Lenovo has unveiled its latest refresh for the Lenovo Legion 7 series of gaming laptops for 2022.
The Lenovo Legion 7i and Lenovo Legion 7 are now sporting only 16-inch screens (which Lenovo was the first to introduce to the market), and a host of minor and subtle changes to the sleek and subdued slabs housing formidable gaming performance.
It’s still what Lenovo likes to call “stylish on the outside, savage on the inside”. Perfect for gamers who also do work and don’t like gamer-looking gaming laptops.
For 2022, the seventh generation of Lenovo’s gaming laptop series, the chassis made out of aluminium and magnesium aerospace-grade metal gets new metal trims. All the vent holes have been redesigned and appear more oblong. And overall shape has been made to be thinner- it’s 19mm thin, thinner than the previous-gen Legion 7i and 7. It weighs 2.5kg, and has per-key RGB lighting colouring the keyboard as well as the trims and Legion logo.
The keyboard is getting tweaked with keys that can travel deeper. Also, the WASD keys are now equipped with “WASD Force Sensor Technology” which is a fancy way name for analog-sensitive keys: Press the keys harder for a faster acceleration of movement in supported games. Those WASD keys have optional swappable keys too.
The 16-inch WQXGA (WQXGA) 16:10 ratio screen has 1,250 nits brightness and full colour coverage on the DCI-P3 range as well as HDR support. The panel come with a 165Hz refresh rate at standard (more than the current standard of 120Hz available on the latest consoles), but with options to go up to 240Hz for competitive gamers.
The Lenovo Legion 7i and 7 also include a webcam, and also Tobii Horizon. This is software that enables head-tracking on supported games for more immersive experiences.
For the performance specs, you can get the Lenovo Legion 7 series laptops with the best CPU and GPU for gaming right now.
The 2022 Lenovo Legion 7 series laptops feature up to 12th-gen Intel Core HX series (for Legion 7i) and AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX (for Legion 7) CPUs.
For the GPU, it can go up to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti (up to 175W TGP) or AMD Radeon RX 6850M XT.
Also, starting with this year’s model, the Legion 7 series will be using DDR5 RAM.
Meanwhile, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7i and Slim 7 are the lighter and thinner counterparts. It weighs 2kg, and is 16mm thin.
However, the trade-off here is the lack of fancy RGB, analog-sensitive WASD keys, Tobii software and its GPU selection is a bit lesser (at most an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 with 100W boosted TGP or AMD Radeon RX 6800S) compared to the Legion 7i and Legion 7.
No date on when we can expect the 2022 refresh of the Lenovo Legion 7 series laptops to arrive in Malaysia, or any expected price just yet.