Lenovo Legion 5 17"

Lenovo Legion 5 17"

Lenovo Legion 5 17"

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BEST RATING
Keyboard Quality:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.2/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.8/10
BATTERY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.2/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.1/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Lenovo Legion 5 17" is a midrange-priced gaming laptop with a large 17.3-inch display, making it less portable due to its size and weight. It has a solid build quality, good heat management, and reasonable fan noise levels. Equipped with an Intel i7 processor and RTX 3060 graphics card, it delivers good general use and gaming performance. The battery life, however, is on the shorter side, which might be a limitation for those needing to work on the go. It comes with features desirable for gamers such as a high refresh rate screen, but the display’s resolution and color coverage are not top-tier for tasks like professional photo editing. If you're looking for decent gaming performance and can handle modest portability and battery life, this could be a good fit. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • Large 17-inch display
  • High refresh rate screen
  • Dedicated RTX 3060 GPU
  • Robust build quality
  • Backlit keyboard with numpad
Cons
  • Short battery life
  • Low portability score
  • Mediocre webcam quality
  • Limited high-speed USB-C ports

Ratings by Category

Keyboard Quality:
4.6
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
4.3
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.2
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
General Use:
4.1
The Lenovo Legion 5 17" is suited for general use due to its capable Intel i7 CPU and ample 16GB of RAM, which allow for smooth multitasking and handling of daily computing tasks. Additionally, the laptop's high-quality IPS screen with wide color coverage ensures vivid and accurate visuals, although its larger size and modest battery life make it less portable for on-the-go use.
Content Creation:
4.1
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Operating Noise:
3.5
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Battery Life:
3.2
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,200
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.4'' x 1''
Weight
6.57 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-11800H
Graphics
RTX 3060 (130 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
Yes
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
80 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
17.3"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
144Hz
Display Brightness
305 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Portability Score
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5.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
Yes
Fan Noise Score
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6.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8.5/10
Speaker Quality Score
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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
4
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Sebastian Bade | February 2022
"The Lenovo Legion 5 17 is a current-gen 17-inch gaming laptop and equipped with the latest AMD CPU and a powerful GPU, that manages to reach its full potential. The AMD Ryzen 5 5600H is a very good choice for this laptop and able to maintain its performance level for long periods of time. Our test model only falls behind consistently in a direct comparison with its competitors that are often equipped with eight cores and 16 threads. Despite this, the Legion 5 17 leaves an excellent impression and is almost able to keep up with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 mobile GPU in synthetic benchmarks."

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