Lenovo’s Legion series is known for its solid lineup of gaming notebooks, but it also includes gaming tower PCs. With a beautiful design and standard-sized components, the Legion Tower 7i is currently the best Lenovo gaming PC you can buy. In our testing, we concluded that it offers strong performance along with an attractive and subtle design.
Unlike most prebuilt gaming desktops, this one comes with a standard mid-tower chassis. This allows for extensive upgrades in the future, meaning you can easily replace or add parts as needed. All parts installed inside the Tower 7i are standard, including the motherboard and power supply.
It also looks beautiful with subtle curves around the edges, a sandblasted finish, and a tempered glass side panel so you can show off its interiors. While our review unit did not include any RGB fans, the retail unit comes with a total of six RGB fans, as well as RGB lighting and a GPU for the Legion logo on the front.
Thanks to the perforated front panel, the case gets plenty of airflow. There’s a 360mm AIO liquid cooler on the front that draws fresh air and keeps the CPU well within range, while two 120mm fans are mounted on the top and one on the back to expel hot air.
The Legion Tower 7i delivers the best performance thanks to top hardware offerings from Intel and Nvidia. Lenovo has notably stepped up the processor class to Intel’s Core i9 series, and paired it with an RTX 4080 graphics card. Currently, you can only configure this machine with an Intel Core i9-13900KF processor, 32GB DDR5-5600 memory, and a 1TB NVMe SSD. Other important components include an 850-watt power supply, 2.5G Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.1 support.
In terms of performance, the Legion Tower 7i is exceptional. The Core i9-13900KF is one of the most powerful processors on the market today, which was evident in our benchmark testing. However, there is one concern that restricts CPU performance – out-of-the-box memory speed. Thankfully, there is an easy solution where you just have to go into the BIOS and switch to the correct frequencies.
Plus, you get the full potential of Nvidia’s RTX 4080 graphics. It may not be as powerful as the 4090, but it’s still a 4K capable GPU cyberpunk 2077 Averaged just above 60 frames per second (fps) at 4K with everything maxed out. Additionally, you get all the benefits of DLSS, including the latest generation that offers impressive frame generation technology. Essentially, you have the full power to play almost any AAA gaming title at the highest graphics settings.
Although the price of all this is close to $3,200, it’s important to know that a similarly configured desktop from Alienware will cost you at least $600 more. On the other hand, there’s the MSI Aegis RS 13, which is about $300 cheaper but comes with a lower-end processor. Lenovo also offers the Legion Tower 5i, which starts at $799 and is available in a variety of configurations, including Intel’s 13th-generation desktop processors along with RTX 30 and 40 series GPUs. If you prefer AMD, there is also the Legion Tower 5 series.