This small tower has a modern look with a relatively simple design. It is available in unique colors like Mineral Gray and Raven Black, with “Moss Green” elements. The types of users the Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5i is beneficial for are creative professionals who need to create original and unique content. The ISV validation means that users can use all of their favorite software programs and applications efficiently.
Since some configurations are under $1,000, this can be considered a budget workstation. It offers a straightforward installation process, and everything is up and running in no time. The embedded NVIDIA GeForce graphics make it easy to run intense applications and connect the tower to a 4K monitor. Intel WiFi 5 technology provides fast and stable downloading, uploading, and streaming. Additionally, there is Bluetooth 5.0.
Also, with 10th Generation Intel Core i5 or i7 processors, the Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5i helps optimize workflow and productivity. You can push the performance behind any project to the top, thanks to 8-cores and 16 threads. With Turbo Boost, the i7 processor can get up to 4.80-GHz. You can add an M.2 Optane module for increasing the speed even more with some models – this upgrade doesn’t even cost very much.
Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5i Memory and Storage
You can configure the Creator with anywhere from 8GB – 32GB of memory (DDR4 2933-Mhz). There is always room for upgrades or expansions. This PC is a fairly scalable machine, even though it’s compact compared to most office towers. Speaking of its size, the 5i has a starting weight of 12.8-lbs (5.8-kg). The dimensions are 11.5-in x 14.37-in x 5.71-in (W x D x H).
There is also room for a dual storage drive, with 1TB HDD 7200-RPM + 256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD. This memory is more than enough to store tons of large files, big data, projects, and so forth. Some models may also come with a DVD drive.
As mentioned above, NVIDIA GeForce dedicated graphics add even more power: GTX 1660 (Super 6GB) and RTX 2060 (6GB) are both options. Either of these should deliver above-average graphics performance for just about any creative project. The operating system with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5i is Windows 10 Home or Pro.
There are several USB ports and slots on the front (2 x USB 3.2 Generation 1, USB-C, optional 3-in-1 card reader, and headphone/microphone combo), as well as on the rear side (audio jack, RJ45, 4 x USB 2.0, HDMI 1.4, and VGA).
A few other features/components with the Lenovo IdeaCentre Creator 5i include a 380W power supply, USB Mouse & Keyboard, Lenovo Vantage preloaded software, and 3 X DisplayPort vary depending on GPU selection.