Walmart serves up RTX 3070 and 1600p Black Friday laptop gaming for just $1099

Gaming laptops and limited budgets don’t usually make for good friends. But at just $1,099, this Lenovo portable (opens in new tab) packs a surprising punch. The critical aspect with any gaming laptop is the GPU, and the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro rocks an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070, which is only one tier below the absolute best laptop graphics chip, the RTX 3080. It’s an extremely quick mobile graphics chip.

To that you can add the next most important aspect, the screen. The Legion 5 Pro rocks an extremely impressive 16-inch 1600p panel (it’s essentially a slightly taller 16:10 aspect take on the more common 1440p thing) running at fully 165Hz. That’s pretty much exactly what we’d recommend as the perfect balance between size, resolution and speed for a laptop panel. What’s more, the panel is also DisplayHDR 400 certified. Nice.

The third element of the critical gaming laptop trifecta is, of course, the CPU. Here the Lenovo Legion 5 Pro nails it again with an AMD 7 Ryzen 5800H. OK, it’s a last gen chip. But the latest 6000 series Ryzen laptop chips only got tiny tweaks. And the 5800H remains an eight-core monster of a mobile CPU.

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