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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 in review: A lot of computing power in a compact case

Long-lasting subnotebook. Lenovo's mobile 14-inch laptop scores points with a powerful APU, an NVMe SSD, and a successful keyboard (backlit). The battery life is very good too.
Sascha Mölck, 👁 Sebastian Jentsch, Felicitas Krohn (translated by Stephanie Chamberlain),

With the IdeaPad 5 14ARE05, Lenovo delivers a 14-inch subnotebook that is powered by a Ryzen 5 4500U APU. Competitors include devices such as the Acer Swift 3 SF314-42, the HP 14s, the Honor MagicBook 14, the Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA, and the Dell Inspiron 14 3493.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 (IdeaPad 5 Series)
Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6 x 2.3 - 4 GHz, Renoir (Zen 2)
Graphics adapter
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), Core: 1500 MHz, dual-channel, 27.20.1017.1011 (Adrenalin 20.5.1)
Memory
8192 MB 
, DDR4 3200, dual-channel, soldered, no memory slots
Display
14 inch 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixel 157 PPI, AU Optronics B140HAN04.E, IPS, glossy: no, 60 Hz
Mainboard
AMD Promontory/Bixby FCH
Storage
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU, 512 GB 
, 1x M.2 2242 slot (occupied), 1x M.2 2280 slot (free), 439 GB free
Soundcard
Realtek ALC257 @ AMD K17.6 - Audio Processor - High Definition Audio Controller
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: combo audio, Card Reader: SD, SDHC, SDXC, MMC, 1 Fingerprint Reader, TPM 2.0
Networking
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 16.9 x 321.57 x 211.59 ( = 0.67 x 12.66 x 8.33 in)
Battery
56.5 Wh, 4955 mAh Lithium-Ion, 11.52 V
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
Camera
Webcam: HD
Primary Camera: 0.9 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: stereo, Keyboard: chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, McAfee LiveSafe (trial version), MS Office 365 (trial version), 24 Months Warranty
Weight
1.38 kg ( = 48.68 oz / 3.04 pounds), Power Supply: 364 g ( = 12.84 oz / 0.8 pounds)
Price
699 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86 %
07/2020
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
R5 4500U, Vega 6
1.4 kg16.9 mm14"1920x1080
85 %
06/2020
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
R3 4300U, Vega 5
1.2 kg16.55 mm14"1920x1080
79 %
06/2020
HP 14s-dq1431ng
i5-1035G1, UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
1.5 kg18 mm14"1920x1080
87 %
05/2020
Honor Magicbook 14
R5 3500U, Vega 8
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080
81 %
02/2020
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
R7 3700U, Vega 10
1.4 kg16 mm14"1920x1080
75 %
01/2020
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
i7-1065G7, GeForce MX230
1.8 kg21 mm14"1920x1080

Case and connectivity - Fancy metal case for the IdeaPad 5

The fancy, slim aluminum case of the IdeaPad comes in a dark gray tone (Graphite Gray). It doesn't show any manufacturing flaws. The base unit and lid could use a greater stiffness, though. The battery is firmly built into the device. There is no maintenance hatch, so the inside is accessed by removing the bottom cover.

The 14-incher's two USB Type-A ports work according to the USB 3.2 Gen 1 standard. The laptop is supplied with power via the USB Type-C port (USB 3.2 Gen 1). DisplayPort via USB-C is supported. In this way, the IdeaPad has two video outputs together with the HDMI connection.

The built-in memory card reader belongs to the faster models at transfer speeds of 78 MB/s (transfer of 250 jpg image files of about 5 MB each) and 86.5 MB/s (copying of large data blocks), respectively. We test memory card readers using a reference card (64 GB Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC UHS-II).

The WLAN chip (Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200) supports the 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax WLAN standards. Furthermore, the transfer speeds determined under optimal conditions (no other WLAN devices nearby, short distance between laptop and server PC) are good. We perform our testing with the Netgear Nighthawk AX12 Wi-Fi 6 tri-band router.

Size comparison

339 mm / 13.3 inch 242 mm / 9.53 inch 21 mm / 0.827 inch 1.8 kg3.97 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 225 mm / 8.86 inch 18 mm / 0.709 inch 1.5 kg3.22 lbs324 mm / 12.8 inch 212 mm / 8.35 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.06 lbs323.4 mm / 12.7 inch 218.9 mm / 8.62 inch 16.55 mm / 0.652 inch 1.2 kg2.65 lbs323 mm / 12.7 inch 227 mm / 8.94 inch 15.9 mm / 0.626 inch 1.4 kg3.11 lbs322.5 mm / 12.7 inch 214.8 mm / 8.46 inch 16 mm / 0.63 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs321.57 mm / 12.7 inch 211.59 mm / 8.33 inch 16.9 mm / 0.665 inch 1.4 kg3.04 lbs

