The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is one of my favorite gaming laptops of 2021. It’s been a few years since I last worked on a Legion gaming laptop, as I always linked Lenovo with its ThinkPads for business or school use, much like Dell’s were back in the day. As a result, I never considered it a contender in the gaming laptop scene. But boy was I wrong. 

Technical Specs

Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 (140W) 8GB GDDR6   
Memory: 16GB, 8GBx2, DDR4 3200MHz
Display: 16-inch QHD IPS, 16:10, 500 nits, 165Hz / 3ms response time
Resolution: 2560 x 1600
Storage: 512GB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD
Battery: 6-Cell 86 Wh
Connectivity: USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4), Headphone / mic combo, USB 3.2 Gen 1, 3 x USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, power delivery), HDMI 2.1
OS: Windows 10 Home 64-bit
Dimensions: 1.1 x 14.01 x 10.4 inches
Weight: 5.4 lbs
Warranty: One year limited
Price: $1,649.99

The Legion 5 Pro config that arrived for review was pretty stacked for only $1,650. However, the SSD is only a 512GB model, which is a bit small given how big game installs are getting. It’s a tough call to make when it comes to hard drive size vs. overall cost, but at least an SSD can always be upgraded. 


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