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Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Series

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4060Processor: AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 7840HS, Intel Raptor Lake-H i5-13500H, Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU, NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU
Display: 14.50 inch, 16.00 inch
Weight: 1.732kg, 2.357kg, 2.4kg
Price: 1200, 1500, 1600 euro
Average Score: 88.12% - very good
Average of 12 scores (from 25 reviews)
price: 93%, performance: 91%, features: 66%, display: 88%, mobility: 75%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 82%, emissions: 85%

 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8Notebook: Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8
Processor: AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 7840HS
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.357kg
Price: 1200 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 10 reviews)

 

Reviews

87.7% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16APH8 laptop review: Underappreciated design with an underperforming GPU | Notebookcheck
The Legion Slim 5 16 is one of the best-looking gaming laptops in the low US$1000 price range and it includes a fantastic 165 Hz 1600p IPS display to boot. Unfortunately, some issues may be holding back its RTX 4060 graphics.
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 - Lenovo's First 14-inch Gaming Laptop!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is a portable 14-inch gaming laptop packed with an AMD processor and a RTX 4060. It's Lenovo Legions very first small gaming laptop and there's a lot I like about it. But of course it's not perfect!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 - Lenovo's First 14-inch Gaming Laptop!
Source: Matthew Moniz English
Lenovo Legion Slim 5 is a portable 14-inch gaming laptop packed with an AMD processor and a RTX 4060. It's Lenovo Legions very first small gaming laptop and there's a lot I like about it. But of course it's not perfect!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/23/2023
This is the NEW Legion 5! Slim 5 (2023) Review
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2023
This is the NEW Legion 5! Slim 5 (2023) Review
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2023
80% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 acknowledges that a gaming laptop doesn’t have to be as thick as possible and can still ensure adequate cooling when the muscles need flexing. To this end, in the Slim 5 Gen 8, it finds a neat balance of refined, trimmed-down design that still lets its internals cruise (even above their max power ratings). Lenovo then added in some high-end build quality with an altogether excellent keyboard that’s useful for both work and play. At its retail price, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 already wins our Editors' Choice award for midrange gaming laptops. And given how often Lenovo discounts its gaming laptops over their lifetimes, this deal might just get even better over time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 acknowledges that a gaming laptop doesn’t have to be as thick as possible and can still ensure adequate cooling when the muscles need flexing. To this end, in the Slim 5 Gen 8, it finds a neat balance of refined, trimmed-down design that still lets its internals cruise (even above their max power ratings). Lenovo then added in some high-end build quality with an altogether excellent keyboard that’s useful for both work and play. At its retail price, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 already wins our Editors' Choice award for midrange gaming laptops. And given how often Lenovo discounts its gaming laptops over their lifetimes, this deal might just get even better over time.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/05/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
How to open Lenovo Legion Slim 5i Gen 8 (16″ Intel, 2023) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2023
How to open Lenovo Legion Slim 5i Gen 8 (16″ Intel, 2023) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 07/19/2023

Foreign Reviews

Review Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16APH8): Laptop Gaming, Kencang Edit Video, 3D, & CAD
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great dedicated graphics card; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2023
Review Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16APH8): Laptop Gaming, Kencang Edit Video, 3D, & CAD
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Powerful hardware; high gaming performance; great dedicated graphics card; excellent display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/28/2023

 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8Notebook: Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i5-13500H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Reviews

[REVIEW] Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (16" Gen 8) - Is this a gaming laptop???
Source: Laptop Media English
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/12/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5i Gen 8 (16″ Intel, 2023) review – compact gaming device with powerful hardware
Source: Laptop Media English
If you need a portable gaming device, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i Gen 8 (16″ Intel, 2023) is for sure one of the possible options on the market. The device can be configured with powerful and modern hardware and at the same time, it’s not too big and heavy like the high-end gaming devices. At the same time, the hardware under the bonnet is more than enough for resource-heavy games. The 165Hz 1600p display (CSOT MNG007DA1-Q (CSO161D)) supports G-Sync so if you pair it with a GeForce RTX 4060 or with the more powerful RTX 4070, the laptop will be a true gem for gaming on the go. Speaking of the display, the 16:10 unit also has comfortable viewing angles and good sRGB coverage (98%) so it’s hard to moan about something here.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/07/2023

