Lenovo is rolling out a pair of recent gaming laptops in the present day that use the popular AMD Ryzen 4000-series processors and goal to ship high-end gaming efficiency at reasonably priced costs.
First up is the Lenovo Legion 5. If that sounds acquainted, it is as a result of the 15.6-inch mannequin launched this spring, however for bigger laptop computer followers, this one contains a 17.3-inch show and as much as an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU paired with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor.
And for many who wish to spend nicely underneath $1,000 on a gaming laptop computer, the IdeaPad Gaming 3 needs to be an attention-grabbing possibility with its 15.6-inch show and as much as an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650Ti GPU together with as much as the identical AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor.
Lenovo Legion 5
The 17.3-inch Lenovo Legion 5 contains a 144Hz refresh price on its 1080p show, which ought to ship a stable gaming expertise. We lately reviewed the Intel-powered Lenovo Legion 5i (15-inch), and whereas our reviewer famous crisp visuals, the display screen was a bit dim and missing in vibrancy, so we’ll need to see if this refreshed mannequin fares higher in our testing.
The design largely mirrors its smaller sibling with a minimalist black chassis accented with an iridescent “Legion” emblem on the top-left nook of the laptop computer’s lid. Whereas the pronounced followers and prolonged again of the laptop computer give some hints as to its gaming prowess, it’s in any other case a really refined look.
A lot of the ports on the Legion 5 are discovered on the again of the laptop computer, together with an RJ45 Ethernet port, USB Sort-C, two USB Sort-A, HDMI 2.0, an influence jack, and a Kensington safety slot. You’ve gotten two extra ports on the left facet of the laptop computer, one other USB Sort-A and the mixture headphone/mic jack.
Turning to the internals of the Legion 5, you might have as much as the aforementioned AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processor and the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 GPU. Whereas we’d like to see an RTX 2080 paired with considered one of these AMD processors, that simply is not the market Lenovo goes for. Rounding out the interior specs are as much as 16GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 RAM and as much as a 1TB PCIe SSD.
The Lenovo Legion TrueStrike keyboard is identical because the one which we reviewed on the Lenovo Legion 5i and our reviewer discovered the 1.5mm key journey made it snug and fast to kind on. The keyboard provides white backlighting, however no RGB possibility, once more this laptop computer does not look to scream that you’re a gamer.
Lenovo claims as much as 7.5 hours of battery life, the Lenovo Legion 5i managed a stable 7 hours and 13 minutes in our testing, so with the extra battery-friendly AMD processor, it is believable that Lenovo is on the mark with that estimate. The laptop computer helps Fast Cost Professional, which is able to get you from zero to a 50% cost in simply half-hour or a full cost in two hours.
The Lenovo Legion 5 (17-inch) will begin delivery in September beginning at $1,089.99.
Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3
If over $1,000 is just too pricy in your gaming wants, then you’ll need to check out the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3, which begins under $700 and contains a 15.6-inch 1080p show with as much as a 120Hz refresh price and a slim bezel design. As with the Lenovo Legion 5, we lately reviewed the Intel model of this laptop computer, the Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3i, so check out that full assessment for an thought of what to anticipate.
The IdeaPad Gaming 3 has an much more minimalist look than the Legion 5, with nothing to present it away as a gaming laptop computer, however barely extra eye-catching shade choices like “iridescent Chameleon Blue or reflective Onyx Black.” The marginally angled lid and corners of the laptop computer give some visible curiosity to an in any other case very customary look.
The ports on the IdeaPad Gaming 3 dominate the left facet of the laptop computer and embody an influence jack, an RJ45 Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0, one USB Sort-A, one USB Sort-C and a mixture headphone/mic jack. Round the precise facet is a single extra USB Sort-A port.
Whereas the GPU choices on the IdeaPad Gaming 3 do not maintain as much as the Legion 5, the GeForce GTX 1650Ti goes to be a lot to run most fashionable video games at respectable framerates. And on the CPU facet, it options the identical prime possibility of the incredible AMD Ryzen 7 4800H. RAM choices are literally extra expansive on the IdeaPad Gaming 3, permitting you to push as much as 32GB of 3200 MHz DDR4 and the storage tops out on the similar 1TB PCIe SSD.
The keyboard options the identical stable 1.5mm key journey as its pricier sibling and may ship the same typing expertise.
Lenovo states that the IdeaPad Gaming 3 will ship as much as 7 hours of battery life and it additionally helps Fast Cost, which is able to get you as much as an 80 p.c cost in an hour with the 135w AC adapter (bought individually).
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 is delivery this month beginning at simply $659.99.