Lenovo Legion Slim 5i

Lenovo Legion Slim 5i

Lenovo Legion Slim 5i

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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 5i is a midrange laptop with a solid combination of storage and memory, powered by an Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card. The battery capacity is decent, providing up to 7 hours of typical usage, and it sports a 16-inch IPS display with a high refresh rate for smooth visuals. It's about average in portability, weighing over 5 pounds, and includes a variety of ports including USB-C and HDMI. It offers good performance for general use, 3D rendering, machine learning, and engineering tasks. Its keyboard is backlit, and it's equipped with features like hardware ray tracing and DLSS for enhanced gaming experience. However, it may not be the lightest or thinnest option available. 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-resolution screen
  • Powerful main processor
  • Dedicated Nvidia graphics
  • Expandable RAM and storage
  • Includes backlit keyboard
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • Not the lightest laptop
  • No touchscreen
  • Moderate portability score

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 5i stands out as an engineering and design laptop due to its powerful Intel i7 processor, substantial RAM and storage space, along with a dedicated Nvidia RTX GPU that supports features like DLSS for enhanced graphics performance.
General Use:
4.4
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.4
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i excels in gaming and 3D thanks to its powerful Nvidia RTX 4060 graphics card which is crucial for rendering complex visuals smoothly. Additionally, the laptop's high screen refresh rate of 165 Hz allows for fluid motion and a more immersive experience in fast-paced gaming scenarios.
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
$1,200
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 10.3'' x 0.99''
Weight
5.29 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
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
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
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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