Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 is a 2-in-1 Notebook, elegant design, compact, and touch screen 14″. With the power of the Intel Core i5-1035G1 or Core i7-1065G7 processor chip, which is the Core i Gen 10, the latest Ice Lake architecture with 10 nm and also with built-in AI supplement more efficiency in processing.
Along with a discrete graphics card, NVIDIA GeForce MX330 included. Thye comes with 8GB of RAM and 512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD storage with Windows 10 and a 1-year warranty based on Lenovo standards.
The body is very thin, just 17.9mm, and lightweight. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is 1.5 kg and comes with a premium elegant design. It is one of the thinnest laptops from Lenovo, 360-degree hinge, IPS Full HD touch screen wight 1920 x 1080 pixels.
It also supports multi-mode easily. There are also accessories like the Lenovo Active Pen (Palm-Rejection technology) that give a smooth feeling like writing a pen on paper. But no, you write on the screen, not paper. The great quality speaker delivers soft sound. With the Dolby Audio tech, so it produces a great sound.
Highlights Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14″
- Beautiful and unique design as Lenovo IdeaPad Flex style.
- Good material with good quality aluminum and plastic throughout the body is sturdy and strong and tight assembly work.
- Lightweight, the slim bezel of 4-side, great and easy for portable, perfect for people who work with a laptop at any place.
- Enough for 3D games or video editing, and very great for general use.
- 1-USB 3.1 slots, compatible with new devices and USB PD charging.
- TrueBlock Privacy Shutter feature.
- Quick charge.
- Long battery life 8 – 10 hours.
- Auto start when open the laptops’ lid.
- Speakers and Dolby Audio technology offer impressive sound.
- Windows 10.
Some Notices of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14″
- RAM is on-board and can’t be upgraded.
- The thick body and heavier than other 14″ laptops, the specifications are similar.
- The glass screen makes outdoor use experience reflected light.
- It’s a mid-level panel screen because the sRGB value is not high 90%
Lenovo Flex 5 14 Review – Hardware & Design
The overall design is developed from the previous model, thinner, less weight. The assembling is very well, the internal material is soft touch and premium. The back lid is a smooth metal that looks neat, elegant, and beautiful, and also durability.
Look modern and simple, the Lenovo logo is only 2, the corner on the back left cover and the corner under the screen of the left. Four corners are rounded in shape but not too much. Exquisite assembly work and feel robust when in your hands. The out-surface is quite difficult to scratch with fingerprints.
Another good point, this 2-in-1 laptop is efficient in general work and great for portable, due to it is very lightweight and slim (17.9mm). You can carry comfortably with one hand, 1.5 kg.
This is a convertible laptop, which means you can convert this 2-in-1 laptop from a notebook to a tablet easily, support by a 360⁰ hinge. In addition, the Lenovo Flex 5 14″ also provides a pen holder that looks stylish.
Another good point, this 2-in-1 laptop is efficient in general work and great for portable, due to it is very lightweight and slim (17.9mm). You can carry comfortably with one hand, 1.5 kg. It’s ideal for taking out to work outside or use in tablet mode for presentation is very well done. But if you hold it for a long time may be a little fatigued because it’s quite heavy than a normal tablet.
The interior design with using a single cooling fan to expel heat away from the laptop at the back of the keyboard. This allows for full efficiency and heat transfer quickly and impressively. In use, the heat is hardly felt inside. The below of the machine also comes complete with assembly work as Lenovo standards.
Lenovo Flex 5 14 Review – Keyboard & Touchpad
The keyboard is a darker black than the body and a translucent character. The design with a curve button that fits comfortably in fingers. The Lenovo style makes typing easier with the standard 4-row keyboard, full-size.
The bounce is very responsive with both the size of the keyboard and the gap between the keys that make it accurate to press. While the Backlit is working quite well. The power button is located in the upper right corner with a light indicator.
