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Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5 (2023): Price, release, and everything else we know

Lenovo’s IdeaPad Pro 5 is coming later in 2023 and promises reliable performance. Here’s what we know so far.

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Looking for a new reliable Lenovo laptop to kick off 2023? Then, you might want to keep the IdeaPad 5 Pro lineup, which has the potential to go up against other great cheap laptops this year, at the top of your list. With features like a 120Hz refresh rate screen, a bigger touchpad, and long battery life, the latest generation seems to be as good as ever.

While the laptop isn’t out just yet, there’s a lot we do know about it, from core specs to design changes from previous models. We also know that the IdeaPad Pro 5 lineup consists of two devices. If you’re based in the U.S, you’ll get access to the 16-inch IdeaPad Pro 5i with Intel CPUs. The main IdeaPad Pro 5 Gen 8 model with AMD Ryzen CPUs is not available outside of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i Specs

We don’t have the spec sheet for the regular IdeaPad Pro 5 just yet, but here are the specs for the IdeaPad Pro 5i below.

Next-Gen Intel Core i7, Intel Core i5

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Intel Iris Xe graphics or Next Gen Nvidia Laptop GPU

14.91 x 9.88 x 0.70 inches 4.41 pounds

16-inch 2.5K resolution, IPS, 16:10 aspect ratio, 350 nits, 120Hz refresh rate

16GB or 32GB LPDDR5 Dual Channel RAM

1x Thunderbolt 4.0, 1 x USB 3.2 Type-C, 2x USB 3.2, 1 x HDMI 2.1, 1x SD Card Reader, 1x Audio Jack

Up to Wi-Fi 6E, Up to Bluetooth 5.1

2 x 2 W speakers and Dolby Atmos

FHD IR Camera with ToF Sensor and Privacy Shutter

Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i: Pricing, release window, availability

The pricing and release date for the IdeaPad Pro 5 depends on where you live. As we previously mentioned, only the IdeaPad Pro 5i 16-inch will be available in North America in May 2023 starting at 1,499. We expect the entry-level model to come with 16GB of RAM and a Core i5 CPU, though Lenovo didn’t confirm this.

All other IdeaPad Pro 5 models, including the 14-inch and 16-inch IdeaPad Pro 5s with AMD Ryzen CPU and the 14-inch IdeaPad Pro 5i with Intel CPU, will only be available in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Lenovo did not share the final pricing or availability of those models.

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What’s new in the IdeaPad Pro 5?

Lenovo is bringing some small but meaningful changes to the IdeaPad Pro 5 line. In a press release, Lenovo said the new line is all about “delivering enhanced performance for the mainstream user.” That basically comes down to Thunderbolt 4 support, new Intel 13th-generation CPUs, and next-gen Nvidia Laptop GPUs, as well as AMD Ryzen processors.

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Design tweaks

One of the biggest changes to the design is the new 25% larger touchpad, which should make scrolling easier. There’s also a new Windows Hello IR webcam for simple logins. Outside of that, Lenovo is using 50% recycled aluminum in the laptop bottom cover, which helps reduce the overall environmental impact. You’ll even be able to service the device yourself, too, and even add a second SSD to the 16-inch model.

A better display

The two laptops come with 14-inch displays, but there’s also a new 16-inch IdeaPad Pro 5i and IdeaPad Pro 5. This new, bigger display features new Dynamic Display Switch technology, which basically enhances the display frames per second up to 120Hz for smoother scrolling and more accuracy when gaming. Of course, with most other laptops, there’s also the bump to the QHD resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio, too. The 14-inch version is no slouch either, with an FHD OLED panel and 2.2K resolution.

Where can I buy the Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5?

The Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5 with AMD Ryzen CPUs is not available outside of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The Lenovo IdeaPad Pro 5i (16-inch) model will be available for sale in the United States in May 2023 for 1,499. You can buy it through Lenovo.com, and customize the RAM and storage as you see fit. If you can’t wait, you can check out our list of other best laptops or other great Lenovo laptops now available.

