What you need to know
- The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is now available in both the U.S. and UK.
- The laptop is one of the latest to feature AMD's new Ryzen 4000 series processors.
- You can buy the IdeaPad 5 directly from Lenovo starting at $690 (opens in new tab) and £405 (opens in new tab).
Lenovo has a new budget laptop on the scene, and it's chocked full of new AMD goodness. The new Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is now on sale in both the U.S. and UK, bringing AMD's latest Ryzen 4000 Series chips at a price that doesn't break the bank. You can currently score one model in the U.S. for $690 (opens in new tab), while the UK has a little more wiggle room on configurations starting at £405 (opens in new tab).
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 offers a pretty decent spread of features for a laptop that doesn't have a high-end price. The new Ryzen processors should offer a pretty powerful base of performance thanks to the enhancements AMD made with thsi generation. On top of that, you can snag up to 1TB of storage and up to 16GB of RAM.
The 15-inch screen is a 1080p panel with two IPS options at 300 nits of brightness and one TN option at 250 nits. You also get a webcam privacy shutter, along with USB-C connectivity, an optional fingerprint sensor, and up to 15 hours of battery life with quick charge.
|Category||Lenovo IdeaPad 5|
|Operating System||Windows 10 Home|
|Display||15.6 inches, 1080p, IPS or TN|
|Processor||Up to AMD Ryzen 7 4800U|
|Memory||Up to 16GB|
|Storage||Up to 1TB|
|Security||Webcam shutter, optional fingerprint sensor|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Ports||2x USB-A 3.1, 1x USB-C, 1x HDMI 1.4b, SD card reader|
|Battery||Up to 15 hours, Quick Charge (3 hours in 15 minutes)|
|Weight||Starts at 1.66 kg (3.66 lb)|
|Colors||Platinum Grey, Granite Grey, Light Teal|
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is now available in both the U.S. and UK directly from Lenovo. At the moment, the U.S. listing only contains one configuration. However, UK buyers can customize their configuration as they see fit.
On a Budget
The new Lenovo IdeaPad 5 brings AMD's latest Ryzen 4000 Series processors and some decent specs at a budget price.
I have noticed that this new generation of Ryzen mobile now supports USB-C charging instead of using a proprietary barrel charger. Good stuff.
Don't think that was a limitation of Ryzen. My MateBook D with a 2500U charges over USB-C.
Damn, still only 1080p display. I was hoping modern "base" systems would finally get above that
Why? The higher resolution the display the higher the price. Budget laptops don't need a QHD or 4K display. It goes against their very reason for existing. Being affordable. Take the XPS 13...to have a 4K display on one of those is an additional $300 out of your pocket.
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