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Is Lenovo's Legion 5 15 available with AMD processors?

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Lenovo Legion 5i 15 (Image credit: Windows Central)

Is Lenovo's Legion 5 15 available with AMD processors?

Best answer: Yes. The Lenovo Legion 5 15 is Lenovo's AMD-focused variant of the laptop, while the Lenovo Legion 5i 15 features Intel hardware.Team Red: Lenovo Legion 5 15 (opens in new tab) (From $860 at Lenovo)Team Blue: Lenovo Legion 5i 15 (opens in new tab) (From $1,100 at Lenovo)

What you need to know about the Lenovo Legion 5 15

The Lenovo Legion 5 15 is Lenovo's AMD-powered version of its rebranded 15-inch Legion laptop, featuring specs that push confidently into mid-range territory. Offering up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H CPU, up to a GTX 1650 Ti GPU, 8GB of RAM, and 1.5TB worth of combined SSD and HDD storage, the Lenovo Legion 5 15 cements itself as a device that's more than capable of high-quality 1080p gaming. The FHD display can be outfitted with 60 or 120Hz and features excellent color accuracy as well, meaning your games will look and feel great to play. It supports Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.0, too, allowing you to have the best connectivity for both internet as well as wireless peripherals. Finally, the physical design of the laptop is thin and relatively light, making it easy to carry around. The keyboard is pleasant and comfortable to use as well, and there are four USB-A ports as well as one USB-C port for maximum wired peripheral connectivity.

What if you're after Intel hardware?

Lenovo Legion 5i 15

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If you prefer Intel hardware, then the slightly pricier, slightly more powerful Lenovo Legion 5i 15 is for you. With it, you essentially get the same laptop but with stronger hardware in the higher-tier configurations. Specifically, you can outfit the device with up to an RTX 2060 GPU, up to an Intel i7-10750H CPU, and 16GB of RAM. Additionally, the Lenovo Legion 5i 15's display can be configured with an even higher refresh rate of 240Hz, as opposed to the 120Hz max of the AMD version. Overall, the Lenovo Legion 5i 15 is perfect for folks who want to have something a little more powerful and don't mind paying a little extra for it.

Brendan Lowry is a Windows Central writer and Oakland University graduate with a burning passion for video games, of which he's been an avid fan since childhood. You'll find him doing reviews, editorials, and general coverage on everything Xbox and PC. Follow him on Twitter.