Port configuration

Right side: Memory card reader; 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Right side: Memory card reader; 2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-A)
Left side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C, DisplayPort, Power Delivery), HDMI, combo audio
Left side: USB 3.2 Gen 1 (Type-C, DisplayPort, Power Delivery), HDMI, combo audio
SDCardreader Transfer Speed
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
82.9 MB/s ∼100% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
78 MB/s ∼94%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (8 - 186, n=138)
63.9 MB/s ∼77% -18%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
36.4 MB/s ∼44% -53%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
26.4 MB/s ∼32% -66%
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
89.9 MB/s ∼100% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
86.5 MB/s ∼96%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (17.7 - 251, n=140)
80.3 MB/s ∼89% -7%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
38.7 MB/s ∼43% -55%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
  (Toshiba Exceria Pro SDXC 64 GB UHS-II)
37.1 MB/s ∼41% -57%
Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (523 - 1620, n=43)
1071 MBit/s ∼100% +23%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
898 (min: 695, max: 935) MBit/s ∼84% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
873 (min: 819, max: 899) MBit/s ∼82%
Honor Magicbook 14
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
685 (min: 640, max: 694) MBit/s ∼64% -22%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
632 (min: 615, max: 642) MBit/s ∼59% -28%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
587 MBit/s ∼55% -33%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
416 (min: 375, max: 465) MBit/s ∼39% -52%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
333 (min: 322, max: 341) MBit/s ∼31% -62%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Average Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
  (553 - 1645, n=42)
1021 MBit/s ∼100% +65%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Wireless-AC 9560
672 MBit/s ∼66% +9%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
RealTek Semiconductor, Device ID: C821
663 (min: 431, max: 696) MBit/s ∼65% +7%
Honor Magicbook 14
Realtek 8822CE Wireless LAN 802.11ac PCI-E NIC
646 (min: 583, max: 663) MBit/s ∼63% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
619 (min: 590, max: 645) MBit/s ∼61%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200
615 (min: 580, max: 641) MBit/s ∼60% -1%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Intel 8265 Tri-Band WiFi (Oak Peak) Network Adapter
598 (min: 519, max: 628) MBit/s ∼59% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9377 Wireless Network Adapter
305 (min: 288, max: 327) MBit/s ∼30% -51%
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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø872 (819-899)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø897 (695-935)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø631 (615-642)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø685 (640-694)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø415 (375-465)
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX230; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø333 (322-341)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø619 (590-645)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø615 (580-641)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU); iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø663 (431-696)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø646 (583-663)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø598 (519-628)
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX230; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø305 (288-327)
ColorChecker
35.6 ∆E
28.3 ∆E
37.8 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
36.1 ∆E
29.1 ∆E
38 ∆E
39 ∆E
35.1 ∆E
40 ∆E
28.6 ∆E
25.9 ∆E
38.9 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
35.4 ∆E
24.5 ∆E
35.1 ∆E
33.9 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
36 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
ColorChecker Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05: 30.32 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 40.03 ∆E
ColorChecker
18.1 ∆E
21.1 ∆E
24.7 ∆E
15.7 ∆E
30.3 ∆E
17.5 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
30.9 ∆E
19 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
14.9 ∆E
15.2 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
14.4 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
9.5 ∆E
23.4 ∆E
22.8 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
13.6 ∆E
23 ∆E
20.2 ∆E
16.1 ∆E
13.8 ∆E
ColorChecker Honor Magicbook 14: 18.32 ∆E min: 2.53 - max: 30.88 ∆E
ColorChecker
11.2 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
10 ∆E
23.3 ∆E
14.6 ∆E
14.1 ∆E
10.9 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
16.3 ∆E
12.3 ∆E
17.3 ∆E
7.8 ∆E
16.8 ∆E
12.8 ∆E
2.3 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
12.9 ∆E
13.3 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
2.5 ∆E
ColorChecker HP 14s-dq1431ng: 12.24 ∆E min: 2.33 - max: 23.27 ∆E

Input devices - Keyboard backlighting on board

The flat keys of the backlit (two brightness levels) chiclet keyboard offer a short travel and a clear pressure point. We like the firm resistance provided by the keys. Moreover, the keyboard yields slightly during typing, but this hasn't proven to be annoying. Lenovo delivers a keyboard suitable for everyday use here, which is also suitable for regular typing tasks.

The multi-touch capable ClickPad takes up an area of about 10.5 x 6.3 cm (~4.1 x 2.5 in). The smooth pad surface makes it easy for fingers to glide. In addition, the pad also reacts to input in the corners. It has a short travel and a clear pressure point.

IdeaPad 5 input devices
IdeaPad 5 input devices

Display - IPS with low color-space coverage

Pixel grid
Pixel grid

The 14-inch matte display works at a native resolution of 1920x1080 pixels. It offers a good maximum brightness (317.4 cd/m²), but the contrast (878:1) is too low. We consider values beyond 1000:1 to be good. Positive: The display shows no PWM flickering.

