Lenovo Legion Pro 5i review (i7, RTX 4060 model)


  1. NikoB

    November 4, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    In fact, today there are only two gaming systems – with the 7945HX and everything else. The 7945HX is literally 1.5 times faster than this Intel processor while consuming significantly less. This means less heating, more PL1 in games only for it and higher speed when paired with discrete, and more power can be given to it in the system.

    As I already wrote, in the Legion 2023 models Lenovo deliberately checked the downgrade of everything possible. The case is plastic, as opposed to metal in 2021-2022. There is no TB4/USB40, although previously it was in all 2022 models, regardless of the discrete chip, and now even in L7, only with 4080/4090, which is simply paradoxical – after all, owners of weaker video chips will need a TB4/USB port with an external eGPU, right? Where is the logic and rationality, Lenovo?
    And RJ45 port only obsolete 1Gbps (from 1999 year!), but in 2022 models – 2.5Gbps (L7)…

    The screen will again produce a cloudy picture in 4k and fhd resolution, in any software that does not support DLSS, and these are all video players and all videos on YouTube and other streaming platforms and movies/series. When will it finally be 4k@120-144Hz/DCI-P3 99%+, with eDP2.0+, Lenovo, even the top-end L9, which I predicted first a year ago on all forums, has a shameful 2.5K screen instead of a 4K screen and 18".

    Unfortunately, as unpleasant as it is, we have to admit that in 2023 Lenovo has nothing to offer customers with an optimal balance of price and characteristics, except for Chinese models with the 7945HX. And Asus is increasingly stepping on their heels, although it is also screwing up quite a bit – for some reason spoiling the keyboards in 18" models compared to 17.3 models (and making leapfrogs with 16:10 and 16:9 screens) and leaving no choice with AMD – only Intel, as paradoxical as it may seem.

    There are no optimal laptops on the market in 2023. Not at all. Universal. Optimal for a classic keyboard, a large 16:10 17.3-18" screen with 4k resolution, with a normal set of ports (some of which are built into the AMD/Intel SoC and the buyer paid for all this as part of the processor, but intentionally, for marketing reasons, although the conclusion outside costs a penny, is not displayed by laptop manufacturers), correctly balanced for both right-handers and left-handers. Everywhere you look there are a bunch of shortcomings and flaws, clearly made intentionally.

    The 2022 models from Lenovo look much more balanced, especially taking into account the real price at seasonal sales, but against the backdrop of a 2x increase in performance with SoC 7845/7945HX, they are simply outdated. But again, once again, they are trying to sell us hot and slow Intel at 10nm++++++++++. At the same time, the superiority of Intel (which has its own factories) in sales compared to AMD is still 5:1, as shown by real financial statistics from both. Manufacturers simply have nowhere to order sufficient quantities of SoC from AMD – they simply are not on the market, AMD cannot meet demand at optimal prices, in the end, manufacturers still make models from Intel, because there are plenty of their processors on the market…

    I hope that 2024 will give us hope, at least for more optimal models and adequate prices. And we will finally see universal models for work and entertainment at home, with 18" 4K screens (on LG Black IPS with an A-TW polarizer that eliminates Glow defects), classic keyboards with long key travel from 1.8mm and a normal set of ports convenient for both right-handers and left-handers and wide upgrade possibilities.

  2. Ahmet

    November 13, 2023 at 1:00 am

    Asus rog strix g16 gives 120W GPU power with 38 dB.
    You should try this with custom mode from the vantage program for Lenovo devices.
    gpu 100-120w. and cpu 30w (13700hx like)
    and can you lower the fan noise from the special fan setting and share the temperatures?
    Maybe it gives higher fps when it's quieter.
    compare it to rog strix's performance mode.
    Sorry for my bad English, I'm using translation.
    Your site is very useful, thank you.

    • Andrei Girbea

      November 13, 2023 at 4:22 pm

      sry, I don't have this around anymore for other tests. The Balanced mode should compare to Performance mode on the Strix, although the settings are not quite the same. You'll have to run those tweaks on Custom mode on the Pro 5i yourself, if you decide to get the laptop

  3. Ahmet

    November 13, 2023 at 1:05 am

    Let me know if you want to try the private mode. I wait for you. If you are not going to do this (you don't have Legion), tell me and I will buy a laptop without waiting.
    Please reply to this comment.

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