The Lenovo Legion 9i (16″, 8) sets a new standard for high-end gaming laptops, delivering a luxurious and powerful experience. Featuring a 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13980HX processor, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 Laptop GPU, and the option of either 64GB Overclocked 5600Mhz Dual Channel DDR5 RAM or a rapid 32GB Overclocked 6400Mhz DDR5 Dual Channel RAM, this laptop is equipped with top-of-the-line hardware. However, what truly distinguishes the Lenovo Legion 9i (16″, 8) is how it harnesses the potential of these components.
At the heart of its performance is the Legion Coldfront integrated liquid-cooling system, a groundbreaking feature for a 16″ gaming laptop. This innovation, co-engineered with Cooler Master, allows the Lenovo Legion 9i (16″, 8) to deliver a staggering 230W TDP while maintaining a lightweight profile of just 2.56kg (5.64lbs). The liquid cooling system efficiently dissipates heat, especially during intense gaming sessions when the GPU temperature reaches 84°C. Complementing this, an AI-tuned triple-fan air-cooling system with 6,333 individual intake vents ensures the laptop remains cool even under the most demanding gaming and content creation tasks. To accommodate the added weight of the custom liquid-cooling system, Lenovo has introduced a novel A-cover made from forged carbon chips, reducing weight while adding a unique aesthetic touch to each Lenovo Legion 9i.
The Lenovo Legion 9i unleashes its enhanced capabilities on a stunning Lenovo PureSight 3.2K Mini-LED 16:10 Display with a 165Hz variable refresh rate. Content creators benefit from the ability to switch between DCI-P3 and sRGB colour spaces using pre-installed X-Rite software, thanks to factory colour calibration. The 94% screen-to-body ratio Mini-LED display provides gamers and content creators with breathtakingly vivid visuals. With up to 2TB of PCIe (Gen 4) SSD storage, there’s ample room to immerse yourself in a vast array of visually stunning games.
Immersive experiences are at the core of the Lenovo Legion 9i (16″, 8). The Lenovo LA-2 AI chip’s Smart FPS feature directly interacts with the display, monitoring frames-per-second and automatically adjusting power to the GPU and CPU for optimal FPS in any gaming scenario. Additionally, the Lenovo LA-2 AI chip synchronizes the Legion Spectrum RGB lighting, found on the keyboard, bottom covers, top cover’s Legion wordmark, and per-key RGB Lenovo TrueStrike keyboard, with on-screen visuals, providing an unparalleled level of immersion. To further enhance the gaming experience, Tobii Horizon software offers gearless head tracking, elevating the level of immersion for players in their favourite games.
When you’re ready to embark on your gaming adventures, the Lenovo Legion 9i (16″, 8) steps up to the plate with a robust 99.99Whr battery that offers versatile charging options. You can juice it up using either the included 330W Slim Adapter or the 140W Type-C Power adapter, both of which come bundled in the package. Plus, it’s got you covered on the connectivity front with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3 courtesy of MediaTek’s Filogic 380 Wi-Fi card, delivering blazing wireless speeds of up to 6.5Gbps.
Just like its Legion laptop siblings, the Lenovo Legion 9i comes equipped with Windows 11 right out of the box, accompanied by a 3-month subscription to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. This means you can dive into a vast library of high-quality games right from the get-go. To enhance your gaming experience further, Nahimic by SteelSeries steps in with immersive 3D audio, giving you a competitive edge by providing clearer teammate communication and improved spatial awareness, essential for climbing those leaderboards. Streaming enthusiasts will also appreciate the flexible balancing and EQ controls, allowing them to stay focused on victory. For comprehensive performance management and customization, the Lenovo Vantage software application is at your service. It offers an array of tools, including real-time performance dashboards, overclocking controls, and intelligent fan management. There’s even a new custom fan mode that lets gamers squeeze out every bit of performance to gain an edge over the competition. Additionally, every Lenovo Legion device comes bundled with Legion Arena, a handy tool that consolidates your games from various platforms, making it effortless to search and access your entire game library from one centralized location. If you desire top-tier technical support, optional Lenovo Premium Care support is available, providing you with at-your-doorstep assistance and preventative PC health checks.
To safeguard your precious gaming equipment, Lenovo offers two options within the Lenovo Legion ecosystem: the Lenovo Legion 16″ Gaming Backpack GB700 and the Lenovo Legion 16″ Gaming Backpack GB400. These backpacks cater to your individual preferences.
The 20L Lenovo Legion 16″ Gaming Backpack GB700 is built like a fortress for your laptop and accessories. It features four bumper protectors in the PC compartment and a tough PU-coated exterior for unparalleled protection. Inside, the main compartment is fully customizable to ensure a snug fit for your gear. With 12 pockets, including three hidden ones for added security, you’ll have ample space for your accessories, chargers, and more. The X-shaped luggage straps on the back and reflective trim on the shoulder straps add comfort, convenience, and safety to this stylish bag.
On the other hand, the Lenovo Legion 16″ Gaming Backpack GB400 is designed for those who prefer to travel light and nimble. With an anti-theft magnetic lock, X-shaped luggage straps, and a fully unzippable compartment, this 18L backpack offers easy access to your dedicated 16-inch laptop sleeve. It also features a pocket for tablets or handheld mobile gaming devices, like the Lenovo Legion Go and a zippered pocket to stow your power adapter. Additionally, two pockets are ready to accommodate extra gaming peripherals.
Verdict, Price & Availability
In summary, the Lenovo Legion 9i is your gaming companion, ready to provide top-tier performance and immersion. Coupled with Lenovo’s Legion backpack options, you have the flexibility to choose the perfect fit for your gaming lifestyle, whether you need ultimate protection or prefer a lighter, on-the-go option.
In October 2023, Lenovo is set to release the highly anticipated Lenovo Legion 9i, with prices beginning at $4817. Alongside it, gaming enthusiasts can also look forward to the Lenovo Legion 16″ Gaming Backpack GB700, priced at $86, and the Lenovo Legion 16″ Gaming Backpack GB400, priced at $65, both slated for availability in the same month. All prices are inclusive of VAT.