310
cd/m²
311
cd/m²
299
cd/m²
333
cd/m²
360
cd/m²
319
cd/m²
310
cd/m²
321
cd/m²
294
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
AU Optronics B140HAN04.E
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 360 cd/m² Average: 317.4 cd/m² Minimum: 4.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 82 %
Center on Battery: 350 cd/m²
Contrast: 878:1 (Black: 0.41 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.75 | 0.6-29.43 Ø5.8, calibrated: 4.86
ΔE Greyscale 3.75 | 0.64-98 Ø6
56% sRGB (Argyll 3D) 36% AdobeRGB 1998 (Argyll 3D)
Gamma: 2.32
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AU Optronics B140HAN04.E, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AU Optronics B140HAN04.0, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
HP 14s-dq1431ng
AUO403D, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Honor Magicbook 14
BOE CQ TV140FHM-NH1, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
CEC PA LM140LF-3L03, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Chi Mei 140HCA, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
NV140FHM-N48, IPS, 1920x1080, 14
Response Times
-1%
6%
-15%
10%
-6%
-6%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
41 (20, 21)
42 (20, 22)
-2%
41 (20, 21)
-0%
44.8 (24.4, 20.4)
-9%
36 (19, 17)
12%
41 (23, 18)
-0%
39.6 (21.6, 18)
3%
Response Time Black / White *
28 (16, 12)
28 (16, 12)
-0%
25 (14, 11)
11%
34 (19.2, 14.8)
-21%
26 (15, 11)
7%
31 (18, 13)
-11%
32 (18, 14)
-14%
PWM Frequency
5952 (99)
44 (20)
2500 (20)
352.1 (99)
Screen
-8%
-2%
4%
2%
-10%
-6%
Brightness middle
360
256
-29%
305
-15%
311
-14%
253
-30%
226
-37%
316
-12%
Brightness
317
237
-25%
264
-17%
296
-7%
245
-23%
214
-32%
301
-5%
Brightness Distribution
82
81
-1%
81
-1%
92
12%
78
-5%
92
12%
88
7%
Black Level *
0.41
0.17
59%
0.16
61%
0.18
56%
0.225
45%
0.17
59%
0.28
32%
Contrast
878
1506
72%
1906
117%
1728
97%
1124
28%
1329
51%
1129
29%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.75
5.43
-14%
5.44
-15%
5.3
-12%
8.89
-87%
5.21
-10%
5.3
-12%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.4
19.73
-167%
20.42
-176%
18.5
-150%
4.56
38%
22.15
-199%
18.5
-150%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 calibrated *
4.86
4.8
1%
4.72
3%
4.2
14%
4.9
-1%
4.43
9%
4.8
1%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
3.75
3.29
12%
3.23
14%
3.5
7%
6.33
-69%
3.27
13%
2.4
36%
Gamma
2.32 95%
2.52 87%
2.45 90%
2.1 105%
2.52 87%
2.36 93%
2.05 107%
CCT
6543 99%
6840 95%
7035 92%
7078 92%
6745 96%
6538 99%
6644 98%
Color Space (Percent of AdobeRGB 1998)
36
36
0%
37
3%
42.5
18%
60
67%
40
11%
37.6
4%
Color Space (Percent of sRGB)
56
57
2%
58
4%
65.8
18%
91
63%
62
11%
58.3
4%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-5% / -7%
2% / -1%
-6% / 1%
6% / 3%
-8% / -9%
-6% / -6%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 16 ms rise
↘ 12 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 60 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (24.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
41 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 20 ms rise
↘ 21 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 50 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is similar to the average of all tested devices (39 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 51 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17943 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 2500000) Hz was measured.

Out of the box, the display shows a quite decent color reproduction. But with a Delta E 2000 color deviation of almost 5, the target (Delta E less than 3) is missed. The display doesn't suffer from a blue tint. Moreover, only a minimal improvement in color reproduction can be reached through calibration. The AdobeRGB (36%) and sRGB (56%) color spaces aren't completely mapped.

CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - ColorChecker
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Grayscales
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - Color saturation
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - ColorChecker (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Grayscales (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)
CalMAN - Color saturation (calibrated)

Lenovo equips the 14-incher with a viewing-angle-stable IPS panel. As a result, the screen can be used from any position. The display can definitely be read outdoors - if the sun doesn't shine too brightly.

The IdeaPad outdoors (shot in an overcast sky)
The IdeaPad outdoors (shot in an overcast sky)

Performance - Ryzen 5 with good performance development

With the IdeaPad 5 14ARE05, Lenovo has a 14-inch laptop in its product range that offers more than enough computing power for office and Internet applications. Our test device is available for about 650 Euros (~$743). In addition, other configuration variants are available.

