Lenovo launches savage AI-tuned Legion Pro 7i and Pro 5i 16-inch gaming laptops

Lenovo launches savage AI-tuned 16-inch Legion 5 Pro and 5i at CES 2023
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Lenovo launched its refreshed 16-inch Legion Pro 7i and Pro 5i gaming laptops that come loaded with your choice of the latest 13th Gen Intel CPUs, as well as the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs.

Announced at CES 2023, Lenovo also added its new LA AI chip that, as the maker states, "monitors CPU and GPU load to dynamically adjust heat management and squeeze out even more performance from the internals."

From the new and improved thermals to the 16-inch, 240Hz displays, the Legion Pro 7i and Pro 5i aim to impress in 2023. For a hands-on look at both gaming laptops, we've got you covered below. 

Lenovo Legion Pro 7i

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Lenovo Legion 7i Pro

Price: From $1,999.99
CPU: 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700HX
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 Series
Storage: Up to 2 TB (1 TB x 1TB) PCIe SSD (Gen 4)
Display: 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS; 16:10 240Hz 
Colors: Onyx Grey
Size: 14.3 x 10.32 x 0.86
Weight: 6.17 pounds

We were able to get our hands on the Lenovo 7i Pro during a demonstration and it feels luxurious in the hands thanks to its sturdy metal build, refreshed venting, and slight elegant changes to its design.

Things are kept cool thanks to the Lenovo Legion's ColdFront 5.0 cooling system, which uses massive exhaust and intake systems, a turbo-charged dual fan system, a phase-change thermal compound, and advanced hybrid heat pipes to move more air out through the incredibly efficient exhaust vents.

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Packed with either a 13th Gen Intel Core i9 or i7 CPU that is partnered with the latest Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, up to 32GB of RAM, and 2TB of SSD storage, it gives me all kinds of "vanquish my enemies" vibes. The 7i has a 16-inch WQXGA (2560 x 1600) display with a 16:10 aspect ratio running at 240Hz.

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The 7i Pro's subtle, elegant RGB is beautifully done, and the per-key RGB keyboard is splendid, with excellent travel, bounce, and clickiness we expect from Lenovo's laptops. 

Lenovo's new AI chip enhances your gaming by learning how you game. The AI chip will also learn how your different games have different system requirements during use, which allows it to make adjustments on the go, and fine-tune your cooling needs to maximize performance.

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The Lenovo Legion 7i Pro will start at $1,999.99 and is expected to be available starting March 2023.

Lenovo Legion 5i Pro

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Lenovo Legion 5i Pro specs

Price: From $1,499.99
CPU: 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900HX, 13th Gen Intel Core i7-13700HX
GPU: Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series
RAM: Up to 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR5
Storage: Up to 2 TB (1 TB x 1TB) PCIe SSD (Gen 4)
Display: 16 WQXGA (2560 x 1600) 16:10 240Hz, 16 WQXGA (2560 x 1600)16:10 165 Hz
Colors: Onyx Grey, Abyss Blue
Size: 14.3 x 10.25 x 0.86 inches
Weight: 5.51 pounds

The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro is very similar to it's cousin the 7i but with subtle differences. Where the 7i has an all metal build the 5i has a metal lid but a polymer bottom half. Again, styling has been refreshed in both the venting and venting cut-outs have been refreshed to not only improve appearance but air flow.

The 5i Pro comes with the latest 13th Gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs, and up to 2TB of SSD storage. With those specs, it will pack a heck of a gaming punch. It also features 4-zone RGB lighting that you can adjust via the Lenovo Vantage app. The 5i Pro also gets the new Lenovo AI chip to enhance your systems performance while your gaming. 

Rounding out the experience are some excellent display options. The 5i comes with a similar 16-inch 240Hz display option like the 7i, but also has a 165Hz 16-inch 16:10 WQXGA (2560 x 1600).

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Having had a few mins to handle these two beautiful systems, with Spectrum 4-zone RGB TrueStrike keyboards for 5i and per-key RGB for 7i, we're looking forward to getting our hands on them.

The latest Legion 5i Pro will start at $1,479.99 and is expected to be available starting April 2023. 

Mark Anthony Ramirez

Mark has spent 20 years headlining comedy shows around the country and made appearances on ABC, MTV, Comedy Central, Howard Stern, Food Network, and Sirius XM Radio. He has written about every topic imaginable, from dating, family, politics, social issues, and tech. He wrote his first tech articles for the now-defunct Dads On Tech 10 years ago, and his passion for combining humor and tech has grown under the tutelage of the Laptop Mag team. His penchant for tearing things down and rebuilding them did not make Mark popular at home, however, when he got his hands on the legendary Commodore 64, his passion for all things tech deepened. These days, when he is not filming, editing footage, tinkering with cameras and laptops, or on stage, he can be found at his desk snacking, writing about everything tech, new jokes, or scripts he dreams of filming.