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[UNiDAYS] Lenovo Legion 5 Ryzen 4600H ($1137.60) / 4800H ($1227.60) GTX 1650 16GB RAM 256GB SSD Delivered @ Lenovo


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This looks pretty cheap, portable gaming for less than $1.2k


AMD Ryzen 5 4600H (6C / 12T, 3.0 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3) $1137.60

AMD Ryzen 7 4800H (8C / 16T, 2.9 / 4.2GHz, 4MB L2 / 8MB L3) $1,227.60


RAM: 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200

SSD: 256GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe

Graphic Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 4GB GDDR6 ($140 upgrade to 1650 Ti 7% performance gain)

Backlit Keyboard

Wifi: 11ax, 2x2 + BT5.0

Battery: Integrated 60Wh

Display: 250 nits 45% NTSC 120Hz or +$50 for 300 nits 100%sRGB 60Hz

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  • So they have got Ryzen 7 processors in stock. I been wanting to get X13 with Ryzen 7 but can't get it. Lenovo said they have run out and no ETA on the new stock.

  • Damn, the trade off between 60hz and 100% sRGB!

  • Missed out the previous time. Don't have a UNIDAYS account but still went ahead and got the Ryzen 7 version for $1494. Should also get further 8% cash back ok that. So I am pretty happy with the deal.
    Mostly for office use and my current 2013 MacBook Pro is starting to play up.

    • I also have MacBook pro 2013 , still works fine . But looking for a good windows laptop to play with.

  • Need 1660ti

    • Yeh i debated this. If its just a short term gaming laptop for not very demanding games. This price is appropriate. If you're looking for longevity and ability to play more demanding stuff, the 1650ti is trash.

      But at $1,500 and these specs, I'd say its come down to an appropriate level for a 1650ti laptop, none of this $2k crap they've been sprucing .

      • Well, a similar spec machine without the 1650 ti could be had for $950~ like the E14 Gen 2. So paying an extra $500 for a 1650 ti is too much I reckon.

  • Another option for the 4800H with:
    RAM: 2x 8GB SO-DIMM DDR4-3200
    NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Ti 4GB GDDR6
    15.6" FHD (1920x1080) WVA 300nits Anti-glare, 60Hz, 100% sRGB Gamut
    256GB SSD M.2 2280 PCIe NVMe + 1TB HDD 5400rpm 2.5"
    Keyboard: 4-Zone RGB LED backlight
    Ships in 6-9 business days*

    $1494 with ecoupon:LEGION-10 on their normal site.

  • It's insane how those CPUs are able to match/beat Intel laptop counterparts that go for $2k+

  • Not sure why but I manage to get the 4600H model for $1052

  • Does it connect to Thunderbolt 3 docks ?

  • Is there any good deal for touch screen laptop prefer 4k , 15 inch. Have access to unidays. Your help will be much appreciated.

    • Only think that comes to mind is XPS 15 and the 7590 version was reasonably priced in the last Dell eBay Sale

  • $1100 for a 1650 is nothing special. Very good CPUs though

    The real deal is for some of the other laptops.

    The Y540 $1241 for a i5 and 1660ti.

    The E595, E14, E15, L14 T14 and X13 also are at new lows. Too many laptops to mention tbh

    • The E595, E14, E15, L14 T14 and X13 also are at new lows

      Which of these are the best comparable replacement of a 15 inch i7 Macbook Pro?

      • I don't think there is, the X13 is probably comparable to the 13 Mac pro

      • Probably the P1

        Depends what you want it for though. The P1 is very premium and has the best screen.

        • Thanks for that - I was kind of looking more for a bargain price comparable performance machine with a good screen, accepting plastic body etc to reduce cost.

          Thought the Legion 5 Ryzen looked to have great price-performance ratio - so thought might be worth a play

          • @pencilman: Oh yeah. For the Legion, the GPU isn't great but if you go with the 4800H model it's basically the fastest CPU you can buy at any price. For $1227 it's a good deal. The screen is pretty trash though, I think the 60hz version at least has better brightness and colours than the 120hz model so maybe go for that if you're not fussed about gaming etc.

