Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" (AMD) vs IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD)

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Evaluation of Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" (AMD) and IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD) important characteristics
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Key Differences

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Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 5 15" (AMD)
  • Thinner bezels and 2% higher screen-to-body ratio
  • Features a bigger (~18%) battery – 45 against 38 watt-hours
Advantages of the Lenovo IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD)
  • Display has support for touch input
  • User-upgradable RAM (up to 16GB)

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Tests and Specifications

Comparison table of test results and technical specs

Case

Weight 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs) 1.7 kg (3.75 lbs)
Dimensions 356.7 x 233.1 x 19.9 mm
14.04 x 9.18 x 0.78 inches
359.2 x 236.5 x 19.9 mm
14.14 x 9.31 x 0.78 inches
Area 831 cm2 (128.9 inches2) 850 cm2 (131.6 inches2)
Screen-to-body ratio ~80.7% ~79%
Side bezels 5.7 mm 6.9 mm
Colors Gray, Blue Gray, Blue, Yellow
Material Aluminum Plastic
Transformer No No
Opening angle 180° 175°
Size comparison
Cooling solution
Cooling system Active Active
Vapor chamber No No
Liquid metal No No
Number of fans 1 1
Noise level (max. load) 40.8 dB 44 dB

Display

Size 15.6 inches 15.6 inches
Type IPS LCD IPS LCD
Refresh rate 60 Hz 60 Hz
PPI 141 ppi 141 ppi
Aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels 1920 x 1080 pixels
HDR support No No
Sync technology No FreeSync
Touchscreen No Yes
Coating Matte Matte
Ambient light sensor No No
Display tests
Contrast 1200:1 1402:1
sRGB color space 56% 57.7%
Adobe RGB profile 38.7% 41.2%
DCI-P3 color gamut 37.4% 40%
Response time 34 ms 26 ms
Max. brightness

Battery

Capacity
Battery type Li-Po Li-Po
Replaceable No No
Fast charging Yes Yes
USB Power Delivery Yes No
Charging port position Left Left
Charge power 65 / 95 W 65 W
Weight of AC adapter 364 grams 200 grams

CPU

CPU name
Base frequency 2.6 GHz 2.6 GHz
Turbo frequency 3.8 GHz 3.8 GHz
Cores 4 4
Threads 8 8
L3 Cache 4 MB 4 MB
Integrated GPU Radeon RX Vega 6 Radeon RX Vega 6
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm

Benchmarks

Geekbench 5 (Single-Core)
Geekbench 5 (Multi-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Single-Core)
Cinebench R23 (Multi-Core)

Graphics Card

GPU name
TGP 15 W 15 W
Type Integrated Integrated
Fabrication process 7 nm 7 nm
GPU base clock 0 MHz 0 MHz
GPU boost clock 1500 MHz 1500 MHz
Memory size System Shared System Shared
Memory type DDR4 DDR4
Memory speed 3.2 Gbps 3.2 Gbps
Shading units (cores) 384 384
Texture mapping units (TMUs) 24 24
Raster operations pipelines (ROPs) 8 8

RAM

RAM size
Channels 1x4 GB 1x4 GB
Clock 3200 MHz 3200 MHz
Type DDR4 DDR4
Upgradable No Yes
Total slots - 1
Max. ram size - 16 GB

Storage

Storage size
Bus PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x) PCI-E Gen 3.0 (4x)
Storage type SSD (M2) SSD (M2)
Channels 1x128 GB 1x128 GB
Upgradable Yes Yes
Total slots 2 1
NVMe Yes Yes

Sound

Audio chip Realtek ALC3287 Realtek ALC3287
Speakers 2.0 2.0
Power 2x2W 2x1.5W
Dolby Atmos Yes Yes
Loudness 71.8 dB 76.4 dB
Microphones 2 2

Connectivity

Wi-Fi standard v6 v6
Bluetooth v5.1 v5.2
Fingerprint Yes Optional
Infrared sensor No Optional
Optical drive No No
Webcam Above the display Above the display
Webcam resolution 1280 x 720 1280 x 720
Ports
USB-A 2x USB 3.2 2x USB 3.2
USB Type-C 1x USB 3.2 1x USB 3.2
Thunderbolt No No
HDMI 1x HDMI 1.4 1x HDMI 1.4
DisplayPort No No
VGA No No
Audio jack (3.5 mm) Yes Yes
Ethernet (RJ45) No No
SD card reader Yes Yes
Proprietary charging port Yes Yes

Input

Keyboard
Keyboard type Island Island
Numpad Yes Yes
Backlight Yes Yes
Key travel 1.5 mm 1.5 mm
Touchpad
Size 10.4 x 6.9 cm 10.4 x 6.9 cm
Surface Plastic Plastic
Windows Precision Yes Yes
Further details
Notes on IdeaPad 3 (15", AMD):
    - The config with 12GB of RAM is available in two options: 4GB soldered and 8GB SO-DIMM or a single DDR4-3200 memory module.
*Disclaimer! Ports, speakers, display, and other specifications can vary depending on the laptop's specific configuration or region.

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