Lenovo launches Legion 5 gaming laptop series with up to Core i9-12900H/Ryzen 9 6900HX CPUs and RTX 3070Ti graphics

Published: Jan 5th 2022, 16:27 GMT   Comments

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Expanding Ecosystem Strengthens Avid Gamer Affinity for Lenovo Legion

  • Latest gaming laptops deliver style with new design language and in-house RGB lighting solution and more savagery with improvements to Legion TrueStrike, Legion Coldfront 4.0
  • Game on with the latest Intel® Core™, AMD Ryzen™, and NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ technology
  • Get easy access to owned games, trending titles and more with the new Legion Arena application

From its inception, Lenovo™ Legion wanted to make the modern gaming experience immersive, as well as more inclusive. At CES® 2022, Lenovo Legion™ once again delivers on its pursuit of unyielding play and productivity to gamers of every generation and content creators, who can now all universally enjoy premium entertainment and play from home battle stations, dorms, esports arenas – or practically anywhere, and look good doing it too.

Lenovo’s first batch of 2022 battle-ready PCs, monitors, accessories and gamer-focused software and services unveiled today, which include the powerful 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptops and the polished 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 laptops. The new gaming laptops come available with Windows 11 gaming performance, next-gen AMD Ryzen™ processors, or latest 12th Gen Intel Core processors and up to latest fully powered NVIDIA GeForce RTX Laptop GPUs. Inspired by gamer research, these new devices celebrate ‘magical minimalism’ design and denote a leap towards a contemporary aesthetic with purposeful detailing like an uncluttered wordmark, expressive venting, and immersive lighting. A top-placed camera bump with eShutter kill switch and rear port protection convey a sleek look of power and performance that helps to create a more inclusive experience focused on player enjoyment and winning, not labels. Paired with exclusives beloved by Legion fans such as the advanced thermals of next-level Legion Coldfront 4.0, the hair-trigger speeds and improved ergonomics of Legion TrueStrike keyboard, and optimized tuning via Lenovo Vantage for gaming.

Calibrated to Crush the Competition – the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Series (16”, 7)

Everyone has to start somewhere; before a player gets their chance to kill it in the series, they’ve got to first level-up with a battle-tested laptop known for delivering elevated gaming performance that’s a notch above mainstream and designed to fit seamlessly into your life. Engineered to handle full-powered graphics and third-party tested for max performance, the esports-centric Lenovo Legion 5i Pro and Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is the world’s first 16-inch laptop series with a WQHD+ up to 240Hz adaptive refresh rate2 gaming display to help you rise in the ranks.3

The Lenovo Legion 5i/5 Pro laptop is shown in Glacier White hue

Certified as Gold Label for its TÜV Rheinland4 High Gaming Performance, this laptop helps to reduce the negative effects of blue light from increased screen time, the smarter design of this fully-stacked powerhouse offers a variety of ports and slots and supports a superb up to 240Hz refresh rate. Soon, gamers will be able to dynamically switch variable refresh rates adapting to up to 240Hz refresh rate2 in the next wave of delivered Lenovo Legion 5i/5 Pro laptops. Immersive experiences start on a 16-inch WQHD+ (2960 x 1600) IPS display in 16:10 format with 100 percent sRGB color gamut and up to 3ms response time.5 Get up to VESA® DisplayHDR™ 400 certification and up to 500 nits of brightness for an incredible viewing experience. It supports Dolby Vision®, which brings your favorite entertainment and games to life with spectacular picture quality and buttery smooth gaming via NVIDIA® G-SYNC® with less screen tearing.

With expanded bandwidth from 4800Mhz DDR5 memory and up to 1TB PCle SSD (Gen4)​ of storage6 supported, consumers will experience less lag with improved Wi-Fi 6E antenna placement7 and an 80Whr battery capacity and Super Rapid Charge to go from zero to 80 percent battery life in just 30 minutes charging.8 For seamless gameplay and productivity on the go, latest machines support up to 135W USB Type-C® charging for added mobility, with a slimmer adapter delivering dedicated power between 230W up to 300W. Let machine learning lend a hand via Lenovo Legion’s artificial intelligence (AI) driven battery optimization for improved battery longevity and thermal performance – just press Fn+Q keys to shift into Intelligent Mode.

Turbo powered with a choice of latest up to 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900H processor or up to next-gen AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX processor. Get robust graphics performance from a choice of several optimized configurations including up to the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU that really packs a punch in AAA games. This gaming laptop enjoys raw performance and reaches up to 150W Boosted total graphics power (TGP) thanks to the smarter power distribution of the Legion AI Engine.18

The Lenovo Legion 5i/5 Pro laptop shown in Storm Grey

Tuned for esports, the device’s cooling system includes an updated fan system, larger exhaust area, and improved penta heat pipe layout that efficiently ushers air to lower skin temperatures. A copper block sits under the CPU as a heat sink to help dissipate heat created in hardcore battle sessions, and the fan blades on the Lenovo Legion laptops unveiled today are slimmer by up to 40 percent from the previous generation to help keep the system quieter. Legion Coldfront 4.0 now offers noise suppression as one of its new attributes thanks to a noise-insulated chassis.

Smarter noise canceling happens to also be a shared obsession with Nahimic® Audio by SteelSeries. Designed for hardcore gamers, Nahimic Audio on Lenovo Legion laptops delivers professional-level sound tuning and audio effects via a precise 10-band equalizer that lets gamers personalize their game’s sound frequencies. Adjusting each band helps the user highlight the sounds most important to them and their gameplay – like hearing in-game enemy footsteps clearly, while minimizing distractions. Delivering 2 x 2W stereo speaker system, PC gamers can also optimize the sounds around them for an immersive experience with Nahimic’s ‘easy surround’ feature designed to incorporate any Bluetooth® speaker9 to improve a player’s spatial awareness through sound.

