Evaluated: Lenovo Legion 7i
When I was assigned the Lenovo Legion Y740 last year, it was undoubtedly one of the best for 2019. A year later on, Lenovo has actually launched the Legion 7i, the follower of the Y740. And it is everything that you hope it would be.
The Lenovo Legion 7i takes some of the style hints from its predecessor, the Lenovo Legion Y740. It has a nice metal surface like the previous design and now includes RGB lighting throughout its body.
Opening the laptop computer you’ll be greeted by its revamped keyboard, and 15.6-inch FHD+ screen with a 240Hz revitalize rate. The keyboard is a welcome modification, now featuring a dedicated numpad, rather of the macro keys.
Ports-wise, the Lenovo Legion has a myriad of ports consisting of Thunderbolt 3 USB Type-C, an ethernet port which I considerably appreciated.
The Lenovo Legion 7i is powered by an Intel Core i7-10750H which is a 6-core 12-thread processor, paired with an effective Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q. This combination makes the Lenovo Legion 7i a beast, chewing through triple-A video games on ultra-high settings.
Aside from the processor and graphics combination, our system had 1TB of NVMe SSD storage, 16GB (2x 8GB) of DDR-4 RAM, which can be user-expanded if you desire to in the future.
Among the welcome changes from the Lenovo Legion 7i is the keyboard design. The Legion 7i eliminates the macro secrets from the Legion Y740 which moved nearly the whole keyboard to the right. The dedicated numpad is likewise a welcome experience for somebody like me who requires to punch numbers from time to time. The Legion 7i’s keyboard uses the same TrueStrike keyboard from in 2015 which is fantastic to type on.
If I can sum up my experience with Legion 7i in a word, it’s heaven.
Video gaming and basic media usage is simply taken to a new level with the Legion 7i. Made for hardcore gamers, the Legion 7i does tear through a few of the heavy load video games that I tested on it.
Games such as Assassins Creed Odyssey ran a solid 57fps at ultra-high, while Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint performed at 60fps with the highest settings. Thanks to the RTX 2070 Super, the laptop computer was also able to run video games with ray tracing. I checked out Control with the settings maxed out and ray tracing on, and it ran at around 44 to 60fps.
Where the Legion 7i shines is for esports titles where they can totally use the 240Hz refresh rate. Dota 2 ran about 104 to 120fps. Valorant reached about 224fps during skirmishes, while Fall Men reached 235fps. All these games were at highest setting.
I also tried streaming with the Legion 7i, which had quite decent results, ready to 60p videos without actually breaking a sweat.
One of the only negatives I found was the laptop’s cooling. After a long video gaming session, the laptop computer does get hot if you do not set its cooling to Performance. The heat isn’t that small either. I discovered that it was a bit uneasy to type on it after I played some heavy titles such as Control and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint.
The redeeming aspect in Lenovo’s thermal plan was the fan noise, or rather the absence of it. In peaceful mode you might hardly hear the fans, in efficiency mode the fans are a bit audible but with music playing on the Dolby Atmos speakers, you could hardly hear it.
Battery-wise, the Legion 7i is a battery chugger, from my experience the laptop did run for about 2 to 3 hours in light usage on battery, but hardly 2 hours when you wish to game on it, which is the exact same as many gaming laptops in the market. The consisted of charger does fill her up quickly, requiring simply an hour for a complete one hundred percent.
The Lenovo Legion 7i retails for PHP 134,995, which is a bit on the expensive side. However comparing its specifications and price to that of its competitor, you ‘d be amazed that it is on the more affordable side. In general, I ‘d certainly state that this laptop is a great buy specifically this coming vacation season.
The Lenovo Legion 7i is one hell of a laptop.