Reasonable price, decent performance. Lenovo 8th Gen Ideapad Slim 5


For any product, consumers look for price versus performance, the so-called ‘cost-performance ratio’. It’s one of the means by which we evaluate everything in the world that has a price. In sports where performance is quantified and comes out as objective data, all are applied without disagreement. Just like the electronic devices we use in real life are labeled as “good value for money” or “bad value for money”.

The higher the price, the higher the performance. The word could also be expressed the other way around. However, there are exceptions, just as large corporations sometimes make mistakes. Lenovo, a global IT hardware manufacturing company, is a representative example. Just look at the Lenovo P11 tablet, region Y700, and ThinkPad series. This raises a reasonable suspicion that this is intentional rather than a mistake.

Recently, there has been news about new laptops from Lenovo. These are the 8th generation IdeaPads: IdeaPad Pro 5/5i, IdeaPad Slim 5/5i, IdeaPad Slim 3, and IdeaPad 5 Light. Depending on the naming, the product features are different. The Pro model is a high-performance laptop equipped with the latest CPU and GPU, the slim model has a thin product thickness, and the light model emphasizes light weight.

The products to look out for this time Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8no see. AMD Ryzen™ 7530U series processor, AMD Radeon™ graphics, 16GB DDR4 memory, 2.5K (2560*1600) resolution, 16:10 aspect ratio applied. Therefore, it is expected that it will be especially suitable for users who have a purpose for work and study. I wonder if Lenovo’s hot new product, Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16ABR8, will be able to inherit Lenovo’s cost-effective product title.

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8
Product information and appearance

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8
processor: AMD Ryzen 5 (Zen3) 7530U (2.0GHz) Octa Core
graphic: Radeon Graphics™
Memory: 16GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM
storage device: 512GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe 4.0×4 NVMe
network: 802.11ax 2×2 Wi-Fi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1
display: 16″ 2.5K (2560*1600) IPS 350nits, 100% sRGB
port: 2x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen2, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1, Audio jack, microSD reader, HDMI 1.4b, 1x USB 3.2 Gen1
speaker : Stereo speakers 2W x2, Dolby audio support
mike: Dual microphones with noise canceling
battery: 75.4Wh
size and weight: Approx. 356 x 251 x 16.9mm / Approx. 1.89kg
price: 830,000 won (lowest price on the Internet as of the date the article was written)

▲ Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16ABR8
▲ Cloud gray color, 16-inch wide laptop
▲ The port on the left is PD 3.0 type C x2, HDMI 1.4b, audio jack
▲ The right side has a microSD card reader and two USB 3.2 ports.
▲ The touchpad is placed on the left to increase work efficiency.
▲ Measured weight is about 1.78kg
▲ Supports LED backlight on the keyboard

The Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8 has a 16-inch screen and a perfect key layout. The color adopted gray with less likes and dislikes, and it showed a neat appearance by minimizing engraving and intaglio.

It weighed 1.78 kg. It’s hard to fit into a lightweight laptop axis, but there’s a reason for that. The frame of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16ABR8 is made of aluminum, so it has durability and solidity rather than light weight. Thanks to its sturdy exterior, I think it was able to pass the military grade (MIL-STD 810H) test in harsh environments.

The charging terminal is possible through a USB-C 3.2 port. It is attractive in that it has two USB-C ports that support PD charging and DP 1.4, and high-speed charging and data transmission are all possible with one port.

Unlike typical laptops, the touchpad location of the Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8 is biased to the left. When used by a right-handed reporter, the space on the right side was generous, so there was less strain on the wrist to use the touchpad. The only unfortunate thing is that the finish quality of the touchpad is a little low, so when you press it, you can feel a similar phenomenon.

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8
How to use and play the game

▲ Lenovo 8th generation IdeaPad Slim 5 is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 7000 series processor and Radeon graphics.
▲ This model is equipped with a Ryzen 5 7530U processor.
▲ Laptop specs confirmed with CPU-Z program
▲ Online games with relatively low specifications run without problems.
▲ League of Legends is also pleasant.
▲ I also enjoyed the FPS game Valorant.

Lenovo 8th generation IdeaPad Slim 5 is equipped with AMD Ryzen 5 7000 series processor and Radeon graphics. The model used for this review is a Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16ABR8, featuring an AMD Ryzen™ 7530U series processor, AMD Radeon™ graphics, and 16GB DDR4 memory.

It is a specification for a pleasant work environment, and of course, I was able to run light games. Games with relatively low specifications, such as online RPG Maple Story, MOBA League of Legends, and FPS Valorant, were able to run without difficulty even at QHD or higher resolution settings (2.5K).

▲ Up to 2.5K (2,560*1,600) resolution can be set

▲ The high-resolution screen provides a clear picture.




▲ The IPS panel is applied, so there is less distortion even when viewing the display from any position

▲ sRGB 100% color gamut expresses vivid colors

Lenovo Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8
overall rating


We looked at the Ideapad Slim 5 16ABR8, a new laptop from Lenovo, known as a synonym for cost performance. If you want to start with cost-effectiveness, it will be a little difficult to fit into the previous cost-effectiveness line that is out of stock.

In terms of performance, it showed more than expected than expected. Since I was born for office work, I was worried about frame drops or heat while running a few games with light requirements, but there were almost none. It was a moment when the rapid development of built-in graphics stood out. I wonder if I could have been greedy and played a slightly heavier game.

In particular, it gave strength to the display. With a resolution of 2,560*1,600, the eyes are satisfied. Also, while most laptops have a 16:9 aspect ratio, this product adopts a 16:10 aspect ratio. If you open a document or Internet page with a long vertical ratio, you can see more information at a glance. I don’t use scrolling often, so I don’t really need a mouse, and I don’t have to use the touchpad as much.

Beyond office use, it is a laptop equipped with some basic skills for work. You can enjoy games with low specifications easily. It will be a suitable product for users who are new to laptops or users who are looking for a cost-effective laptop with reasonable price and compliant performance.

The article is in Korean

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