When it comes to gaming laptops, most users tend to think of a bulky and hefty device. But, Lenovo is attempting to change the perception by launching a slim gaming laptop that is also portable and compact. It’s called the Legion Slim 7 and is priced at a whopping Rs. 1,44,990 in India.
Lenovo is using its latest Intel and Nvidia hardware in this device. The CPU is the Core i7-12700H, while the GPU is the Nvidia RTX 3060.
The processor is an entry-level, 12th-gen processor that delivers good performance at a reasonable price. It runs at a base clock speed of 2.2GHz and boosts to 3.3GHz. It features 14-cores and 20-threads, and is a hybrid design that uses six high-performance and two dual-threaded cores along with eight efficiency cores.
It’s paired with 16GB of RAM and a 512GB SSD. The SSD has decent read and write speeds of 3,599MB/sec and 2,278MB/sec.
As far as gaming goes, you won’t be able to run ray-tracing in games on this system, but it isn’t bad for a budget device at the price point. You can run a variety of titles at medium to high settings without issues, though you’ll still want to use the Ultra RTX preset in games that demand it.
The screen has a 16:10 aspect ratio and is backed by a 165Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the display supports a 60Hz mode that can save some power.
In terms of ports, there are plenty to choose from on the Legion Slim 7. There is an HDMI 2.1 port, USB-C port, a card reader, and an audio-jack.
Lenovo’s Super Rapid Charge is supported on this model as well, which means that a 10 minute charge will replenish over a third of the battery, and a 30-minute charge gets you to 70%. A full charge can be done in 80 minutes, which is pretty fast compared to other laptops.
This laptop is also equipped with a pair of bottom-firing, Harman Kardon speakers that can be set to high or low volume. They aren’t the most impressive speakers we’ve heard on a gaming laptop, but they don’t distort at high volumes and are loud enough.
The laptop’s build quality is decent, with an aluminum chassis and a magnesium and aerospace-grade aluminium frame. It’s lightweight and has a zero-bump, 180-degree hinge that isn’t too hard to lift.
It also has an anti-glare matte display that is capable of supporting a wide range of colors. However, the matte finish isn’t as glossy as you might expect, and the screen can get a bit hot in use.
If you’re in the market for a gaming laptop that can go everywhere with you, then the Legion Slim 7 is a worthy purchase. It has good components, a solid build quality and a reasonable price tag, all of which make it a great choice for gamers who are on the go. The only real drawback is that it’s quite a heavy device and you might want to carry an additional power brick around in case of emergencies.
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