Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (AMD Ryzen) Review

by birtanpublished on November 9, 2020

This is Lisa from mobile tech review and this is the Lenovo IdeaPad flex your pit might be called something different give a shout out in the comments if you know what that is anyway what's exciting about this is it has an AMD processor inside well a couple of years ago that wouldn't be an exciting thing but now with the latest Zen to architecture inside this thing is really gonna perform nicely compared to Intel and beyond that going back to the actual laptop itself for a really good price around 769 you can get a pretty nicely configured model is a full HD display supports touch and pen and the

Pens in the box for the one at that price you get a risin 5 4500 you which competes with the Core i5 and Intel's land but performs a little bit better and you get 16 Kings around and then 256 gig nvme SSD nice we're gonna look at it now I know a shout-out to our sponsor keeper security keeping youth safe on the net and everywhere else is the idea so basically they are a password manager on steroids with additional features and the nice thing about keeper is its multi-platform so you can use it on Android and iOS and on Windows and Mac and yes it's a native Mac client you can

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A lot of what Lenovo is doing here you get a backlit keyboard a Microsoft precision trackpad the combination of plastic on the lid and ABS plastic on the bottom for this price that's pretty fair again for the well-appointed mild that we're looking at its 769 you can spend a little bit less and get only a king's around and all that sort of thing you know how that kind of rolls but if you want to spend a little more on that you can order it with a 512 gig m2 SSD it's also an upgradable SSD so you can upgrade it yourself unlike the RAM which is

Soldered on like most ultrabooks these days so the rise in part let's talk about that for a little bit so and what a difference a year makes right several years ago and these mobile CPUs just ran hot the battery life was terrible and then last year they got better at least they didn't run hot in the battery life wasn't terrible but the performance wasn't really there versus the Intel CPUs witnessed the surface laptop three for example available with both Intel and AMD CPUs we reviewed them both and boy there was a difference in performance there so this year with the

Rise in 540 500 and there's a rise in seven 4700 you when she is he my guess competes with the core i7 and Rison v competes with the core I'm fine well the performance is here folks and so is the battery life and the thermals on this are quite good in fact a little bit better than we usually see from Intel which means the CPU core temperatures are actually running about 5 degrees centigrade cooler compared to Intel all very good stuff here from the benchmark so you can see at benchmarks very well the real-life performance is very responsive so spring and for those

Who are thinking conspiracy theories and all that why we didn't review them sooner it's all because of koban folks PR departments are paired down and working from home we're just getting reviewing and it's in more slowly of course we'll be getting more in so we can look at more AMD systems this year yeah that so back to the laptop itself the full HD IPS display supports touch and the included with our version pen there might be versions that are less expensive where you have to pay extra for the pan it's like $35 and it's what Lenovo usually use this which is wakame

Yes and I like that a little bit better than the intrigue technology that HP is is in the competing Envy x-360 line if you look at this display you'd say oh that's pretty nice you probably might even think it's a hundred percent of srgb like you might see on a thousand dollar laptops or sometimes even $900 laptops but the metrics aren't actually there could it surprising the contrast is great on but the color gamut on this is kind of a weak sauce with me you can see the values on screen but if you're not doing this as a pro who's doing photo and video editing and all that

Sort of thing it's not that bad I would have liked to see Lenovo step up the game a little bit but then again this product starts around five hundred and sixty dollars in the cheapest configuration so they can't throw to high-end parts in there so look forgive them that anyway not bad to look at but not something for you Pro photo video editors and display quality mavens out there it's three point three pounds which is 1.5 kilograms and twenty point nine millimeter six not the lightest but not inordinately heavy again for the price that's fair what you're paying for

When you buy a more expensive ultrabook generally speaking is lighter weight and thinner materials and all that sort of thing in terms of build and fit and finish it feels durable enough and feel strong and there's no seams or ugliness or anything like that on it it's not bad looking it's not fantastic looking it's available in the darker gray that we have and a platinum gray as well I'm leaving up to use to which you like better the laptop is a USB C port which is also used for charging now in this price range you don't usually see Thunderbolt

Three anyway but that's like still a got you with AMD's platform because well Intel developed Thunderbolt 3 and now it's available to everybody to use but it's gonna take some time so typically with AMD laptops right now we're not gonna see Thunderbolt 3 you also get two USB a a full sized SD card saw an HDMI and of course an audio jack so connectivity for a 14 inch convertible that's pretty decent in terms of heating noise like I said the processor is doing really well here this is a pretty good sized fan on it but you don't really hear it very much and this

Is seven nanometer CPU press it also because that's tiny and intel has been struggling just to get down to 10 from 14 let alone going down to 7 means more power efficiency generally better heat and all this or anything so this is not gonna drained you with heat or with noise now if you're pushing it like really really hard annoying you know 4k video editing or something like that then it will get toastier and a little louder but everyday use not so much it has to to watt speakers with Dolby Atmos branding on board and they're pretty decent

They're pretty loud to have some bass for the price they're actually not bad and they're up firing that down firing so that helps a little bit with a convertible always seen multiple positions and all that sort of things but it's always a challenge with convertibles it's always going to be some position where doesn't sounds good the pen is 4096 pressure levels and it's wakame yes technology which is pretty darn good it's not locking me amore it's not professional or it's grade but I like it pretty well it's pretty good palm rejection the diagonal lines there

Okay a little jittery and all that sort of thing but still you can have some fun doing art on this and probably it's really intended mostly for the note-taking crowd and that works just fine it has a 50 2.5 watt hour battery and comes with a 65 watt fast charger so it can do like 80% of a charge in an hour which isn't bad so that's a pretty decent sized battery capacity and lenovo claims around 10 hours in most of their spec sheets and we saw about seven to eight or so which for an AMD system or any system given that battery is not bad it could be even more Wow and impressive

But that's pretty solid stuff especially in this price range I don't have complaints about that the only complaint I do have is on our unit anyway I heard a little bit of coil wind from the laptop only when it was plugged into AC power that a little bit about hey sound you know not too too loud but for those who are really bothered by coil line it's on ours anyway to take off the bottom cover unscrew the torques t-50 visible there are different lengths so pay attention for example these two are a little bit longer so this is ABS plastic according to Lenovo on the

Bottom you just pop that off not too hard and here we have the internals that's a pretty good sized fan maybe that just went one of the things that helps this AMD CPU stay nice and cool which it does Ram to solder on here again eight or 16 gigs so get it with the amount that you want we have our m2 PCIe nvme SSDs SK Hynix in art and it's a half-length one but obviously there's enough room to put a normal full length m2 SSD in there should you want to upgrade it yourselves lenovo offers it with it up to 512 games capacity there's our real tech Wi-Fi card is

Socketed so you could swap that if you wanted to and there's our 52 point 5 watt hour battery the speakers are up firing so we don't see them down here so that's the Lenovo IdeaPad flex 14 inch laptop with AMD inside and AMD is finally back baby and doing really well here I like this this has a nice selection of ports it's full size SD card slot you get a pen capable display 360 degree hinge is all for a nice price yes the display could be better but subjectively it actually looks pretty good so for the price you also want to look at the HP Envy 13 the

X 360 model that competes with this and they also are doing AMD they're both have their pluses and minuses but this one is certainly saw then the keyboard – I'm Lisa from mall integrity and be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel for more cool tech videos and hit the notification girl

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