Lenovo Legion 7 main station hands-on: new i9 chip with larger capacity battery

Lenovo Legion 7 2022

Lenovo earlier updated its Legion 7 series of 16-inch laptops with the new performance-focused Legion 7 and the relatively lightweight Legion 7 Slim. The former is basically positioned as a desktop replacement. Users can choose up to 12th generation Intel i9 chip plus NVIDIA RTX 3080 Ti graphics card or a full AMD combination of Ryzen 9 6900HX and Radeon RX 6850M XT. Both are priced from US$2,449. and from US$2,059. In addition to the 165Hz / 240Hz QHD screen, the Intel version will also provide more options for using mini LED panels than the AMD version.

At the same time, the manufacturer also added a 99.9Whr battery to this product, and the endurance performance should be quite worth looking forward to. Its standard original charger supports 300W power, but if you pursue portability when you go out, the laptop can also be charged up to 135W through USB-PD. The RGB lighting on the top and bottom of the Legion 7 can be described as very rich. In addition to the common cover plate logo and backlit keyboard (optional one-key adjustment), there is a light bar on the front of the notebook, and the rear air outlet is equipped with a large number of LEDs. According to Lenovo, they will also release new Spectrum software in the future, so that users can better customize the lighting effects (such as making the lights flash in sync with music or videos, etc.).

The main station colleagues thought that the Legion 7 workmanship is very solid after playing. Its touchpad is large and responsive. The power button with integrated fingerprint function and the 1080p video camera with cover are all features that can meet the current market demand. But what he appreciates most is the rich connection ports of this new machine. Whether it is the Intel or AMD version, there is a USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 and a 3.5mm audio jack on the right side of the fuselage, and there are two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1, a USB-C 3.2 Gen 2, and an HDMI on the rear 2.1, a 2.5G Ethernet and a power port. On the left side of the Intel version are two Thunderbolt 4, and the AMD version has one USB-C 4 (that is, Thunderbolt 3) available on this side in addition to two USB-C 3.2 Gen 2.

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Lenovo Legion 7 2022

For users looking for portability, Lenovo has also brought the new Legion 7 Slim. The 16-inch laptop weighs about 2.49kg and also has a built-in 99.9Whr battery. To improve portability, Lenovo removed the lights and reduced the body. Slim can be selected up to NVIDIA RTX 3070 or AMD RX 6800S graphics card, and has up to 165Hz screen, Core i5 and Ryzen 5 6600H versions are priced from US$1,589 and US$1,519 respectively. All of the Intel models in this batch will be available in the U.S. later this month, and the AMD version won’t be available until June.