gaming laptop with Intel i7 and NVIDIA RTX 2060

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Characteristics and technical specs

Lenovo’s Legion vary is the high-performance vary of notebooks from this producer. With it, Lenovo needs to interrupt into the world of gaming by providing its prospects a robust and groundbreaking machine, able to energy even with the wildest video games. What would you like a GTA V? Why not. And a Cyberpunk 2077? For this, you’ll not have any issues (aside from the sport’s personal bugs).

The particular mannequin that now we have analyzed in our case is the 15IMH5. This mannequin has a processor Intel Core i7 10750H, a 10th era CPU with 6 cores and 12 threads able to a high velocity of as much as 5 GHz (the bottom is 2.6 GHz). This processor is accompanied by a equipment of eight GB of RAM soldered on the board, alongside with a SO-DIMM module of one other eight GB. Total, 16GB DDR4 2933MHZ RAM.

As for the graphics card of this unit, we face a NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20609 Max-Q. This GPU has 6GB of GDDR6 reminiscence and helps the well-known Ray Tracing of recent video games.

All of the above is accompanied by a 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0 × Four M2 2280 SSD capability. And, as for the laptop display, we face a 15.6-inch unit, FullHD with an IPS panel of 300 nits, 144 Hz and appropriate with Dolby Vision.

Other options that we will discover on this laptop are:

  • Killer AX1650 11ax Wi-Fi Card.
  • Bluetooth 5.1.
  • 720p webcam.
  • Built-in microphone.
  • Integrated 71 Wh battery.
  • Per-key RGB lighting.

The connections that we are going to have available shall be 2 USB 3.2 Gen2 ports (one in every of them Allways On), 2 USB 3.2 Type C Gen2 ports (appropriate with Thunderbolt 3 and DisplayPort 1.4), the mini-jack connection for headphones and microphone and the adapter of present. It additionally contains an SD card reader.

The measurement of the pocket book is 356mm x 250mm x 15.9mm, and its weight is 1.86kg. It additionally comes with a 64-bit Windows 10 Pro put in.

Lenovo Legion S7 15IMH5
CPU Intel Core i7 10750H
RAM 16GB DDR4 @ 2933MHZ
GPU NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Max-Q
SSD 512GB NVMe PCIe 3.0×4 M2 2280 SSD
HDD No
Screen FullHD, IPS panel 300 nits, 144 Hz and Dolby Vision
Wifi Killer AX1650 11ax
Bluetooth 5.1
Battery 71 Wh

Lenovo Legion S7 overview

From the field to the laptop, it’s clear that this can be a product of the best vary. Lenovo has taken nice care of its particulars, transporting your laptop inside a really properly protected cardboard field. Inside it we’ll discover a field with the laptop in query, and one other with the charger and different equipment included.

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The laptop is coloured silver, a really elegant colour that units it aside from the standard colours of this kind of high-performance pocket book. In addition, being manufactured from aluminum we face a crew that isn’t solely elegant, however proof against the passage of time.

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In order to maintain the laptop as skinny as attainable, Lenovo has lowered the variety of connections that we will discover to the utmost. And that, relying on the use that we’re going to give the PC, is usually a drawback. We could have at our disposal 2 USB sort A ports, and one other two USB sort C. But, for instance, we is not going to have a community card, nor an HDMI port (though USB sort C are appropriate with DisplayPort).

The general design of the laptop is kind of neat. From the full-size, membrane-type keyboard (even with a numeric keypad) to the display, with a matte end to keep away from glare. The energy button on the highest, and the trackpad aligned to the left.

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At first look we face a traditional laptop. But gaming shines at evening, when the keyboard’s RGB lighting makes its look. In addition, with a easy keyboard shortcut (Fn + Q) we will swap between regular mode, silent mode, and excessive efficiency mode, a lot louder.

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Thanks to the truth that it comes with Windows 10 put in as commonplace, the pc shall be prepared to start out working from the primary second. In addition, you meet the mandatory necessities to have the ability to improve to Windows 11. The improve shall be fully free to Windows 11 Pro as quickly as it’s out there after the summer time. And it helps the newest important Windows 11 options resembling DirectStorage (due to NVMe) and emulation of Android functions from its subsystem (due to Intel CPU).

