When online gaming is everything, you need the right equipment to stay competitive. This usually means the latest and greatest processor, a plethora of RAM, a big screen, decent audio, and an excellent battery. The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro gaming laptop not only checks all these boxes and then some, but it possibly offers the best possible way to stay competitive and never miss a shot!
With a stealthy storm grey appearance paired with 4 zone RGB lights, HDMI port, and the latest USB A & C connectivity plus a robust all aluminum construction, the 5i Pro seemingly walks the line between business powerhouse and gamers’ dream. It is paired with a massive 16-inch IPS display with a WQXGA (2,560 x 1,600) resolution and variable refresh rate meaning it can scale from its default 165Hz refresh rate up to 240Hz as needed with more graphic-intensive games. It is also HDR compatible and supports NVIDIA® G-Sync, Dolby Vision™, and VESA Display HDR™ 400 support. It is also impressively vibrant, colorful, and color accurate and with Lenovo’s own Nahimic 3D Audio engine for gamers, vision and sound seemingly come together to elevate and create an immersive gaming experience. We are also big fans of the keyboard on the 5i Pro, the TrueStrike Keyboard as the company calls it, features innovative soft-landing switches that deliver deeper strokes with equal force on every strike. This translated into precise, faster, and more satisfying keystrokes.
Powering all of this is the 11th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-11800H Processor with up to 4.60 GHz with Turbo Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, and a 24 MB Cache. This is paired with 16 GB or 32 GB of DDR4 RAM and two massive terabytes of storage. Wireless connectivity fits the Laptop’s Intel Evo certification at Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.1 as well. It feels like Lenovo has created the Swiss Army knife here of gaming laptops because performance-wise, the 5i Pro has been very impressive, being a solid performer in productivity, creative applications, and core gaming tasks.
The 5i Pro also stayed stone cold during our intensive performance testing which included a lot of gaming! Featuring their Legion Coldfront 3.0 technology with an intelligent intake system, turbo-charged dual fan design, thermal intake vents underneath keyboard switches for more airflow, and quad channel exhaust system with improved thermal fins, this AI-optimized system handled the most demanding titles for next-gen performance with no framerate drops or stutters even at QHD resolution. Speaking of Lenovo’s AI integration, their very clever auto-optimization mode intelligently identifies your game launches and optimizes system performances with dynamic CPU/GPU power distribution to deliver you the best possible performance and it works incredibly well.
Finally, is the battery, the Legion 5i Pro features a 4 Cell Li-Polymer 80Wh which delivered a respectable 8 hours of video playback or 4-5 hours of intensive gaming. Lastly, the cherry on top must be the inclusion of three months of Xbox Game Pass-including EA Play with every purchase which allows you to play over 100+ high-quality games right out of the box.
To conclude, we are big fans of Lenovo’s Legion series of high-performing gaming laptops. They deliver the latest specs, excellent performance, and an enjoyable way to play your favorite games. For this reason, we have no problem recommending this as the laptop to buy if you want to stay ahead of the game!
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