Lenovo's Legion 7 is a sleek beast with 10th Gen Intel, NVIDIA RTX SUPER

Lenovo Legion 7
Lenovo Legion 7 (Image credit: 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.

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.

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OSWindows 10 Home
Processor10th Gen Intel H-seriesIntel Core i7Intel Core i9
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q
MemoryUp to 32GB DDR4Two slotsUpgradeable
StorageUp to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSDTwo M.2 slotsUpgradeable
Display15.6 inches1920x1080 (FHD)144Hz or 240Hz100% AdobeRGB and sRGB500 nitsDolby Vision HDRNVIDIA G-Sync
PortsUSB-A 3.1 (Gen 1)Two USB-A 3.1 (Gen 2)USB-C 3.1Thunderbolt 3HDMI 2.0RJ45 Ethernet3.5mm audio
KeyboardLegion TrueStrikePer-key RGB lighting1.3mm travel
AudioDual 2W speakersDolby Atmos
CameraFront-facing 720pAbove displayPrivacy shutter
Wireless802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6)Bluetooth 5.0
Dimensions14.17 x 10.03 x 0.78 inches(360mm x 255mm x 20mm)
WeightFrom 4.6 pounds (2.1kg)
ColorIron GreyAluminum chassis
PriceFrom $1,600
Expected releaseMay 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

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