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IdeaPad 5 Pro (16”) Laptop - Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB ram, GTX 1650, 2560 x 1600 IPS, 120Hz - $1205

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[Lenovo Canada] [Boxing Day] IdeaPad 5 Pro (16”) Laptop - Ryzen 7 5800H, 16GB ram, GTX 1650, 2560 x 1600 IPS, 120Hz - $1205

IdeaPad 5 Pro AMD (16") - Storm Grey
Part Number: 82L500D5US
Web Price: $1,544.99
After Instant Savings: $1,309.99
After eCoupon:
$1,205.19
Savings: $339.80
Use eCoupon:
IDEAPADEXTRA5
Ships FREE Next Business Day

Processor
AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800H Processor (3.20 GHz, up to 4.40 GHz Max Boost, 8 Cores, 16 Threads, 16 MB Cache)

Operating System
Windows 11 Home 64

Display Type
16.0" WQXGA (2560 x 1600) IPS, anti-glare, 350 nits, 120Hz, 100% sRGB

Memory
16 GB DDR4 3200MHz (Soldered)

Hard Drive
1 TB PCIe SSD

Warranty
1 Year Depot or Carry-in

Graphics
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 4GB

Camera
IR & 720p HD

Keyboard
Backlit - US English

Wireless
802.11AC (2 x 2) & Bluetooth® 5.1

If you are eligible for ID.ME you can stack another ~8% off or ask a Lenovo sales rep for additional discounts (YMMV) which brings it down to ~$1108. Rakuten is 7% today but might be higher on Boxing Day.
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Jun 20, 2012
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SCARBOROUGH
Is it a good price? How does this compare with thinkbook 16 gen2?
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Jan 15, 2020
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1200$ to get a 1650 is correct for normal usage, like a family laptop. But if you're looking for a gaming laptop, skip this
fresh dog for fresh deals
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Oct 3, 2006
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Wifi is AC 2x2 instead of AX which is kind of a bummer.
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Jul 8, 2019
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How's the build quality of ideapad compared to think book?
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Sep 15, 2011
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I think you can do better than this, I got a Thinkbook spec'd very similarly except it has an RTX 3060 and one bank of ram that's not soldered for $1445, and that deals been off an on for a while. Appreciate the post never the less.
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hoody123 wrote: I think you can do better than this, I got a Thinkbook spec'd very similarly except it has an RTX 3060 and one bank of ram that's not soldered for $1445, and that deals been off an on for a while. Appreciate the post never the less.
Can you share the link of this model?
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darkhorz1 wrote: Can you share the link of this model?
I believe it's a Thinkbook 16P. That's a VERY nice machine! If one can get that for $1445, jump on it. It's the little brother of the Legion Slim 7...
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... XTBXPEA600

**EDIT**
Perkopolis has a pretty good deal on it for $1570. Jump on it if you're interested! (code: [email protected] if required)
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... XTBXPEA600

*EDIT2*
One bugger is the panel is not high refresh rate like the Ideapad (120hz). Lenovo makes no sense here in putting a 3060 with a 60hz panel of that caliber.

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darkhorz1 wrote:
Can you share the link of this model?
nambit wrote: I believe it's a Thinkbook 16P. That's a VERY nice machine! If one can get that for $1445, jump on it. It's the little brother of the Legion Slim 7...
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/laptops/th ... XTBXPEA600

**EDIT**
Perkopolis has a pretty good deal on it for $1570. Jump on it if you're interested! (code: [email protected] if required)
https://www.lenovo.com/ca/en/perkopolis ... XTBXPEA600

*EDIT2*
One bugger is the panel is not high refresh rate like the Ideapad (120hz). Lenovo makes no sense here in putting a 3060 with a 60hz panel of that caliber.

