Its been a month since Lenovo has introduced its brand-new Legion 5 Pro laptop (from the Legion 2021 series) in the market. From its specifications, it can be said that this laptop is the flagship killer in its category.
In terms of specifications, the Legion 5 Pro features the latest AMD Ryzen 5800H processor based on Zen3 architecture. In addition, the latest series of GPU from NVIDIA (RTX 30XX series) has been combined with the SoC. None of the Ryzen game products made this golden combination in the best condition until now.
With the debut of the Lenovo 2021 series of a gaming laptop, it can be said that these “pain points” are no longer exist. Through the redesign of the motherboard circuit, Lenovo finally realized the independent display direct connection (genuinely perfect in all gears of gaming) on the Zen3 gaming notebook and solved all the previous problems at once.
Talking a bit about the specifications, the Legion 5 Pro features a 16″ Quad-HD (2500*1600p) IPS Display, which further got 165Hz refresh rate (or 3ms response time). The display has an aspect ratio of 16:10, and other things like 100% sRGB, HDR certified, Dolby Vision-enabled, NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD Freesync are also there.
The GPU comes in two versions: RTX 3060 & RTX 3070 (depends on the buyer, what they want). Physically, the display got tiny bezels from the side, while only the bottom side has a bit bigger chin. With these specifications, it can be said that this gaming machine can run heavy games like Witcher 3, Cyberpunk, or Red Dead Redemption 2 with ease & grace. In addition, the traditional heat dissipation of the LEGION 5 PRO itself is also quite piled, and its performance cannot be underestimated.
The appearance design is also further improved if compared with predecessors. On the backside, the Legion 5 Pro adopts a classic big Y logo. The LOGO supports lighting, and the colors can be adjusted with the software. At the front, we got a three-sided narrow frame design, while the thickness of this frame is the flagship level. There is a front webcam on top, and next to it is the LED indicator, which is used to identify whether the camera is working.
The keyboard is full-size, while the numeric keypad is also provided, supports two-level of white backlight adjustment. There is also the Lenovo nameplate in the lower right corner, which makes the notebook more textured. It is recommended that users should disable the Touchpad before playing any game. As per observation, it can be seen that Touchpad is placed at a bit left while it is also known that most game these days uses “W, S, A, D” keys. The users might face unexpected touch to Touchpad while playing the game.
The interfaces are mainly concentrated in the tail. From left to right are 1x RJ45 Gigabit Ethernet port, USB 3.2 Type-C interface (supporting DP1.4 and 100W PD power supply), 3x USB 3.2 Type-A interfaces, 1x HDMI 2.1 interface, and a power interface. There are fewer interfaces on both sides; there is a USB 3.2 Type-A interface and electronic camera switch on the right. A USB 3.2 Type-C interface (supporting DP1.4) and a 3.5mm audio interface are also there on the left.
At the disassembling of Legion 5 Pro, the traditional copper pipes used for heat dissipation can be seen. The heat dissipation configuration of the Legion 5 Pro is also quite luxurious. A heat-dissipating metal cover covers almost the entire motherboard, and it is not easy to find a bare place.
Especially the core heat dissipation area, although it is a configuration of dual fans, four air outlets, and five heat pipes, although it seems that the number of heat pipes is not large, the diameter of the heat pipes is not tiny at all. Heat pipes for traversing the CPU and GPU cores are also there. The diameter is as high as 10mm.