Finally, Lenovo has launched its new flagship Legion 7 series for 2022 with new AMD and Intel processors, they look cool while raising the bar for gaming machines in 2022.
In fact, Lenovo claims that these new Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 are the world’s most powerful 16-inch gaming laptops. The new Lenovo Legion 7 series laptops exceed expectations with a number of innovative firsts that adapt to and balance the multi-dimensional needs of modern gamers and professional players.
These new devices not only have the world’s largest battery capacity on a 16-inch gaming laptop, but they also reign as the world’s first 16-inch gaming laptops with FHD webcams for better streaming, and as the first 16-inch WQXGA (2560×1600) gaming laptops.
The Windows 11 laptops’ come with a minimalist design, long battery life, and whisper-quiet artificial intelligence (A.I.) tuned thermals that are purpose-built for those who want performance and mobility.
“Lenovo Legion has always occupied a place at the pinnacle of gaming performance, complementing gamers’ personal and professional lives to adapt to wherever they go, whether it’s a tournament stadium, classroom, or boardroom,” said Ouyang Jun, Lenovo’s vice president and general manager of the Consumer Business Segment, Intelligent Devices Group. “More stylish and savage than ever before, Lenovo’s new Legion 7 series laptops are levelling up to push the limits of smarter, high-performance gaming.”
Lenovo Legion 7i and 7: The Apex of Performance
As the world’s most powerful 16-inch gaming laptops, the Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 (16”, 7) are engineered for those who demand the highest performance in their game time. The laptop’s sleek, stylish, and understated sports-tuned design features an improved hinge and I/O dashboard.
Crafted from aluminium and magnesium aerospace-grade metal into a unibody design, the new Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 laptops have a CNC metal trim that’s subtle and minimalist in its expression of unrestrained power. An environmental RGB system with ambient effects on the keyboard and trim sync up with the content displayed on its screen.
The Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard is also improved with curved keys featuring travel that’s deeper than the previous generation. New WASD Force Sensor Technology with optional swappable keys lets players accelerate their in-game character as more force is applied to the keys.
Underneath the laptops’ sleek covers is sheer power. Now visually thinner-looking than the previous generation at as thin as 19mm (0.75 in), the Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 are engineering feats that pack up the latest graphics, processors, and storage into a 2.5kg (5.5 lb) chassis.
This mighty machine offers a serious range too, with a battery of 99.99Whr – the world’s largest battery on a 16-inch gaming laptop – and up to 135Whr USB Type-C fast charging.
And as the world’s first gaming laptops with a 16-inch WQXGA display, the Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 come in a taller 16:10 aspect ratio with up to 1,250 nits peak brightness and full DCI-P3 calibrated color space coverage, high dynamic range, and TÜV eye-safe certification.
Gamers can choose between three-panel options at up-to-240Hz variable refresh rates (165Hz standard) for everyday use, smoother eSports gameplay where every frame counts, or cinematic visuals with amazing color accuracy.
The new Lenovo Legion 7i and Legion 7 laptops also feature Tobii Horizon software, which brings a more immersive experience for gamers, and Tobii Aware, which uses smart sensor technology to help improve users’ security, privacy, and wellbeing.
The Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 feature up to 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, DDR5 memory, and Gen 4 PCIe SSD storage are all tuned for maximum performance via the Lenovo Legion A.I. Engine 2.0.
This A.I. engine can predict fan curves, and balance GPU and CPU resource output in real-time depending on each game to deliver its best performance. Its A.I. calibration can also intelligently boost the Lenovo Legion Coldfront 4.0 thermal system to cool down the GPU and CPU, while the laptop’s vapour chamber technology expands the boundaries of what’s possible in a gaming laptop for desktop-level performance CPUs, with up to 115W of thermal capacity without throttling.
The thermals also include 67 percent thinner fan blades from the previous generation for improved airflow, phase-change thermal compound coating for faster heat transfer, larger surface area and sub-keyboard intake vents.
Pricing & Availability
- The Legion 7i (16”, 7) with Intel Core processor starts at $2,449 and is expected to be available starting May 2022.
