. We have the Slim and the Regular 7.. The Slim, as you may guess, a little lighter about a pound lighter than the big guy here weighs about 5 and 12 pounds. The Slim weighs about 4 and 12 pounds.. Well talk a little bit about the different feature sets, but they share a lot in common.. They both come in an Intel and an AMD flavor technically the 7i and the 7 for the AMD model of each version.. So a lot to keep track of there, but basically technically four different laptops, because each of them come in Intel and AMD.. The starting price. In both cases will be a little bit higher for the Intel model. On the larger seven. The Intel will cost you a few more hundred dollars actually at the starting price. And as for the AMD one, its about 2059. So high end a little more expensive, whereas the Slim a much lower starting price 1519. I believe for the Slim. So lower starting price. You can configure up from there obviously.. In that case the Intel one will only cost you a few dozen more dollars, not not anything crazy. So lets get into the differences and sort of the components that you can get in. Each of these systems. Lets start first with the Slim, since it has the lower starting price and the lower power ceiling., I say lower, but you can still max this thing out pretty high.. You can get an Intel Core, i9 HK processor, as well as an RTX 3070 GPU.

Or if you opt for the non. I version of this laptop the AMD option you get up to a Ryzen 9 and up to a 6800S on the GPU side.. So you can outfit this pretty high end, obviously with a 1500 starting price, you will not get those super high end components in the base model, but stay tuned for for what? What exactly that base model will entail. But know that you can get in the door at a lot less than you can get in this guy whose whose power ceiling is a bit more.. This, otherwise is a lot like the Legion designs, weve seen before. A couple refinements, you get this metal edge, which is nice and shiny, has a pretty industrial look., But overall weve seen a lot of similar Legion laptops that look more or less like this, but we Do like the design. It is. It is relatively simple, but still still pretty handsome. On the back thats, where the ports are located.. Lenovos opted for this. This rear facing port array for a while., Its not working on this pre production model here, but these will also light up. Well show you on this model in a moment., So you can see from behind what youre plugging into without having to turn the laptop around And bend it all the way over., So pretty pretty good connectivity of USB C. Actually a rarity of this at this category is the SD card slot full size.

Right here, youll see a switch, that is for the webcam privacy, which will power it all the way On and off for your privacy, needs. And yeah thats, mostly what you get in the Slim. Again, you can get AMD or Intel flavor, and it has kind of everything you need for a gaming system. Well see how it performs.. Obviously, we couldnt bring it in for tests, but as it stands, it looks like a nice solid iteration with an affordable, ish entry point for for this model. Now well jump over to the the big guy.. This is the higher higher end higher cost option. Right off. The bat you can see some pretty obvious differences with the lighting that also includes here check this out very, very race car street car. Like you get some of this grill lighting as well. All customizable through Lenovos spectrum software, which is a move away from the Corsair iCUE lighting software theyve used before. Theyre, bringing it in house. And yeah. I mean thats, just a nice flare, a nice sort of plus you get for for the high end options like this., But the internals also obviously are different.. There is a vapor chamber cooling in this first of all, because the power ceiling is higher., Whereas this is regular. You know, copper, effective piping.. This is a vapor chamber for more power in a roughly as thin its a little thicker, roughly as thin chassis.. You could see there its not not the thickest laptop in the world, nor the thinnest, its its a moderate size.

, So for the vapor chamber that allows them to go up to Intel Core i9HX, whereas this only topped out at HK., So a higher power ceiling. Alongside an RTX 3080 Ti, which pretty much is the top option, you can get in any gaming laptop. As long as you dont introduce two GPUs, which we dont see much of anymore. So really high end pretty much the top of the line in terms of power. And I mentioned on the other system you could see as far as lighting goes to wrap that up the lighting on the ports. Here, you can see that you can. You can look at it from overhead from backwards and know what youre looking at and plug in. Without having to turn the whole system, around. Thats just a little touch that we think we think is pretty cool.. The resolution on both of these systems is 20 …, 2560 X, 1600. Thats about QHD equivalent, because this is a 16 X. 10 aspect ratio, not the usual 16 X, 9 weve gotten very used to., So that enables a little a little bit wider and makes the resolutions a little more funky than what youre used to. But basically know thats better than HD somewhere in between full HD and 4K. Its a nice sharp display and both laptops do have the same screen all the way through that includes a 165 Hz refresh rate., So definitely meant for gaming. This one again a couple more lights.

, Also as far as those enthusiast gamers go an ethernet port back here, where I highlighted the ports, which this one does not have an advantage of the added thickness.. So the extra heft, as I said about a pound more than this one – gets you an ethernet port, higher power ceiling and a couple more fancy tricks, like the lighting and and just making that that extra cost go a bit further.. So another advantage of this big. More expensive laptop is access to the interior. That includes the ability to change out your storage and your SODIMM slots.. So you make it one drive you make it two depending on your configuration.. They might come in RAID already for you., But if you have an extra expansion on what you order, you can always upgrade your own in the in the future.. You can see here this enormous battery 99 Watt hour, which is the largest youre allowed to bring on a plane.. They would go higher if they could, but the TSA says no. These new fans theyre pretty densely packed with fins here. In addition to the vapor chamber, cooling, which you cant fully see through the shroud but trust us its under there. – And that is what enables this large system to have such high end power. Despite being only a a hair, really thinner thicker rather than than the Slim laptop., So that about sums it up for these systems. Again. In summary, what you need to know two different systems? Technically, four: if you want to call the Intel and AMD versions of each laptop, their own distinct system.

, But really thats more of a component swap even though they have slightly different names, the 7 and the 7i for Intel.. In both cases, the Intel system will be more expensive on the 7., Its a few hundred more dollars on this on the Slim., Its not that much more expensive to get Intel.. This starts over 2000 in both cases., So this is definitely a pricier system, whereas this is in the 15 hundreds. The Slim will cost you a bit less to get get in the door.. You get the extra lighting, the extra power and a couple other nice features for that extra cost.. So if youre an enthusiast gamer, this one is really the way for you., And if you have the budget for it of course., If portability and and you dont need as much power sounds more appealing, then the Slim is the best option.. We will, of course, though, review these systems and test them ourselves before we give any recommendation or a rating so check out PCMag.

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