Test conditions

The preinstalled Lenovo Vantage software allows the selection of a performance mode. We conducted our test with the "High Performance" mode active. We also ran some benchmarks under all three modes; we will point this out at the appropriate places.

Lenovo Vantage
Lenovo Vantage

Processor

The IdeaPad is powered by a Ryzen 5 4500U (Renoir) APU. The CPU part of the APU consists of a hexa-core processor that operates at a base speed of 2.3 GHz. Turbo can be used to increase the speed up to 4 GHz. Simultaneous multithreading (two threads can be processed per core) is not supported.

The CPU tests of the Cinebench benchmarks are run at 3.8 to 4 GHz (multithread) and 1.4 to 4 GHz (single-thread), respectively. On battery power, the CPU initially operates at 2.4 GHz (multithread) and 1.4 to 2.4 GHz (single-thread), respectively, in order to then match the clock speeds reached when plugged in.

CPU-Z
CPU-Z
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
HWiNFO
HWiNFO

We verify if the CPU Turbo is also consistently used when plugged in by running the Cinebench R15 benchmark's multithread test in a continuous loop for at least 30 minutes. The results fluctuate between 890 and 973 points. Turbo is unevenly used.

For a balanced performance development, the "Intelligent Cooling" mode needs to be selected within the Lenovo Vantage software. The battery-saving mode achieves this too but at a significantly lower level.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U: Ø930 (892.46-973.11)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; Akkusparmodus: Ø667 (656.64-715.51)
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U; Intelligente Kühlung: Ø841 (826.1-975.75)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U: Ø560 (552.29-579.95)
HP 14s-dq1431ng Intel Core i5-1035G1, Intel Core i5-1035G1: Ø406 (322.23-606.88)
Honor Magicbook 14 AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U: Ø651 (646.48-668.95)
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Ø512 (499.03-642.87)
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF Intel Core i7-1065G7, Intel Core i7-1065G7: Ø585 (569.39-649.92)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL Intel Core i5-8265U, Intel Core i5-8265U: Ø548 (543.22-613.69)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U: Ø932 (907.83-1035.01)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (High Performance)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (High Performance)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Intelligent Cooling)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (Intelligent Cooling)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (battery-saving mode)
CPU clock speeds while running the CB15 loop (battery-saving mode)
Cinebench R15 CPU Single 64Bit
174 Points
Cinebench R15 CPU Multi 64Bit
973 Points
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64Bit
65.79 fps
Cinebench R15 Ref. Match 64Bit
98 %
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Cinebench R15
CPU Single 64Bit
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7
182 Points ∼100% +5%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
180 Points ∼99% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
174 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (156 - 177, n=7)
172 Points ∼95% -1%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
170 Points ∼93% -2%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
165 Points ∼91% -5%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
152 Points ∼84% -13%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
145 Points ∼80% -17%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
133 Points ∼73% -24%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (20 - 185, n=317)
120 Points ∼66% -31%
CPU Multi 64Bit
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1035 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
973 Points ∼94%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (715 - 1007, n=12)
885 Points ∼86% -9%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
668 (min: 646.48, max: 668.95) Points ∼65% -31%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7
650 Points ∼63% -33%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
642 Points ∼62% -34%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
606 Points ∼59% -38%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
600 (min: 548.41, max: 619.74) Points ∼58% -38%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
580 Points ∼56% -40%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32 - 1051, n=331)
375 Points ∼36% -61%
Blender 2.79 - BMW27 CPU
Average of class Subnotebook
  (4.2 - 6277, n=50)
1303 Seconds * ∼100% -120%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1002 Seconds * ∼77% -69%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1001.7 Seconds * ∼77% -69%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
907 Seconds * ∼70% -53%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
793 Seconds * ∼61% -34%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
792.9 Seconds * ∼61% -34%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
703 Seconds * ∼54% -18%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
593.4 Seconds * ∼46%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (533 - 645, n=5)
592 Seconds * ∼45% -0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
523.9 Seconds * ∼40% +12%
7-Zip 18.03
7z b 4
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
26652 MIPS ∼100% +13%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (23237 - 25891, n=5)
24135 MIPS ∼91% +2%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
23610 MIPS ∼89%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
17606 MIPS ∼66% -25%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
17606 MIPS ∼66% -25%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
17508 MIPS ∼66% -26%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
15043 MIPS ∼56% -36%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2692 - 27115, n=45)
14825 MIPS ∼56% -37%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
13236 MIPS ∼50% -44%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
13236 MIPS ∼50% -44%
7z b 4 -mmt1
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4281 - 4321, n=5)
4297 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4292 MIPS ∼100% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4288 MIPS ∼100%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4231 MIPS ∼98% -1%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
4231 MIPS ∼98% -1%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
4193 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
4193 MIPS ∼98% -2%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1653 - 15198, n=45)
4026 MIPS ∼94% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4014 MIPS ∼93% -6%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3555 MIPS ∼83% -17%
Cinebench R20
CPU (Single Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
466 Points ∼100% +4%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
447 Points ∼96%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (424 - 453, n=7)
446 Points ∼96% 0%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼92% -4%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
428 Points ∼92% -4%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
427 Points ∼92% -4%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
401 Points ∼86% -10%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7
385 Points ∼83% -14%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
369 Points ∼79% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (73 - 466, n=58)
351 Points ∼75% -21%
CPU (Multi Core)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
2401 Points ∼100% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2401 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1843 - 2530, n=8)
2230 Points ∼93% -7%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
1492 Points ∼62% -38%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7
1448 Points ∼60% -40%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1432 Points ∼60% -40%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
1367 Points ∼57% -43%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1210 Points ∼50% -50%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1210 Points ∼50% -50%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (110 - 2410, n=58)
1167 Points ∼49% -51%
Geekbench 5.1 / 5.2
64 Bit Multi-Core Score
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
4792 Points ∼100% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4646 Points ∼97%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (4440 - 4747, n=5)
4584 Points ∼96% -1%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3858 Points ∼81% -17%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3858 Points ∼81% -17%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3330 Points ∼69% -28%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3154 Points ∼66% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (591 - 4855, n=40)
2973 Points ∼62% -36%
64 Bit Single-Core Score
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1219 Points ∼100% +11%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
1219 Points ∼100% +11%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
1101 Points ∼90% 0%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (1088 - 1108, n=5)
1099 Points ∼90% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
1098 Points ∼90%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
1027 Points ∼84% -6%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (310 - 1324, n=40)
946 Points ∼78% -14%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
904 Points ∼74% -18%
HWBOT x265 Benchmark v2.2 - 4k Preset
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
7.81 fps ∼100% +16%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (6.7 - 7.16, n=4)
6.89 fps ∼88% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
6.72 fps ∼86%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
4.7 fps ∼60% -30%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U
4.69 fps ∼60% -30%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
4.37 fps ∼56% -35%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3.99 fps ∼51% -41%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.63 - 7.81, n=45)
3.84 fps ∼49% -43%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3.32 fps ∼43% -51%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
3.32 fps ∼43% -51%
LibreOffice - 20 Documents To PDF
Average of class Subnotebook
  (32.3 - 281, n=30)
90.2 s ∼100% +55%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
70.9 s ∼79% +22%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
70.88 s ∼79% +22%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (58.2 - 78, n=5)
64.2 s ∼71% +10%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
62.2 s ∼69% +7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
59.83 s ∼66% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
58.19 s ∼65%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0 s ∼0% -100%
R Benchmark 2.5 - Overall mean
Average of class Subnotebook
  (0.629 - 2.43, n=35)
0.929 sec * ∼100% -45%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.736 sec * ∼79% -15%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Core i5-1035G1
0.736 sec * ∼79% -15%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
0.734 sec * ∼79% -15%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
0.686 sec * ∼74% -7%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
0.639 sec * ∼69%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
  (0.629 - 0.639, n=4)
0.635 sec * ∼68% +1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U
0.629 sec * ∼68% +2%