Here's the thread I started about it. It's a fantastic machine (what I'm on as we speak)

lenovo-canada-thinkbook-16p-gen-2-amd-5 ... #p35007846

You're right that the 120hz panel would have been nice, but the panel it does come with is marginally brighter (400Nits)
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Aug 31, 2005
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Would this be better for someone who wants to do/use photoshop? I puchased the 14"thinkpad deal a few days ago
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Apr 22, 2021
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Thanks for sharing ! How's the battery life and portability of this laptop ? I heard its battery life is a bit worse than this IdeaPad 5, and its charger is much more heavy too. Also is the wifi working well ?
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Jan 13, 2013
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Thanks OP! After doing a lot of research for the best laptop for my use case, I pulled the trigger on this one.

It was the best deal for light gaming, portability and office use.
Pros:
- Good CPU + memory + drive
- Good screen
- Good build quality
- Lightweight for a laptop with a dGPU

Possible choices were:

Code: Select all

HP Pavilion 15-ec2008ca @ $674
5600H / 8GB / 512GB / GTX 1650 4 GB / 15.6" FHD 60Hz 62% sRGB / 2kg. PFP: 445

IdeaPad 5 Pro @ $1,018
5800H / 16GB / 1TB / GTX 1650 4 GB / 16" QHD 120Hz 100% sRGB / 2kg. PFP: 585

G15 Ryzen Edition @ $1,188
5800H / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 3060 6 GB 130W / 15.6" FHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.5kg. PFP: 690

Legion 5 @ $1,479
5800H / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 3060 6 GB 125W / 15.6" FHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.4kg. PFP: 756

Alienware M15 Ryzen @ $1,800
5800H / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 3070 8GB / 15.6" FHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.42kg. PFP: 897

HP Omen 16 @ $2,070
i7-11800H / 32GB / 1TB / RTX 3070 / 16" QHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.3kg. PFP: 957

Legion 7 @ $2,040
5800H / 16GB / 1TB / RTX 3070 8GB / 16" QHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.5kg. PFP: 1,017

Zephyrus G14 @ $2,000
5900HS / 16GB / 1TB / RTX 3060 6 GB 60W / 14" FHD 144Hz 100% sRGB / 1.68kg. PFP: 1,034


PFP = $ per GB RAM + $ per 1000 Single Core Performance + $ per 1000 Multi Core Performance + $ per 1000 GPU Score. The lower the better if you can live with the compromise of the lower score.
See following Spreadsheet for more comparison:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

The HP Pavilion was a good deal for performance (very good PFP) but terrible screen, terrible build quality and it's HP.

The Dell G15 looks like a solid option but for me the portability was a huge decisional factor, so 500 grams difference was a deal breaker. Plus the plastic cheap build of the G15 really turned me off. Like, a lot. It's so ugly.

Then going up, prices just increase too quickly for the performance IMO. Again, that's for my use case, which is light gaming. I already have a gaming computer (3060 12gb ram) and a work computer (M1 Pro), and will be getting the Steam Deck in Q1 2022. I also have a S7+. So really I was looking for something to carry with me around the house & to the secondary home.
Last edited by orditeck on Dec 28th, 2021 3:53 pm, edited 4 times in total.
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How did you get the Ideapad for 1018? Would be lava hot at that price, especially with 10% rakuten today.
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orditeck wrote: Thanks OP! After doing a lot of research for the best laptop for my use case, I pulled the trigger on this one.

It was the best deal for light gaming, portability and office use.
Pros:
- Good CPU + memory + drive
- Good screen
- Pretty lightweight

Possible choices were:

Code: Select all

HP Pavilion 15-ec2008ca @ $674
5600H / 8GB / 512GB / GTX 1650 4 GB / 15.6" FHD 60Hz 62% sRGB / 2kg. PFP: 445

IdeaPad 5 Pro @ $1,018
5800H / 16GB / 1TB / GTX 1650 4 GB / 16" QHD 120Hz 100% sRGB / 2kg. PFP: 585

G15 Ryzen Edition @ $1,188
5800H / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 3060 6 GB 130W / 15.6" FHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.5kg. PFP: 690

Legion 5 @ $1,479
5800H / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 3060 6 GB 125W / 15.6" FHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.4kg. PFP: 756

Alienware M15 Ryzen @ $1,800
5800H / 16GB / 512GB / RTX 3070 8GB / 15.6" FHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.42kg. PFP: 897

