what just happened Lenovo has unveiled a gaming laptop powerhouse with top-of-the-line hardware and a dedicated liquid cooling system. It’s slated for release in October, which might not be enough time to save for it.
The Lenovo Legion 9i comes with a 16-inch PureSight 3.2K (3,200 x 2,000 resolution) mini-LED display with a variable refresh rate of 165 Hz and support for DCI-P3 and sRGB color spaces. At the heart of the machine is Intel’s 13th Gen Core i9-13980HX processor, which can be paired with up to an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4090 laptop GPU, 64GB of overclocked DDR5 memory and up to 2TB of PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSD.
The integrated liquid cooling solution was developed in cooperation with Cooler Master. According to Lenovo, it runs over the GPU VRAM to manage heat during extreme gaming sessions and turns on when the temperature reaches 84 degrees Celsius. It is paired with an AI-tuned three-fan air cooling system that combined can handle a maximum TDP of 230 watts.
Speaking of performance, Lenovo’s latest model packs a 99.99 Wh battery that can be charged using the included 330-watt Slim adapter or the 140-watt Type-C adapter, both of which are included in the kit are.
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The port selection is extensive and includes multiple USB ports, two Thunderbolt 4 ports, an HDMI 2.1 jack, an Ethernet jack, a combo audio jack, and an SD card reader. Other amenities include dual 2W speakers with Nahimic Audio, per-key RGB keyboard lighting, Wi-Fi 7, Bluetooth 5.3, and a unique Carbon A-Cover.
The system is also not as gargantuan as you might expect. It measures 357.7 mm x 277.7 mm x 18.99 – 22.7 mm (14.08 in x 10.93 in x 0.74 – 0.89 in) and starts at 2.56 kg (5. 64 pounds).
Lenovo’s Legion 9i will be available from October. Pricing is a bit of a gray area, as Lenovo’s press release only mentions EMEA pricing, which starts at €4,499 (incl. VAT). Other publications have quoted a starting price of $4,399, but I haven’t been able to confirm that at the time of writing this article.