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Lenovo Legion 7 Review: A masterstroke on no-compromise gaming

The Lenovo Legion 7 is a laptop configured with top-end specifications, but without much of the bulk seen on gaming laptops that are deemed desktop replacements.

March 29, 2022 / 02:01 PM IST

When it comes to the higher end of the laptop gaming segment, bigger is always better. With machines like the MSI GT76 Titan and Alienware Area 51 capable of challenging gaming desktops. But these mobile monstrosities come at a significant price and can weigh nearly five kilos.

Enter the Lenovo Legion 7, a laptop configured with top-end specifications, but without much of the bulk seen on gaming laptops that are deemed desktop replacements. The Legion 7 arrives with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU. However, this new slim and light design on higher-end machines is not uncommon as seen with the top-end Asus Zephyrus models, the Alienware x17, and Razer Blade 15. But given its smaller form factor, let’s find out if the Legion 7 Slim can deliver on its promise of performance.

Design

The Legion 7 features a solid aluminium build coupled with a dark grey finish that gives it a premium look and feel. The laptop weighs around 2.49 kg, which is modest for a laptop that packs in so much power. Apart from not being that heavy, it was relatively slim at 23.5 mm. The Legion branding is engraved on the top left of the lid, while the Lenovo logo is seen on the bottom right of the lid and at the bottom of the keyboard.