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Lenovo Legion 5i Review Rundown

LenovoPublished on 22 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Overview

Neoscore* 0%
Pros**
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Good battery life
Cons**
  • Lackluster webcam
  • Middling overall performance

Summary

Lenovo Legion 5i 15 features a clean, minimalist design, the Legion 5i pairs latest 10th Generation Intel Core i7 H-Series processors and up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Graphics, all thermally tuned via Legion Coldfront 2.0.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

laptopmag[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 63%
Reviewers from laptopmag have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Legion 5i is a budget-friendly, minimalistic laptop that is perfect for folks who get down to business in the morning and enjoy PC gaming at night. The camera quality is less-than-impressive — it has plenty of visual noise and poor color rendering. Running on Windows 10 Home, this laptop does come with some bloatware, including Candy Crush Friends and Farm Heroes Saga.
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Pros[**]
  • Sleek, minimalist design
  • Bright, colorful display
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre battery life
  • Dim display

pcmag[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Legion 5i is a smart refinement of last year's new Legion gaming laptops. It's not the lightest or most exciting design, but it's well-made and includes some advanced features. The laptop's not quite an Editors' Choice, as the Asus ROG G14 offers an unbeatable value.
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Pros[**]
  • Solid 1080p gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre webcam placement

techradar[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 70%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Lenovo Legion 5i is a fairly standard-looking laptop - this isn't one from the likes of Razer with iconic features and colors. The finish feels premium and everything is very well laid out. The keyboard lights up for those who want a little flair - giving you white and RGB backlight options - but the otherwise more subdued approach means this is a gaming laptop you wouldn't be embarrassed to take into the office.
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Pros[**]
  • Decent gaming performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons[**]
  • Short battery life
  • Poor webcam

theverge[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 72%
Reviewers from theverge have found the following[***]:
The Legion 5i is one of the few all-plastic laptops that doesn't creak when I lift up, or adjust, the screen. Outside of gaming, this configuration with 16GB of RAM has no issue running a swath of my most-used applications. The components here make for decent export speeds if you use Adobe Premiere Pro for video production.
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Pros[**]
  • Fast 144Hz refresh rate
  • Solid gaming performance
  • Solid build quality
Cons[**]
  • No SD card reader
  • No Thunderbolt 3

tomshardware[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 69%
Reviewers from tomshardware have found the following[***]:
The Lenovo Legion 5i is a convenient, powerful and easy-to-use laptop. It's not the thickest and heaviest, though, as that title belongs to the AMD-powered TUF A15. Lenovo Vantage consolidates Lenovo's previous companion, settings and account portal apps into one program. If you're willing to tinker with its Optimus settings, you can get the most out of it.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 144 Hz G-Sync display
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Good battery life
Cons[**]
  • Lackluster performance

References

1. ^ Lenovo Legion 5i (15-inch) review. laptopmag. 2020-07-11 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Lenovo Legion 5i Review. pcmag. 2020-07-31 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Lenovo Legion 5i review. techradar. 2021-03-16 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ Lenovo Legion 5i Review: Screen Saver. tomshardware. 2020-08-10 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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