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Lenovo legion 5: The best gaming laptop with RTX 3060

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Verdict

The Lenovo legion 5 with impressive specs and gaming design, makes a good impression overall on gamers around the world. A gaming laptop series with the best cooling system overall in the industry. As we know that cooling in a gaming laptop is the main thing in a laptop without a better cooling system high performance CPU and GPU will not perform enough well. And the price per performance of this laptop is overall good enough to buy this laptop.

Lenovo legion 5: Key Features

  • A solid gaming specification – RTX 3060 and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
  • The QHD 165Hz display
  • The industry’s overall best cooling system and build quality
  • An impressive gaming design

Introduction

This laptop is powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5800H which is 8 Cores and 16 Threads CPU and graphical power come from Nvidia Geforce RTX 3060. Actually, there are two variants- Legion 5 and Legion 5 Pro. These laptops come with the same CPU and GPU but the difference is the display. And the price is value for money. For Legion 5 price is around Rs.1.31 lakhs and for Legion 5 Pro is around Rs.1.43 lakhs. Let’s see detailed specs and also know the differences between legion 5 and legion 5 Pro.

Lenovo legion 5: Display

  • The 16:9 aspect ratio display
  • Good colors and contrast
  • Color correction is possible

The Lenovo Legion 5 comes at 15.6 inches with an aspect ratio of 16:9. Normally, the screen size is average as all other laptop gives the same display size. This will be enough for gaming as well as normal tasks. But if you are a creator you really need a monitor. This is a WQHD (2560×1440) display. Also, support Dolby Vision which is a good feature.

The 165Hz refresh rate and 3ms response time are enough for FHD gaming and also for 2k gaming. These specs are good for single-player and Esport but not enough for competitive gaming where a higher refresh rate display is preferred. Also, a 100% sRGB color display that is just enough for your all color correction work. And also 300 nits of brightness is good for indoor and outdoor use.

Lenovo legion 5: Keyboard and Trackpad

In Lenovo Legion5 keys are in unique shape and quality levels are good the keyboard’s base is sturdy and the buttons have decent travel and speed, so it’s easy to hammer through games. The arrow keys are full size and kept separate from the main keyboard layout.

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The keyboard is a full-size 4-zone RGB LED backlit and they are called the TrueStrike keyboard. Also, this keyboard support 100% Anti-Ghosting and also Anti-Abrasion, and Soft-Landing switches. You will get up to 1.5 mm key travel. They have given large arrow keys which are good while playing racing games but most of the game’s movements happen with W, A, S, and D keys. The pretty large 4.7 x 3-inch touchpad makes this keyboard more appealing. This is a large one-piece Track Pad enough for normally browsing through the laptop.

 

Lenovo legion 5: Performance

  • Best CPU and GPU combo
  • The ultimate cooling fans
  • Good Score

The Lenovo Legion 5 is powered by AMD Ryzen 7 5800H which can give an extensive performance. This is an 8 Cores and 16 Threads CPU which is enough for all kinds of your work. The base speed of the CPU is 3.2 GHz and the max speed is 4.4GHz. Also, 4MB of L2 cache and 16MB of L3 cache makes retrieving data from the computer’s memory more efficient.

The RTX 3060 which is a mid-range GPU can handle up to 2k gaming but for this, you have to invest in a 2k display variant of this laptop. So, 3,840 Nvidia Ampere cores alongside 6GB GDDR6 memory, and in this laptop, the RTX 3060 has 130W of maximum power. And the Boost clock is between 1425/1702MHz. The GPU is cooled by Legion Coldfront 3.0 with Quad Channel Exhaust System with Copper Fins. This basically the best cooling system ever in any other laptop. The fact is that heat will produce you just can’t stop this but can be reduced. Now, why this CPU and GPU can be a good combo? well, the answer is simple enough there is no bottleneck issue in this laptop and the performance it offers is excellent.

Let’s see some benchmarks.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800H

Cinebench R23 (Single Core) 1445
Cinebench R23 (Multi Core) 12788
Geekbench 5 (Single Core) 1461
Geekbench 5 (Multi Core) 8397

Lenovo legion 5: Internal Memory/Storage

In Lenovo Legion 5 16GB RAM is given and this RAM is DDR4 type at 3200 MHz. Now, these RAMs are in the dual channel so if you want to upgrade to 32 GB then you must have empty occupied slots.

And the storage is given 1TB SSD and can be upgraded up to a max of 2TB SSD. There is no HDD slot given.

Lenovo legion 5: Laptop Battery/charging

Lenovo Legion 5 has up to 9 hours of the standard lifetime on paper but in actuality, it’s about almost 3 hours on the normal tasks. Its battery comes with polymer lithium technology. It is capable of fast charging. Its charger pin comes in a slim tip adapter type. It comes with 300W power brick. This can charge your laptop by about 60% in about 30 minutes. You just can’t expect much battery life on this laptop because many components use high power.

Lenovo legion 5: Full Specs

ProcessorUp to AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H mobile processor
Operating SystemUp to Windows 10 Pro
GraphicsNVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 3060 Laptop GPU, 6GB GDDR6, Boost Clock 1425MHz, Maximum Graphics Power 130W
Display39.6cms (15.6) FHD IPS (1920 x 1080), 165Hz refresh rate, <3 ms response time, 100% sRGB, 300 nits, Dolby Vision™ supported, AMD FreeSync™ Premium
MemoryUp to 128GB
BatteryUp to 8 hours* (MM18)
Rapid Charge Pro supported
Storage
Up to 2TB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD
Audio2x2W speakers with Nahimic Audio for Gamers
ConnectivityWiFi 6 (802.11 ax)
Bluetooth® 5.1
Ports / SlotsLeft Side:
USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (DisplayPort™ 1.4)
Headphone / mic combo
Right Side:
USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
E-Shutter button
Rear Side:
3 x USB-A 3.2 Gen 1
USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 (DisplayPort™ 1.4 & power delivery)
HDMI 2.1
RJ45
Power input

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