Start gaming with Lenovo's RTX 4060-Powered Legion Slim 5 laptop for just $899

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If you don't have the space or access to a desktop gaming PC, grabbing a deal on a compact gaming laptop is the next best thing. With a small footprint and the ability to transport in a backpack, you can stay in touch with fellow gamers or guild mates wherever you go. 

Currently, at Best Buy, you can pick up the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 for only $899; a gaming laptop that combines Nvidia's RTX 4060 mobile gaming graphics with the Ryzen 5 7640HS processor to power the 144Hz FHD 16-inch screen. It's certainly not the most powerful gaming laptop on the market, but it's a competent machine for the price and easily able to play most games on sensible graphics settings. 

We've reviewed the Lenovo Legion Slim 5 before, albeit a different variant of the Legion Slim 5 with some differing components and specifications. We were impressed with how well the laptop performed in our suite of benchmark tests, how long the battery lasted, and how affordable it was before any discounts. At this sale price, it's a very enticing deal.


Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (RTX 4060): now $899 at Best BuyScreen: 

Lenovo Legion Slim 5 (RTX 4060): now $899 at Best Buy (was $1,349)

Screen: 15.6 Inch, 1920 x 1200 pixel
144 Hz
AMD Ryzen 5 7640HS
Nvidia RTX 4060 8GB
512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe

A slimline gaming laptop from Lenovo that packs an Nvidia RTX 4060 mobile GPU and pairs with a Ryzen 5 7640HS processor to power the 144Hz 16-inch screen. Other hardware specs include 16GB of DDR5 RAM and a small 512GB SSD.

The Lenovo Legion Slim 5 comes with 16GB of 5600MHz DDR5 RAM which is ample for most current gaming needs. Unfortunately the same can't be said for the 512GB SSD. Although enough for an operating system and a few applications, 512GB of storage is filled in next to no time when you look at the file size of modern AAA games. The SSD is definitely an area where you might want to consider upgrading in the future with something like a 2TB drive.

Stewart Bendle
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Stewart Bendle is a deals and coupon writer at Tom's Hardware. A firm believer in “Bang for the buck” Stewart likes to research the best prices and coupon codes for hardware and build PCs that have a great price for performance ratio.

  • abufrejoval
    I don't see these at all with AMD SoCs in Europe, which is a bit of a shame.

    But even with the Intel equivalent they are starting to drop in price as they are being cleared out to make space for their successors: from outrageously expensive they are approaching the €1000 line, which I dislike to cross for a laptop, even with a discrete GPU. And there the markup for a 4070 is becoming very low as well while the difference in capability remains large.

    What I like especially is that these have dual replaceable DIMMs which means 64GB is easy and affordable for running VMs, beyond that pricing is still exponential.

    Of course storage would be next, but there 4TB units might be tricky when they have flash stacks on both sides.

    Typing this on a slightly older Alder Lake touchscreen variant from ASUS with only 40GB and 2TB which triple boots with Win11, Debian 12+Proxmox and Fedora 40 and there is a lot of benefit beyond the financials in chosing the slightly more mature hardware: by the time the software glitches are worked out, hardware these days is declared obsolete.

    Which is obviously ridiculous.
  • subspruce
    hardware these days is declared obsolete
    that's because every few years something bloats and everything requires 2x more, this is especially true with operating systems