Lenovo Legion 5i (17″) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 2000GB SSD + up to 2000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 64GB
OS
Windows 10 Home, No OS
Dimensions
398.6 x 290 x 24.3 ~ 26.2 mm (15.69" x 11.42" x 0.96")
Weight
2.98 kg (6.6 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate
Ports and connectivity
  • 4x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • HDMI 2.0
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Ethernet LAN 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • Audio jack 3.5 Combo Jack
Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Harman Karbon
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slotKensington Lock

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Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

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Office Work - screen profile

Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

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Design and Gaming - screen profile

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

$4.97
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Health-Guard - screen profile

Health-Guard

THealth-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo Legion 5i (17") series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)
price
1400.00
performance

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo Legion 5i (17") series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Lenovo Legion 5i (17″) in-depth review

Ladies and gentlemen, today we have a prime contender for the crown in the budget 17-inch gaming segment. It is the Lenovo Legion 5i 17, where "i" stands for Intel. Indeed, it comes in two iterations - the one we have here, and an AMD-equipped one. And if your main purpose is gaming, the Intel one is probably the better option for now. You see, the Legion notebooks are getting better and better each year. They provide a very non-intrusive look, with adequate displays and quite the amount of [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Supports up to 64GB of DDR4 memory plus M.2 and 2.5-inch SATA storage
  • Very good performance and thermals
  • Lack of PWM (BOE NV173FHM-N47)
  • Covers 92% of sRGB and our Gaming and Web design profile improves the color accuracy (BOE NV173FHM-N47)
  • Has a very fine keyboard with huge Arrow keys
  • Good battery life
  • A total of 5 USB Ports, an SD card reader, and Wi-Fi 6 support

Cons

  • Lacks a Thunderbolt connection
  • All-plastic design, although the quality is pretty high

Inside Lenovo Legion 5i 17 - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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