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Great gaming performance: Lenovo Legion Pro 5 AMD reviewed

Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8: outstanding versatility
Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8: outstanding versatility
Moderate fan noise despite great performance, bright and vibrant colours, and solid workmanship: even the base model Legion Pro manages to impress as an entry-level gaming laptop. The modestly priced AMD version demonstrates how much performance you can potentially get out of the RTX 4050.

With a brighter-than-average display, a plethora of ports and an outstanding chassis, the entry-level model of the Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 is worth taking a closer look at.

An RTX 4050 and a Ryzen 5 7645HX allow even newer games to run at solid frame rates and high settings. In our testing, we were regularly able to get more than 100 FPS with minor limitations (e.g. running games only Full HD). This places the Legion Pro 5 significantly ahead of many other competitors sporting the same RTX 4050.

The gaming laptop is thus an attractive option for casual gamers. Thanks to its colour-accurate 16:10 display, some hobbyist photographers and beginner video editors would likewise not regret purchasing this laptop.

Because Lenovo has also put together a relatively quiet notebook with moderate power usage and a generous cooling system, the Legion Pro 5 performs well as a work and gaming device in almost every situation.

Best performance isn't always necessary

To get the most out of the Legion’s potential, it pays to delve deeper into the included Lenovo Vantage software.

Sure, we weren’t able to improve upon the already above-average benchmark results in most games during our testing. That said, it is possible to completely customise the fan curve, power allocation and critical temperature limits in order to significantly modify how this gaming notebook behave.

You can make the Legion Pro 5 run completely silently or configure it to suit your favourite game by substantially reducing CPU performance.

Though this takes quite bit of effort, the predefined performance modes and additional manual settings massively enhance the versatility of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5. The great specs also helps with the device’s flexibility.

You can refer to our review of the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 16ARX8 (Ryzen 7645HX, RTX 4050) for more about the device’s strengths and weaknesses, various benchmark results and our in-depth verdict.

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Mario Petzold, 2023-08- 8 (Update: 2023-08- 7)