Laptops, particularly gaming laptops have come a long way as most gaming machines nowadays serve more purpose than just gaming. The arrival of Intel 12th Generation Processors, higher wattage Nvidia mobile graphics, and Windows 11 OS enables manufacturers to innovate and push their devices to its limits. One of these devices is the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro featuring an Intel Core i7 12700H and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 Ti 150W TGP GPU. It’s simply one of the best, if not the best, gaming laptops of this generation for the following reasons:
Desktop Class Performance and Cooling
The Lenovo Legion 5i Pro packs in an Intel Core i7 12700H processor featuring 14 Performance cores and 6 Efficient Cores. The hybrid core architecture allows the Legion 5i Pro to be optimized for any task from basic browsing, gaming, and even video editing. Paired with the latest 12th gen processor is the latest DDR5 memory technology for maximum performance and bandwidth. Some 12th gen powered laptops still use DDR4 to save up on cost, but the Legion 5i Pro is equipped with up to 32GBs of DDR5 4800MHz memory making it one of the fastest laptops available in the market. The combination of the two components makes the Legion 5i Pro great not only for gaming but for productivity as well. Apart from the CPU and RAM, the Legion 5i Pro is also equipped with the latest PCIE Gen4 SSD and WiFi 6E so you don’t have to upgrade after your purchase as the laptop is primed with high-end components out of the box.
Of course, what would great hardware be without a great cooling system to back it up right? The Legion 5i Pro is equipped with the Legion Coldfront 4.0 cooling system with increased dimensions of the copper block and heatsinks fins for a greater heat transfer area by 16% compared to the prtevious generation. This in turn translates to the Legion 5i Pro being able to handle flagship-level specs without thermal throttling. Lenovo’s optimization doesn’t stop there as the Legion 5i Pro comes with a Legion AI Engine to properly optimize the gaming laptop’s performance depending on the application so you’re guaranteed you’re getting the highest framerates when gaming or the smoothest experience when editing.
Max Wattage RTX 3070 Ti
Lenovo didn’t skimp in providing one of the fastest gaming laptops for this generation as the Nvidia RTX 3070 Ti mobile graphics installed on the device has 150-watts TGP as opposed to the common 80W to 125W variants found on other gaming devices. A higher wattage rating simply means that the RTX 3070 Ti on the Legion 5i Pro can get more power to achieve higher clock speeds at a longer duration resulting in more framerates compared to the 80-125W models. The 150watt TGP is possible with the robust Legion Coldfront 4.0 cooling system.
Professional Grade Display
As mentioned earlier, the Legion 5i Pro pro is not only for gaming but for work and productivity as well. Its 16” 2560×1600 16:10 IPS display is larger than most laptops meaning you have more screen real estate to allow for multi-window apps. Moreover, the WQXGA display is factory calibrated out of the box by X-Rite and our SpyderX display analysis tool confirms the high quality, color-accurate panel of the Legion 5i Pro. These numbers basically mean that the Legion 5i Pro is suitable for professional-grade photo and video editing. Gaming-wise, the Legion 5i Pro’s display is Nvidia G-Sync Certified for a smooth gaming experience and DisplayHDR 400 for a vibrant viewing experience.
Lots of Freebies out of the box
Earlier this year, Lenovo Philippines announced a suite of free software for all of its upcoming Lenovo Yoga and Legion gaming devices, Legion 5i Pro included. Legion 5i Pro owners get to enjoy a free lifetime Microsoft Office 2021 License, and a free 3-month PC Game Pass. What’s great about this deal apart from the total value is you only need to log in to your respective accounts to claim – no emails, no fill-up forms, no lengthy procedures. Moreover, the Legion 5i Pro comes with a free Legion Active Gaming Backpack.
Best Aftersales Service
Lenovo stands by its product by providing unparalleled after-sales service for all of its devices from entry-level IdeaPad to flagship-level Legion gaming laptops. I’m sure you’ve probably come across Lenovo’s signature three-year Premium Care Warranty, and while that still carries on to current devices, Lenovo has stepped up the game with the current generation Legion devices by upgrading it to Legion Ultimate Support. Legion Ultimate Support or LUS is a gamer-centric premium care warranty service to fit the specific needs of Legion device users. LUS is available 24/7 via phone or chat with advanced-level IT experts who double as gaming specialists to provide assistance with settings, tuning, hardware and software optimizations, and other gaming-related needs to ensure peak performance of your Legion gaming device. Another great addition to Lenovo’s aftersales service is the free 3-year Accidental Damage Protection that covers accidents beyond the system warranty and protects your devices from non-warranty operational or structural failures incurred under normal operating conditions.
All those Lenovo Legion exclusive perks hype you up to purchase a Legion 5i Pro or other Lenovo Legion gaming laptops? Visit Legion Exclusive Stores and authorized resellers nationwide to check out the stores near you. You can also follow Legion Philippines on Facebook and Instagram for more information.
Grant is a Financial Management graduate from UST. His passion for gadgets and tech crossed him over in the industry where he could apply his knowledge as an enthusiast and in-depth analytic skills as a Finance Major. His passion allows him to earn at the same time help Gadget Pilipinas' readers in making smart, value-based decisions and purchases with his reviews and guides.