Because we are an enthusiast oriented website, and enthusiasts usually enjoy building their own system, we sometimes tend to overlook branded desktops. After all, we’ve dedicated 5 reviews to Legion notebooks this year, but we haven’t tested a Legion desktop since 2019. In fact, we’ve only tested two desktop systems in the last two years, one of which was built by a local enthusiast integrator, with custom loop watercooling, and the other being the subject we are using for a modding competition.
So, as I said, most of us prefer to build our own PC. In fact, this is one of the reasons we upgrade to a new PC… to build it the way we want it. And yet, maybe some people don’t have time for that… or maybe they don’t know how… Or, especially nowadays, maybe they can’t find the right components in stock.
For example, DDR5 memory is still very hard to come by in most stores, and RTX 3080Ti is available for prices that could make even an RTX 3090 blush. So now might be a pretty good time to buy a branded system, don’t you think? And Lenovo Legion T7 34IAZ7 is definitely one of the options you should look out for, when it hits the shelves. Because it’s not only one of the most powerful desktop systems I’ve ever tested, but also one of the most balanced, well-configured and carefully built branded systems I’ve ever tested.
And I say this because Lenovo used a spacious, good looking enclosure, with a well-thought airflow, a PSU perfectly sized for the needs of the system, a fast SSD, and a cooling system capable of handling the Alder Lake beast. Last but not least, we are dealing with the most powerful Intel CPU available at the moment, one of the most powerful graphics cards of the moment, as well as 64GB DDR5, which is more than enough for most users.
And a modern platform also means modern connectivity, like 2.5Gbe LAN, Wi-Fi 6E and USB 3.2 Gen 2 × 2. Basically, as I said earlier in this review, the only downsides are the lack of a modern audio codec, respectively the lack of a USB-C connector on the front panel. And I would also like to add, the lack of an XMP option in BIOS – our RAM is DDR5 4800, but without an XMP option to turn on, it runs at DDR5 4000.
Of course, we are talking about a high-end, powerful desktop, so the price for the configuration we tested will be around ~ 3000 Euro + VAT, depending on country, once Legion T7 34IAZ7 hits the stores. And with most RTX 3080Ti being sold right now for 2000 Euros, that means Lenovo Legion T7 34IAZ7 has an unbeatable value for money, which is why we look forward to see it in stores. Especially since there will also be configurations with 12700K and RTX 3060Ti, for those who need a more price friendly option.