Lenovo IdeaPad 5: KING of Budget Laptops

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is an i5 11th Gen 15.6″ Notebook having various features such as a webcam with a privacy feature, HDMI, SSD storage, Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics, Backlit Keyboard, Bluetooth 5.1. This IdeaPad 5 Notebook comes with an AMD Ryzen 5-4500U processor.

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Overview

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 has an AMD Ryzen 5-4500U CPU integrated AMD Radeon graphics, 15.6 inches Full LED IPS display, Bluetooth 5.1, built-in webcam having 720p with a privacy shutter and a microphone. A fingerprint sensor is found on the power button and weighs 3.7 pounds. It’s a powerful laptop that’s great for someone looking to do CPU-intensive activities with a mix of day-to-day activities and light gaming.

    Design & Display

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is a 15.6-inch Full HD IPS Display with an AMD Ryzen 5-4500U Processor and a screen resolution of (1920 x 1080 pixels). Lenovo has added a meaningful security feature on this laptop, including a webcam with a privacy shutter and a biometric fingerprint reader. The display possesses a 60hz refresh rate and a brightness of 300 nits.

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Display

    The exterior design of a laptop is straightforward, with only the Lenovo logo at the corner. This laptop is concerned mainly with work and productivity. The computer consists of 8GB DDR4 3200Mhz Memory and 512GB PCIe SSD and weighs around 1.7kgs (3.74 pounds). It has a 3-cell 57WHr internal battery, and the display is a touch screen display. Various ports are available, like USB C port & others, allowing for speedy and convenient charging for laptops and devices.

    Finger Print Reader

    The laptop consists of a one-touch fingerprint sensor on the top of the power button, a part of security. Overall, the design of an IdeaPad 5 is clean and straightforward, and a smooth plastic body hides fingerprints very well.


    The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 comes with a standard range of hardware:

    Ports and Slots

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Left Port
    Left Port

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Right Port
    Right Port

    IdeaPad 5 has an adequate range of ports. I/O diversity is semi-decent, and the situation of a port is pretty good. There are two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, a full-size SD card reader, a power indicator on one side, whereas, on the other side, you have one USB C port, an HDMI port, an audio jack, and another charging jack.

    Keyboard and Touchpad

    The keyboard of IdeaPad 5 is great as this has excellent keys travel, which means every keystroke feels pleasant to the touch. This Lenovo offers two levels of backlight where each key’s lit individually. This laptop’s keyboard consists of large and curved keycaps, which have a smooth and pleasant finish even though the keycap is plastic. The keyboard includes 10 keypads for numbers, and it has a dedicated playback key directly above the 10 keypads.
    The touchpad in IdeaPad 5 has a decent size. The trackpad is of accurate windows precision, made up of a plastic surface.


    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Webcam

    On the upper bezel of IdeaPad 5 is a 720p webcam with a microphone located in the correct location. Lenovo has also included a privacy shutter considering the consumers’ privacy-conscious, which allows them to close the webcam when not in use.


    Powerful AMD Ryzen™ processors in IdeaPad 5 offer amplified performance. The performance level of IdeaPad 5 is very suitable for most of the student’s demands. The version of this model allows one to multitask very well. We have a dual heat pipe in the CPU cooling department with a heatsink and a single fan. You cannot hear the fan noise during general usage.
    When it comes to upgradability, Lenovo allows you to upgrade some of the components. It has a replaceable m2 SSD slot which is preoccupied with 512 gigs in this model. Integrated AMD Radeon graphics handles the IdeaPad 5 visuals. IdeaPad 5 laptop is a great overall performance machine.


    The IdeaPad 5 has a 220-watt speaker facing upwards. The speakers in this model are at the top of the base panel above the keyboard that avoids sound to muffle as they are upward-firing.

    Battery Life

    In the battery life department, IdeaPad 5 has a decent battery life of 57-watt which gives about 7 hours of runtime, but Lenovo claims the battery should last up to 14 hours of runtime. IdeaPad 5 has a small and light battery charger to carry around in the backpack.

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Specifications

    IdeaPad 5 is a high-built quality laptop. This brand includes 4000 series CPU, specifically the Ryzen 5-4500U CPU. It is a 15.6 inches Full HD IPS display and LED backlight to provide a thinner and more energy-efficient screen. The display has a thin bezel and consists of a matte IPS panel with a good resolution of 1920 x 1080 and excellent 300 nits brightness.

    CPUAMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor
    Displayi5 11th Gen, 15″ Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS
    60Hz refresh rate
    300 nits
    Storage512GB SSD
    Webcam 720p HD webcam with a privacy shutter
    GraphicsIntel Iris Xe graphics
    TouchpadMicrosoft Precision
    Ports1 USB C port
    Power button
    HDMI port
    Audio jack
    Charging jack
    2 x USB 3.1 Gen1 ports
    SD card reader
    Batteries57Wh Li-ion, up to 11 hours
    Weight1.7kgs (3.74 pounds)

    Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Price and Availability

    There are various outlets where Lenovo IdeaPad 5 is slightly different as this laptop is excellent for students due to its price range. It cost around 650 US dollars, whereas, in Nepal, it cost NPR 88,800.00.

    Lenovo IdeaPad SeriesPrice in NepalAvailability
    Lenovo IdeaPad 5NPR 88,000BigByte

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    Shristi Dumre
    Shristi Dumre is a tech enthusiast who has been working as a content writer for TechSanchar. She contributes tech-related content regularly to the site. She is a hardworking IT graduate who has provided her service independently and online. In addition to writing, she is also a web/mobile application developer, familiar with a version control system using Git to collaborate with team projects as well as an individual projects.

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