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 review: AMD nails it again

Laptops with AMD’s Ryzen 4000 chips seem too good to be true. The specs are outrageously powerful, and they’re cheaper than their Intel counterparts when it comes to some of the best laptops.

Take the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14, for example. It’s the latest in a recent string of Ryzen-powered budget laptops. This one comes with a six-core Ryzen 5 4500U and 16GB of RAM, while costing just 600. Based on the specs alone, it’s hard to imagine a better performance value for the price.


laptops no longer necessarily go hand-in-hand.

Another nod to the Flex 5’s budget status is its stature. It’s rather thick at 0.82 inches and heavy at 3.3 pounds. Compare that to the Yoga C640 at 0.67 inches and 2.98 pounds, and the HP Spectre x360 13 at the same 0.67 inches and 2.88 pounds. The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga comes in at 0.59 inches and 2.99 pounds. The Flex 5’s display bezel isn’t tiny either, especially at the top and bottom, meaning the overall chassis is more substantial as well. No matter how you cut it, this isn’t a small 2-in-1.

It’s a rather nondescript design that doesn’t stand out– like many Lenovo laptops lately.

The Flex 5’s hinge is firm. The tiny bit of wobble as you move the laptop around isn’t overly distracting. Most importantly, the tight hinge allows for smooth transitions through the various 2-in-1 modes, including clamshell, tent, media, and tablet. Obviously, the 14-inch display and resulting chassis make for a rather large and unwieldy tablet. You just don’t want to try holding a 3.3-pound tablet in one hand for too long.

Aesthetically, the IdeaPad Flex 5 is an attractive dark grey all around, with the only chrome being the border around the Lenovo logo on the lid and keyboard deck. Ultimately, it’s a rather nondescript design that — like many Lenovo laptops lately — doesn’t stand out but manages to look good nonetheless. The Spectre x360 13 with its gem-cut design is on the opposite end of the attention-grabbing spectrum, and the Yoga C640 is very similar to the IdeaPad in its aesthetic.

One advantage to the Flex 5’s thickness is that it packs in a fair amount of connectivity. There are two USB-A 3.1 ports, a USB-C 3.1 port, a full-size HDMI 1.4 port, and a 4-in-1 SD card reader. Though Thunderbolt 3 is missing, many will appreciate the inclusion of some of those legacy ports, which come in handy. Wireless connectivity is still limited to Wi-Fi 5 rather than the more recent Wi-Fi 6 standard, and Bluetooth 4.2 is on board.


Acer Swift 3. That option used the eight-core/eight-thread Ryzen 7 4700U CPU to power. Interestingly, the Flex 5’s processor performance is quite competitive with that chip.

First, it scored well in the synthetic Geekbench 5 benchmark, hitting 1,096 in the single-core test and 4,543 in the multi-core test. It was 20% faster in multi-core testing than the Acer Spin 3, a similar Intel Core i5 laptop. Clearly, the AMD chips do well when multitasking, despite have two fewer threads.

The IdeaPad Flex 5 is an extremely fast laptop for just 600.

Speaking of that, I then ran our Handbrake test that encodes a 420MB video as H.265 and uses as many cores and threads as a CPU has to offer. The Flex 5 took just over two minutes to complete the test, just eight seconds longer than the Swift 3. The Surface Book 3 13 took four minutes. Compared to the Dell XPS 13, a very fast laptop using the Core i7-1065G7, the Flex 5 finished in 38 fewer seconds.

The Flex 5’s fantastic performance is aided by its 16GB of RAM, which is surprising to see in such an inexpensive machine. It all makes for an extremely fast laptop for just 600, one that will excel at heavy productivity multitasking and churning through demanding tasks like photo and video editing. The laptop will slow down when measured against Intel Core i7 laptops that enjoy more threads, particularly 45-watt parts, but against the typical Intel CPUs you see in laptops at this price, AMD rules.

