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.
Lenovo IdeaPad 5 Pro 16
- AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX
- NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 (Laptop, 55W)
- 32GB RAM
- 1000GB SSD
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.
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.
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, [...]
- 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
- Weird issue with the charger
- Slightly limited by cooling
- Soldered memory