Go into this weekend saving good money on our favorite Lenovo gaming laptop

Legion 5 Pro in front of our deals backdrop.
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As we approach summer, instead of investing in a BBQ grill or a pair of overpriced shades, why not invest in a new gaming laptop? Walmart has a deal on a Lenovo Legion 5 Pro for $1,399. It's $300 off its usual listing price, and it has the hardware for some serious gaming. 

This 16-inch Lenovo Legion 5 Pro gaming laptop is powered by an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H CPU, 16GB of DDR4 RAM 3200MHz, and an RTX 3070. The 3070 gives you a nice balance between performance and cost. 

The Legion 5 Pro should be able to get you some decent gaming performance at 1080p on high settings through the monitor that does support native 1600p. The 165Hz IPS display should provide a smooth-looking experience. 

I reviewed this identical configuration last year and fell in love with it.  If I remember correctly, I said, "the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro is a stand-out gaming laptop that gives you an excellent display and good gaming performance for under $1,700." I also really like that it crammed a number pad on the side without making the keyboard feel crowded. 

What I found subpar about the Legion 5 Pro is mediocre speakers, terrible microphone, and blurry 720p webcam.  Again, we have an issue with another great laptop deal with a woefully small 512GB SSD. You're saving a couple of hundred bucks, considering upgrading to a 1TB SSD down the road. 

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro

Lenovo Legion 5 Pro | Nvidia RTX 3070 |AMD Ryzen 7 5800H |16-inch | 165Hz | 16GB RAM| 512GB SSD| <a href="https://goto.walmart.com/c/1943169/565706/9383?subId1=hawk-custom-tracking&sharedId=hawk&u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.walmart.com%2Fip%2FLenovo-Legion-5-Pro-16-Gaming-Laptop-AMD-Ryzen-7-16GB-RAM-NVIDIA-GeForce-RTX-3070-512GB-SSD-Windows-11-Home-Storm-Grey-82JQ00F9US%2F484883807%3F" data-link-merchant="walmart.com"" target="_blank">$1699 $1399 at Walmart (save $300)
Lenovo's impressive mid-tier gaming laptop packs a lot of power for only $1,399. It offers excellent performance on a colorful QHD display at 165Hz. 

As Lenovo gears up for 2022's release of its Legion laptops, expect to see a lot of last year's models up for discount at various retailers throughout the summer. Though out of the ones I've seen so far, this Legion 5 Pro hits the sweet spot between price and power. No wonder it still sits as one of the best gaming laptops you can buy right now. 

Jorge Jimenez
Hardware writer, Human Pop-Tart

Jorge is a hardware writer from the enchanted lands of New Jersey. When he's not filling the office with the smell of Pop-Tarts, he's reviewing all sorts of gaming hardware, from laptops with the latest mobile GPUs to gaming chairs with built-in back massagers. He's been covering games and tech for over ten years and has written for Dualshockers, WCCFtech, Tom's Guide, and a bunch of other places on the world wide web.