That it is possible to reconcile universal requirements and modern gaming trends is shown by the new series of Lenovo computers, which - look at the miracles - bears the name of the Roman army's strike legion: Legio V Alaudae Gallica. Okay, we may have loaded a little too much when it comes to the name, but when it comes to laptop capabilities - not at all.
Lenovo Legion V shows how easy it is to reconcile the needs of everyone who wants a quality computer with great performance with gaming tendencies. The seemingly irreconcilable worlds are reconciled by a great design concept, which is receptive to both. Legion V is a seemingly discreet machine that can fit into any environment, even business, while a few moments later it can provide a real straightforward light show, demonstrating its gaming mood. Lenovo Legion V shows how easy it is to reconcile the needs of everyone who wants a quality computer with great performance with gaming tendencies. The seemingly irreconcilable worlds are reconciled by a great design concept, which is receptive to both. Legion V is a seemingly discreet machine that can fit into any environment, even business, while a few moments later it can provide a real straightforward light show, demonstrating its gaming power.
The laptop relies on fresh AMD hardware that we are already familiar with, but it is not worse to repeat that it is an extremely powerful hardware platform that radically changes the recent order in the mobile market. AMD chips are now both faster and cheaper, so a relatively affordable (for gaming laptops) Legion 5 with Ryzen 7 4800H processor can be almost twice as cheap as a very similar model based on an Intel chip - and faster at the same time! A win-win situation for an octa-core chip that can run at clocks ranging from 2.9 GHz to 4.2 GHz, depending on the load.
The graphics potential comes in the form of Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti solutions, which is enough for most titles in the not very demanding Full HD resolution (1920 × 1080 pixels) available at the 15.6-inch Legion V. Excellent rounding configuration is provided by very fast NVMe SSD capacities 512 GB as well as 16 GB of DDR4 memory. Therefore, it is clear that this is a very useful universal, which very easily copes with all kinds of challenges, regardless of whether you want to have fun or finish some work on it.
Lenovo has implemented some things that can mean a lot in practice, but they are not visible at first glance. The first such item is the battery. With an 80 Wh capacity, it offers exceptional autonomy combined with a power-saving processor. Although Lenovo conservatively states eight hours, we managed to "get" more than nine hours of battery life in undemanding mode - not only full-time but also overtime. If you want to play or watch movies, you can expect two and a half hours of autonomy and up, depending on the intensity of the load.
Another important item is the ability of the computer to maintain a frame rate even when running on battery power. Unlike almost all competitors, which limit the number of frames per second to 30 in the absence of a power connector, Legion 5 lowers the frame rate by about 20 percent, so that playing on the battery is quite achievable and reasonably comfortable. Plus the charger supports RapidCharge, which will charge 50 percent of the battery in 30 minutes.
There are many more interesting details, such as advanced cooling, various "bright" elements, including the TrueStrike keyboard with RGB lighting in four zones… The touchpad is outstanding, and all-day work on the computer is a fantastic experience, no matter what - we repeat - why and how they used it.
When summarizing, we can't shake the impression of how much Lenovo managed to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable and "fit" a hybrid of the ThinkPad family and a gaming laptop into one polycarbonate computer. At the same time, it delivers fantastic performance and a high degree of usability in all scenarios. Therefore, it is very easy to warmly recommend it.