A colorful keyboard, a green logo, striking case shapes, chunky designs – gaming laptops often look very different from your typical mainstream laptops. That doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but it does make it less suitable for certain applications, for example for commercial clients when it comes to public image. No doubt, there are also many office workers who would like to start a computer game after work.
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i seems predestined for this group: Lenovo has made it so simple that it’s almost impossible to tell that it’s actually a gaming laptop. If it weren’t for the Legion logo on the lid, it could easily be mistaken for a business laptop. The version we tested doesn’t even have an RGB keyboard, but rather a white backlight. Lenovo offers the colors, but only for a surcharge.
Despite the simple and slim design with a case thickness of just 16.9mm, the Lenovo Legion S7i offers the high performance you’d expect from a gaming system. No wonder, after all, it has the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and an Alder Lake H chip. It is therefore ideally equipped for LAN parties.
What the mass suitability should fail in the end: the battery life is not good. Despite the large 99.99 Wh battery, the Lenovo Legion S7i only managed just under five hours in our WiFi test. In this discipline, real office laptops are the best option.
Even when he was in school, he was an avid reader of Notebookcheck tests. I finally joined the Notebookcheck team in 2016 through hobby test reports and have been writing test reports and news articles ever since. My personal interest lies in vintage laptops and in particular business models. Technology should make our lives easier and allow us to work more efficiently, and good laptops are now a key tool for that. That’s why testing laptops isn’t just a job for me, it’s a passion.
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