Lenovo Legion 7Source: Lenovo

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced the new Legion 7 gaming laptop today.
  • The laptop sits at the top end of Lenovo's gaming lineup, with 10th Gen Intel processors and GeForce RTX SUPER graphics.
  • Vapor chamber thermals, up to 240Hz displays, and more make this a powerful laptop.
  • The Lenovo Legion 7 is expected to launch in May starting at $1,600.

Lenovo launched its latest round of Legion gaming laptops and PCs today, and the top dog is the new Legion 7. Lenovo designed the Legion 7 to offer the most power you can get on the go in its lineup, and that's backed up by the hardware. Not only does it include Intel and NVIDIA's latest chips, but Lenovo has increased its cooling capabilities while honing in on improvements to everything from the webcam to the keyboard and trackpad.

New in the Legion 7 are Intel's 10th Gen H-series processor, including Core i9 and i7 options that offer a big jump in performance. Likewise, NVIDIA's RTX SUPER chips are here, with up to a 2080 SUPER with Max-Q. You've also got up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage.

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Where things get a little more interesting is in the design changes Lenovo has implemented. There's now a new Legion TrueStrike keyboard that includes a full number pad, 1.3mm of travel, and Corsair iCUE lighting at the front edge and around the sides. That's in addition to a 39 percent large trackpad with Windows precision drivers.

The display is also a highlight, coming in at 15.6 inches at a 1080p FHD resolution. Lenovo is offering both 144Hz and 240Hz options with 500 nits of brightness and Dolby Vision HDR. NVIDIA G-Sync is also on board to keep frames coming in smooth without tearing.

Category Spec
OS Windows 10 Home
Processor 10th Gen Intel H-series
Intel Core i7
Intel Core i9
Graphics Up to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
Memory Up to 32GB DDR4
Two slots
Upgradeable
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Two M.2 slots
Upgradeable
Display 15.6 inches
1920x1080 (FHD)
144Hz or 240Hz
100% AdobeRGB and sRGB
500 nits
Dolby Vision HDR
NVIDIA G-Sync
Ports USB-A 3.1 (Gen 1)
Two USB-A 3.1 (Gen 2)
USB-C 3.1
Thunderbolt 3
HDMI 2.0
RJ45 Ethernet
3.5mm audio
Keyboard Legion TrueStrike
Per-key RGB lighting
1.3mm travel
Touchpad Precision
One-piece
Audio Dual 2W speakers
Dolby Atmos
Camera Front-facing 720p
Above display
Privacy shutter
Wireless 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)
Bluetooth 5.0
Battery 80Wh
Dimensions 14.17 x 10.03 x 0.78 inches
(360mm x 255mm x 20mm)
Weight From 4.6 pounds (2.1kg)
Color Iron Grey
Aluminum chassis
Price From $1,600
Expected release May 2020

Rounding things out, Lenovo has promised revamped thermals that aim to keep things as cool as possible. There's now vertical venting on the chassis, while a vapor chamber cooler and a liquid-crystal polymer fan system promise to keep temps down. The webcam has also been moved to the top of the display, so you won't have worry about looking up your nose during video chats.

The Legion 7 is expected to go on sale in May with prices starting at $1,600.

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