Lenovo Legion Slim 5

Lenovo Legion Slim 5

Lenovo Legion Slim 5

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.8/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Fair6.7/10
BATTERY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.1/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.4/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 offers a good balance for general use and more demanding tasks like gaming or engineering. It has a large screen with a high refresh rate for smooth visuals, but its resolution is standard, not ultra-high. For gaming or creative applications, the Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics should provide solid performance. The battery life is adequate for daily tasks but may drain quickly during intensive use. It is relatively light for its size, enhancing portability but still on the heavier side. With its gaming-oriented features and moderate price, it can be a good fit for work and play. 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.








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Pros
  • Lightweight and slim design
  • High refresh rate display
  • Robust graphics card
  • Good heat management
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Moderate portability
  • Limited USB-C ports
  • No facial recognition

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:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is equipped with a powerful AMD Ryzen CPU and Nvidia RTX GPU, along with ample RAM, making it highly capable for demanding engineering and design tasks. Additionally, the screen quality is bolstered by its IPS panel and high contrast ratio, providing clear and vibrant visuals necessary for precise work.
General Use:
4.3
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is well-suited for general use because it combines a capable CPU and a substantial amount of RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and good performance for everyday tasks. Additionally, its high-quality screen with wide color coverage enhances the visual experience, and its moderate weight paired with fair battery life balances portability and usage duration.
Gaming & AI:
4.3
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is good for gaming and 3D because it is equipped with a robust Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card that excels in rendering graphics smoothly and an IPS display with a high refresh rate of 144Hz, which ensures more fluid motion in fast-paced games and 3D applications. The display's resolution of 1920 x 1200 provides a decent screen quality for sharp visuals important for gaming and graphic work.
Software Development:
4.2
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.
Content Creation:
4.2
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.
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.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.1
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.
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
$1,000
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''
Weight
5.29 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS
Graphics
RTX 4060 (125 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1200
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
300 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
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
RGB
Warranty Period
1 year

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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