Lenovo debuts each its strongest and slimmest 16-inch Legion gaming laptops
Lenovo’s highest-end gaming laptops for 2022 have been unveiled. The 16-inch Legion 7 and 7i (the “i” denotes Intel CPUs) may be configured with the present better of one of the best when it comes to processors and graphics. The Legion 7 is one of some gaming laptops that may be configured with AMD’s Ryzen 9 6900HX processor together with Radeon RX6850M XT graphics. On the Intel facet, it may be configured with as much as Intel’s twelfth Gen Core i9-12900HX and with Nvidia’s RTX 3080 Ti graphics card, which has a powerful 175W of complete graphics energy.
Along with being extra highly effective, the Legion 7-series machines current a few further upgrades over the 2022 Legion 5 Professional. It has a 1080p webcam as a substitute of a 720p one, and it has an even bigger 99.99Wh battery. Every mannequin features a QHD 16:10 side ratio show that has a 165Hz refresh charge and Dolby Imaginative and prescient HDR in addition to help for both Nvidia G-Sync or AMD FreeSync Premium relying on whether or not you get the Intel-based Legion 7i or the AMD-based Legion 7. You even have the choice to bump the display screen as much as a 240Hz QHD panel that helps variable refresh charge (VRR).
Yet one more cool characteristic to deal with with the Legion 7i particularly is its RAM overclocking functionality. The bottom clock pace for its DDR5 RAM is 4,800MHz, however if you happen to elect to get the mannequin with 32GB of RAM (essentially the most that it may help), it may be overclocked to a powerful 5,600MHz.
The Legion 7i would be the first to launch, coming in Could at a beginning value of $2,449. The Legion 7 will comply with it up in June with a smaller beginning value of $2,059.
The opposite half of Lenovo’s set of bulletins is the Legion Slim 7 and 7i (pictured on the high of the submit), which retain lots of the identical options because the Legion 7 however in a slimmer chassis with — predictably — much less energy. Equally, Lenovo is staggering their launch, beginning with the Slim 7i in Could for $1,589 and the Slim 7 for $1,519 in June.
Impressively, the Legion Slim 7 and 7i may be configured with the identical choice of high-end Intel and AMD CPUs. When it comes to graphics, the Slim 7i can go as much as the RTX 3070 with a complete graphics energy of 100W, whereas the AMD-based mannequin can help as much as AMD’s Radeon RX 6800S graphics.
The Intel-based Slim 7i is getting the extra attention-grabbing show choices right here, with a QHD Mini LED being among the many selections out there. In any other case, the show choices are similar to what’s out there within the Legion 7 and 7i, except having a decrease beginning decision of 1920 x 1200.
Another specs that caught my eye with the Slim 7 and 7i embody help for a 99.99Wh battery, although it begins with a 71Wh choice. Additionally, I feel that is the one Legion laptop computer launched in 2022 to characteristic an SD card reader — a spec that, ideally, ought to have wider help in Lenovo’s gaming-focused lineup.
A number of gaming laptops that debuted at CES 2022 at the moment are out there, however many extra are nonetheless on the way in which. Thus far, there have been much more choices out there with Intel’s twelfth Gen processors, however we should always begin seeing extra coming with AMD’s Ryzen 6000 H-series processors and its new discrete graphics.