Purpose-built for gaming performance, the Lenovo Legion 5 is the perfect platform for experiencing today’s top AAA games. Inside the clean, minimalist chassis of this gaming laptop, you’ll find a powerful AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3050Ti graphics, along with 16GB DDR4 RAM and 512GB NVMe SSD storage. Performance is optimized by the Legion AI Engine, powering the revolutionary Legion Coldfront 3.0 and Q Control. The 15.6-inch full HD IPS display performs at up to 165Hz refresh rate with <3 ms response time and features 100% sRGB color accuracy – along with support for Dolby Vision® and AMD FreeSync™ Premium. You’ll also enjoy 2 x 2W speakers with the new Nahimic 3D audio for gamers.
The Legion 5 gaming PC offers a plethora of performance options for any gamer in a clean, minimalist design. With the latest generation AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor, you’ll get a combination of lightning-fast frame rates with uncompromised battery life. The NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 30 Series graphics bring 2nd Generation Ray Tracing, 3rd Generation AI Tensor Cores and more for a huge leap in graphical performance. Enjoy fast, deep colors on the FHD (1920 x 1080) screen, while the exclusive Lenovo Legion AI Engine dynamically shifts power between the CPU and GPU for more FPS on today’s top AAA titles.
Features & details
Escalate your game with up to 8 high-performance cores in the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, and 512GB NVMe SSD storage
With NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti graphics behind you, you can enjoy the depth and visual fidelity of real-time ray-tracing – RTX Gaming, It’s On
The 15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS display on the Legion 5 gaming laptop delivers speed and color clarity for full-fidelity gaming
Legion TrueStrike keyboard with 4-zone RGB backlight; 2 x 2W speakers with Nahimic Audio for Gamers
Connectivity: Built-in 720p webcam with e-shutter, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, USB-C, 4 USB, HDMI 2.1, DisplayPort 1.4, RJ45 Ethernet
Product information Windows 10
Lenovo Computer Review
I’m no IT guru, so this is a total non-techy user review. I’ve owned and used this laptop computer September of 2021, and I love it! It was well past time for an upgrade, and I spent a lot of time looking at laptops, trying to decide what fit my needs and wants best. I narrowed it down to a few from Asus, Dell, Acer, and Lenovo. Even though this is marketed as a gaming laptop, it’s important to note that I am not a computer guru, nor am I a gamer. I don’t own a single game, so I can’t review it from that standpoint. I simply wanted a computer for everyday computing and web surfing, managing my music collection, editing photos, and running my telescopes (astronomy is one of my hobbies.)
For my purposes, this computer is fast! It boots up in just a few seconds. The graphics are great! Being able to change the keyboard backlighting color is a great feature for me. Astronomy is a hobby of mine, so my keyboard lighting is red, since I don’t want bright light sources ruining my dark-adapted night vision when I’m using the laptop with my telescopes at night.
No computer is perfect, and I do have a few minor nit-picks with this one, though there are none that I find unacceptable. First, this computer came with ABSOLUTELY NO DOCUMENTATION! No manual, printed or otherwise. Not even a quick-start guide. No CD with a manual or utilities. All you get in the box is the laptop and the power cord/AC adapter. In spite of the lack of documentation, it was pretty easy for me to power it up and start using it. Next, the AC adapter is very bulky, compared to the ones that come with most other laptops. It’s about 6”x 3”x 1”, it’s heavy for its size, and it’s situated in the middle of the power cord. I will say that the power cord is quite long, which is good. The power cord plugs into the back of the unit, rather than on the side. There’s only one USB port on right side of the computer, and there’s a USB-C port and a headphone jack on the left side. I would have preferred two side USB ports, but there are three more on the back of the unit, along with a HDMI port, another USB-C port, and a LAN connection. There’s plenty of connectability, if you don’t mind most of it being on the back of the unit. The speakers sound like typical laptop speakers, and I think it’s silly to expect much more than that. I use headphones, Bluetooth speakers, or I just Bluetooth my music from the laptop to my home stereo system. Last, the battery doesn’t last long as long as I’d like, but that’s to be expected from a computer with the high-end processing and graphics capability this computer has. For every day, non-gaming use, I get about two-and-a-half to three hours of use from the battery before I need to recharge it. If you need portability power, you’d do well to use all of the power saving settings, have an alternate power supply to plug into, or an extra battery, or consider another computer altogether. Again, none of these are things that cause me any real issues, but they might for others. In spite of them all, I do love this machine!
One of the things about this computer that was a big selling point for me is that it was sold directly by Amazon, rather than a third-party vendor on Amazon. I hear a lot of hard luck stories from folks who bought computers from third-party vendors who had a tough time either getting warranty service for computers with problems, or returning them for refunds. And a lot of computers offered by third-party vendors have been modified by those vendors. I read a lot of reviews from customers of a lot of those units, complaining of inferior parts being used for the mods. Luckily for me, I had no desire to return my computer, nor have I had any functionality issues with it. But when I have had to return anything to Amazon, it’s always been a no-hassle experience for me. And to top it off, the Amazon price on this computer was less than that offered directly from Lenovo.
What I like:
It’s fast! Boots up in only a few seconds.
Graphics are top notch.
WIFI and Bluetooth work well
Keyboard backlighting colors are changeable (red is my preference)
10-key pad on keyboard (I use this a lot!)
Sold directly by Amazon (at least it was when I bought mine)
What I don’t like:
The battery could last longer
Most of the connectivity ports are on the back of the computer
Bulky AC adapter
Annoying occasional sales nags from McAfee and Microsoft. Fairly easily removed.
I will likely update this review or add another one in a few months time but my first impressions of the laptop are that it’s very fast reliable and can run modern games in high settings. Of course any good gaming laptop owner will have a cooling pad which always helps performance. Before this laptop I owned a Lenovo l340 GTX 1650 which I loved. PS this laptop goes great with the Lenovo gaming mouse. Flawless cpmbination