Lenovo's best gaming laptop to date is the legion 5 pro.

ByShehryar Makhdoom
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The Lenovo Legion 5 Pro makes many tasks appear simple. This laptop is fundamentally a gaming laptop that performs admirably in terms of gaming performance. But it also offers a fantastic 16-inch QHD (officially WQXGA, because the resolution is 2560 x 1600) quality display that's ideal for gaming and other applications.

This screen, in particular, has a 16:10 aspect ratio, which gives my eyes the luxury of having more things to look at without having to scroll or resize windows to fit within view.

Even if you don't realize it, Lenovo's combination of a taller, higher-resolution screen is precisely what you'll want in your next gaming laptop.

Other features of this laptop include the TrueStrike keyboard. With a Numpad, a whole row of function keys, and dedicated media keys, it's a crowded layout, but it's comfortable to use and well-organized. It also doesn't come at the cost of a large, responsive trackpad.

The Legion 5 Pro also has better-than-average speakers that are genuinely enjoyable to listen to, in contrast to most gaming laptop speakers that make me writhe in agony.

A few recent gaming laptops have a more petite body than the Legion 5 Pro — not that Lenovo's 16-inch model is particularly thick. Despite this, it manages to hide its greater size with a sleek design that includes plenty of ports.

This laptop also offers user-upgradable RAM and storage (two RAM slots and two M.2 slots), which is a feature that thinner gaming laptops typically lack owing to space constraints.

Every laptop has trade-offs, but the ones in Lenovo's Legion 5 Pro aren't as obvious as they are in other models. I'm ready to ignore its average lifetime and nominal storage price of 512GB as it's very competitively priced at $1,529.99.

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