Lenovo Flex 5 14

Lenovo Flex 5 14

Lenovo Flex 5 14

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.0/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.1/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.4/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.0/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.0/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.2/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.1/10
SIZE: 14"

The Lenovo Flex 5 14 is a 2-in-1 convertible with a lower midrange price, offering the versatility to be used as both a laptop and a tablet. It comes with moderate storage and substantial memory, sporting an efficient AMD processor with integrated graphics, which suits general usage well. Its 14-inch touchscreen display offers good color and clarity for everyday tasks. With sound battery life and very good portability due to its weight, it's suitable for on-the-go use. The build quality is sound, and features like a backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and USB-C charging add convenience, though it's less ideal for heavy gaming or engineering tasks. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.








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Pros
  • 2-in-1 convertible laptop and tablet
  • Touchscreen with good brightness
  • Runs Windows 11 Home
  • Solid general use performance
  • Lightweight and portable
Cons
  • Limited storage capacity
  • Modest color coverage for screen
  • Unsuitable for intensive 3D tasks
  • No available RAM upgrade slots

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
Portability:
4.5
PerfectRec’s portability rating takes into account the volume and thickness of the laptop as well as its weight.
Operating Noise:
4.2
PerfectRec’s Operating Noise Score is based on fan noise measurements. Laptops with a fanless design, such as Macbooks, receive the maximum score.
General Use:
4.0
The Lenovo Flex 5 14 is praised for its combination of solid CPU and ample RAM that handle everyday tasks with ease, and a good quality, portable design that includes a convertible 2-in-1 form factor for versatile use. With a decent battery life and an IPS screen that offers clear visuals, it balances performance, usability, and mobility for typical users.
Software Development:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Software Development Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for software development. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Content Creation:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Content Creation Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for photo editing, and video editing work. In addition to a strong emphasis on overall performance, this score also places very high importance on screen quality. Heat management, storage, keyboard and speaker quality are also incorporated, with fan noise rounding out this score.
Build Quality:
4.0
PerfectRec’s Build Quality Score incorporates case materials, display and keyboard flex, hinge quality, chassis rigidity, and overall reliability. Our assessment of build quality includes many details that are difficult to quantify. Our laptop experts use their best judgment to produce the final score.
Keyboard Quality:
4.0
The Keyboard Quality score is based on the PerfectRec experts’ assessment of tactile feedback, typing comfort, keyboard reliability and typing noise.
Engineering & Design:
3.5
The Lenovo Flex 5 14's AMD Ryzen CPU and integrated Vega GPU offer adequate performance for engineering and design tasks, but aren't as powerful as dedicated higher-end hardware. Its IPS screen provides good color accuracy and viewing angles which are beneficial for design work, although the coverage of color spaces is lower than professional-grade displays, which may be a limitation for color-critical tasks.
Gaming & AI:
3.1
The Lenovo Flex 5 14 has a GPU integrated with the CPU which is suitable for light gaming but may struggle with more demanding 3D games due to its moderate performance capabilities. Furthermore, its screen has a 60Hz refresh rate which is common for general use but can limit the smoothness in fast-paced gaming scenarios where higher refresh rates are beneficial.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.1
The general use screen score is based on the screen technology, contrast ratio, resolution, brightness, color gamut and color accuracy. This score does not take into account specialized display features for specific use cases, such as high refresh rate for gaming.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$618
Release Date
October 1, 2021
Overall Dimensions
12.7'' x 8.6'' x 0.76''
Weight
3.31 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
Graphics
Vega 7
Mux Switch / Advanced Optimus
No
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4

BATTERY

Battery Life
11.5 Hours
Battery Capacity
52.5 Wh

SCREEN

Diagonal Size
14"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
1920 x 1080
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
221 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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8.2/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10
Keyboard Lighting Color
White
Warranty Period
1 year

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
720p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
1
Thunderbolt Ports
0

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Allen Ngo | May 2021
"The highlight of the latest IdeaPad Flex 5 14 is clearly its AMD CPU. The octa-core Ryzen 7 5700U is insanely fast even when compared to the best Tiger Lake Ultrabooks in the market or even Core H CPUs in many gaming laptops. It's a lot of raw processing power for what is supposed to be a budget 14-inch convertible. If your daily workloads can benefit from extra multi-thread CPU performance, then look no further than the inexpensive AMD-powered Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14. For regular on-the-road browsing or video streaming, however, a slimmer and lighter 10th gen Core Yoga, Spectre, or XPS would be a more balanced option."

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