* ... smaller is better

System performance

The built-in hardware ensures a fast and smooth system. The CPU provides more than enough processing power for office and Internet applications. Furthermore, the iGPU allows the use of computer games to a limited extent. This is also complemented by good results in the PCMark benchmarks.

PCMark 10
PCMark 10
PCMark 8 Home Score Accelerated v2
4215 points
PCMark 8 Creative Score Accelerated v2
4239 points
PCMark 8 Work Score Accelerated v2
5277 points
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PCMark 10
Digital Content Creation
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4728 Points ∼37%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4189 - 4728, n=5)
4465 Points ∼35% -6%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3926 Points ∼30% -17%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
3637 Points ∼28% -23%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3494 Points ∼27% -26%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3466 Points ∼27% -27%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
2954 Points ∼23% -38%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
GeForce MX230, i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
2706 Points ∼21% -43%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (405 - 4728, n=131)
2618 Points ∼20% -45%
Productivity
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (6400 - 7752, n=5)
6883 Points ∼66% +4%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
GeForce MX230, i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
6868 Points ∼66% +3%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
6654 Points ∼64% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
6636 Points ∼64%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
6489 Points ∼62% -2%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
5931 Points ∼57% -11%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
5823 Points ∼56% -12%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
5483 Points ∼53% -17%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1014 - 7676, n=131)
5339 Points ∼51% -20%
Essentials
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
8876 Points ∼77%
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (8327 - 9124, n=5)
8811 Points ∼77% -1%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
8600 Points ∼75% -3%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
GeForce MX230, i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
8415 Points ∼73% -5%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
8322 Points ∼73% -6%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
8264 Points ∼72% -7%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
7685 Points ∼67% -13%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
7544 Points ∼66% -15%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (2062 - 9664, n=131)
7041 Points ∼61% -21%
Score
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4393 - 5024, n=6)
4700 Points ∼58% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4682 Points ∼58%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
4322 Points ∼53% -8%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4192 Points ∼52% -10%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
GeForce MX230, i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3862 Points ∼48% -18%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
3862 Points ∼48% -18%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3851 Points ∼47% -18%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
3676 Points ∼45% -21%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (743 - 4886, n=134)
3275 Points ∼40% -30%
PCMark 8 - Home Score Accelerated v2
Average AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (4064 - 4658, n=6)
4313 Points ∼71% +2%
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
4235 Points ∼70% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
4220 Points ∼69% 0%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
4215 Points ∼69%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
3841 Points ∼63% -9%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
Vega 10, R7 3700U, SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
3604 Points ∼59% -14%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
3545 Points ∼58% -16%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
GeForce MX230, i7-1065G7, Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
3355 Points ∼55% -20%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1027 - 4251, n=274)
3091 Points ∼51% -27%

