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IdeaPad 5 Pro
$741Out of stock
$860Out of stock
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Updated January 10, 2024·

The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 is more portable and offers a touchscreen, suitable for general use and decent performance in daily tasks, whilst the IdeaPad 5 Pro, although slightly bulkier with no touchscreen, provides stronger performance, particularly for 3D rendering, machine learning, or engineering tasks due to its more powerful processor and dedicated graphics. Both have similar battery life and are in the same price range. The IdeaPad 5 Pro's screen is also sharper and has a higher refresh rate, making it better for fast motion visuals, which can be beneficial for gaming or video editing. Give Feedback

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Key differences

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Engineering and Design

6.8
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.3
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro is good for engineering and design, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" is only fair.

Performance

6.8
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.2
General use
3D
Engineering and design
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro performs better than the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Screen Quality

6.4
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.8
General use
Gaming and 3D
Design and engineering
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro has a better screen than the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" for general use, gaming and 3D, and engineering and design.

Build Quality

6.0
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.6
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro has good build quality, while the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has only fair build quality.

Cost

$741
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
$860
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The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has a price of $741 and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro costs $860.
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Key similarities

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General Use

7.3
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
7.5
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro and Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" are both good for general use.

Gaming and 3D

6.3
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
6.6
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro and Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" are both only fair for gaming and 3D.

Battery

10.0 Hours
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
10.0 Hours
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" has 10 hours of battery life. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro has 10 hours of battery life.

Portability

Good
IdeaPad 1 15"
IdeaPad 5 Pro
Good
15.6in
SIZE
16.0in
3.5 lbs
WEIGHT
4.3 lbs
0.7in
THICKNESS
0.6in
The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" and Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro both have good portability.
The most portable laptops are small, thin, and light.

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How the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" and the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro compare to other laptops

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Spec Comparison

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Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15"Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro
Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15"Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

GENERAL

Price
$741
$860
Brand
LenovoLenovo
Release Date
January 03 2022January 05 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
14.2'' x 9.3'' x 0.74''14'' x 9.9'' x 0.67''
Weight
3.57 lbs4.3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5700UAMD Ryzen 5 6600HS
Overall CPU Score
5.8/106.4/10
Graphics
Vega 8 RTX 3050 (35 W)
Overall GPU Score
2.4/102.7/10
RAM
12 gb16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 10802560 x 1600
General Use Screen Score
6.6/108/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
6.2/107.5/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
6.4/107.9/10
Diagonal Size
15.6"16"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
22
USB-C ports
11
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
11
USB-C Charging
NoYes
Display Outputs
22

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 hours10 hours
Battery Capacity
42 wh75 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

Webcam
720p720p
Keyboard Quality Score
6.5/108/10
Fingerprint Reader
YesNo
Number Pad
YesYes
Backlit Keyboard
YesYes

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
6/107.6/10
Warranty Period
1 year1 year

Comparison summary

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Comparison Summary
Better Battery Roughly equal
More portable Roughly equal
Better for Gaming Roughly equal
Better keyboardLenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro
Better for creative useLenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

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Alex Iliev | April 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 1 15" is affordable and pretty efficient. At the end of the day, the Lenovo IdeaPad 1 (15″, 2023) is one of the better affordable laptops money can buy right now. It has a decent performance, albeit coming from a CPU that is based on old architecture. Playing low-intensity games is possible but at low to medium settings. We are really happy with the cooling setup, but the main event here is the battery life. We got 9 hours of either Web browsing or video playback, which is a great result. Especially if you compare this device with the ASUS E410."

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

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Florian Glaser | September 2022
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro turns out a successful all-rounder that, aside from 3D applications, always strikes a good or very good figure. This begins with the elegant metal case that isn't particularly light but fairly robust, giving a high-quality impression. The input devices are also better than those of many competitors. Both the keyboard and the touchpad are attractive and comfortable. In addition, the performance of the Ryzen 5 6600HS is easily able to keep up with the Intel competitors."

About Lenovo

Lenovo is a Chinese technology company, and the largest personal computer vendor. They are well known for a variety of technology products, including laptops. Their consumer series include their entry level IdeaPad and LOQ series and mid-to-high-end Yoga and Legion series. On the business-oriented side, their series include their entry-level ThinkBook series and mid-to-high-end ThinkPad series. Lenovo laptops offer strong performance for reasonable prices, and are often on sale.

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