Lenovo refreshes Legion Slim 7i gaming laptops with Intel Alder Lake-H processors and Nvidia RTX 3000 dGPUs, adds premium mini-LED screen option
The Intel version of this year’s Legion Slim 7 packs quite a few upgrades over the 2020 models. Users can now choose among the latest Alder Lake-H mobile processors coupled with RTX 3000 dGPUs from Nvidia, while the new 16-inch displays come with 2650 x 16500 Mini-LED options and up to 240 Hz refresh rates, plus the battery capacity and the cooling systems have also been updated.
Despite Team Blue launching their ARC Alchemist dGPUs this spring, the new Legion Slim 7i are not all-Intel similar to how the AMD-based models feature only Team Red components. Nevertheless, the Nvidia RTX 3000 dGPU options are powerful enough, considering the restrictions imposed with the slim chassis. Speaking of the chassis, this year’s models feature an anodized aluminum case with CNC metal trim that has a 16.9 mm profile and weighs as low as 2.05 kg (4.5 lbs). There is also an optional 1080p webcam.
The complete list of specs includes:
- Intel Core i9-12900HK / i7-12700H / i5-12500H processor options
- Nvidia RTX 3070 (100 W TGP) / RTX 3060 (100 W TGP) / RTX 3050 Ti (95 W TGP) dGPU options with the latest Max-Q technologies
- 8 / 16 / 24 GB DDR5-4800 RAM
- 512 GB / 1 TB / 2 TB PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD storage
- Display options: 2560 x 1600 16-inch Mini-LED IPS, 165 Hz, 1250 nit, HDR / IPS, 240 Hz, 500 nit, Nvidia G-Sync / IPS, 165 Hz, 500 nit, Nvidia G-Sync / 1920 x 1200 IPS, 165 Hz, 350 nit
- 720p / 1080p webcam with E-Shutter
- Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX1690i Dual Radio / 2x2 Intel Killer WiFi 6E AX1650 / 2x2 Intel WiFi 6E (802.11 ax) connectivity options
- 2x 2 W Harman speakers with Nahimic Audio
- Port selection: 1x Thunderbolt 4 with DP 1.4 and 135 W PD, 1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 with DP 1.4 and 135 W PD, 2x USB-A 3.2 Gen 2, HDMI 2.1 video output, 4-in-1 SD card reader, E-Shutter switch, audio combo jack
- Battery options: 99.9 Wh (up to 12 h autonomy) / 71 Wh with Super Rapid Charge
- Storm Gray / Onyx Gray color options
Lenovo's Legion Slim 7i models are expected to see availability later this May with prices starting at US$1,589.