Lenovo Legion 9i

Lenovo Legion 9i

Lenovo Legion 9i

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BEST RATING
General Use Screen Quality:
5.0
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.3/10
GAMING/3D: Excellent9.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Excellent9.4/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Poor5.1/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Best9.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Best9.8/10
SIZE: 16"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-resolution screen
  • Great heat management
  • Powerful main processor
  • Superior GPU performance
  • Full sRGB color coverage
Cons
  • Heavier than average
  • Average battery life
  • Loud fan noise under load
  • Not the most portable

Ratings by Category

General Use Screen Quality:
5.0
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.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.9
The Lenovo Legion 9i is excellent for gaming and 3D tasks due to its powerful Nvidia RTX 4080 graphics card that can handle demanding visual computations. Additionally, its high 165Hz screen refresh rate ensures smooth motion and responsiveness, crucial for fast-paced gaming and 3D applications.
Engineering & Design:
4.9
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, 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.
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.
General Use:
4.5
The Lenovo Legion 9i excels in general use due to its powerful Intel i9 processor and ample RAM, which ensure smooth multitasking and speedy performance, complemented by a high-quality Mini LED screen with a sharp resolution that enhances visuals. However, while battery life is adequate for typical use, the laptop's portability is compromised by its weight and bulk, making it less ideal for frequent travel.
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.
Portability:
3.4
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$3,420
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 10 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.9'' x 1.01''
Weight
5.64 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13980HX
Overall CPU Score
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10/10
Graphics
RTX 4080 (175 W)
Overall GPU Score
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10/10
RAM
32 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
3200 x 2000
General Use Screen Score
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9.9/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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9.6/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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9.9/10
Diagonal Size
16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
3
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
3 hours
Battery Capacity
99.9 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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9/10
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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8.5/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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PCMag

Matthew Buzzi | December 2023
"The Lenovo Legion 9i is meant as a top-end flagship showcase for enthusiasts, and on that, it delivers. You'll find flashier designs in this price tier—Razer’s all-metal build in a similarly sized laptop like the Blade 16, or monstrous 18-inch machines—but this is a well-thought-out laptop. The chassis is trim for a 16-inch powerhouse, the lid is unique, and bespoke liquid cooling takes performance to the next level."

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