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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe, Windows 10 Home S) – Platinum Grey, (82HT0062UK)

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The Inspiron 15 is only available with Intel processors, but you can get the IdeaPad Flex with an Intel or AMD CPU. Trademarks: Lenovo, ThinkPad, IdeaPad, ThinkCentre, ThinkStation and the Lenovo logo are trademarks of Lenovo. The lightweight build and long battery life make it a good choice for commuting and travelling, but the display is of middling quality, and some design choices, namely the trackpad, are a little awkward. Also, on multiple occasions, the device did not switch to table mode even when it was folded completely - these are software related issues and can be fixed with an update in the near future. E2%80%99ll%20enjoy%2024%2F7%20priority%20support%20with%20accidental%20PC%20damage%20protection%2C%20enhanced%20PC%20performance%20and%20security%2C%20extended%20battery%20protection%2C%20and%20data%20migration%20assistance.

The Lenovo is particularly better for gaming and business tasks, with variants that have significantly more powerful CPUs, the option of a dedicated GPU, and a far superior SSD.

Not at any point did I feel like working off the battery was going to be risky, though I’d occasionally slide into the 20% danger zone after seven hours.

This level of performance is fine for light productivity tasks; however, it isn't ideal for demanding workloads programming or simulations.The 360-degree hinge is solid and robust – if anything it’s a little too stiff when converting from laptop to tablet mode. Given the form factor, I was expecting the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 to last anywhere from 4 hours to 5 hours. By now, you should have gathered that the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is not a high-performance machine, and so the results I gleaned from benchmarking were not exactly class-leading.

It has curved keycaps, which are slightly textured, and the separate number pad is a welcome addition. Now, let's be clear: The Flex 5's dim screen likely helps it achieve this excellent result, since brighter pixels consume more power. If you’re a fan of digital assistants, this machine also has built-in Alexa, ideal if you want to control your smart home and keep yourself organised. That’s enough for all-day operation at school or the office or plenty of movies on a long-haul flight.Performance-wise, the ENVY x360 comes out ahead for the most part because it's available with a newer generation of CPUs. It's only available with low-power CPUs and GPUs that aren't powerful enough to handle demanding tasks like video editing or 3D graphics. Unfortunately, you can't use the USB-C port to output to an external display, and the HDMI port only supports up to 4k video at 30fps.

It would benefit from a USB-C charging point so you could at least have one charging cable for all your devices when you’re on the move. Another drawback is that the keyboard is not backlit, which means working in dark lecture theatres/student halls/workspaces etc could be tricky. As for the security features, the laptop comes with a fingerprint scanner which is fast and reliable. com), the ideapad flex 5 does seem to have a slight identity crisis as it doesn’t quite fit into the ultra-thin lineup that Lenovo is so well known for. One thing that Lenovo has maintained over the last few years is the good battery life on its range of laptops across segments.

in-1 laptop is great for on-the-go entertainment thanks to Dolby Audio™-enhanced speakers and up to a dazzling UHD display. We tested the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 (81X20005US) with a 1080p IPS display, an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU with Radeon Vega 6 integrated graphics, 16GB of RAM, and a 256GB NVMe SSD. The keys have plenty of travel and provide good tactile feedback, although you have to apply a fair amount of force to actuate the keys, which might cause some strain when typing for very long periods.

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