Our review of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR)
that Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR) is a slim designer gamer laptop capable of running the latest games thanks to its advanced NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing graphics card, which accelerates multimedia processing. This is also the case with 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and the powerful AMD Rembrandt Octo Core Ryzen 7 6800H processor, while the comfortable fast SSD storage of 1 TB enhances responsiveness. With a 16-inch 2.5K IPS anti-glare sRGB display with more accurate than average colors and 165Hz frequency that improves fluidity in games, this versatile aluminum laptop designed for gaming and creation running on Windows 11 benefits from a backlit keyboard or a connection with Wi-Fi 6E and 3 USB-C.
Best known price: €2249
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR) specifications
|screen(s)||16” QHD 2.5K LED IPS 165Hz 16/10. 100% sRGB 500cd/m² HDR400 thin edges with low blue light emission (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 7 6800H Rembrandt (8 cores, 3.2 GHz)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (64 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphics card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 8GB dedicated GDDR6 (1485MHz boost, 150W TDP), processor-integrated Radeon 680M and NVIDIA Optimus|
|Storage||1 TB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4) + 1 free M.2 slot|
|plug||3 USB 3.2 (Gen1, 1 Always On) + 3 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2, 1 Power Delivery), HDMI (8K@60Hz)|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6E ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit keyboard||Yes (white)|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Advertised autonomy / battery||7 hours / 4 cells 80Wh|
|Weight/dimensions (mm)||2.49 kg / 359.9 x 262.4 x 19.9|
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR) against the competition
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR) is currently displayed in campaign at Lenovo and is positioned as one of the only ones in its category that offers such a high frequency and definition screen with such a new and efficient processor and a graphics card.
If this Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR) doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations on our gaming laptop guide you can play on 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, screen on Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR)
It has an original, elegant gamer look with its Storm Gray thin dark silver aluminum anodized finish.
Located mainly on the back, connectivity is good, including 3 USB-C (no Thunderbolt though, too bad!), Bluetooth 5.1 wireless modules and Wi-Fi 6E ax (newer and more efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect externally, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect it to a TV or monitor, e.g. Ethernet and audio ports, but also 3 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) that guarantee transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you connect USB 3.0 peripherals.
The chiclet keyboard can of course be backlit, which is handy to better distinguish its keys in the dark.
Gamers will appreciate that the screen boosts fluidity in games thanks to its 165Hz refresh rate over the standard 60Hz. High Definition enthusiasts will also be delighted as the display has a 2.5K QHD definition that is better than Full HD. And all the more so since it is associated with sRGB and IPS characteristics that involve more accurate than average colorimetry with significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. This screen, which emits a little blue light, is anti-reflective and thus provides better visibility in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors) than a blank panel.
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR)
The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16ARH7H (82RG007GFR) is aimed at those looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that is powerful for gaming and creation with updated components.
It is capable of running the latest games, although the 2.5K resolution on the screen requires more calculations from the GPU than Full HD, which induces a lower number of fps.
Because it integrates GeForce RTX 3070 Ti ray tracing, high-end dedicated NVIDIA Ampere graphics card.
In addition to gamers, it will also be of interest to creators as it speeds up processing under software that utilizes GPU computing power, such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop or Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is encouraged by the NVIDIA Optimus technology to perform graphics processing that is considered too heavy for the Radeon 680M.
Integrated into the processor, the Radeon 680M, like the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, allows viewing photos and videos, but also playing light titles. As a bonus, it uses less energy, which promotes autonomy.
In this regard, while waiting for more complete tests, you can expect about 7 hours of battery life with light use.
As needed, Optimus switches automatically and in real time between the Radeon 680M and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti.
The heart of this creative gaming laptop, the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti supports games well and delivers overall power capable of satisfying demanding users, including gamers and creatives.
It consists of 16 GB of DDR5 RAM and an AMD Rembrandt APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 7 6800H Octo Core processor.
In particular, this duo guarantees much faster processing than 8 GB DDR4 and a Quad / Hexa Core, the difference is especially noticeable during demanding work in RAM and CPU resources that take advantage of multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
Best known price: €2249
The storage is up to par, entrusted to an SSD with a large capacity of 1 TB, which competes in this area with hard drives.
Compared to the latter, however, an SSD is silent, more energy efficient, more resistant to shocks and much faster.
As a result, the SSD provides much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thus, for example, we get to the maps of online games faster, while game/software launches, processing and start/stop are much faster.
In addition, scalability is essential, as an M.2 slot is available if needed to add an additional SSD.
Finally, keep in mind that due to the thinness of the chassis and the high-performance and greedy components on board, it is necessary to expect heating and noise in case of heavy loads (eg games, treatments).
To maintain temperatures if necessary, a ventilated support can be used (remember to check the measurements carefully!).