The Flex 5 also includes integrated AMD Radeon Graphics, which according to 3DMark is slightly faster than Intel’s Iris Plus graphics. That means you’ll get a little boost in creative apps that can use the GPU, and you’ll be able to do some light gaming at lower resolutions and graphical settings. A game like Rocket League plays decently, but anything more intensive will suffer.

Battery life

For a lighter load, I played a local video clip on loop, and the Flex 5 lasted for 11 hours. That’s not bad, but it’s far less than the spectacular 23 hours of the Yoga C640 and the strong 14.5 hours of the XPS 13. Lastly, I ran the machine through our most demanding battery test, the Basemark web benchmark. That replicates battery life while running heavier applications. It lasted three and a half hours, similar to laptops like the Yoga C640.


But according to my colorimeter, Lenovo did have to use a cheaper panel. It’s a 1080p IPS display, but it has a narrow color gamut (just 47% of AdobeRGB and 63% of sRGB). The screen also caps out at just 242 nits of brightness, and even the contrast is low at 770:1. It’s a glossy screen, so you may run into problems with glare in brighter environments.

The lackluster image quality is a shame. Otherwise, the Flex 5 would have made for a capable little photo editing machine. We’ve seen the same panel used in many budget laptops, but there are so notable exceptions, such as the Lenovo Yoga C640.

And the audio was a plus, with top-firing speakers next to the keyboard that provided plenty of volume without distortion. Bass was lacking as usual, but mids and highs were fine for tunes and the occasional YouTube video. You can even binge Netflix with these speakers in a pinch, as long as you’re listening by yourself.

Keyboard and touchpad

Finally, Windows 10 Hello password-less login is supported by a fingerprint reader on the upper-right corner of the keyboard deck. It’s fast and accurate, and again, is a bonus on a 600 laptop. There’s no infrared camera for facial recognition, however.

Our take

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a spectacularly fast laptop for 600, with a build quality that at last earns the price. The configuration is impressive as well — you don’t often get a 256GB PCIe SSD and 16GB of RAM for anywhere near this price. If a budget performer is your goal, then this is a great laptop.

The display is disappointing, though, meaning that all that power that could be aimed at creative types is a bit wasted. That’s a shame, and it holds back the Flex 5.

Are there any alternatives?

The Lenovo Yoga C640 is a bit smaller, gets much better battery life, and has a better display. It’s also 600, but it comes with less storage and a much slower CPU.

For just 50 more, you can opt for the even faster Acer Swift 3. It’s built well, looks good, and is the fastest budget laptop we’ve tested. It also has a mediocre display, though.

For that same price, you should consider going the route of a Chromebook. The 650 Google Pixelbook Go is an excellent choice, offering a great display and excellent portability.

How long will it last?

The Yoga IdeaPad Flex 5 is durable enough to last as long as you expect from a 600 machine. And it’s fast enough to keep up with your workflow for years. There’s no Thunderbolt 3 support, and so expansion is limited, but that is expected at this price point. The 1-year warranty is typical and disappointing.

Should you buy it?

Yes. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a very competent budget laptop that shows off the strength of AMD processors.

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¿Cuál es el origen de la marca Lenovo?

En el año 1984 Lenovo empezó a tomar forma como empresa en la capital China, Pekín. Con solo 25.000 dólares en fondos de gobierno Chino, un pequeño grupo de científicos pequineses fundó una empresa llamada New Technology Developer Inc, el embrión de lo que más tarde sería Legend y posteriormente y hasta hoy, Lenovo. La marca ha logrado dibujar una impresionante gráfica en el mercado de los ordenadores personales, convirtiéndose en el fabricante de PCs más importante a nivel mundial.

¿Cómo restaurar la configuración de fábrica de un ordenador portátil Lenovo con OneKey Recovery?

Se trata de un software pre cargado en portátiles Lenovo / IdeaPad, diseñado para realizar copias de seguridad y restaurar tu computadora. Se puede acceder a OneKey Recovery desde Windows o desde fuera de Windows:. En Windows: doble clicc en el icono OneKey Recovery para iniciar el sistema Fuera de Windows (si se produce una falla en el sistema), presionar el botón NOVO (botón pequeño o agujero de alfiler con un icono de flecha hacia atrás junto a él que se asemeja a una U invertida).

