Lenovo Legion 7000K Mobile On Desktop Featuring Up To Core i9-14900HX CPU Is Now Available Starting At $1300

Lenovo has launched its first desktop using a mobile platform, dubbed Mobile on Desktop (MoDT). This hybrid system has been employed by Chinese companies for several years, mainly by smaller brands lacking official Intel partnerships. As the largest PC manufacturer in China, Lenovo indeed has a partnership with Intel. This indicates that Intel is now officially endorsing these unconventional configurations, suggesting a potential increase in similar systems in the future.


The Legion 7000K is built on Intel’s 14th Gen Core Raptor Lake-Refresh architecture, utilizing two specific SKUs: the Core i9-14900HX with 24 cores and the Core i7-14650HX with 16 cores. The Core i9-14900HX can boost up to 5.8 GHz and reportedly supports a TDP of up to 190W, while the Core i7-14650HX can reach speeds of 5.2 GHz and supports a TDP of up to 160W.


These setups feature a specialized desktop motherboard with the CPU pre-installed and non-upgradable. Lenovo asserts that the absence of an Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) is beneficial, as some enthusiasts already perform delidding on traditional desktop CPUs. The cooler is purportedly capable of dissipating up to 190W of power, while the CPU can reportedly be unlocked to handle up to 253W.


Lenovo has released some benchmark results indicating that the 14650HX outperforms the 14700F or 14600K in multi-core Cinebench R23 tests, while the 14900HX surpasses the 14900KF and 14700KF when running Intel Baseline profiles.


While this system offers various desktop GPU options, it does not include versions featuring the RTX 4080/4090, which are currently exclusive to the full desktop platform featuring up to the i9-14900K CPU. Available options include the RTX 4070 Ti SUPER, RTX 4070 SUPER, RTX 4060 Ti, and RTX 4060 models, with prices ranging from $1303 to $2356. However, it’s worth noting that despite its performance, the system comes at a relatively high cost, somewhat undermining the original idea.

Source: LENOVO