Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/3D: Very Good8.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.6/10
BATTERY: Poor5.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Very Good8.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.6/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro is a midrange-priced laptop with a strong Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics, which makes it well-suited for gaming and engineering tasks that require powerful performance. It comes with a sizable amount of storage and memory, an 80 WHr battery that provides moderate battery life, and has a 16-inch IPS display with high resolution and refresh rate that is great for both work and play, but it is not touchscreen. Weighing over 5 pounds, it is less portable than lighter laptops. It features a full array of ports including USB-C and Ethernet, a backlit keyboard with a number pad, and hardware ray tracing and DLSS for enhanced gaming and content creation, but it lacks premium features like facial recognition. Released in March 2023, it's a suitable choice if you need robust performance for intensive tasks and can manage with its moderate portability and battery life. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High performance CPU and GPU
  • Large, high-refresh-rate screen
  • High-quality keyboard and build
  • Good heat management
  • Ample RAM and storage
Cons
  • Below average battery life
  • Not very portable
  • Higher weight

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.5
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software engineering, graphic design, photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is very good for gaming and 3D because it features a powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU that can handle demanding graphics tasks, and it boasts a high screen refresh rate of 165 Hz for smooth, responsive gameplay and fluid motion in 3D applications. The laptop's capable CPU also contributes to overall performance, and while screen quality is somewhat important, the high refresh rate is particularly beneficial for gaming scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
General Use:
4.2
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is equipped with a high-quality CPU and ample RAM, which ensures smooth performance for various applications, making it suitable for general use. Its screen provides good color coverage and brightness, enhancing the visual experience for daily tasks and multimedia consumption.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Portability:
3.6
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,250
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 03 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.97''
Weight
5.6 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700HX
Overall CPU Score
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9.7/10
Graphics
RTX 4060 (140 W)
Overall GPU Score
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9.5/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
2560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
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8.1/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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8.1/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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8.1/10
Diagonal Size
16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
4
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 hours
Battery Capacity
80 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
No
Number Pad
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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PCMag

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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