[리뷰] “Focus on the game” Lenovo Legion Slim 7i



Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7i / IT Chosun DB

Laptop performance is improving all the time. Manufacturers say they are developing products that match consumer needs because they want faster and fancier products than before. However, there are aspects where users follow the performance improvement direction decided by manufacturers.

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.

processor

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.



The Region Slim 7i is equipped with a 12th generation Intel® Core™ i7-12700H CPU. / IT Chosun DB

In the case of the 12th generation Intel Core, it is a processor optimized for the mobile gaming environment. The i7-12700H installed in this notebook has a frequency of up to 4.7 GHz, 14 cores (6 P cores, 8 E cores) and 20 threads, optimized for realistic gaming experiences and creation tools included in popular games that provide performance.

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.

fever control

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.



On both sides and the back of the Legion Slim 7i, heat dissipation vents are provided. / IT Chosun DB



External air intake on the bottom of the Legion Slim 7i / IT Chosun DB

The Legion Slim 7i has improved hardware cooling technology. The size of the fan blades has increased by 29%, while the number of fan blades has increased by 31% while making the fan blades 41% thinner than before. In addition, the rotation speed is increased by 100 rpm with a dual fan system.



1172 air vents located at the top of the keyboard / IT Chosun DB

In particular, the 1172 vents located at the top of the keyboard circulate air from outside to inside, trapping heat more effectively. In addition, heat circulation vents are provided on the left, right, back and bottom of the product to disperse internal heat in different directions.

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.



The Legion Slim 7i weighs 2.1kg and is 16.9mm thick. / IT Chosun DB

The Legion Slim 7i weighs 2.1kg and is 16.9mm thick, making it the thinnest and lightest of all Lenovo’s Legion lines. Given that it is equipped with a large capacity battery of 99.99 Whr (watt hour), it can be assumed that great attention has been paid to reducing weight. For reference, it is common to install a battery with a capacity of 65 to 75 Whr in a laptop.

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.

design

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.



Region logo engraved on the top of the Region Slim 7i / IT Chosun DB



The slim 7i region display part is not engaged with the main body, but is placed on top of it. / IT Chosun DB



Display part not folded 180 degrees / IT Chosun DB

The shape of the laptop screen opening is much cleaner thanks to the diamond cut design of the corner while taking the unique approach of the current region. The display part of the notebook of the region does not engage with the body below, but is placed on top of it. This method is much more stable than current laptops, and the connection terminals placed on the back can be used easily. In particular, this structure feels more stable than other products even when the display is not folded 180 degrees.



On the left side, one Thunderbolt 4 port (USB-C) and one USB 3.2 (Type C, 135W charging capacity) are placed. / IT Chosun DB



On the right side, an SD card reader, audio / microphone terminal, and webcam security switch are placed. / IT Chosun DB



On the back, there is a power port, an HDMI 2.1 port, and three USB 3.2 (Type A) ports. / IT Chosun DB

Connection terminals are placed equally on the back and on both sides. On the back, there is a power port, an HDMI 2.1 port, and three USB 3.2 (Type A) ports. On the left side, one Thunderbolt 4 port (USB-C) and one USB 3.2 (type C, 135W chargeable) are placed, and on the right side, there is an SD card reader, an audio / microphone terminal, and a web security switch -camera. install.

display

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 Legion Slim 7i display is a 16-inch IPS display with a ratio of 16:10 and has a resolution of WQXGA. / IT Chosun DB



The Legion Slim 7i display has a refresh rate of 240Hz, a response speed of 3ms, and a maximum brightness of 1250 nits, which is enough to enjoy high-performance games. / IT Chosun DB

The color gamut is 100% Adobe RGB and it supports Dolby Vision. It is certified by TUV Rheinland and meets VESA Display HDR 1000.

game performance

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.



Xbox PC Game Pass app screen accessed from Region Slim 7i / IT Chosun DB



In particular, the Region Slim 7i has Windows 11 OS, so you can enjoy all of Microsoft’s Xbox PC Game Pass. You can enjoy hundreds of high quality PC games like Forza Horizon 5, Flagtail: Requiem, and Persona 5 Royal in the PC environment.

▲ 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





(From top to bottom) Time Spy scored 7765 and Firestrike scored 16693. / IT Chosun DB



It scored 7274 points in PC Mark 10. / IT Chosun DB



In the Cinebench R23 benchmark, single core scored 1710 points and multi-core scored 14390 points. The AS Ratio (multi-core score divided by single-core score) is 8.41. / IT Chosun DB

overall degree

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.



Lenovo’s Legion Slim 7i / IT Chosun DB

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