Perhaps the most accurate reason for improving performance is that user demand and the direction decided by the manufacturer are reflected. However, some manufacturers are prioritizing the needs of users when introducing next-generation laptops. It can be noticed that such products have definitely improved compared to previous products in terms of usability as well as performance.
Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7i is a product that focuses on what users want in a gaming notebook environment. The hopes of users of wanting to enjoy high-performance gaming on laptops, but not too heavy, and wanting the display resolution to be as high as possible have become a reality.
After all, the most important part of a gaming laptop is the processor. This is because the role of the CPU and GPU is huge to run AAA class high performance games. The Region Slim 7i features up to a 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900HK processor. This review product is applied with the 12th generation Intel® Core™ i7-12700H. It also has a high performance graphics card.
In addition, it supports a wide range of memory up to 4800 MT / s DDR5 / LPDDR5 and DDR4 / LPDDR4 modules, and it shows about 3 times faster connection speed without Wi-Fi interference on a dedicated high-speed channel.
The memory is 16GB 4800MHz DDR5, and the storage device is a 1 terabyte (TB) capacity M.2 NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD.
Even if a high performance CPU and GPU are installed, performance cannot be shown properly if heat management is not achieved. This is because high temperature heat is generated when the CPU and GPU are performing at full capacity.
weight and thickness
Ordinary high-performance gaming laptops must have a separate graphics card and a cooling system for heat management, so they are inevitably heavy. This laptop also has such limitations, but efforts are made to minimize them.
One of the weight reduction efforts of the Legion Slim 7i is the cover made of anodized aluminum and magnesium. This material is not only thin and light, but also durable.
The Legion Slim 7i features a robust, powerful and simple design. The top of the cover with a smooth matte metal design and the edge of the diamond cut design provides softness and clarity at the same time. On the top cover, the Lenovo logo and the Legion logo are placed on both ends.
The Legion Slim 7i is a 16-inch IPS display with a 16:10 ratio and a WQXGA (2560 x 1600) resolution. The refresh rate is 240 hercm (Hz), the response speed is 3 milliseconds (ms), and the maximum brightness is 1250 nits. The surface is treated with a matte surface, so there is little screen interference due to light reflection. However, the obscurity which is peculiar to Matte is relatively small.
The Region Slim 7i has technology that can increase GPU and CPU output up to 98% with a high TDP (Thermal Design Power) value, and ‘Region AI Engine 2.0’ which adjusts the GPU and CPU output to suit the this usage environment applies This means that in high performance games, you can experience all the graphic environments the game has without degrading performance.
▲ Reforza Horizon 5 / IT Chosun DB execution screen
As a result of actually playing big games, the graphics movement and clarity were implemented sufficiently even with high specifications. In particular, in the case of Forza Horizon 5, despite being a game that requires fast graphics movement, there was absolutely no interruption when switching screens. On average, it maintained 95-105 frames.
In the case of heat generation during game operation, the temperature at the top of the keyboard did not exceed 50 degrees. For this thermal management, the design of the fan and the rotation speed are excellent, but the noise of the fan that has become heavy is a part to endure.
The price of the Legion Slim 7i starts at KRW 2.2 million, and information about the product can be found on Lenovo Korea’s official website.
my score is
Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7i is a gaming-specific laptop featuring reduced weight and thickness. In addition, by improving heat management, it is possible to use it for a long time. These improvements may be different depending on the perspective, but they can be seen as a result of close observation of which parts users were uncomfortable with and which parts they regretted in the actual laptop game environment.
In addition, the fast response speed and high brightness display help you immerse yourself more in the game. In terms of appearance, I would like to give a big score for setting the direction of luxury as simplicity, solidity, and sophistication without being buried in the keyword of gaming. Now, it seems that it can be a good option to consider when you want to get a proper gaming computer.