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Lenovo Legion Tower 5i Gaming PC (90NC00JAUS)

Lenovo Legion Tower 5i Gaming PC (90NC00JAUS)

If you're looking for a long-lasting gaming rig, this ready-made PC has quite a bit of graphical horsepower than your run-of-the-mill computer, and thanks to detailed instructions, upgrades and maintenance should be relatively straightforward, even if you feel like handling it yourself.

Other Considerations

Here are a few things about this Stationary Computer which could come as a surprise. For each point, you will find how to fix it (if it's an issue) and how much to budget for it. Not every point below will be a concern, but hopefully, we can keep your surprises to a minimum.

Speakerless. This Stationary Computer needs external speakers to play sounds. Your options are to hook it up to a TV or a monitor with built-in speakers, use external speakers or a headset.$30+

No Camera or Microphone. If your plans include skyping with family members or playing with your friends online, you would need a webcam or, for best results, a headset and microphone.$40+

Screenless. If you don't already have a monitor from your last computer, you could connect this Stationary Computer to a TV or get a new monitor.$120+

No Optical Drive. If you still use CDs, DVDs, or Blu-Ray disks on a regular basis, you will need an external drive to read them with this Stationary Computer.$30+

Assuming you are starting over fresh, you can expect to spend $320 on accessories, for a total cost of $1470.

Who it's For

  • Long-Term Gamer
  • Serious Gamer
  • Video Editor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multitasker
  • Productivity-Focused User

Compared to other Stationary Computers

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility72th percentile
Power (General Purpose)64th percentile
Power (Graphical)72th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)58th percentile
Storage Space92th percentile
Portability31th percentile
Ease of Maintenance92th percentile
Longevity92th percentile

Compared Overall

Bang for the Buck92th percentile
Versatility44th percentile
Power (General Purpose)76th percentile
Power (Graphical)83th percentile
Power (Large Files & Multitasking)68th percentile
Storage Space97th percentile
Portability12th percentile
Ease of Maintenance98th percentile
Longevity96th percentile

Specs

Operating System

Windows

CPU

Intel Core i5-10400, 6 cores clocked from 2.9 to 4.3 GHz

GPU

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660, 6 GB

Memory

8 GB

Storage

1.25 TB total, Solid State (very fast), 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)

Dimensions and Weight

Dimensions (cm): w18.45 × d45.58 × h45.7

Dimensions (in): w7.26 × d115.77 × h116.08

Weight (kg): 14

Weight (lbs.): 30.87

Features

  • RGB Lighting
  • Fixed storage: Solid State (very fast)
  • Fixed storage: 72000+ RPM hard drive (fast)
  • DisplayPort
  • DVI
  • HDMI
  • Multiple Monitor Support
  • USB 2
  • USB Type-C
  • USB 3.1
  • USB Type-A
  • USB 3.2
  • Ethernet 10
  • Ethernet 100
  • Ethernet 1000 (Gigabit)
  • 3.5mm Stereo jack
  • Bluetooth 5
  • Wi-Fi a
  • Wi-Fi b
  • Wi-Fi g
  • Wi-Fi n
  • Wi-Fi ac
  • Wi-Fi 6 ax

Maintenance and Upgrades

Commonly Replaced Components

Local Storage: Easy project for an enthusiast

Memory: Easy project for an enthusiast

GPU: A technician can help you with that

Additional Ressources

Software Compatibility

Here's how you can expect this stationary computer to fare with popular software based on developpers specified system requirements. For reference, a 1-star rating means minimal requirements are met and a 3-stars rating means recommended specs are met. Ratings beyond the 3-stars point could be advisable for uncommon scenarios like modding, working with very large and complex documents, etc.

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Storage

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