The AMD Ryzen-powered laptops are entering the market a slow yet steady pace. If done right, they could grab a great share from Intel laptops as it did in the desktop space. The Lenovo Ideapad 5 is a new entrant which has been officially revealed and is priced at $690 in the U.S. while it also got launched in the UK.
The hardware specifications of the laptop include a 15-inch 1080p IPS display. The manufacturer claims that it can deliver about 300 nits of brightness. For users who are used to accessing apps on their touchscreen devices or Windows 10 being more icon-friendly, a touchscreen version of the Ideapad 5 will also be available.
Under the aluminum body, the laptop runs on AMD Ryzen 5 4500U mobile processor with 8GB of RAM and 512GB of M.2 SSD for storage. The advantage of having an SSD as your primary storage is that it will be super fast and more responsive, which are essential features for any laptop users. Besides, they tend to be long lasting and not fail because of moving your device around. Some of the common issues found in laptop are now being eradicated with the latest technology and it’s good news for anyone who like to have a compact computer to be used on the go.
The battery life of the Lenovo Ideapad 5 is excellent as it can run up to 14 hours on a full charge. That should easily get anyone through a very long work day and for simple entertainment such as watching Netflix. The laptop weighs 1.66 kg and can be charged in three hours and fifteen minutes. It supports Dolby Audio, has a webcam with privacy shutter and fingerprint sensor.
The port choices include USB A, USB C, HDMI and it also supports Wi-Fi ax with Bluetooth 5.1 wireless connectivity. The Ideapad 5 will be available in Granite Grey, Platinum Grey and Light Teal color options.