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/3D: Good7.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Poor5.8/10
BATTERY: Fair6.2/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.3/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.0/10
SIZE: 17.3"

The Lenovo Legion 5 17" is a midrange-priced laptop with a solid combination of AMD Ryzen 7 processor and Nvidia RTX 3060 graphics card, making it well-suited for gaming and engineering applications. It comes with modest storage and sizable RAM, providing good general performance. The large 17.3-inch display with high refresh rate is ideal for fast-paced games and vibrant visuals, but the size may hamper portability. It features a backlit keyboard with a number pad, adding to its functionality for various types of work. However, the battery life is on the lower end, which might be a concern for users needing to work on the go. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Large 17-inch display
  • High refresh rate for smooth visuals
  • Robust processor and GPU combination
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good heat management
Cons
  • Low battery life
  • Not very portable
  • Could be heavy for frequent travel
  • Limited resolution for size

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 software engineering, graphic design, 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.
Gaming, 3D & AI:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D 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" boasts a powerful CPU and ample RAM, ensuring smooth performance for a range of tasks, while its IPS screen offers quality visuals. However, its larger size and weight make it less portable, and the battery life might not be suitable for prolonged use away from a power source.
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
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 10 2021
Operating System
Windows 10 Home
Overall Dimensions
15.7'' x 11.4'' x 1''
Weight
6.57 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Overall CPU Score
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7.4/10
Graphics
RTX 3060 (130 W)
Overall GPU Score
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8.5/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1080
General Use Screen Score
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7.4/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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7.3/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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7.4/10
Diagonal Size
17.3"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
4
USB-C ports
2
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3

BATTERY

Battery Life
4.5 hours
Battery Capacity
80 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7.4/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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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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