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$1,192
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i offers a higher resolution screen, more storage, and slightly better performance for engineering, 3D rendering, and machine learning applications compared to the Legion Slim 5. In contrast, the Legion Slim 5 is less expensive and has a lower resolution display, which may result in more battery life but less crisp visuals. Both laptops share the same design, weight, and gaming capabilities, so your choice depends on whether you prioritize display quality and storage, or saving money and potentially gaining battery life. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Performance

8.3
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
8.4
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i performs better than the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 for gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

7.2
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
8.0
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i has a better screen than the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.6
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
7.9
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 are both good for general use.

Gaming and 3D

7.7
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
8.0
Although they have very similar scores, PerfectRec considers Lenovo Legion Slim 5i to be very good for gaming and 3D, while the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is good.

Engineering and Design

8.0
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
8.4
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i and Lenovo Legion Slim 5 are both very good for engineering and design.

Battery

7.0 Hours
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
7.0 Hours
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has 7 hours of battery life. The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i has 7 hours of battery life.

Portability

Fair
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
Fair
16.0in
SIZE
16.0in
5.2 lbs
WEIGHT
5.2 lbs
0.9in
THICKNESS
0.9in
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 and Lenovo Legion Slim 5i both have only fair portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

Build Quality

7.4
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
7.4
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 and Lenovo Legion Slim 5i both have good build quality.

Cost

$1,192
Legion Slim 5
Legion Slim 5i
$1,200
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$1,000

$1,200

$1,400

$1,600

$1,800

The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 has a price of $1,192 and the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i costs $1,200.

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How the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 and the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo Legion Slim 5Lenovo Legion Slim 5i
Lenovo Legion Slim 5Lenovo Legion Slim 5i

GENERAL

Price
$1,192
$1,200
Brand
LenovoLenovo
Release Date
January 05 2023January 05 2023
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''
Weight
5.29 lbs5.29 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HSIntel i7-13700H
Overall CPU Score
8.4/109.1/10
Graphics
RTX 4060 (125 W)RTX 4060 (125 W)
Overall GPU Score
9.4/109.4/10
RAM
16 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 12002560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
7.3/108/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
7.2/108/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
7.2/108/10
Diagonal Size
16"16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
22
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
22
USB-C Charging
YesYes
Display Outputs
33

BATTERY

Battery Life
7 hours7 hours
Battery Capacity
80 wh80 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
1080p1080p
Keyboard Quality Score
8.5/108.5/10
Fingerprint Reader
NoNo
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
7.4/107.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portable Roughly equal
Better for Gaming Roughly equal

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Lenovo Legion Slim 5

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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."

Lenovo Legion Slim 5i

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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."

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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