Lenovo Legion Y700 release: 120Hz display gaming tablet, starting from ~RM1460

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After a series of teasers earlier this year, Lenovo finally announced the Legion Y700, the first gaming tablet under its Legion sub-brand. Announced yesterday (28 February 2022) alongside the much awaited Legion Y90 smartphone, this gaming tablet features a minimalist aesthetic alongside a premium metallic built and packs quite a punch, especially in the display department.

Sporting an 8.8-inch flat LCD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, the Legion Y700’s screen has a 120Hz refresh rate that can go up to 500 nits max brightness and supports HDR10 content. More importantly for all you gamers out there, it also features a 240Hz touch sampling rate for a buttery smooth mobile gaming experience.

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Speaking of which, the Legion Y700’s screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio by default, but you can turn on a built-in feature that morphs it into 21:9 by filling in the top and bottom of the screen with black bars. This allows for a better gaming experience for certain mobile games such as Mobile Legends by virtually giving users more horizontal screen space to work with. 

As for audio, Lenovo equipped the Legion Y700 with JBL-tuned stereo speakers capable of Dolby Atmos for an immersive gaming experience and of course, a 3.5mm headphone jack. 

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The gaming tablet also features a fingerprint scanner on its side, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1, Android 11 via ZUI 13, a 13MP rear primary camera and an 8MP selfie camera. Under the hood, it is powered by the Snapdragon 870 with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB UFS 3.1 internal storage. In terms of battery, the Legion Y700 packs a 6550 mAh battery that supports 45W fast charging through its USB Type-C port. 

According to the official Lenovo China website, the Legion Y700 is currently only available in China where it will start going on sale this 10 March. The retail price is CNY 2199 (~RM1460) for the 8GB + 128GB variant and CNY 2499 (~RM1660) for the 12GB + 256GB configuration. No details have been given by Lenovo on its plan to make the Legion Y700 available outside of China currently, but fingers crossed, let's hope that it'll be available on our shores soon!

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