Work, play … Why not for the whole lot?

So is the Lenovo Legion S7 a piece laptop or a gaming laptop? Let’s begin with the primary. Depending on the kind of work we do (workplace automation, programming, design, and so forth.), this laptop is greater than sufficient. Thanks to its 10th era Intel Core i7 processor, will probably be capable of transfer all types of paperwork, massive spreadsheets and even databases with out drawback. Google Chrome (or the browser that we use) is just not going to be an issue for him since, along with having probably the most highly effective processor in the marketplace, it has 16 GB of RAM. Do we want the Internet to work? This Legion will be capable of take full benefit of our Wi-Fi connection due to its Killer AX1650 11ax Wi-Fi card. Surely the one who falls in need of Wi-Fi is the router, not the laptop.

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But what occurs if we dedicate ourselves to a considerably extra exhaustive work? We are speaking about utilizing graphic design packages (resembling Photoshop), video modifying packages (resembling Adobe Premiere) or far more demanding packages, resembling 3D design packages (Blender), recreation growth and rendering engines (Unity or Unreal Engine) and, after all, CAD design packages. These packages are far more demanding than Word or Excel, and they do not at all times work properly on easy computer systems. Luckily, Lenovo would not have the slightest drawback getting them to work. In addition to its CPU, and the nice quantity of RAM included, this laptop has a graphics card included NVIDIA RTX 2060 due to which we will activate {hardware} acceleration in these packages and thus assure its right operation in all types of duties. .

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We cannot consider any job the place this laptop may fall brief. In addition, as now we have seen, in contrast to what occurs with different high-end laptops, or “gaming”, the Lenovo Legion S7 is a comparatively small pc (by way of thickness) and lighter than it appears. Therefore, we will at all times carry it with us with out completely any drawback in case of getting to maneuver.

With work you may spare, however what about enjoying time? The Lenovo Legion S7 {hardware} has nothing to envy of many desktop computer systems. Its i7 processor, its RAM reminiscence and, above all, the devoted NVIDIA GPU will empower you with virtually any recreation in the marketplace. Even, as now we have seen, till the controversial Cyperpunk 2077. Obviously we can’t anticipate to run the sport at 4K, 144 Hz and with Ray Tracing at most, as a result of it isn’t a crew for it. But we’re going to have the ability to play this recreation with a way more modest configuration with none drawback. And from there, down, with out issues: Assassin`s Creed Valhalla, GTA V, Red Dead Redemption 2, Fortnite … no matter we like.

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Conclusion: How are the brand new Lenovo Legion?

Of course, we can’t deny that Lenovo has accomplished a unprecedented job. It is true that these groups usually are not precisely low-cost. This explicit mannequin is round 1400 or 1500 euros, relying on the shop the place we purchase it. However, its energy has nothing to envy of any desktop pc, with the benefit that we will at all times carry it with us in a bag or backpack.

Lenovo has sought the right steadiness when selecting the elements to have a pc for lengthy. From its 10th-gen i7 processor to the 512GB NVMe wager, to the devoted RTX 2060 MaxQ after all. Thanks to those elements, the pc is just not going to turn out to be out of date for a very long time, having the ability with out drawback even with the PC video games which are to come back. In addition, with the arrival of Windows 11 for the top of this yr, we will take far more benefit of the pc due to the brand new options that Microsoft will allow, options that can make it a real online game console.

If now we have to focus on any unfavorable level of this laptop, we may discuss, above all, concerning the value. Although comprehensible, 1400 euros is an funding that isn’t out there to everybody, and much less as an adjunct to play. In addition, it has come to our consideration that the display is just not 4K, and that the webcam built-in within the higher half is just not appropriate with Windows Hello. We have additionally missed a fingerprint reader, since that makes logging into the pc a lot simpler.

Despite the whole lot, we face an impressive crew. Therefore, now we have determined to offer this Lenovo Legion S7 our award of platinum, highlighting, above all, its chic efficiency.

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