Lenovo has announced the Legion 9i, a super powerful laptop for gamers and content creators. The novelty is distinguished by advanced hardware solutions, and its main feature is the presence of a liquid cooling system, which, according to the developers, does an excellent job of dissipating a large amount of thermal energy generated during the operation of the device.
The Legion 9i has a 16-inch mini-LED display with 3200 x 2000 pixels (3.2K), an aspect ratio of 16:10 and a refresh rate of 165 Hz. The panel used offers a response time of 3 ms, 100% DCI-P3 color space coverage and a maximum brightness of 1200 cd/m². There is support for NVIDIA G-Sync and Dolby Vision technologies, the DisplayHDR 1000 standard. The presence of a TÜV Rheinland certificate confirms the minimum amount of blue light harmful to the eyes.
The hardware basis of the novelty was a 24-core Intel Core i9-13980HX processor and a discrete graphics card NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4090 with 16 GB of video memory. In the maximum configuration, the device offers two 32 GB DDR5-5600 RAM modules and a pair of M.2 SSD drives with a capacity of 1 TB each. Autonomous operation is ensured by a 99.9 Wh battery with support for fast charging, so charging from 0 to 70% takes 30 minutes and up to 100% in 80 minutes.
Legion 9i supports Wi-Fi 7. As for the available interfaces, we note the availability of Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1, USB Type-C, USB Type-A ports, a headset jack, etc.
The liquid cooling system developed in cooperation with Cooler Master is responsible for heat dissipation and is only activated from a temperature of 84 °C. This increases its resource, since it is not constantly used. The cooling was so efficient that Lenovo was able to increase the GPU consumption limit by another 10 watts. In addition, the laptop is equipped with an LA-2 AI chip, the main task of which is to correctly distribute the consumption limits between the CPU and GPU, which can further increase performance.
The Legion 9i will be available in Carbon Black with LED backlit body and keyboard. Retail prices for the new Lenovo notebook start at $4,399.