For some people, gaming is an enjoyable pastime. For others, gaming is serious business.
In the 45 years or so since the first video games appeared on the market, gaming has moved into the realm of competitive sports, with the term eSports now a regular part of our vocabulary. More than 200 colleges around the country now recognize eSports as a valid endeavor, and some are offering scholarships to recruit players.
Gaming has even turned professional, with top gamers raking in millions each year in prize money and endorsement deals. In fact, cities around the world are building arenas dedicated to hosting gaming tournaments, and there are a number of streaming video channels dedicated to online gaming. The global audience for eSports topped 495 million people in 2019, with the U.S. audience alone exceeding 200 million.
While gaming certainly involved a mixture of talent, dexterity and hand-eye coordination, as with any competitive endeavor it's the equipment that can help a player stand out.
Some gamers opt for a desktop gaming machine, but for others a gaming laptop is the better choice. A gaming laptop allows you to set up your rig wherever you like, while still offering the power you need to stay ahead of the competition.
Lenovo has spent years developing a line of laptops and hardware designed specifically for serious gamers.
Lenovo has added to its Legion line of high-performance gaming gear with its Lenovo Legion 5i gaming laptop. The Legion 5i is powered by up to 10th Gen Intel® Core™ i7 H processors and the option for up to NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ graphics, with a 15.6" FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare display. Expanding on its impressive GTX series, NVIDIA's RTX line of graphics cards offer incredibly fast, quiet performance with real-time ray tracing and AI-enhanced graphics.
The Legion 5i is equipped with the TrueStrike keyboard for the best in ergonomic comfort, with full-sized keys, a numeric pad, large arrow keys, and TrueStrike switches that provide 100% anti-ghosting.
Because gaming can be extremely resource-intensive, the Legion 5i 15 inch gaming laptop features the Coldfront 2.0 cooling system, which cools and dissipates heat via a dual-channel thermal mechanism of 67 liquid crystal polymer-coated fan blades and copper pipes for optimum performance. With the Legion 5i's Q Control 3.0, players can manually select between Quiet, Balance and Performance thermal modes. In addition, every Legion gaming laptop features Dual Burn Support, pushing the CPU & GPU together for max performance in-game.
When it comes to gaming, there's no better operating system than Windows 10. Enabling Game Mode in a Windows 10 gaming computer allows the OS to squeeze every bit of performance from your laptop, prioritizing processor and graphics card resources to your game. DirectX 12, an integral part of Windows 10 produces higher frame rates and reduced latency for breathtaking graphics.
And of course, the Legion 5i 15 inch gaming laptop boasts the lean and minimalist design for which Lenovo is known.
Experience gaming like never before on the Legion 5i Windows 10 gaming laptop. Let Lenovo design the perfect one for you, or customize and build your own.