Legion 5i (2021) is Lenovo’s cheapest gaming laptop with RTX 30-series GPU

Lenovo Legion 5i 2021 unveiled Price in Nepal Specifications Features Availability Launch
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Lenovo has refreshed its Legion lineup of gaming laptops with Intel’s latest 11th-gen Tiger Lake-H processors. Legion 5i is the cheapest of the bunch and the only one to have an option with two display sizes. Here, we will be discussing the official specifications and key features of the Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) along with its expected price in Nepal.

Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) Overview:

Design and Display

Like I mentioned earlier, the Legion 5i comes in two display sizes – 15” and 17”. The latter comes with a 17.3” FHD panel with either a 60Hz refresh rate or a 144Hz Dolby Vision-enabled screen.

On the other hand, the 15.6” model offers more display options starting with a standard FHD panel to up to 165Hz WQHD screen with 100% sRGB, Dolby Vision, and G-SYNC compatibility. The third option offers the same specs but with an FHD resolution. Lastly, there is a 120Hz variant without any of the bells and whistles like Dolby Vision.

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As expected, the 17” model is heavier than the 15” counterpart. The former comes in Phantom Black color while the latter has an additional Stingray White option.

Performance and Memory

Lenovo Legion 5i is powered by the latest 11th-gen Intel Tiger Lake-H Core i7 CPUs. Users can make a choice between Core i7-11400H and Core i7-11800H processor while there are multiple GPU options—all from the NVIDIA RTX 30 series. The most premium model packs RTX 3070 with 130W maximum power.

Lenovo Legion 5i 2021 Design and Display

Lenovo has also included an AI Engine to boost the frame rates on AAA titles. You also get the Coldfront 3.0 thermal system that boasts better airflow than the previous generation.

Legion 5i 2021 (15”) can be configured with up to 32GB of DDR4 (3200MHz) RAM and 2TB of M.2 PCIe SSD. On the other hand, the 17” gets up to 32GB RAM and 1TB of PCIe SSD (Gen3/Gen4).

Rest of the specs

In terms of connectivity, you get one USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, three USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, two Thunderbolt, an Ethernet, an HDMI 2.1, a card reader, an audio jack, and a DC input. The ports are located on the sides and the rear side of the laptop. Talking about wireless connectivity, it supports Intel Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.

Lenovo is claiming a battery life of up to 8 hours on this machine. Legion 5i (2021) supports Rapid Charge Pro and each variant will have at least have a 170W slim adapter.

Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) Specifications:

17” 15”
Display 17.3” IPS, 72% NTSC, 300 nits 15.6″ IPS panel
Optional Display Technologies 60/144Hz refresh rate 120/165Hz, Dolby Vision, NVIDIA G-SYNC, 100% sRGB
Resolution FHD (1920 x 1080) WQHD (2560 x 1400)
FHD (1920 x 1080)
Keyboard Legion True Strike
Backlight White / Blue / 4-Zone RGB Backlight White Backlight
Performance 11th-gen Intel Core i7-11800H / i7-11400H
GPU Up to NVIDIA GTX 3070 (130W, 8GB GDDR6, 1560MHz)
RAM 8/16GB DDR4 (3200MHz) Up to 32GB DDR4 (3200MHz)
Storage Up to 2TB M.2 NVME PCIe SSD Up to 1TB PCIE SSD (Gen3/Gen4)
Webcam HD with E-shutter
Audio 2x 2W speaker with Nahimic 3D sound
Battery Up to 8 hours, Rapid Charge Pro
Power Adapter 170W Slim Adapter
Connectivity WiFi 6 802.11 6 (ax), Bluetooth 5.1
I/O Ports 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, 3x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, 2x Thunderbolt, 1x Ethernet, 1x audio jack, 1x DC input, 1x HDMI 2.1

Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) Price in Nepal & Availability

Lenovo Legion 5i will be available in the US from July at a starting price of $969.99. We expect the price of the Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) in Nepal to start at NPR 135,000 when it launches here shortly.

Lenovo Legion 5i (2021) Price in the US Price in Nepal (Expected)
i7-11400H, RTX 3060 $969.99 NPR 135,000
  • Meanwhile, check out our review of Lenovo Yoga 7i (2021).