Lenovo Enters The MoTD “Mobile on Desktop” Market: Launches Legion PCs With Intel 14th Gen HX CPUs

Lenovo has officially entered the MoTD “Mobile on Desktop” market with the introduction of its latest PCs powered by Intel’s 14th Gen HX CPUs.

Lenovo Is The First Major PC OEM To Launch MoTD “Mobile on Desktop” PCs Powered By Intel’s 14th Gen HX CPUs

A few weeks ago, Lenovo’s China desktop product manager, WolStame (Weibo), shared that the company was planning to enter the MoTD “Mobile on Desktop” PC market. The MoTD market has seen good development over the past few years with the arrival of the high-end HX CPU platform from Intel and AMD. These chips which are essentially desktop dies repurposed for the enthusiast laptop segment are more conservative in terms of power limits.

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The idea was brought up after the recent stability issues that affect the desktop Raptor Lake-S (13th Gen) and Raptor Lake-S Refresh (14th Gen) CPUs. Since Intel and AMD HX CPUs are mostly always running at lower power limits, they have much higher stability than the standard “S” SKUs we get to see on desktops. As such, these chips are now being utilized by PC vendors and being featured in a range of high-end PC builds.

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In the official marketing, Lenovo has shared a picture of its Blade 7000K system which comes in a mATX chassis with a motherboard that already has the chip mounted on it. The CPU is an Intel 14th Gen HX SKU which comes in the BGA form factor and is equipped with a large heatsink with four heat pipes. The PC can be configured with a range of hardware choices such as up to 24 core CPUs, 192 GB memory, air-liquid cooled solutions, storage capacities ranging from 512 GB to 4 TB and a graphics card of your choice (mainly NVIDIA options).

It is mentioned that the Lenovo MoTD “Blade 7000K” Desktop PCs with Intel 14th Gen HX CPUs will feature price points much lower than the 14th Gen “S” CPU options. These chips will be configured at a TDP of 190W (PL1) and 253W (PL2) which should be within the Intel “baseline profile” limits.

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The only downside of the MoTD platform is that you are limited in terms of CPU upgrades since the chip is soldered to the motherboard permanently but getting a 13th Gen or 14th Gen HX should be fine for a couple of years as these chips pack a lot of cores and good frequencies for gaming needs. Based on previous prices that we have covered, the motherboards with the CPUs cost much less than what a standard “S” SKU retails for. It is mentioned that the PCs are about to be launched so expect more information coming soon.

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