Lenovo recently held the local launch of their new 2022 refresh line-up of Legion laptops which finally debuted Intel 12th-gen Core CPUs on Legion laptops. We’ve already seen how powerful Intel’s Core i9-12900H and it marked a turnaround for Intel as it proved to be a powerhouse in applications that can utilize its hybrid core structure. Speaking of hybrid, Intel’s 12th-gen Core CPUs P-core/E-core setup means that Intel has found a workaround in extending battery efficiency as we’ve also seen improvements in battery life.
Focusing on Lenovo, their Legion laptops spurred many changes in the local scene. Lenovo uses SSDs on all their SKUs for at least the past 3 generations and they’ve also pushed QHD resolutions configurations rather than 4K options. And now they’re doing it all over again with a string of value-added services including accidental damage protection covering bumps, spills and falls. We’ll discuss this in detail before the conclusion as I feel there needs to be a discussion about this but regardless, this is a first for a gaming brand to offer inclusions on their products with ADP.
Ultimately though, would the Legion 5i Pro 2022 be enough of an upgrade as the 2021 Pro models have really done well to utilize Lenovo’s more advanced cooling to really push the Intel CPUs and RTX 30-series GPUs further.
In this in-depth performance review we’ll take a closer look at the Lenovo Legion 5i Pro 16IAH7H (2022), particularly model code 82RF004NPH which features an Intel Core i7-12700H, a Geforce RTX 3070 Ti (150W TGP), 16GB (2x8GB) DDR5-4800 memory and 1TB Gen4 NVMe SSD. The rest of the available models for the Philippines are below: