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 (opens in new tab) 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.
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.
|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|
|Storage||Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD|
Two M.2 slots
144Hz or 240Hz
100% AdobeRGB and sRGB
Dolby Vision HDR
|Ports||USB-A 3.1 (Gen 1)|
Two USB-A 3.1 (Gen 2)
Per-key RGB lighting
|Audio||Dual 2W speakers|
|Wireless||802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)|
|Dimensions||14.17 x 10.03 x 0.78 inches|
(360mm x 255mm x 20mm)
|Weight||From 4.6 pounds (2.1kg)|
|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.
Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the Editor in Chief for Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl. Got a hot tip? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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