The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Gen 7 has launched with the latest Intel 12th Generation CPUs. The base model comes with the Intel i7 Core Processor, Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060, and 16 GB SO-DIMM DDR5 RAM is the latest combination of the ultimate gaming components.
Lenovo Legion 5i series has updated to the latest generation intel processors, as earlier with 11th Gen processors. Now, you will get the most powerful processing combined with a powerful Nvidia RTX 3060. Legion has also updated the cooling system which will maintain cooling better than the previous generation.
The laptop looks bold with its design and performance. Legion had tried to give white theme gaming laptops in previous generation laptops. But now, this laptop comes with a Grey color combination which is excellent. And the RGB lights glowing on the keyboard give futuristic look to the laptop. This can be a mainstream gaming laptop and you will love this laptop. Read out the article to know everything about this laptop. (Also read: Lenovo legion 5: The best gaming laptop with RTX 3060).
The design has not changed much compared to the previous design. The laptop looks expensive and solid gaming laptop. With this launch, Lenovo has given a bigger display size to the Legion 5i series. The laptop’s build quality is outstanding because of the metal body and solid plastic used in some parts of the laptop. The vents of laptops are made such that they can be better on flat surfaces but not on smooth surfaces because of heating. The recommended way is to put the laptop a little up from the surface or use a cooling pad the way to cool your laptop. But by using normal tasks on this laptop, this will not head up anymore.
With the dimension 19.9-26.6mm x 359.9mm x 264.4mm, the laptop weighs around 2.49kg. As we know gaming laptops are heavy and there is little discomfort for portable use. So, keep in mind that this laptop is made for high performance but not for portable. The bezels of the laptop are thin and give a better viewing angle. At the top of the laptop, there is a webcam with an e-shutter option which is good for privacy. Coming to the keyboard, this is a 100% anti-ghosting 4-zone RGB gaming keyboard. The white color variant has an optional blue light backlight keyboard. The keyboard feels sturdy and has 0% flex.
The display of Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Gen 7 comes with 40.64(16.0) WQXGA. The resolution of this display is 2560 x 1600 which is a 2k display. The display is an IPS anti-glare which also supports Dolby Vision. Also, support Nvidia G-SYNC. For color, correction display is supported HDR 400 and 100% SRGB. For gaming, the display is supported up to 165Hz along with 500 Nits brightness making viewing content stress free and giving a good pleasure.
Again, the 165Hz is not recommended for competitive gaming but for story games and if you do not do competitive gaming then there is no problem. The display is really bright and you can use the laptop outside with no compromise.
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Gen 7 is powered by the latest Intel Core i7-12700H Processor. The base clock speed is 3.50 GHz and with Turbo Boost up to 4.70 GHz. This Processor has 14 Cores and 20 Threads with a 24 MB Cache. For graphics processing, this laptop comes with the Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060 6GB GDDR6. This GPU can easily handle modern games at high settings at 2k resolution.
This laptop can be a mainstream gaming machine. With just a plugin charger to power, you can enjoy the ultimate performance of this laptop. You can even choose performance according to the work by Legion software. This laptop has gained better performance as compared to the previous generation.
Intel Core i7-12700H Benchmarks
|Cinebench R23 Multi Core||15665|
|Cinebench R23 Single Core||1757|
|Geekbench 5 Multi-Core||12811|
|Geekbench 5 Single-Core||1635|
Gaming Benchmarks (Ultra Setting 1440P)
|Forza Horizon 5||70 FPS|
|GTA 5||130 FPS|
|GOD Of War||70 FPS|
|Far Cry 6||60 FPS|
|Red Dead Redemption 2||60 FPS|
Ports, Display Output and Mux Switch
Legion has never disappointed in terms of ports. The laptop comes with 2xUSB 3.2 Gen 1 and 1xUSB 3.2 Gen 1 (Always On), 2xUSB-C 3.2 Gen 2, 1xThunderbolt 4,1xHDMI, Ethernet, Headphone (3.5mm).
For display output, this laptop supports up to 4 display outputs. You can use Mux Switch for changing which GPU can external display use. You can switch to hybrid mode, hybrid-iGPU only, dGPU, and Auto hybrid mode.
Speakers, Mic, and Webcam
Speakers on Legion 5i Pro are above normal but good at all. The 2×2 W Stereo speakers are good for normal tasks but it will be good to use external speakers. Only use external speakers if you watch movies, listen to music, and simply browse youtube videos. Definitely, you will need gaming headphones for full enjoyment of gaming.
The webcam given on the laptop is a 720p basic cam. The good thing is that you can turn off the camera physically by E-camera Shutter. This will keep your privacy safe. The webcam is average and can be better for video calls. Problem create when you use the laptop in low light, the quality became very poor. It is good to use an external webcam.
Battery and Charging
The battery on Legion 5i Pro is 80Wh unit and can last up to 4 hours by using a laptop for normal tasks such as web browsing, Ms Office, videos, etc. That’s an average battery backup for a gaming laptop. While gaming this laptop can last even less than 1.4 hours. It is not recommended to play games on battery instead use the laptop plug-in to power to enjoy the full performance of the laptop.
The laptop comes with a 300W power adapter which is heavy as a full brick. It also supports fast charging. The 300W charger can fully charge this laptop in around 40 mins.
This laptop will be the ultimate choice for a price of Rs.1,64,990. You will the best performance of i7 12700H combined with Nvidia RTX 3060. The best in industry cooling system makes this laptop the mainstream gaming laptop. The games you will run at ultra preset at 2k resolution in 165hz display will gonna change the whole experience of gaming. The choice is yours you will pay for the ultimate gaming experience in a portable laptop.