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[Lenovo Canada] Legion 7 & 7i: AMD R7 5800H or Intel i7-11800H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 1TB - $1,884 (25-27% discounts + Rakuten cashback)

January 10th UPDATE: The "DECEMBERCTODEALS" code has finally expired as well so this deal has officially run its course. I'll be expiring this thread today as a result after 60 days... wow. I'm happy that many have received their Legions and most have found them to their liking to date. My family certainly has. Hopefully this thread can live on for a while in support of all you Legion owners who can still pitch in and help each other as well as give any good tips or ideas for these great laptops. I know I still will.

All the best to all of you!

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The Legion 7 and 7i are one of the most highly rated, if not the best, gaming laptops on the market today by most accounts and reviews. At $1,883.57 before taxes, after rebates for the Ryzen 7/3070 configuration, the entire Legion line is currently on a good sale. These gaming/media editing/engineering laptops are extremely well built with full powered, vapour chamber cooled 45+ watt CPU and 140 watt MUX'd dGPU on the 3070 (as well as Hybrid/Optimus iGPU), an excellent 16", 16:10 aspect ratio, 165Hz refresh, G-Sync (Hybrid off) & FreeSync (Hybrid On), 1600p QHD+, 500 nits colour accurate (100% sRGB) pre-calibrated displays that come in a rigid, all aluminum chassis with smooth glass trackpad, per-key RGB & individually addressable case RGB LEDs, understated lid design, 7 hour battery runtime on AMD (4 hours on Intel) and more.

AMD Legion 7 or Intel Legion 7i:
I'd recommend the least expensive equivalent build available at your time of purchase since these are so similar in actual performance, but keep this in mind:
  • Choose AMD if battery life matters to you or you'll ever need more than 4 hours of runtime (7-8 hrs vs 3-4 on Intel).
  • Choose Intel if Thunderbolt peripherals matter to you or if you want a slight performance advantage, cooler CPU temperatures or PCIe v4 storage support (on 1 of 2 slots).

Lenovo has 17% off with their DECEMBERCTODEALS coupon code during checkout as well as 8% Rakuten cashback [NOTE: cashback was 11% on the 11th of November, 6% on the 12th, 9% on the 13th, 10% on the 17th, 5% on the 20th, 9% on the 22nd, 12% on the 25th, 9% on the 30th, 6% on the 1st, 9% on the 3rd, 6% on the 6th, 3% on the 7th, 6% on the 10th, 10% on the 11th, 6% on the 14th, 9% on the 20th, 7% on the 23rd, 10% on the 25th and now 8% on the 29th of December). If you signup for a new Rakuten account you get another $5 signup bonus and you can take an additional increased 8% off instant rebate during checkout using ID.me for a student/teacher/nurse/doctor/EMT/police/firefighter/911 operator or 10% off for military personnel.

These still stack:

DECEMBERCTODEALS - 17% off
ID.me - 8% off (10% off for military)
Rakuten - 8% cashback
Rakuten - $5 signup bonus


IF YOU PURCHASE THIS LAPTOP, DON'T FORGET TO USE THE FOLLOWING RAKUTEN LINK TO START YOUR PURCHASE OR YOU WON'T QUALIFY FOR CASHBACK:

https://www.rakuten.ca/lenovo-canada

Then search for "Legion 7" or "Legion 7i" once Rakuten loads the Lenovo site, then choose the Legion 7 Gen 6 OR Legion 7i Gen 6 and start the custom build to add the 1TB SSD and GTX 3070 (or whatever configuration you desire - see below). During checkout, the 17% off DECEMBERCTODEALS coupon code should automatically be applied and you should replace it with LEGIONDEALS20 to see which gives you the best discount.

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This sale works on multiple configurations of these Legion 7 AMD and 7i Intel laptops (as well as Legion 7 and 7i Slim, the Legion 5, 5 Pro, 5i and 5i Pro laptops). Here are some examples with pre-tax prices (after coupon code, ID.me reduction, Rakuten signup and Rakuten cashback deducted):

- Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3060, 16 GB, 512GB SSD - $1,607.86
- Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3070, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $1,883.57
- Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3080, 16 GB, 1TB SSD - $2,465.99
- Legion 7 AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, RTX 3080, 32GB, 2TB SSD - $2,907.12

- Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3060, 16GB, 512GB SSD - $1,614.75
- Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3070, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $1,890.46
- Legion 7i Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3080, 16GB, 1TB SSD - $2,472.88
- Legion 7i Intel Core i9-11980HK, RTX 3080, 32GB, 2TB SSD - $3,141.47

Do note: this will be a custom build so may take a month or more to ship thanks to the worldwide supply chain issues.