Narrow borders on the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series allows for 90 percent screen-to-body ratio

Available in metallic Storm Grey and pearlized Glacier White hue10, the durable body of the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series is thinner than the previous generation. Featuring a trimmed lid and hinge design, the new laptop comes with a zero bump hinge for added protection and an electronic privacy shutter on top-placed HD webcam. The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro series is also built from an aluminum and magnesium metal blend (Al + Mg) for extreme lightness. Laptops feature new Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting, a 4-zone backlight effects system developed especially for Lenovo Legion PCs and our advanced Legion TrueStrike keyboard. Choose between optional blue backlighting that pairs nicely with the laptop in Glacier White, or try every color in the rainbow with 17 customized color profiles to express yourself with – all accessible via Lenovo Vantage.

Cooler, Thinner and Quieter than Before – the Lenovo Legion 5 Series (15”, 7)​

Purpose built for virtually all the players out there who want an all-rounder PC to help them stay social, connected and just have fun without sacrificing performance, the 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5i laptop with up to 12th Gen Intel Core i7-12700H processor and the 15-inch Lenovo Legion 5 laptop with up to AMD Ryzen™ 7 6800H processor strike a sleek, happy medium between gaming performance while also handling multitasking, productivity and entertainment needs beautifully. These slim and super minimal laptops are unobtrusive and come equipped with up to optional NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Laptop GPU, or take your PC graphics experience even further with up to GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU for new levels of gaming excitement and up to 140W Boosted TGP18 and up to 1485Mhz Boost Clock.


Both laptop SKUs are offered in Storm Grey and Cloud Grey hues10 with a choice of 4-Zone RGB or white backlighting via our new Legion Spectrum RGB Lighting solution built into the Legion TrueStrike keyboard that now comes color matched in all grey with swappable WASD key caps for a customized look.

Whether typing a report for class or work, or just clicking through MOBAs, your keystrokes are now noticeably quieter with a 33 percent reduction in percussion noise over the previous generation via the improved key travel of soft-landing switches yielding 1.5mm key travel. Moreover, the improved stealth cooling system found on the Lenovo Legion 5 series of laptops is thermally more efficient and quieter – offering a 40 percent more powerful fan with a larger exhaust fin area that’s 45 percent larger than its previous generation

Effortlessly portable and designed to be 15 percent thinner than before for even more mobility, another great change brought by this mainstream gaming laptop is the improved aluminum and magnesium blended metal cover – so wave bye to that old plastic feeling and say hello to cooler skin temps. Check out the design of the camera bump for improved 1-finger lift solution while the handy rear I/O indent keeps any USB-C® adapters plugged in flush to the machine for an easier time slipping this laptop in-and-out of a bag.

Offering speeds for intense gaming with flexible display configurations for most every gamer, including an up to 15-inch WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS 16:9 display with super-fast up to 165Hz refresh rate, 100 percent sRGB color gamut at 300 nits bright, and full spectrum visuals with Dolby Vision – other features of the new Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5, include:

  • The engaging 2 x 2W stereo speaker sound of Nahimic 3D Audio that sounds even better when combined with a headset or external speakers9
  • Supports fast Wi-Fi 6E7 and quicker charging with more versatile USB-C power delivery

Discover your next favorite game thanks to Lenovo’s collaboration with Microsoft for unlimited playing access to over 100 high-quality games. Consumer gamers with Lenovo PCs, including the Lenovo Legion 5i and Lenovo Legion 5 laptop, can get up to three months free11 of Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, including EA Play. With new games frequently added, there’s always something new to play. Download and play in full-fidelity or play console games from the cloud with connected controllers. Claim your three months now and play on!

U.S. Pricing and Availability15

  • The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro laptop (16”, 7) with Intel Core processors is expected to be available starting in February 2022 and will start at $1,569.99 and the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro laptop (16”, 7) with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 H-Series processors is expected to be available starting April 2022 and starts at $1,429.99.15
  • The Lenovo Legion 5i laptop (15”, 7) with Intel Core processors is expected to be available starting in February 2022 and will start at $1,199.99, and the Lenovo Legion 5i laptop (15”, 7) with AMD Ryzen™ 6000 H-Series processors is expected to be available starting April 2022 and starts at $1,129.99.15
Lenovo Legion 5 PRO 2020 series
Lenovo Legion 5i Pro (16”, 7)Lenovo Legion 5 Pro (16”, 7)
Dimensions and WeightStarting at 19.9mm and weighs from 2.49kg (5.48 lbs)
Display16-inch WQHD+ (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10 (up to 240Hz refresh rate2 / 3ms response time with OverDrive100% sRGB color gamut500 nitsUp to VESA DisplayHDR 400 Certified, Dolby Vision, NVIDIA G-SYNC supported
ProcessorUp to 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900HUp to AMD Ryzen™ 9 6900HX
GraphicsUp to NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti Laptop GPU (8GB GDDR6, up to 150W Boosted TGP, Boost Clock 1485Mhz)
MemoryUp to 32GB 4800Mhz DDR5
StorageUp to 1TB PCIe SSD (Gen4)6
Battery80WhrSuper Rapid Charge8
Supports 230W Slim Adapter
ConnectivityStarting from Bluetooth 5.1Up to 2 x 2 Wi-Fi 6E7
Audio2 x 2W Stereo Speakers with Nahimic Audio


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