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Lenovo: Media and Gaming Notebooks in an Overview | Tech Reviews

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lenovo: Media and Gaming Notebooks in an Overview | Tech reviews


There are countless notebooks from Lenovo, various categories and brands and many more abbreviations that describe certain extras. We explain to you what they mean. In this part of our tech reviews; the Lenovo overview, we introduce you to the brands “IdeaPad”, “Yoga” and “Legion”.

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A few days ago we introduced you to the two well-known brands “ThinkPad” and “ThinkBook” in the first part of the large overview. This time we show you the models that are more intended for the general public, media and gaming.

In addition to the brand names, Lenovo has certain abbreviations that each describe a feature or design. These are attached to the brand name. Over the years, more and more appendages have been collected and the meaning is not always so clear. So these acronyms are the confusing part of Lenovo notebooks. While I go into the individual brands, I also briefly describe the most important abbreviations and their meaning.

Lenovo IdeaPad

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The IdeaPad series includes classic notebooks, convertibles and gaming laptops for most users. IdeaPads are the all-rounders for a tight budget.

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The IdeaPads come from the S series, which includes classic notebooks. The number after the name divides the devices into different performance classes. An “i” in the number reveals that this is a notebook with an Intel processor. If the “i” is missing, a processor from AMD was installed. An abbreviation like “Slim” describes extra slim devices.

IdeaPads with the name “Flex” are convertibles, so the screen can be rotated a lot and offers a touch function. Here, too, the number shows the performance class of the device. The higher the number, the stronger, but also more expensive. An “i” reveals whether an Intel or AMD processor was installed.

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With the S and Flex series, however, the performance class does not automatically mean that a corresponding processor has been installed. An AMD Ryzen 3 or Intel Core 3 can certainly be installed in a Lenovo Flex 5.

The 300 series (THIS IS LENOVO!) are budget-friendly notebooks with enough power for gaming. Some time ago my colleague Clemens tested the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3. Lenovo continues to use a number for the performance category and “i” to indicate the processor used.

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Lenovo Yoga

The most famous Lenovo brand besides the ThinksPad is Yoga. According to Lenovo, these are “ultra premium 2-in-1 notebooks”. Unfortunately, this does not apply to every model, since not every Yoga can really be used as a convertible.

With the Slim series there are powerful notebooks in a slim case. However, the displays can only be rotated up to 180 degrees, i.e. flat on the table. A number after the brand name indicates the performance class, an “i” again reveals Intel processors and the S sub-series – like the Lenovo Yoga S940 – are high-end Ultrabooks.

lenovo yoga slim 7 mit amd ryzen im test

If it just says “yoga” and a number, it’s a true yoga notebook. Their screens can be rotated 360 degrees. As usual, a number from 6 to 9 divides the performance class, an “i” indicates Intel devices and the C series – like the Lenovo Yoga C940 – come with an Nvidia graphics card. Some models also have a very special look: there are notebooks with a leather and fabric look. The lifestyle reference is high with the yoga brand.

The Duet series is a small variation: these are tablets with an attachable keyboard that run either Windows 10 or Chrome OS.

Lenovo Legion

Lenovo’s Legion notebooks are pure gaming machines and are divided into three subspecies. They are significantly more powerful than the Lenovo IdeaPad 300 series.

Lenovo Legion Y740

The 7 series are the gaming upper class. Although it’s a bit strange: There is also a Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and a Creator 7i that we will cover later in our tech reviews. In the gaming upper class, you don’t actually expect particularly slim variants or even models designed for content creation. With all the abbreviations it behaves as before.

The 5 series are more classic gaming notebooks: thick but powerful devices with lots of lighting. The abbreviations range from “pi” for performance and Intel, to “i” for just Intel and no abbreviation for the AMD variant.

Lenovo Legion Y740

Finally, there is the Y series. These used to be Legion’s wallet-friendly gaming notebooks. However, the models became more and more expensive and noble over time. The number after the name describes the performance class – the higher, the faster – and abbreviations like “s” stand for slim/compact and “i” as always for Intel.

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There is also the “Lenovo” category on Lenovo’s website. There you can find all the devices that didn’t have room for other brands or didn’t quite fit. So there is the V series, which are slim business notebooks with a focus on security, and the Ideapad Duet Chromebook, a tablet with an attachable keyboard. All abbreviations remain the same here.

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If you are looking for a cheap gaming notebook, the Ideapad 300 series is for you. If you have a bigger budget, then it can also be a Legion notebook. If you want a chic and slim high-end device, you’ve come to the right place with yoga devices. Otherwise, you should take a look at the IdeaPads, as they include many good and cheap notebooks.

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