Here are 5 Reasons Why the Lenovo Legion 5i is a Great Gift for the Holiday Season


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For those who don’t have the space for a Desktop, or simply want to be able to enjoy their favorite games on-the-go, a gaming laptop is the go-to device. And if you’re looking for one as a gift to yourself for all the hard work you’ve done this year, or for a loved-one for taking care of you, the Lenovo Legion 5i should deliver everything you’ll need for a reasonable price.

A Laptop that Fits Your Work and Play Space

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Despite being technically a gaming laptop, the Legion 5i’s design isn’t shouty, like some other brands. It doesn’t have those fancy gamer-themed lines, only minimal branding, a Phantom Blue top, a Shadow Black bottom, and an overall look that makes it fit your meetings just as well as your man cave.

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Unlike most laptops which have all the ports to the side, this one offers a vast array of connectivity options with additional ports at the back of the device. It also uses a full-sized Legion TruStrike Keyboard with soft-landing switches and 1.5mm key travel – so you can strike your opponents with speed and precision. It also features a numeric pad for those quick computations, large arrow keys, and a 4-zone RGB backlight.

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For enhanced entertainment, the Legion 5i is also equipped with two 2W Stereo Speakers, while a 720p camera is installed on the upper mid-section and is also equipped with an E-shutter for privacy.

A Display that Delivers Smooth and Fluid Visuals

With gatherings on the way, you’ll probably end up watching a lot of movies and playing games with friends and family. As such, you’ll need a screen that can deliver impressive visuals regardless of whatever content you’ll throw at it.

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The Legion 5i boasts a 15.6 IPS display with 1080p resolution bolstered with up to a staggering 165Hz refresh rate for smooth and fluid visuals, Dolby Vision and G-SYNC support, 300 nits of brightness, and is surrounded by thin bezels for added immersion.

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It even covers 100% of the sRGB color gamut, making it ideal not only for gaming, but for creatives who want to see images and videos in their best quality with accurate colors. Whatever content you throw at it, be it a movie, a game, online video clips, or even simple web browsing, the Legion 5i’s display is a visual treat.

Vast I/O and Connectivity Options

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It is a fact that when using a gaming laptop, you’ll often end up connecting an external device such as a mouse for a better experience. With the Legion 5i, you’ll never run out of room for such devices. It has 4 USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports (one always-on), an Ethernet port, an audio combo jack, an HDMI 2.1 port, and two USB-C ports with Thunderbolt 4, which means you can connect the laptop to up to two 4K displays. For wireless connectivity, the Legion 5i uses Intel®Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) and Bluetooth 5.

Good Performance

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The Legion 5i is powered by an 11th Generation Intel Core i5-11400H, a 6-core, 12-thread powerhouse that delivers a good balance of performance and efficiency. Play and stream the latest AAA titles at peak performance on the Legion 5i with up to 5.1GHz clock speeds, 8-cores, and 16MB of Intel® Smart Cache, Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost, and Intel® Dynamic Tuning. It’s also paired with a 95W GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB of GDDR6 VRAM, which should give you decent performance across various titles.

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You also get 16GB of DDR4-3200 RAM (can be upgraded up to 32GB) for multitasking, and a 512GB M.2 PCIe 4.0×4 NVMe SSD for all your videos, music, and other files.

Legion Ultimate Support

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Apart from a good quality product, another thing that customers look for is excellent after sales support, and Lenovo Legion just has that. They call it Legion Ultimate Support (LUS).

LUS allows customers to easily have their laptops diagnosed in case of issues by talking to expert technicians through various methods – Phone, Chat, or Email. Oh, and you do get to talk to real people, not pre-programmed voice prompts that sound generic and robotic. Solutions are provided to you in real time, and if needed, they’ll schedule an onsite visit at the soonest possible convenience.

Lenovo’s Accidental Damage Protection also covers accidents that are beyond the usual coverage of warranty – drops, spills, bumps, and even electrical surges.

So, convinced? Alright. We know you want it. The Lenovo Legion 5i is priced starting at PhP79,995. For more information, click here.

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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