Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022) – Top 5 Pros and Cons

The Legion 5 from Lenovo is probably the best-looking gaming laptop out there. With every year, it gets sleeker and sleeker, with the 2022 model looking more like an office device than a gaming one.

Still, it keeps supreme power under the hood, with today’s unit featuring AMD’s Ryzen 6000H-series and high TGP versions of the RTX 30-series. However, the laptop does also get a slight price increase.

It’s not without its competition, as the new TUF Gaming laptops from ASUS pose quite the challenge, sorting out their cooling issues from before and offering more powerful hardware.

Today we present you with LaptopMedia’s top 5 picks about the Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022).

Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022): Full Specs / In-depth Review


4 reasons to BUY the Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022)

1. Design and build quality

You’ll fall in love with the device from first sight, thanks to the aluminum lid that shines with its brushed finish and diamond-cut edges. The rest of the laptop is made from plastic, but it still has a very good appearance. The backside extends past the lid, housing some of the I/O. Durability is really good, with a sturdy lid and base that give little flex, despite us trying our hardest.

The lid opens with one hand, and we’ll mention here that the hinges are really stable and smooth, so no screen-wobbling. The bezels are slim while managing to fit a FHD webcam. The base has a keyboard with a NumPad and a backlight. The keys have a darker grey color, along with either a White or a 4-zone RGB backlight. Typing and gaming are great, thanks to the long key travel and clicky feedback. The touchpad is quite large and covered in Mylar, which is standard Lenovo. It is smooth, accurate, and responsive. All in all, the input devices are some of the best.


2. Upgradeability

Any gaming laptop that respects its consumer will offer upgradeability, as RAM and Storage requirements keep rising up. The Legion 5 has two SODIMM slots for up to 64GB of DDR5 memory, while the storage is accessible through two M.2 PCIe x4 slots that fit Gen 4 drives.

Here is our detailed teardown video, which shows how to access both the RAM and SSD slots.


3. Battery life

Inside you’ll also find the 80Wh battery pack, which lasts for 15 hours and 13 minutes of Web browsing, or 9 hours and 22 minutes of video playback, when in tandem with the AMD Ryzen 7 6800H. Now, we conduct the battery tests with the Windows Better performance setting turned on, screen brightness adjusted to 120 nits, and all other programs turned off except for the one we are testing the notebook with.


4. Display quality

The display selection is full of options, with both FHD and QHD panels with different refresh rates. We tested a QHD IPS panel with a 165 Hz refresh rate, which comes with comfortable viewing angles, a maximum brightness of 391 nits in the middle of the screen, 372 nits as an average for the entire display area, and a max deviation of 10%. Overall, brightness is pretty even across the whole panel, so colors won’t be skewed. The contrast ratio is high enough, at 1130:1. The panel covers 97% of the sRGB color gamut.

When applying our Design and Gaming profile, the panel reaches a dE value of 1.0, which makes it accurate enough for color-sensitive work. Here are the results with the stock settings (left) and with our profile applied (right).


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Office Work

Office Work should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing. This profile aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Design and Gaming

This profile is aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well. Design and Gaming takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Health-Guard

Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate. Health-Guard simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

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1 reason NOT to buy the Lenovo Legion 5 (15″, 2022)

1. I/O

While the I/O is absolutely stacked, with three USB Type-A 5Gbps ports, three Type-C 10Gbps ports, an HDMI 2.1 port, an Ethernet port, and a 3.5 mm audio jack, an SD card reader is not present, which might be important for photo editors and videographers.


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