Lenovo IdeaPad 5i 15 (Intel Core 12 Gen) 15IAL7 Laptop
Specifications of the IdeaPad 5i 15 15IAL7
Here are the specs of the IdeaPad 5i 15 15IAL7 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Standard non-convertible laptop
This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
This is by far the most popular laptop screen size. It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1080 pixels Full HD
Full HD is the most common laptop screen resolution today. It provides a good image sharpness and a decent amount of space on the display for the user interface and programs. However, it isn't as good as the top-tier 4K Ultra HD.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input (optional)
The device optionally comes with touchscreen capability.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
Displays based on the old TN technology lack wide viewing angles you can find on IPS screens. The colors may look washed out or inverted at certain viewing angles.
Anti-glare coating reduces ambient light reflections, as opposed to the glare-type displays with more vivid colors.
|About Laptop Display||It depends on the configuration whether the display is IPS or TN.
Learn about laptop PC displays here.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i7-1255U 12th Gen
The Core i7-1255U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. But, it isn't as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1255U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them.
Intel Core i5-1235U 12th Gen
The Core i5-1235U is a mid-range processor. It's excellent for usual day-to-day computing. It also delivers a decent speed for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.
Intel Core i3-1215U 12th Gen
The Core i3-1215U is a lower-mid-range laptop CPU. It is good for the everyday home and office computing tasks. If you plan to do heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are more robust processors like the Core i5 and i7 series chips, preferably from the high-performance H or P series.
Intel Core i5-1240P 12th Gen
The i5-1240P is an upper-mid-range processor for laptops. It is more than capable of smooth everyday home and office computing. It provides extra performance for heavier duties like video editing, but it isn't as good as the Core i7 P-series and Core i5 H-series for these duties. On the other side, the i5-1240P is faster than its Core i3 P-series and i5 U-series counterparts.
Intel Core i7-1260P 12th Gen
The i7-1260P is a higher-end processor for laptops. It provides excellent performance for heavier duties like video editing, besides effortless day-to-day computing. It isn't as fast as the Core i7 H-series counterparts, but on the other hand, it is faster than the its Core i7 U-series and Core i5 P-series.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD graphics of 12th Gen Intel Core U series CPUs
This is an entry-level graphics processor. It’s capable of running light games and select heavier titles on the lowest quality settings. Depending on the main processor model, the built-in Intel UHD graphics may deliver slightly different performance.
Intel Iris Xe graphics
The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th, 12th and 13th Gen Intel Core processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.
Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB video card
The Nvidia GeForce MX550 2GB is an entry-level dedicated video card. It's good for light-to-medium graphics intensive gaming. The MX550 can't provide graphics and gaming performance of the video cards like the GeForce RTX or GTX series you can find in gaming-class laptops. But, it's certainly better than the common Intel and AMD non-dedicated graphics processors built into the main processors.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
The list above with multiple GPUs means you have multiple GPU choices at the time of the purchase.
Integrated graphics built into the main CPU is present on all laptops, including those with optional dedicated video cards.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||8GB RAM
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
12GB is greater than the recommended minimum of 8GB and enables very comfortable multitasking during everyday tasks. However, many games and professional software may require 16GB or more.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||256GB SSD
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
1000GB (1TB) HDD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity, but HDD is a slow type of storage.
1000GB (1TB) SSD
1TB is an excellent storage capacity. The sizes above 512GB, including 1TB, are recommended for those who store a lot of large files.
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 256GB SSD
This is an excellent capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
1000GB (1TB) HDD + 512GB SSD
This is a huge capacity, but the HDD portion is a slow type of storage.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard with dedicated number pad
There's a separate numeric pad located on the right side of the keyboard.
Keyboard backlight (optional)
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier. On this laptop model, keyboard backlight is an optional feature.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Full HD 1080p resolution
This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||2 x USB Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
2 x USB-C
A pair of compact Type-C USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Battery||45 Whr capacity
57 WHr capacity
76 WHr capacity
|About Battery||The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.|
|Casing Material||Plastic base
Aluminum alloy base
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home in S mode
Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.
Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
A typical laptop warranty.
|Year of Release||2022|
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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