Question Lenovo Legion 5 versus 5 Pro (screen or power) ?

Get the Lenovo legion 5 (better GPU ,worse display) or 5i Pro (better display, worse GPU)

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alaurutis

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Hi guys, I'm in a dilemma and would like opinions to decide which one to go for.

I'm going for a Lenovo legion gaming laptop 2021 edition, and currently there are 2 options



1) Lenovo legion 5 -Ryzen 7 5800 - RTX 3070 - 16GB RAM - 512GB SSD

Screen 15.6" 1080p 165HZ 300nits 16:9 ratio

Price = £1,115


2) Lenovo legion 5i Pro - i7 - 11800H ,RTX 3060, 16GB RAM , 512gb SSD

Screen - 16" 2560x1600p 500nits , 16:10 ratio 165hz

Price = £1,254

Difference between the two = around £140


With that settled I'm not sure which ones the better option,

on one hand the base legion 5 has an RTX 3070 and it's cheaper, but the screen is worse

On the other hand the 5i pro, has a brilliant 16.10 ratio screen, quad hd, and 500 nits of brightness , but it then has the weaker GPU, although fps wise it isn't highley different, I'm just thinking about the vram Of 6Gb to be suitable for 1600p for 3-4 years.

I plan to game demanding games , with rtx, and I guess I will be using dlss

What do you think,? Perhaps someone has either 1 of the 2 versions of the legion who can give a little insight ?
 

JWNoctis

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Having got an RTX 3070 machine myself, I'm under the impression that the true point of diminishing returns for mobile RTX 30XX generation is somewhere between RTX 3070 and RTX 3080/Ti, unless you have a use case for 16GB of VRAM: The latter is much more expensive, while not always significantly more powerful due to thermal constraints inherent to most reasonably-sized laptop.

That being said, a 140W RTX 3070 should give you about 20-25% more performance than a 130W RTX 3060, if those reviews and benchmarks are anything to go by. It hasn't disappointed me in anything I threw at it so far, up to MW5 running at 2.5K and ultra with raytracing and some DLSS.

Ryzen 7 5800H is also better than i7-11800H in terms of multicore performance and runs cooler, though single core performance is slightly lower.

I'd recommend the 5800H/RTX 3070 version of the latter if that's available for a reasonable price where you are, or the former if not. Read up on a few more reviews before you decide.
 

alaurutis

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Having got an RTX 3070 machine myself, I'm under the impression that the true point of diminishing returns for mobile RTX 30XX generation is somewhere between RTX 3070 and RTX 3080/Ti, unless you have a use case for 16GB of VRAM: The latter is much more expensive, while not always significantly more powerful due to thermal constraints inherent to most reasonably-sized laptop.

That being said, a 140W RTX 3070 should give you about 20-25% more performance than a 130W RTX 3060, if those reviews and benchmarks are anything to go by. It hasn't disappointed me in anything I threw at it so far, up to MW5 running at 2.5K and ultra with raytracing and some DLSS.

Ryzen 7 5800H is also better than i7-11800H in terms of multicore performance and runs cooler, though single core performance is slightly lower.

I'd recommend the 5800H/RTX 3070 version of the latter if that's available for a reasonable price where you are, or the former if not. Read up on a few more reviews before you decide.
Thanks for the reply, yes of course I'd rather have the Ryzen 5 pro with the rtx 3070, but it's been out of stock and the price is around £1,400 + , although it's out of stock. My initial plan was to get the rtx 3070 5 pro version, but with the discounted price of the normal legion 5 , I though maybe it would be fine to downgrade the screen for a saving of around £300.

Currently both of the laptops mentioned in the thread are sold out now, the 5i pro and legion, one

So maybe I will just wait, perhaps until April, for some sales, or when the Ryzen version of the new 5 pro releases, maybe the price will drop. But if it doesn't is it worth to pay the extra 300 or so for a better screen ? (The AMD 5 pro rtx 3070)?

It might be a smaller different if the discount price goes away. In addition between the 5i pro rtx 3060 and the Ryzen rtx 3070. it's only £150 difference.

I have read lots of reviews, hence why I decided to ask here 😂
 

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