At CES 2020, the world’s largest PC maker Lenovo has announced a number of new products including the company’s first-ever eGPU (external GPU), three gaming monitors as well as a gaming keyboard and two gaming mice. The availability of these products ranges from March to June of this year.
Lenovo Legion BoostStation
Lenovo is known for many things but not for eGPUs, however, the company has now forayed into this department as well. Legion BoostStation is what the Chinese PC maker is calling its first eGPU which has support for both NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Radeon graphics. It comes with a number of ports, slots for storage, and even has support for VR. In other words, it can turn a regular laptop to a gaming or editing machine for a starting price of $250 with expected availability from May 2020.
The Lenovo Legion BoostStaion measures 14.01″ x 6.77″ x 8.34″ (365 x 172 x 212mm) in size and weighs 18.74lb (8.5kg). Buyers can opt for any of the graphics options as listed below.
- NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2080 Super 8GB
- NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2070 Super GB
- NVIDIA GeForce RTXTM 2060 Super 8GB
- NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti
- AMD Radeon RX5700XT
As for storage slots, it has 1x 3.5″ or 2.5″ HDD or SATA SSD slot and 2 x PCIe SSD slots. And as far as ports are concerned, it has also the necessary ones as listed below.
- 2 x USB 3.1 (Gen 1)
- 1 x USB 2.0
- 1 x Thunderbolt 3
- 1 x HDMI
- 1 x RJ45 Ethernet
- 1 x AC-in
Lastly, it has ATX power supply with up to 500W and supports laptop power delivery up to 100W via USB Type-C.
Lenovo Gaming Monitors: Y-25-25, G32qc, G27qc
The newly announced Lenovo gaming monitors come with higher refresh rates, thin bezels, AMD Radeon FreeSync and affordable price tags.
There is a 24.5-inch FHD IPS panel on the Lenovo Y-25-25 Gaming Monitor, whereas the Lenovo G32qc, as well as Lenovo G27qc models, come with 1500R curved 31.5-inch QHD and 27-inch FHD panels respectively. Additionally, the former two monitors refresh at 240Hz with 1 and 4ms response time, however, the latter smaller model has a bit lower 165Hz refresh rate with 4ms response time. Moreover, the Y-25-25 has a 99 percent Adobe sRGB colour gamut and the G32qc covers only 72 percent.
Lenovo Y-25-25 Gaming Monitor is priced at $320 and will be available from June 2020. On the other hand, the Lenovo G32qc and G27qc Gaming Monitors will be available from March 2020 at a price tag of $320 and $220 respectively.
Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard, Legion M600 Wireless Gaming Mouse & Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse
Apart from debuting eGPUs and gaming monitors at CES 2020, Lenovo also announced a gaming keyboard and two gaming mice.
The Lenovo Legion K300 RGB Gaming Keyboard features curved corners and has a five-zone RGB lighting for aesthetics. It is splash-resistant and even has draining holes to let liquid drain away in case user spills any beverages which is common among gamers. Also, like any gaming keyboard, it comes with adaptable and programmable keys and even features anti-ghosting and tactile feedback, although it is not a mechanical keyboard. Anyways, the best feature of this keyboard is its price which is only $50. It will be available starting June like most of the products announced by Lenovo at CES 2020.
The Lenovo Legion M600 Gaming Wireless Mouse comes with a PixArt 3335 sensor which enables it to work on multiple surfaces. It has a 1000Hz polling rate for low latency and a DPI of 16,000 which can be adjusted using an on-the-fly switch. It has a maximum moving speed of 400 IPS and a maximum acceleration of 40G. It can be connected wirelessly either by 2.4GHz or Bluetooth and USB 2.0 by wired. The company claims the 800mAh battery present in it will offer 200 hours of battery life on a full charge via USB Type-C port and 10 hours of usage for five minutes charge. It also has support for 16 million RGB color lights on the logo and the scroll wheel. It is priced at $80 and will be available from June 2020 in Black and Iron Grey colour options.
The Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse, on the other hand, is a budget wired gaming mouse priced at $30 with fewer bells and whistles. For instance, it has a PixArt 3325 sensor, 1000Hz polling rate but 8,000 DPI, 100 IPS moving speed, 20G acceleration and has RGB only on the logo. It will be available only in Black colour from June 2020.