Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16″ Intel, Gen 6) – disassembly and upgrade options

Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16″ Intel, Gen 6) is a good laptop that comes with a decent amount of upgrade options and capable cooling. In this article, we’ll show you how to disassemble the machine.

Check out all Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16″ Intel, Gen 6) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

For removing the bottom panel, you have to undo 10 Phillips-head screws and then you can pop up the bottom plate with a plastic pry tool.


2. Battery

The battery has a capacity of 80Wh – it seems normal for a powerful laptop like this one.


3. Мemory and storage

When it comes to upgradability options, this Lenovo notebook doesn’t disappoint. It has two M.2 PCIe x4 slots for fast NVMe drives. In terms of RAM, it offers two SODIMM slots – so, no soldered memory here, which is great.


4. Cooling system

As you can see, the cooling solution is massive and it literally covers almost half of the internals of the laptop. There are four heat pipes – two of them are solely cooling the CPU and GPU, another one is shared between them, and the last heat pipe is cooling the video memory chips.

Check out all Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16″ Intel, Gen 6) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro / 5i Pro (16″ Intel, 2021) in-depth review

When we reviewed the AMD variant of Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (16″) we concluded that it's a solid device. This time we'll examine the performance of the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16″) - this one got the same chassis as its sibling, but the word "i" in the name reminds us that we have an Intel-based device. That's right, this series can be configured with Intel Tiger Lake H45. This is a breath of fresh air because these CPUs are more refined and powerful compared to the 10th-gen Comet Lake chips. The AMD-based Legion 5 Pro (16″) can be configured with the latest Zen 3 CPUs that are fast and eff[...]

Pros

  • GPU variant with high TGPs
  • Strong aluminum chassis
  • 2x M.2 PCIe slots, 2x RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel, Wi-Fi 6
  • Decent CPU/GPU thermals and clocks during gaming
  • Covers 98% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile MNG007DA1-6 (CSO1606))
  • Fast panel with quick response times MNG007DA1-6 (CSO1606))
  • High resolution and high maximum brightness MNG007DA1-6 (CSO1606))
  • Rich in ports I/O
  • Great input devices

Cons

  • No SD card slot
  • Hot shell under stress
  • A bit noisy during load
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