Here is the phantom black 82B1000AUS Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop, 15.6″ FHD (1920×1080) IPS Screen, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10.
Looking for a gaming machine notebook that does not scream a gaming laptop? In other words, if you are looking for a sleek-designed gaming laptop that does not look like a spaceship under 1k then this laptop is the one.
Let’s review it right now.
Low Profile Gaming Laptop
The Lenovo Legion 5 Ryzen 82B1000AUS model comes with a clean phantom black colored chassis that doesn’t scream gaming laptop. It looks more professional when compared to a standard gaming laptop. Although it has a minimalistic design, this notebook is very well constructed.
The laptop’s top cover has Lenovo branding on the top left, and “Legion” on the other side. Once you open the lid (also with only one hand), you’ll see the sturdy keyboard deck which is soft rubberized.
The keyboard of this 82B1000AUS has a single-zone white-colored backlit keyboard and is a Legion TrueStrike keyboard. If you enable the backlight feature, the keys will illuminate to help you working or playing games in the dark. There is a Numpad on the right and the keys are very well spaced with 1.5mm key travel. The full-sized arrow keys are also something that you will like, it makes your typing experience more enjoyable.
The multi-touch trackpad is quite large, supports Windows precision, and can accurately respond to any gestures and movement. Although it is a buttonless touchpad, there are left and right integrated buttons. For gaming, I recommend using an external mouse.
82B1000AUS Key Features
For a short note, this laptop is currently one of the best-selling laptops on Amazon, so this alone speaks everything. However, let’s take a look briefly at the main specs of this laptop. The components of this Lenovo Legion 5 variant are excellent, see the table below.
|Product:||Lenovo Legion 5 Gaming Laptop, 15.6" FHD (1920x1080) IPS Screen, AMD Ryzen 7 4800H Processor, 16GB DDR4, 512GB SSD, NVIDIA GTX 1660Ti, Windows 10, 82B1000AUS, Phantom Black|
|Processor||Octa-Core AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (2.9 – 4.2GHz)|
|Screen||A 15.6″ IPS FHD (1920×1080) Anti-glare Display with 144Hz refresh rate, 300nits, 100% sRGB, DC dimmer, Dolby Vision|
|Graphics||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti|
|RAM||16GB (2x 8GB) SO-DIMM DDR4-3200 RAM (Upgradable)|
|Storage||512GB NVMe SSD (Upgradable)|
|Connectivity||1x HDMI 2.0, 4x USB 3.2 Gen 1, 1x 3.5mm Audio Jack, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (For data transfer & DisplayPort 1.2), 1x RJ-45 Ethernet port, Wi-Fi 11ax, 2×2, and BlueTooth 5.1|
|Other features||Webcam, Stereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby Atmos for gaming, HARMAN-branded, 2x Array built-in Microphone, Backlit keyboard, Wi-Fi 6, Camera privacy shutter|
|Pros & Cons||VIEW|
A Gaming Beast with Ryzen 7 4800H CPU
This 82B1000AUS Lenovo Legion 5 is a Ryzen laptop, featuring AMD’s Ryzen 7 4800H processor. At the moment, this CPU is one of AMD’s best mobile CPUs. Go to this page if you want an Intel-based Lenovos gaming rig.
This AMD’s mobile SoC was manufactured based on the modern Zen generation, which is the Zen 2 microarchitecture. Moreover, it was also manufactured in the innovative 7 nm TSMC fabrication process.
This 8-Cores/16-Threads CPU has the base clock at 2.90 GHz, and can perform up to 4.2 GHz when needed (Turbo mode).
Not only that, but this CPU also supports Hyperthreading (16 Threads rather than 12 Threads). This CPU is an excellent performer, and the fact that you can have this powerful CPU at this price is simply a huge bonus.
FreeSync 144Hz Display
By measuring the screen diagonally, it is a 15.6-inch IPS screen with a 144Hz refresh rate, and Dolby Vision, the HDR technology from Dolby which you can also find in Lenovo’s X1 Carbon family.
Also, this 15.6″ screen is a Full-HD screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution and has an anti-glare surface.
It’s not a touchscreen, who would need a touchscreen on a gaming laptop anyway. For a 17-inch gaming laptop, consider checking this one out, and for a Lenovo touchscreen non-gaming laptop, we recommend this unit (Flex 5 81X20005US).