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Order Subtotal: $2,740.00
eCoupon: -$468.00
Student_canada Discount applied: -$219.20
Shipping: Free
(Lenovo Savings: -$777.19)
Sub total: $2,052.80

Rakuten signup bonus: -$5
Rakuten 10% cashback: -$164.22

Total before tax: $1,883.57
Total Savings: $856.43


Specs:

Legion 7 Gen 6 (16ACHg6) 16" AMD with Ryzen 7 5800H and RTX 3070
  • Processor : AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Processor (3.20 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache)
  • Graphic Card : NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6 140W with DLSS 2.0
  • Display : 16" WQXGA QHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10, 165Hz, 3ms response time, 100% sRGB, HDR™ 400 certified, Dolby Vision™-enabled, NVIDIA® G-SYNC™+Freesync support, 500 nits
  • Memory (2 Slots) : 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8 GB)
  • First Solid State Drive (PCIe v3) : 1 TB SSD
  • Second Solid State Drive (PCIe v3) : Empty
  • Cooling : Legion Coldfront 3.0 with Vapour Chamber & Lenovo Legion AI Engine
  • Wireless : 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.1
  • Camera : 720p HD with Tobii Horizon & E-Shutter
  • Microphone : Array Microphone
  • Speakers : 2 x 2W Harman® Speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Keyboard : Legion TrueStrike RGB Per-Key Backlit
  • Touchpad : Glass Precision
  • Ports : Left - USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2 10 Gbps, DisplayPort™ 1.4), Headphone / mic jack
  • Ports : Right - USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), E-Shutter button
  • Ports : Rear - 3 x USB-A (3.2 Gen 1 with one always on 5V), USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2 10 Gbps, DisplayPort™ 1.4, 100W Power Delivery), HDMI 2.1, RJ45, Power in
  • Battery : 4 Cell Li-Polymer 80Wh, 7-8 Hours
  • Power Cord : 300W AC
  • RGB : Individually Addressable LEDs (Bottom, Side & Rear Vents, Lid)
  • Colour : Storm Grey
  • Surface Treatment : Anodizing Sandblasting
  • Build : Aluminum
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) : 20.1-23.5mm x 356mm x 261.04mm / 0.79-0.93" x 14.01" x 10.27"
  • Weight : Starting at 2.5kg / 5.5lbs
  • Operating System : Windows 11 Home 64
  • Xbox Game Pass : 3 Months
  • Warranty : 1Y Legion Ultimate Support with Next Day Onsite

Legion 7i Gen 6 (16ITHg6) 16" Intel with i7-11800H and RTX 3070
  • Processor : 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor (2.30 GHz, up to 4.60 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 24 MB Cache)
  • Graphic Card : NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3070 8GB GDDR6 140W with DLSS 2.0
  • Display : 16" WQXGA QHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10, 165Hz, 3ms response time, 100% sRGB, HDR™ 400 certified, Dolby Vision™-enabled, NVIDIA® G-SYNC™ support, 500 nits
  • Memory (2 Slots) : 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8 GB)
  • First Solid State Drive (PCIe v4) : 1 TB SSD
  • Second Solid State Drive (PCIe v3) : Empty
  • Chipset : HM570
  • Cooling : Legion Coldfront 3.0 with Vapour Chamber & Lenovo Legion AI Engine
  • Wireless : 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.1
  • Camera : 720p HD with Tobii Horizon & E-Shutter
  • Microphone : Array Microphone
  • Speakers : 2 x 2W Harman® Speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Keyboard : Legion TrueStrike RGB Per-Key Backlit
  • Touchpad : Glass Precision
  • Ports : Left - USB-C Thunderbolt™ 4 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort™ 1.4), Headphone / mic jack
  • Ports : Right - USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 1), E-Shutter button
  • Ports : Rear - 3 x USB-A (3.2 Gen 1 with one always on 5V), USB-C Thunderbolt™ 4 (40 Gbps, DisplayPort™ 1.4, 100W Power Delivery), HDMI 2.1, RJ45, Power in
  • Battery : 4 Cell Li-Polymer 80Wh, 3-4 Hours
  • Power Cord : 300W AC
  • RGB : Individually Addressable LEDs (Bottom, Side & Rear Vents, Lid)
  • Colour : Storm Grey
  • Surface Treatment : Anodizing Sandblasting
  • Build : Aluminum
  • Dimensions (W x D x H) : 20.1-23.5mm x 356mm x 261.04mm / 0.79-0.93" x 14.01" x 10.27"
  • Weight : Starting at 2.5kg / 5.5lbs
  • Operating System : Windows 11 Home 64
  • Xbox Game Pass : 3 Months
  • Warranty : 1Y Legion Ultimate Support with Next Day Onsite

