Lenovo Legion 5i  Review


The display of the Legion 5i is where it falls short. The standard model's 15.6-inch display is poorly adjusted, with colours that seem flat and washed out and a brightness of 250 nits that feels insufficient for playing feature-rich games in a bright setting.

The Legion 5i's keyboard has a pleasing journey with rapid actuation and instant feedback, making it ideal for producing long essays and striking those quick gaming keystrokes. However, the trackpad might have been much larger and better.

With everything maxed up, eSports titles like Valorant, FIFA 21, Apex Legends, and others operate at above 100 FPS.  Richer games, such as Watchdogs: Legion and Forza Horizon 4, were unable to surpass the 100 FPS barrier.

The Legion 5i improves on last year's performance, but it falls short of competitors in simulated benchmarks. Surprisingly, the Legion 5i does not become hot on the outside, which is a significant benefit.

The Legion 5i has a 60Whr battery, and you won't be able to squeeze out the best performance on standby battery. We only got three hours of non-gaming usage, which is extremely disappointing in 2021.

The Legion 5i has a lot going for it, but it lacks a few key features that prevent it from becoming the finest budget gaming laptop of the year.

Review Score - 6.5