So far it has been working well! Everything is silky smooth and functional.
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
- Booting up React dev server. Initial startup is so much faster than my older Dell.
- 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.
- Destiny 2 gameplay. Gameplay is smooth and no jittering frames.
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.
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 :)