Armed for gaming with its RTX 3070 graphics card and 165Hz G-Sync screen, the Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H (82JU00CKFR) also offers 7 hours of battery life and a vfairly sober design (dark blue) for fans of versatility. It packs an AMD Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor paired with a high-end graphics card, key components assisted with 16GB of RAM, fast 1TB SSD storage and a 165Hz FHD IPS display, all installed. in a rather unique design case in the racy / go-anywhere style. The metal chassis contains an advanced cooling system, correct connectivity with charging via USB-C and a backlit keyboard. On the other hand, we have already seen 15 inches more compact and the noise should be heard in the game.
Specifications of the Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H (82JU00CKFR)
|Screen (s)||15.6 “Full HD IPS 165Hz 100% sRGB 300nits Free-Sync G-Sync (1920×1080, anti-glare)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated (TGP 130W), Radeon RX Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||1TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280) + 1 free M.2 slot|
|Connectivity||4 USB 3.2 Gen1 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1, Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 1 zone white|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||7 hours / Li-Polymer 60Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.4 Kg / 362.5 x 260.6 x 22.5-25.75|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H (82JU00CKFR)
For 2021, Lenovo preserves most of the aesthetics observed on the Legion 5 of last year with its aluminum case that plays the card of sobriety with smooth and dark matte surfaces all around. Roughly speaking, the Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H is serious on the inside front view and more original on the back. Its cover houses a Legion logo with colorful reflections while the back of the base is much more intimidating with its protruding vents.
The measurements of the case do not move much. We remain within a few millimeters at the level of the previous model with a footprint of 362.5 x 260.6 mm and a thickness of 25.7 mm. Its weight is still controlled around 2.4 kg. The keyboard is backlit on a single white shade, which limits customization, but contributes to the neutral side of the PC.
The screen is applied on a 15.6-inch panel with 165Hz refreshment, enough to enjoy a lively rendering in action. Following the trend, it opts for an edge-to-edge design on three edges for a fairly immersive rendering, amplified by the IPS panel and its wide viewing angles. In addition, the Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) is the most suitable for gamers and allows you to get the best out of your High Definition content while the anti-reflective treatment prevents ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
The connectors of the Legion 5 15ACH6H are distributed mainly on the back and on each side. Only 1 USB 3.2 port and a USB 3.2 Type-C port dress the sides with the headphone jack. The rear gathers everything else: an HDMI 2.1 port, three other USB 3.2 ports, an additional USB Type-C Gen2 port (one of the two supports power), an RJ45 Ethernet port, the power jack and a lock . The interfaces offered are worthy of a gaming PC at this level even if the card reader is absent, the mini-DisplayPort has disappeared and the Thunderbolt is absent due to the AMD processor. The wireless modules offer Wifi 6 (802.11 ax) and Bluetooth 5.1. There is no biometric login option (Windows Hello).
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H (82JU00CKFR)
To talk about performance, we find the GeForce RTX 3070 graphics cardgeneration Ampere (2021). This is a high-end GPU capable of meeting the needs of demanding gamers, exceeding the capabilities of a GeForce RTX 2080 Turing. Here, it is supplied in its most powerful version at TDP 130W (Max-p). Ansi, it is able to ensure smooth rendering at 165Hz on all the user’s favorite games, by taking advantage of Ray-Tracing on compatible games with sharp details and a decent number of FPS. The RTX 3070 is also valuable for software exploiting GPU computing power in accelerating processing, even if the gain in this profile is not necessarily obvious compared to an RTX 3060. This is for example the case in multimedia under Sony Vegas or Adobe Première / Photoshop, which will interest creators,
Opposite, we do not have just any processor. This is an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core Cezanne (2021). It is only just beginning to be deployed, but its performance is already being talked about. Indeed, it delivers something to satisfy the most demanding of you with capacities close to those of an Intel Core i9-10880H Octo Core and anyway much higher than those of an Intel Hexa Core (i7 -10750H). In fact, tasks capable of using the 8 cores, such as certain content creation, 3D modeling or video editing software, will find the perfect working support here.
In support, the 16 GB of RAM ensure smooth multitasking for gaming and everyday use. It is possible to upgrade the RAM up to 32 GB.
Storage is just as basic here since it’s entrusted to a fast 1TB dedicated SSD (NVMe PCIe) . The system gains there directly compared to a configuration with mechanical hard drive because of the speed of loading offered by the SSD. This type of storage ensures almost instantaneous switching on and off, transfers calculated in seconds or instantaneous software launches where the mechanical support involved significant latencies. Note also that the SSD is by nature more silent, robust and efficient than a hard drive. And if it is often tackled for its too low storage capacity, this is not the case here since it provides 1 TB, enough to allow the
A word finally on the battery which is provided on this model with an honest capacity (60 Whr), enough to easily reach 7 hours of autonomy while being limited to low-consumption tasks (basic surfing, Office suite, etc.). It’s amazing for this type of energy-hungry gaming PC. Valuable, the RapidCharge Pro feature allows the Legion to regain 50% charge in less than 30 minutes.