See the following thread summary for a series of tips for these Legion laptops if you purchase one.

(Note: the following reviews are for the 3080 version with Ryzen 9):

Lenovo Legion 7 Review - Best Ryzen Gaming Laptop of 2021?


Lenovo Legion 7 - Crazy Ryzen Gaming Performance!
Last edited by Elrondolio on Feb 3rd, 2022 6:18 am, edited 108 times in total.
Thread Summary
Here are some links to posts with tips and recommendations for owners of these Legion 7, 7i, 5, 5i, 5 Pro and 5i Pro laptops.

Tip #1:
Optimal memory upgrade recommendations and how to use HWiNFO to inspect your system as well as what memory info it provides you:
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35237368

Tip #2:
How to use iCUE on the Legion 7 and 7i for per-key RGB profiles without it affecting your battery life
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35237386

Tip #3:
Replace Lenovo Vantage, which uses a lot of background resources, with Lenovo Legion Toolkit which does most of what Vantage does without the resource usage
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35237391

Tip #4:
On Ryzen 7 & 9 Legion 7s, how to lower your CPU temps without affecting your gaming framerates by enabling the ability to toggle processor boost modes
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35237396

Tip #5:
Use a script or install a tool to automatically lower your screen refresh rate to 60Hz to save 1-2 hours of battery life when you unplug from AC (and restore 165Hz when you plug back in)
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35237398

Tip #6:
Options for replacing the substandard WiFi card that ships in some Legion laptops (and how to find out what yours shipped with)
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35237404

Tip #7:
How to install fresh Windows (not recommended but if you want it)
lenovo-canada-legion-7-7i-amd-ryzen-580 ... #p35260492


Not the specs you're looking for? Check out RFD Reviews' top picks for the best gaming laptops!
Note from Elrondolio: I'd suggest ignoring any recommendation for a gaming laptop that doesn't have a built in Mux switch, like the Scar Strix 17 from the above recommendation list. Any gaming laptop in 2021 should have a Mux switch at the least, for up to 30% increase in performance, depending on game.
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Very good deal! But I'm holding on for the next price error from Lenovo. Winking Face
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The LegionDeals20 Coupon is expired, at least for me, unless I'm doing something wrong.
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AkiraK wrote: The LegionDeals20 Coupon is expired, at least for me, unless I'm doing something wrong.
I'll check again but I just used it about an hour ago to pick up 2 more of these laptops.

edit: just verified, still active for me. See the screenshot.

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Picked up the intel legion 7i for $2 more from other thread. 1hr left. Gogo.
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peteryorkuca wrote: Picked up the intel legion 7i for $2 more from other thread. 1hr left. Gogo.
I didn't see the thread for Legion 7 laptops.. I assume you mean the Legion 5 Pro thread? If so, thanks... hadn't opened it yet as I wanted to post this before it expired in a few hours. For those unaware: the Legion 5 Pro is the downscale version of the Legion 7: both provide excellent performance but the Legion 5 Pro is a worse quality build with lesser cooling capabilities (heat pipes and partial plastic build with a terrible plastic touchpad, zone RGB instead of per-key RGB, etc).

The AMD version of the Legion 7 has much better battery life of around an extra 3-4 hours (I average around 7 hours on my 5800H, 3070 builds and around 6.5 hrs on my 5900HX, 3080 build). The Intel version is slightly less power effecient but runs somewhat cooler and can be undervolted which is a nice bonus. It also has faster storage thanks to PCIe 4 but in real world it doesn't help much. In the distant future when Microsoft releases DirectStorage and game developers have integrated it and released new games (or re-released old games) to support it this may make a difference, but its hard to tell.

