If you are looking for a versatile, gamer and enduring 17 inch, you have come to the right place. It’s rare enough to mention it, the Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H (82JY004VFR) offers nearly 9 hours of battery life to remain independent of any power outlet for a day. It is also and above all a comfortable portable PC, capable of responding to almost any user looking for an answer. The Ryzen 7 Octo Core processor is useful for versatility and to give the necessary boost in games with the support of a GeForce RTX 3060 while a 512 GB SSD storage and 16 GB of RAM keep the system running fast. . Robust and presenting a rather unique design in the racy style, the metal frame encloses an advanced cooling system, correct connections and a white backlit keyboard.
Specifications of Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H (82JY004VFR)
|Slab||17.3 “Full HD IPS 144Hz Free-Sync 300nits (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|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3060 6 GB GDDR6 dedicated, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe 3.0×4 SSD (2242)|
|Connectivity||4 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2), HDMI 2.1, SD / SDHC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1, Gigabit Ethernet (RJ45)|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, white|
|Audio system||2 Harman Dolby Atmos speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||10 hours / Li-Polymer 80Whr|
|Dimensions (mm) / Weight||398 x 290 x 24.3-26.2 / 2.98 kg|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H (82JY004VFR)
For 2020, Lenovo is making a subtle redesign on its Legion series gaming-centric laptops. Indeed, the Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H preserves most of the aesthetics observed on the previous generation Legion Y540-Y740 with its aluminum case which plays the card of sobriety with smooth and matte black surfaces all around. Roughly speaking, the Legion is serious on the inside when viewed from the front and more original from the rear. 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 complements the colorful details with white backlighting . We are therefore not entitled to the multicolored keyboard on this model, which may disappoint gamers fond of this option.
The screen is applied to a rather bright 17.3-inch panel (300 nits) with a refresh rate of 144Hz . 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). Note that the screen opens flat (180 degrees), enough to make working with others more user-friendly, for example, or to slide it easily under an external screen.
The connections of the Legion 5 17ACH6H are distributed on the back and on each side. Only 2 USB 3.2 ports dress the sides with the headphone jack and the SD card reader. The rear gathers everything else: an HDMI 2.0 port, two more USB 3.2 ports, a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen2 port, 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 mini-DisplayPort has disappeared and Thunderbolt 3 is not on the program. The wireless modules consist of 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, battery life of Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H (82JY004VFR)
Inside the PC, there is a GeForce RTX 3060 from Ampere generation (2021). This is a high-end GPU capable of meeting the needs of demanding gamers, exceeding the capabilities of a GeForce RTX 2070 (Super) Turing. It offers smooth rendering on all of the user’s favorite games, taking advantage of Ray-Tracing on compatible games with advanced details and a respectable FPS number. The RTX 3060 is also valuable for software that harnesses GPU computing power to speed up processing. This is for example the case in multimedia under Sony Vegas or Adobe Première / Photoshop, which will interest creators, especially with 6 GB GDDR6 of dedicated memory.
Opposite, we have a beefy processor, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core Cezanne (2021) whose performance is talked about. Indeed, it delivers enough to satisfy the most demanding of you with capacities close to those of an Intel Core i9-9880H 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.
For its part, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB NVMe PCIe SSD which will significantly enhance the overall responsiveness of the system on a daily basis. Overall quieter, more robust and more energy efficient than a mechanical disk, it allows Windows to achieve a remarkable level of fluidity with short load times and a performance without latencies. What is more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good part of your game library even if some will not find it sufficient. In this case, you can perfectly open the PC and upgrade the components. Another M.2 port (2280) is free inside to upgrade the storage if necessary.
Finally, the last subject that deserves to be addressed about the Lenovo Legion 5 17ACH6H, battery life. Equipped with a large capacity battery (80 Whr), the PC exceeds all expectations for a 17 inch gamer with nearly 9 hours of battery life ! It is still rare to achieve such a total on nomadic ultrabooks but on a 17-inch, gamer what’s more, it’s unheard of.