The OMEN 15 is a high-selling gaming notebook with high-cost performance. The performance is high, but the price is relatively cheap. There are three lineups of graphics, from middle class to high-speed class, and you can choose according to your budget and purpose. The latest 10th generation Intel CPU model is equipped with a high refresh rate LCD driven at 300Hz, which will give you an edge in the game.
For detailed review: HP OMEN 15
The Legion 5 Pro is Lenovo’s latest candidate in the world of high-end AMD gaming laptops with a 45W Ryzen 7 5800H CPU and a mobile Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070. The 5 Pro has been slightly redesigned from previous models and has been tweaked to the keyboard and display to give it an impression. This includes the new 16:10 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1600 resolution.
For detailed review: Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
|HP OMEN 15
|Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
|2nd June 2020
|January 12, 2021
|Legion 5 Pro
|357.9 × 239.7 × 22.5 mm
|356 x 26.85 x mm
|Intel Core i7 10750H
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800H
|1920 x 1080 pixel
|2560 x 1600 pixels
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070
|NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070
|16 GB DDR4 2933 MHz
|32 GB DDR4
|SSD 1024 GB
|Windows 10 Home
|Windows 10 Pro
|1x HDMI 2.1
3x USB-A 3.2
1x USB Type-C 4.0
|1x HDMI 2.1
4x USB-A 3.2
2x USB Type-C 4.0
|Wi-Fi IEEE 802.11ax
|2 x 2 WiFi 802.11ax
|Audio by Bang & Olufsen with dual speakers
|2 x 2W Harman Speakers with Nahimic Audio
|6 cell / 70 Wh
|8 hours / 235 W
|HP OMEN 15
|Lenovo Legion 5 Pro
Design & Features
HP OMEN 15- The display is equipped with a high-resolution FHD and an IPS liquid crystal display with a wide viewing angle and high contrast ratio. Since the refresh rate is as high as 300Hz, you can play quite “slimy” depending on the game. In addition, the high refresh rate reduces flicker and afterimages.
The color gamut is sRGB 100%, which is also suitable for image editing for the Web, and the old model had an sRGB ratio of about 98%, so the color gamut is wide, albeit slightly.
The housing has been renewed, but the interface has not changed to the specifications, and there is no wonder from the old model. An additional model (model with ek1000 or Ryzen) will probably come out, but at present, it is a “lonely” model.
Overseas, models equipped with RTX 3070 (but CPU is 10th generation) and models equipped with Ryzen 7 5800H are also on sale.
It has moderately high performance equipped with the 10th generation H series (high-performance model). The 11th generation CPU has been out since the fall of 2020, and there is a feeling of “why now?”, But it is not a bad performance.
Since the CPU does not support the latest DDR4-3200MHz, the memory will be DDR4-2933MHz. However, since it has two memory slots, it can have a large capacity of 32GB. The storage is equipped with two SSDs, a large total of 1TB (512GB + 512GB). In addition, RAID 0 can be set so that the writing speed will be faster.
The display specifications have been slightly improved, and since sRGB 100% has a high color gamut, deeper colors are depicted, and the feeling of immersion is also enhanced. The refresh rate is relatively high at 300Hz and depending on the game; you can play “quite slimy.”
The graphic board is equipped with the middle-class RTX 2060, which is expected, but models equipped with the RTX 30 series will come out in the future.
It’s a high spec overall, but it’s still the same spec as last year, so it’s not new, and it’s a bit disappointing because other companies in the same industry have models equipped with the Intel 11 generation and Ryzen 5000 H series.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro- The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is a 16-inch gaming laptop with a Ryzen 9 5800 H and a GeForce RTX 3070. The display’s aspect ratio is 16:10, and the resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels. The panel is IPS, and the refresh rate is up to 165Hz. In addition to supporting NVIDIA G-SYNC and AMD FreeSync, it also covers 100% of the sRGB standard. It also features a narrow bezel design in which the display panel occupies 90% of the area of the display unit.
The Ryzen 7 5800H, which has the highest performance in its class. It is a monster CPU with 8 cores and 16 threads.
Moreover, the graphic board is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070! The RTX 30 series is hard to come by, and it’s a battle for competition. It’s the highest performance of a laptop computer.
The memory is DDR4-3200MHz, 2 slots, up to 32GB, and the storage can be equipped with SSD PCIe 3.0 x 4 up to 1TB.
The quality of the display is very high. At 2.5K, it has 100% sRGB, a refresh rate of 165Hz, a maximum brightness of 500nit, and a viewing angle of 178 °. It’s just called Pro, so it’s not just a gaming PC. It is a spec used by creators who edit videos. The refresh rate is also high so that the game can be slimy.
Since the graphic board is equipped with RTX 3070, it is a high-resolution 2.5K display. It’s completely different from FHD, making you feel more absorbed. Also, since the screen’s aspect ratio is 16:10 instead of the usual 16: 9, the amount of information displayed vertically is large, and the resolution is high, so the amount of information equivalent to 17 inches is displayed.
The brightness is also relatively high at 500 nits, and it is HDR compatible and has a high color gamut of sRGB 100%. It is depicted vividly.
Of course, a wired connection is possible, and there is also WiFi6, so even people who can not reach the room with a LAN cable can communicate with a relatively stable high-speed line.
The specs are middle class, and overall it’s more for casual gamers than for apt gamers. The performance will improve considerably if a new spec model is introduced in the future. Still, the mysterious phenomenon that the OMEN 15 2020 model has higher specs and lower prices is occurring.
Suppose you remove the prejudice that “compared to the old model.” In that case, it is a model that is not bad overall. Still, the gaming PCs of other companies in the same industry sold in 2021 are “11th generation CPU” or “Ryzen” Most of the “5000H series” are equipped with the “RTX 30 series” grabbed, so you may want to consider another model.
Lenovo Legion 5 Pro Ryzen 5000 series is a high-performance model, equipped with RTX 3070, and is a gaming PC with considerably high performance.
With the best CPU, the best graphics board, and a high-quality display, it’s the best-in-class gaming notebook at the moment. Heavy games can play comfortably, and they can also be used by people who use video/image editing or CAD.
Also, since the screen is 16:10, it is attractive that the sizeable 16-inch screen feels bigger, and you can see a lot of information at once.