Lenovo just unveiled their top-of-the-line Legion 9i gaming laptop alongside the Legion Go Handheld. This 16-inch monster is packed with the latest and greatest tech you could hope to buy today. Everything from the processors and memory to the display and battery is spaced out to give you the best possible gaming experience. And…it’s water-cooled too. Before I spill all the beans here, let’s take a detailed look at the features, specifications, availability, and expected price in Nepal of the Lenovo Legion 9i laptop.
Lenovo Legion 9i Overview
Processor and Cooling
Let’s start things off with performance. The Lenovo Legion 9i is powered by top-of-the-line Intel Core i9-13980HX and NVIDIA RTX 4090. The i9-13980HX is a 24 Core 32 Thread CPU with a turbo frequency of 5.6 GHz. The RTX 4090, on the other hand, is the most powerful laptop GPU there is with 9728 CUDA Cores and 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM. Together this CPU/GPU combo generates a lot of heat. So, Lenovo has decided to try something different with the Legion 9i.
Lenovo Legion 9i features a self-contained liquid cooling system alongside the 3 fans inside the laptop. Theoretically, this setup should allow the Core i9 and 4090 to push their limits (Lenovo claims up to 230W) without any kind of thermal throttling or the laptop getting uncomfortably hot.
For memory, you can configure the machine with up to 64GB of DDR5 memory clocked at 5600MHz.
Display and Build
Legion 9i boasts a 16-inch 165Hz mini-LED display. This is one stunning screen, with 100% DCI-P3 color coverage, crisp 3.2k (3200×2000) resolution, and a wider 16:10 aspect ratio. By the way, it also has a very fast 3ms GtG response time, can go up to 1200 nits in brightness, and comes with various certifications like DisplayHDR 1000 and TUV Rheinland.
It is also very portable at 2.56 kgs, especially considering the power it’s packing. The Legion 9i is available in a single Carbon Black color option. But the top case looks cool with its unique forged carbon chip pattern.
Battery and Connectivity
No compromises here either. Under the hood, the Legion 9i ships with a 99.99Wh Lithium Ion battery that can be filled to 70% in just 30 minutes. The laptop can either be charged with the provided 330W slim tip adapter or via its USB-C port (140W).
Lenovo Legion 9i is also the first gaming laptop to ship with WiFi 7. The FHD webcam comes with an e-shutter and the fingerprint scanner is in the middle of the chassis. As for ports, you get 2 Thunderbolt 4 ports, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C port, 1 USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port, an HDMI 2.1 port, an Ethernet port, an SD slot, and an audio jack.
Lenovo Legion 9i Specifications:
- Dimensions: 18.9-22.7 (W) x 357.7 (D) x 277.7(H) mm, 2.56 kg
- Color Options: Carbon Black
- Display: 16″ mini-LED panel, 165Hz refresh rate, 100% DCI-P3, 1200 nits brightness
- Display Properties: VESA DisplayHDR 1000, Dolby Vision, Free-Sync, G-Sync, 3ms response time, DC dimmer
- Resolution: 3.2K (3000×2000) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio
- Keyboard: Full-size backlit keys
- Security: TPM 2.0 chip, Centered fingerprint sensor
- Processor: Intel Core i9-13980HX (24C/36T, up to 5.6 GHz)
- RAM: Up to 64GB DDR5
- Storage: Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD (2x M.2 slots total)
- Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090, 16GB GDDR6 VRAM
- Battery: 99.99 Watt-hours Li-Po battery
- Power Supply: 330W AC power adapter
- Webcam: 1080p FHD camera, E-camera shutter, Dual-array microphones
- Connectivity: WiFi 7, Bluetooth 5.1
- I/O Ports: 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A , 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 2x Thunderbolt 4, 1x HDMI 2.1, 1x 3.5mm combo audio jack, 1x RJ45 (LAN), 1x power connector,1x SD slot
Lenovo Legion 9i Price in Nepal and Availability
The Lenovo Legion 9i laptop is expected to hit the market this October with a hefty price tag of EUR 4,500. When it makes it here, we expect the Lenovo Legion 9i price in Nepal to be around NPR 711,111.
Lenovo Legion 9i 2023
Price in Europe
Price in Nepal (Expected)
Core i9-13980HX, RTX 4090