LENOVO Legion 5 Pro Review

In this article, I give you my Lenovo Legion 5 Pro review with specs included. I’ve been waiting a while to get this in for review. At the time of writing this, it was not out on the markets of the US and EU, but it’s been out in some Asian countries for several weeks. For the US and EU markets, it came officially in June of 2021, for those who are wondering.

So what’s the big deal about this laptop? Well, Lenovo Legion gaming laptops have been around for a while but they’re finally just getting it right. It takes several years often to make a product line before you really hit your stride.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro has a QHD plus display with a 16 by 10 aspect ratio on board. Also, we have Ryzen which is the latest hotness and for a reason, it runs cool and it runs fast. So, ins this laptop there is a Ryzen 7 5800H processor.

Of course, in video graphics, you got your choice of an RTX 3060 or RTX 3070. And those are Max-P wattages not Max-Q for good performance and there’s a lot more to talk about.

There’s a couple of different models of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro, let’s talk about that.

First, the Legion 5 Pro is the slightly ‘gamery’ looking model but it’s still relatively speaking on the chill end of ‘gamery’.

Yes, you have the Legion logo which I think is supposed to be a Roman legion’s helmet kind of thing, not an upside-down Mercedes logo. I don’t have any issues with it. Compared to a dragon head logo on an MSI it’s not that out there. There’s no RGB body lighting on this so that’s about as bling-tastic as you get.

So, this one has one of the 16 by 10 aspect ratio displays, that’s one of the things that sets it apart.

Also, there is the Legion 5, not Pro which is a bit less expensive, and then there’s the Legion 7 which is kind of the upsell of Legion 5 Pro. It is also a 16-inch laptop just like 5 Pro with a QHD display but that one goes up to Ryzen 9. Also, you can go up to the RTX 3080 where 5 Pro stops at the RTX 3070.

And, yes, there are Intel versions with intel 11th gen of all these from Lenovo and the Legion line too. So, we’ll see after I test those how they compare to the Ryzen models all that sort of thing.

Obviously, Lenovo Legion 5 Pro competes with the Alienware M15 R5 that I just reviewed and also the Asus Rogue Strix line. Let’s not forget to add that the Legion 5 Pro one has a webcam and not just that, it actually has a webcam privacy switch because it’s got Lenovo ThinkPad DNA going on too, so you get a little privacy and a little security there.

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