Enjoy professional-level performance and a next-level immersive gaming experience with the all-new Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop.
Lenovo presented its improved line of Legion gaming laptops at CES 2021 last January. The company has unveiled a whole variety of models, such as: Legion 5 15-inch, Legion 5 17-inch, Lenovo 5 Pro and Legion 7 series. Legion 2021 laptops are equipped with the recent AMD Ryzen processors and NVIDIA GeForce graphics. As for the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro, it contains high-quality internal hardware components, a dual turbo fan design, and more.
As with previous Legion models, Lenovo has combined powerful hardware with a minimalist design, enclosed in a sleek and slim chassis. If you want to explore the variety of models in the Legion range, we suggest our Lenovo Legion range for 2021, which we released earlier this year. However, in this article we focus on laptops based on the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro AMD Ryzen 7 processor.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 2021: Summary of specifications
- Processor: AMD 7 5800H, 8 cores, up to 4.40 GHz Max Boost
- Graphics card options: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 6GB / NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
- Display: 16-inch QHD 2560×1600 IPS, 16:10, non-touch, 500 nits matte screen panel
- Memory: up to 32 GB DDR4 3200 MHz
- Storage: Up to 2 TB of M. 2 PCIe SSD
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 6 802.11 AX (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.1, Gigabit LAN.
- Keyboard: 4-zone RGB backlight (full size).
- I/O Ports: 4x USB-A 3.2 gen1, 1x USB-C 3.2 gen2, DP/data, 1x USB-C 3.2 gen1, HDMI 2.1, LAN, headset and microphone (combined)
- Dimensions 14.01″ x 10.4″ x 0.86″– 1.1″
- Weight: 5.4 lbs.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 2021: New Features
- Overall, the Legion 5 series laptops received mainly internal hardware updates. The recent version comes with the powerful AMD Ryzen processor and NVIDIA RXT 3000 series graphics. And here’s what’s changed:
- The Legion 5 Pro has a more gaming-focused design with the Legion logo backlit on its top cover.
- The laptop received new Coldfront 3.0 thermals, as well as the Legion AI engine, which the Legion models had never had before. It allows to dynamically move the power between the CPU and the GPU.
- Finally, a 16-inch QHD display is presented on this device, a departure from the traditional 15.6″ and 17.3″ options. To learn more about the advantages of QHD displays, please see our article QHD vs FHD for gaming laptops.
- The Legion 5 Pro is a laptop with extraordinary performance, capable of running even the most demanding AAA titles. It is equipped with high-end gaming components and brand new technologies, such as Coldfront 3.0 and AI Engine.
Legion 5 Pro: Design
In fact, the overall appearance of the new Legion 5 Pro has not changed much. A clean design with an aluminum case in a “Storm Gray” finish is perfect for gaming and work needs. The dimensions, however, increased slightly due to a larger 16-inch screen: it gained 0.4 inches in diagonal. The weight hasn’t changed though: it’s still a 5.4lb laptop.
Enjoy an even more immersive gaming experience with the unique 16-inch QHD display. You will enjoy a vivid rendering in action with its ultra-fast refresh rate of 165 Hz and response time of 3 ms. It has a 100% sRGB color gamut, HDR 400 support, Dolby Vision display, VESA and an increased pixel density of 34%. And supports NVIDIA G-Sync.
These specifications make the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro model perfect for content creators, as its display offers a brightness of 500 nits and a sRGB color accuracy of 100%. In addition, the screen has an anti-glare treatment that works quite well while playing games, it has no impact on the color.
Overall, the Legion 5 Pro is a great laptop for playing esports games.
Due to their components, the Legion 5 Pro 2021 series laptops offer professional-level gaming performance. An ultra-powerful processor and graphics meet the needs of the most demanding gamers, especially when it comes to esports games. Not only that, digital creators who can run Adobe Premiere and Photoshop on this machine without a hitch.
We should also mention the Nahimic 3D audio on the Legion 5 Pro, specially designed for gamers. It offers awesome high definition sound technology. Nahimic Audio enhances the audio and voice performance of your gaming laptop for crystal-clear communication.
Port and Thermal Connectivity
Legion 5 Pro comes with Wi-Fi 6 (802.11 ax) and Bluetooth 5.1. As for the ports, the device has several that are distributed mainly on the back and on each side of the laptop. You will find a USB 3.2 port, a USB 3.2 Type-C port with a combo headphone jack, an HDMI 2.1 port, three USB 3.2 ports.
As we mentioned, this laptop sports Lenovo’s Coldfront 3.0 innovation technology. Think of it as an intelligent system to increase an air flow (up to 18%), to better manage the fan noise and the heat generated by the computing power. The fact that the system operates at lower temperatures will provide optimized performance and a longer battery life.
The Lenovo Legion AI engine recognizes the multiple sensors placed on the CPU, GPU, side thermal vents, SSD memory card and more to send information about the temperature of your device so that you can play for hours without overheating your system and compromising performance. In addition, you can control the fan speed and voltage with Q Control 4.0 to extend the battery life.
The Lenovo TrueStrike keyboard features soft-landing switches that deliver deeper strokes with equal force with each keystroke. The inputs have not changed compared to the standard Lenovo Legion 5 series. This is a full-size keyboard, available in different types of lighting, due to the RGB backlit technology.
Prices & Availability
The Legion 5 Pro 16-inch models have not yet been released in the United States and are currently not available online. However, they are available in the Asia-Pacific markets for an equivalent of 1826 USD and more.
Lenovo Legion Trade-in Value
You can sell your old used Lenovo Legion laptop with Gadget Salvation quickly and painlessly. Here are some examples of what you can expect to receive in cash, depending on the model and configurations, of course. Please note, however, that the estimates on the website are frequently revised to adapt them to rapidly changing market values and will therefore be updated in the future:
The Lenovo Legion 7i Series Core i9 10th Generation Nvidia RTX2080 laptop in good condition can set you back*.
Similarly, for a functional Lenovo Legion 5i Series Intel Core i7 10th Generation NVIDIA GTX 1660 Ti in impeccable condition, you will receive a cash offer.
The next-generation AMD Ryzen 7 processor and NVIDIA RTX graphics make the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro a powerful gaming laptop. In addition, the 500 nits QHD display allows you to play games like Call of Duty Warzone and many others, providing sharper image quality and vivid colors. So, are you ready to splurge on the new Lenovo Legion 5 Pro?