Lenovo IdeaPad Pro and IdeaPad Slim laptops get new CPUs from AMD and Intel

Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i
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What you need to know

  • Lenovo just announced five new IdeaPad laptops ahead of CES 2023.
  • The new IdeaPad Pro and IdeaPad Slim laptops are available in either 14-inch or 16-inch models.
  • Both of the laptops have options with CPUs from Intel or AMD.

Lenovo has plenty of new devices on the way in 2023. The company just announced five new IdeaPad laptops, including options with the latest chips from Intel or AMD. The IdeaPad Pro 5i and IdeaPad Pro 5 are built for everyday productivity. They're available in 14-inch or 16-inch models with options for Intel Core or AMD Ryzen CPUs. The IdeaPad Slim 5i and IdeaPad Slim 5 are lightweight laptops that are also available in 14-inch or 16-inch variants. They also have AMD or Intel chips depending on the model you choose.

Lenovo has not shared full pricing details for its new IdeaPad laptops, though we know expected pricing for a few models. The IdeaPad 5i (16-inch) should start at $1,500 and be available from May 2023. The IdeaPad Slim 5i (16-inch) and IdeaPad Slim 5 (16-inch) are expected to start at $750 and $650, respectively. Both of those PCs are set to ship in May 2023 as well.

Both the IdeaPad Pro 5i and IdeaPad Pro have a healthy spec bump compared to the previous generation. The new IdeaPad Slim 5i and IdeaPad Slim 5 have larger screens than their predecessors, alongside an internal refresh.

The specs of many of the models were shared for today's announcement, but we did not receive a full breakdown ahead of time. Below are the confirmed specs we had at the time of announcement. We'll update this table with more details as they become available.

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SpecIdeaPad Pro 5i (16-inch)IdeaPad Slim 5i (16-inch)IdeaPad Slim 5
OSWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 HomeWindows 11 Home
Display16-inch, 2.5K, 16:10, 350 nits, 120Hz, 100%sRGB16-inch, 2.5K, 16:10, 350 nits, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, touch16-inch, 2.5K, 16:10, 350 nits, 60Hz, 100% sRGB, touch
16-inch, FHD, 16:10, 300 nits, 60Hz, touch (optional)16-inch, FHD, 16:10, 300 nits, 60Hz, touch (optional)
CPU"Next-gen Intel Core i7""Next-gen Intel Core i7"AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
"Next-gen Intel Core i5""Next-gen Intel Core i5"AMD Ryzen 5 7530U
AMD Ryzen 3 7330U
GPUNVIDIA GeForce "Next-gen laptop GPU"Intel Integrated GraphicsIntel Integrated Graphics
Intel Integrated Graphics
MemoryUp to 32 GB LPDDR5Up to 16GBUp to 16GB
StorageUp to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSDUp to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSDUp to 1 TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Battery75 WhrUp to 75.4 WhrUp to 75.4 Whr
CameraFHD with IRFHD with IRFHD with IR
Audio2 x 2W speakers, Dolby Atmos2 x 2W speakers, Dolby Atmos2 x 2W speakers, Dolby Atmos
Dual microphoneDual microphoneDual microphone
ConnectivityUp to Wi-Fi 6EUp to Wi-Fi 6E10Up to Wi-Fi 6E
Up to Bluetooth 5.1Up to Bluetooth 5Up to Bluetooth 5.1
PortsUSB-C Thunderbolt 4.02x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C
USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A
2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-AHDMI 1.4bHDMI 1.4b
HDMI 2.1Mini SDMini SD
SDAudioAudio
Audio
Dimensions14.01” x 9.88” x as thin as 0.70” (356 mm x 251 mm x as thin as 17.9 mm)14.02” x 9.88” x as thin as 0.67” (356 mm x 251 mm x as thin as 16.9 mm)14.02” x 9.88 x as thin as 0.67” (356 mm x 251 mm x as thin as 16.9 mm)
WeightFrom 4.41 lbs (2 kg)From 3.94 lbs (1.79 kg)From 3.94 lbs (1.79 kg)

Lenovo's new IdeaPad laptops are mostly internal refreshes to provide options with the latest chips and graphics from Intel and AMD. 

The fifth and final laptop that Lenovo announced is the IdeaPad Flex 3i Chromebook, which starts at $350 and is expected to launch in May 2023.