Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"

Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.1/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.3/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.8/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.1/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.4/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 16"








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-quality keyboard
  • Lightweight and portable
  • Effective heat management
  • Good build quality
  • Powerful for general use
Cons
  • Battery life could be better
  • Not the best for engineering
  • Speaker quality is average
  • Webcam quality is average

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:
4.5
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" is excellent for engineering and design due to its powerful AMD Ryzen CPU and AMD GPU, which allow for efficient multitasking and handling of intensive engineering applications, complemented by high-quality screen resolution and color accuracy ideal for design work. While it excels in performance and screen quality, its portability is somewhat balanced by its larger screen and solid build, and it offers a very good keyboard, but users should be aware of the balance between these features and its weight and size when on the go.
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 Slim 7 16" offers a powerful CPU and ample RAM making it quick and responsive for a variety of tasks, while its high screen quality enhances visual experience for general usage. Its lightweight design and decent battery life support portability and unplugged use, which are essential for everyday carry and use.
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.
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" is designed for gaming and 3D tasks due to its high-performance AMD RX 6800S graphics chip, which excels at rendering complex visuals smoothly, and its screen which offers a high refresh rate for fluid motion and responsive gameplay.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,350
Release Date
July 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.79 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 6800H
Graphics
RX 6800S (105 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
71 Wh

SCREEN

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

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.5/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
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
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

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