 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4050

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4050Notebook: Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4050
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU 6144 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 82% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Reviews

Lenovo Legion Slim 5i review: Sleek outside, beefy inside
Source: Speed Magazine English
Today’s gaming laptops aren’t the chunky, cumbersome-to-carry machines we once knew. Thanks to advancements in technology, exceptional performance and portability are no longer mutually exclusive. If power and portability is your kind of thing, then the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i should be right up your ally..
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/06/2023
Lenovo Legion Slim 5i review: splendid performance without the gimmicks
Source: 91mobiles English
The Lenovo Legion Slim 5i is a very competitive 16-inch gaming notebook. It offers great value and manages to deliver excellent performance. I would definitely recommend skipping the RTX 4050 GPU configuration and going for either the RTX 4060 or the 4070. Having a single 512GB SSD in today’s day and age is very limiting, but I appreciate the fact that there is a secondary storage slot, and Lenovo offers a configuration option to upgrade to a 1TB drive. You aren’t getting a flashy, premium design here which is a personal choice. There’s also very limited RGB lighting, and the battery life is just above average. If you can ignore or don’t care about these, then the Legion Slim 5i is highly recommended. The laptop is available at a starting price of Rs 1,29,344 and goes up depending on your configuration. Other gaming notebooks that you should also look at include the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16, ASUS ROG Zephyrus G16, Acer Predator Helios Neo 16 and the HP Omen 16.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2023
82% Lenovo Legion Slim 5i Review: A Slim and Trim-endous Gaming Legion-ary
Source: Tech PP English
Our review unit of the Legion Slim 5i was priced at Rs 1,73,901. That might strike a regular notebook user as expensive, but for someone looking for a notebook that can channel the desktop gaming experience into a relatively slim and light form factor, this is a very good option. Others can mimic the hardware, but that keyboard, display, and design take the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i to the top of our recommendations for anyone looking for a close to high-end gaming experience on a notebook without going crazy on the expenditure front.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/18/2023
Rating: Total score: 82% price: 80% performance: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Review Lenovo Legion Slim 5i 2023! Tipis, Kenceng, Tapi…
Source: Pemmzchannel ID→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; great display; comfortable keyboard; rich set of ports; powerful hardware; high gaming performance. Negative: Average battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/26/2023

 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8Notebook: Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8
Processor: AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040) R7 7840HS
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 14.50 inch, 16:10, 2880 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 1.732kg
Price: 1500 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 6 scores (from 8 reviews)

 

Reviews

87.7% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14APH8 laptop review: 120 Hz 2.5K OLED sweet spot | Notebookcheck
The Legion Slim 5 14 is the smallest and most travel-friendly Legion laptop yet and its OLED display is certainly a standout feature not found on most other gaming laptops. However, it's missing a key feature that gamers ought to be aware of.
90% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 (14.5-Inch) Review
Source: PC Mag English
The 14.5-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 impresses on all fronts, especially value, keeping pace with or outperforming more costly competitors like the Alienware x14 R2 and the Razer Blade 14 in our benchmarks. It makes no major compromises, not even battery life, which isn't something we can say about MSI's Stealth 14 Studio. A beautiful OLED screen, a comfortable keyboard and touchpad, a wide enough array of ports, and admirable build quality solidify its appeal and earn it a well-deserved Editors' Choice award for gamers seeking an easily portable system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 (14.5-Inch) Review
Source: PC Mag English
The 14.5-inch Lenovo Legion Slim 5 Gen 8 impresses on all fronts, especially value, keeping pace with or outperforming more costly competitors like the Alienware x14 R2 and the Razer Blade 14 in our benchmarks. It makes no major compromises, not even battery life, which isn't something we can say about MSI's Stealth 14 Studio. A beautiful OLED screen, a comfortable keyboard and touchpad, a wide enough array of ports, and admirable build quality solidify its appeal and earn it a well-deserved Editors' Choice award for gamers seeking an easily portable system.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14 (2023) review: The 14-inch gaming laptop to beat
Source: XDA Developers English
Due to how close the 14- and 16-inch Slim 5 models come in terms of performance, I'd take the more compact laptop every time. Not only is it easier to carry around despite an all-metal build, its streamlined design is more appealing, and it has that gorgeous 2.8K OLED display. This is one of the best laptops that I've tested this year, and it should be given a strong consideration if you'd like to keep your gaming laptop well within the limits of portable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo Legion Slim 5 14 (2023) review: The 14-inch gaming laptop to beat
Source: XDA Developers English
Due to how close the 14- and 16-inch Slim 5 models come in terms of performance, I'd take the more compact laptop every time. Not only is it easier to carry around despite an all-metal build, its streamlined design is more appealing, and it has that gorgeous 2.8K OLED display. This is one of the best laptops that I've tested this year, and it should be given a strong consideration if you'd like to keep your gaming laptop well within the limits of portable.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/08/2023
Rating: Total score: 90%
90% Lenovo Legion 5 Slim 14 review: another win for affordable gaming laptops
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo has been putting out tons of gaming laptops at different price points. The Lenovo Legion 5 Slim 14 is another one of its more affordable entries that balances a sleek metal look, beautiful display, and excellent overall performance. However, it doesn't play too nice with ray tracing and the battery life is inconsistent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
90% Lenovo Legion 5 Slim 14 review: another win for affordable gaming laptops
Source: Techradar English
Lenovo has been putting out tons of gaming laptops at different price points. The Lenovo Legion 5 Slim 14 is another one of its more affordable entries that balances a sleek metal look, beautiful display, and excellent overall performance. However, it doesn't play too nice with ray tracing and the battery life is inconsistent.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/15/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 100% performance: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
Lenovo’s First 14” Gaming Laptop! Slim 5 Review
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2023
Lenovo’s First 14” Gaming Laptop! Slim 5 Review
Source: Jarrod'sTech English
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2023

