Inside Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (16″, 2022) – disassembly and upgrade options
Although the memory here is soldered to the motherboard, it sports the fastest LPDDR5 type we’ve seen in 2022 – 6400MHz.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16
- AMD Ryzen 5 6600H
- AMD Radeon 660M
- 16GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
1. Remove the bottom plate
To access this laptop’s internals, you need to undo a total of 9 Torx-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool and lift it away from the chassis. So far – nothing unorthodox.
Inside, you will find a 75Wh battery pack. It lasts for nearly 11 hours of Web browsing, or more than 10 hours of video playback. If you want to take it out, unplug the battery connector, and remove the 7 Phillips-head screws that hold it in place.
3. Memory and storage
Unfortunately, the memory is soldered to the motherboard. The maximum supported configuration is 16GB of quad-channel LPDDR5 RAM, working at 6400MHz. As for the storage, there is one PCIe x4 slot. It supports Gen 4 SSDs.
4. Cooling system
The cooling setup features two heat pipes shared between the processor and the graphics card. Furthermore, you get two fans and a pair of heat spreaders for the VRMs and the graphics memory.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (16", 2022) in-depth review
Buying a "Pro" device sets some really high expectations. One starts to think that their laptop is suitable for tasks that are way beyond its "field of expertise". The IdeaPad 5 Pro is one such notebook. Although it is pretty powerful, you should keep in mind that it is created to satisfy a very specific group of people - content creators, which are just entering this field. Interestingly, Lenovo has chosen a very appropriate set of processors for this device. When it comes to the AMD version - like the one we have with us today, you are treated to the Ryzen 5 6600HS, and the Ryzen 7 6800H[...]
- Thin and light outfit
- Strong aluminum chassis
- Covers 90% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile
- High resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
- Wide I/O + SD card slot
- Reasonable performance for its class
- IR face recognition
- Good battery life
- Soldered memory
- Only 16GB maximum RAM