All that was missing was the Legion Slim 7i to complete Lenovo’s 2020 Legion ranks. After gamer models Legion 5 and 7 announced at the very beginning of July, Lenovo unveils the secret weapon of its armada of video game machines. It is not a monster but … a laptop PC 15.6 inch featherweight which hides its game really well. On the scale, according to Lenovo, the needle stops on 1.7 kg and, by the gauge, its thickness does not exceed 1.8 cm. Here is a beautiful nomadic gamer!
In addition, it will be equipped with a whole arsenal of very good components Intel (Comet Lake-H) and Nvidia (RTX Max-Q) to run your favorite games. Exceptional machine, high price: Lenovo announces that the machine will be marketed from 1900 euros about. The first deliveries would arrive in the first days of autumn.
The same uniform as the rest of the 2020 Legion
This Legion takes the lines of the machines mentioned above with the difference that its 15.6-inch screen can, for its part, completely tilt backwards. Is this useful for a gamer PC? Only a test can tell us.
Since we are talking about the panel (matte or shiny), depending on the versions of the Legion Slim 7i, it displays your games either in Full HD at 60 Hz or 144 Hz (100% sRGB), or in 4K at 60 Hz (100% Adobe RGB).
Same metal alloy housing, same keyboard. The keys are slightly rounded and touted as very responsive for maximum responsiveness in games. The backlight will be white by default but, rest assured, RGB will be optional on some machines, so that your keyboard can light up brilliantly.
The configuration manages power dynamically
Lenovo brings out the heavy artillery. Very heavy. On the processor side, the Legion Slim 7i will be able to ship up to the very powerful Intel Core i9-10980HK, 32 GB of DDR4 memory and up to 2 TB of SSD in RAID 0. The graphics for its part is limited to the GeForce Nvidia RTX 2060 Max-Q. Not mad enough for you? Lenovo suspected it.
The manufacturer has therefore implemented Dynamic Boost from Nvidia in this Legion. Automatically, the Intel processor reduces the wing by cutting some cores that are not in operation. This has the effect of reducing consumption and warming up. By communicating vase effect, the GPU takes advantage of it and goes into high gear. Its frequencies jump forward (up to + 15%), thanks to a longer and more efficient activation of its GPU Boost mode.
Lenovo promises: no overheating and little noise
To cool it all down, Lenovo relies on two quiet fans and a whole host of copper elements. In addition, a few holes are drilled on the housing to maximize the supply of fresh air. This is particularly the role of the holes located above the keyboard. Usually, it is the speakers that are there, whereas on this model, these are cavities that suck air into the housing.
And Lenovo is formal, no throttling (lower frequencies to avoid heatstrokes) did not affect the processor or GPU during factory tests. We will check this as soon as we have the machine in hand.