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Since Lenovo decided to revamp their gaming line, there have been some interesting product releases. For the year 2020, the Lenovo Legion 7i is the flagship off the Lenovo gaming laptop series.

To answer the question, “is the Lenovo Legion 7i worth your money?” We would have to examine the components and design of this computer.

One thing to understand is that if performance is what you are looking for, then the Legion 7i has it all. However, if you require more from a laptop than just clock speed, read on to find out more.

 

Specifications

 

It would be impossible to talk about what makes this laptop special without talking about the specifications.

The Lenovo Legion comes with a base configuration of:

10th Gen Intel Core i5-10300H coupled with a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660Ti, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, an 80Wh 4 cell battery, 256 GB of PCI SSD and 1TB HDD.

 

Display

 

15.6-inches FHD 1920 by 1080, IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144HZ at less than 3ms response time and 100% Adobe sRGB. Brightness tops out at 300 nits.

However, the above configuration is for the base model. For gamers that prefer their laptop all beefed up for any and every occasion, there is a maximum configuration model available.

 

The Lenovo Legion 7i comes with a Maxed-out configuration of:

10th Gen Intel Core i9-10980HK coupled with a Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, an 80Wh 4 cell battery, 512 GB of PCI SSD and 1TB HDD, Intel Optane H10 with SSD support (512GB + 32GB/1TB+32GB configuration).

 

Display

 

15.6-inches FHD 1920 by 1080, IPS panel with a refresh rate of 240HZ at less than 1ms response time and 100% Adobe sRGB. Brightness goes all the way up to 500 nits.

VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified, which also comes with NVIDIA G-Sync and Dolby Vision.

 

Design

 

This is the biggest selling point of the Legion 7i. The whole design theme for the Legion 7i is thin, light and powerful. The laptop does not disappoint in this department.

On a first look, the Legion 7i is built with an all-aluminum chassis coupled with a sandblasted and anodized finish. The design aesthetics for the lid speaks to both gamers and creators with its almost bare lid except for the Large imprint of LEGION on the right side of the lid and a small Lenovo print on the left.

In the usual gamer fashion, the “Y” in the middle of the LEGION imprint lights up when the laptop is powered on and can also be customized with RGB lighting.

 

The Legion 7i makes use of the reliable one bar hinge used in the Legion Y545, which makes it feel more like a premium gaming laptop. Most of the exhaust vents are located at the back and upper sides of the laptop. Therefore, this allows the I/O of the laptop to be placed closer to the user’s hands.

 

In terms of I/O, there are 2xUSB 3.1 Gen 2, USB 3.1 Gen 1, HDMI 2.0, Thunderbolt 3 Type-C, USB-C and Headphone/mic combo.

The Legion 7i also comes with an RJ45 Ethernet port for connectivity as well as Intel WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0.

The cooling is something Lenovo seems to be proud of in this unit. Lenovo claims the Legion 7i features an integrated 2mm Vapor Chamber and an updated 6-point thermal sensor array that keeps the laptop cool and quiet at all times. The cooling is powered mainly by a dual-fan system of 73 liquid-crystal polymer fan blades encased in four dedicated thermal channels.

 

Final Verdict

 

The Lenovo Legion 7i is designed to be a gaming powerhouse, and it is one of the thin and light gaming laptops to be reckoned with in 2020. If you don’t mind not having individual key mapping and hotkey customization as well as having a mushy power button, then the Legion 7i is worth your money.

The Lenovo Legion 7i can be regarded as one of the best gaming laptops trading on the market right now.