Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15"

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Battery Life:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.4/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.3/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.8/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.2/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.8/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.5/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.6/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.0/10
SIZE: 15.6"

The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" is a laptop with a lower midrange price, offering a solid balance for general use. It features a capable AMD Ryzen 7 processor with integrated Vega 8 graphics, which can handle everyday tasks and light gaming. With 8GB of RAM and 512GB of storage, it should run smoothly for most users but may not be ideal for intensive engineering applications or advanced gaming. The 15.6-inch IPS display has a standard resolution with touch capability but does not excel in color accuracy or contrast, making it less suitable for professional photo or video editing. Port-wise, it includes USB-C as well as HDMI, but lacks Thunderbolt support. The keyboard is backlit and there is a number pad, plus a fingerprint reader for added security. Battery life is reasonable with up to 11 hours of typical use, and at just over 4 pounds, it offers a good level of portability. It runs on Windows 11 Home and was released in August 2022. 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
  • Solid general use performance
  • Backlit keyboard included
  • Touchscreen available
  • Decent battery life
Cons
  • Limited RAM for heavy tasks
  • Unsuitable for intensive 3D tasks
  • Average speaker quality
  • Screen not ideal for fast motion

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
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for 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.
Software Development:
4.1
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:
4.1
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.
Engineering & Design:
3.9
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has a competent main processor and integrated GPU, which are sufficient for standard engineering tasks, but professionals may find the RAM limited and the graphics capability lacking for more complex simulations or design work.
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:
3.3
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" has moderate gaming and 3D performance due to its integrated Vega 8 graphics rather than a dedicated gaming GPU and a screen that refreshes at a standard rate of 60 times per second, which is not as fluid as higher refresh rates found in specialized gaming laptops.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$599
Release Date
August 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.2'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.08 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 5825U
Graphics
Vega 8
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
8 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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