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The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro in our test - Not only the display is exciting

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro - the bright display brings some excitement
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro - the bright display brings some excitement
The Legion 5 Pro from Lenovo shows many of the characteristics that make a good gaming laptop. The QHD display in the 16:10 format that is very bright at 522 cd/m² was excellent in our test. The CPU and GPU in the Legion appear to be well matched to the display resolution.
Marc Herter (translated by Mark Riege), 🇩🇪

Lenovo's Legion series has only been in existence for the last four years. With the new Legion 5 Pro, the manufacturer succeeds in unifying its slightly edgy designs with the visuals of current gaming laptops. Inside the case made from aluminum and plastic, the AMD Ryzen 7 and the Nvidia GeForce 3070 deliver more than sufficient performance to bring current games to the display smoothly in full resolution. 

Not only is the matte 165-Hz IPS display in the 16:10 format with a QHD resolution very bright and colorful, but it also offers slightly more screen real estate in a laptop of the same size than the 16:9 competitors. The display of the gaming laptop can even be read easily in direct sunlight. In some circumstances, the maximum brightness of 522 cd/m² can almost become uncomfortable for the eyes. 

At 32 GB and 1 TB respectively, the working memory and storage are sized generously. In addition, a free M.2 slot also offers some expansion options. You don't need any special tools to get access to the insides of the laptop. Lenovo has even placed a hidden message that waits to be discovered inside the laptop

In our test, the benchmark results of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H in the Legion 5 Pro surprised us. In several tests, the processor was even able to surpass its larger sibling, the Ryzen 9 5900HX in the comparison devices. It shows here that Lenovo did everything right in terms of the cooling, allowing the processor to fully develop its performance potential.  

You can find all the benchmarks and a detailed report in our review of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro.

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Marc Herter
Editor of the original article: Marc Herter - Tech Writer - 146 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
From an early age I liked to thoroughly examine all kinds of devices to see how they worked, which also involved taking my own devices apart and therefore not always to the delight of my parents. Nevertheless, with my grandfather’s support, I became a computer and electronics tinkerer. With the family PC and Lego Mindstorms, my interested in software and programming took off, and I am currently an engineering program student. I enjoy building all sorts of gadgets with Arduino and 3D printers, and I still like to put electronic devices through their paces. By joining the Notebookcheck editorial team, I have been able to turn my hobby into a profession.
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Mark Riege
Translator: Mark Riege - Translator - 314 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
Having worked as a programmer for 20 years (medical devices, AI, data management systems), I've been following the computer scene for many years and especially enjoy finding out about new technology advances. Originally from Germany but living in the US, I've been working as a translator more recently, with Notebookcheck allowing me to combine my interest in new devices and translation. Other interests include Buddhism, spending time in Tibetan monasteries, and translating ancient Tibetan texts.
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Marc Herter, 2021-08-15 (Update: 2021-08-13)