 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4060

Specifications

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4060Notebook: Lenovo Legion Slim 5 16IRH8, i7-13700H RTX 4060
Processor: Intel Raptor Lake-H i7-13700H
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU 8192 MB
Display: 16.00 inch, 16:10, 2560 x 1600 pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: 1600 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Reviews

100% Lenovo Legion Slim 5i 2023 Review
Source: B2G English
That said, just like its predecessor, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i 2023 benefits from Intel’s hybrid core architecture and NVIDIA’s RTX platform gives it an advantage for both work and play. While the CPU largely remains the same, the GPU is certainly a major point of consideration especially for those who are professionally reliant on such hardware. If you’re on an RTX 3060 + Alder Lake unit, you definitely can still enjoy your unit but people like me who may still be cruising on an Ryzen 7 + GTX 1650 laptop setup will definitely feel the upgrade. As new purchase, the Lenovo Legion Slim 5i is a decent performer and if you prefer a lighter package than the standard Legion 5, then the Slim variant is worth checking out but the slight differences is something we’re currently not capable of showing as we do not have the Legion 5 2023 on hand to compare.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/07/2023
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Comment

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.


These graphics cards are able to play the latest and most demanding games in high resolutions and full detail settings with enabled Anti-Aliasing.

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4060 Laptop GPU: High-end graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 8 GB GDDR6 (128 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4050 Laptop GPU: Mid-range graphics card for laptops based on the Ada Lovelace architecture. Offers 6 GB GDDR6 (96 Bit) and is configurable with a TGP of 35 - 115W (+ Dynamic Boost). 

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


AMD Phoenix (Zen 4, Ryzen 7040):

R7 7840HS: A powerful Phoenix family chip that saw the light of day in H1 2023. The processor features 8 cores (16 threads thanks to SMT support) running at 3.8 GHz. Not only does this APU has full might of the Zen 4 architecture at its disposal, it also comes with the new Ryzen AI technology that's set to make generative AI more ubiquitous than ever before. Last but not the least, the Radeon 780M serves as the integrated GPU.

Intel Raptor Lake-H:

i5-13500H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 4 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 16 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks up to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.

i7-13700H: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks with up to 5 GHz. Compared to the i9-13900HK no easy overclocking supported, but instead full vPro management feature-set.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


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This range for display formats was and is a rarity. It is larger than the general standard of 15 inches, but not yet in the range of large workstations. One usually has higher screen resolutions available, but portability suffers from that.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


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88.12%: This is an above-average rating. Nevertheless, it should not be forgotten that about one fifth of all tested models receive a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2023-09-15 (Update: 2023-09-15)