The best that Lenovo and Intel can offer is here. The Legion 7i (16) is the Intel variant of the Legion 7 that Lenovo revealed at CES 2021. The new laptop comes in a premium body and sports the most powerful hardware that Intel and NVIDIA have to offer. We are talking about 11th Gen Tiger Lake H-series CPUs and Ampere RTX 3000-series graphics. Both of them make for a dangerous and potent combination, which can rival the best that other manufacturers offer. The way Lenovo makes its laptops better is by focusing on cooling. The previous Legion 7 had a vapor chamber setup, which was great, and managed to drive temperatures down while reaching quite high clock speeds.
Today we are giving you a quick overview of the Lenovo Legion 7i (16″).
The Lenovo Legion 7i (16″) will be available in June with a starting price of $1,770.
The Lenovo Legion 7i (16): Full Specs
Being the flagship gaming laptop of Lenovo, the build quality is on point. While build materials haven’t been specified, we have to look no further than its predecessor, the previous Legion 7. It had a fully aluminum body, which provided the necessary level of sturdiness and rigidity. The design touches are amazing as well, from the illuminated O in the Legion logo on the back of the lid to the RGB strip on the bottom panel, which must be a treat to look at at night. The weight and height are sitting at the manageable 2.50 kg and 23.5 mm, respectively.
For the display, Lenovo has chosen a 16-inch panel with a 2K+ resolution. The panel also has a refresh rate of 165Hz, which is much needed for shooter games, where every frame matters. Also, the 3ms response time ensures low latency, further making the gaming experience be as smooth as possible. With a maximum brightness of 500 nits, colors will appear vibrant and punchy. There is support for VESA DisplayHDR 400, Dolby Vision, and NVIDIA G-Sync.
Specifications and features
The laptop comes powered by the most powerful 11th Gen Tiger Lake H CPU as of right now. The Core i9-11980HK will make quick work of the competition, and we can’t wait to test it for ourselves and see first-hand the performance that it brings to the table. If a Core i9 seems overkill for you, the Core i7-11800H still has more than enough power, while costing less. For the graphics, the RTX 3000-series Ampere family of GPUs are here and you have several choices, so there is a lot of wiggle room for your budget. The starter configuration comes with the RTX 3060 (Laptop), and after that, you can get the 130W RTX 3070 (Laptop), followed by the all-mighty RTX 3080 (Laptop) with a 140W power limit.
Some features of the notebook include a front-firing stereo speaker setup with Smart Amp from Harman, which is a well-known brand in the audio space, and an RGB backlit keyboard with a dedicated NumPad, which is actually provided by Corsair, another well-known brand.
- CPU Intel Core i9-11980HK
Intel Core i7-11800H
- GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 (Laptop, 140W)
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 130W)
- Display 16.0", WQXGA (2560 x 1600), 165 Hz, IPS
- Dimensions 360 x 260 x 20.1 ~ 23.5 mm (14.17" x 10.24" x 0.79")
- Weight 2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)