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Legion Pro 5i
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Prestige 16 AI Evo
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Advantages of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i
  • Very good for gaming and AI
  • Very good keyboard
Advantages of the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo
  • Very good for general use
  • Very good for software development
  • Good portability
  • Very good battery life
  • Very good speakers

Key differences

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General Use

7.8
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
8.6
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2400
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
469.0 nits
DISPLAY BRIGHTNESS
362.0 nits
3.5 Hours
BATTERY LIFE
12.0 Hours
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
6.6/10
PORTABILITY SCORE
7.8/10
The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is very good for general use, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is good.

Gaming and AI

8.7
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
6.9
9.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2400
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
Yes
SUPPORTS DLSS
No
Yes
MUX SWITCH / ADVANCED OPTIMUS
No
6.5/10
FAN NOISE SCORE
7.0/10
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is very good for gaming and AI, while the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is only fair.

Engineering and Design

8.7
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
8.1
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
9.7/10
OVERALL GPU SCORE
2.6/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo are both very good for engineering and design, though the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is somewhat better.

Content Creation

8.0
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
8.6
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2400
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo and Lenovo Legion Pro 5i are both very good for content creation, though the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is somewhat better.

Software Development

7.8
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
8.6
9.9/10
OVERALL CPU SCORE
8.9/10
16.0 GB
RAM
32.0 GB
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2400
8.5/10
KEYBOARD QUALITY SCORE
7.5/10
The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is very good for software development, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i is good.

Screen Quality

8.7
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
8.4
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
2560 x 1600
RESOLUTION
3840 x 2400
IPS
DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY
OLED
240Hz
REFRESH RATE
60Hz
469.0 nits
BRIGHTNESS
362.0 nits
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has a better screen than the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo for gaming and AI, while the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo has a better screen for general use, engineering and design, content creation, and software development.

Battery

3.5 Hours
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
12.0 Hours
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has 3.5 hours of battery life. The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo has 12 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
Good
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
5.6 lbs
WEIGHT
3.3 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.7in
The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo has good portability, while the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has only fair portability.
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Key similarities

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Build Quality

7.4
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
7.4
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,450
Legion Pro 5i
Prestige 16 AI Evo
$1,449
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$500

$1,000

$1,500

$2,000

$2,500

The Lenovo Legion Pro 5i has a price of $1,450 and the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo costs $1,449.

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How the Lenovo Legion Pro 5i and the MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5iMSI Prestige 16 AI Evo
Lenovo Legion Pro 5iMSI Prestige 16 AI Evo

GENERAL

Price
$1,450
$1,449
Release Date
March 1, 2023December 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.3'' x 10.3'' x 0.97''14.1'' x 10'' x 0.75''
Weight
5.6 lbs3.31 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i9-13900HXIntel Core Ultra 7 155H
Graphics
RTX 4070 (140 W)Arc 8-Cores
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
YesNo
RAM
16 GB32 GB
DDR Memory Version
55

BATTERY

Battery Life
3.5 Hours12 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh99.9 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"16"
Display Technology
IPSOLED
Resolution
2560 x 16003840 x 2400
Refresh Rate
240Hz60Hz
Display Brightness
469 nits362 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Portability Score
6.6/107.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
YesNo
Fan Noise Score
6.5/107/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGBWhite
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/107.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
7/108.8/10
Webcam
1080p1080p
Fingerprint Reader
NoYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes
Number Pad
YesYes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
41
USB-C ports
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33
Thunderbolt Version
N/A4

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Lenovo Legion Pro 5i

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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."

MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo

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LaptopMag

Mark Anthony Ramirez | December 2023
"The MSI Prestige 16 AI Evo is meant to be a business-focused laptop, but it ends up being the MacBook challenger PC laptop enthusiasts have longed for. Not only can it meet and, in many cases, surpass the M2-powered MacBooks, but it is also surpassing the baseline M3 MacBooks, which is a giant leap forward for Intel-powered laptops. This isn’t hyperbole; this is what the numbers show."

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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.

About MSI

MSI, also known as Micro-Star International, is a Taiwanese technology corporation. MSI is known for their wide range of gaming devices. Their series include the entry-level Cyborg/Thin and Sword/Katana series, the mid-range Bravo/Delta and Crosshair/Pulse series, and their high-end Vector, Raider, Stealth, and Titan GT series. At every performance level, MSI offers a variety of devices with varying balances between performance, battery life, weight, and price, making them a solid option to consider at every price point.

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