Primer paso: Configurar el PC en el estado de apagado, luego con la punta de un clip de papel desplegado (o un objeto similar con una punta afilada) presionar suavemente el botón Novo. Seguidamente, seleccionar Recuperación del sistema. (Nota: Después de hacer clic en Recuperación del sistema, algunas PC con la recuperación de Lenovo OneKey recovery precargada irán a la interfaz de OneKey Recovery de Lenovo OneKey)

Algunas computadoras portátiles de Lenovo no están pre cargadas con Lenovo OneKey Recovery. En este caso, usa la función “Restablecer esta PC” para recuperar el sistema operativo.

¿Cómo hacer una captura de pantalla en un portátil Lenovo?

Si tu equipo viene con la tecla Imprimir Pantalla (aparece habitualmente con el texto ImprPant, ImpPt o PrntScr), usarla es tan fácil como:

Otra alternativa a la tecla Imprimir Pantalla es la combinación de teclado Windows Mayús S. Con ella abrirás el software de captura de pantalla de Windows 10/11. Recuerda que, antes de presionar esas tres teclas al mismo tiempo, se requiere que sitúes todos los elementos que piensas capturar a la vista, tal y como se indica en el paso anterior. Cuando hayas sacado tu captura de pantalla, esta se copiará al portapapeles, cosa que te permite pegarla en aplicaciones compatibles, como Paint, Word o Telegram.

Para seguir con las alternativas, tenemos la herramienta de recortes que incluye Windows 10 y Windows 11, que es la misma que aparece al pulsar Windows Mayús S. No obstante, como alternativa, es posible localizarla gracias a la búsqueda del sistema y tomar una captura desde su aplicación.

También existe la opción de utilizar una aplicación de terceros. Existen infinidad de programas desarrollados específicamente para capturar la pantalla en un equipo con Windows.

Para terminar, existe la opción de capturar pantalla con el botón de encendido y de bajar volumen. Debes saber que los portátiles Lenovo con factor de forma convertible o 2 en 1 permiten efectuar capturas de pantalla sin el teclado físico. ¿Cómo es posible? Manteniendo pulsado el botón de encendido y de bajar volumen al mismo tiempo durante unos segundos. Dependiendo del sistema operativo, en pantalla aparecerán unas herramientas u otras.

¿Cómo reiniciar tu portátil Lenovo?

En Windows: En primer lugar, debes pulsar sobre Inicio en la barra de tareas de Windows. A continuación, debes hacer clic en Power. Para completar el proceso, debes pulsar en Reiniciar.

Con ControlAltSuprimir: En primer lugar, debes mantener pulsadas las teclas Control, Alt y Supr simultáneamente. Después de eso, verás que la pantalla se pasará a ser de color azul y una lista de opciones se mostrarán. Debes hacer clic en el botón de encendido que se encuentra en la parte inferior derecha. Para completar el proceso, debes pulsar sobre Reiniciar.

¿Qué es un portátil 2 en 1?

Un 2-en-1 se define simplemente como un PC que tiene las características de un portátil y de una tableta. Esto convierte a los 2 en 1 en una categoría de producto muy amplia, con todo tipo de productos, desde tabletas muy parecidas a un portátil hasta portátiles muy parecidos a una tableta. Incluso hay versiones 2 en 1 de los netbooks más pequeños y económicos.

Los portátiles similares a los 2 en 1 (con teclados y pantallas táctiles abatibles) se vendían años antes de que se popularizaran las actuales tabletas independientes. Pero los consumidores consideraban que esos primeros modelos de portátil/tableta eran demasiado pesados y voluminosos. Hoy en día, la mejora de la tecnología ha permitido a los fabricantes de ordenadores construir diseños combinados más finos, ligeros y con más funciones, creando la nueva categoría de los 2 en 1.

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