Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
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Average of 4 scores (from 10 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Legion 9 16IRX8
After launching a handful of Legion 5 and Legion 7 options, Lenovo is finally ready to revisit its flagship Legion 9 series with the Legion 9i 16 G8. You know things are getting serious when you can't even select anything slower than the Core i9-13980HX.
Source: Matthew Moniz
Razer Blade 16 vs Lenovo Legion 9i review and comparison. Hopefully this helps you pick the right one.
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/18/2023
Many expensive high-end laptops fall within the so-called "desktop replacement" category, yet most fall somewhat short of that aspirational title. The Lenovo Legion 9i is the first laptop I've tested which can replace a comparable desktop with no compromises, and which actually makes me reluctant to go back to using my recently constructed gaming PC. While there are a few nitpicks to be leveled against the Legion 9i, they pale so much in comparison to everything it gets right that such meager cons become almost irrelevant. Giving a 10/10 score to any product is not something to be taken lightly, but here anything less would be a disservice to the Legion 9i. In the past, I'd have hesitated to recommend spending so much money on a laptop, but the Legion 9i has made this class of extravagant portable computer a reasonable and practical purchase — if you can afford it.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/20/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
Anecdotally, yes, the self-contained liquid cooler system works in that the deck remained cool while I played Cyberpunk 2077 – and it stayed quiet, too. However, I feel that the Legion 9i's price tag, which climbs over $4,000, is a little too high. You can get the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 16, which is packed with the same specs as our review unit, for several hundred dollars less ($3,340). I'm not convinced the integrated cooling system is worth an extra $664. Prime Big Deals Day is behind us, but Black Friday is on the horizon. If you can afford to wait a few weeks, see if Lenovo slashes the Legion 9i to a sub-$3,000 price tag. If not, snag the ROG Strix Scar 16 instead.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 100%
Source: Digital Trends
I’ve reviewed a ton of gaming laptops, many of which fall into the category of desktop replacement and cost over $3,000. I’ve never reviewed a gaming laptop that actually felt worth that price, though. There was always a catch, and it felt like you were paying for the diminishing returns of high-end hardware. The Lenovo Legion 9i is an exception. It’s the first high-end laptop I’ve ever touched that truly feels worth its premium price point. It focuses on being a good laptop as much as it focuses on peak performance, and it exceeds on both fronts. There are a couple of very minor cons here. First, the trackpad is a bit too small, and that’s probably my biggest issue with the Legion 9i. The color accuracy out of the box isn’t great, either, but I’ll take that given the incredible HDR experience the display offers. That’s the most I can come up with, and those are very minor complaints wen you take into account how much else the Legion 9i has to offer.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The Legion 9i, Lenovo’s new high end 16.3” Legion gaming laptop adds all the high end features you might have previously pined for in this family of high performance, fairly priced portable gaming and content creation mobile PCs. The Legion 9i has a 16.3” 3.2K mini LED display with G-Sync, an Intel Core i9-13980HK, NVIDIA RTX 4080 / RTX 4090, a hybrid vapor chamber and water cooled design, metal chassis and RGB everywhere. Thunderbolt 4, a 1080p webcam, full size SD card slot and a forged carbon fiber lid are standard, as are both a compact 330 watt charger and 140 watt USB-C travel charger. It competes directly with the Asus ROG Strix Scar 16 and indirectly with larger high performance laptops like the Alienware m18.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/14/2023
Source: Mash IT
In this video we unbox and test the new Lenovo Legion 9, a gaming laptop with built-in water cooling. This is a full market model so we will also be running some benchmarks and checking out some gameplay.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2023
Source: Ultrabook Review
The Lenovo Legion 9i is expected in stores around October, starting at 4399 USD in the US, and probably around 5000 EUR in this part of the world. That’s most likely for a top-specced configuration with the i9-13980HX processor, 32 GB of RAM, 2 TB of storage, the RTX 4090 dGPU, and the mini LED display. There won’t be lesser specced models. And there’s no AMD Ryzen 9 HX variant either. Now, that’s a lot of money for a laptop, even for a top-specced one. As of right now, early September 2023, RTX 4090 16-inch laptops are available for a wide range of prices: the Legion Pro 7i and the Alienware m16 for around 3k, the Alienware x16 for 3.3 K, the ROG Scar 16 mini LED for around 3.5K, or the Razer Blade 16 4K mini LED for 4.3K. Sure, the Lenovo Legion 9i is the new guy in town and will most likely go down in price over time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/01/2023
The Lenovo Legion 9i is looking to be the premium pick of gaming laptops for the company. Outfitted with the latest in specs, it should be a performance powerhouse, complemented by an excellent ventilation system and great display.
Hands-On, online available, Medium, Date: 09/01/2023
Source: Tom's Guide
We'll need to get the Lenovo Legion 9i into our testing lab to see what it's truly capable of, but based on what I've seen, it seems to have the makings of being an awesome (if expensive) gaming laptop. I'm especially interested in seeing what differences, if any, the liquid cooling system has on performance. We'll have a full review of the Lenovo Legion 9i laptop soon so stay tuned!
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/01/2023
Source: PC Games DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2023
NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU: High-end laptop graphics card based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 16 GB GDDR6 VRAM with a 256 Bit memory bus and can be configured with 80 - 150 TDP settings (+ Dynamic Boost).
These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.
i9-13980HX: Mobile CPU of the Raptor Lake series that offers 24 cores (8 performance, 16 efficiency cores) with a Boost core of up to 5.8 GHz for the P-cores. Similar to the Desktop i9-13900K but with reduced clock speeds and TDP.» 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.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
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.
92.55%: This rating is indeed excellent. There are not many models that are rated better. This can definitely be seen as a purchase recommendation.
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