Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR), Versatile 15″ 2.5K 165Hz sRGB Ultrabook for Creation and Gaming RTX 3050 Alder Lake-H – LaptopSpirit

Our review of the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR)

Versatile thin and light laptop designed for creating and gaming, the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR) Ready for High Definition with its 15-inch 2.5K sRGB display with colors that are more natural than average, which improves the fluidity in games with its frequency of 165 Hz benefits from a backlit keyboard and connectivity with 3 USB, 2 USB -C and 1 Thunderbolt 4 but also wifi ax. This multimedia creator silver Ultrabook gamer whose responsiveness is enhanced by the fast 512 GB SSD storage runs on Windows 11 with an Alder Lake-H Core i5 processor and 16 GB high-performance RAM. This core speeds up processing, just like the NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing graphics card that can run a number of games.

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR)

Most famous price: 1299€

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR) Specifications

Screen(s) 15.6” 2.5K WQHD LED IPS 165Hz 100% sRGB 300cd/m² (2560×1440, anti-glare/matte)
Processor Intel Core i5-12500H Alder Lake-H (12 cores, 2.7GHz, 4P/8E)
Installed RAM (max.) 16 GB (2 x 8 GB) DDR5 4800 MHz (32 GB), 2 slots (occupied)
Graphics Card NVIDIA Ampere GeForce RTX 3050 4GB GDDR6 dedicated (95W, 1740MHz), Intel Iris Xe processor integrated and Optimus
Storage 512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242) + 1 free M.2 slot
connectors 3 USB 3.0 (1 always on) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen2) + 1 USB 4 Type-C Thunderbolt 4, HDMI (8K @60Hz)
Network Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.1 + Gigabit Ethernet
Backlit keyboard yes (white)
Numeric Keypad Yes
Windows Hello
audio system 2 speakers (2 x 2W) Nahimic Audio
Operating system Windows 11 64 bit
Announced runtime / Battery 6 hours / Li-Ion 4 cells 80 Whr
Weight / Dimensions (mm) 2.4kg / 358.8 x 262.35 x 19.99

The Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR) against the competition

The Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR) is available now from: Lenovo France and is positioned as one of the only in its category to offer such a recent processor (Alder Lake) with Thunderbolt connectivity and running on Windows 11.

If this Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR) doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other configurations to play with on a similar budget in our gaming laptop guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, which has the most impact on performance.

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 chassis, connectors, screen (82RC0005FR)

It features an original gamer design with its thin and light Storm Gray aluminum housing with angular lines and an advanced display.

The connectors are positioned mainly on the back and are good, including no less than 3 USB-C, including 1 Thunderbolt 4 (usually at 1 USB-C maximum), the Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (newer and more efficient than wifi ac) to communicate and connect remotely, a practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to, for example, a TV or monitor, Ethernet and audio ports without forgetting 3 USB 3.0 (compatible with USB 2.0) for transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when connecting USB 3.0 peripherals.

You can naturally illuminate the keys of the chiclet keyboard, which is useful for better distinguishing them in a dimly lit environment.

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR)

Lovers of (Very) High Definition content such as videos will appreciate that the screen adopts a 2.5K definition higher than Full HD associated with a 16:9 format. And all the more so because it is also adorned with sRGB and IPS features with more true-to-life colors than the average with significant vertical and horizontal viewing angles. Players are not left out because the screen is decorated with a frequency of 165 Hz, which improves the smoothness in games compared to the standard 60 Hz. Due to the anti-reflective coating, the screen also offers better visibility than a glossy panel in a bright environment (e.g. outdoors).

Performance, autonomy of the Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR)

The Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR) may be of interest to those looking for a powerful 15-inch versatile laptop PC focused on creation and gaming.

Maximum users will be pleased with the solid overall performance of this versatile multimedia Ultrabook designed for creating and playing as it is built around an Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12500H processor with 12 hybrid cores and a good amount of RAM of 16 GB.

Makers will particularly appreciate this core because it notably guarantees much faster processing than a classic Quad Core processor and 8 GB DDR4, the difference is especially noticeable in areas that consume RAM and CPU resources and take advantage of multicores (and therefore the 12 Alder Lake-H hybrid cores), such as in video editing, photo editing or 3D rendering.

In addition, the dedicated built-in GeForce RTX 3050 NVIDIA Ampere graphics card speeds up processing under software that uses GPU computing power, such as Sony Vegas or Adobe Photoshop/Premiere.

The GeForce RTX 3050 ray tracing will also be of interest to players as it is capable of playing a number of games as long as you agree to settings under graphics-intensive games to get good playability.

In practice, the GeForce RTX 3050 is automatically activated/deactivated in real time by NVIDIA Optimus technology, depending on the tasks performed.

Optimus prefers the Iris Xe solution integrated in the Core i5 Alder Lake-H as much as possible, although its advantages are very modest in comparison because it is energy efficient and therefore favors autonomy. The GeForce RTX 3050 has therefore been enabled by Optimus to perform graphics processing that is too heavy for the Intel Iris Xe. With one or the other, of course, you can view photos and videos as well as play modest titles.

Lenovo Legion 5 Gen 7 15IAH7 (82RC0005FR)

Most famous price: 1299€

The storage here is entrusted to a 512 GB SSD, a capacity that corresponds to what hard drives offer as standard. However, compared to the latter, an SSD offers undeniable advantages: greater robustness, quiet operation, lower energy consumption, higher speed.

Specifically, the SSD offers much better fluidity and responsiveness on a daily basis than a simple hard drive. Thanks to the SSD, we benefit from much faster processing, as well as starting and launching games / software, or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.

Finally, on the autonomy side, pending more concrete tests, bet on about 6 hours of battery life in light use for this versatile multimedia laptop PC-oriented gamer and maker, which can be expected to make itself heard and warm up in case high demands are made (eg treatments, games).

To keep temperatures in check, you can add a vented support to this computer (remember to check the dimensions carefully!

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