Elegant with its slim, lightweight silver aluminum design, the Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) is a high-performance multi-purpose notebook on the move, thanks to its 16 GB of RAM and Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5 hybrid processor that accelerate multimedia processing. This is also the case for the fast 512 GB SSD storage that boosts the responsiveness of this Windows 11 Ultrabook equipped with a 16-inch IPS Full HD 16/10 anti-glare display, an Infrared webcam for facial recognition, a backlit keyboard and connectivity with USB-C and Wi-Fi 6E.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) performance, battery life
The Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 15IAH7 (82S900PMFR) is a versatile 15″ mobile notebook with high processor performance.
It’s built around a hybrid Intel Alder Lake-H Core i5-12450H processor housing the Iris Xe. This Core i5 delivers solid overall performance that will satisfy many users, all the more so as it is combined with a generous 16 GB of RAM.
In particular, this core guarantees faster processing than a conventional Quad Core and 8GB DDR4. The difference is particularly noticeable with CPU- and RAM-intensive jobs that use multi-core processing – and thus the Alder Lake-H’s 10 hybrid cores – such as photo editing or video editing.
What’s more, thanks to the Iris Xe graphics solution, you can not only watch photos and videos, but also play modest games. Even though no dedicated graphics card is on board.
This elegant aluminum Ultrabook’s responsiveness and fluidity are clearly enhanced by its SSD storage compared to a hard disk.
Because an SSD is much faster. It also offers other advantages, such as lower power consumption, quieter operation and greater robustness.
In concrete terms, thanks to SSDs, start-ups and shutdowns are quicker, as are software processing and launching, and online game maps are reached more quickly.
In terms of capacity, the SSD offers 512 GB for installation and file storage, equivalent to what hard disks offer as standard.
However, if you need more space, you can always use an external storage unit. A USB 3.0/USB-C device is an interesting option for fast data transfer.
As for autonomy, expect around 7 hours of battery operation in light use for this versatile Ultrabook, which is easy to carry thanks to its thinness and lightness, although it is to be expected to heat up a little and make itself heard under heavy use (e.g. treatments).
Here’s a model that may well appeal to those looking for a high-performance, processor-intensive student laptop that delivers the kind of performance often reserved for (much) more expensive models.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) specifications
|Screen(s)||16” Full HD LED IPS 16/10th 45% NTSC 300cd/m² (1920×1200, anti-reflective/matte)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-12450H Alder Lake-H (8 cores: 4P 2.0 GHz / 4E 1.5 GHz, 45W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB LPDDR5 4800 MHz (soldered)|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2242)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.2 (Gen1, 1 Always On) + 2 USB 3.2 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.1|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via Infrared webcam|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W) Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / Battery||7 hours / 56.6Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.89 Kg / 356 x 251 x 16.9|
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) versus the competition
The Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) is currently on special offer at E.Leclerc, and offers an attractive configuration/price ratio for its category, being one of the cheapest to offer such a high-performance processor with such a large amount of RAM, as well as an Infrared webcam in such a light (and aluminum) case.
If this Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) doesn’t meet all your criteria, you’ll find other gaming laptop configurations on a similar budget in our Gamer Laptop Guide. For the same budget, choose the model with the most powerful graphics card, as this will have the greatest impact on performance.
Lenovo IdeaPad Slim 5 16IAH8 (83BG000TFR) chassis, connectors, display
Robust thanks to its compliance with the U.S. MIL-STD-810H military resistance standard, this versatile laptop boasts a sober, elegant appearance with its slim, lightweight aluminum Cloud Grey light silver design.
This notebook is equipped with 2 USB-C, Bluetooth 5.1 and Wi-Fi 6E ax wireless modules for communication and remote connection, a practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor, for example, an audio port and 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) for transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when USB 3.0 peripherals are connected.
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A built-in infrared webcam enables biometric authentication via facial recognition using Windows Hello technology.
Privacy Shutter technology is present, however, to deactivate the webcam when not in use in order to preserve privacy.
The chiclet keyboard can be backlit, of course, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys in the dark.
The screen lends itself well to the display of videos and, more broadly, High Definition content, as it boasts a 16:9 format combined with Full HD definition. What’s more, thanks to its IPS technology, it offers wide viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. Although not high-end, colorimetry here is classic. But we can’t fault this model for its positioning and overall performance. In any case, with its anti-reflective coating, the screen is more legible than a glossy slab in bright environments (e.g. outdoors).