Legion 5 is a reasonably priced, well-rounded bundle that will not wow you, but it likewise doesn’t appear like the kind of gadget that will ever let you down.

The Lenovo Legion 5 is one of those rare gadgets that I ‘d be happy to suggest without a minute’s hesitation. It’s a bit dull to take a look at, but it’s also a robust, properly designed gaming laptop with good specifications and an excellent display screen that performs precisely as expected, given the components it’s packing.

It’s a well-rounded feature-set that sees a mid-range CPU coupled with a lower mid-range GPU. There’s adequate RAM for gaming, the display screen is quick, and there’s plenty of storage for everyone.

You get a USB-A port on either side of the chassis, another two at the rear, HDMI, USB-C, Ethernet, an earphone jack, and naturally, Lenovo’s proprietary, USB-A-shaped power port.

I ‘d have preferred a 512 GB SSD to the 1 TB HDD myself, however in general, it’s hard to fault the config.

The design is plain. All panels are flat and nearly featureless. The all-black chassis feels definitely strong, there’s very little flex to the screen, and there’s a great, rubber surface to the top panel. The hinge is extremely robust and … I’m already tired discussing it.

This is a sturdy, well-rounded laptop that simply works. ’nuff stated.

Performance figures are as dull as the design, however in this case that’s not a problem. The 1650Ti carries out about as well as could be anticipated, without any unforeseen jankiness that is the trademark of a poorly-designed cooling system. The 4600H is an excellent choice here and does not hold the GPU back.

As the charts below program, you’ll get 60+ fps in a lot of video games if you don’t mind toning settings down to med-high, and lighter games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive will quickly cross the 100+ fps mark.

Performance in CPU-intensive jobs like 3D making, photo modifying, and putting together code is excellent. In day-to-day use, the system felt snappy and responsive. Being forced to use an HDD for video gaming was a discomfort, however. Filling times took forever and I even observed stuttering throughout cut-scenes (which were playing off the HDD while the next area was packing in). If your spending plan permits it, spend more for an SSD-only version of the Legion.

The cooling system is excellent and the laptop never gets hot; you won’t even hear the fans unless you’re gaming. In fact, even when video gaming, the fans don’t get loud adequate to drown out the undoubtedly tinny speakers.

The speakers are too peaceful. They’re so peaceful that you can hear yourself believe. I found myself turning subtitles on in games as well as TELEVISION shows simply so I could follow the discussion. Environment? What’s that?

The display has fantastic contrast and appears to strike about 300 nits of brightness. At 120 Hz, it’s also quick and great for video gaming. The only thing that moistens the experience is the rather prominent backlight bleed. The latter is really obvious when seeing dark scenes, however also prominent when seeing anything from any angle besides head on.

The Legion 5 is as uninteresting as a Volkswagen Jetta. It’s a fairly priced, well-rounded bundle that will not wow you, however it likewise doesn’t seem like the type of gadget that will ever let you down.

The specifications are great, efficiency is excellent, and the rate is right. It could certainly do with better speakers, however under a lakh, you’ll be hard pressed to find a gaming laptop computer that provides more value.