Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i

Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i

Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i

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BEST RATING
Engineering & Design:
4.4
GENERAL USE: Good7.7/10
GAMING/AI: Good7.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Very Good8.0/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.7/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.8/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.5/10
BATTERY: Good7.0/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.8/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Very Good8.3/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i is a midrange laptop with a solid balance of features. It has ample storage and memory, paired with an Intel i7 processor and Nvidia RTX 4050 graphics, which makes it suitable for demanding tasks like 3D rendering and light machine learning work. The battery life is adequate for typical use. With a 16-inch IPS display and high resolution, it offers a sharp image and accuracy in color representation, beneficial for creative professionals. The laptop is relatively lightweight, considering its power, but may not be the most portable option for those on the go. It includes a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and a variety of ports, including USB-C with charging capabilities, Thunderbolt, and HDMI. Ideal for general use and capable in handling more specialized applications, this laptop strikes a good balance between performance and features for those who don't need the ultimate portability or longest battery life. 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-resolution screen
  • Powerful Intel i7 processor
  • Nvidia RTX dedicated graphics
  • Good port selection
  • Backlit keyboard
Cons
  • Non-touchscreen display
  • Limited battery life
  • Moderate weight not lightest
  • Not the brightest screen

Ratings by Category

Engineering & Design:
4.4
The Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i stands out for engineering and design tasks, thanks to its powerful Intel i7 processor combined with 16GB of RAM and Nvidia RTX 4050 GPU, ensuring smooth processing and graphical performance. Moreover, its high-resolution IPS screen with a high pixel density and color coverage offers detailed and accurate visuals, which is essential for design precision.
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.
General Use:
4.3
The Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i is good for general use given its capable Intel i7 processor and ample 16 GB RAM for smooth multitasking, coupled with a high-quality IPS screen for sharp and accurate color display. Its portability is ensured by a reasonable weight and a battery life that supports several hours of use, making it versatile for both home and on-the-go scenarios.
Software Development:
4.3
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:
4.3
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.
Gaming & AI:
4.2
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.
Portability:
4.2
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
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.
Battery Life:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$935
Release Date
May 1, 2023
Overall Dimensions
14'' x 9.9'' x 0.75''
Weight
4.3 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-13700H
Graphics
RTX 4050 (80 W)
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
5

BATTERY

Battery Life
6 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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7.5/10
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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7/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
No
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
2
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
3
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Tom's Hardware

Brandon Hill | January 2024
"Lenovo’s IdeaPad Pro 5i represents an impressive opening salvo for Meteor Lake in the ultraportable space against familiar foes from AMD and Apple. Not only does the Core Ultra 5 125H processor provide good performance across the board, but battery life remains a strong point against the Acer Swift Edge 16 with its AMD Ryzen 7 7840U processor. It can’t quite match the endurance of the 15-inch MacBook Pro, but the gap is shrinking."

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