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Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16 Review (i7-12700H & RTX 3060)

Rating: 8.5.

The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16 is one of those product names that throws you a bit of a curve as the CPU in this notebook is actually a Core i7 rather than a Core i5. Putting that minor quibble to one side, we are looking at a gaming notebook packed with Intel 12th Gen and Nvidia 30 series that sells for less than £1800 in the UK. Is it a bargain or is it cheap tat? (Spoiler alert, I was impressed).

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Timestamps
00:00 Start
00:33 Storage speed !
02:08 Comparison laptops
03:00 CPU power draw
03:45 Screen / Battery / WiFi / Weight / PSU
04:20 Ports, Webcam and Connectors
06:08 Lenovo’s Vantage software
07:22 A number of interesting features
09:28 Three performance modes analysed
12:36 Performance charts
14:05 Gaming Results
16:00 Battery Test
16:13 Leo’s Closing Thoughts

 

Features

  • Up to Intel 12th Generation Core i7-12700H processor.
  • Up to Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics.
  • New 16” (16:10) WQXGA, 165-240Hz VRR, 500nit display, with X-Rite Pantone factory calibration.
  • Legion TrueStrike keyboard with number pad and one-piece trackpad.
  • Large 80 Watt-hour battery, Lenovo Q-Control, and Super Rapid Charge technology.
  • ColdFront 4.0: Improved 150W TGP, improved ventilation, heat pipes, and quieter operation with thinner fans.
  • Premium speakers with Nahimic 3D Audio.

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