The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i is a laptop that breaks the design barriers between ultrabooks and gaming machines. We are talking about a 15-inch model that weighs only 1.8 kilos and is 1.79 millimeters thick. But, also, without giving up the technical characteristics of the gaming equipment. Inside you can find Intel Core i9 processors, dedicated graphics cards up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 2060, or up to 2 TB of storage in SSD PCIe format depending on the configuration you choose. And all this is complemented by its screen, which offers two variants between a Full HD panel with 144Hz or a 4K panel with the typical 60Hz. The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i comes ready to revolutionize the limits of the gaming market. It will be available in stores from October at a starting price of $1,329. Here are its main features.
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i Datasheet
|Lenovo Legion Slim 7i
|15.6 “Full HD display with 300 nits at 144Hz with Dolby Vision support
15.6″ 4K UHD display with 600 nits with Dolby Vision support
|Processor and RAM
|Up to Intel Core i9-10980HK
Up to 32GB RAM
|Up to 2 TB in PCIe SSD format
|Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060
|2 Dolby Atmos compatible 2W speakers
|Up to 7.75 hours of use
|2 x USB 3.2 Type A
4-in-1 Card Reader
2 x Thunderbolt 3
|Windows 10 Home
|Design and dimensions
35.6 x 25 x 1.79 centimeters (1.86 kilos)
|Keyboard with anti-ghosting technology
A fingerprint reader on the power button
Micro-perforations on the keyboard to improve ventilation
When Design is no Longer at Odds with the Power
This is the great attraction of the new Lenovo Legion. Its slim name is not a euphemism. This 15-inch model weighs only 1.86 kilos (many multimedia laptops and even some ultrabooks are above this size) and remains at a thickness of 1.79 centimeters. That makes it very easy to transport and carry anywhere. The company maintains the same concept that we have seen in other gaming models of the firm, with an area that protrudes behind the screen and where we find several connectors.
Lenovo has also wanted to highlight within its design the presence of small holes in the area of the keyboard designed to improve airflow. According to Lenovo, it doubles the amount of air that reaches the CPU and GPU, which should translate into better cooling. However, we still have to wait to test this model in real use, because it’s not easy to avoid overheating in such a thin model. Without leaving the keyboard, we have to comment that there is an option to have it backlit in white or with more attractive (and certainly more expensive) RGB lighting. Nor could it lack anti-ghosting technology, to prevent it from getting stuck when we give it instructions very quickly.
By the way, the power button also works as a fingerprint reader so that only you can access it. And this privacy is also present in the web camera, which has a shutter to be able to physically hide it when we are not using it.
First Level Screen and Nvidia Graphics
As for the screen, this is a 15.6-inch panel with two versions with pros and cons. On the one hand, we can integrate a Full HD screen with a 144Hz response rate and 300 nits brightness. This option will allow us to enjoy more fluid images, which will be especially noticeable if we usually play action games or races. The second option raises the resolution to 4K UHD, doubles the brightness to 600 nits, and is compatible with VESA 400 HDR, but also reduces the refresh rate to the typical 60Hz. In other words, we give up more fluidity but in return, we get twice the brightness and four times the resolution. This screen also covers 100% of the Adobe RGB space, so we will enjoy more accurate colors and be closer to the source. Of course, both screens are compatible with Dolby Vision.
Within the graphics section, we find dedicated NVIDIA cards. The most powerful model includes an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with 6 GB of dedicated RAM and Turing technology from the firm. Despite not being one of the most professional graphics, it will offer us a more than remarkable performance in most modern games.
The technical section is completed with a processor up to Intel Core i9-10980HK, with eight cores and up to 5.3 GHz in moments of greater energy needs. Unless we wring it out, for normal operations it reaches a speed of up to 2.4 GHz. The maximum RAM is 32 GB, while the internal space can reach up to 2 TB in SSD PCIe format.
Connectivity and Autonomy
In the field of connectivity, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i has the basics, although there is no HDMI or DisplayPort. This is indeed made up for by the two Thunderbolt 3 ports that can transfer the signal to the TV or a screen with an adapter, but it is less comfortable. We also have two second-generation USB 3.2 ports. The wireless connections are completed with WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.
The autonomy of this model is not impressive, but it maintains a fairly reasonable figure. Its theoretical 7.75 hours will decrease a lot as soon as we put the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i at full capacity, but we will have to see how much real-use time it translates into.
Price and Availability
To see the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i in the stores, we won’t have to wait long, we’re considering the date of October. Its starting price will be $1,329s, although you have to be prepared to raise the investment quite a bit if you opt for the more advanced models.
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