Lenovo unveils four new Legion gaming laptops

lenovo continues to update its catalog of laptops and now it’s the turn of the line Legionintended for video game. The company has announced four new models: two that stand out for their power and two others that stand out for their thin and light design. We talk about the Legion 7 and 7iand some Legion Slim 7 and 7irespectively.

In both cases, the equipment arrives with very interesting specifications and with the possibility of choosing Intel or AMD hardware. But beyond the difference between the components or the final design of the products, Lenovo assures that the teams try cover different needs: The Legion 7 and 7i are for gamers looking for a brutal level of performance when running their favorite video games, while the Legion Slim 7 and 7i are for those looking for a balance between video game and content creation.

One point where the new Lenovo computers agree is the screen size. The four models that join the Legion family are 16 inches tall and have an aspect ratio of 16:10, in addition to a refresh rate of 165 Hz. And you can also choose a version with a variable refresh rate of between 165 and 240Hz.

When it comes to performance, it’s not all about the hardware. As we mentioned in the recent update of the Yoga laptop range, the Lenovo Legion 7 and 7i and the Legion Slim 7 and 7i incorporate the Chinese brand’s artificial intelligence engine – in this case called Lenovo Legion AI Engine 2.0—.

It is responsible for balancing real-time CPU and GPU performance based on each game to get the most out of the hardware; and it also works with the heat dissipation system so there is no performance drop. In fact, the new laptops for video game Lenovo has several improvements in the thermal section, such as the implementation of fans with 67% thinner blades to improve airflow in the Legion 7 and 7i, among others.

Lenovo Legion 7 and 7i, for those looking for pure performance

As we mentioned earlier, Lenovo has thought of the new Legion 7 and 7i for gamers looking for laptops that can give them the best possible performance. In fact, the company promotes them as laptops for video game the most powerful in the world in the 16 inch range.

But these teams stand out not only with their impressive hardware, but also with a design that attracts a lot of attention. Of course, we can’t think of a product for the market player without RGB, and the new Lenovo brings it in quantity; not only in the keyboard backlight, but also in the ambient lighting on the outside edge of the kit and on the LEGION logo on the cover. It should be noted that the lighting is configurable and can be deactivated by sector.

On the design side, the Lenovo Legion 7 and 7i arrive with an “aerospace-grade” aluminum and magnesium chassis. Aesthetically it follows the line that we have already seen in other models of the catalog and keeps the input and output ports on the back; the big difference here is that they are now more easily identifiable when looking at the equipment from above, thanks to the inclusion of backlit “labeling”.

The revamped Lenovo Legion laptops also come with an improved keyboard that offers deeper travel. Additionally, it includes a technology called WASD force sensor that has a direct impact on the games; According to the company, this technology makes it possible to change certain keys and to speed up the characters in the game by exerting more pressure on them.

And regarding the specifications, which we are going to detail, there is one that catches all eyes: the battery capacity. The new Legion 7 and 7i integrate an accumulator of 99.99Wh which Lenovo says is the largest that can legally be included in a laptop. And it is compatible with 135W fast charge via USB-C (Power Delivery).

Technical specifications

Lenovo Legion 7i Lenovo Legion 7
Filter 16 inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10 aspect ratio. Available in options with 165 Hz refresh rate or variable refresh rate between 165 and 240 Hz. 16 inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10 aspect ratio. Available in options with 165 Hz refresh rate or variable refresh rate between 165 and 240 Hz.
Processor Intel Core i9-12900HX;
Intel Core i7-12800HX.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX;
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H.
RAM memory 16 or 32 GB DDR5 (4800 MHz).
Optional overclock to 5600 MHz.
16 or 32 GB DDR5 (4800 MHz).
Storage SSD (PCIe 4.0) of 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB. SSD (PCIe 4.0) of 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB.
graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU with 16GB GDDR6 (175W TGP);
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6 (125W TGP).
AMD Radeon RX6850M XT graphics card with 12 GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 architecture;
AMD Radeon RX6700M graphics card with 10 GB of GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
connectivity WiFi 6E, Ethernet, 2 USB-C ports (3.2 Generation 1 and 2), 2 USB-A ports, 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports and an HDMI 2.1 port. WiFi 6E, Ethernet, 5 USB-C ports (3.2 Gen 1 and 2 and USB4), 2 USB-A ports and an HDMI 2.1 port
audio Stereo speaker system developed by Harman. Stereo speaker system developed by Harman.
Video Full HD (1080p) webcam Full HD (1080p) webcam
Battery 99.99Wh with support for 135W fast charging via USB-C. 99.99Wh with support for 135W fast charging via USB-C.
Dimensions 358.1 x 263.5 x 19.4 millimeters.
(The thickness mentioned is the minimum possible)
358.1 x 263.5 x 19.4 millimeters.
(The thickness mentioned is the minimum possible)
Mass Less than 2.5 kg. Less than 2.5 kg.
Color Storm Gray Storm Gray
Operating system Windows 11 Home;
Windows 11 Pro.
Windows 11 Home;
Windows 11 Pro.

