Lenovo Legion Slim 5

Lenovo Legion Slim 5

Lenovo Legion Slim 5

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.9/10
GAMING/AI: Very Good8.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.8/10
CONTENT CREATION: Very Good8.0/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.9/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.5/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is marketed at a midrange price with a 16-inch IPS display that doesn't support touch but has a high refresh rate, making it good for fast motion which can appeal to gamers. It has a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 main processor and Nvidia RTX graphics, making it suitable for engineering, 3D rendering, machine learning, and intensive gaming. With 16GB of RAM and 1024GB of storage, it's well-equipped for general use and demanding tasks. It's fairly portable despite being a larger gaming laptop, and it has a solid battery life for typical usage. This laptop also offers an array of ports, including USB-C charging and HDMI, a backlit keyboard, and is equipped with hardware ray tracing and DLSS technologies. It's expected to handle heat well, has a very good keyboard and webcam but is heavier than ultrabooks, which could be a downside for those who prioritize lightweight devices. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • High-performance AMD Ryzen processor
  • Powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 GPU
  • Large 16-inch display with high resolution
  • Comfortable backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good heat management and build quality
Cons
  • Not the most portable at over 5 pounds
  • Brightness and color coverage could be better
  • No touchscreen options
  • Lacks Thunderbolt and USB4 support

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
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is equipped with a robust processor and high-quality GPU, enhancing its capability to handle complex engineering and design software with ease. It also showcases a high-resolution, color-accurate screen that benefits detailed visual work, but the laptop's moderate portability score suggests it's a bit heavier and not as slim, impacting its ease of transport.
General Use:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is equipped with a capable AMD Ryzen processor and adequate RAM for smooth multitasking, making it suitable for general use. Its IPS screen provides good color accuracy and its moderate weight combined with a fair battery life offers a balance between performance and portability.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
Content Creation:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for 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.
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.
Software Development:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. 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.
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.
Battery Life:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
3.7
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
$970
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''
Weight
5.29 lbs
Width
14.16"
Depth
10.25"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7840HS
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5
RAM Slots
2
Storage
1024 GB

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
165Hz
Display Brightness
343 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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6.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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PCMag

Mark Knapp | August 2023
"The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 acknowledges that a gaming laptop doesn’t have to be as thick as possible and can still ensure adequate cooling when the muscles need flexing. To this end, in the Slim 5 Gen 8, it finds a neat balance of refined, trimmed-down design that still lets its internals cruise (even above their max power ratings). Lenovo then added in some high-end build quality with an altogether excellent keyboard that’s useful for both work and play."

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