Today we’re looking at the Lenovo Legion 5i, a range of upper-midrange gaming laptops that have a starting price of £939.99 over on Lenovo’s website. Our specific model has an RTX 2060 6GB, 8GB RAM, Intel i5 10th Gen CPU and a 144Hz 1080p screen. Attractively priced under £1000 for this SKU, is it any good?
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- Our review model/part number: 81Y6005TUK
- Intel Core i5-10300H Quad Core Processor (2.50GHz, up to 4.50GHz with Turbo Boost, 4 Cores, 8MB Cache)
- 6″ Full HD IPS 144Hz 100% sRGB Screen
- Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
- 8GB DDR4 RAM 2933MHz SoDIMM
- 256GB M.2 NVMe SSD M.2 2280 (half size)
- Dedicated GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GDDR6 Graphics
- White LED backlit keyboard – full size layout
- 230W AC Adapter Slim
- 80Wh battery
- 4x USB-A 3.1 Gen 1
- 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1
- 1x Full size HDMI
- Webcam with privacy filter
- 363.06 mm x 259.61 mm x 22 mm
With a RTX 2060 (see the GPU-Z screenshot above), a 10th Gen i5 and an IPS 1080p screen with 144Hz this certainly looks like a gaming beast on paper, especially for the price. The 256GB SSD and 8GB RAM has us slightly concerned upon first glance but we’ll see how they hold up during out test results.
Lenovo are marketing this as a gaming laptop, which the specs portray, but we were surprised to see such an understated all black design. In our opinion it resembles a design more suited to a business user on first inspection, there’s not many contours or angles, no aggressive styling with a small Lenovo metal badge on the lid. Looking closer you see a very nice LEGION logo on the lid that is iridescent, that is a nice subtle touch that we like. From the base and sides, you get your first hints at the gaming beast hidden below, there’s four large exhaust vents and a massive drilled out intake on the base, with dust filter hiding two large intake fans.
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