Lenovo Legion 7

Lenovo Legion 7

Lenovo Legion 7

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.9/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.0/10
BATTERY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.2/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Legion 7 offers solid performance with its AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card, making it suitable for gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering software. It has a 16-inch IPS display with a high refresh rate, advantageous for fast-paced games and smooth visuals. While the keyboard and build quality are rated very good, battery life is moderate, so frequent charging may be necessary. The laptop is somewhat heavy, affecting portability, although it has a good array of ports and a backlit keyboard with a number pad. If weight is not a major concern for you and you prioritize performance for gaming or intensive tasks, this could be a fitting choice. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • High refresh rate display
  • Vivid screen colors
  • Powerful GPU for gaming
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good port selection, including Thunderbolt
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Heavier, affecting portability
  • Not touchscreen enabled
  • No facial recognition feature

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.7
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Build Quality:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Engineering & Design:
4.5
The Lenovo Legion 7 stands out for engineering and design use with a powerful CPU and GPU that handle demanding applications smoothly and ample RAM for multitasking. Its screen delivers sharp images and vivid colors, while the laptop's build quality and keyboard are noted for being high-quality, though it's a bit heavier and less portable than some alternatives.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.5
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion 7's high-quality IPS screen with a large 16:10 aspect ratio and solid color coverage ensures a sharp, vibrant display for everyday tasks, while its powerful CPU and ample RAM allow for smooth multitasking and general use. However, with a moderate battery life and a heavier build, it's better suited for stationary use rather than frequent travel.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion 7 is equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 3070 graphics card which delivers impressive performance for gaming and 3D applications, and it features a high screen refresh rate of 165Hz, providing smooth and responsive visuals.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.0
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,500
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 10.3'' x 0.86''
Weight
5.5 lbs
Width
14.01"
Depth
10.27"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RTX 3070 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
469 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8.8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
3
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Andreas Osthoff | September 2022
"The Lenovo Legion 7 is a fast 16-inch gamer with 165 Hz display. The new Lenovo Legion 7 is a very good gaming notebook that, despite its comparatively compact compact 16-inch case, does not have to do without the most powerful components. Thanks to good cooling, no compromises are made in terms of performance. Both the Core i9-12900HX and the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti perform at a very high level."

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