Lenovo’s Legion lineup has successfully been able to find its place in the market, by offering something that no other manufacturer has thought of. Their design philosophy for their gaming laptops has been one of the best ideas that they could have ever come to them and they have for sure implemented it well.
All of their Legion devices have a great low-key design that doesn’t scream “Gamer” every time you lay your eyes on them.
Today we will give you a quick look at the refreshed flagship of the Legion lineup, the Lenovo Legion 7 for 2021, which features a flagship display that can be used for a variety of purposes, great performance thanks to the new Ryzen 5000-series mobile processors, and the long-awaited RTX 3000 series GPUs from NVIDIA.
The new Legion 7 is expected to come to markets in March, with a starting price of €1,799.
You can check the prices and configurations in our Specs System: https://laptopmedia.com/series/lenovo-legion-7-16/
To begin with the design, the laptop is overall made out of metal and plastic, the two most commonly used materials for laptops. This combined with the weight and heft of 2.50 kg should make the machine quite rigid and sturdy. Being a flagship device, it isn’t the thinnest one out there with a profile of 23.5mm at the thickest point. Now for the looks of the notebook itself, we like it a lot. While we get a more futuristic vibe from it, we are happy that it still maintains it’s “incognito gaming” roots.
The 2021 Legion 7 comes with a flagship 16-inch IPS display with a resolution of 2560×1600 pixels. The panel has an aspect ratio of 16:10, which is becoming more and more popular among workstation laptops. This is because the 16:10 aspect ratio gives you extra room on the vertical axis, meaning that you can fit more apps on the screen.
For the other screen qualities, such as the color coverage and refresh rate, we are happy to report that they are great. The panel has 100% coverage of the sRGB color gamut, has a maximum brightness of 500 nits, and has support for NVIDIA G-SYNC, along with Dolby Vision. The 165Hz refresh rate should provide a more than pleasant experience when gaming.
While the design and display are great, the specs here haven’t been forgotten. It is great to see manufacturers embrace the mobile AMD CPUs since we all know that they have been killing it with their desktop variant so damn hard that it is a shame that they don’t have a larger presence in the laptop market. The laptop is available with three different CPUs from the newest Ryzen 5000-series, with the top choice being the Ryzen 9 5900HX.
Moving over to the graphics, here we have the mobile versions of the RTX 30 series Ampere GPUs from NVIDIA. You can choose between three different graphics cards, with the top option being the RTX 3080 Max-Q, with 8GB of GDDR6 of VRAM.
For RAM and storage, you can buy the device with up to 32GB of DDR4-3200Mhz RAM and with up to 2TB of SSD storage, which we believe will both be upgradeable through the slots on the back panel. One thing that we failed to mention before was the backlit RGB keyboard, which should spice up your gaming or work sessions in the night.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
AMD Ryzen 5 5600H
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Max-Q
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop)
16.0", QHD (2560 x 1600), 165 Hz , IPS
- Dimensions 356 x 261 x 20.1 ~ 23.5 mm (14.02" x 10.28" x 0.79")
- Weight 2.50 kg (5.5 lbs)