo AI Engine+ runs a scenario-detection algorithm on the hardware engine which allocates wattage between CPU and GPU to optimize performance and helps minimize fan noise under gaming mode. This results in our system being more adaptive to increase frames per second (FPS) in game. Offering up to 15% higher TDP, the Lenovo AI Engine+ and the LA AI chip combo allows the new Lenovo gaming laptops to deliver higher performance compared to previous generations.

The LA AI chip settings can be fine-tuned through Lenovo Vantage, providing users with full control over customization and adjustments, including overclocking controls, AI-performance tuning, and a real-time performance dashboard.

Built for Power and Performance: Lenovo Legion Pro Series

The powerhouse Lenovo Legion Pro 7i and Lenovo Legion Pro 7— the world’s most powerful AI-Tuned 16-inch gaming laptopsi — are made for gamers looking for a competitive edge and an exhilarating gaming experience. This top-of-the-line model is housed in between all-metal top and bottom covers, available in Onyx Grey. The 16-inch Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Lenovo Legion Pro 5 can handle all-day work and play, thanks to its balance in computing power, portability, and price point. Also available in Onyx Greyii, the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i/5 is housed in between a metal top cover and a polymer bottom cover

Gamers with a personal preference for customizable keyboard will appreciate the interchangeable WASD keycaps and the Legion Spectrum RGB lighting software that allows the keyboard’s backlights to sync with the screen’s content.

The Legion Pro Series run on Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0, which uses massive exhaust and intake systems, a turbo-charged dual fan system, phase-change thermal compound, and advanced hybrid heat pipes, keeping gaming sessions quiet and cool. With the Lenovo LA AI chip that monitors CPU and GPU load, these help to distribute cold air and expel heat, up to 240W total system TDP

Designed for Agility and Portability: Lenovo Legion Slim Series 

The newest 8th gen Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and Lenovo Legion 7 have been designed to support gamers and power users who needs a laptop that can run AAA games with ease while still being agile enough to handle other tasks such as streaming, content creation, or work computing. The Legion Slim 7i/7 has a 99.99Whr battery – the largest allowed in the internal cabin of most airplanes – which allows users to work uninterrupted with up to 10 hours of battery life.

Lenovo Legion Slim 7i/7 comes with a full-sized Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard – a full numpad, large arrow keys, and 1.5mm key travel – to provide smooth typing over long sessions. The keyboard is also available with a white backlight for those looking for a more understated aesthetic. All this computing power is housed in a slim (as slim as 17.99mm at its thinnest point) all-metal chassis available in Storm Grey or Glacier Whiteii and weighs under 2kg (4.4lbs), making the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i/7 the most agile Lenovo Legion Slim laptops ever.

Setting a new standard in portability – the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and 5 are the world’s most portable 16-inch AI-Tuned gaming laptops. The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i/5 is available in 16-inch, and there’s even a more portable version, the 14-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 5 which sports an OLED panel, so users can immerse themselves in the vivid colors, enhancing their overall gaming and lifestyle experience. 

Similar to the Legion Pro Series, the Lenovo Legion Slim Series comes with Lenovo Legion’s ColdFront 5.0 so they are built to stay cool even under heavy load. The advanced thermal system in the Slim Series feature quad copper hybrid heat pipes, phase-change thermal compound, and a brand-new air intake and fan system – resulting in a slimmer yet more powerful laptop up to 160W total system TDP. 

The Legion Slim Series comes with Super Rapid Charge enabling laptops to charge up to 70% in just 30 minutes – giving users more uninterrupted gaming sessions and work on the go. 

Legion Ultimate Support offers gamers peace of mind with 24/7 access to advanced technical support performed by experts with game-specific knowledge to help gamers get the most out of their Lenovo Legion devices, with remote solutions available as well as next business day onsite support. 

Arsenal for New Gamers: Lenovo LOQ Gaming Laptops & Tower

Inspired by Lenovo’s premium Legion-branded gaming line-up, the new Lenovo LOQ line encompasses design features such as the rear I/O notch on its laptops and the shared stylized ‘O’ in both brands’ logos. New gamers can choose a Lenovo LOQ laptop from their preferred screen size and processors – the 16-inch Lenovo LOQ 16IRH8 (Intel-based) and Lenovo LOQ 16APH8 (AMD-based) or the 15-inch Lenovo LOQ 15IRH8 (Intel-based) and Lenovo LOQ 15APH8 (AMD-based). Both displays also support NVIDIA G-SYNC, which immerses the gamer into a world with vibrant colors, crisp contrast, and a quick refresh rate that makes every movement and action feel seamlessii

The Lenovo LOQ gaming laptops comes with NVIDIA GPUs, featuring a MUX switch that enables the integrated GPU to be bypassed via NVIDIA Advanced Optimus during gaming sessions. This allows the discrete DLSS-enabled NVIDIA graphics cards to interface directly with the display and result in higher frames-per-second with reduced latency, so that games run smoother and look even better. When not gaming, the MUX Switch allows the laptop to use the integrated graphics, optimizing battery life.

The 16-inch Lenovo LOQ gaming laptops have up to an 80Whr battery for up to 7 hours of battery, while the 15-inch Lenovo LOQ laptops have a 60Whr battery for up to 6 hours of batteryiii. All Lenovo LOQ laptops support Super Rapid Chargevi for faster charging and longer battery life – an advantage for new gamers to focus and play without worrying about running out of battery. 

Just like the Lenovo Legion Series, all Lenovo LOQ devices come with Windows 11 and Lenovo Vantage, as well as 3 free months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, so new gamers can set up their new PCs and dive straight into gaming. Every Lenovo LOQ device also qualifies for Lenovo’s Premium Care, the advanced support service that provides personalized hardware and software assistance from expert technicians with fast repairs when needed.

Beginner gamers can opt for the new Lenovo LOQ Tower 17IRB8, a desktop PC that plays great out of the gate, with future-proof expandability and bold aesthetics. The front of the spacious 17L chassis’ stylish blue-accented 2D and 3D striped patterns provides increased ventilation that allows the up to 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700 CPU and up to the latest NVIDIA 40-Series desktop graphics to breathe during heavy gaming sessions. The Lenovo LOQ Tower packs competitive hardware into a handsome chassis, creating a memorable experience for new gamers. 

Visit Lenovo StoryHub newsroom for images, and www.lenovo.com for more details on the new Lenovo LOQ portfolio.

  • More details on local product specifications, availability, and recommended retail pricing will be announced at a later date.

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