Lenovo unveils Legion 5 Pro, Legion 5i Pro, Legion 5 and Legion 5i (2022) Laptops
On Wednesday, Lenovo unveiled a new Legion line of gaming laptops at the CES 2022 show in Las Vegas.
With next-generation AMD Ryzen and 12th-generation Intel Core processors and Windows 11, Lenovo’s new line includes the Legion 5i Pro, Legion 5i, Legion 5 and Legion 5i (2022). Lenovo also announced the Legion Y25-30 Monitor, as well as the G27qe-20 and G24qe-20 gaming monitors, along with the new Legion gaming laptops. To go along with the new gaming PCs, Lenovo also released the Legion M600s and M300s RGB mouse.
Legion 5 gaming laptops are getting a makeover at CES 2022 from Lenovo. Lenovo ColdFront 4.0 cooling, Lenovo Vantange system performance tuning, and the Legion TrueStrike keyboard are once again present in the Legion 5 lineup, which is available in both Intel and AMD variants.
Lenovo Legion 5 Series – Legion 5 and Legion 5i
There is an AMD (Legion 5) and an Intel (Legion 5i) version of the Legion 5 Series available. The specifications of the two models are nearly identical. With a 15-inch WQHD display, Dolby Vision support, and a 3ms reaction time, this includes Dolby Vision and a 165Hz refresh rate. There is also Nvidia G-Sync available.
Intel’s Alder Lake-H Core i7-12700H is supported by the Legion 5 while AMD’s Ryzen 6000H family APUs are supported by the Legion 5i. Up to 32 GB of DDR5-4800 RAM and a PCIe Gen 4 SSD are supported on both platforms. GPUs from the RTX 30 series with a 1,485 MHz boost clock and a TDP of up to 125 watts are compatible with both models, suggesting the recently announced RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU.
The port choices and battery capacity are the other key variations. As opposed to the Legion 5i, which has a Thunderbolt 4 port, the Legion 5 has two USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C ports instead. While the Legion 5 uses a 60 Whr cell, the Legion 5i utilizes an 80 Whr power source.
A 33 percent noise reduction and a key travel decrease of 1.5 millimeters are two of Lenovo’s claims for the Legion 5 Series’ Legion TrueStrike keyboard. The keyboard has two lighting options: a white backlight and a 4-zone RGB lighting setup with swappable WASD key caps for added personalization options.
From February, the Lenovo Legion 5i with Intel Alder Lake-H will start at US$1,199.99 for Storm Grey and Cloud Grey. It will be offered in the same color options starting in April for US$1,129.99 with AMD Ryzen 6000 H APUs.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Series – Legion 5 Pro and Legion 5i Pro
The CPU and display specs on the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro are significantly greater than on the Legion 5 Series. Intel Alder Lake (Legion 5i Pro) and AMD Ryzen 6000 H (Legion 5 Pro) are both available.
The Legion 5 Pro Series has a 16-inch WQHD+ 16:10 240 Hz 500-nit panel that is Dolby Vision and Nvidia G-Sync certified, while the Legion 5 Series has a 15-inch WQHD 16:9 165 Hz display. In addition to Nvidia G-Sync, the panel of the Legion 5 Pro AMD supports AMD FreeSync Premium. Both models are certified by VESA DisplayHDR 400.
The latest Core i9-12900H CPUs are available in the Legion 5i Pro, while AMD Ryzen 6000H APUs are available in the Legion 5. To put it another way, the higher TDP and boost clock of the RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU can be found in both models.
Legion 5 Pro AMD lacks Thunderbolt 4, so Lenovo provides an additional USB 3.2 Gen2 Type-C with DisplayPort 1.4-out as a replacement for the Thunderbolt 4 connector. An 80-watt cell powers these laptops, which Lenovo claims can charge from 0 to 80 percent in just 30 minutes using Super Rapid Charge technology.
For the price of $1,569.99, the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro Intel will be available in Glacier White and Storm Grey. Prices for the Legion 5 Pro AMD begin at $1,429.99 in the same color options.