DPC latencies

In our standardized latency monitor test (web surfing, 4K video playback,  high-load Prime95) we could observe high DPC latencies. The system is therefore not suitable for real-time video and audio-editing.

Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
Latency Monitor
DPC Latencies / LatencyMon - interrupt to process latency (max), Web, Youtube, Prime95
Honor Magicbook 14
Vega 8, R5 3500U, Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
1519.3 μs * ∼100% -471%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R4XJ
Vega 7, R7 4700U, Samsung PM991 MZVLQ1T0HALB
1086.5 μs * ∼72% -308%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
887.3 μs * ∼58% -233%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
800.1 μs * ∼53% -201%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
266.2 μs * ∼18%

* ... smaller is better

Storage

A 512 GB NVMe SSD (M.2 2242) from Samsung, which provides good transfer rates, serves as the system drive. You could install a second NVMe SSD (M.2 2280) as well.

An NVMe SSD serves as system drive
An NVMe SSD serves as system drive
There is room for a second NVMe SSD in the M.2 2280 format
There is room for a second NVMe SSD in the M.2 2280 format
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
CDM 5/6 Read Seq Q32T1: 2085 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write Seq Q32T1: 1456 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K Q32T1: 474.1 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K Q32T1: 441 MB/s
CDM 5 Read Seq: 1434 MB/s
CDM 5 Write Seq: 1255 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Read 4K: 45.48 MB/s
CDM 5/6 Write 4K: 102.8 MB/s
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH
Honor Magicbook 14
Samsung SSD PM981a MZVLB256HBHQ
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
SK hynix BC501 HFM512GDHTNG-8310A
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Toshiba KBG40ZNS512G NVMe
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ
Average Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU
 