- The Legion 7 (16”, 7), AMD Advantage Edition with AMD Ryzen processor, starts at $2,059 and is expected to be available starting June 2022.
|Lenovo Legion 7i||Lenovo Legion 7|
|Performance||Processors||12th Generation Intel Core i9-12900HX 12th Generation Intel Core i7-12800HX||AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX Processor AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Processor|
|OS||Windows 11 Pro Windows 11 Home|
|Memory||4800 MHz DDR5: 16 GB (2 X 8 GB) / 32 GB (2 X 16GB) OC Memory optional 5600 MHz 32GB (16GB)||4800 MHz DDR5: 16 GB (2 X 8 GB) / 32 GB (2 X 16GB)|
|Storage||PCIe SSD (Gen 4): 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB9|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU with16 GB GDDR6(175W TGP, Listed Boost Clock: 1590 Mhz) NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU with 8 GB GDDR6 (125W TGP, Listed Boost Clock: 1485 Mhz) Max-Q Technologies: Advanced Optimus, Optimal Playable Settings, Rapid Core Scaling, CPU Optimizer, Dynamic Boost, DLSS and Resizable BAR||AMD Radeon RX6850M XT Graphics 12GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 architecture (Up to 2275 MHz Game Clock) |
AMD Radeon RX6700M Graphics 10GB GDDR6, AMD RDNA 2 architecture (Up to 2300 MHz Game Clock)
|Display||16″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 (165 – 240 Hz VRR / 3 ms Response Time / 100% sRGB / 500 nits / Up to VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified / Dolby Vision Support / NVIDIA G-SYNC Support / TÜV Rheinland Certified) |
16″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 (165 Hz / 3 ms Response Time / 100% sRGB / 500 nits / Up to VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified / Dolby Vision Support / NVIDIA G-SYNC Support / TÜV Rheinland Certified)
|16″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 (165 – 240 Hz VRR / 3 ms Response Time / 100% sRGB / 500 nits / Up to VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified / Dolby Vision Support / AMD FreeSync Premium / TÜV Rheinland Certified)|
16″ WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 (165 Hz / 3 ms Response Time / 100% sRGB / 500 nits / Up to VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified / Dolby Vision Support / AMD FreeSync Premium / TÜV Rheinland Certified)
|Audio||2 x 2W Harman Super Linear Speaker System and Smart Amp with Nahimic Audio|
|Camera||Built-in FHD Webcam (1080p) with E-Shutter|
|Keyboard||1.5mm / Per Key RGB / 0.2mm Ditch / 100% Anti-Ghosting / WASD Force Sensors / Switchable set (4 keycaps)|
|Battery||99.99Whr Super Rapid Charge (also supports Rapid Charge Pro) 10 min Charge: 30WHr (3WHr/min.) 30 min Charge: 0~70% Capacity 80 min Charge: 0~100% Capacity|
|Power Adapter||300W Slim Adapter 135W (USB Type-C Power Delivery)||300W Slim Adapter 230W Slim Adapter 135W (USB Type-C Power Delivery)|
|Connectivity||Ports||Left Side 2 x Thunderbolt 4 (USB 4, DisplayPort 1.4) Right Side 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x E-Shutter Switch 1 x Audio Combo Jack |
Rear 2 x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x Always-On 5V) 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, up to 135W Power Delivery) 1 x HDMI 2.1 1 x RJ45 Ethernet (2.5G) 1 x DC-In
|Left Side 2 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4) 1 x USB Type-C (USB4, DisplayPort 1.4) Right Side 1 x USB Type-C(USB 3.2 Gen 1) 1 x E-Shutter Switch 1 x Audio Combo Jack |
Rear 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (1 x Always-On 5V) 1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen2, DisplayPort 1.4, up to 135W Power Delivery) 1 x HDMI 2.1 1 x RJ45 Ethernet (2.5G) 1 x DC-In
|Wireless||Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1690i Dual Radio |
Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E AX1650 (2×2)
2×2 Intel Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax)
|2×2 Wi-Fi 6E (802.11 ax)|
|Design||Dimensions (W x D x H)||358.1 x 263.5 x as thin as 19.4mm (inches): 14.1 x 10.37 x as thin as 0.76in|
|Weight||<2.5kg (5.5 lbs)|