Colorful keyboards, a green logo, attractive case shapes, and thick designs – gaming laptops often look very different from mainstream laptops. This doesn’t have to be a bad thing, but it does make it less suitable for certain applications – for example for business clients when it comes to the overall picture. There are certainly many hard-working office workers who would like to start a computer game after work.
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7i seems to be a pre-built 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 a white backlight. Lenovo offers the colors, but only for an additional cost.
Despite the simple and slim design with a body thickness of only 16.9mm, the Lenovo Legion S7i delivers the high performance you would expect from a gaming system. No wonder, after all, it has an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 and an Alder Lake H chip. So it’s perfectly equipped for LAN parties.
What the block fit ultimately fails at: Battery life isn’t great. Despite its large 99.99Wh battery, the Lenovo Legion S7i only managed less than five hours in our WiFi test. In this discipline, desktop laptops are the best choice.
Even when I was in school, I was an avid reader of Notebookcheck tests. I finally joined the Notebookcheck team in 2016 with Hobby Test Reports and have been writing test reports and news articles ever since. My personal interest lies in classic laptops and especially business models. Technology should make life easier and make us work more efficiently, and good laptops are now a major tool for that. This is why laptop testing isn’t just for me, it’s my passion.
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