Lenovo Legion 7i-81YU0035SB
Average of 4 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Legion 7i-81YU0035SB
Source: Gadgets Now Archive.org version
The Legion 7i with the Nvidia RTX 2080 Super is a top-tier gaming laptop from Lenovo. It has a very strong and premium build which makes it a heavy machine too. The laptop manages to run the gaming titles quite smoothly for the most part. The overall sound output is clear and distortion-free. The laptop chassis does heat up a bit during long gaming sessions. With all that being said, Lenovo is asking for a lot of trust from PC gamers at a starting price of close to Rs 2 lakh.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
Source: Trusted Reviews Archive.org version
The Lenovo Legion 7 is a great gaming laptop that excels at the basics, with a top-notch performance and gorgeous Full HD display with Dolby Vision support. But it arguably lacks a killer feature to justify the comparatively expensive price point, with better value offered by Asus and HP machines.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: India Today Archive.org version
I have given you ample reasons that, kind of, justify the Rs 2 lakh pricing on the Lenovo Legion 7i laptop. You are getting the top-class hardware, a nerdy design, and salient features that will elevate your gaming experience on the Legion 7i. And beyond gamers, the laptop is suited for creators who want help professionally. But Rs 1,99,990 is a hefty price tag.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/26/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Neowin Archive.org version
Unboxing Lenovo's latest flagship gaming laptop, the Legion 7i, which has an Intel Core i7-10750H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER.
Hands-On, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/23/2020
Source: Hexus Archive.org version
Priced at £2,200 when outfitted with a Core i7-10875H and GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q, the laptop undercuts most 15.6in competitors while remaining a cut above in terms of presentation and build quality.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/19/2020
Source: Android.com.pl PL→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; comfortable keyboard; excellent display. Negative: Low autonomy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/29/2020
The latest addition to the Lenovo family is the Lenovo Legion 7i-81YU0035SB. While the words “slim” and “lightweight” do not normally apply to gaming laptops, Lenovo has decided to try it out with the new Legion Slim 7i. With a weight of 3.9 pounds and a thickness of 18 mm, Lenovo says this model is the lightest 15.6-inch notebook available that can be configured with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX2060 Max-Q graphics chip. In terms of its design, the model carries a central aluminium chassis which provides decent rigidity. However, despite a couple of plastic additions, there is definitely a little flex. As for the lid, it can be opened with one hand and extended to a full 180 degrees.
On the other hand, the RGB lighting which has been implemented by Lenovo in partnership with Corsair iCue, looks surprisingly good with the ambient light strip on the underside and illuminated rear vents. In terms of its performance, the Legion 7i has been equipped with the 16-thread Intel Core i7-10875H CPU along with 16GB of dual-channel DDR4 memory. There is also a 1TB Samsung PM981a M.2 SSD along with Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q graphics. The absence of a 2.5-inch HDD slot can be quite a drawback, but it has made room for a larger 80Wh battery. The battery definitely supports the gaming ability of the laptop.
As far as the display is concerned, the model comes with three choices: a Full-HD 15.6-inch IPS display with a 300-nit 144Hz panel and 5ms response time; a 500-nit 144Hz panel with 3ms response time; a 500-nit 240Hz panel with 1ms response time. All three tout 100 per cent Adobe sRGB coverage, while the latter duo also boasts DisplayHDR 400 certification. It should, however, be noted that there is no touchscreen option. Again, this might be a drawback for some users, depending on their needs. Apart from that, Lenovo has obviously taken advantage of its ThinkPad heritage with its well-shaped keys. The keys are clean in presentation and satisfying in terms of both action and sound. It is absolutely an enjoyable keyboard to use, although gamers might prefer a little more travel than 1.3mm, and the full-size layout may prove divisive. Lenovo has definitely kept the arrow keys in good size.
In addition, what might at first seem like a large speaker grille above the Slim 7i’s keyboard, is actually used for air intake. This laptop uses Lenovo’s ColdFront 2.0 cooling system, the same one found in the Legion Y740Si, but the company says it can pull in 31 percent more air in this new machine. That is definitely impressive, especially since Lenovo claims that the fans will never get loud. This is obviously great news for users, as it creates a premium experience. Thus, this lightweight device has its own plus points, but carries some drawbacks to.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q: High-End laptop graphics card based on the TU104 chip with 3,072 shaders. Runs at reduced clock speeds compared to a laptop RTX 2080 Super to achieve a much lower power consumption. The TGP is specified between 80 and 90 Watts with different clock speeds.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-10875H: On Coffee Lake architecture based processor for big and heavy laptops. Integrates eight processor cores clocked at 2.3 - 5,1 GHz (all 8 cores up to 4.3 GHz) that support HyperThreading. Manufactured in an improved 14nm process (14nm++). » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
79.75%: This rating is not earth-shattering. This rating must actually be seen as average, since there are about as many devices with worse ratings as better ones. A purchase recommendation can only be seen with a lot of goodwill, unless it is about websites that generally rate strictly.
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