Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 : Review

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 : Review

Written by Ramsay, In Gadgets, Published On
March 20, 2023

When it comes to gaming, the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 is a laptop that doesn’t mess around. The 15.6-inch, 1080p, 144Hz display and quad-core 10th-gen Intel i5 processor in the middle-tier model that was supplied to us more than sufficed for our purposes. This mid-range gaming laptop is a great choice for gamers who want to save money without giving up too much. It comes with affordable tech like the Nvidia RTX 2060. The lack of storage space is the only big problem unless you only want to play a few games at once.

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 Specifications

ProcessorAMD Ryzen 7 5800H
Memory16 GB DDR4 3200Mhz
Battery60Whr, 230 W charger
Storage512 GB M.2 NVMe
Screen15.6 inch, 1920×1080 px
Weight2.4 kg (5.3 lbs)
ExtrasHas a high-definition camera with a shutter button and a volume control, as well as a four-zone RGB keypad
VideoFreesync, Enhanced Optimus for AMD Graphics, and a 60-85W NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM

Pros of Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

  1. Great build quality
  2. Good keyboard and trackpad
  3. Good screen
  4. Good CPU performance
  5. Decent GPU.
  6. Decent battery life, especially if you can find a cheap 80-watt-hour model.

Cons of Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

  1. Bad webcam and weak speakers
  2. The Realtek WiFi chip that comes with it could have problems.

Design and Performance

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

If you’ve seen the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 from last year, this one doesn’t look that much different. The laptop is entirely made of plastic, with the primary colour being a dark blue that Lenovo calls Phantom Blue. Black is the second colour on the vents and bottom. It looks good together. The quality of the build is quite impressive.

During my use, I didn’t hear any creaking from the case. Even though there was a lot of plastic used, the chassis could bend very well. I’m pretty impressed by how tough and well-made this laptop feels. The lid is a smooth piece of plastic that is pretty thick. In one corner, there is a small Lenovo logo, and in the other corner, there is a Legion logo. The Legion logo has a prismatic colour that changes colour based on how the light hits it.

The Keypad and Keyboard

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

Let’s talk about these input devices, starting with the keyboard. If you ask me, the key layout is pretty much the best layout. Even though this is a 15-inch model with small bezels and a Numpad, there are no keys that look squished or are in strange places. But if you look closely, you can see that the Numpad keys are a bit smaller than the others. I still think it’s a good compromise, especially since the Numpad is probably not used enough for it to be hard to get used to. I really like how the arrow keys are separated from the bottom row. If they were crammed in there, they would have broken the right shift key.


Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

This model has a really good FHD screen. It has a matte finish and a 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution at IPS at 165 Hz. The viewing angles are good, and my panel did not have any backlight bleed. Even though this is an entry-level gaming laptop, there isn’t much to complain about. This panel uses Advance Optimus to switch between the dedicated GPU and AMD graphics without having to restart the PC. By turning off the hybrid mode in the Lenovo Vantage software, you can switch to this mode.


Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

The Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 line of laptops from Lenovo is in the lower-to-midrange range of gaming options. They have good parts and a good price. The model we’re testing seems to be available only in the UK. It has an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB GPU, 8GB of RAM, a 144Hz 1080p 15.6-inch display, and 256GB of SSD. At £999.99, which is on sale on the official site right now £849.99, this seems like a good deal for what you’re getting.


Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15

The battery life on the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 is also not very good. It’s not as bad as some gaming laptops, but if you’re on the go, you’ll still need to bring your charging cable with you. We got just under six and a half hours on our movie test and just over five hours on the PC Mark 10 test, which simulates hard day-to-day tasks. Both of these are pretty disappointing, and we would have liked more from a device meant to be used outside. But since this is a cheap gaming laptop with components that use a fair amount of power, this short battery life was to be expected. But it’s always nice to get a little more power out of your electronics.


Style of the laptop

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 6 15 is an inconspicuous gaming laptop with a minimalistic style (2021). It sports a full-size keyboard with a Numpad on the right side, an offset plastic touchpad, and fairly narrow bezels on three sides and a wider chin at the bottom.

Technical specifications and execution of the laptop

My machine runs on an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor. With a base rate of 3.2 GHz and a peak clock of 4.4 GHz, this processor is octa-core. There is a cap on the number of textures that can be processed by this card due to its low VRAM capacity of 4GB.

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