Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 16″ Laptop with QHD Display & Intel i5-11300H Review

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 16″ QHD Laptop with Intel i5-11300H

Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 16-inch Laptop QHD Display, i5-11300H

Storm grey Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro (82L9000KUS) is 16-inch QHD laptop with the latest generation Intel i5-11300H processor, 512GB M.2 SSD storage, 16GB DDR4 memory, NVIDIA MX450 graphics card, and Windows 10 Pro operating system. It first became available at Amazon.com on May 3, 2021 and has an average user rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 7 users at the time of this review.

The first quarter of 2021 release quad-core Intel i5-11300H processor (8MB L3 cache, 8 threads with hyperthreading) runs at the speeds between 3.1GHz, up to 4.4GHz with the turbo boost function and offers great performance and power for a variety of tasks with a current average CPU Passmark benchmark score of 11405. The 512GB M.2 Solid State Drive is a large storage amount for storing the regular and multimedia files. 16GB DDR4 memory offers a decent amount of multitasking power for you to work with different applications, programs and browser tabs simultaneously without experiencing lagging or freezing.

Windows 10 Pro operating system has quite a user-friendly interface with the Windows 7 type Start menu and different apps, Cortana Personal Assistant and Edge browser that lets you mark up web pages. It is easy to set up to your personal settings and you can start using the system straight away. You have the instant Smart login and infrared webcam for facial recognition. The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power is 35 watts and battery life is around 10 hours with the reduced light settings from its 75Wh lithium polymer battery and with the Rapid Charge Express you can get 3 extra hours of battery for work and play in just 15 minutes.

16-inch 2.5K QHD anti-glare display has the 2560 x 1600 pixel resolution, 16:10 image aspect ratio, 350 nits of brightness that lets you see the screen comfortably even in direct sunlight, 120Hz refresh rate, and 100% sRGB color gamut (72% NTSC) for great color accuracy. With the 4-sided narrow bezels you have the max amount of screen space andLenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro 16-inch Laptop IPS panel with the 178-degree viewing angles. It has the great, crystal clear surround sound with the Dolby Atmos, through the double speakers. You’ll be able to immerse yourself deeper in the movies and shows you’re watching.

Intel Iris Xe is the built-in graphics card on this system that also comes with the NVIDIA GeForce MX450 advanced graphics card with 2GB dedicated memory and a videocard benchmark score of 3728. You can play the demanding games like Horizon Zero Dawn at the lower settings and resolutions and F1 2020 at Full HD resolution and medium to high settings. It comes with a 720p high definition IR webcam with a dual microphone array that hides the outside noise. The ultraslim Storm grey Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro is slim and lightweight, weighing just 4.4 pounds and measuring ‎14.02 x 9.88 x 0.67 inches.

It has the very cool and quiet blades and a very large fan that is optimized for airflow and cooling. The improved backlit keyboard has a tactile feel and accurate keys with a bouncy feel of soft landing switches. There is no Optical DVD Drive and the connectivity options include the 802.11ax WiFi 6 wireless, Bluetooth 5, USB Type-C port (PD + USB 2.0) with the full functionality and Thunderbolt 4.0, a USB TYpe-C port, 2 x USB 3.2 Type-A ports, an HDMI output, an SD Media Card Reader and an audio jack. You can upgrade the SSD, but not the RAM and everything else seems quite good for how much it costs: Fast, powerful, slim, lightweight, has a large QHD screen, great picture and sound quality and a reasonable dedicated graphics card. The warranty is valid within the US and does not come with an international warranty.

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