We tested the Lenovo Legion 7 (Gen 6)

Like your typical gaming laptop heavyweights, the Legion 7 provides powerful processing combined with exciting aesthetics, for a seamless gaming experience. This is our rundown.

The specs:

Let’s start with the review unit we received. Here’s the spec lowdown:

CPU: 3.30 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 5900H
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, Radeon Graphics
RAM: 32GB
Storage: Up to 2TB
Screen: 16" QHD (2560 x 1600)
Connectivity: Killer Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1
Camera: 720p with E-Shutter
Weight: 2.5kg

Our Pros:

Performance-wise, the Lenovo Legion 7 (Gen 6) is one of the best on the market, and if you’re a serious gamer who is looking to upgrade, this one’s for you.

We had high expectations for this Legion 7, and its AMD Ryzen 9 5900H and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 made for strong, efficient processing and powerful gameplay.

This experience was consolidated by the guys over at Tech Radar. According to the site’s 3DMark tests, the Legion 7 scored 52,201 in Night Raid, 23,811 in Fire Strike and 10,709 in Time Spy . This was while the Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 only achieved 43,645, 21,211 and 9,333 in each test respectively.

Aesthetics always matter and the Legion 7 makes a statement. Kitted out in eye-catching RGB lighting, which is complemented by its robust and sharp-lined chassis design, the Legion 7 provides plenty to talk about. Its sleek and classy metal casing cuts out the chunkiness, despite it weighing in at 2.5KG.

Practicality and serious gaming go hand-in-hand, and if you use a bunch of peripherals, there are enough ports to support your gaming experience. You’ll find three USB-C ports, an audio port for headphones, an HDMI 2.1 port which allows 8K gaming output to a supporting monitor, an ethernet port and three USB 3.2 ports.

Our Cons:

Fortunately for us, there was not much to complain about. The Legion 7 features two 2W Harman Kardon speakers with Nahimic Audio, and while it provides a premium movie-watching experience, it would be best to still put your headphones on during gameplay.

While, according to Lenovo, the battery life could last up to 8 hours – this varies significantly dependant on your usage. The Legion gave us 3-hours of high-performing gameplay before needing to be plugged in and while this is by no means terrible compared to some other gaming laptops, we expected more from the Gen 6 console.

Quick Verdict:

Pros:

  • Performance
  • Design
  • Ports

Cons:

  • Battery life
  • Gaming sound experience
  • A bit on the heavier side

LevelFox Rating: 4.5 / 5