Lenovo Legion 5 (15″ AMD, 2021)

Lenovo Legion 5 (15" AMD, 2021) - Specs

  • BOE NV156FHM-NY8 (BOE0998)
  • Color accuracy  1.7  0.7
  • HDD/SSD
  • up to 16000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
  • RAM
  • up to 64GB
  • OS
  • Windows 11 Home, Windows 10 Home, Windows 10 Pro, Windows 11 Pro, Windows 11, Chrome OS, No OS
  • Battery
  • 60Wh, 4-cell , 60Wh, 4-cell, 80Wh, 4-cell, 80Wh
  • Body material
  • Plastic / Polycarbonate
  • Dimensions
  • 362.56 x 260.61 x 22.5 ~ 25.75 mm (14.27" x 10.26" x 0.89")
  • Weight
  • 2.40 kg (5.3 lbs)
  • Ports and connectivity
  • 1x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Sleep and Charge
  • 3x USB Type-A
  • 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), DisplayPort
  • 1x USB Type-C
  • 3.2 Gen 2 (10 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD), DisplayPort
  • HDMI
  • 2.1
  • Card reader
  • Ethernet LAN
  • 10, 100, 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi
  • 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth
  • 5.1
  • Audio jack
  • 3.5mm Combo Jack
  • Features
  • Fingerprint reader
  • Web camera
  • HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone
  • Dual Array Microphone
  • Speakers
  • 2x 2W, Nahimic 3D Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

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CPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo Legion 5 (15" AMD, 2021) series.

GPU performance

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo Legion 5 (15" AMD, 2021) series.

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[...]

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • No SD card
  • High luminance nonuniformity (BOE NV156FHM-NY8 (BOE0998))

Inside Lenovo Legion 5 (15" AMD, 2021) - disassembly and upgrade options

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