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Lenovo's Legion 5i and 7i gaming laptops include the exclusive Nvidia Advanced Optimus feature for extended battery life

The new Legion 5i and 7i models will replace the existing Y540 and Y740, respectively. (Image Source: Lenovo)
The new Legion 5i and 7i models will replace the existing Y540 and Y740, respectively. (Image Source: Lenovo)
The 7i will most likely be powered by Comet Lake-H Core i7 CPUs and will feature the latest RTX 2000 Super GPUs, while the 5i will pack Comet Lake-H Core i5 CPUs and up to an RTX 2060 GPU. Both variants will get G-Sync displays plus a n exclusive feature developed in collaboration with Nvidia, which allows for a more efficient battery management.
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Intel’s latest Comet Lake-H CPUs and the Nvidia RTX 2000 Super mobility GPUs will soon be included with Lenovo’s new Legion 5i and 7i gaming laptops. Even though the spec details are quite scarce for the time being, Lenovo does mention that these two models will benefit from an exclusive feature called Advanced Optimus developed in collaboration with Nvidia.

The Advanced Optimus algorithm can switch between iGPU and dGPU based on GPU workload. For light workloads like web browsing, productivity tasks and movie watching, the Advanced Optimus feature will switch to the iGPU, while the dGPU will be used only in 3D games and compute-intensive applications. This should preserve and extend battery life by a decent margin.

Both versions will feature G-Sync-compatible panels, however, there is no word on the exact refresh rates. The 7i is clearly the premium version and will pack RTX Super GPUs along with Core i7 CPUs, most likely. This model is also getting turquoise led lighting. On the other hand, the more affordable 5i is limited to RTX 2060 GPUs and will probably feature only Core i5 CPUs.

As far as prices are concerned, the 5i with an RTX 2060 GPU will sell for US$999 and will replace the Legion Y540, while the 7i equipped with an RTX 2070 will cost US$1,199 and will replace the Legion Y740 model.

Legion 7i (Image Source: Lenovo)
Legion 7i (Image Source: Lenovo)
Legion 5i (Image Source: Lenovo)
Legion 5i (Image Source: Lenovo)

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Bogdan Solca, 2020-04- 2 (Update: 2020-04- 2)
Bogdan Solca
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I stepped into the wonderous IT&C world when I was around 7. I was instantly fascinated by computerized graphics, be them from games or 3D applications like 3D Max. I like to keep myself up to date with all the new technologies that get released at an ever increasing rate these days. I'm also an avid SciFi reader, an astrophysics aficionado and, as of late, a crypto geek.