            The screen is going to be part most cheaper laptops don't do nicely. Any of the Ryzen 4000 series chips will be faster than a 2013 i7, even the 15W U chips in the thin/light laptops

      • From a CPU standpoint, the entry level R5 4500u is faster than an Intel Core i7-1065G7.

    • I don't have access to Unidays but that Y540 would be the pick of the bunch given that it's $2k on the regular web site.

    • that looks great <4 hours battery life is a deal breaker for me.

  • Nice one. Thanks.

    Wonder what’s the max ram these units support.

  • Is this only available when you sign up to unidays using a .edu.au account..? Tried using a .edu and the deal isn't showing.

  • Is this any good for photo editing with the 100% Rgb screen? I don't need this for video games.

  • AMD CPU has bandwidth limitations with Nvidia, which Ryzen 4000 series can match only up to 1650.

      • Ryzen mobile 3000/4000 APU series only have 24 PCIe lanes, only 8 are available to a discrete GPU (normally you need 16 for best bandwidth)

        If you had higher GPU (the max seen around in laptops seems to be RTX2060) then there isn’t sufficient bandwidth to get best performance from these GPUs

        See https://pcper.com/2020/07/amd-ryzen-mobile-graphics-limited-...

        • I think they’re speculating. From the same article -

          Having just 8 total lanes of PCI Express 3.0 is not, after all, much of a factor in implementing a high-end graphics card in a laptop. Even so, it is a bit disappointing to see just x8 lanes of PCI Express 3.0 available to a discrete GPU in these systems, considering how impressive the CPU performance is – if indeed this lane issue has anything to do with the lack of available Ryzen 4000H-based machines with top-end graphics cards.

        • Rtx2060 sounds better than 1650 max out as suggested by kaio. That’s why I asked for proof as people say all sorts of crap on here.

  • OK. Can't decide between a Legion 5 Ryzen and E15 Gen 2 Ryzen.
    E15 cheaper. Is Legion 5 worth the difference?
    What about build quality for each?

    • That's two very very different laptops. The difference shouldn't be the price but whether you need a portable laptop or a powerful laptop

      • Googling shows E15 gen 2 to weigh 1.7kg vs Legion 5 weighing 2.3kg.
        Presumably difference also in bulk.
        Hmm. Decisions

  • Mine from the other deal with the RGB keyboard got delivered today. Customization settings for the RGB would not apply. Turns out you need the "Lenovo Vantage Service for Windows" and possibly "Lenovo Vantage Gaming Feature Driver" which were not installed by the setup procedure. You can google and download from Lenovo. After messing with it for a couple of hours, installing those drivers fixed it for me.

    • Which screen did you go for?
      How do you find it in comparison to other laptops you gave used?

      • 300 nit screen. Default brightness on battery is low but easy enough to bump up. I haven't looked at it outside.The 250 nit screen has terrible reviews.

        This is going to be a school laptop for my kid who's going into high school next year and has just been forced into BYOD. He'll get to use it this year in year 6. I'm still a little nervous about battery life but I wanted to give him something with a real graphics card. If it doesn't work out, my wife needs a newer machine anyway.

        • Thanks, really helpful.

          300 nit screen. Default brightness on battery is low but easy enough to bump up.

          And once you turned up the brightness was it bright enough with some reserve, and satisfactory contrast?
          I'm also looking at the 300 nit screen.

          Lucky kid.

          • @pencilman: Yeah it looks fine. i haven't done any gaming or watching video with it yet but it looked absolutely great on the desktop indoors.

            This might be helpful.

            This was a reward for my son. He has a good desktop but his BYOD laptop was total garbage - bare minimum to meet specs jacked up with an SSD so it wasn't unusable. He built a soccer game in Roblox with help from me only when he got stuck and to learn some of the programming concepts and how to use source ontrol (git)He built the game for a program run by the higschool he'll be going to next year for bright year 6 kids. They propose and run their own projects in various areas. My son proposed writing a game and learning what made a game that people want to play. The kids pretty much got ghosted due to Covid and inter-school rules. He still doesn't know if he'll get to present his work.

          • @pencilman: Did you experience the same issue with the RGB keyboard?

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