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Advantages of the Gigabyte A5
  • Good portability
  • Good battery life
  • Very good speakers
Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i
  • Very good for engineering and design
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good keyboard

Key differences

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Gaming and AI

7.5
A5
Legion Pro 5i
8.1
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
Yes
No
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
Yes
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
6.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is very good for gaming and AI, while the Gigabyte A5 is good.

Screen Quality

8.0
A5
Legion Pro 5i
8.1
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
165Hz
325.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
368.0 nits
The Gigabyte A5 has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i for gaming and AI, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has a better screen for general use, engineering and design, and content creation.

Battery

6.5 Hours
A5
Legion Pro 5i
3.5 Hours
The Gigabyte A5 has 6.5 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has 3.5 hours of battery life.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.7
A5
Legion Pro 5i
7.5
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
325.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
368.0 nits
6.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
3.5 Hours
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
7.0/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
6.6/10
The Gigabyte A5 and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i are both good for general use.

Engineering and Design

7.9
A5
Legion Pro 5i
8.4
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
8.0/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
9.5/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo Legion Pro 5i to be very good for engineering and design, while the Gigabyte A5 is good.

Content Creation

7.7
A5
Legion Pro 5i
7.7
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
IPS
The Gigabyte A5 and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i are both good for content creation.

Software Development

7.3
A5
Legion Pro 5i
7.6
7.4/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
9.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
16.0 GB
1920 x 1080
RESOLUTION
2560 x 1600
7.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
8.5/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Gigabyte A5 are both good for software development.

Portability

Good
A5
Legion Pro 5i
Fair
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
4.6 lbs
WEIGHT
5.6 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.9in
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Gigabyte A5 to have good portability, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.2
A5
Legion Pro 5i
7.4
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and Gigabyte A5 both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,250
A5
Legion Pro 5i
$1,264
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$600

$800

$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

$2,000

The Gigabyte A5 has a price of $1,250 and the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i costs $1,264.

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How the Gigabyte A5 and the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Gigabyte A5Lenovo Legion Pro 5i
Gigabyte A5Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

GENERAL

Price
$1,250
$1,264
Release Date
February 1, 2022March 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.2'' x 1''14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.97''
Weight
4.68 lbs5.6 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800HIntel i7-13700HX
Graphics
RTX 3060 (130 W)RTX 4060 (140 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
NoYes
RAM
16 GB16 GB
DDR Memory Version
45

BATTERY

Battery Life
6.5 Hours3.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
49 Wh80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"16"
Display Technology
IPSIPS
Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
240Hz165Hz
Display Brightness
325 nits368 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.2/107.4/10
Portability Score
7/106.6/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesYes
Fan Noise Score
6.5/106.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
15 Color LEDRGB
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
7.5/108.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
8/107/10
Webcam
720p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
34
USB-C ports
12
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Ports
00

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Gigabyte A5

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Florian Glaser | September 2022
"Ignoring price, the Gigabyte A5 has a hard time against the similarly fast competition. Besides the loud noise in 3D mode (performance mode), the high temperature development of the components should be mentioned on the downside. Despite the relatively thick case, the laptop gets very warm and loud under load, which does not exactly speak for the cooling system. The plastic surfaces look rather cheap and also tend to rattle. In most other disciplines - be it the input devices, the screen, the connectivity or the battery runtime - the Gigabyte laptop does not stand out from the crowd, neither positively nor negatively. However, those who primarily pay attention to the price-performance ratio will get a pretty good offer with the Gigabyte A5."

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

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Brian Westover | August 2023
"The midpriced Lenovo Legion Pro 5i Gen 8 follows some of our favorite gaming machines, including last year's model and the higher-end Legion Pro 7i Gen 8 tested earlier this year. But pedigree doesn't count for much in the computer world, and gaming laptops require a certain level of power and graphics performance to justify their prices. The Pro 5i Gen 8 just doesn't do that, offering middling CPU and GPU performance rather than the sort of muscle that would make it a great value."

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About Gigabyte

Gigabyte is a Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer. While Gigabyte mainly focuses its business on desktop hardware, Gigabyte is known for its value-oriented G series laptops, thin and light Aero series, and performance-oriented Aorus series. Gigabyte laptops offer a strong value proposition to compete with mainstream alternatives.

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and one of the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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