Lenovo proclaims the Legion S7 (short for Slim 7) to be the world's lightest RTX laptop, which was quickly discredited. As for the lightest RTX laptop, it would be the ROG Flow Z13 from Asus, although its detachable keyboard and 13-inch touchscreen arguably qualify it as more of a hybrid tablet than a true laptop, so we might as well let Lenovo by
It's hard to say that the Legion S7 is excessively lightweight given its 15.6-inch display and full-size keyboard, but it still weighs 1.9kg. This almost 20mm-thin device does live up to its 'slim' moniker, too, and doesn't seem to compromise on performance to maintain that form factor.
Despite its relatively reasonable asking price of $1,770 (£1,500, around AU$2,510), the Legion S7 is among the most striking gaming laptops in terms of design and build quality.
There are currently a couple different models of the Lenovo Legion S7 available, and that price includes the version we received for review, which comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, along with 16GB of RAM and 512GB of SSD storage. Based on these specs, the Legion S7 falls roughly in the middle of Lenovo's gaming laptop range, with a price tag to match.
We will discuss the performance of the RTX 3060 further down, but it is a decent GPU for high-definition gaming; it comes at a much more reasonable price than the cheaper but somewhat lackluster RTX 3050 and 3050 Ti. Gaming performance at 1080p is expected to be solid without requiring too much graphical throttling.
Similarly, the octa-core 5800H is an excellent choice for laptop processors that ensure smooth performance during CPU-bound games or when using the laptop for work and Web browsing.
Several options are available, including RGB backlighting on the keyboard, which can be swapped out for plain white LEDs if you want to save a little money. Legion S7 models offer a 1080p display by default, though more expensive models offer 1440p and 4K panels.
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