As part of its holiday lineup, Lenovo is releasing a new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i gaming notebook. According to the business, this is the slimmest chassis of any Legion notebook computer. The Slim 7i weighs in just under four pounds (1.86 kilograms).
Such as the Legion 5i and 7i laptops, it uses NVIDIA’s Advanced Optimus graphics switching and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 with Max-Q.
Thanks to this Advanced Optimus technology, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i can change back and forth between lower electricity consumption in less-intensive moments and increased electricity in GPU-heavy scenarios.
In theory, that should lead to improved battery life and higher frame rates. The built-in Max-Q Dynamic Boost allows the system to change power from the CPU to GPU during tasks like gaming, which may boost performance by around 10 percent.
The words”slim” and”lightweight” usually don’t apply to game notebooks, but Lenovo is trying it out using the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i.
Lenovo says it is the lightest 15.6-inch version available which can be configured with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics chip. Deciding on those top specs will cost far more than the starting price of $1,329, but Lenovo has not shared pricing for its most decked-out configuration.
The Legion Slim 7i includes a 71 WHr battery, which might last up to 7.75 hours and permits rapid charging. To maintain the machine even chiller, Lenovo made the air intake system 31 percent bigger.
That means 115% greater airflow moves into the CPU and GPU in comparison to previous versions, and there are more exhaust fan blades.
It comes with up to 2TB of SSD storage, as much as 32GB of memory, and multiple 15.6-inch screen options. You can select a 4K display with a 60Hz refresh rate and 600 nits of brightness, or a full HD display with a 144Hz refresh rate (better suited to eSports). Each of the displays supports Dolby Vision, and the Reduce 7i has Dolby Atmos immersive audio.
But, whichever configuration you purchase, its own Thunderbolt 3 vents will let you connect to an eGPU enclosure to get boosted frame prices.
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i includes a similar layout to the Lenovo Legion 7i from earlier this season, using a full-sized TrueStrike keyboard with a 1.3mm journey per key.
On the top, the part of its lid which houses the camera and its manual privacy shutter out a bit from the screen bezel.
Interestingly, what might at first seem like a large speaker grille above the Slim 7i’s keyboard is used for air intake.
In terms of I/O, everyone the configurations feature the aforementioned duo of Thunderbolt 3 vents, a full-size SD card reader, a headphone jack, and 2 USB 3.2 Gen two ports.
Just to note, this version will not allow you to personalize the RAM and storage yourself after purchase, so bear that in mind when you’re planning to purchase one.