Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023) – Top 5 Pros and Cons

Lenovo’s Legion gaming laptops went through a bit of restructuring, as the Legion 7 is no more, being replaced by the Legion Pro 7. All in all, we welcome the change, as this way, the Legion 5 Pro doesn’t step on the toes of the Legion 7. Now the hierarchy is clear, as the most powerful components are saved for the Legion Pro 7, including the 175W RTX 4080 and RTX 4090. Contrasting the bigger 18-inch devices that are popping up, the Legion 7 Pro is keeping itself more portable, with a 16-inch screen. The laptop comes with goodies inside the box, including extra keycaps and mechanisms for the keyboard.

Today we’re presenting you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023).

Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023): Full Specs / In-depth Review

4 reasons to BUY the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023)

1. Cooling

The laptop is cooled by a vapor chamber, while the CPU and GPU get the liquid metal treatment.

Max CPU load

Average P-core frequency; Average E-core frequency; CPU temp.; Package Power

Intel Core i9-13900HX (55W TDP)0:02 – 0:10 sec0:15 – 0:30 sec10:00 – 15:00 min
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023)3.61 GHz @ 3.05 GHz @ 84°C @ 171W3.42 GHz @ 2.88 GHz @ 86°C @ 148W3.29 GHz @ 2.81 GHz @ 87°C @ 137W

The cooling solution allows the CPU to maintain very high wattages. Lenovo is also doing something different than other manufacturers, giving the high number of E-cores space to clock highly.

Real-life gaming

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4080GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 2 min)GPU frequency/ Core temp (after 30 min)
Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023)2452 MHz @ 77°C @ 174W2455 MHz @ 77°C @ 174W
MSI Raider GE78 HX (13VX)2418 MHz @ 74°C @ 173W2415 MHz @ 76°C @ 173W

Compared to the MSI Raider GE78, which brings the same 175W RTX 4080, the Legion Pro 7 generates slightly higher clock speeds as well as maintains 1W higher wattage.

Comfort during full load

The chassis of the laptop doesn’t seem to be very well insulated, as we see a base hotspot of 50.7°C. However, it’s very concentrated, so most f the keyboard remains around the 40°C range. Sadly, there is a fair bit of noise coming off from the device, which will get annoying.


2. Display quality

The Legion Pro 7 comes with a QHD+ IPS panel with a 240Hz refresh rate. The panel is great for both gaming and Creator work, offering a peak brightness of 552 nits as well as covering 98% of the sRGB gamut and 80% of the DCI-P3 gamut. The laptop also has a pretty fast response time of 8.9 ms.

The color accuracy of the display is a bit off with the stock settings, resulting in a dE value of 3.1 while applying our Design and Gaming profile makes the dE value drop down to 1.0. Here are the results of our test in the factory condition (left) as well as with our profile applied (right).

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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.


Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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3. Upgradeability

The laptop offers very good upgradeability, with two SODIMM slots for DDR5 RAM as well as two M.2 slots for Gen 4 SSDs. All slots are hidden behind metal brackets, which offer additional benefits, acting as heatsinks for the chips.

Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access the insides of the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023).

4. I/O

The laptop has a generally good port selection, including a total of four USB Type-A 3.2 (Gen. 1) ports, one USB Type-C 3.2 (Gen. 2) port, and one Thunderbolt 4 port. Other ports include an HDMI 2.1 connector, a LAN port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Sadly, there’s no SD card reader, however, other competitors in the space don’t bring one as well, so we’re willing to give it a pass.

1 reason NOT to buy the Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023)

1. Battery life

Despite the large 99.99Wh battery pack, the laptop lasts for only 6 hours and 40 minutes of Web browsing, or 5 hours and 58 minutes of video playback. Compared to the MSI Raider GE78 HX and the ASUS Strix SCAR 18, it’s worse. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.

In order to simulate real-life conditions, we used our own script for automatic web browsing through over 70 websites.

For every test like this, we use the same video in HD.

All Lenovo Legion Pro 7 (16″, 2023) configurations:

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