Hello everyone! Welcome back to another OMGluie unboxing and first impressions post! This time, we’re taking a look at the Lenovo Legion 5i (Gen 7)!
Let’s check out the specs, price, and what I think of playing games on this really, sleek device! 🙂
Lenovo Legion 5i (Gen 7) – Specs, Pricing, & Availability
Before we get to unboxing, here are the technical specifications of the Lenovo Legion 5i.
- CPU: Up to Intel 12th Generation Core i7-12700H processor
- GPU: Up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti
- OS: Windows 11
- Memory: Up to 32GB DDR5-4800
- Storage: Up to 2TB PCIe SSD Gen4
- Display: 15.6″ WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS, 165Hz refresh rate
- Dimensions: 19.9mm x 358.8mm x 262.4mm
- Color: Storm Grey
In terms of pricing, according to the Lenovo website, the Legion 5i price starts at Php 95,990.60. Of course, the cost will go up if you go for a model with higher specs, haha! 🙂
Lenovo Legion 5i (Gen 7) – Packaging & Features
If you’ve seen my other Lenovo unboxing posts, you’d know that taking this baby out of the box is very straightforward and easy. This is great if you’re impatient like me, and just want to set up your device right away.
What I like the most about unboxing both Lenovo and Legion products is that though they don’t have a flashy way of packaging their laptops, they still make sure it gets home to you safe and sound. This is done through ample foam cushioning, so you don’t have to worry about damage, especially if you’re getting the device delivered. 🙂
The only things that you take out of the box are the laptop and adapter. Like I said, simple and easy, haha!
Thinner and Lighter Frame
The Legion 5i has been redesigned with a thinner and lighter frame. It weighs around 2.4kg so it won’t hurt your back while you’re lugging it around, and it still offers that hint of “cool” when you pull it out of your backpack.
The new Legion logo is also placed in a more inconspicuous position on the top lid, giving off that subtle flex for those who are familiar with it. This is great for those who want a powerful gaming machine without being over-the-top.
Vibrant 15.6” WQHD Screen
The Legion 5i also boasts of an excellent 15.6″ WQHD screen with 16:9 ratio. The display can go up to 165hz, depending on the model purchased, so it’s really good for both entertainment and productive processes like content creation.
And speaking of productivity, there are several ports on both sides and at the back of the device. Though I’m not used to plugging in laptops from the back, this is actually great for those who prefer to keep cables neat, tidy, and out of the way.
The Fun Legion TrueStrike Gaming Keyboard
Though an RGB keyboard is something that most gamers are probably sick of, I was actually quite impressed by the one placed on the Legion 5i. The Legion TrueStrike Gaming Keyboard is always fun to play around with. The colors are vibrant, and there is a lot you can customize, too.
For those who are skeptical about gaming on a laptop, especially those who particularly like FPS titles, the keyboard has 100% N-Key Rollover or Anti-ghosting technology. So, you don’t really have to worry about input lag.
Also, I noticed that even if the device was heating up while gaming, the keyboard still remained cool to the touch. That was pretty nifty, haha!
Lenovo Legion 5i (Gen 7)– First Impressions & Gaming Experience
I’m sure you’re quite curious about how it’s like to game on the Lenovo Legion 5i, so, here are my honest comments about the laptop!
For full disclosure, the unit that was given to me had the following specs – 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H, NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060, and 16GB RAM. I used the laptop for both work and gaming. And the games I used to test were Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and the early access of My Time at Sandrock. 🙂
Though My Time at Sandrock is still in Steam Early Access, the game is already pretty expansive. The visuals are in 3D and there’s a mix of dungeon-crawling, action-adventure, and life sim elements. It always had 50-75 FPS and the device’s temps went from 68-88 degrees.
For Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, I was actually pretty impressed by the Legion 5i’s performance. The temperature wasn’t crazy high and remained at around 70-90 degrees during the thick of the hunt. The game also maintained 70-80+ FPS while I was online and hunting with other players.
Though the Legion 5i performed well most of the time, there were a couple of issues I experienced while testing the device out. The device was slow, super laggy when I first started it up, and this was due to all the Windows and NVIDIA updates needed to make sure it would run smoothly. So, lesson learned, you need to update your device before using it!
I also experienced the black screen of death on the Legion 5i. Sometimes, when I would try to turn it on, the laptop’s screen would remain dark while everything else powered up. If you encounter this problem, you just need to unplug and drain all power from the laptop. But still, I thought I broke the review unit, HAHA, I was so scared! XD
Anyway, despite the hiccups that I experienced, I still consider the Legion 5i as a pretty good gaming machine, especially if you have the budget. If you’re in the market for a nice 15″ gaming laptop with pretty powerful specs, you may want to add this to your wishlist. 🙂
To know more about the Lenovo Legion 5i, you can check out their official website!