Lenovo Ideapad 5 laptop Review (2020) || AMD Ryzen 7-4700U
We finally have AMD’s third gen rise and mobile processors available for laptops, so in this in depth, review we’re going to go over the features, specs benchmarks and also do a teardown of this laptop, so please sit back, relax and enjoy the review. Also, please subscribe to the channel hit the bell icon for notifications for future videos. So let’s do a quick unboxing in the box. We have a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 laptop 65 watt power, adapter, Quick, Start Guide and warranty information. Then let’s, look at the specs. The laptop is powered by AMD 3rd gen rise in seven four: seven: zero: u 8 core processor integrated AMD, Radeon, graphics, 8gb, ddr4, Ram 15.6 inch; full HD LED IPS, display 256 GB nvme SSD 802 dot; 11; a XY 5 6 wireless card, bluetooth, 5.1, built in 720P webcam with privacy, shutter and microphone also fingerprint reader on power button Windows 10 and weighs only 3.7 pounds now, let’s look at the ports on one side. We have two USB 3.1 gen2 on ports, SD card reader and a reset button, and on the other side we have one USB C port with power delivery and display output, hdmi, port headphone and microphone, jack combo and a power input. Then the who IdeaPad v comes with 720p resolution camera with microphone and following is a video quality from the webcam. The cameras picture quality is good enough for video calls. The camera also has a privacy shutter that lets you close the webcam when not in use.
Also, the laptop has a fingerprint reader on the power button. You can set your IdeaPad to not wake up unless it detects your biometric signature. These security features make IdeaPad v the smart choice. Overall IdeaPad has a design that is simple and clean, and a smooth plastic body hides fingerprints very well. When it comes to upgradability illinois allows you to upgrade some of the components you can access the lap time of the ball, but remove the screws from the back cover. You need to be careful by removing the back cover with the proper tool, but the process is very simple: you can replace existing nvme SSD with the bigger faster Drive and you can add, also additional 2.5 form factor. Sata hard drive with available hard drive mounting space, but unfortunately the RAM is not upgradable, because memory is soldered to the motherboard and there’s no additional sodium slot. So you have to configure the laptop with proper RAM to meet your requirement. But good thing Ram is running a dual channel, so you get good performance benefit. The laptop comes with eight or 2.11 ax Wi Fi six card, which is currently the fastest Wi Fi card available in the market. In the CPU cooling department, we have dual heat pipe with heatsink and single fan. You cannot hear the fan noise during general usage, but temperature never crossed 70 degrees Celsius. During our test, which means cooling is sufficient enough to keep the laptop temperature under control during gaming or CPU intensive workloads, starting at just three point: seven pounds the IdeaPad fire flap top is designed to go where our life takes.
You, the laptop offers a clean and modern look, but laptops build materials, all plastic, and it is understandable. Considering its price point. First, impressions from the visual standpoint are grid when compared to any of the laptop in this price category. There is no flex to the body and IdeaPad 5 was built with great level of attention to detail with smooth fabric like feel on the surface, provide great comfort to touch now. Let’S look at the specs and features the display has thin bezels and our unit came with 15.6 inch. Full HD IPS display an LED backlight, provide thinner and more energy efficient screen. The screen needs a little help from other hand when open the lid up. The IdeaPad 5 visuals are handled by integrated AMD, Radeon graphics, watching youtuber, netflix content looks good, and this display works well in low light conditions. As for the brightness and comes in around 300 nits, which is on the low side means laptop screen, is only good for indoor usage. Also, viewing angles are: ok, not so great for IPS panel, the panel supports 65 srgb 50 Adobe RGB, which is also on the low side, but it is understandable considering its price point, the keyboard is good for longer typing experience. The pressure point is good, and the feedback are, the key is a little bit stiff. On the other hand, the key size and the arrangements are very good, and our unit came with the backlit keyboard.
