Lenovo is launching its new line of laptops for CES 2021. We thus discover the IdeaPad 5 Pro and 5i Pro, but also the IdeaPad 5G still connected. Something to satisfy all preferences.
CES 2021 has not yet started … but a little bit anyway. This virtual edition is an opportunity for some to extend its dates a bit and to kick off with their first announcements. This is the case, for example, with Lenovo, which draws three laptops that meet all preferences.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5i Pro and IdeaPad 5 Pro: from 16:10 on Ryzen or Core i7
The heart of this new range is made up of the IdeadPad 5i Pro and IdeadPad 5 Pro, two PCs with metal frames emphasizing their 16:10 screen, both available in 14 and 16 inches. Enough to adapt to multitasking while remaining comfortable on reading multimedia content.
The 14 ″ variants display 2.8K (2880 × 1800 pixels) resolution with a 90 Hz refresh rate, while the 16 ″ versions offer 2.5K (2560 × 1600 pixels) at 120 Hz.
The difference between the two models will be played mainly on the processor. On the 5i Pro side, there is an 11th generation Intel Core i7 chip coupled to an Nvidia MX450 GPU. Add to that 16GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB of M.2 PCIe SSD and Thunderbolt 4 to complete it all.
The IdeaPad 5 Pro for its part opts for an AMD Ryzen Mobile processor which is not yet specified, still coupled to the Nvidia MX450 GPU in its 14 ″ variant, but to a new GeForce RTX GPU in its 16 ″ version. Understand by this that this is the new RTX 3000 mobile range expected at CES. We also find on board 16 or 32 GB of DDR4 RAM (respectively on the 14 and 16 inches) and a 1 TB PCIe M.2 SSD.
Safety and practicality
Count 1.45 kg for the IdeaPad 5i Pro and 5 Pro in 14-inch format and 2 kg for the largest models. All of them, however, have Windows Hello facial recognition with an IR camera and a ToF sensor to pause content when the user turns away from the screen. It is also capable of sounding an alarm if it starts to move with your back turned.
Lenovo also claims to have improved the trackpad, which is wider than on previous generations, as well as the keyboard which is more “bouncy”.
IdeaPad 5G to stay always connected
Along with these two PCs, Lenovo is also announcing the IdeaPad 5G, a laptop which, as its name suggests, can accommodate a SIM card to stay connected no matter what (it obviously works on 4G too) .
In the chapter of its technical sheet, we find a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx chip (coupled with its usual Adreno 680 GPU), a 14-inch Full HD IPS screen, 8 GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 512 GB of PCIe storage. It is particularly practical on the move with an advertised autonomy of 20 hours and a weight not exceeding 1.2 kg.
Price and availability of the new IdeaPad range
The IdeaPad 5i Pro will be available from March 2021 at a price of 699 euros for the 14-inch model and 899 euros for the 16-inch model. The ideaPad 5 Pro on the other hand will be available the same month in 14 inches, but it will be necessary to wait until May for the 16-inch version, starting at 799 euros.
Finally, the IdeaPad 5G will arrive in May, at a price still unknown at the moment.