Average of class Subnotebook
 
CrystalDiskMark 5.2 / 6
-14%
16%
31%
-25%
11%
15%
4%
-12%
Write 4K
102.8
96.28
-6%
142.8
39%
137.66
34%
118.8
16%
159.6
55%
157.6
53%
124 (103 - 145, n=4)
21%
101 (3.23 - 191, n=137)
-2%
Read 4K
45.48
35.06
-23%
167.4
268%
42.49
-7%
41.62
-8%
53.45
18%
46.39
2%
49 (45.5 - 52.3, n=4)
8%
62.5 (5.37 - 3738, n=137)
37%
Write Seq
1255
1001
-20%
232.1
-82%
2340.76
87%
795.7
-37%
1174
-6%
1214
-3%
1135 (946 - 1333, n=4)
-10%
936 (37.3 - 2730, n=136)
-25%
Read Seq
1434
1072
-25%
1128
-21%
2435.95
70%
1101
-23%
1648
15%
1295
-10%
1438 (1145 - 1608, n=4)
0%
1186 (142 - 2760, n=136)
-17%
Write 4K Q32T1
441
423.9
-4%
438
-1%
260.96
-41%
234.7
-47%
420.8
-5%
370.7
-16%
485 (437 - 592, n=4)
10%
298 (3.6 - 868, n=137)
-32%
Read 4K Q32T1
474.1
464.7
-2%
491.2
4%
335.39
-29%
313.8
-34%
563.6
19%
461.1
-3%
475 (398 - 528, n=4)
0%
342 (9.66 - 1580, n=137)
-28%
Write Seq Q32T1
1456
967.1
-34%
621.7
-57%
2342.9
61%
842.3
-42%
1231
-15%
1887.9
30%
1379 (1315 - 1456, n=4)
-5%
1097 (16.7 - 3007, n=137)
-25%
Read Seq Q32T1
2085
2179
5%
1566
-25%
3568.5
71%
1645
-21%
2274
9%
3540.2
70%
2254 (2085 - 2340, n=4)
8%
1953 (113 - 3569, n=137)
-6%
AS SSD
-21%
-50%
-7%
-19%
-62%
30%
3%
-304%
Copy Game MB/s
681.1
391.55
-43%
484.81
-29%
736.27
8%
868 (681 - 1113, n=4)
27%
330 (10.9 - 1584, n=257)
-52%
Copy Program MB/s
276.17
226.5
-18%
335.41
21%
350.42
27%
421 (276 - 529, n=4)
52%
186 (8.56 - 714, n=257)
-33%
Copy ISO MB/s
981.59
691.96
-30%
716.27
-27%
1133.97
16%
1252 (982 - 1481, n=4)
28%
493 (10.1 - 2761, n=264)
-50%
Score Total
2745
2118
-23%
1305
-52%
2168
-21%
2270
-17%
2781
1%
3955
44%
2676 (2545 - 2771, n=4)
-3%
1467 (28 - 5191, n=285)
-47%
Score Write
1108
915
-17%
782
-29%
792
-29%
906
-18%
562
-49%
1645
48%
1054 (968 - 1125, n=4)
-5%
523 (8 - 2379, n=285)
-53%
Score Read
1100
813
-26%
345
-69%
916
-17%
918
-17%
1510
37%
1526
39%
1094 (1072 - 1106, n=4)
-1%
632 (12 - 2339, n=285)
-43%
Access Time Write *
0.032
0.035
-9%
0.065
-103%
0.034
-6%
0.045
-41%
0.263
-722%
0.028
12%
0.0308 (0.025 - 0.036, n=4)
4%
0.818 (0.021 - 30.3, n=348)
-2456%
Access Time Read *
0.065
0.109
-68%
0.075
-15%
0.047
28%
0.081
-25%
0.04
38%
0.0983 (0.065 - 0.117, n=4)
-51%
0.85 (0.043 - 23, n=341)
-1208%
4K-64 Write
859.2
712.84
-17%
638.44
-26%
482.65
-44%
747.86
-13%
383.45
-55%
1330.25
55%
812 (736 - 872, n=4)
-5%
326 (0.22 - 2105, n=358)
-62%
4K-64 Read
855.34
603.26
-29%
219.59
-74%
606.65
-29%
739.73
-14%
1264.88
48%
1271.04
49%
851 (830 - 866, n=4)
-1%
434 (0.41 - 2011, n=358)
-49%
4K Write
121.59
109.06
-10%
124.05
2%
95.71
-21%
80.08
-34%
101.25
-17%
138.94
14%
129 (109 - 152, n=4)
6%
66.4 (0.2 - 180, n=358)
-45%
4K Read
47.13
41.53
-12%
58.12
23%
50.01
6%
37.03
-21%
37.81
-20%
61
29%
46.9 (43.7 - 49.9, n=4)
0%
26.8 (0.35 - 63.8, n=358)
-43%
Seq Write
1268.17
931.13
-27%
194.68
-85%
2133
68%
781.17
-38%
775.17
-39%
1755.35
38%
1132 (802 - 1268, n=4)
-11%
553 (14 - 2564, n=359)
-56%
Seq Read
1970
1682.2
-15%
676.97
-66%
2591
32%
1417.21
-28%
2074
5%
1938.67
-2%
1958 (1918 - 2012, n=4)
-1%
899 (50.5 - 2980, n=359)
-54%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-18% / -18%
-17% / -22%
12% / 9%
-22% / -22%
-26% / -36%
23% / 24%
4% / 3%
-158% / -198%

* ... smaller is better

Continuous load read: DiskSpd Read Loop, Queue Depth 8

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU: Ø1763 (1393.14-2358.35)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0: Ø2174 (1839.2-2190.45)
HP 14s-dq1431ng UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH: Ø959 (573.78-1363.36)
HP 14s-dq1431ng UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), i5-1035G1, Intel Optane Memory H10 with Solid State Storage 16GB + 256GB HBRPEKNX0101AH: Ø959 (573.78-1363.36)

Graphics card

GPU-Z
GPU-Z

AMD's integrated Vega 6 graphics core supports DirectX 12 and reaches speeds of up to 1,500 MHz. The GPU can also maintain this clock rate over a long period of time, as our The Witcher 3 test shows.

The graphics core scores significantly better in the 3DMark benchmarks than its predecessors found in the Ryzen 2000/3000 series. This is achieved through a higher clock speed and faster memory (DDR4 3200 vs. DDR4 2400).

The performance modes of the Lenovo Vantage software hardly have any impact on graphics performance. Only when the battery-saving mode is active does the graphics performance drop slightly.