Lenovo Legion Slim 7 and 7i: big potential in a slim chassis

As we said at the beginning, Lenovo’s idea with its new Legion and Legion Slim laptops is to meet the needs of different types of users in the field of video game. And just as the Legion 7 and 7i offered maximum performance to get the most out of the most demanding games, the Legion Slim 7 and 7i deviate slightly from that path.

Yes, the “light” versions still have very capable hardware for gaming, but they also focus on content creation or other tasks that are not necessarily related to the environment player. And the aesthetic part is a shining proof of this, in the absence of the exterior RGB decoration. The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 and 7i have a more conservative aesthetic and not too much paraphernalia.

Although there are obvious differences in the specification table compared to the Legion 7 and 7i, the Slim variants carry over some very important features. Among them are the 16-inch WQXGA panel with a 16:10 aspect ratio, the impressive 99.99Wh battery with 135W fast charging, and the AI ​​engine. And all encapsulated in an aluminum and magnesium chassis that allows Lenovo to boast that are your laptops for video game lighter and thinner with this screen size.

Technical specifications

Lenovo Legion Slim 7i Lenovo Legion Slim 7
Filter 16 inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10 aspect ratio. Available with a 165Hz refresh rate or variable refresh rate options between 165 and 240Hz. You can also opt for a mini-LED version, as well as a WUXGA (1920 x 1200) variant. 16 inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10 aspect ratio. Available with 165Hz refresh rate or variable refresh rate options between 165 and 240Hz. A WUXGA (1920 x 1200) variant is also available.
Processor Intel Core i9-12900HK;
Intel Core i7-12700H;
Intel Core i5-12500H.
AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX;
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H;
AMD Ryzen 5 6600H.
RAM memory 8 GB (integrated), 16 or 24 GB DDR5 (4800 MHz). The 16 and 24 GB versions include 8 GB built-in. 8 GB (integrated), 16 or 24 GB DDR5 (4800 MHz). The 16 and 24 GB versions include 8 GB built-in.
Storage SSD (PCIe 4.0) of 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB. SSD (PCIe 4.0) of 512 GB, 1 TB or 2 TB.
graphics NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU with 8GB GDDR6 (100W TGP);
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU with 6GB GDDR6 (100W TGP);
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti Laptop GPU with 4GB GDDR6 (95W TGP).
AMD Radeon RX6800S graphics card with 8 GB of GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 architecture;
AMD Radeon RX6600S graphics card with 4 GB of GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 architecture.
connectivity WiFi 6E, Ethernet, 3 USB-A ports, one USB-C port, one Thunderbolt 4 (USB4) port, one HDMI 2.1 port. Includes a 4-in-1 SD card reader. WiFi 6E, Ethernet, 2 USB-A ports, 2 USB-C ports, an HDMI 2.1 port. Includes a 4-in-1 SD card reader.
audio Stereo speaker system developed by Harman. Stereo speaker system developed by Harman.
Video HD webcam (720p);
Full HD (1080p) webcam.
HD webcam (720p);
Full HD (1080p) webcam.
Battery 99.99Wh;
71 Wh.
Both with support for 135W fast charging via USB-C.
99.99Wh;
71 Wh.
Both with support for 135W fast charging via USB-C.
Dimensions 357.7 x 256 x 16.9 millimeters.
(The thickness mentioned is the minimum possible)
357.7 x 256 x 16.9 millimeters.
(The thickness mentioned is the minimum possible)
Mass From 2.05 kilograms. From 2.05 kilograms.
Color storm grey;
Onyx Grey.
storm grey;
Onyx Grey.
Operating system Windows 11 Home;
Windows 11 Pro.
Windows 11 Home;
Windows 11 Pro.

Price and availability

Lenovo’s new gaming laptops will arrive in Europe in the coming months. the Lenovo Legion 7 will arrive in July and will be sold with a starting price of €2,599; while the Legion 7i will be available from the same month but will be a little more expensive, with an initial value of €2,999.

As for thinner and lighter models, the trend will be similar. the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i is coming in June and will be available from €1,999, although the version with a mini-LED screen will take a little longer to reach the public. For his part, the Legion Slim 7 will be a little cheaper and will sell from €1,899 and will be available from July.