Lenovo Flex 5 14

Lenovo Flex 5 14

Lenovo Flex 5 14

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BEST RATING
Battery Life:
4.6
GENERAL USE: Good7.8/10
GAMING/3D: Fair6.6/10
ENG/DESIGN: Good7.2/10
PORTABILITY: Very Good8.3/10
BATTERY: Very Good8.7/10
OVERALL SCREEN QUALITY: Fair6.4/10
OVERALL PERFORMANCE: Good7.3/10
SIZE: 14"

The Lenovo Flex 5 14 is a 2-in-1 convertible that can be used as both a laptop and a tablet, making it versatile for various tasks. It's priced in the lower midrange and offers a fair balance of performance and features. With an AMD Ryzen 7 processor and 16 GB of RAM, it's a good choice for general use and capable of handling some engineering and 3D tasks, though not optimized for intensive gaming. It has a 14-inch IPS touchscreen display, a decent battery life, and is lightweight for portability. It also features a decent spread of ports including USB-C, and it charges via USB-C as well, but it lacks a dedicated number pad, yet it includes a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader for convenience and security. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • Convertible laptop and tablet functionality
  • Good battery life for typical use
  • Backlit keyboard with fingerprint reader
  • Portable with very good portability score
  • Decent screen color and general use performance
Cons
  • Screen brightness not suitable for outdoor use
  • Limited color range for professional editing
  • No Thunderbolt or Ethernet ports available
  • Speaker and webcam quality are only fair

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.
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.
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 14 is equipped with substantial RAM and a capable AMD Ryzen 7 processor paired with integrated Vega graphics, which provides the necessary power and multitasking capabilities for demanding engineering software and design tasks.
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, 3D & AI:
3.6
PerfectRec’s Gaming and 3D Score strongly emphasizes graphics processing capability as well as general performance, while also taking into account other factors that impact suitability for gaming and 3D 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.
General Use Screen Quality:
3.5
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
$655
Brand
Lenovo
Release Date
January 12 2022
Operating System
Windows 11 Home
Overall Dimensions
12.3'' x 8.9'' x 0.7''
Weight
3.42 lbs

INTERNAL

Processor
AMD Ryzen 7 7730U
Overall CPU Score
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6.9/10
Graphics
Vega 8
Overall GPU Score
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2.4/10
RAM
16 gb

SCREEN

Resolution
1920 x 1200
General Use Screen Score
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6.5/10
Gaming and 3D Screen Score
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6.2/10
Design and Engineering Screen Score
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6.5/10
Diagonal Size
14"

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

USB Type-A
2
USB-C ports
1
USB-C (Non-Thunderbolt)
1
USB-C Charging
Yes
Display Outputs
2

BATTERY

Battery Life
11.5 hours
Battery Capacity
52.5 wh

OTHER HARDWARE

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

RELIABILITY

Build Quality Score
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7/10
Warranty Period
1 year

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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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