3DMark 11 (High Performance, plugged in)
3DMark 11 (High Performance, plugged in)
3DMark 11 (Intelligent Cooling, plugged in)
3DMark 11 (Intelligent Cooling, plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery-saving mode, plugged in)
3DMark 11 (battery-saving mode, plugged in)
3DMark 11 (High Performance, battery power)
3DMark 11 (High Performance, battery power)
3DMark 11 Performance
4660 points
3DMark Ice Storm Standard Score
106965 points
3DMark Cloud Gate Standard Score
15653 points
3DMark Fire Strike Score
2607 points
3DMark Time Spy Score
967 points
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3DMark 11 - 1280x720 Performance GPU
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-8265U
4942 Points ∼100% +12%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
4400 Points ∼89%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (3683 - 4419, n=5)
4221 Points ∼85% -4%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
3994 Points ∼81% -9%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
3535 Points ∼72% -20%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
3389 Points ∼69% -23%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-1065G7
3180 Points ∼64% -28%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
2991 Points ∼61% -32%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
2443 Points ∼49% -44%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (230 - 11501, n=403)
1480 Points ∼30% -66%
3DMark
2560x1440 Time Spy Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
852 Points ∼100%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (783 - 860, n=6)
829 Points ∼97% -3%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
788 Points ∼92% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
733 Points ∼86% -14%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-1065G7
698 Points ∼82% -18%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (85 - 3098, n=65)
624 Points ∼73% -27%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
581 Points ∼68% -32%
1920x1080 Fire Strike Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-8265U
3720 Points ∼100% +29%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
2876 Points ∼77%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (2313 - 2917, n=6)
2736 Points ∼74% -5%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Radeon RX Vega 8, AMD Ryzen 5 3500U
2655 Points ∼71% -8%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
2438 Points ∼66% -15%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
2312 Points ∼62% -20%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
2272 Points ∼61% -21%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-1065G7
2168 Points ∼58% -25%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
1550 Points ∼42% -46%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (222 - 8093, n=282)
1181 Points ∼32% -59%
1280x720 Cloud Gate Standard Graphics
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
NVIDIA GeForce MX250, Intel Core i5-8265U
23643 Points ∼100% +6%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000), AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
22247 Points ∼94%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (16755 - 22247, n=5)
20694 Points ∼88% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Radeon RX Vega 5, AMD Ryzen 3 4300U
18282 Points ∼77% -18%
HP Pavilion 15-cw1212ng
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 2000), AMD Ryzen 3 3300U
18140 Points ∼77% -18%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Radeon RX Vega 10, AMD Ryzen 7 3700U
16048 Points ∼68% -28%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
NVIDIA GeForce MX230, Intel Core i7-1065G7
13376 Points ∼57% -40%
HP 14s-dq1431ng
Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), Intel Core i5-1035G1
11485 Points ∼49% -48%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (1484 - 30436, n=300)
8284 Points ∼35% -63%

Gaming performance

The Ryzen 5 APU brings many of the games in our database smoothly onto the screen. Most titles achieve smooth frame rates at HD resolution (1280x720 pixels) and medium to partially high quality settings. Games with moderate hardware requirements allow more. Some modern games give the hardware a hard time, though. The resolution and/or quality level have to be significantly reduced here in order to generate sufficiently high frame rates.

The Witcher 3 - 1024x768 Low Graphics & Postprocessing
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
49.7 fps ∼100%
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
47.4 fps ∼95% -5%
Honor Magicbook 14
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 8
47.4 fps ∼95% -5%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
  (36.1 - 56.4, n=4)
46 fps ∼93% -7%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
44.5 fps ∼90% -10%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (7.4 - 160, n=80)
31 fps ∼62% -38%
BioShock Infinite - 1366x768 High Preset
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL
Intel Core i5-8265U, NVIDIA GeForce MX250
96.9 fps ∼100% +32%
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
73.2 fps ∼76%
Average AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 (Ryzen 4000)
 
73.2 fps ∼76% 0%
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B
AMD Ryzen 3 4300U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 5
63 fps ∼65% -14%
Dell Inspiron 14 3493-4KWCF
Intel Core i7-1065G7, NVIDIA GeForce MX230
61.8 fps ∼64% -16%
Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM020T
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U, AMD Radeon RX Vega 10
49.72 fps ∼51% -32%
Average of class Subnotebook
  (6.96 - 169, n=195)
30 fps ∼31% -59%

In order to verify whether the frame rates remain largely constant even over a prolonged period of time, we let the game The Witcher 3 run for about 60 minutes at Full HD resolution and maximum quality settings. The character embodied by the player is not moved during this whole period. A drop in frame rates wasn't found.

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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 Vega 6, R5 4500U, Samsung PM991 MZALQ512HALU: Ø11.1 (7-12)
Acer Swift 3 SF314-42-R27B Vega 5, R3 4300U, SK hynix BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0: Ø8.75 (7-10)
Lenovo IdeaPad S540-14IWL GeForce MX250, i5-8265U, Samsung SSD PM981 MZVLB512HAJQ: Ø10.2 (1-12)