Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"

Lenovo Legion Slim 7

Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16"

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Very Good8.2/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.2/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.6/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Very Good8.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.3/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 16"








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Pros
  • High refresh rate display
  • Excellent portability rating
  • Robust hardware ray tracing
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good all-around performance scores
Cons
  • Moderate battery life for typical use
  • No touchscreen available
  • No facial recognition technology
  • No Ethernet port for wired internet

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.6
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" boasts a powerful CPU and GPU that allow for efficient handling of demanding engineering and design tasks, while its high-quality screen with good brightness, color coverage, and high refresh rate offers a sharp and vibrant display needed for detailed work. Although the device is on the heavier side and may emit some noise under load, its overall keyboard quality and portability still make it suitable for professionals on the go.
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.
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.
General Use:
4.5
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 16" offers a strong CPU and substantial RAM, ensuring smooth performance for general computing tasks, while its high-quality screen with good color accuracy enhances visual experience. Its portability and battery life are solid for a laptop of its category, making it a versatile choice for users who need a balance of performance and mobility.
Gaming & AI:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
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.
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.
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
$1,680
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10.2'' x 0.69''
Weight
4.4 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
Graphics
RTX 4060 (115 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz
Display Brightness
502 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
3
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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