Inside Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022) – disassembly and upgrade options

Legion 5 is one of the pinnacles of mobile gaming. As such, you get good upgrade options, and it is not too difficult to open.

Check out all Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

1. Remove the bottom plate

To get this notebook opened, you need to undo a total of 10 Phillips-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool, and remove it from the chassis.

2. Battery

If you need to take the battery out for some reason, you should first remove the two SSD heat spreaders. By the way, the battery has a capacity of 80Wh. It lasts for about 15 hours of Web browsing, or more than 9 hours of video playback.

3. Memory and storage

Memory-wise, there are two SODIMM slots, placed beneath a metal shroud. They work in dual-channel mode and support DDR5 modules. As for the storage, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 slots, both of which work with Gen 4 SSDs.

4. Cooling system

The cooling seems like nothing too special with one heat pipe shared between the CPU and GPU, and one more for each of them. Then, there are four heat sinks, two fans, and a couple of big heat spreaders for the VRMs and the graphics memory.

Check out all Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022) prices and configurations in our Specs System, or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo Legion 5 (15" AMD, 2022) in-depth review

The Legion 5 has worked its way to become a more premium gaming notebook, rather than one that suits all kinds of budgets. This is helped by the rise of the IdeaPad Gaming 3 family, and undoubtedly, the higher performance figures of all Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. However, Lenovo isn't the only brand that is comfortably offering better-looking and better-equipped laptops as the years go by. Acer is an example with its revamped Nitro 5 series, which offers extremely good cooling and very high TGP graphics cards. So is the case with the Legion 5 by the way. You can choose from the RTX 3050 (95W)[...]

Pros

  • High TGP GPUs
  • 2x M.2 PCIe x4 Gen 4 slots, 2x DDR5 RAM SODIMM slots in dual channel, Wi-Fi 6
  • Covers 97% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile (BOE NE156QHM-NY4 (BOE0A2D))
  • Snappy panel with quick response times (BOE NE156QHM-NY4 (BOE0A2D))
  • Has a ton of ports
  • Great input devices
  • The keyboard remains relatively cool after long gaming sessions
  • Good build quality

Cons

  • No SD card
  • Gets more and more expensive
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