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Lenovo Legion Slim 7i: The world's lightest GeForce RTX laptop with up to Core i9-10980HK CPU, RTX 2060 Max-Q graphics, and a Corsair iCUE keyboard

The Legion Slim 7i claims to be the world's slimmest GeForce RTX-powered laptop. (Image Source: Lenovo)
The Legion Slim 7i claims to be the world's slimmest GeForce RTX-powered laptop. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo has announced the launch of the Legion Slim 7i laptop. The Legion Slim 7i offers configuration options up to the Core i9-10980HK and the RTX 2060 Max-Q and is touted to be the lightest 15.6-inch gaming laptop to offer this configuration. The Legion Slim 7i also features the recently introduced Coldfront 2.0 cooling solution and an optional Corsair RGB keyboard with 1.3 mm key travel.

Gaming laptops with top-of-the-line components are usually characterized by bulky chassis designs, but Lenovo seeks to change that with the Legion Slim 7i. At just 1.8 kg weight and 17.9 mm thickness, Lenovo claims that the Legion Slim 7i is the world's lightest GeForce RTX laptop.

The Legion Slim 7i offers CPU configurations starting from the Intel 10th gen Core i5-10300H all the way to the Core i9-10980HK. An assortment of NVIDIA GeForce GPU options are also available starting from the GTX 1650 Ti upto the RTX 2060 Max-Q. Support for external GPUs such as the Lenovo BoostStation is made possible thanks to the availability of two Thunderbolt 3 ports. The Lenovo BoostStation comes bundled with options of either the RTX 2060 or the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT with maximum support up to the RTX 2080 Super. RAM options can be configured up to 32 GB DDR4 in both 2,933 MHz and 3,200 MHz variants. Storage can be configured up to 2 TB NVMe PCIe SSD in RAID 0.

Efficiently cooling these components in a slim chassis is a real challenge. Lenovo says that its ColdFront 2.0 cooling system offers 115% better airflow over the CPU and GPU. This, combined with increased number of fan blades and a 5-sensor arrangement, is expected to keep the laptop running cool. Of course, these are Lenovo's claims and we will soon test it for ourselves to see how much difference it actually makes. 

Complimenting the powerful internals is an array of display choices. The Legion Slim 7i can be fitted with a regular 15.6-inch FHD 60 Hz 300-nit WVA panel, an FHD 144 Hz WVA 300-nit panel, or a UHD 60 Hz 600-nit panel. All panels cover 100% sRGB and are Dolby Vision-certified with the UHD panel covering 100% Adobe RGB and also offering DisplayHDR 400 support.

The usual Lenovo features such as Privacy Shutter for the 720p webcam, Dolby Atmos speakers, and Lenovo Vantage come bundled with the Legion Slim 7i. While the standard white backlight keyboard comes as default, users can also configure the Slim 7i with a TrueStrike Corsair RGB keyboard that offers 100% anti-ghosting and 1.3 mm key travel. On the battery side, the Legion Slim 7i bundles a 3-cell 71 WHr battery (rated for 7.75 hours) with support for Rapid Charge Pro either via the supplied power adapter or via USB-C.

The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i will be available from the beginning of October with prices starting from €1,399.

Lenovo Legion Slim 7i with Corsair RGB keyboard. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i with Corsair RGB keyboard. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Left. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Left. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Right. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Right. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Rear. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Rear. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Cooling system breakout. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Cooling system breakout. (Image Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Specifications. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo Legion Slim 7i - Specifications. (Source: Lenovo)

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2020-08-31 (Update: 2020-08-31)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.