Lenovo LOQ 16i

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Lenovo LOQ 16i

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.9/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.3/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 16"








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Pros
  • High-quality keyboard
  • Good general performance
  • Has hardware ray tracing
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Multiple USB-C charging options
Cons
  • Moderate battery life only
  • Fair speaker quality
  • Non-touchscreen with standard resolution
  • Heavier than some competitors

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is well-suited for engineering and design because it has a powerful CPU and GPU that can handle demanding software, alongside substantial RAM for multitasking and complex tasks. Its screen offers high brightness, a wide color gamut with good coverage of various color spaces, and a high pixel density, all of which contribute to a clear and accurate visual experience.
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.
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
The Lenovo LOQ 16 is equipped with a powerful Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU and a high screen refresh rate of 144Hz, which are crucial for smooth, responsive gaming experiences and effective 3D rendering. Additionally, its high-quality IPS display supports a broad range of colors, complementing the gaming and 3D visuals, although the CPU also plays a role in overall performance.
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.
Content Creation:
4.2
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:
3.3
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
$1,360
Release Date
April 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.9'' x 1.02''
Weight
5.73 lbs
Width
14.16"
Depth
10.92"

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13620H
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
512 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 Hours
Battery Capacity
60 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
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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6.3/10
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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Christian Hintze | September 2023
"Gaming laptops with an RTX 4060 are available starting from about 1,000 Euros (~$1,060), even in 16-inch format. For the supposedly affordable Lenovo LOQ 16 (1,500 Euros, ~$1,591), the manufacturer particularly saves in the equipment and materials compared to the more expensive Legion series. In addition, the LOQ is slightly heavier and more bulky. What remains is anything but a laptop full of difficult compromises. Instead, this is a more than solid gaming laptop that focusses on the 3D performance.Q is slightly heavier and more bulky."

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