This is the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro from Lenovo, a very popular laptop, the one last year, a very popular device.
The one before that was also a really popular device.
And I think Lenovo at this point has figured out that they have a product line, a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series of devices that people just look forward to.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Specification
It’s an excellent machine in terms of its technical capabilities.
It’s got a Ryzen 5800H, a very powerful processor paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Graphics Card that’s being fed 140 watts, this is one of the most high-powered RTX 3070 you get in a laptop, and it’s fed nicely pumps out a great performance.
With very acceptable temperatures, these are numbers that would make even sweaty laptop nerds sweat a little bit more in excitement.
And when you pop this thing open, you can see that they’ve added a fairly beefy thermal system on this device. And the screen is all-new this year.
Its 16 by 10 aspect ratio is just a little bit more vertical room. so on the top and the bottom.
And it’s bright color accurate, really fast, and games. It’s an awesome screen.
I will say that for the people that are unfamiliar with the benefits and negatives that come with 16 by 10 aspect ratio screens, the benefits only exist for productivity, they feel like viewing websites doing work that vertical spaces nice, but when you’re playing games, it doesn’t make a difference.
If anything, there are just now black bars on the top and bottom. And same with viewing content.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Display
But the overall Lenovo Legion 5 Pro display is fantastic, especially with how bright the display can get.
I’m gonna start with the conversation about weight, the cooling system is chunkier, it’s a heavier laptop than ever before when it came to the Legion 5.
So this comes in at 2.55 kilograms, almost 2.6 kilograms, it’s heavy, you’ll notice it.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro AC adapter
The other thing the AC adapter 300 watts, it is big end kind of heavy, like this thing is another kilogram if you’re carrying them together, like if you need to bring your AC adapter to work to school.
As a 3.5 kilo package, it is strangely heavy for a laptop.
I’m not sure why they put a 300-watt adapter for all the devices like this is coming with an RTX 3070.
Even though it’s a very powerful GPU, it doesn’t need a 300-watt adapter.
And even if you get the RTX 3060 equipped one, you’re still getting this huge adapter like there are companies out there that sell an RTX 3060 equipped gaming laptop with 180-watt adapters. This is 300 watts.
Now in terms of the laptop itself, part of that extra weight comes from the beefy cooling system we saw earlier, but it’s also just a bigger device this year than before.
It’s got a bigger screen. It’s just a bigger footprint is more material.
And it’s also metal on top.
Like this used to be a polycarbonate lid in the previous models.
Okay, the next thing I want to talk about is this logo, this why shaped the Lenovo logo for the people that are wondering I just recently figured this out.
This isn’t official but I think that this symbol is representative of a helmet like a Spartan Legion helmet.
I noticed this because the SIM card removal tool that they have with their phones was shaped like a helmet and I was like, is that what this is supposed to be?
I think in this day and age most people would rather have gaming laptops that are more muted designs, right.
Like the previous models.
One of the things that I praised so much about the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro from last year and one before that was how nice it looked like a regular laptop, you could bring it to work pull it out and no one would bat an eye because it looks like a regular work device, but just has gaming capabilities under the hood.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is a good look to me.
I think Lenovo knows that a lot of people think that Lenovo has two products Lenovo Legion 5 Pro, Lenovo Legion 7 that are so close to each other in terms of performance, and you can get GeForce RTX™ 3080.
For both of them. They’re so close in performance.
So how do you split them apart?
As Lenovo, you want everyone to buy the more expensive one, right?
Who’s gonna buy Lenovo Legion 5 Pro?
If this thing is so good and looks just the same?
Now the people the money who can afford the more expensive one will buy Lenovo Legion 7.
Instead of Lenovo Legion 5 Pro.
The third concern I have about this device is in regards to the trackpad.
So this trackpad has been shifted over to the left quite a lot.
If you’re just playing games with a WHD keys, your palm will most definitely be rubbing on this touchpad, constantly, you have to turn it off, you have to disable the trackpad when you’re using the web SDK for games because otherwise, you’re just picking up false movements from your pump constantly.
But even if you’re using this thing as a typing device, or some kind of work or productivity device, you will constantly be rubbing your palms accidentally on this touchpad.
I don’t think the software is good enough to do all the palm rejection it needs like look at this thing.
The left side of the trackpad is underneath the S key Which is so far over to the left.
I’ve never seen anything like this.
If you’re someone who depends on the touchpad, while you’re typing, or you know, for whatever reason don’t like turning it off while you’re playing games. It is an issue, you can work around it.
I’m just putting it out there for the people that depend on trackpads.
This we have a very strangely positioned trackpad, the tracking is good.
The click mechanics are great.
It’s just the positioning is weirdly shifted over to that one side of the keyboards also good got some nice lighting controls.
You also have the function like fan controls, which I always like to see, as well as lighting on the power button that adjust to the kind of profile you’re in something that not a lot of other devices do.
The fan noise is very acceptable software’s pretty clean, I do still wish that they’d give better control of the fans like I want them to adjust those fan curves, but maybe it’s a little too sweaty for them.
You also have dynamic power routing for the CPU and GPU as well as a muck switch. And of course the ports Lenovo does its ports well on the devices. They’re rear mounted.
You just keep all your cables and stuff away from your workspace you keep your left and right clean.
I always like seeing that.
There’s also a hardware switch like an actual kill switch for the webcam it disables the physical connection on the inside.
So for the people that want that privacy instead of just like a little slider thing, it’s like an actual kill switch for the device to just straight up.
Disconnect the camera, which is pretty nice.
Okay, so this is Lenovo Legion 5 Pro.
I think this is a really good device for a lot of people, but they’ve made some tweaks and adjustments that I don’t love and I think some of you guys will probably feel the same way.
Okay, that’s the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro.
Hope you enjoyed it. I love to see you here next time.