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[Memory Express] Lenovo Legion 5 w/ Ryzen 7 5800h, RTX 3070, 16GB, 512Gb SSD $1749.99

I have been eyeing up a gaming laptop for my son and all reviews point to the Legion 5 as the best to buy.

The lenovo site has no stock....for months. And I am sure there are alternatives out there, but none that review even close to as good as the legion 5.

https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119730
For $1749.99

or the 3060 for $1599
https://www.memoryexpress.com/Products/MX00119047

B&H photo has the legion 5 for cheaper, but they are intel or less ram.

For the price, the extra $$ for the 3070 seems worth it. Finding any laptop with a 3070 for under $2k is nearly impossible.

I know the new legion laptops have been announced and they seem much better....but they might be 8 months out at best.
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The 3060 was selling for $1399.99 during boxing week.
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If they want us to play on those laptop, they should add some space!!

512 Gb for a gaming laptop is a joke!!

It should be 1 Tb plus another NVME slot!!
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RobertRabbit wrote: If they want us to play on those laptop, they should add some space!!

512 Gb for a gaming laptop is a joke!!

It should be 1 Tb plus another NVME slot!!
There are two M.2 slots in these

from Lenovo Legion 5 15ACH6H Platform Specifications
https://psref.lenovo.com/syspool/Sys/PD ... H_Spec.pdf

Storage Support
Up to two drives, 2x M.2 SSD


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imshoufurry wrote: The 3060 was selling for $1399.99 during boxing week.
Yah, I missed it. Since then availability has gotten even worse. I have seen some places with the 3060 still near those prices. Personally I am in the need of the 3070 for that extra bit of muscle for VR. I have a gaming PC, but Id like to get my wired VR in more accessible places.
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I wish these companies brought back removable batteries. Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time to game is terrible for the battery
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Dilirium wrote: I wish these companies brought back removable batteries. Keeping your laptop plugged in all the time to game is terrible for the battery
I agree but they do have a reasonable alternative and that's a setting to disable battery charging past a certain percentage (Dell does, I assume Lenovo also has the same thing). So you set it to stop charging at 55% and only start back up if it hits 50% if you keep it plugged in all the time the laptop runs directly off the power, the battery shouldn't get charged for years.

If your laptop is running off battery power you'll immediately know it as gpu performance tanks hard
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Memoryexpress.com does not like getting items returned and if you return other than in pristine condition they will want a huge restocking fee. Buying direct from Lenovo is far bettr if you can.
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Pretty decent if you need it right now, especially the 3070. Otherwise wait for the next Lenovo sale + Rakuten.
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Mar 29, 2020
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I recently checked out the Legion 5 at MemoryExpress and was disappointed with how soft the keys on the keyboard were. I expected the keys to be firmer like keyboard on the Thinkpads or ASUS ROG series.

Anyone have any experience with how good is the long-term reliability of these Legion keyboards?
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CatalystOne wrote: I recently checked out the Legion 5 at MemoryExpress and was disappointed with how soft the keys on the keyboard were. I expected the keys to be firmer like keyboard on the Thinkpads or ASUS ROG series.

Anyone have any experience with how good is the long-term reliability of these Legion keyboards?
been using mine with a 1660ti for like 2 years on and off, works fine.. mind you i only use it when travelling (which is often enough), i have a desktop for home gaming
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Thanks survsteve, I'd be using it mostly for productivity work including a fair bit of writing so a reliable and tactile KB is essential.
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Has anyone received one yet?
Do they have Samsung vram? Or micron?

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