Lenovo makes some great gaming laptops under the Legion brand. The new Legion 5 Pro is the latest to come out of its assembly line and it packs in great spec, very good design and build quality, and commendable performance.
The Legion range of laptops is aimed at gamers, the overall design of the Legion 5 Pro is very subtle – Lenovo has used a dark greyish exterior, which Lenovo calls “Storm Grey” without any design cues that scream “Gaming Laptop” in any sort way. Thus, the Legion 5 Pro will also be perfectly suitable for resource-hungry work, more notably for content creation, video rendering and so on. Because it’s got that kind of power.
Under the hood, the Legion 5 Pro is powered by a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 -12700H processor running at a clock speed of 2.70-GHz. It also comes packed with a whopping 32GB of DDR5 RAM and 1TB of M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage. For graphics, you get a choice of up to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with 8GB of GDDR6 dedicated memory.
As soon as you open the lid of the laptop, you come face-to-face with a 16-inches QHD IPS display that offers a resolution of 2560-by-1600 pixels. You get an aspect ratio of 16:10, a brightness of 500 nits, a refresh rate of 165Hz, a 3ms response time, and support of 100% sRGB colours. The display is also VESA DisplayHDR-certified and it supports Dolby Vision and NVIDIA G-SYNC.
For audio, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is equipped with a pair of 2W speakers powered by Nahimic Audio. On the top of the display, you will also find a 720p camera with an e-shutter. The laptop weighs a hefty 2.54-kgs and the overall build quality is solid.
What good is a gaming laptop if it ain’t got a multitude of I/O ports? Well, the Legion 5 Pro has got you covered. On the left edge, you get two USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4) ports along with the cooling vents.
On the right edge, you will find the USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 port, the camera’s E-Shutter button, and a 3.5mm audio combo jack.
On the rear, you get two USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one USB Type-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2, DisplayPort 1.4, power delivery) port, one HDMI 2.1 port, the RJ45 LAN port, and the power port.
The Legion 5 Pro also comes with a 4-Zone RGB backlight which had very good key travel. The touchpad was nice and responsive. The IPS panel on the Legion 5 Pro is crisp, the colours are stunning, and the size of the screen does offer that extra space you require especially when you are gaming or editing videos.
For testing the real-world performance we ran the Cinebench R23 benchmark on the Legion 5 Pro. In our single-core tests and multi-core tests, then Legion 5 Pro passed with flying colours, as seen below:
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is currently available at an asking price of AED 9399, which seems like a good price point if you compare the strong specs and performance it offers. It is well-designed, well-built, offers great performance and is an all-around laptop that can be used for both work and play.
Price: AED 9399
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2022) AED 9399
The Legion range of laptops is aimed at gamers, the overall design of the Legion 5 Pro is very subtle – Lenovo has used a dark greyish exterior, which Lenovo calls “Storm Grey” without any design cues that scream “Gaming Laptop” in any sort way.