AMD is creating a lot of buzz in the gaming world with its latest Ryzen 4000 mobile chipset series. Although devices like Zephyrus G14 are getting good reviews from reviewers worldwide, it seems like it will still take some time for other manufacturers to incorporate it into their flagship products. At least this is what we think after the recent revamp of its Legion laptop series by Lenovo. The top of the line Lenovo Legion 7 comes with Intel’s 10 Gen Comet Lake processor that was launched earlier this month. Let’s dive deeper into the specs of the latest Legion 7 and see what it has to offer.
Lenovo Legion 7 Series
Lenovo has changed the naming convention for its laptop so that the users can reference a particular model more effectively. The upcoming laptops will have simpler names consisting of one or two letters with or without an “i” suffix. The presence of the “i” suffix would mean the particular variant pf the laptop incorporates an Intel’s processor and vice versa.
After the revamp, the Legion 7 series will be the flagship line up of gaming laptops from the company. The series will incorporate the latest and the most powerful chipset and GPU in the market alongside cutting-latest technology from the brand itself.
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Lenovo Legion 7i Overview
Performance and Memory
Lenovo Legion 7i is the upgrade to last year’s Lenovo Legion Y740 and as of now, it stands as the best premium laptop under the Legion series. It is powered by the latest Intel 10th Generation Comet Lake mobile processor. The maxed-out variant of the laptop will come with i9 – 10980HK processor which the users can overclock for greater speeds. As for the GPU, you now have the option to get the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q over last year’s RTX 2070 Super Max – Q. It may not be as powerful as the standard desktop RTX 2080 Super but given the size constraints of the laptop, it is the best that Lenovo could go with. You can pair the processor with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM and 1TB of PCIe SSD storage.
The brand has tried to enhance the performance of the device by the use of Q-Control 3.0. It will help the system switch between Performance mode and Quiet mode. The former will boost the performance of the system while the latter will help reduce the battery drain and the fan noise. There is also a balanced mode which will automatically adjust the setting based on the tasks that the system is handling.
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Display and Design
Lenovo Legion 7i sports a 15.3-inch display with FHD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The built-in 720p webcam resides on the top bezels whereas the bottom bezel shows off the Legion branding. Thankfully, the webcam now comes with a privacy shutter. The display in the base variant comes with a refresh rate of only a 144Hz but you can also opt for the 240Hz variant. The latter comes with NVIDIA G-Sync to avoid screen tearing and is Dolby Vision Enabled as well.
Legion 7 is also one of the first devices to feature NVIDIA’s Advanced Optimus which allows seamless switching between the integrated and discrete graphics depending upon the intensity of the application being processed. Also, the GPU is now more closely linked with the display which will help reduce lag and allow G-Sync to function more efficiently.
Another key feature of the laptop is the new TrueStrike Keyboard. Lenovo says it is designed for professional gamers and will yield better typing productivity. Lenovo has managed to include a full-sized keyboard along with the numeric pad and a trackpad. As if the 1.5mm key travel wasn’t enough, the company claims that the second transition curve design will contribute to a more tactile experience. And for the aesthetics, you can illuminate the keys in utilizing the Corsair iCUE system Lighting technology.
Battery and Other
The device is powered by an 80Wh which is an upgrade to 57Wh battery in the Legion Y740 which can be charged up to 50% in just half an hour of charging, thanks to the Rapid Charge Pro capabilities. Under non-gaming scenarios, Lenovo claims that the battery can last up to 8 hours. As far as the port goes, you get 3x USB Type-A ports, 2x USB Type-C ports, an HDMI port, an ethernet port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The device comes with support for WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5 and is lighter than its predecessor at just 2.1kg.
Lenovo Legion 7 Specifications:
- Design & Build: 14.1W x 10D x 0.8H-inches; 2.1kg
- Display: 15.6-inches FHD (1920 x 1080); up to 240Hz refresh rate, 100% Adobe sRGB
- Keyboard: TrueStrike Keyboard with Corsair iCUE RGB support; 1.5mm key travel
- Processor: Up to Intel 10 Gen Core i9-10980HK
- RAM: 8 / 16 / 32GB DDR4 RAM
- Graphics: up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
- Battery: 4-cell 80 Watt-hours battery
- Storage: 256 / 512 / 1TB PCIe SSD
- Webcam: 720p Webcam with privacy shutter
- Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ax (WiFi 6), Bluetooth 5.0
- Ports: 1x Thunderbolt 3 USB-C, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 2, 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1, 2x USB 3.1 Type C, 1x HDMI 2.0, 1x Audio jack, 1x DC-in, 1x Kensington Lock, 1x RJ45 Ethernet jack,
Lenovo Legion 7 Price and Availability
Lenovo Legion 7 will be available on sale from next month. As of now, the company hasn’t given any information about the price and availability of the device. The price of the Legion 7 will start from $1,599.99 for the base variant.
|Model name||Expected Price||Availability|
|Lenovo Legion 7 (i5-10300H, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 144Hz screen)||$1,599.99 (~NPR 2,00,000)||March 2020|
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