We’re used to Lenovo providing uniformly excellent devices to keep you productive and on the go, but they don’t just excel at work. If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop, Lenovo Legion has an impressive lineup for multiple budgets and uses. They’re expanding that even further now with the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7 series and the Lenovo Legion 7 series refreshes!
The entire Lenovo Legion 7 series offers a few standout features no matter which device you consider. They all offer the largest battery capacity available on 16″ gaming laptops, so you won’t be a slave to the outlet while you destroy your buddies in Fortnite/Minecraft/Call of Duty/Elden Ring/MS Hearts.
They’re also the first 16″ gaming laptops with FHD webcams, so you’ll come through crisp and clear when you call said buddies to gloat. There are also AI-tuned thermals, so you’ll feel as cool as you are while proving your gaming superiority.
So which to choose?
Lenovo Legion 7 Series
Lenovo Legion 7 and 7i are the cream of the Legion line. They offer aluminum and magnesium aerospace-grade metal unibody designs, along with an improved hinge and input/output designs for all your peripherals.
The Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard with curved keys and an RBG system works off ambient light and can sync up with the action on screen for extra fun and immersion.
There are even swappable keys that can measure variable force to control your movements in-game. Under the hood, they’re powered by your choice of 12th Gen Intel Core HX Series or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU (up to 175W TGP), or AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT mobile graphics.
That’s not all, though. These are also shockingly thin, coming in at .75″ at the thinnest and tipping the scales at 5.5 pounds, which is relatively svelte by gaming standards.
The battery is a generous 99.99Whr, and you can charge quickly via USB-C at up to 135Whr.
Screen-wise, you’re looking at a 16″ WQXGA display and 16:10 aspect ratio for a taller, sharper experience. You can even opt for up to 250Hz variable refresh rates for the smoothest gaming experience or for making movies look that much clearer.
Software-wise, the Lenovo Legion 7 series sports Tobii Horizon, which offers gearless head-tracking to expand your gaming view, and Tobii Aware for security and monitoring whether you’re in front of the PC.
Finally, like all Lenovo Legion computers, you’ve got Lenovo Legion AI and Lenovo Legion Coldfront 4.0 to keep things running comfortably cool and smooth.
The Lenovo Legion 7i with Intel starts at $2,449 starting May 2022, while the Lenovo Legion 7 with AMD Ryzen starts at $2,059 in June 2022.
Lenovo Legion 7 Slim Series
If you’re ok with trading off power for aesthetics and portability, then the Lenovo Legion 7 and 7i Slim lines have your name on them. They come in at only 4.4 pounds and .63″ thick with an aluminum and magnesium unibody case, making them 16″ laptops with the footprint of 15″ ones.
You’ve also got 12th Gen Intel Core H Series or AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX processors, a 99.99Whr battery, and the 135Whr USB-C fast charge.
And just like their bigger siblings, you still have Legion AI and Coldfront 4.0 to keep the insides as cool as the outside.
Legion Slim 7i with Intel Core starts at $1,589 starting May 2022, while Lenovo Slim 7 with AMD Ryzen starts at $1,519 in June 2022.