Lenovo Legion 5/5 Pro/7 2021 Discussion

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  1. Petrov

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    Nice one! I have the same setup and am really, really liking it. Apart from having to get one speaker replaced out of the box, I'm very happy with the build and keyboard quality too (important to me, as I'm deep into the custom keyboard hobby).

    I have the mediatek card and I don't like it at range - speeds seem very variable even when nothing is changing. I've ordered some Kingston Fury dual channel low latency ram and the AX210 wifi card, so I'll install them both together soon.
     
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    Lenovo sent out a third party repair guy to come and replace a faulty speaker on my L7. He used a damn metal spudger and scratched the edges of my base plate. Photos of him doing the spudging with the metal spudger and the resulting scratches attached. He obviously hadn't watched any tear down videos before cos he had no idea how to get the bottom off and it took like 5 minutes or more for him to get it off. He also used zero anti static protection - no gloves, no wrist strap, nothing. I was tearing my hair out.

    At least he fixed the speaker, I guess. Pretty annoying when they come and scratch a near brand-new laptop. I guess it's only superficial, but still, frustrating.

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  3. Terreos

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    My router was like 6 feet from me when I was installing Guardians of the Galaxy. Went pretty quick. So that’s likely why it seemed ok. When I go to bed I’ll probably watch a video or two before I go to bed. So we will see how it works when I’m not right next to the thing.

    Sorry to hear about the speaker. Hopefully that’s a smooth repair.


    I’d be upset even if was 1+ years old. If you’re repairing something and scuff/scratch something, you’d better be making some calls to make that right.

    But we need to address something. What is that HAIR?!? Holy heck! Looks like an octopus!
     
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  4. saturnotaku

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    I would have been on the phone with Lenovo and/or the repair company who scheduled the technician right then and there demanding that any scratched parts be replaced immediately and by a different person. That is completely unacceptable.

    I had the complete opposite experience with the on-site person who replaced the trackpad on my old Legion 5 Pro. He knew exactly what he was doing, took care when disassembling the laptop with proper ESD protection, and had the repair completed within 30 minutes. In an ideal world, any additional service would be unnecessary, but if such a situation comes to pass again, I hope the same guy does the work.
     
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    As of now, LEGIONDEALS20 remains a valid coupon code, and you can also stack HOLIDAYSURPRISE with it for an additional $100 off.
     
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    I just tried this with their 11800H and 3080 model. And it's a bit more expensive than my config. So I think I will stick with what I have. Plus all the AMD models are out of stock.

    I wonder if you could stack the first time $100 off email code with this too? Would probably make most of us blush for jumping the gun. :D
     
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    It removes the HOLIDAYSURPRISE coupon but it is stackable with LEGIONDEALS20 and IDme.
     
  8. Terreos

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    Well it's the same outcome then. Oh well. Again that just means no buyers remorse for us that pulled the trigger already. :D
     
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    Received (hopefully for the final time) my 7i yesterday and fired it up today. All looks good, perfect screen and temps are good based on my brief benchmarks. Glad I got the i7 and not the i9 again, definitely runs cooler. Replaced the stock RAM (1Rx8 CL22) with 2Rx8 CL20 and took every precaution I could think of this time when opening the laptop, all good.

    I did an undervolt of -.050v in XTU and left everything else re: the CPU stock. I'll use a GPU OC of +150/+500 for my daily settings. I got a couple artifacts at +165 on the core. Was able to get +1500 on the memory without errors but won't use that for my daily settings. Happy with the set up and leaving everything as-is from here on out and not opening the laptop again until I sell it eventually to put the stock RAM back in / not doing anything stupid.

    My TS result is with the GPU OC set to +150/+500.

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    Seems like good results to me. I’ve been using the preset +100/+200 in the bios. Might try something higher but I’m getting good temps so I might just leave it.

    I gotta swap out this Wi-Fi card though. It just lost connection a handful of times today while I was using the laptop today. It’s almost like it turns itself off when it’s done load web pages and needs a moment to wake back up.

    I tried the ryzen control software earlier today and it was just a mess. I’ll stick with what the laptop can do in the bios and be happy with that. Scores higher than my 9900k at 5.0 ghz so that’s not bad for a laptop cpu.
     
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