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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo Legion 5 17" offers a larger screen and keyboard with a number pad which is good for productivity, but it's heavier and bulkier, making it less portable. The battery life is on the lower side. If gaming, 3D rendering or machine learning is your priority, its larger screen may offer an enhanced experience. On the other hand, the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" is much lighter and offers better battery life, making it more suitable for those who frequently carry their laptop around. Although it has a smaller screen, it still maintains powerful performance for gaming and engineering tasks. Both feature similar processors and graphics cards, but the Slim 7 comes with double the storage space. If portability, battery life, and storage are your top concerns, the Slim 7 is the better choice. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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General Use

7.2
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
7.7
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" and Lenovo Legion 5 17" are both good for general use, though the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" is somewhat better.

Screen Quality

7.3
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
7.7
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion 5 17" for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Battery

4.5 Hours
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
9.0 Hours
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" has 4.5 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 has 9 hours of battery life.

Portability

Poor
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
Good
17.3in
SIZE
15.6in
6.5 lbs
WEIGHT
4.1 lbs
1.0in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" has good portability, while the Lenovo Legion 5 17" has poor portability.
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Key similarities

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Gaming and 3D

7.4
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
7.4
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" and Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" are both good for gaming and 3D.

Engineering and Design

7.8
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
7.9
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" and Lenovo Legion 5 17" are both good for engineering and design.

Performance

8.0
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
7.9
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" and the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" have similar performance.

Build Quality

7.4
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
7.6
The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" and Lenovo Legion 5 17" both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,200
Legion 5 17"
Legion Slim 7 15.6"
$1,200
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The Lenovo Legion 5 17" has a price of $1,200 and the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" costs $1,200.

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How the Lenovo Legion 5 17" and the Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6" compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo Legion 5 17"Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"
Lenovo Legion 5 17"Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"

GENERAL

Price
$1,200
$1,200
Brand
LenovoLenovo
Release Date
January 10 2021January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 10 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.4'' x 1''14'' x 9.9'' x 0.69''
Weight
6.57 lbs4.19 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-11800HAMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Overall CPU Score
7.4/107.4/10
Graphics
RTX 3060 (130 W)RTX 3060 (100 W)
Overall GPU Score
8.5/107.7/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10801920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
7.4/107.7/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
7.3/107.8/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
7.4/107.6/10
Diagonal Size
17.3"15.6"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
42
USB-C ports
22
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
02
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
32

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.5 hours9 hours
Battery Capacity
80 wh71 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.6/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better BatteryLenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"
More portableLenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better for general useLenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"

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Lenovo Legion 5 17"

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Sebastian Bade | February 2022
"The Lenovo Legion 5 17 is a current-gen 17-inch gaming laptop and equipped with the latest AMD CPU and a powerful GPU, that manages to reach its full potential. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600H is a very good choice for this laptop and able to maintain its performance level for long periods of time. Our test model only falls behind consistently in a direct comparison with its competitors that are often equipped with eight cores and 16 threads. Despite this, the Legion 5 17 leaves an excellent impression and is almost able to keep up with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 mobile GPU in synthetic benchmarks."

Lenovo Legion Slim 7 15.6"

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Benjamin Herzig | November 2022
"The Lenovo Legion Slim 7 is a slim Legion notebook that is just as excellent with Nvidia & Intel. However, the Legion Slim 7i slightly sullied by lacklustre battery life. You get a slim aluminium chassis, great input devices, decent port selection, fast high-quality WQXGA display and great performance. Supporting Thunderbolt 4 is one advantage of the Intel/Nvidia model tested in this review. Moreover, this variant has slightly higher CPU performance as well as better GPU performance in certain applications (e.g. CUDA-based apps). The Lenovo Legion S7i is thin, premium and performant – but less efficient than its AMD counterpart."

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and 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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