Lenovo Legion R720 review: The Lenovo Legion family is known for its economically viable gaming laptops. The latest 15.6 inch Legion R720 gaming laptop, which runs with powerful 7th generation Intel processor and Nvidia GeForce graphics card under the hood is an attractive option for high-end gamers out there. The R720 was first released in November 2017.
- High-performance processor and graphics card which is ideal for a high-end gaming laptop.
- Beautifully designed and lightweight which can be carried in a backpack with ease.
- The IPS FHD display gives an excellent viewing experience with the quality audio output.
- The NVMe PCIe SSD support gives high transmission speed over previous versions.
- Gives good value for the money
- Poor battery performance could hinder high-end gaming and video editing.
How’s the Design and overall look?
The Legion R720 uses carbon fibre texturing process to make the anti-scratch body. The back cover is made out of plastic. It weighs 2.2 kg which is pretty light for a 15.6-inch laptop. The keyboard is red backlit with enlarged direction keys and touch panel which is beneficial to gamers. The elegant design of the laptop is made with Red and Black colors.
The 15.6 inch IPS Full HD 1920x 1080 display will provide satisfying gaming and video experiences. It has 16:9 aspect ratio and a screen to body ratio of 70%. It also displays 16 million colors and has a pixel density of 141.21PPI.
What all it has to offer?
The R720 is equipped with 7th generation Intel Core i5-7300HQ 64-bit processor. It has 4 cores which run at a base frequency of 2.5GHz, which can be boosted up to 3.5GHz and 6MB cache. This high-efficiency processor utilizes the considerably low amount of voltage. It is also pre-equipped with the powerful Nvidia Geforce GTX1050Ti 4GB graphics card. It uses GDDR5 technology. This high-end GPU along with the i5 can give you memorable gaming experiences.
Lenovo offers 8GB DDR4 RAM having a frequency of 2400MHz for the R720, which is more than adequate for high-end games and advanced multitasking purposes. It has an additional slot for RAM which can be used to increase memory up to 32GB.
The 128GB SSD drive and the 1TB HDD provides enough room for storage of pictures, videos etc. locally. The latest NVMe PCIe M.2 SSD provides transmission speed up to 1500m/s+.
The R720 comes with Dolby audio system which is capable of producing really good quality sound. There is also a 720p HD camera at the front which allows you to capture fine images and videos. There are two 3.0 and one 2.0 Type-C USB ports along with an HDMI port and a 3.5 mm audio jack at the side. It also has one RJ45 connector and a mini DP port. It also has a microSDHC card slot.
The network connectivity options include Dual band 2.4 GHz/5.0 GHz wifi and Bluetooth 4.1 along with LAN and WLAN cards. The laptop comes preloaded with the latest version of Windows 10 Home edition OS.
How’s the Battery?
The laptop uses a 4 cell lithium ion non-removable battery. This gives a video playing backup up to 3.5 hours and a normal standby backup of up to 5 hours, which may not be the ideal battery you have wished for.It takes about 3~4 hours to get fully charged.