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Lenovo Legion 5 and Legion 5 Pro (Intel) 2022 - India | Models, pricing, and availability

Updated: Jun 21, 2022


It is almost halfway through 2022 and it is almost time for the new generation refresh of the Legion 5 and Legion 5 Pro gaming lineup. Lenovo has planned out an extensive lineup for the Indian market and they are expected to hit the shelves soon. If you are waiting for the 2022 lineup, we have compiled the expected models along with their expected pricing here.


For ease of convenience, we have divided this article into two, for the Intel and AMD variants of the Legion 5 and Legion 5 Pro laptops. Click on the variant to jump to the relevant section.

 

Legion 5 (2022) vs Legion 5 Pro (2022) - Intel Variants

The Legion 5 non-pro edition is the relatively lower-priced sibling of the Pro models that offers a lot of the same performance with almost identical specifications except for a few differences.

Legion 5 (2022)

Legion 5 Pro (2022)

Build

Top - Aluminium, Bottom - ABS

Top and Bottom - Aluminium

Ram

Officially up to 16GB Ram but supports up to 64GB

Officially up to 32GB Ram but supports up to 64GB

Camera

1080p with e-shutter

720p with e-shutter

Display

15.6" FHD/QHD (16:9) with 300 nits brightness and 100% sRGB color gamut

16" FHD/QHD (16:10) with 500 nits brightness, HDR400 and 100% sRGB color gamut


  • Build - Firstly, the build/chassis varies in the materials used for construction. The non-Pro / regular variant uses Aluminium for the top panel and ABS plastic for the bottom panel whereas, in the case of the Legion 5 Pro series, both the Top and Bottom panels are Aluminium. Either way, both offer excellent build quality and are highly regarded in the industry.

  • RAM and Storage - Based on the official ram support it might seem that only the Legion 5 Pro supports up to 32 GB ram while the regular Legion 5 supports only up to 16 GB ram. However, this has been historically incorrect (including for the Ideapad Gaming 3 series) and in fact, both the Legion 5 and 5 Pro supports up to 64 GB DDR5-4800 memory. On the same note, contrary to the official specifications (up to 1 TB), both the Legion 5 and 5 Pro also support up to 2TB PCIe Gen 4 NVMe SSD in the 2280 slot.

  • Camera - With the 2022 Legion 5, if the currently available specifications are to be believed, the Legion 5 gets a slightly better camera module with 1080p resolution while the Legion 5 Pro gets 720p resolution. This seems to be a weird choice considering the obvious tier differences between the two.

  • Display - One of the more obvious differences would be the display aspect ratio. The Legion 5 offers a regular 15.6" IPS display with 16:9 aspect ratio with up to 300 nits brightness. The display is being offered in both FHD and QHD resolutions. The display also has a much thicker bottom bezel. The Legion 5 Pro offers a taller 16" IPS display with 16:10 aspect ratio with up to 500 nits brightness and HDR400 support. The taller aspect ratio helps to offer slightly more vertical space to enhance the workspace in productivity-related applications. It is also aesthetically pleasing due to the narrow bottom bezels.

The rest of the specifications remain exactly the same with the same number of ports and I/O configuration including the presence of Thunderbolt 4 on both the lineups.

 

Legion 5 Pro 16IAH7H - 12th gen Intel

Thumbnail of Legion 5 Pro 16IAH7H 2022 - Intel Variant
Legion 5 Pro 16IAH7H (2022). Source: Lenovo

Lenovo has announced seven Legion 5 Pro Intel variants so far for the Indian Region. The major differences as compared to the 2021 models are the slight increase in the TGP or Total Graphics Power, the addition of RTX 3070 Ti to the lineup, and the biggest of them all, it is powered by the latest 12th Gen Intel CPUs which offer considerable performance improvement in CPU intensive tasks over its 11th gen counterparts. While not immediately noticeable, this generation of laptops are also transitioning to DDR5 memory modules and since they have only been introduced recently, they do cost significantly higher than the DDR4 rams (roughly 2x the price of DDR4 rams) which may be reflected in the final pricing of the laptop.


The full official specifications are given below. You can also set up stock alerts for the respective models to be among the first to know when the laptop becomes available for purchase in the Indian region. The prices mentioned are NOT official prices and are based on the expectations of the author based on previous generation listings.

At a glance:


We expect the above prices to be a good estimation and do not expect them to be lower than mentioned but there are chances that they can be higher. If this is over your budget, the AMD variants of the Legion 5 Pro are often relatively cheaper and excellent alternatives that offer much of the same performance. Intel does admittedly perform slightly better but AMD is more energy-efficient and offers considerably better battery life for non-gaming-related tasks.


For reference, an Intel variant of Legion 5 Pro 2022 with an RTX 3070 lasts 6.55 hours while the AMD variant of the Legion 5 Pro 2022 with an RTX 3070 lasts 9.6 hours on the same battery benchmark test (MobileMark 2018). That's a full 3 hours more than the Intel variant while having the same battery capacity.


If you'd still prefer to stick to Intel, then read on to know more about the regular Legion 5 models that are relatively cheaper but offers the same internal hardware. If you'd like to read more about the AMD Legion 5 Pro models instead, click here to know more (to be updated).

Legion 5 15IAH7H and 15IAH7 (2022)


Legion 5 15IAH7H Gen 7 - Intel Variant
Legion 5 15IAH7H Gen 7 (2022). Source: Lenovo

We have compiled all the upcoming Legion 5 2022 models in the Indian region below. The full official specifications are also given. As earlier mentioned, you can also set up stock alerts here for the relevant model at the end of the table or by clicking on the Notify Me button on the images.

At a glance:


The differences between the Legion 5 and Legion 5 Pro have already been covered above. There is not much to be said about the Legion 5 and it is basically a slightly cheaper and better value choice if you don't need the bells and whistles that the "Pro" models offer. However, it should be noted that you will have to opt for the Pro models if you need an RTX 3070 or higher-end GPU.


Who should buy this?

Are you looking for the best value-for-money Gaming laptop that can offer an RTX 3000 series GPU? Then you are in the wrong place. The Legion series is a premium offering and it does not cut any corners. It offers the highest wattage components available, best in class performance, great build quality, and carries a price tag to match it. If you are only after performance and do not care much about the display, build material, or Legion branding/aesthetics, then there are lower-priced alternatives such as the TUF gaming A15/F15 that offer identical or similar CPU, GPU, and Ram configurations at much lower prices starting at around Rs 1,19,990 for the RTX 3060 laptops.


However, if you are looking to get some of the best gaming laptops out there that do not compromise in any area, then the Legion 5 series is a great option to look out for.

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro 16IAH7H
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro. Source: Lenovo

For those users who can't wait and require a solid gaming laptop immediately, the 2021 Legion 5 series is still worth looking into. Although we would suggest waiting for the 2022 variants if possible.

 

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