LOQ, pronounced “lock,” is a weird name, yes, but it’s the name of a new brand in the world of PC gaming from Lenovo. You might wonder — don’t we already have Legion? Lenovo’s Legion brand has made a name for itself over a number of years, especially in the world of gaming laptops.
And that’s where LOQ is looking to make an impact as well. Lenovo is announcing a number of new
So, obviously, the idea of having an affordable subbrand for entry-level
As for the specs of these new laptops, you’ll find a variety of configuration options at launch, even beyond the two size options. The i” in the name stands for Intel models with up to a Core i7-13700H inside, where the others are powered by up to an AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS. Regardless of which CPU you choose, you’ll get GPU options ranging up to an RTX 4060. And yes, that means Lenovo is reserving the more powerful GPU options for its premium brand, Legion. We don’t have a complete set of configuration prices yet, but the entry-level options will start with an RTX 3050.
Of the two chassis to choose from, the 16-inch model is the more advanced option. It uses a more modern 16:10 aspect ratio display, meaning more screen real estate in a similar overall size and a smaller lower bezel. It also comes with a 1080p webcam standard in all configurations, whereas the LOQ 15/15i start at 720p in the entry-level configurations.
Regardless of which you choose, though, you can still configure all these systems with up to 16GB of DDR5 RAM, a QHD 165Hz screen, and a 1TB of SSD.
In terms of design, the LOQ laptops share a lot in common with Legion. The two color options are both shades of gray, much of the I/O is located in the rear, and it even uses the same exact keyboard. The layout still gives you a number pad off to the right, lit by four-zone backlighting (with an option for RGB). A large touchpad is included below.
Beyond specs, the primary difference between the LOQ 16 and Lenovo’s Legion laptops is size. At over an inch thick and well over 5 pounds, these are no doubt chunky
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