CES 2023 | Lenovo unveils the Legion Tower 5 and Tower 5i with next-gen AMD/Intel CPUs and up to an RTX 4070 Ti
Following up on its Legion Tower 5/5i from last year, Lenovo has revealed the Legion Tower 5/5i (26L, 8) at CES 2023. The Legion Tower 5 and the Tower 5i share the same case and most of the internal hardware. The only major difference between the two desktops is that the Tower 5i employs Intel Raptor Lake CPUs, hence the “i” in the name, while the Tower 5 packs AMD Ryzen 7000 processors.
Right off the bat, we can see that, like its bigger sibling the Tower 7i, the casing of the Legion Tower 5/5i features an illuminated Legion badge, a mesh front, a glass side panel, and ARGB fans.
The Legion Tower 5/5i can be configured with up to a newly announced RTX 4070 Ti, 32 GB of DDR5 5600 MHz memory, and a 2TB 3.4-inch SATA HDD + 1 TB PCIe Gen 4 SSD. In terms of the CPU, the Tower 5 starts with a Ryzen 5 7600 and goes all the way up to a Ryzen 9 7900 on a B650 MATX motherboard. The Intel-based Tower 5i is configurable with a Core i5-13400 at the low end and a Core i9-13900F at the high end on an Intel B660 motherboard.
Moving on, the Legion Tower 5/5i packs a good number of ports. For instance, there are a total of four USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports (2 in the rear, 2 on top), one USB 3.2 Gen 3 Type-C port, an ethernet port, etc. Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.2 also make welcome appearances.
Lenovo maintains that the Legion Tower 5/5i will be available for purchase in March with starting prices of US1,299 and US$1,499 for AMD and Intel versions respectively.