Our review of Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR)
Achieving great performance in games and creation is possible withLenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR) Powerful aluminum designer gamer laptop with its large amount of 32GB RAM and its AMD Cezanne Octo Core Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne processor that accelerates multimedia processing like the advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card capable of supporting newer games. Equipped with fast SSD storage that enhances its responsiveness, this versatile laptop is designed for gaming and takes advantage of a 16-inch High Definition IPS Retina 2.5K Full HD anti-glare sRGB display with more faithful colors than the average with 165Hz frequency, that enhances gaming agility, a backlit keyboard or even connectivity with 2 USB-C, 4 USB and Wi-Fi axes, all under Windows 11.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR) specifications
|Screen (s)||16 ” WQXGA Retina 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz FreeSync / G-Sync 100% sRGB Dolby Vision HDR400 16/10 (2560 × 1600, anti-reflective / matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 5800H Cezanne (3.2 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (busy)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GDDR6 dedicated (140W, 1560-1620MHz), processor-integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280) + 1 free M.2 slot|
|stik||4 USB 3.0 + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2, 1 PowerDelivery), HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes, 4 RGB zones|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||7 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 80Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||2.45 kg / 356 x 260.4-264.4 x 21.7-26.85|
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR) against the competition
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR) is currently displayed in promotion in the house of Darty And by Fnac. It offers an interesting configuration / price ratio for its category, where it is one of the only ones that offers a screen with such high resolution and frequency with such faithful colors, but also such a large amount of RAM.
If this Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR) does not meet all of your criteria, you will find other configurations in our guide for gaming laptops that you can play with a similar budget. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, it will have the biggest impact on performance.
Chassis, Connector, Monitor Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR)
It has an original gamer design with its dark Storm Gray aluminum chassis with angular lines and advanced screen, where the cooling is entrusted to 2 fans combined with heating pipes and air outlets.
The connection integrated in this designer gaming laptop is good, consisting of 2 USB-C (compared to 1 maximum normally, but without Thunderbolt, pity!), Bluetooth 5.0 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a convenient HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports or even 4 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible, against 3 maximum normally), which guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
A backlight solution equips the chiclet keyboard, which is handy for better distinguishing them in the dark.
To appeal to gamers, the screen is adorned with a frequency of 165Hz higher than the standard 60Hz to enhance fluid play. Fans of High Definition content will be pleased that the screen adopts a Retina 2.5K definition that is better than Full HD with more faithful colors than average, but also significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles due to its 100% sRGB and IPS properties.
By using a 16/10 format that is more comfortable in height than the classic 16/9, the screen is also anti-reflective treatment, which makes it more readable than a shiny panel in a bright environment (eg outdoors ).
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR)
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ACH6H (82JQ00H6FR) is aimed at those looking for a versatile 16-inch multimedia laptop that performs well in creation and gaming with a large amount of RAM.
In this respect, it is actually equipped with no less than 32 GB of RAM, enough to look ahead, be comfortable in multitasking and support the processor without worry, an AMD APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 5800H Octo Core Cezanne.
Suffice it to say that with this heart we are achieving a global power without common goals with that provided by a large majority of mobile computers in the market.
Creatives will especially appreciate this duo because it guarantees much faster processing than 8/16 GB DDR4 as well as a Quad / Hexa Core processor. We strongly notice the difference during demanding work with RAM and CPU resources that utilize multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering, or photo editing.
In addition, the built-in GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card accelerates multimedia processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere / Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
Advanced, GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing NVIDIA Ampere is nonetheless targeted at gamers above all, because thanks to it you can play newer titles that use 3D resources at a good level of detail. And this while the 2.5K definition of the screen requires more computation than Full HD in games, which induces a lower number of fps.
In fact, there is an automatic and real-time switch between GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing and Radeon Vega 8, graphics part integrated in Ryzen 7, and this by NVIDIA Optimus technology depending on the tasks performed.
With one and the other you can see pictures and videos. However, the latter is preferred over the maximum despite its modest advantages because it is energy efficient and thus promotes autonomy.
In this connection, set about 7 hours of battery operation for easy use.
GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing is requested by Optimus to perform graphics work that is considered too heavy for Radeon Vega 8, typically for gaming.
On the storage side, of course, is an SSD, which clearly improves responsiveness and fluidity in use compared to a simple hard drive.
Thanks to the SSD, for example, you can get to online game cards faster, and you get much faster game / software launch, processing and start / stop.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard drive, but also more energy efficient, more shockproof and quieter.
Here, however, we find a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with what hard drives offer by default, which may be too tight for some.
Good point though: an M.2 slot is free to add an extra SSD if needed.
And we always have the option of relying on an external storage device. Favoring a USB-C / USB 3.0 device then represents an interesting opportunity to achieve fast transfers.
Finally, in case of severe stress (eg games, treatments), keep in mind that this versatile aluminum multimedia-creating gaming laptop sounds and warms up.
A ventilated support can be used if necessary to limit temperatures (remember to check the goals!).