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.

Check out all Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (14″) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


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.


2. Battery

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.

Check out all Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (14″) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 / 5i Pro (14", 2021) in-depth review

Small laptops with powerful hardware are kind of the new thing in 2021. Of course, this trend is not exactly new, as Apple is making 13-inch Pro devices for a long time. Today, we will check out the brand new IdeaPad 5 Pro (14"), and we will evaluate Lenovo's choice to put the Pro moniker in its name. Although it comes in a well-known form factor at 14 inches, the new device actually has a screen ratio of 16:10. It is combined with a 2.2K or 2.8K resolution, and it should be a lot more comfortable for work than the traditional 16:9 1080p panel. Additionally, it is exciting to see that Z[...]

Pros

  • 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

Cons

  • No Thunderbolt
  • Memory is soldered to the motherboard
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