The touchpad is quite large once compared to the size of the laptop and without a button on the touchpad. That’s like many current notebook models. Touching of the touchpad is smooth and satisfying. Especially, you can access Windows Hello of Windows 10 with a fingerprint scanning system, which installed in the lower-left corner of the keyboard. You no longer have to key any password and also safe and fast too. From my experience, this is doing well and very quickly like currently smartphone in the market.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14″ Review – Screen & Speaker
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14’s screen is a 14″ glass IPS panel that offers a wide 178-degree viewing angle. Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) that provides a clear image and beautiful. Plus with a slim bezel on 3 sides, it is compact. However, outdoor use may have some problems with the mirror screen. But we can still modify the angle.
Advanced realistic technology with the perfect details, so working on web pages, watching movies or series, and playing games make feeling more fun.
The top edge of the monitor is the location of the camera and 2 microphones are neatly hidden.
The edge of the screen padding with rubber along all three sides. It is different from other laptops which are often installed at a point only in certain positions. The rubber is used for absorbing the shocks while the screen is folded. Even though the screen edge is very thin, the webcam can still be installed on the top-middle of the screen edge.
More importantly, it also comes with the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter feature. The shutter curtain covers the camera lens that makes sure the camera can only online when we need it. If you want it on or off just swipe the shutter curtain with your finger.
In term of color, the Lenovo Flex 5 14 give a result equivalent to the sRGB standard at 60% and AdobeRGB at 45%. The out of color performance is impressive. Its maximum brightness is almost 250 cd/m2 which is better than the standard of other normal laptops. That’s mean it can withstand the sunlight at a medium level. AS well as can work professional graphic or image editing job very well.
The Dolby Audio speaker, a quality brand and delivers good sound quality. It is installed on the left and right of the keyboard. When it comes to the loudness of the sound, quite impressive and feels better than general notebooks. You can enjoy movies or listen to music as well.
Lenovo Convertible 2-in 1 Laptop – Review of Using Experience
As I mentioned earlier, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a well-design 2-in-1 laptop. It’s a versatile laptop that can use in four styles, whether Notebook, Stand, Tent, Tablet.
However, I quite confident in terms of the durability of the hinge and you can trust it too. The hinge is well-design and tough, it can be open or close or adjust smoothly every time. It strong and can fold and unfold the lid of a laptop ten thousand times with no damage. Which is the development from the YOGA series.
The stylus pen is supported pressure up to the level of 4096. You can write anything you want on the screen with a pen. There is a pen clip on the side of the laptop that allows you to attach a stylus to the laptop.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is an affordable laptop with fully capable in terms of general work or a tablet. With the Windows 10 OS and very good specs, it can support document work, surf the internet, watch movies, listen to music, or play 3D games. This is a premium 2-in-1 laptop with a slim and lightweight and a great choice if you are looking for a 2-in-1 laptop.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Review – Pros & Cons
- Webcam privacy shutter
- Screen support touch input
- Robust and great performance for general job
- Stylus pen work well
- Maybe a problem about reflection when using in the outdoor with sunlight
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Review – Final Guide
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 touch screen 14″ is a 2-in-1 laptop that comes with a touch screen and pen. They are not a thinnest in 14″ screen size, IdeaPad Flex 5 offers many things that are very good and quite perfect. The compactness and beautiful and plain design also still remains the uniqueness of Lenovo.
I believe that Lenovo’s fan club will definitely love the IdeaPad Flex 5. With the battery, you can work with the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 for around 8 hours continuously. But not always, depending on how many applications you running. The starting price of 600$ – 700$, it is worth and not too expensive with many great features.
With the Intel Core i Gen 10 like Core i5-1035G1 working with a new model discrete graphics card, intel UDH Graphics addition with 8 GB DDR4 Bus 3200MHz. These are great specs that help the IdeaPad Flex 5 give a responsive performance in all applications.
The SSD M.2 NVMe PCle 128GB, offer a good user experience. Whether for movies, listening to music, surf the internet, or MS office the result is excellent without interruption. This great 2-in-1 laptop from Lenovo that ideal for students or workers who need a laptop, not over $700 and focus on basic tasks, and maybe play some games.