I am thoroughly enjoying being able to borrow and test laptops from the different brands available in the Philippines. This time, Lenovo Legion was so kind to lend me the Lenovo Legion 5Pi for this OMGluie Unboxing & First Impressions post!
Let’s get to it then! 🙂
Lenovo Legion 5Pi – Specs, Pricing, & Availability
The Lenovo Legion 5Pi was announced in June 2020 and was made available in stores by then. Check the list below of the following specs of the unit I was able to test:
- CPU: Intel Core i7-10750H (6C / 12T, 2.6 / 5.0GHz, 12MB)
- GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6
- OS: Windows 10 Home 64, English
- Memory: 1x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-2933
- Storage: 512GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe
- Display: 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) WVA 300nits Anti-glare, 144Hz, 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision
- Color: Iron Grey
The Legion 5Pi can be purchased for the price of Php 74,995 and the package comes with the Lenovo Legion M300 RGB Gaming Mouse!
You can probably check out your local Lenovo and Legion concept stores or authorized resellers if you want to see the Legion 5Pi in person. 🙂
Lenovo Legion 5Pi – Packaging & Features
Straightforward Box & Packaging
Unlike the Legion Y740Si, the Legion 5Pi’s packaging is even more “no-frills”. You simply open the box, lift the foam covers and it’s easy to fish the laptop out of its confines.
If you’re looking for some really fancy packaging, you won’t find it here. But what you get is a straight-forward, no nonsense way of bringing a powerful piece of equipment safely to you. 🙂
Unique White Backlit “Y” Logo
If there’s something that’ll really wow you about the Legion 5Pi’s chassis is the very eye-catching white backlit “Y” logo on the laptop’s lid.
On standby, the “Y” breathes like it has a life of its own and when plugged in, the whole unique logo lights up. It reminds me of those cool extraterrestrial logos you can spot in popular sci-fi films or series, haha!
Coldfront 2.0 Cooling System
The Lenovo Legion 5Pi also has the brand’s Coldfront 2.0 thermal cooling system. With vents located at the sides, back, and bottom of the lid, the laptop is poised to have better airflow to prevent its temperatures from getting too high.
Compared to the Legion Y740Si, the Legion 5Pi doesn’t heat up extremely noticeably on its keyboard. When playing games, the fans are not too loud or distracting, allowing for a better gaming experience that I’m sure most gamers will appreciate.
RGB LED TrueStrike Keyboard
I think the best part about turning on the Lenovo Legion 5Pi is the RGB keyboard that greets you when you first power it on.
The keyboard is pretty impressive and with its TrueStrike technology, the laptops boasts of 100% anti-ghosting and sub-millisecond response times, perfect for gamers who prefer to play FPS or competitive titles that don’t do well with any sort of lag.
And yes, the keyboard’s RGB lights ARE CUSTOMIZABLE. Just open up your Lenovo Vantage application that’s already pre-installed in the Legion 5Pi and you can easily create custom profiles according to your preference!
Lenovo Legion 5Pi – First Impressions & Gaming Experience
For me, the Legion 5Pi looks and feels really cool. Like you wanted to subtly brag that yes, you own a gaming laptop, and yes, it looks pretty freakin’ awesome.
The combo of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and 512GB M.2 SSD make for snappy performance, whether you’re simply browsing the web, working on documents, or battling it out in games like Genshin Impact.
I spent most of my time doing office work on the Legion 5Pi, alternating with playing Genshin Impact and trying not to wet the unit with my salty tears. Yeah, no Zhongli for me, LOL.
Even with a couple of hours of gaming, I can still press on the upper part of the keyboard comfortably. There is some heat and noise but nothing too terrible that it will make you stop playing altogether.
I also did not notice any significant frame drops, especially when I was plowing through batches of Hilichurls in Teyvat, HAHAHAHA. I wholly attribute this performance to the speed of the SSD where my game was installed and the subtle power of the 1650 Ti GPU.
If the Lenovo Legion 5Pi ticks all of your boxes, I’d say it’s a great choice. Not only does it perform very well, it also has a really sleek look and feel that not all gaming laptops can pull off.