Lenovo Legion 5 Review: Why Should You Care?
Lenovo’s Legion series of laptops are aimed at gamers, and the Lenovo Legion 5 15’s 6th generation provides a choice of Intel and AMD CPUs as well as Nvidia GeForce RTX GPUs for the first time. Our test unit combines the contemporary AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU with the fast Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card.
The screen is a matte 1080p display with a 165 Hz refresh rate, so the entire package should be delicate. This variant with 16 GB RAM and 512 GB PCIe-SSD storage is available to Lenovo campus program members.
The Legion series has always appeared to be a little more mature than the competition, and the latest model is no exception. Apart from the RGB lighting on the keyboard and the label indicating that Fn+Q is a shortcut to alter the cooling setting in the Lenovo Vantage app, nothing about it screams “gaming machine.” We can all agree that a little aesthetic constraint is a good thing.
Lenovo Legion 5 Tech Specs
|Product Dimensions||14.27 x 10.26 x 0.89 inches|
|Standing screen display size||15.6 Inches|
|Max Screen Resolution||1920 x 1080 Pixels|
|Processor||3.2 AMD Ryzen 7 5800H|
|Graphics Coprocessor||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti|
|RAM||16 GB DDR4|
|Hard Drive Interface||Solid State|
|Hard Drive||512 GB|
|Computer Memory Type||DDR4 SDRAM|
|Memory Speed||3.2 GHz|
|Wireless Type||WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0|
|Number of USB 3 Ports||4|
|Average Battery Life||7 hours|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Item Weight||5.28 pounds|
|Power Source||Battery Powered (1 Lithium-ion metal battery required)|
- Excellent keyboard
- Wonderful gaming performance
- Superb Finish and Monstrous Build Quality
- High price
- Loudspeaker lack base
- Poor battery life
The new Lenovo Legion 5 15 is a great gaming laptop with solid components once again. The new AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU has much power and is also highly efficient. The combination with the GeForce RTX 3060’s quick 130W version provides excellent gaming performance. The 165 Hz display with 1080p resolution is very appealing.
The automated graphics change causes a lot of stuttering, which is quite irritating. If you don’t require battery life, you should turn off the hybrid graphics option in Lenovo’s Vantage software.
Lenovo’s extra power settings make sense, and you can move between them fast, but we’d prefer to see disabled fans, at least while using the Eco mode. The Lenovo Legion 5 15 is never deafeningly quiet.