The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro came very close to Suggestmeshop top pick, with its beautiful Quad HD display and great keyboard in an attractive and attractive chassis. However, gaming performance was average primarily in our tests, and battery life, while good, lags well behind the ROG Strix G15 by a large margin.
If you are willing to sacrifice refresh rates for higher resolutions, you should check out Lenovo Legion 5 Pro. While other gaming laptops opt for 300 Hz, the Legion 165 Hz 2560 x 1600 display is a great screen. It also has an aspect ratio of 16:10, which we appreciate for productive use.
Our test model was equipped with a Ryzen 7 5800H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 processor, which delivered a competitive performance in our gaming test series. Our system also includes 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM.
We also liked this laptop’s keyboard, which takes advantage of Lenovo’s Business ThinkPads.
However, the system is a bit thick. If you don’t want to deal with large volumes, consider the other options on this list.
The Legion 5 Pro is the best gaming PC Lenovo has ever made. For less than $2000, you get the exceptional performance of AMD Ryzen 5000 processors in an attractive 16-inch package. It gave good results in all the games we tested, even with the native resolution of 2560 x 1600. And with a 165Hz screen, you can get the most out of the Legion 5 Pro.
Regardless of performance, the main highlight of the Legion 5 Pro is its 16:10 aspect ratio display. It’s hard to find a screen this high in the gaming laptop market these days, and it gives you more room to multitask if you want to use the Legion 5 Pro as your daily driver. The keyboard is also comfortable, with a 1.5mm profile and four-zone programmable backlighting.
The biggest drawback of the Legion is the battery life. We got about four and a half hours of continuous use in our testing. While it’s not the worst we’ve seen in a gaming laptop, it’s far from what you’ll see in the G15. But it charges very fast with the 300W built-in bricks.
The 165Hz QHD display is a natural feature that makes gaming and regular Windows a pleasure. It’s an IPS panel with a maximum brightness of 500 nits, so you won’t get as bored when gaming as you watch movies.
The Legion Pro 5 is a true beast in gaming, as it has a powerful RTX 3070 (up to 140W, which is faster than around 3080sec) that performs well with live viewing. You can play most games at a native resolution of 2560 x 1600 at maximum settings without missing a beat. The fact that you can use DLSS and enjoy additional ray tracing for the money makes this package incredibly attractive.
- Excellent 165Hz QHD screen
- Great keyboard
- Decent value for money
- 3070 RTX is an excellent GPU from Nvidia
- Fantastic chassis
- Impressive configuration options
- Poor mic and speakers
- 720p webcam
- Keyboard layout
- Not great battery life
- Webcam positioning