Inside Lenovo Legion 5 (15″ AMD, 2021) – disassembly and upgrade options
It is about time to see Lenovo implement their ingenious vapor chamber cooling solution implemented on the Legion 5. Well, perhaps next year.
Lenovo Legion 5 15
- AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 (Laptop, 130W)
- 16GB RAM
- 512GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
This laptop’s bottom panel is held in place by 10 Phillips-head screws. After you undo them, you need to pry the panel with a plastic tool and remove it from the chassis.
This model comes with either a 60 or an 80Wh battery pack. We got the former one.
3. Мemory and storage
When it comes to the memory, you get two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM in total. Storage-wise, there are two M.2 PCIe x4 drive slots.
4. Cooling system
Here, the cooling setup incorporates a total of three heat pipes. One of them also cools down the graphics memory.
Lenovo Legion 5 (15" AMD, 2021) in-depth review
Last year, Lenovo was both conservative, and bold. Although it kept the same design, which proved successful in the past, the manufacturer took the risk to rely on AMD (in addition to Intel) for their processors. And today, the Legion 5 gets an update with the Zen 3 architecture and RTX 3000 graphics cards. Thankfully for the gamers, the laptop is equipped with a MUX switch. This allows you to connect the integrated display either to the integrated GPU for maximum efficiency and battery life or to the dedicated GPU, for the full bandwidth. Generally, the device remains pretty much uncha[...]
- High TGP GPUs
- 2x M.2 PCIe slots, 2x 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 NV156FHM-NY8 (BOE0998))
- Snappy panel with quick response times (BOE NV156FHM-NY8 (BOE0998))
- Has a ton of ports
- Great input devices
- Keyboard remains relatively cool after long gaming sessions
- Competitive price
- No SD card
- High luminance nonuniformity (BOE NV156FHM-NY8 (BOE0998))