Lenovo LOQ 15i

Lenovo LOQ 15

Lenovo LOQ 15i

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.5
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.9/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.6/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.6/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Lenovo LOQ 15 offers a balance of performance and affordability with a focus on gaming and engineering tasks, featuring an Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card. It has ample storage and memory, a 15.6-inch display with a high refresh rate for smooth visuals, but its battery life is suited for shorter usage periods. While it excels in performance for 3D rendering and machine learning applications, its display is satisfactory for general use but may not be top-tier for color-critical tasks. It's slightly heavier than ultra-portables, limiting its ease of transport; however, it includes features like hardware ray tracing, DLSS, a backlit keyboard, and multiple connectivity options, including USB-C and HDMI. Suitable for gamers and professionals who need strong performance without a top-tier price tag, but less ideal for those needing all-day battery or a highly portable device. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High-performance Intel i7 processor
  • Robust Nvidia RTX graphics
  • Large 15.6-inch display with 144Hz
  • Generous 1024GB storage
  • Good port selection including Ethernet
Cons
  • Less portable at over 5 pounds
  • Fairly low battery life of 6 hours
  • Screen limited to 1080p resolution
  • Touchscreen not available

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.5
The Lenovo LOQ 15 is excellent for engineering and design due to its robust Intel i7 processor, substantial RAM, and dedicated Nvidia RTX graphics, which ensure smooth performance for demanding software used in these fields. Additionally, the high-quality IPS screen with good color accuracy and contrast enhances detailed visual work but bear in mind that this machine is heavier, making it less portable for frequent travel.
General Use:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 15 is equipped with a powerful Intel i7 processor and ample RAM, ensuring smooth performance for most general usage scenarios. Its IPS display offers good screen quality, and a balance between portability and battery life makes it a practical choice for everyday tasks.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
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.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Software Development:
4.3
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:
4.3
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.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Portability:
3.7
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
$950
Release Date
March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.4'' x 0.99''
Weight
5.29 lbs
Width
14.16"
Depth
10.43"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
60 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
329 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
3
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Mark Knapp | August 2023
"Even after a short time with the LOQ 15, you'll find it has a lot going for it, but ultimately it's just "good"—not quite a star. The performance is respectable for the hardware it’s running, but Lenovo had to make some design sacrifices to trim the price. One of the better aspects is the keyboard, making it one of the better low-cost gaming laptops to actually put your hands on."

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