Lenovo Legion 5 is a 17.3-inch gaming laptop. The equipment configuration made available to us represents one of our currently cheaper series models. For less than 1,000 euros, you get a Core i5-10300H processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 graphics core with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB PCIe SSD.
This is one of the most anticipated affordable gaming laptops, the AMD Ryzen 4000 version of the Lenovo Legion 5. By purchasing this Legion 5, the AMD Ryzen platform is exceptionally powerful and efficient in everyday life. Day in and day out, and Lenovo has a clean, functional design, great inputs, a nice screen, and multiple configuration options.
You will look in vain for high-quality case materials in the Legion 5 because Lenovo uses matt black plastic. The top of the base unit is covered with a rubber surface. What is immediately noticeable is the position of the lid, which does not coincide with the back of the laptop but slides forward about 25 mm.
Aesthetically, it’s a dark gray laptop with no gaming accents or RGB lights. Lenovo puts a heavy load on stickers and branding, with LEGION on the lid and under the screen, LENOVO badge on the lid and armrest, and audio from Harman typing under the keyboard on the left. The number of stickers can be easily removed.
The Legion 5 AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU and 16GB of RAM handle most of your productivity tasks with unmatched ease. In fact, 40 Google Chrome tabs including Twitch live streams, Netflix movies and 1080p YouTube videos can be deleted without delay. The impressive performance is further increased by the fast SSD storage with 512 GB, which leads to an impressive processing speed. When you’re not playing, you can launch media-editing applications like Photoshop and the Ryzen 7 8-core (16-thread) CPU still won’t stutter.
The battery life is at least 4 hours and 13 minutes, including continuous surfing and video streaming over WiFi with a brightness of 150 nits. When gaming, you have a lifespan of more than three hours, which is normal for more expensive gaming laptops, but less than we would expect from a mid-range device.
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor (2.90 GHz, Max Boost up to 4.20 GHz, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 8 MB Cache)|
|GPU||Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB|
|Display||15.6″ FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS, anti-glare with Dolby Vision™, 300 nits, 144Hz|
|Body||363x260x23.57-26.13mm (14.3×10.2x1in), 2.5kg (5.5lbs)|
|Ports||(4) USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A|
(1) USB 3.2 Type-C (DisplayPort)
|Memory||16GB DDR4 3200MHz|
|Storage||512GB PCIe SSD|
|Battery||60WHr, 170W charger|
|Audio||2 x 2W Harman Kardon speaker system|
|Connectivity||802.11AX (2 x 2)|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|