Lenovo Flex 5 16

Lenovo Flex 5 16

Lenovo Flex 5 16

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.6/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.4/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.5/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.6/10
PORTABILITY: Good7.4/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Good7.5/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.6/10
SIZE: 16"

The Lenovo Flex 5 16 is a versatile 2-in-1 laptop, meaning it functions as both a laptop and a tablet. It's priced in the lower midrange, and offers a balanced suite of features suitable for general use. With an Intel i7 processor and 16GB of RAM, it's capable for most tasks. The integrated Iris Xe graphics can handle casual gaming and light graphic duties. The 512GB of storage should be enough for everyday use, while its 16-inch IPS touchscreen display with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 offers a clear and vivid viewing experience. Its 11.5-hour battery life is decent, and at only 4.63 pounds, it's fairly portable. The Flex 5 16 supports USB-C charging but doesn't have Thunderbolt capability. This device shines with its flexibility and touch capabilities, but if you're seeking high performance for intensive gaming or engineering, you may want something with a dedicated GPU. 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.








Evaluation

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Pros
  • 2-in-1 convertible laptop-tablet
  • Good general use performance
  • High-resolution touchscreen
  • Backlit keyboard with number pad
  • Lightweight at under five pounds
Cons
  • Fair 3D and machine learning
  • Limited battery life
  • Fair speaker quality
  • Standard 60Hz refresh rate

Ratings by Category

Battery Life:
4.6
PerfectRec’s Battery Life rating is based on hours of battery life in typical usage scenarios.
General Use:
4.3
PerfectRec’s General Use Score takes into account the many different features of the laptop that make it more or less suitable for general productivity, web browsing, streaming, video calls, and running a wide variety of apps and programs. The most important factors in this score include CPU performance, amount of RAM, screen quality, storage, and battery life. Keyboard quality, speaker quality, low fan noise, heat management, and to a lesser extent webcam quality are all moderately important factors for this score.
General Use Screen Quality:
4.3
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.
Software Development:
4.2
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:
4.2
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.
Portability:
4.2
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.
Engineering & Design:
4.1
The Lenovo Flex 5 16 boasts a strong Intel i7 processor and integrated Iris Xe graphics, along with ample RAM, making it well-suited for engineering and design applications that require significant processing power and graphic capabilities. Additionally, the high-quality IPS display ensures clear and sharp visuals, crucial for detailed design work.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.4
PerfectRec’s Gaming and AI Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as AI performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and AI work. While performance (especially graphics performance) is the most important factor determining this score, we also give modest weight to screen quality, heat management, keyboard quality, and storage.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$650
Release Date
April 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
14.1'' x 10'' x 0.74''
Weight
4.63 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
Intel i7-1255U
Graphics
Iris Xe G7
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
16"
Display Technology
IPS
Resolution
2560 x 1600
Refresh Rate
60Hz
Display Brightness
400 nits

RELIABILITY, APPEARANCE & ACOUSTICS

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Portability Score
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7.4/10
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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6.8/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
Yes

CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2
Thunderbolt Version
4

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Andreas Osthoff | April 2023
"The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a solidly equipped, 2-in-1 in the lower price segment. Performance is definitely sufficient for everyday tasks and in tests the battery proved itself to be very economical. That aside, there is a lot of standard fare on show and a search for real highlights ends in vain. The low color coverage and reflective display can be avoided by going for an optional 2.5K display but this also presumably results in poorer battery life. The cooling uses only one fan and leads to a raised temperature on one side of the device under load. Additionally, there is very loud fan noise, also under load or when gaming. On top of that, we also occasionally noticed electronic noises."

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