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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05 82B80010GEProcessor: Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U, Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U, Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch
Weight: 1.35kg, 1.4kg
Price: 400, 599, 650 euro
Average Score: 86.73% - good
Average of 12 scores (from 18 reviews)
: - %, performance: 72%, features: 50%, display: 84%
mobility: 74%, workmanship: 77%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 93%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05, i3-10110U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05, i3-10110UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05, i3-10110U
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i3-10110U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Price: 400 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 82.83% - good

Average of 6 scores (from 12 reviews)

 

Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: An affordable 2-in-1 for school or work
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Lenovo Flex 5 is a good example of a Chromebook that knows what it's for. The screen's light bleed issues and audio quality are downers, but they're not going to get in the way of work or school. The combination of a 13-inch full HD screen, 10th-generation Core i3 processor and 4GB of RAM is just enough to handle basic productivity workloads while staying will under the $500 mark.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2020
80% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: More Chromebook for now and later
Source: CNet English
Lenovo released one of the best Chromebooks of 2020 with its IdeaPad Duet two-in-one, a 10-inch Chrome OS tablet with a detachable keyboard and touchpad. However, while its small size and performance are awesome for mobility, they're limiting if you need to spend hours using it for work. For that, Lenovo's 13.3-inch IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is the better bet. It's also a two-in-one, but it's more a laptop than a tablet. With the Flex 5, you're getting a larger display, a full-size backlit keyboard and better everyday performance with its 10th-gen Core i3 processor.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 09/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
100% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: Perfectly balanced, as all things should be
Source: Android Central English
This laptop has everything I want in a Chromebook — compact, capable, and comfortable — while keeping the price reasonable and the build quality high. I especially love the backlit keyboard and the loud speakers sitting on either side of it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: Intel Core power in a Chrome OS convertible for $400
Source: Neowin English
The Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook checks all of the right boxes for something that comes in at just over $400. It's a convertible with an FHD display that has pen support, it has a 10th-generation Intel Core i3 processor from the Comet Lake family, and well, that's about it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook
Source: PC Mag English
Overall, the Flex 5 will suit mainstream users who have grown to appreciate the advantages of the simple, lightweight, and fast-evolving Chrome operating system, but also want pen support, physical connectivity, and other niceties common in the world of Windows laptops.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/10/2020
Rating: Total score: 70%
87% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: The best budget-friendly Chromebook
Source: Engadget English
Lenovo’s Flex 5 Chromebook is probably the best Chromebook out there for most people. It’s affordable, at $409, but it cuts very few corners. The keyboard and screen are great and it has enough power for most tasks. If you’re a power user, you might want a laptop with more than 4GB of RAM or 64GB of storage. But most people in the market for a Chromebook will be quite happy with this laptop.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/25/2020
Rating: Total score: 87%
Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review
Source: Engadget English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/25/2020
80% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review
Source: Laptop Mag English
If someone approached me and said, “I want a really good laptop that’s less than $500,” I’d tell them they’d have to forgo Windows and consider getting a Chromebook — a Flex 5, in particular.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/18/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook review: Everyday champion
Source: Talk Android English
It seems like there aren’t very many middle-of-the-road options for Chromebooks. You’re either getting something really cheap that comes with a lot of compromises, your have to shell out for a Pixelbook that’s painful on the wallet. Lenovo’s ThinkPad Flex 5 manages to comfortably slot into the middle of the market for anyone that wants to go with Chrome OS.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2020
Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook Review: The New Measuring Stick
Source: Chrome Unboxed English
To put it simply, buy this Chroembook. It has already become my go-to recommendation for anyone looking at a mid-range Chromebook that feels way more like a high-end device than it ought to. It is fast, it looks good, it feels great, it has all day battery, it gets updates for 8 years, and it is affordable. There’s just not much more I need to say, here.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/09/2020
Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
There's one other thing that I find particularly interesting about the Flex 5 Chromebook, and that's that it weighs in at 2.97 pounds. Any $400-ish device that weighs under three pounds is quite impressive, and it feels really premium. Check out the unboxing below:
Hands-On, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/30/2020
Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
Unboxing and Lenovo flex 5 Chromebook with an Intel Core i3-10110U, 4GB RAM, 64GB eMMC storage, and a 13.3-inch FHD display.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80013MH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80013MHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80013MH
Processor: Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 100% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo Flex 5 Chromebook review: Perfectly balanced, as all things should be
Source: Android Central English
This laptop has everything I want in a Chromebook — compact, capable, and comfortable — while keeping the price reasonable and the build quality high. I especially love the backlit keyboard and the loud speakers sitting on either side of it.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/12/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

