Chinese tech giant Lenovo unveiled its new IdeaPad line at CES 2021, along with the Lenovo Tab P11, Lavie Mini, Lavie Mini PC, and Yoga 7 AIO PC.
The company has provided these new laptops with the latest eleventh generation Intel Core processors in addition to the new AMD Ryzen 5000 chipset, as well as Alexa’s new and improved voice assistant experience.
Lenovo is offering three new models this year, including the IdeaPad 5G, the IdeaPad 5 Pro and the IdeaPad 5i Pro.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5G:
Featuring a 14-inch screen, this laptop has 5G connectivity. Lenovo aims to provide a next-generation connection option for users who are always on the move and need a fast and stable connection at all times.
It is also one of the first laptops from Lenovo to use the Snapdragon 8cx 5G computing platform which also includes Adreno 680 graphics and the Snapdragon X55 Modem-RF system for communication.
The 14-inch IPS display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels offers 300 nits of brightness with sRGB color gamut coverage.
The laptop is available with a capacity of 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of PCIe SSD storage space.
Lenovo is also introducing the laptop itself as a 4G / LTE supporting model powered by the Snapdragon 8c computing platform.
Other features include the ergonomic IdeaPad keyboard, fanless user-oriented speakers with an improved design with Dolby Audio, and the dual microphone to improve performance while making video or voice calls over the Internet.
The laptop also provides a Click-to-Run feature that allows you to instantly turn on the laptop and sign in with Windows Hello through an infrared (IR) camera.
The laptop weighs around 1.2kg and there’s a 51-watt battery that can be charged quickly using Rapid Charge Express technology via USB Type-C.
IdeaPad 5 Pro and IdeaPad 5i Pro:
These laptops are available in 14 and 16 inch sizes. While the IdeaPad 5 Pro comes with the latest AMD Ryzen 5000 series processors for mobile devices, the IdeaPad 5i packs 11th Generation Intel Core processors.
The new IdeaPad 2021 features an aspect ratio of 16:10. Other popular features include Wi-Fi 6, TÜV Rheinland Display certification with Eye Care technology to reduce blue light.
There’s also an infrared camera to connect to Windows Hello, a larger trackpad, optimized in-keyboard softkeys with optional backlighting, Dolby Atmos, and up to 2.8K resolution.
Lenovo also offers quick shortcuts for controlling laptop performance modes by pressing Fn + Q, in addition to a new shortcut to toggle between screen refresh rates by pressing Fn + R.
The IdeaPad 5i Pro can be configured with an 11th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, with NVIDIA MX450 graphics, 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage.
The 14-inch model comes with a 2.8K display with a 90Hz refresh rate and 400 nits brightness, while the 16-inch model comes with a 2.5K display with a 120Hz refresh rate and a brightness of 350 nits.
The 14-inch model gets a 56.5-watt battery, while the larger version has a 75-watt battery, both of which provide fast charging via Rapid Charge Express. The 16-inch model also provides Thunderbolt 4 technology with a single cable.
The IdeaPad 5 Pro is available with AMD’s new Ryzen 5000 series processors. The 14-inch version comes with the same design and features as the Intel model, including the NVIDIA MX450 GPU, 16GB of RAM, and 1TB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage.
The 16-inch version is offered with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 mobile GPUs, up to 32GB of RAM and up to 1TB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage.