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The Lenovo Legion 5i Review

· 2 min read

So far it has been working well! Everything is silky smooth and functional.

Test Checklist

I'd suggest checking out a few items that didn't really work propoerly on this legion 5i

  • Lenovo Vantage application: always crashed upon opening. I had to reinstall it to get it working again. This issue is also documented on user support forum. Not sure what is causing it exactly.

My Test Cases#

  1. Booting up React dev server. Initial startup is so much faster than my older Dell.
  2. Using multiple Chrome tabs (actually I use Vivaldi - a very customizable Chrome). It can handle over 20+ tabs just fine while my Dell already struggles with 5-10 tabs.
  3. Destiny 2 gameplay. Gameplay is smooth and no jittering frames.

Pros#

So far, everything is working fine and super fast!

  • Switching between multiple music video works faster compared to the sluggish speed on my Dell XPS 13.
  • I can open multiple tabs on Vivaldi without experiencing delays or lags.
  • Apps are super responsive upon sleeping and waking up. No more delays in interactions.
  • Destiny 2 is booting up just fine. The gameplay is smooth as well.

Cons#

That said, there are a few things I noticed while using the Legion 5i

  • Fan noise is super loud. No need to go to the airport when I've got a mini airport simulation at home with kind of fan noise.
  • Laptop heat. Extended GPU usage will make the laptop hotter than usual. But it can't beat the magma-heat from my old Dell laptop.
  • The Lenovo Vantage froze everytime it was opened. But i managed to fix it by reinstalling the app.

For my initial tests and usage, the Lenovo Legion 5i is doing much better than my older Dell XPS 13 already :)