Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.5/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.5/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.4/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.5/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.6/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.5/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro offers a balance of features with a budget-friendly price, including a sizeable and fast storage, ample memory, and a capable AMD Ryzen processor paired with an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU. This combination is suitable for general use and moderately demanding engineering tasks, but not optimized for the most intensive gaming or 3D/machine learning applications. Its battery life allows for decent usage time, it boasts a large 16-inch IPS display with a resolution that provides clarity and an aspect ratio that's great for productivity, although it lacks touchscreen functionality. It's reasonably portable for its size while also having a backlit keyboard and a number of ports, including USB-C and HDMI, but note that it doesn't have Thunderbolt connectivity. A well-rounded device, it's geared more towards productivity and multitasking than hardcore gaming or high-end content creation. 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.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • High screen refresh rate
  • Solid build quality
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Good general use performance
  • Moderate weight for portability
Cons
  • Average battery life
  • No touchscreen
  • Limited color space coverage
  • Fair 3D/machine learning performance

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.4
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.4
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.
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.
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
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.
Operating Noise:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
Gaming & AI:
3.6
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro with an Nvidia RTX 3050 GPU delivers decent gaming performance, which is vital for rendering graphics smoothly in games and 3D applications; however, the GPU may not handle the most demanding games at high settings. Its screen has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which is good for gaming as it provides smoother motion than standard displays but may not be as high as dedicated gaming laptops offer.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$651
Release Date
May 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.9'' x 0.67''
Weight
4.3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 6600HS
Graphics
RTX 3050 (35 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
10 Hours
Battery Capacity
75 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
120Hz
Display Brightness
409 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7.6/10
Portability Score
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7.7/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7/10
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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7/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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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."

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