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Lenovo Legion 5 Review: € 1000 Laptop Interesting Gaming Performance

Lenovo Legion 5 Review: € 1000 Laptop Interesting Gaming Performance

The Lenovo Legion 5 features dark blue plastic in the shell of its screen and plastic around the keyboard. The edges of the slab are black grain plastic, as well as the bottom shell. The hinge is slightly advanced on the frame or, depending on the view, the frame is 3 cm behind the screen.

The contrasting effect of the Legion logo is very brilliant, from white to blue to pink. © Digital

When opened, a keyboard screen with a numeric keypad is displayed. The position of the keys is relatively dense, but Lenovo has noticed the arrow keys to move down. The keyboard is two levels behind and the Fn-Space shortcut changes in each mode. Typing is of good quality and the keyboard is not affected by significant defects. The touchpad is much wider than the space bar and offers decent sliding and good left and right click feedback. The middle click is relatively hard and does not allow pulling while maintaining pressure.

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The Legion 5’s connection is particularly rich, with a USB Type-C port on the left and a headphone / microphone combo socket. On the right, Lenovo has a USB 3.0 port, a switch for a webcam and PC power-on light. The latter is copied and pasted with the start button placed above the keyboard. Finally, there are three USB 3.0 ports between the two holes in the back of the chassis, a proprietary charging socket, an HDMI 2.1 port, an RJ45 port and a compatible U. with power delivery and display port. SP Type-C port.

The wireless connection is provided by WiFi 6 (2400 MB / s) and Bluetooth 5.2 provided by the Intel AX 201 chip. The 720p webcam located above the screen is again of poor quality, which has a very vague blur effect on the details.

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Cooling is provided by two fans, which blow on four radiators located in the lower corners of the screen hinge. Lenovo allows you to change the profile without having to look at the software with the keyboard shortcut FN-Q. The Start Button LED then changes color depending on the mode selected: quiet blue, automatic white and red in turbo mode.

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In turbo mode, we set a maximum temperature of 47.5 C between the arrow keys. ZQSD keys are relatively cool when measured at 34 C. So the right side of the keyboard is the hottest part of the chassis, which is above the RTX 3060 and its 130W DTP. The holes in the RTX 3060 are much warmer (58.7 and C and 55.4 ° C) than those dedicated to the Raison 7 5600H (52.2 and C and 50.2 C).

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Noise pollution is in quiet mode with 41 dB readings in the game. In automatic mode, the Legion 5 is heard a little more with 46 dB. However, we are in the middle of delivering laptops Gaming. In turbo mode, Legion 5 interferes with 50dB measurements, causing draft Digital Opinions of office neighbors.

Note that the performance difference between automatic mode and turbo mode is not indicated. With integrated criteria ofCreed Valhalla of the Assassin, On average only 1 FPS shares both modes in favor of the turbo. This method only works to better dissolve the calories generated by our processor-graphics card pair.

Access to the components is achieved by removing the 10 Phillips screws. Hull is hard to unravel. We recommend starting from the front with an old bank card or a specific tool. The most difficult part is firmly at the level of the vents. This will be enough to sleep the shell to free all the rear attachments.

The interior of the Lenovo Legion 5 is without its scattering plates. © Digital

The interior of the Lenovo Legion 5 is without its scattering plates. © Digital

When opened, there is a free M.2 space on the left side under the aluminum plate holding the three screws. There are two DTR4 slots under the square aluminum plate, only one of which is occupied (we will come back to this later). On the right is the SSTM2 format and WiFi card placed under the aluminum plate. The battery is not stuck and comes free after removing 4 screws. When passing, we will have the empty space on the left side of the battery. As Asus does, Lenovo may have the opportunity to extend the capability of the latter from 60 Wh to 80 or 90 Wh.

Lenovo will display its Legion 5 with an IPS panel at 1920 x 1080 bx 120 Hz. Its integration into the chassis was not particularly clean because we measured a screen occupancy rate of 72%. However, it is at the level of competition at this point.

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Legion 5’s team does not shine by its quality. We found a maximum brightness of 292 cd / m², which is a decent value, supported by the low reflectivity of matte coatings with 16% reflected light. By reducing the brightness to reach 200 cd / m² for our colorization and autonomy measurements, we noticed that setting the brightness to 90% was sufficient. By reducing a peak to 80%, the brightness is reduced to only 100 cd / m²! Thus, below 80%, light intensity is unusable. The optimal setting of this parameter would be welcome.

The difference with the value of 1145: 1 is weak. In use, blacks will be gray. Color temperature is 6262 K, which is slightly below video quality, but nothing is blocked. Finally, the delta power in panel 6.8 does not provide reliable colors from the peak. As a reminder, the chromatic aberrations with a delta current of less than 3 are incomprehensible. For example, the slightly artificial green of our test method is almost khaki.

Good point for gamers, there is only 15 ms on the back, which is a good value for a laptop PC Gaming It does not see the lines of fast movements in the game.

From left to right, gamma curve, color temperature and delta e. © Les Numerix

From left to right, gamma curve, color temperature and delta e. © Les Numerix

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