Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 / 5i 16IRL8 Intel (2023) 16″ Laptop

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Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 / 5i 16IRL8

Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 / 5i 16IRL8 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.

Brand Lenovo
Laptop Type Standard non-convertible laptop

This laptop features a clamshell-only design, without ability to convert itself into a tablet.
Performance High performance

The laptop offers high performance needed for heavier tasks like multimedia creation or design. On the negative side, high-performance laptops tend to consume more battery power than the standard ones. Read more about performance of this notebook in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
Screen Size 16-inch

The 16" screen diagonal is slightly longer than the most popular 15.6". It provides a lot of screen real estate, while avoiding bulkiness of the 17.3" laptops.
Screen Resolution 1920x1200 pixels Full HD+

This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD 1920x1080. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.

2560×1600 pixels

This screen resolution provides decent picture sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and apps. It’s somewhat better than the popular Full HD. However, these resolutions aren’t as good as the premium-class 4K and similar.
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.

Anti-glare coating

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 laptop configuration what screen resolution among the mentioned above is included.

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Processor (CPU) Intel Core i5-1340P 13th Gen

The Core i5-1340P is an upper-mid-range processor for laptops. The CPU is more than capable of smooth everyday home and office computing, with extra performance for heavier duties like media creation. However, it isn’t as good as the Core i7 P-series and Core i5 H-series for the heavier tasks.

Intel Core i7-1360P 13th Gen

The Core i7-1360P is a higher-end processor for laptops. It provides excellent performance for heavier duties like video editing, besides effortless day-to-day computing. The i7-1360P more powerful than the more common Core i7 U series counterparts, but also weaker than the i7 H series.

Intel Core i5-13420H 13th Gen

The Core i5-13420H is a powerful processor, typically used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. On the other hand, i5-13420H as a stripped down version of the i5-13500H is slower than it. They are both slower than their Core i7 H-series counterparts. Also, the Core H series processors consume more power than the standard Core U series CPUs.

Intel Core i5-13500H 13th Gen

The Core i5-13500H is a higher-end laptop processor. It lacks the power of the Core i7 H series but it's nevertheless a fast CPU commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. On the negative side, the Core H series CPUs consume more power and run hotter than the typical mainstream Core U chips.

Intel Core i7-13620H 13th Gen

The i7-13620H is among the fastest processors for laptop PCs. It is a powerful CPU that delivers great performance for heavier duties like video and photo editing, despite being a stripped down version of the i7-13700H. The i7-13620H and similar high-performance processors aren't as power efficient as the common mid-range laptop CPUs.

Intel Core i7-13700H 13th Gen

The Intel Core i7-13700H is among the fastest laptop processors. It’s commonly used in gaming and other high-performance laptops. Computing speed is the top priority of the i7-12700H, as opposed to power efficiency and affordable pricing.
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 13th Gen Core i3 processors

The 13th Gen Core i3 processors come with built-in Intel UHD graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. The Intel UHD GPU is weaker than the popular Iris Xe, found in the 13 Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.

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.
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.

It depends on the selected main processor what integrated graphics processor you get.
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.

16GB RAM

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.

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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 SSD

512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.

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.
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.

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.

Face-recognition camera (optional)

The dedicated infra-red face recognition cameras in laptops are used for Windows Hello log-ins, without password typing. The feature is optional on this laptop.
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.

Bluetooth

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 MicroSD card reader

The laptop has a slot for MicroSD memory cards. These are small SD cards commonly used in smartphones.
Other Features Ruggedized chassis

The chassis of the laptop has an improved build to better withstand physical shocks.

Fingerprint reader (optional)

This laptop optionally comes with a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins.
Battery 57 WHr capacity

75 WHr capacity
About Battery The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.

The laptop comes with one of the two battery capacity options.

The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Weight 4.2 pounds
Height 0.7"
Width 14"
Depth 9.9"
Casing Material Aluminum base (optional)

Plastic base

Aluminum lid
Casing Color Violet

Gray

Blue
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.
Warranty 1-year

A typical laptop warranty.

2-year

The 2-year warranty period is an extended one in comparison to the typical 1 year. Some laptops come with an even longer 3-year warranty.

3-year

This is an extended warranty period, as opposed to the typical 1 year.
Year of Release 2023
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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