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Lenovo Legion 7 16 Inch WQXGA 165 Hz Gaming Laptop (AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB SSD, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 16GB GDDR6, Windows 10 Home) – Storm Grey, 82N6001PUK

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In fact, besides actual internal temps of the components, the noise levels and external temps are almost exactly the same for day-to-day tasks, so I’ve included a thermal reading from the Intel model while running games on Performance, since this AMD variant is pretty much the same.

Legion 7i review (Gen 7 model- Core i9, RTX 3080Ti) Lenovo Legion 7i review (Gen 7 model- Core i9, RTX 3080Ti)

The wattage provided by the charger allows for peak gaming when powered on, but the battery life can be disappointing when unplugged, especially when gaming or doing other intensive tasks. But that's not to say unplugged longevity is bad for a gaming laptop. On our battery test, which involves streaming video, browsing the web, and running OpenGL tests over Wi-Fi, all with the display at 150 nits of brightness, the Legion 7 ran for 4 hours and 39 minutes.

At first, I was surprised by how loud the speakers were. When I began listening to “Omar’s Coming” by Westside Gunn, I noticed how muffled the song was. Then, upon further inspection, I lifted the laptop and realized there were two smaller speakers underneath. Once I lifted it off the surface, Immediately heard the extra “oomph” they provided. The Legion 7i is preinstalled with Lenovo Vantage. The software is used for a number of different things, but one of the uses is to adjust the CPU/GPU settings.

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Update: If interested, here are our thoughts on the updated 2023 Lenovo Legion Pro 7i (Intel) and Legion Pro 7 (AMD) models. And here’s my detailed review of the 2023 Lenovo Legion Pro 7i series. Design and first look Some support guy posted a KBD firmware update to overwrite default pride profile with plain blue and it worked well. i9-12900HX, GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Laptop GPU, Samsung PM9A1 MZVL21T0HCLR, IPS-Level, 1920x1080, 17.30I paid particular attention to any creaks in the chassis and couldn’t detect any. Even with the laptop open and holding it by the corner palm rest, the unit felt rigid and there wasn’t any flex. I think my only criticism in the handling is some of the corners felt a little sharp, but this is a minor complaint. The underside, for example, has some sharp edges where the metal meets the LED strip. I only feel it when I rub my fingers there – it’s not an issue while holding and normal use. The 16in 2,560 x 1,660 IPS panel is a joy to look at. Bright and pin-sharp, it’s also impressively colour accurate and abundantly colourful. Brightness maxes out at a very respectable 490cd/m², while the contrast ratio is a solid 1,208:1.

Lenovo Legion 7 16 - Ryzen 9 5900HX · RTX 3080 165W · 16.0 Lenovo Legion 7 16 - Ryzen 9 5900HX · RTX 3080 165W · 16.0

It turns out that the Legion 7 lives up to expectations for the most part. The couple of minor complaints I had with the Legion 5 Pro are certainly resolved with this model. But there are a couple more quirks that come up, which I wasn’t expecting. In fact, all of the 5900HX CPU power profiles are lower wattage in comparison to the i9-11980HK. But the Ryzen CPU is clearly more efficient, as the actual performance is somewhat similar at those higher powers, and better at low power. Our Cinebench R15 loop test stands as proof, and here’s how the Legion 7 scores on the 4 different power profiles. In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 31.1 °C / 88 F, compared to the device average of 33.9 °C / 93 F.In this case, the Intel model seems to run better across the board, with both the CPU and the GPU being way more aggressively capped on the AMD model. Perhaps too aggressively limited. The GPU performance is fairly similar between the two, with differences within the margin or error. The Intel model does have a slight edge in the CPU tests, though, both in multi-core and especially in single-core loads.

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