Inside Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (14″) – disassembly and upgrade options
As more and more “Pro” laptops are hitting the market, we feel that it is getting more difficult to justify the heavy branding.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 14
- Intel Core i7-1165G7
- NVIDIA GeForce MX450
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To get inside this device, you need to undo 6 Torx-head screws. After that, carefully pry the bottom panel away from the chassis.
The battery here has a capacity of 56.5Wh.
3. Мemory and storage
In terms of upgrade options, we see a very modest setup. The memory is soldered to the motherboard and comes in two configurations. One with 8, and one with 16GB of dual-channel RAM. Storage-wise, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.
4. Cooling system
As far as the cooling is concerned, the notebook is equipped with two heat pipes, a heat sink, and a surprisingly big fan.
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- Excellent performance
- Doesn't use PWM for brightness adjustment (LG V0GPY-133WF7)
- Choice of carbon and aluminum for build materials
- Decent input devices
- Populous I/O which includes an SD card reader
- IR face recognition camera
- Covers 99% of sRGB colors and offers accurate color representation thanks to our Gaming and Web design profile (LG V0GPY-133WF7)
- High-resolution display options with a 16:10 aspect ratio and 90Hz refresh rate
- No Thunderbolt
- Memory is soldered to the motherboard