Lenovo Legion 5i 15-81Y6000FUS
Average of 5 scores (from 8 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Legion 5i 15-81Y6000FUS
Source: On MSFT
The Lenovo Legion 5i is a solid mid-ranger masquerading as a low-budget option for gamers. For a respectable $1,600 gamers get a device they can tote around from the office (be it just the upstairs bedroom now) to their favorite spot on the couch to play games. The subtle hardware refinement and muted design singles a convergence of hardware that Lenovo is looking to continue to make going forward. Looking at a Yoga or Ideapad now, it’s not too hard to see a Legion-gaming option of that hardware as the two device designs grow to mimic each other.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2020
This is a more than capable mid-range laptop, if you’re in the market for a gaming laptop that makes a few compromises to give you great performance at a compelling price point then the Lenovo Legion 5i is worth checking out.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Honestly, when it comes to casual gaming, I don't know how you can beat that. It also future-proofs you a lot better than the $969 model that B&H is also offering, with the Core i7, 8GB RAM, a 256GB SSD, a 60Hz display, and an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 with 4GB GDDR6. For $1,299, the model I reviewed is the sweet spot.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: PC Mag
There's plenty to like about the Legion 5i, from a sturdy build to solid gaming performance. It's not the lightest or most exciting design, but it feels well-made and includes some advanced features. The keyboard is improved over past iterations, and the webcam placement is more sensible. Add a GPU that just about matches the performance of a more expensive option from previous-generation Legion laptops, as well as a superior processor, and this is an overall better value than before.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: The Verge
This package is what I wanted the IdeaPad Gaming 3 to be: a powerful gaming laptop that doesn’t make heavy compromises in visual fidelity to get a fast frame rate. The Legion 5i is far from perfect, though. Its 720p webcam looks horrendous, and there are too few perks (specs aside) included with buying this over Lenovo’s more affordable gaming machine. A Thunderbolt 3 port and an SD card reader would have been appreciated. Alas, your main reward for spending more cash here simply results in a faster computer, and one that’s still relatively affordable compared to similarly configured 15.6-inch computers from competitors like Razer and MSI.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/24/2020
Source: Tuexperto ES→EN
Positive: Nice gaming performance; good cooling system. Negative: Short battery life; high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/21/2020
Source: PC Guia PT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 87% price: 85%
Source: Everyeye.it IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Mobile: Mid range to high end laptop graphics card based on the Turing architecture with raytracing features and 1,920 shaders. Compared to the similar named desktop card it offers reduced clock rates.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-10750H: A high-performance hexa-core processor designed for use in thicker laptops with room for better thermals. The Comet Lake-H processor is manufactured on the third-gen 14 nm Intel process and features a 24 EU UHD Graphics 630 iGPU clocked at 350 MHz to 1,150 MHz. The CPU cores run at 2.6 GHz (base clock speed) Boosting up to 5.0 GHz and the likely all-core Boost frequency is 4.3 GHz. Hyper-Threading is enabled, allowing two threads to run simultaneously on each core.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
82.4%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
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