Players and versatile users, here is the Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05 (82B50034FR). This 15-inch gaming PC contains above all serious advantages for productivity with the support of a powerful 8-core Ryzen 7 processor which combined with 512 GB SSD storage ensures its share of performance in all areas, with the fluidity linked at the SSD. For its part, the GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card (4 GB GDDR6) assisted by the 120Hz screen ensures the game in good conditions. Robust and with a rather unique design in a racy style, the metal chassis contains an advanced cooling system, correct connectors and an RGB backlit keyboard. By cons, we have already seen 15 inches more compact and the total RAM is not optimal for versatility (scalable).
Specifications for the Lenovo Legion 5-15ARH05 (82B50034FR)
|Slab||15.6 “Full HD IPS 120 Hz 250nits (1920×1080, anti-glare / mat)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Renoir (2.9 GHz, 8 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (1 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz, 2 slots|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Turing GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6 dedicated|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||4 USB 3.1 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 2.0|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Audio system||2 Harman Dolby Atmos speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64 bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||5 hours / Li-Polymer 60Whr|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight||363 x 259 x 24 / 2.3 kg|
Chassis, connectors, screen of the Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05 (82B50034FR)
For 2020, Lenovo is making a subtle redesign on its Legion series gaming-based laptops. Indeed, the Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05 (82B50034FR) preserves most of the aesthetics observed on the Legion Y540 of previous generation with its aluminum case which plays the card of sobriety with smooth and matt black surfaces all around. Basically, the Lenovo Legion Y540 is serious on the inside 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 keyboard completes the colorful details thanks to a 4-zone RGB backlight .
The screen is applied on a 15.6 inch panel at 120Hz refresh, enough to enjoy a lively rendering in action. Following the trend, he opted 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 players and allows you to get the best from your High Definition content while the anti-reflection treatment prevents the ambient light from being reflected on the screen, improving playing comfort (especially in dark scenes).
The Legion 5 15ARH05 connectors are distributed on the rear and on each side. Only 2 USB 3.1 ports cover the sides with the headphone jack. The rear gathers everything else: an HDMI 2.0 port, two other USB 3.1 ports, a USB Type-C Gen1 port, an RJ45 Ethernet port, the power outlet 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 3 is not on the program. The wireless modules offer Wifi 6 (802.11 ax) and Bluetooth 5.0.
Note that Lenovo has replaced the webcam in its original location, above the screen, which has not been the case for two generations (Y530 and Y540). This has the effect of significantly thickening the upper border of the screen for a borderless effect a little less convincing but still present.
Performance, autonomy of the Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05 (82B50034FR)
Given its configuration, our Lenovo Legion 5 15ARH05 (82B50034FR) is aimed primarily at a versatile audience. Indeed, it is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Octo Core Renoir (2020). It is only 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 i9-9880H Octo Core and in any case much higher than those of an Intel Hexa Core (i7 -9750H / i7-10750H). In fact, tasks capable of exploiting the 8 cores like certain software for content creation, 3D modeling or video editing, will find the perfect working support here. In support, the 8 GB of RAM constitute the minimum at present for surfing smoothly in multitasking even if at this level of requirement, we consider that a total of 16 GB is more favorable (upgrade possible).
When it comes to graphics power, the Turing GeForce GTX 1650 card is at work. This is a promising basis for playing and working, namely that its capabilities are between those of a GTX 1050 Ti and a GeForce 1060 for comparison. In fact, it willingly measures itself against fairly demanding players and ensures honorable frequencies in Full HD on all titles on the market, provided that Ultra details are avoided on the greediest of them. Support for creatives is also precious with its 4 GB VRAM GDDR6.
Storage is another fundamental element here, entrusted to a 512 GB PCIe NVMe SSD . This significantly improves the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Based on a PCIe interface faster than SATA3, the SSD ensures shorter loading times, almost instant Windows launch and very fast file copies. What is more, its capacity is quite honest and can accommodate a good part of your toy library.
Finally a word on the battery which is provided on this model with an average capacity (60 Whr), enough to possibly reach 5 to 6 hours of autonomy by limiting itself to low-energy tasks (basic surfing, Office suite, etc.) . The precious RapidCharge Pro function allows the Legion to regain 50% of the charge in less than 30 minutes.