The screen of this Lenovo Legion 5 82B1000AUS gaming laptop also can provide better color accuracy with its 100% sRGB, and 72% NTSC for the color gamut. For the brightness level, it’s a 300 nits screen. So amazing screen for gamers, bright and produce vibrant color with great response time (no ghosting). Oh, and it’s a Freesync enabled display with a 60-144 Hz range!
720p Webcam with its Privacy Shutter
I think every laptop should come with an option to close its webcam. This Lenovo gaming laptop has that option, the Privacy Shutter feature. The 15.6″ 82B1000AUS comes with a 720p web camera and its Privacy Shutter feature with its sliding mechanism, to cover your webcam for better privacy control.
Furthermore, other than the webcam, there is also the built-in Dual Array microphone to help you attending online meetings or business conferences like Zoom, or any online school platforms.
What Games Can You Play?
For the price, these specs you are getting are of great value for both gamers and non-gamers. There is no doubt that this laptop could even function as your desktop replacement.
The 16GB of RAM out of the box, 512GB SDD rather than standard 256GB, an Octa-Core AMD’s new CPU, and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660Ti GPU are great internals. Of course, you won’t be getting the fastest gaming device in the world, but you will be able to play most modern games properly, plus the VR Headsets.
Modern new games from 2020 and 2021 like AC Valhalla, COD Cold War, Hitman 3, and Death Stranding will be playable at medium settings with good FPS. This automatically means you can play older games with Ultra and High settings without problems.
Options to Upgrade the RAM & SSD
Although this 82B100AUS ships with a good amount of RAM capacity, which is 16GB out of the box (fast DDR4-3200Mhz), the manufacturer allows you to upgrade the memory up to 32GB.
The 16GB of RAM is more than enough to complete basic and advanced computer tasks. From editing documents, programming, video editing, and gaming, this laptop could perform as it should and more.
There is also a fast 512GB SSD pre-installed under the hood. This is a decent amount of storage for a gaming laptop at this price range.
Most of the similar-priced laptops come with only 256GB SSD, and that is really a minimal amount of storage, and won’t likely be enough if you want to install many games. Also, this model has expandable storage. You can choose to install an M.2 NVMe or 2.5″ SSD for an extra storage capacity.
For its category, this Lenovo Legion 5 82B1000AUS has probably the best cooling system.
You can locate the vents everywhere, on both rear sides, and a giant one on the bottom of the laptop. These vents help to blow out the generated heat.
What is more, the Lenovo CoolFront 2.0 cooling solution is phenomenal, this complex thermals system allows better heat circulation and decreases the CPU’s temperature. Hence you will barely notice the fans working on this laptop. Even while gaming, and while the CPU at the maximum turbo speed, the temperature won’t exceed 80°C.
Plenty of Ports available
It’s time to mention the connectivity ports of this laptop. On the left-hand side, you will locate the 3.5 mm audio jack, the USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A, and ventilation. On the backside, you got two more giant vents, the Kensington lock, the power plug, full-size HDMI, two more of the USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A ports, a USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C, and a dedicated Ethernet port (RJ-45). Lastly, on the right-hand side, you will get one more USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A port.
It’s always nice to have an Ethernet port on a laptop, especially a gaming laptop. It does not have a Thunderbolt port, but the USB-C supports both fast data transfer and DisplayPort 1.2.
Do you want to use two monitors at the same time with this laptop? No problem, you will be able to set up another two external monitors by using its HDMI 2.0 port and the USB-C that supports DisplayPort 1.2.
How is the battery life?
Lenovo Legion 5 82B1000AUS ships with an integrated Li-Polymer 60Wh battery that supports Rapid Charge Pro. It can charge up to 50% in half an hour.
This laptop has reasonable battery life for a gaming laptop. Compared with some brands, it even has better battery life. For light to moderate use like browsing the internet, editing documents, and watching YouTube with about 70% screen brightness, you can get 5-6 hours battery life.
For gaming and other CPU hungry tasks, you will get shorter battery life, about 4-5 hours. It is more than average in its category.
Is this the one to get?
If you are looking for a low profile, sleek and clean gaming laptop with the serious component inside for around 1K, yes, this is the one to get (price changes every minute).
For this price, you get a powerful CPU, GPU, great cooling system with giant vents, 144Hz IPS panel, backlit keyboard, plenty of ports, and the option to upgrade.
Overall, this phantom black 82B1000AUS Lenovo Legion 5 15.6″ gaming laptop is a great device, the 8-Cores/16Threads Ryzen 7 4800H AMD processor is from another universe, so enjoy!