Lenovo Legion Pro 7i

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i

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BEST RATING
Gaming & AI:
4.7
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.9/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.4/10
BATTERY: Fair6.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.9/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Legion 7i Pro comes at a premium price with high-end specifications like an Intel i9 processor and Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics. It has ample storage and robust memory, supporting demanding tasks like gaming, 3D rendering, and engineering applications. The laptop features a 16-inch display with a high refresh rate, making it suitable for fast-paced games and detailed work. Despite its strengths, it's heavy and has a moderate battery life, making it less portable. It's beneficial for intensive uses but not the best option if you frequently work on the go. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-end Intel i9 processor
  • Nvidia RTX 4080 GPU
  • High-resolution 16-inch display
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • Multi-port including Thunderbolt 4
Cons
  • Heavy at over 6 pounds
  • Battery life only 5 hours
  • Less portable due to size
  • Higher price point

Ratings by Category

Gaming & AI:
4.7
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i is excellent for gaming and 3D because it includes a high-end Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card which is crucial for rendering complex graphics smoothly. Additionally, it boasts a screen with a 240Hz refresh rate, offering a highly responsive visual experience, and it features an IPS display which is known for good color reproduction and viewing angles.
Engineering & Design:
4.7
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D 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.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.6
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.
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.
Content Creation:
4.5
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.
General Use:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion Pro 7i excels in general use due to its powerful main processor and ample RAM, which ensure fast and efficient performance, along with a high-quality IPS display that offers a sharp image and good color accuracy. However, it has a relatively short battery life and its portability is limited by its weight, which could make it less ideal for frequent travelers.
Software Development:
4.4
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:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
3.5
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
$2,000
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.94''
Weight
6.17 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900HX
Graphics
RTX 4080 (175 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
5 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
469 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Portability Score
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6.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Speaker Quality Score
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9.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
4
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Florian Glaser | February 2023
"Passionate gamers who want to play demanding modern titles with maximum details and don't mind spending the moolah will find the Lenovo Legion 7 Pro to be the right choice. The bright, sharp, and color-accurate 16:10 QHD 240 Hz display makes for an immersive viewing experience. The hardware is housed in a stylish chassis that feels premium and scores well in terms of workmanship and stability. Other aspects such as sound quality, input devices, and connectivity also seem to be near-perfect."

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