Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"

Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.7/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 15.6"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Powerful AMD Ryzen processor
  • Solid Nvidia RTX graphics
  • Ample RAM and storage
  • Portable with slim design
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Lacks touchscreen
  • Not the lightest option
  • No Thunderbolt support

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7's strong CPU and GPU combo paired with abundant RAM makes it powerful enough for engineering and design tasks which demand quick processing and graphical capabilities. Additionally, a high-quality screen with a good resolution and color coverage ensures detailed and accurate visual representation for such tasks.
General Use:
4.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Content Creation:
4.3
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.
Battery Life:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
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 & AI:
4.2
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" is good for gaming and 3D because it has a robust Nvidia RTX 3060 GPU which is crucial for high-performance graphics processing, and it also offers a high screen refresh rate of 165Hz that provides smooth visual experiences during fast-paced gaming. Additionally, its IPS display ensures good screen quality, which is valued for clear and consistent color representation while gaming or working with 3D applications.
Software Development:
4.2
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.
Build Quality:
4.2
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.
Operating Noise:
4.2
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
$1,200
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.9'' x 0.69''
Weight
4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics
RTX 3060 (100 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
9 Hours
Battery Capacity
71 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
350 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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8/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Benjamin Herzig | November 2022
"The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 is a slim Legion notebook that is just as excellent with Nvidia & Intel. However, the Legion Slim 7i slightly sullied by lacklustre battery life. You get a slim aluminium chassis, great input devices, decent port selection, fast high-quality WQXGA display and great performance. Supporting Thunderbolt 4 is one advantage of the Intel/Nvidia model tested in this review. Moreover, this variant has slightly higher CPU performance as well as better GPU performance in certain applications (e.g. CUDA-based apps). The Lenovo Legion S7i is thin, premium and performant – but less efficient than its AMD counterpart."

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