Power and affordability are combined in the Lenovo LOQ 15 (AMD). The Lenovo LOQ is without a doubt one of the greatest gaming laptops you can get under the US$1,149.99 point, at least so far this year, after looking at the gaming performance.
The gaming performance is the greatest we’ve seen, and the display is among the finest we’ve seen in this price range. Although the SSD speeds are on the slower side and the battery performance is undoubtedly lacking, we are completely okay with those trade-offs given the performance we are receiving.
Here are the Top 5 Reasons To Buy Lenovo LOQ 15 AMD.
Cost and Availability
The Lenovo LOQ 15 (AMD), commonly known as model 15APH8, has very affordable pricing. For $1,189.99/£1,080/AU$2,199, you can purchase an AMD Ryzen 5 7640S, an Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050, 8GB of RAM, and a 1 TB SSD.
Upgrade to AMD Ryzen 7 7840S, 16GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce RTX 4060, and 1 TB SSD if you’d like a little bit more power. The test unit under evaluation is quite similar to the base model but contains an AMD Ryzen 7 7840S processor, which is more powerful.
Create & Build
At first appearance, the new Lenovo LOQ resembles the updated IdeaPad Gaming 3 range from a year ago. The Lenovo LOQ has a rather understated style that won’t stand out in a business environment. It is quite clunky, which is typical of gaming laptops.
The corner of the lid has the insignia LOQ. Other than the lighted keyboard, nothing else has RGB. Regarding the keyboard, the Lenovo LOQ has a full-sized keyboard, which we are used to seeing on Lenovo gaming laptops in general.
The fact that all of these current laptops with Nvidia GeForce RTX 4050 graphics cards are capable of decent 1080p performance is amazing, and the Lenovo LOQ 15 (AMD) is no exception.
There are undoubtedly many restrictions; take a look at how it performed in our Cyberpunk 2077 benchmark when it only managed 22 frames per second on Ultra.
For purposes of comparison, the MSI Katana 15 achieves over 39 frames per second in the same game, which may be related to the fact that it has 16GB of memory as opposed to the Lenovo LOQ 15’s 8GB.
The RTX 4060 on the Lenovo LOQ provides us with the greatest simulated and real-world gaming performance statistics we’ve seen in any gaming laptop, which shouldn’t really come as a surprise.
The Lenovo LOQ easily defeats its rivals, most of which are RTX 4050s and RTX 3060s in this price bracket, in synthetic GPU benchmarks, for which we utilize 3DMark.
Lenovo LOQ Monitor
A 15.6-inch WQHD (25601440) IPS display with a refresh rate of 165 Hz is available on the Lenovo LOQ. If that wasn’t enough, the display has a 350-nit peak brightness, which is rather bright.
In fact, we measured 367 nits at maximum brightness. During our display tests, we also obtained 96% sRGB coverage and 72% DCI-P3 coverage, which makes this a really good laptop for your content production requirements, as it comes with a brilliant display and robust hardware.