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Lenovo posts a specs-ref for the new Legion 5 Pro ahead of its release

The 2021 Legion 5 Pro. (Source: Lenovo)
The 2021 Legion 5 Pro. (Source: Lenovo)
Lenovo announced that the Legion 5 Pro will be updated in 2021 with Ryzen 5000 silicon, RTX 30-series graphics and a 16:10 display. A Google-cached product specs reference let slip by the company ahead of its March release seems to confirm this, as well as how much RAM and storage space the machine can support.

Lenovo introduced the concept of a renewed Legion 5 Pro to come with the Ryzen 7 5800H platform and an RTX 3000 GPU in 2021. It is not available as yet; however, the OEM's new Product Specifications Reference (PSREF) for what will probably be its first SKU on its release (16ACH6H) offers more detail on the laptop, including exactly which new card it is to have.

This PSREF - which, now Lenovo appears to have realized its mistake, is only present in cached form - accordingly confirms that the Legion 5 Pro will pack 8GB of RTX 3070 graphics. It has 2 SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 RAM slots, which the OEM fills with 16GB sticks by default. It can also apparently accommodate 1 M.2 2280 SSD and 1 of the M.2 2242 form-factor, of sizes of up to 1TB and 512GB respectively.

The new official leak also affirms that the 5 Pro will have a 16-inch 2560x1600 anti-glare IPS display. It is rated for 500 nits of brightness (something to verify on its upcoming review) and a 165Hz refresh rate. The 16:10 panel also supports 100% of the sRGB color gamut, Dolby Vision, HDR 400, DC-dimming, as well as both AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-Sync.

The Legion 5 Pro (2021) also has 2 USB type C ports, 1 of which offers Power Delivery (USB-PD) charging in addition to the other's 3.2 Gen 2 data standard and DisplayPort 1.4 integration. There are also Gigabit Ethernet and HDMI 2.1 port. However, this is where the better news contained in this PSREF ends.

Lenovo mentioned a webcam mounted just above the top edge of the Legion 5 Pro's lid that would "please streamers"; however, it turns out it is 720p in resolution. In addition, the page specifies a Storm Gray colorway only for its anodized aluminum chassis, even though the OEM also promoted this laptop in the context of a second Stingray White option that would highlight its backlighting well.

All in all, this new leak may help consumers to decide whether this new Legion 5 Pro is worth a buy prior to its March 2021 release. It will start at an estimated US$1000 on this occasion.

The current, 120Hz Legion 5 is now on Newegg


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-02- 4 (Update: 2021-02- 4)