The latest games can run on the Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) creative gamer laptop equipped with the top-of-the-line NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing graphics card that also accelerates processing like the Intel Octo Core i7 Tiger Lake-H processor and 16GB of powerful RAM. Equipped with a 15-inch IPS Full HD anti-glare sRGB screen with more faithful colors than average that improves the fluidity in games with its frequency of 165Hz, this versatile Windows 11 laptop designed to play and create benefits from a responsiveness reinforced by its fast SSD storage of 512 GB, a backlit keyboard or a connectivity with no less than 4 USB, 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 and Wi-Fi ax.
Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) performance, battery life
The Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) targets those who are looking for a versatile 15-inch laptop that performs well in gaming and creation.
It’s capable of running the latest games at a good level of detail because it features one of the most powerful high-end mobile graphics available today, the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing.
So gamers will be delighted, but not only. Creative users will appreciate the fact that the GeForce RTX 3070 accelerates processing in GPU-powered applications such as Adobe Premiere/Photoshop and Sony Vegas.
In practice, the GeForce RTX 3070 ray tracing is used by Optimus technology to perform graphics work that is too heavy for the Iris Xe graphics solution housed within the processor, typically for gaming. With either of these graphics solutions, we can obviously watch photos and videos but also play modest games.
The Iris Xe is favored to the maximum by Optimus despite its reduced performance because it consumes little energy, which promotes autonomy.
Count on about 4 hours of operation on battery in light use.
It is the Intel Tiger Lake-H Octo Core i7-11800H processor that hosts the Iris Xe. It is coupled here with 16GB of RAM to provide an overall power to satisfy demanding users.
This core, which supports the GeForce RTX 3070 well in games, guarantees much faster processing than a Quad/Hexa Core processor and 8/16 GB DDR4, the difference being particularly noticeable in CPU- and RAM-intensive areas taking advantage of multicore, such as video editing, 3D rendering or photo editing.
On the storage side, we find an SSD that ensures a much better fluidity and reactivity than a hard disk.
Thanks to the SSD, game/software launches are much faster, as are multimedia processing and start/stop operations, and you get to the online game maps faster.
It must be said that an SSD is much faster than a hard disk. It offers other advantages such as silent operation, higher shock resistance and lower power consumption.
It is a 512GB SSD that we find here embedded, a capacity similar to what hard disks offer as standard, which may be too little for some.
Fortunately, an M.2 slot is available to add a second SSD if needed.
And you can always use an external storage device such as a USB 3.0/Thunderbolt/USB-C device to enjoy fast transfers.
Finally, when pushed hard (e.g. games, processing), this versatile creative gamer laptop gets loud and hot.
A ventilated stand can be used in addition if needed to limit temperatures (remember to check the dimensions!).
Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) Specifications
|Screen(s)||15.6” Full HD LED IPS 165Hz G-Sync 100% sRGB Dolby Vision 300cd/m² (1920×1080, anti-glare/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake-H (2.3 GHz, 8 cores)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR4 3200 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)|
|Graphic card||NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3070 8 GB GDDR6 dedicated (130W, 1560MHz), Intel Iris Xe integrated in the processor and Optimus|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4, 2280) + 1 free M.2 slot|
|connectors||4 USB 3.0 (1 Always On) + 2 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI 2.1|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet|
|Backlit Keyboard||Yes, 4-zone RGB|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||4 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 60Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||2.4 Kg / 362.56 x 260.61 x 22.5-25.75|
Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) vs. the competition
The Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) is currently available at Boulanger and meets cheaper competitors in its category.
If this Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gamer laptop guide. With the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as it will have the most impact on performance.
Lenovo Legion 5 15ITH6H-124 (82JH000LFR) chassis, connectors, screen
Cooled by 2 fans, heatpipes and ventilation grids, it sports an original dark Phantom Blue Shadow Black gamer design with angular lines.
In terms of connectivity, this creative gamer laptop is well equipped with its 2 USB-C Thunderbolt 4 (against 1 maximum usually), its practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or a monitor for example, its wireless Bluetooth 5. 1 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, its Ethernet and audio ports, not to mention its 4 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible, compared to the usual maximum of 3) guaranteeing transfers that are up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are plugged in.
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The chiclet keyboard can be backlit of course which is convenient to better discern its keys in the dark.
The screen has a frequency of 165Hz which improves the fluidity in games compared to the standard 60Hz. In addition, it displays colors that are more faithful than average as well as large vertical and horizontal viewing angles thanks to its sRGB and IPS specifications. As it is treated anti-reflection, the screen also offers a better visibility than a glossy slab in bright environments (eg: outdoor).
The screen also lends itself very well to the display of videos and more broadly of High Definition content because of its 16/9 format and its Full HD definition.