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Lenovo Adds Pressure-Sensitive WASD Keys to Its New Legion Gaming Laptops

The Lenovo Legion 7i slightly opened.

Gaming keyboards with analog optical switches can sense how much pressure you’re using, allowing you to control in-game characters with the precision usually found in an analog stick. But you’ll never find this technology in a laptop—never mind, Lenovo just broke the rules.

The new Lenovo Legion 7i and Legion 7 laptops feature “WASD Force Sensor Technology” and optional swappable keys. Unless you’re a heathen who uses the arrow keys to control your character, these laptops give you a serious leg up when playing racing or FPS games.

The Lenovo Legion 7 gaming laptop's display and keyboard.

And since these are Lenovo Legion laptops, we’re looking at some pretty hardcore specs. Both the Legion 7i and 7 use a 16-inch display with a 2560 x 1600 resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio, and 3ms response time. They use the latest processors, with up to a 12th gen Core i9 in the Legion 7i and an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX in the Legion 7. Plus, they’ve got up to 32GB DDR5 RAM and 2TB SSD storage.

In the graphics department, the Legion 7i maxes out with a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti GPU. The AMD-focused Legion 7 uses AMD Radeon RX6850M XT graphics in its highest configuration.

Lenovo’s Legion 7i starts at $2,449 and launches later this May. The AMD-focused Legion 7 arrives in June and starts at $2,059. Note that Lenovo is also selling Slim versions of these laptops, though they lack the pressure-sensitive WASD keys.

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