Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16IAH7H
Average of 12 scores (from 21 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16IAH7H
With up to 120 W of constant CPU power consumption, the i7-12700H is even challenging the more expensive i9 CPUs. And with 16 GB of RAM, 2 TB of NVME storage and an unleashed RTX 3060, gamers and content-creators have all manner of performance reserves at their disposal. Does the 16-inch QHD display, and over-the-top connectivity deliver that convincing overall package? That’s what we aim to clarify here.
Lenovo’s Legion line of gaming laptops has been putting out bangers for years. Back in 2021, we reviewed the previous model of this laptop - the RTX 2060-equipped Lenovo Legion 5i - and were generally impressed by the solid performance and fair pricing. More recently, we awarded the Legion 5 Pro a rare 5-star review, again citing its excellent gaming capabilities and sensible price tag. We’re pleased to report that having spent some time with the most recent 2022 model of the Lenovo Legion 5i, it remains able to trade blows with the best gaming laptops and packs a punch despite its humble appearance. The model we tested came with an Intel Core i7-12700H CPU and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card, which puts it pretty squarely in the mid-range space as far as gaming laptops go. There’s a variety of other models with different processors and GPUs, all of which look to offer a comparable price-to-performance ratio to our review unit.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 03/17/2023
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 90% features: 90% mobility: 70%
Source: Matthew Moniz
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/29/2022
Source: Trusted Reviews
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro is fast in games and applications, it’s very sturdy, and it has an impressive display – it’s a great option if you need a mainstream gaming laptop. That said, it’s heavier and thicker than rivals and battery life could be better, so this isn’t the rig for you if you want something portable and long-lasting.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/01/2022
Rating: Total score: 80%
Source: Tech Nave
As aforementioned, the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (2022) could start from RM8,299. That's a difference of RM1.5K from its predecessor's starting price! Assuming that's the real price tag, I believe most hardcore PC gamers would rather spend that money building their own gaming PCs. To be frank, the laptop's performance and price point are 'overkill' and you can get other 2022 gaming laptops at a lower price albeit with slightly lower specs.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/18/2022
The Legion 5i Pro is the closest you can get to a gaming laptop that can function as a desktop replacement in the Philippines. The 12th-gen Alder Lake-H processors offer a massive performance increase over the previous generation, though its massive size and abysmal battery life mean that the Legion 5i Pro is best used while plugged in.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/15/2022
Source: Mobile Tech Review
The 2022 edition of the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16” gaming laptop hits Gen 7 with that still lovable 16” QHD+ 16:10 aspect ratio display, strong performance and a chill aluminum design that’s office-friendly. This is the Intel 12th gen version that brings Thunderbolt 4 and strong gaming performance, so don’t count it out vs the Ryzen version. It’s available with NVIDIA RTX 3050 Ti, 3060 and 3070 Ti GPUs, a Core i7 with 14 cores, Wi-Fi 6E, ample ports and a responsive keyboard. The 165Hz 2560 x 1600 display now supports VRR (variable refresh rate), and the laptop has a mux switch.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/27/2022
Source: Ultrabook Review
Last year, the Legion 5 Pro was my favorite mid-tier all-purpose laptop of its generation. This year, the Intel-based Legion 5i Pro has big shoes to fill, and offers a significant boost in CPU performance, a slight bump in GPU and combined performance, and a cleaner redesign, while keeping the series's other strong points, and at the same time not tackling its quirks. Are these changes enough to justify a higher price tag and shorter runtimes on battery vs. the 2021 models? Probably not, unless you truly need that powerful CPU for your workloads, and I'll explain why in the detailed review down below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/27/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
The crowning glory for this Lenovo Legion is the Vantage software and the Q Control function that allows you to switch power and cooling modes in an instant. This system works well as it is supported by the new Legion ColdFront 4.0 cooling system which allows the Core i7-12700H CPU to run at an impressive speed. While we were impressed by the Performance mode we found it was too noisy to be practical and recommend most users should stick with Auto mode which balances performance, cooling and noise levels very satisfactorily.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/17/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Matthew Moniz
Review of the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 2022 with a I7-12700H and RTX 3060. The Legion 5 Pro continues to be an amazing gaming laptop but is it worth picking up this year?
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/14/2022
Source: Newesc ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 10/15/2022
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 88% performance: 92% display: 85% mobility: 92% workmanship: 82%
Source: Game IT ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/13/2022
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
Source: MuyComputer ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/22/2022
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 90% mobility: 50% workmanship: 90%
Source: Geeknetic ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/20/2022
Rating: Total score: 90%
Source: Xataka ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/29/2022
Rating: Total score: 88% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 75% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 93%
Source: Noticias 3D ES→EN
Positive: High performance; good cooling system; big screen; nice display; premium design. Negative: Heavy adapter; uncomfortable keyboard; mediocre speakers.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/14/2022
Source: Prohardver.hu HU→EN
Positive: Elegant design; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; beautiful display; rich set of ports. Negative: Plastic case; no fingerprint sensor; heavy.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/23/2023
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Premium design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; excellent display; rich set of ports; comfortable keyboard. Negative: Mediocre external speakers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/08/2022
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Slim size; light weight; premium design; great built quality; powerful hardware; high gaming performance; nice display; quick charging. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/21/2022
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2022
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: VModTech TH→EN
Positive: Powerful processor; 16GB RAM; great dedicated graphics card; high gaming performance; Wi-Fi 6E; beautiful design; solid workmanship.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2022
Source: Giz.ro →EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/30/2022
Rating: Total score: 85%
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU: High-End laptop graphics card based on the Ampere GA106 chip with 3072 cores. Available in different versions with a TDP from 60 to 115 Watt.
With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.
i7-12700H: On Alder-Lake based mobile CPU with 6 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 20 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 1.7 to 4.7 GHz and supports vPro.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-inch display variants are the standard and are used for more than half of all laptops.
The reason for the popularity of mid-sized displays is that this size is reasonably easy on the eyes, often allows high resolutions and thus offers rich details on the screen, yet does not consume too much power and the devices can still be reasonably compact - simply the standard compromise.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
With this weight, a laptop is rather heavier than average. Devices in this range shine more with screen size and performance than with mobility.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
83.8%: This rating is slightly above average, there are somewhat more devices with worse ratings. However, clear purchase recommendations look different.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.