Inside Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (16″) – disassembly and upgrade options

The IdeaPad 5 Pro (16″) is one of the most interesting notebooks on the market. However, its upgradeability fell victim to the pursuit of portability.

Check out all Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (16″) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.


1. Remove the bottom plate

To take this laptop apart, you need to undo 9 Torx-head screws. Then, pry the bottom panel with a plastic tool and lift it away.


2. Battery

The first thing we see inside is the battery. It has a capacity of 75Wh.


3. Мemory and storage

Unfortunately, all of the memory here is soldered to the motherboard. On the bright side, you can configure the device with up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM. In terms of storage, there is one M.2 PCIe x4 slot.


4. Cooling system

This notebook’s cooling setup features two heat pipes shared between the CPU and the GPU. Additionally, there are two heat sinks, and two fans, blowing the heat away from the chassis.

Check out all Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (16″) prices and configurations in our Specs System or read more in our In-Depth review.

Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro (16", 2021) in-depth review

Lenovo took the market by storm when it announced the 16-inch Pro Legion and IdeaPad devices. And while the Legion 5 Pro 16" happened to be the sweet spot for gamers, the IdeaPad 5 Pro (16") might just be the same, but for content creation. Obviously, it sports a 16-inch IPS panel, and there are two options - one with a 60Hz, and one with a 120Hz refresh rate. Additionally, it sports a 16:10 aspect ratio and 2560x1600 resolution, which is pretty sharp. However, what is arguably more intriguing is what is under the bonnet. The AMD version of this laptop sports up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX - yes, [...]

Pros

  • Thin and light outfit
  • Strong aluminum chassis
  • Covers 89% of the sRGB color gamut and has accurate color representation with our Gaming and Web design profile
  • High resolution and 16:10 aspect ratio
  • SD card slot
  • Reasonable performance for its class
  • IR face recognition

Cons

  • Weird issue with the charger
  • Slightly limited by cooling
  • Soldered memory
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