Lenovo Flex 5 14

Lenovo Flex 5 14

Lenovo Flex 5 14

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.1/10
GAMING/AI: Fair6.0/10
ENG/DESIGN: Fair6.2/10
SOFTWARE DEV: Good7.1/10
CONTENT CREATION: Good7.1/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.0/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Fair6.8/10
SIZE: 14"

The Lenovo Flex 5 14 is a 2-in-1 convertible, which means you can use it as both a laptop and a tablet, offering flexibility in how you use it. It's priced in the lower midrange, providing a balance between cost and features. With an AMD Ryzen 5 processor and integrated Vega 7 graphics, it offers decent performance for general use and light creative tasks but may not suit heavy gaming or advanced engineering software. The battery life is ample for a day's work, and at 3.42 pounds with a 0.7-inch thickness, it's reasonably portable. The laptop also features a backlit keyboard and a fingerprint reader for added convenience and security. Give Feedback

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Pros
  • Convertible laptop and tablet design
  • Touchscreen with Full HD resolution
  • Backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader
  • Lightweight and easy to carry
Cons
  • Unremarkable speaker and webcam quality
  • Limited battery life under typical usage
  • Marginal performance for engineering tasks
  • No high refresh rate for fast motion

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:
4.1
The Lenovo Flex 5 14's CPU and RAM ensure smooth performance for everyday tasks, and its high-quality screen provides clear and vivid visuals. Its 2-in-1 convertible design enhances portability, and a long battery life supports use throughout the day without frequent charging.
Software Development:
4.1
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:
4.1
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:
3.3
The Lenovo Flex 5 14 is equipped with a mid-range AMD Ryzen 5 CPU and integrated GPU, which can handle engineering and design tasks, but may struggle with very demanding applications or complex simulations. Its screen quality is modest with average color coverage and brightness, which can affect the precision and vividness needed in detailed design work.
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.
Gaming & AI:
3.0
The Lenovo Flex 5 14's gaming and 3D performance are considered fair because it uses an integrated AMD GPU, which offers moderate graphics capabilities compared to dedicated gaming GPUs, and it has a standard refresh rate of 60Hz which is common for day-to-day use but less optimal for fast-paced gaming that benefits from higher refresh rates.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$637
Release Date
March 1, 2022
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.9'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.42 lbs
Width
12.32"
Depth
8.85"

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U
RAM
16 GB
DDR Memory Version
4
RAM Slots
0
Storage
512 GB

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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8.3/10
Gaming Laptop Appearance
No
Premium Business Laptop
No
Fan Noise Score
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7.5/10

HARDWARE FEATURES

Keyboard Quality Score
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7/10
Speaker Quality Score
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6/10
Webcam
1080p
Fingerprint Reader
Yes
Backlit Keyboard
Yes
Number Pad
No

CONNECTIVITY

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