CES 2022 | Lenovo Legion 5 and Legion 5 Pro now available with Intel Alder Lake-H, Ryzen 6000 H, Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti options
Lenovo is refreshing the Legion 5 lineup of gaming laptops at CES 2022. The Legion 5 lineup is available in both Intel and AMD variants and once again brings forth technologies such as Lenovo ColdFront 4.0 cooling, Lenovo Vantange system performnace tuning, and the Legion TrueStrike keyboard.
Lenovo Legion 5 Series
The Legion 5 Series comes in both AMD (Legion 5) and Intel (Legion 5i) variants. Both models feature largely identical specifications. This includes a 15-inch WQHD display with a 165 Hz refresh rate, 300 nits brightness, 3 ms response time, and Dolby Vision support. Nvidia G-Sync is available as well.
The Legion 5i can be configured up to the 12th gen Intel Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H while the Legion 5 offers the latest AMD Ryzen 6000H series APUs. Both systems can be configured with up to 32 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and up to a 1 TB PCie Gen 4 SSD. Nvidia RTX 30 series GPUs up to 125 W TDP and a 1,485 MHz boost clock can be configured for both models, which likely indicates the newly announced RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU.
The other main differences are with respect to the port selection and battery capacity. While the Legion 5i can offer a Thunderbolt 4 port and USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4-out, the Legion 5 offers two such USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports instead. Also, the Legion 5i features an 80 Whr battery while the Legion 5 makes do with a 60 Whr cell.
Lenovo said that the Legion 5 Series offers the Legion TrueStrike keyboard now with 33% reduction in noise and 1.5 mm key travel. The keyboard can be configured to offer just a white backlight or 4-zone RGB lighting with swappable WASD key caps.
The Lenovo Legion 5i with Intel Alder Lake-H will be available in Storm Grey and Cloud Grey options from February starting from US$1,199.99. The Legion 5 with AMD Ryzen 6000 H APUs will be available in the same color options from April starting from US$1,129.99.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Series
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro takes things up a notch with even higher CPU and display specifications than the Legion 5 Series. Once again, we get both Intel Alder Lake-H (Legion 5i Pro) and AMD Ryzen 6000 H (Legion 5 Pro) variants.
While the Legion 5 Series offers a 15-inch WQHD 16:9 165 Hz display, the Legion 5 Pro Series features a 16-inch WQHD+ 16:10 240 Hz 500-nit panel that is Dolby Vision and Nvidia G-Sync-certified. The Legion 5 Pro AMD's panel also supports AMD FreeSync Premium in addition to Nvidia G-Sync. Both models are VESA DisplayHDR 400-certified as well.
On the CPU side, the Legion 5i Pro now offers options up to the Core i9-12900H while the Legion 5 features the latest AMD Ryzen 6000H APUs. Both variants can be configured with Nvidia RTX 30 GPUs up to 165 W TDP and a boost clock of 1,485 MHz, which indicates a higher power RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU.
Both the Intel and AMD variants of the Legion 5 Pro feature largely the same port selection — the Legion 5 Pro AMD lacks Thunderbolt 4, so Lenovo offers an additional USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4-out in lieu. These laptops are powered by an 80 Whr cell with support for Super Rapid Charge, which Lenovo claims can go from 0 to 80% in just 30 minutes.
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Intel will be available from February in Glacier White and Storm Grey color options starting from US$1,569.99. The Legion 5 Pro AMD will be available from April in the same color variants starting from US$1,429.99.
Lenovo Press Release