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Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM000JCKProcessor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 5, AMD Vega 6 R4000, AMD Vega 7, NVIDIA GeForce MX350
Display: 14.00 inch, 15.60 inch
Weight: 1.38kg, 1.4kg, 1.5kg, 1.6kg, 1.66kg
Price: 550, 699, 799 euro
Average Score: 88.67% - very good
Average of 12 scores (from 15 reviews)
: - %, performance: 76%, features: 58%, display: 83%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 86%, emissions: 90%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX350 2048 MB
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.66kg
Price: 799 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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83% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15IIL05 Review: Good performance and a long battery life - thanks to the 70-Wh battery | Notebookcheck
Lenovo's 15.6-inch laptop offers an Ice Lake Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM (dual channel mode) and a GeForce-MX350 GPU. Despite this powerful hardware, the IdeaPad's battery life is very satisfactory.
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15) review – the GeForce MX350 brings the low-voltage gaming to a new level
Source: Laptop Media English
So, if you guys are looking to buy this device, tell us what you think about it? In our view, it is not yet worth the upgrade over the Ideapad S540, unless you get the IPS panel, max out the memory and the actual battery life is miles ahead. And of course, you wish to play games. Yes, the MX350 is a substantial upgrade over the MX250.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Lenovo Ideapad 5 (15) review – the GeForce MX350 brings the low-voltage gaming to a new level
Source: Laptop Media English
So, if you guys are looking to buy this device, tell us what you think about it? In our view, it is not yet worth the upgrade over the Ideapad S540, unless you get the IPS panel, max out the memory and the actual battery life is miles ahead. And of course, you wish to play games. Yes, the MX350 is a substantial upgrade over the MX250.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/18/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.38kg
Price: 699 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 77.5% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

86% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 in review: A lot of computing power in a compact case | Notebookcheck
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.
85% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE review (AMD Rzyen 5 4500U) – the almost perfect budget notebook
Source: Ultrabook Review English
For the most part, this Lenovo IdeaPad 5 feels and performs like a much more expensive product. It's a very quick little laptop, and also quiet and comfortable with daily use. It’s also well made, with the exception of that sensible metal lid, types well, and includes the IO and the battery life that I'd need while on the go. However, having used it for the last few weeks, I decided a 54% sRGB screen won't do for me and I'd rather pay extra for a better-quality panel. My entire experience with this notebook is documented down below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
85% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE review (AMD Rzyen 5 4500U) – the almost perfect budget notebook
Source: Ultrabook Review English
For the most part, this Lenovo IdeaPad 5 feels and performs like a much more expensive product. It's a very quick little laptop, and also quiet and comfortable with daily use. It’s also well made, with the exception of that sensible metal lid, types well, and includes the IO and the battery life that I'd need while on the go. However, having used it for the last few weeks, I decided a 54% sRGB screen won't do for me and I'd rather pay extra for a better-quality panel. My entire experience with this notebook is documented down below.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%

Foreign Reviews

70% Lenovo IdeaPad 5
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad 5
Source: Tek.no NO→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05-81YQ002BMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05-81YQ002BMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05-81YQ002BMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 95% - very good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

85% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 85%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05 (81YQ002BMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05 (81YQ002BMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05-81YQ006JMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05-81YQ006JMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05-81YQ006JMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.6kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05 (81YQ006JMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/23/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15ARE05 (81YQ006JMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/05/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81X2000FUS

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81X2000FUSNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81X2000FUS
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R3 4300U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 5
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.38kg
Price: 550 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Ideapad 5 (14) review – one of the best affordable ultrabooks you can get
Source: Laptop Media English
To sum up, what we’ve seen today, let’s start with the processor. Obviously, the Ryzen 4000U CPUs, or Renoir as AMD calls them, are very capable little devices. And what can show it better than their lowest tier processor – the Ryzen 3 4300U? Having four cores without multithreading, it should have been in the range of performance of the Core i3-10110U. However, this is an extremely potent sucker, delivering something that only a tight group of laptops equipped with at least the Core i5-10210U can reach.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2020

Foreign Reviews

Обзор Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05. Ноутбук для работы и учебы с Ryzen 3 4300U
Source: Mega Obzor RU→EN
Positive: Good price; nice performance; great display; decent hardware; long battery life; backlit keys; good webcam; rich set of ports.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/06/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM007EMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM007EMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM007EMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

100% Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05 (81YM007EMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/07/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM000JCK

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM000JCKNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14ARE05-81YM000JCK
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Notebook Lenovo IdeaPad 5 s Ryzenem 5: 16 GB paměti a výkon za příjemnou cenu
Source: Zive CZ→EN
Positive: Good price; powerful hardware; high performance; nice speakers.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2020

 

Comment

Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce MX350: Successor of the MX250 and most likely a renamed GeForce GTX 1050 based on the Pascal GP107 chip with 640 shaders and a 64 Bit memory bus for GDDR5.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

AMD Vega 6 R4000: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1.500 MHz.

AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock of up to 1600 MHz.

AMD Vega 5: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 5 CUs (= 320 shaders) and a clock of up to 1400 MHz.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Ice Lake:

i5-1035G1: Ice-Lake based low power quad core processor for thin and light laptops. Integrated four Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.2 - 3.7 GHz that support Hyperthreading (8 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates a Intel UHD Graphics G1 graphics card and Wifi 6 / Thunderbolt partly integrated. The chip is manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel.

AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R5 4500U: Mobile Hexy-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.3 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz. The CPU does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

R7 4700U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 2 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1600 MHz. Compared to the faster 4800U, the 4700U offers a slightly lower boost clock speed and does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

R3 4300U: Mobile Quad-Core APU using four Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.7 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 5 CUs clocked at up to 1400 MHz. The CPU does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.38 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.66 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


88.67%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-07- 5 (Update: 2020-07- 5)