HP Omen 16 @ $2,070
i7-11800H / 32GB / 1TB / RTX 3070 / 16" QHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.3kg. PFP: 957

Legion 7 @ $2,040
5800H / 16GB / 1TB / RTX 3070 8GB / 16" QHD 165Hz 100% sRGB / 2.5kg. PFP: 1,017

Zephyrus G14 @ $2,000
5900HS / 16GB / 1TB / RTX 3060 6 GB 60W / 14" FHD 144Hz 100% sRGB / 1.68kg. PFP: 1,034


PFP = $ per GB RAM + $ per 1000 Single Core Performance + $ per 1000 Multi Core Performance + $ per 1000 GPU Score. The lower the better if you can live with the compromise of the lower score.
The HP Pavilion was a good deal for performance (very good PFP) but terrible screen, terrible build quality and it's HP.

The Dell G15 looks like a solid option but for me the portability was a huge decisional factor, so 500 grams difference was a deal breaker. Plus the plastic cheap build of the G15 really turned me off. Like, a lot. It's so ugly.

Then going up, prices just increase too quickly for the performance IMO. Again, that's for my use case, which is light gaming. I already have a gaming computer (3060 12gb ram) and a work computer (M1 Pro), and will be getting the Steam Deck in Q1 2022. I also have a S7+. So really I was looking for something to carry with me around the house & to the secondary home.
darn you are so rich you have multiple pcs and second home..
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hoody123 wrote: Here's the thread I started about it. It's a fantastic machine (what I'm on as we speak)

lenovo-canada-thinkbook-16p-gen-2-amd-5 ... #p35007846

You're right that the 120hz panel would have been nice, but the panel it does come with is marginally brighter (400Nits)
350 vs 400 nits is not marginally brighter

this laptop is better overall with 120 hz screen
this laptop will feel smoother than 3060 with 60hz display day to day operation
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Jan 13, 2013
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Saguenay, QC
chenmicow wrote: How did you get the Ideapad for 1018? Would be lava hot at that price, especially with 10% rakuten today.
Through perkopolis (subtotal = $1,132.88) minus 10% Rakuten ($113).

You have to be careful with Rakuten + perkopolis as it can be a hit or miss but I did it in the past and I'm confident it'll work again. But even without it I'm 100% happy with the deal.

Perkopolis password: [email protected]

See how-get-rakuten-stack-lenovos-perkopoli ... #p33820993 for how to do it.
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Jul 8, 2019
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orditeck wrote: Thanks OP! After doing a lot of research for the best laptop for my use case, I pulled the trigger on this one.

It was the best deal for light gaming, portability and office use.
Pros:
- Good CPU + memory + drive
- Good screen
- Good build quality
- Lightweight for a laptop with a dGPU

The HP Pavilion was a good deal for performance (very good PFP) but terrible screen, terrible build quality and it's HP.

The Dell G15 looks like a solid option but for me the portability was a huge decisional factor, so 500 grams difference was a deal breaker. Plus the plastic cheap build of the G15 really turned me off. Like, a lot. It's so ugly.

Then going up, prices just increase too quickly for the performance IMO. Again, that's for my use case, which is light gaming. I already have a gaming computer (3060 12gb ram) and a work computer (M1 Pro), and will be getting the Steam Deck in Q1 2022. I also have a S7+. So really I was looking for something to carry with me around the house & to the secondary home.
Excellent analysis. Can you also plug in value for the below deals, or share the excel file and I can do it.

lenovo-canada-lenovo-thinkpad-e14-gen3- ... b-2512863/

lenovo-canada-lenovo-thinkbook-13s-i5-1 ... 5-2512828/

lenovo-canada-thinkpad-t14-gen-2-amd-58 ... 2-2513369/

lenovo-canada-thinkpad-t14-gen-2-amd-ry ... x-2507929/
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Will do (or share the Sheet) when I get home later today!
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Please do share if you end up doing this hahahah
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There you go: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... sp=sharing

Ask for edit access I'll give it to ya. Anyone who want to contribute just ask for edit with your username on RFD as the reason for asking for edit access and it'll be my pleasure to add you as well

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