The 2023 Lenovo Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 with an 8-core Ryzen 7 7745HX processor, a 140 W RTX 4070 board, and 16 GB of DDR5 5200 MHz memory is now enjoying a generous 27% off at Lenovo’s official store. For the price, the Legion Pro 5 is a stellar option as it has excellent performance, a good display, and upgradeable RAM/storage.
Lenovo is now selling the 2023 Legion Pro 5 for US$1,396.50 which is a massive discount of US$508.49 on the US$1904.99 list price. The discount includes savings of US$434.99 from Lenovo and coupon savings of US$73.5 which you can avail using the code EXTRA5 at checkout (via slickdeals).
The Lenovo Legion Pro 5 is packed to the brim with powerful mid-range hardware. It features a Zen 4 Ryzen 7 7745HX CPU, an RTX 4070 GPU, 16 GB of DDR5-5200 memory, 1 TB of PCIe Gen 4 storage, and a 16-inch 1600p display. The screen offers 100% coverage of the sRGB gamut, 300 nits of brightness, and a 165 Hz refresh rate. So on paper, the laptop looks like a worthy mid-range contender.
Thankfully, the Legion Pro 5 is also stellar in practice. When we tested a similar configuration of the laptop, we gave the machine a “very good” rating of 89%.
In addition to rocking an understated design that doesn’t scream “gaming”, the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 performs like a champ, as the Ryzen 7 7745HX is an excellent mid-range CPU. It manages to be a substantial upgrade over the last-gen Ryzen 9 6900HX with an impressive 18,060 and 1,846 points in Cinebench R23 Multi-Core and Single-Core tests respectively. These scores are 38% and 18% better than the Ryzen 9 6900HX in the respective benchmarks.
Moving on to the GPU performance, the RTX 4070 laptop inside the Legion Pro 5 offers more performance than the RTX 3070 Ti mobile. For instance, the GPU is about 6.5% faster than the RTX 3070 Ti laptop in 3DMark Time Spy Graphics. The excellent benchmark performance translates well to gaming where the RTX 4070 pushed most tested games beyond 60 FPS at QHD resolution with Ultra quality graphics. Drop the resolution down to 1080p and you can take full advantage of the 165 Hz refresh rate with >100 FPS in many tested titles.
Long story short, the Lenovo Legion Pro 5 Gen 8 is a superb mid-range gaming machine that is now an even better option thanks to the generous price cut.
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Fawad Murtaza – Tech Writer – 465 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2021
I am Fawad, a fellow tech nerd. As a tech junkie, my relationship with technology goes back to my childhood years. Getting my first Intel Pentium 4 PC was the start of journey that would eventually bring me to Notebookcheck. Finally, I have been writing for tech media since 2018. From small no-name projects to industry leaders, I have worked with a number of tech publications.
Fawad Murtaza, 2023-06-14 (Update: 2023-06-14)