Lenovo Legion 5 to launch in India on August 18
Lenovo Legion 5 to be powered by AMD Ryzen 4000 series processor
Legion 5 could come with 15-inch and 17-inch screen options
Lenovo Legion 5 gaming laptops with AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors is scheduled to launch on August 18 in India. This comes after a couple of launches by other laptop makers like Asus, Acer and HP and now the Legion 5 will try and make a mark with up to Ryzen 7 processors. The company has been teasing the Legion 5 from a while now and we also spotted a listing for the Legion 5 on Amazon India. This indicates that the Legion 5 will likely sell on Amazon India at launch.
The past couple of weeks have seen numerous laptop launches in India such as the updated Asus ZenBook and VivoBook lineups and HP Omen and Pavilion Gaming series, to name a few. The Legion 5 was announced globally on July 16 alongside the Lenovo Legion 5P and IdeaPad Gaming 3 laptops. Let’s take a brief look at the specifications and expected pricing of the Legion 5 gaming laptop.
Lenovo Legion 5 specifications and expected pricing
Lenovo Legion 5 comes in two display sizes– with 15.6-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution or 17.3-inch screen. The 15.6-inch version comes with 60Hz/120Hz/144Hz refresh rate and support upto 100% sRGB colour gamut. The 144Hz refresh rate variant is also Dolby Vision-enabled which enhances the picture quality. Additionally, the speaker system is powered by two Harman Kardon speaker units and is tuned by Dolby Atmos for an immersive audio playback over headphones.
The Legion 5 laptops are powered either by AMD Ryzen 7 4800H or Ryzen 5 4600H processor with upto NVIDIA RTX 2060 graphics support. This is paired with upto 16GB DDR4 RAM and 1TB SSD/HDD options to choose from. The laptop also comes with Legion Coldfront 2.0 thermals which ensure optimal heat dissipation when gaming for long hours.
The new Ryzen 4000 H-series processors are made on AMD’s Zen 2 architecture using 7nm fabrication process which improves the performance of Legion 5 by ensuring that all games, content and apps run efficiently and offer the slickest gaming experience.
The Legion 5 laptop supports Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0 and comes with a host of I/O ports including a USB Type-C port, four USB 3.1 ports, an HDMI 2.0, an ethernet jack and a 3.5mm audio jack. It also features the Legion TrueStrike keyboard with 4-zone RGB backlight support.
The Lenovo Legion 5 15.6-inch version offers upto 9.3 hours of battery backup with its 80WHr 4-cell battery and the 17-inch variant offers 7.7 hours worth of battery life on a single charge.
The 15.6-inch Legion 5 with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H processors and RTX 2060 GPU starts at $1,019 and $759 with GTX 1650 Ti GPU. This roughly translates to a price of around Rs 75,000 by direct conversion and we expect Lenovo to launch the Legion 5 around the same price point on August 18.