Lenovo has made a name for itself in the gaming world with its Legion range. Powerful computers with attractive designs and many features aimed at enhancing our gaming experience. The Lenovo Legion 5Pi is the latest addition to this family. A highly customizable computer to make it your ultimate weapon: Intel Core i7 processors, display with up to 500 nits brightness and VESA Display HDR 400 certified or the option to carry in your belly an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card are some of its proposals.
All this with a design designed to promote heat dissipation through a projection behind the screen and Cold Front 2.0 technology to improve air flows. And with a keypad ready to prevent ghosting with optional four-zone RGB backlighting. The Lenovo Legion 5Pi will arrive on the Spanish market in the coming weeks and will have a starting price of $999 We’ll tell you the main information of this machine.
Lenovo Legion 5Pi Features
|Screen||15.6-inch IPS screen with Full HD 240Hz resolution and less than 1 ms response time, 500 nits, VESA Display HDR 400|
15.6-inch IPS screen with Full HD 144Hz resolution less than 3 ms response time, 300 nits
15.6-inch IPS screen with Full HD 60Hz resolution, 300 nits
|Processor and RAM||Up to 10th generation Intel Core i7-1087SH|
Up to 32 GB of RAM
|Internal memory||Up to 1TB in PCIe SSD format Up|
to 1TB at 7,200 rpm
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060|
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650
|Sound||2 Harman Kardon 2W speakers|
|Battery Life||Up to 5 hours of use|
|Connectivity||3 x USB 3.1|
1 x USB Type-C USB 3.1 and DisplayPort
1 x HDMI 2.0
1 x Ethernet
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home|
|Design and dimensions||Metal|
363 x 259 x 25.5 millimeters (2.5 kilos)
|Featured Features||RGB lighting in four zones|
Screen with Spectacular Refreshment Rates
It’s one of the strengths of this laptop, but we’ll have to see how much the price goes up. As standard, the Lenovo Legion 5Pi has a 15.6-inch IPS screen with Full HD resolution and 300-nit brightness level, capable of covering 100% of the sRGB spectrum. That means sharper colors and closer to the source. So far so good, but where it shines is in the most advanced configuration. In this case, there will be a screen of the same size and resolution, but that “pushes” the refresh rate from 60Hz to 240Hz. The game images will look fluid even in the most moving scenes. Also, it is certified with VESA Display HDR 400 and has a brightness of no less than 500 nits.
Gaming-Optimized Design and Backlit Keyboard
The design of this equipment draws attention to the area that protrudes behind the screen. Not only is it a way of improving the surface to dissipate heat, but it is also designed to be able to accommodate a good number of connectors so as not to overload the sides. The company has incorporated its Cold Front 2.0 technology to provide more intelligence when it comes to maintaining the temperature of the laptop and improving air flows.
The keyboard of the Lenovo Legion 5Pi has white backlighting by default, but in the most advanced configuration, you can add RGB backlighting in four zones (in this case you can not choose different colors for a particular key or set of keys). However, the keyboard has been worked on to be 100% anti-ghosting, a key feature to avoid commands being blocked when we press many keys in a short time.
At a design level, it must be said that the Legion 5Pi is still in the average of what we usually see in gaming equipment, with 2.5 kilos of weight. It’s a far cry from other more hybrid-looking devices like the Lenovo Legion Y740Si.
Power and Graphics at the Highest Level
The Legion houses state-of-the-art Intel Core i7 processors. In its most advanced configuration, it has an Intel Core i7-1087SH chip, accompanied by a maximum RAM of 32 GB. It also stands out in the storage field, as we can opt for a fast M.2 SSD PCIe type memory of up to 1 TB. In case you do not want to invest so much, it also has a configuration with a traditional hard disk of 1 terabyte and up to 7,200 rpm.
As for the graphics section, it is supported by dedicated NVIDIA graphics cards. In the most powerful model of the notebook, it uses an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 card with 6 GB of dedicated memory. It’s not one of the most powerful cards in the market but it can be used to achieve high performance in all modern games (and even more if we consider that we are talking about a laptop and not a desktop).
Lenovo has incorporated a technology called Dual Burn that squeezes CPU and GPU power at the same time for the most demanding games.
Range, Price, and Availability
Perhaps one of the weakest areas in the Lenovo Legion 5Pi is audio. The company has opted for a rather conservative configuration, with a pair of Harman Kardon-built speakers of 2W each. It supports Dolby Atmos surround technology, but only through headphones.
As for range, there are no big surprises here. This is a laptop designed for gaming and home use and the maximum time of use is 5 hours (as usual, this time will be greatly reduced if we squeeze the laptop). The Lenovo Legion 5Pi will start arriving at the market from the next weeks. Its starting price will be $999, although everything indicates that it can vary a lot depending on the screen, storage, or processor options chosen.
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