Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 14ABR8
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Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 14ABR8
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The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 (14″ AMD, Gen 8) is a compact device that can surprise positively many of you. It has a good build quality, the base is rigid, and the lid can be flexed a bit when it’s opened but not by much. Keep in mind that we bought the all-aluminum version, there are models with a metal lid and a plastic base as well. The optional backlit keyboard is comfortable for typing because of the decent key travel and the clicky feedback. The touchpad is also smooth and accurate. The IPS display (LEN140WUXGA (LEN9125)) has good viewing angles and a nice contrast ratio. Still, the sRGB coverage is low but it’s not a laptop meant for content creation or color-sensitive work. The panel is PWM-free so it’ll not cause additional eye strain if you use the notebook for long hours of work (as always, just don’t forget to take short breaks from time to time). The Dolby Atmos speakers produce a quality sound.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/07/2023
AMD Vega 8: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 8 CUs (= 512 shaders) and a clock of up to 2.100 MHz.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
R7 7730U: A Zen 3-based octa-core APU for laptops running at 2 GHz to 4.5 GHz and featuring the Vega 8 iGPU (8 CUs clocked at up to 2,000 MHz). Refresh of the 2022 Ryzen 7 5825U with the same specifications.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.
The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.