If you are looking for a cheap gaming laptop, it would be hard for you to find a better value than this Lenovo Legion 5. It’s the same one we highlighted a few weeks ago when it went on sale for $ 699, a fantastic value at the time, and now it’s an even better deal: Walmart cut another $ 50 in price, lowering it to $ 649.
Please note this without any email rebates or coupon codes. Just an attractive $ 250 discount (compared to the $ 899 PDSF) on a value-oriented laptop, with some features usually reserved for more expensive systems. As a 120 Hz refresh rate on the 15.6-inch screen.
Lenovo Legion 5 | 120Hz | Ryzen 5 4600H | GeForce GTX 1650 Ti | 8 GB of RAM | 256 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD |
$ 899 $ 649 at Walmart (save $ 250)
This is now one of the best values of gaming laptops. It runs on a 6-core / 12-wire Zen 2 processor and a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti and has a 120Hz display, quite rare in this price range. The 8GB of RAM is ho-hum, but you can upgrade them on your own and continue in affordable territory.
Of course, you will not always be able to make the most of the refresh rate with the assigned hardware. But there are certainly times when this gaming laptop should be able to increase the frame rate north of the 60 fps mark (especially in less demanding games, such as various sports titles) .
The laptop runs on an AMD Ryzen 5 4600H processor, a 6-wire / 12-wire chip based on Zen 2, with a 3GHz base clock, a 4 GHz maximum increment clock and 8 MB of L3 cache.
This is combined with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 Ti GPU, another pleasant surprise (we will take the Ti variant compared to the normal model at this price any day).
Less attractive are the 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB SSD that serve as the main storage device. Although it also includes a hard drive of at least 1 TB, to help make better use of the main SSD. And luckily it seems pretty easy it reaches the entrails of Legion 5 to add more RAM or storage, if the need or desire arises. For example, you could upgrade to 16 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, and still look good below a high level.
Is this the best thing you can buy with money for gaming laptops? Not even close (we’re partial to the Razer Blade 15 and the latest AMD-centered Blade 14), but it’s definitely one of the best-value gaming laptops out there, and especially at that price.