So basically, if you want better battery life: go AMD.
If you want cooler running and the possibility of future storage speeds: go Intel.

Otherwise they are pretty much identical.
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peteryorkuca wrote: Picked up the intel legion 7i for $2 more from other thread. 1hr left. Gogo.
Which 7i thread?
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hansdoreen wrote: Would be nicer if you could include a link of the laptop.
Here is the Core i7-11800H, 3070 build:

https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/le ... EN101G0002

(but click here to use Rakuten link if purchasing)

  • Processor : 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor (2.30 GHz, up to 4.60 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 24 MB Cache)
  • Operating System : Windows 11 Home 64
  • Operating System Language : Windows 11 Home 64 English
  • Microsoft Productivity Software : None
  • Memory : 16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (2 x 8 GB)
  • First Solid State Drive : 1 TB PCIe SSD
  • Display : 16.0" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™, HDR 400, 500 nits, 165Hz
  • Graphic Card : NVIDIA® GeForce® RTX™ 3070 8GB
  • Camera : 720p HD
  • Colour : Storm Grey
  • Keyboard : RGB Backlit - English
  • Wireless : 802.11AX (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.1
  • Microphone : Array Microphone
  • Surface Treatment : Anodizing Sandblasting
  • Chipset : HM570
  • Palmrest : Al
  • Battery : 4 Cell Li-Polymer 80Wh
  • Power Cord : 300W AC
  • Language Pack : Publication-English/French
  • Warranty : 1Y Legion Ultimate Support with Next Day Onsite
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hansdoreen wrote: Would be nicer if you could include a link of the laptop.
Better to go to rakuten and click on Lenovo 11% link. I lost so many referral because rfd affiliate links.

From Lenovo search bar type legion 7i select the customizable one.

Pick
- 1tb ssd
- 3070 GPU

At check out put the LEGIONDEALS20 and enter your id.me account. Should come out to $2090 + HST.
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AkiraK wrote: The LegionDeals20 Coupon is expired, at least for me, unless I'm doing something wrong.
I had the same problem when I copy and pasted the coupon. I had an extra space after 20 that caused the error.

EDIT:
I went with part no: 82JQ00FFUS instead because it has the same or similar specs but for an extra $59, I get 2TB instead of 1TB.

My price difference was just after the LEGIONDEALS20 discount for the laptop alone, not including Student discount or Rakuten cash back ($2,219.40 - $2,159.99).
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QuickFingers wrote: I had the same problem when I copy and pasted the coupon. I had an extra space after 20 that caused the error.
Thanks, that appears to have been it.
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Is this still on? Or just Nov 11?
I still have my Y740 with RTX 2060 from last RFD deal. Wonder how much I could get on Kijiji for it...
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hmmm this or a gaming PC...

I picked up a 3080 from Bestbuy for close to 2000$ after tax...just need a mobo and CPU to complete the build....but this laptop just under the cost of the GPU itself.
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Sebi97 wrote: Is this still on? Or just Nov 11?
I still have my Y740 with RTX 2060 from last RFD deal. Wonder how much I could get on Kijiji for it...
This is a great price - if I was an avid gamer I would probably pick it up/upgrade, but I'll pass. I am using a Y540 with the 2060 from a past RFD deal and it still flies for the 1-2 games I actually play...
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This is a fantastic deal but I'm tempted to wait for the mini Led version as well. I wasn't blown away with this Legion 7s 16 color reproduction, even though it was good.

For comparison the Alienware x17, Asus s17, and m16 all had better looking screens. For this price point I expect the best and hopefully the mini Led version comes with the rumored 3080ti mobile as well. One thing I did love about the Legion 7 was the 16:10 aspect ratio and its hard going back once you've experienced it.
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PerformingAzura wrote: hmmm this or a gaming PC...

I picked up a 3080 from Bestbuy for close to 2000$ after tax...just need a mobo and CPU to complete the build....but this laptop just under the cost of the GPU itself.
The desktop 3080 is far ahead of this mobile 3070. However, this laptop is quite a nice package. I have the legion 5 pro with the same CPU & GPU and screen, the combo is quite capable. The only draw back I'd say is gaming from a laptop can be really loud and there's not much you can do about it other than wearing a headphone. I wear my airpods pro, works perfecly.
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