Foreign Reviews

100% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05 (82B80013MH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05, i5-10210U

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05, i5-10210UNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05, i5-10210U
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Price: 650 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 90% - very good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

100% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook: One practical, versatile Chromebook
Source: Expert Reviews English
This isn’t the fastest or the flashiest Chromebook, but it’s speedy, well built and feature-packed, with a great screen and a very practical design. It’s a great, hard-working Chromebook at a very affordable price. If you’re looking for a workhorse that can handle a little entertainment on the side, you won’t find much better for the money.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/05/2021
Rating: Total score: 100%
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook Review
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook is a computer for people who occasionally find themselves wanting to scream at their laptop, asking why it won’t do what they want it to.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80000MX

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80000MXNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80000MX
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.4kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 80% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

80% Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 Chromebook: en bekväm Chromebook som inte kostar för mycket
Source: M3 PC för alla SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/15/2021
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05 82B80010GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05 82B80010GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05 82B80010GE
Processor: Intel Comet Lake i5-10210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 13.30 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.35kg
Price: 599 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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83.7% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Chromebook 13IML05 Review: 2-in-1 device with an optional stylus | Notebookcheck
Lenovo’s 2-in-1 Chromebook comes with a Comet Lake-based CPU, an NVMe SSD and a backlit keyboard. The touchscreen can be operated not only with fingers but also with the Lenovo USI Pen, which is sold separately. The Chromebook also supports Power Delivery over USB-C.

 

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Lenovo: Lenovo ( "Le" as in the English word legend and "novo" (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. From 2004, the company has been the largest laptop manufacturer in China and got the fourth largest manufacturer worldwide after the acquisition of IBM's PC division in 2005. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company also produces monitors, projectors, servers, etc.

In 2011, Lenovo acquired the majority of Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Lenovo took over Motorola Mobility, which gave them a boost in the smartphone market.

From 2014 to 2016 Lenovo's market share in the global notebook market was 20-21%, ranking second behind HP. However, the distance decreased gradually. In the smartphone market, Lenovo did not belong to the Top 5 global manufacturers in 2016.


Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

Intel UHD Graphics 620: Integrated GPU (GT2, 24 EUs) found on some Kaby-Lake-Refresh CPU models (15 W ULV series). Technically identical to the previous Kaby-Lake GPU called HD Graphics 620.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Comet Lake:

i3-10110U: Comet Lake based low power dual-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 2.1 and 4.1 GHz (all 4 cores 3.7 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (4 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). The integrated graphics card clocks from 300 - 1000 MHz and only offers 23 instead of 24 CUs.

Celeron 5205U: Comet Lake based entry level low power dual-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores clock at 1.9 GHz (no Turbo) without SMT/HyperThreading (2 threads). The integrated memory controller supports  LPDDR3-2133/DDR4-2400 (down from DDR4-2666 in the Core i3 and better). The TDP is rated at 15 Watt but can be reduced to 12.5 Watt by the OEM (and the CPU then running at only 800 MHz).

i5-10210U: Comet Lake based low power quad-core processor (technically identical to Whiskey Lake and still produced in 14nm++). The CPU cores can clock between 1.6 and 4.2 GHz (all 4 cores 3.9 GHz max.) with HyperThreading (8 threads). The integrated memory controller supports DDR4-2666 and using cTDP up/down the performance can be adjusted by the OEM (10 - 25 Watt possible, 15W default). Compared to the faster i5-10510U, the level 3 cache was reduced from 8 to 6 MB.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.35 kg:

This weight is typical for big tablets, small subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 10-11 inch display-diagonal.

1.4 kg:


86.73%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-12-22 (Update: 2020-12-22)