Lenovo’s IdeaPad 5 w/ AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs Retails for $689

Lenovo has joined the ranks of OEMs offering the 15W Ryzen 4000 mobile processors on retail, with an MSRP of just $689. The new IdeaPad 15 featuring the entry-level Ryzen 5 4500U is now available on Lenovo’s web store. (editorialmash.com) It’s a hex-core part lacking SMT with a base and boost clock of 2.30GHz and 4.0GHz, respectively. The graphics responsibilities are handled by the Radeon RX Vega 6 iGPU which has already proven to be a capable option.

Unfortunately, at the moment, none of the high-end Renoir APUs are available, and we’re not sure (if and) when that will change. For a laptop with a 15W SKU, the Lenovo IdeaPad 15 sure is kind of bulky. With a 15.6″ display and a width of 0.78″, it weighs a moderate 1.7 kg. While that isn’t heavy by any means, in a world where Clevo has 2.4 kg notebooks packing a Ryzen 9 3950X, it’s hardly impressive.

In terms of display, you get a standard FHD IPS touchscreen with 300 nits of brightness and narrow bezels. The IdeaPad comes with 8GB of single-channel DDR4 3200MHz (not LPDDR4) soldered memory and 512GB of NVMe based SSD storage. There is a standard HDMI 1.4b as well as a USB Type C port for connecting external displays, and two USB 3.1 ports for other I/O related need.

The laptop has a 3 Cell 57Whr internal battery, and Lenovo promises a battery life of up to 14 hours (idle), with Quick Charge 2.0 makes affairs easier.


Areej Syed

Processors, PC gaming, and the past. I have been writing about computer hardware for over seven years with more than 5000 published articles. Started off during engineering college and haven't stopped since. Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Divinity, Torment, Baldur's Gate and so much more... Contact: areejs12@hardwaretimes.com.
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