You have to press function, key spacebar to activate the backlit, and there are two brightness levels. You have to press function key and spacebar twice to get the full brightness. As far as the touchpad is concerned, it is a regular sized touchpad and it feels good during general usage and makes a solid clicking sound in the performance of our IdeaPad, 5 is equipped with AMD risin, 747 and au processor. The processor is based on AMD s latest rides in seven nanometer technology, with eight cores and eight threads with the base clock, speed of two gigahertz and maximum clock speed of four point: one gigahertz, this processor is used in mainstream and 2 in 1. Laptops it’s performance is sufficient for everyday channel usage office tasks and gaming. It can also handle very well some more demanding stuff such as video editing following is a 4k video file sample at high bitrate and laptop, was able to run it flawlessly without any lag or problem. During our video editing test in Adobe Premiere Pro, we were able to load 4k video clips and, while scrubbing around, it was able to handle without any problem and finish the 4k clip encoding to h.264 format. Quite fast, our units go 2660, 1.6. Any bunch multi thread. Cpu performance benchmark running at 2 gigahertz and comparing it against Intel score i9 process of which score 2652 points in Cinebench. An Intel Core i 9 is a 8 core. 16 thread.
Processor usually comes with MacBook Pro, which is a 2500 laptop, an AMD beating, Intel’s top of the line into a processor it’s, an excellent achievement and cpu z, benchmark laptop CPU, scored 3500 14 points in multi thread and 513 points in single thread and whereas Intel Core. I 9 achieved 4160 1 points in multi thread and 499 points in single thread again great performance by AMD next in Geekbench, cpu, benchmark AMD Rison, 7 cpu score 1121 points in single core and 5300 35 points in multi core, whereas Intel Core i 9 score. 1101 points in single core and 6900 71 points in multi core, also in Geekbench GPU benchmark AMD radeon gpus, core 11650 8 points. Next, we ran 3d mark sky diver benchmark and laptop scored. Twelve thousand eight hundred fifty six points in cpu score. Ten thousand four and fifty points in graphic score with a total score of ten thousand six hundred. Ninety seven points in 3d marks graphic gaming test. One integrated, AMD, Radeon graphics was able to achieve close to 50 frames per second and in graphics test two. It was able to achieve 46 frames per second making. This laptop a good budget gaming machine, just don’t, expect dedicated graphics like performance, but I’m, really pressed by the AMD Radeon Vega, graphics performance. It is a big upgrade from last gen Vega graphics and provides a decent gaming experience in many of the popular gaming titles. In the storage solution, Lenovo IdeaPad 5 offers excellent, read and write weights that are average in his class.
Our unit score mm 5 megabytes per second read and 1000 120 megabytes per second write in SSD benchmark thanks to its m dot. 2 256 GB nvme SSD, the Lenovo IdeaPad comes with 8 or 2.11 e XY 4 6 card, which supports both 2.4 gigahertz 5 gig. Our dual band with the max speed of 2.4 gigabits per second in the audio, the IdeaPad 5, is equipped with 220 watt speakers facing upwards. They get loud enough to fill a medium sized room, but the sound. The output is hollow and lifeless and following is the audio sample Music. The IdeaPad five state exceptionally cool during over testing the hottest location of the laptop is our underside reaching 69 degrees Celsius. During our cpu z, stress test that is well below over 95 degree Celsius. Comfort threshold it’s a great job by Lenovo in the battery life Department, IdeaPad 5 has up to 7 hours of runtime, but lenovo claims battery should last up to 14 hours of runtime. This is more than enough for students for on campus projects, we’re taking notes during classes, laptop comes with 65 watt hour, quick charge to power adapter and with only 15 minutes of plug in time, can provide up to 3 hours of runtime, and the battery charger is Small and light enough to carry around in the backpack the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 laptop is a great overall performance. Machine I’m, pleasantly surprised by the performance of the system. The latest 3rd gen AMD Rison processor, in particular, offers better CPU and GPU performance and destroys Intel counterpart in most of the categories.
It is also great mid tier gaming machine for casual gamers and powerful enough to handle 4k video editing as well. The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is an excellent buy for under five hundred fifty dollars, and our unit price was five and 20. I would absolutely recommend it for anyone who’s in the market for good, looking well built and great overall performance machine. Let me know what you guys think of Lenovo IdeaPad 5 laptop in the comments below.