Wondering which of these Lenovo laptops is a better gaming laptop?
Today, I analyze and compare the Lenovo Legion 5 vs 7 gaming laptops and decide which one of these two laptops I would buy for myself if I had to pick one up.
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Lenovo Legion 5 vs 7 : Comparison
Lenovo Legion 5 (Ryzen 5800H + RTX 3060)
With a comparatively low price and powerful components, the Legion 5 15 Gen.6 is once again a good gaming laptop. There is plenty of performance and efficiency in AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5800H processor. High-performance gaming is ensured by the combination of the fast 130W GeForce RTX 3060. The 1080p resolution and 165 Hz display are also appealing.
It causes stutters to occur when switching graphics automatically. You should definitely deactivate Lenovo‘s hybrid graphics mode in Vantage if you do not need long battery runtimes. It is convenient to have Lenovo’s additional power settings, and it is fast to switch between them; however, we would have preferred deactivated fans at least when using the Eco mode. There is a lot of noise on the Legion 5 15.
Featuring a fast 165 Hz display, the Legion 5 15 Gen.6 focuses on the core components that gamers need. While the automatic graphics switching is annoying, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible.
The Legion’s graphics card makes it stand out above others such as the Acer Nitro 5 and Asus TUF Gaming F15. Unlike the Alienware M15, Lenovo’s notebook doesn’t come with comprehensive illumination, but it is more affordable.
Lenovo Legion 7 (Ryzen 5800H + RTX 3060)
Lenovo’s Legion 7 (Gen 6) was a fantastic laptop that exceeded our expectations in nearly every test. This is a serious contender for the best gaming setup if you’ve saved up enough.
If you’re a fan of RGB lighting, you can customize the entire outer shell of the laptop, allowing you to make your laptop glow uniquely. Despite the lack of lighting, the slick case still looks stylish, so if you plan on using it for both works and play it will look more professional.
We were impressed by the Legion 7 laptop’s performance benchmark results, which beat out all the other devices listed on our best gaming laptops list, thanks to its RTX 3060 graphics card and AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU.
One area where it fell short was the battery life, as the impressive components drain it very quickly. If it is not plugged in, you’ll only get about three hours of regular use out of this thing. If you’re gaming with the settings turned up to maximum, you’ll probably only get about two hours.
If you want a gaming laptop with a bigger screen and more performance and better battery life, get the Lenovo Legion 7. Since it offers a smaller resolution compared to the Lenovo Legion 5, you’ll get all the above-mentioned features.