Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.4/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.4/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has a lower midrange price and comes equipped with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM. It is powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and has integrated Vega 7 graphics, which means it should handle general use and multitasking well. Its 57 Wh battery capacity with around 11 hours of typical usage suggests a reasonable battery life suitable for on-the-go use. The device has a 15.6-inch IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution and is touchscreen-enabled. At just over 4 pounds and with a thickness of 0.67 inches, it strikes a balance between portability and screen size. It offers a decent array of ports including USB-C charging and HDMI but lacks higher-end features like Thunderbolt connections. The backlit keyboard with a number pad and fingerprint reader are notable inclusions for comfort and security. While it's good for general use, it may not be the best choice for intensive gaming or demanding engineering tasks due to its integrated GPU. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • Good portability
  • Very good keyboard quality
  • Solid build quality
  • Decent battery life
  • Backlit keyboard
Cons
  • Average speaker quality
  • Mediocre 3D performance
  • Limited engineering use
  • No hardware ray tracing

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Keyboard Quality:
4.4
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Portability:
4.3
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
General Use:
4.2
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" packs capable computing power with its AMD Ryzen 5 processor and ample 16GB of RAM, ensuring smooth multitasking and general computing tasks. Its 15.6" IPS screen provides good color and viewing angles, and the balance between a sizeable display, a weight of just over 4 pounds, and an 11-hour battery life makes it versatile for both stationary use and mobility.
Software Development:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Engineering & Design:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Engineering and Design Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for graphic design, CAD and 3D work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.8
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$529
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.2'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.08 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5625U
Graphics
Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
11 Hours
Battery Capacity
57 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
15.6"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
341 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.8/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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8/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6.5/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Marcus Schwarten | August 2021
"The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is convincing due to its long battery life. The device scores points especially with its large battery and long battery runtimes combined with its low consumption. The CPU and GPU perform in the test as one would expect, and in line with what was familiar from the somewhat smaller 14-inch sister model, the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14."

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