Lenovo's new Legion Slim 7i is 'world's lightest' 15-inch gaming laptop with RTX graphics

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Legion Slim 7i Herorear (Image credit: Lenovo)

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the new Legion Slim 7i gaming laptop as part of its 2020 holiday lineup.
  • Lenovo claims the Legion Slim 7i is the 'world's lightest' 15-inch RTX-powered gaming laptop.
  • The Legion Slim 7i is expected to go on sale in October starting at $1,330.

Gaming laptops used to be chunky beasts, but they seem to be getting slimmer every year. Enter the new Lenovo Legion Slim 7i, which the company claims is the lightest 15-inch gaming laptop you can get your hands on with NVVIDIA RTX graphics. For all of that "slim" talk, it doesn't sacrifice on the power front either.

The Legion Slim 7i doesn't incorporate Intel's upcoming 11th Gen Core processors, but it does give you plenty of latitude with the current 10th gen chips. That includes up to a Core i9-10980HK processor, combined with up to 32GB of speedy DDR4-3200 memory. Up to 2TB of storage gives you plenty of room for all of your games, too.

The real draw here, however, is what Lenovo managed to do with slimming things down. At 0.7 inches and just under four pounds, the Legion Slim 9i is pretty darn portable for a gaming laptop. In those slim chassis, Lenovo still included up to NVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics, too.

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OSWindows 10 Home
Processor10th Gen IntelCore i5-10300HCore i7-10750HCore i7-10875HCore i9-10980HK
RAM8GB, 16GB, 32GB DDR4-3200MHz(With i7-10875H, i9-10980HK)8GB, 16GB, 32GB DDR4-2933MHz(With i5-10300H, i7-10750H)
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 1650 TiNVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti Max-QNVIDIA RTX 2060 Max-QeGPU support
Storage512GB, 1TB, 2TBM.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Display15.6 inchesFHD, 60Hz, 100% sRGBFHD, 144Hz, 100% sRGBUHD, 60Hz, 100% AdobeRGB, HDR 400
PortsTwo Thunderbolt 3Two USB-A 3.2 (Gen 2)3.5mm audioSD card reader
AudioDual 2W speakersDolby Atmos
WirelessIntel Wi-Fi 6Killer WLANBluetooth 5.0
CameraFront-facing 720pPrivacy shutter
KeyboardTrueStrike1.3mm travelWhite backlightCorsair iCue RGB
Dimensions14.02 x 9.84 x 0.7 inches(356mm x 250mm x 17.9mm)
WeightFrom 3.96 pounds (1.8kg)
ColorSlate Grey

Despite being slim, Lenovo claims the Legion Slim 7i will stay "cool under pressure." That's thanks to a more optimized airflow solution backed by 15 percent more airflow than previous generations. Smartly placed sensors should also help the cooling system get ahead of what you throw at it.

There are other niceties thrown in here, too. Lenovo's mechanical-feeling TrueStrike keyboard is back with Corsair iCue integration for lighting effects. You also get Dolby Vision for binge sessions with supported movies, along with a privacy shutter and a fingerprint reader.

You still have a couple of months before you can get your hands on one, though. Lenovo says it expects the Legion Slim 7i to go on sale in October starting at $1,330. In the meantime, you can check out our list of the best gaming laptops for a look at our current picks for gaming top dogs.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl