Lenovo Flex 5 15-80XB0014US
Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo Flex 5 15-80XB0014US
The Lenovo Flex 5 is a great laptop that you can use for entertainment or productivity. The different positions to which you can adjust the screen make it very adaptable however you may want to use it. It has a great build quality, the screen is top notch (although the glare could be annoying to some) and even the speakers are adequate but need more bass. All in all, the Lenovo Flex 5 deserves a look if you’re looking for a laptop that will fit many of your needs.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/25/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 80% display: 80% mobility: 80% workmanship: 90%
The 15.6-inch Lenovo Flex 5 makes a nice alternative to a traditional mainstream laptop, especially if you've got entertainment in mind.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
The point that I've been trying to make throughout this review is that while Lenovo's Flex 5 15 isn't the flashiest convertible on the market, and it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles, you still get a heck of a lot of bang for your buck. This machine that I reviewed can be yours for $849.99, and I don't think that you can beat that.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Our IT Department
At the end of the day, the Lenovo Flex 5 15 is one of the most affordable and well balanced Windows 2-in-1. You can customize the unit for more expensive options, but with prices starting at $629, and you still get an awesome display, great audio, and the versatility of many modes of use. You can buy the same model I received from Amazon, and you can also explore other models by purchasing directly from Lenovo.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/29/2017
Source: Laptop Mag
For better battery life and overall performance, you can get the Yoga 720 15-inch, but you'll need to spend $300 more for the $1,049 model configured similarly to the Flex 5 that we recommend. But if you don't stray from power sources for long, you'll appreciate how the Flex 5 can enable both workday productivity and after-hours relaxation.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Model: The Lenovo Flex 5 15-80XB0014US makes it a good choice for those who want to have one computer for work and entertainment, while still being portable enough for throwing in a backpack or briefcase. Plus, the bigger two-in-one design is great for watching movies or giving presentations, and this system's discrete graphics even allow some low-level gaming. The Lenovo Flex 5 is made out of a combination of polycarbonate and glass fiber, which adds up to something that looks and feels like an aluminum alloy in a gunmetal gray color. This system's keyboard, touchpad, and speakers all offer solid performance. The backlit keyboard has just enough travel and snappy response to make typing comfortable for long stretches and the Windows precision touchpad is smooth and responsive without any jumpiness. The speakers are loud, with good clarity and adequate bass. The laptop comes with an Nvidia GeForce 940MX GPU with 2 GB GDDR5, and while that does not make it a gaming laptop, it is still better than Intel's HD Graphics 620, which comes with the Core i7-7500U processor. There is a fingerprint reader for Windows Hello support, dual Harman Kardon speakers with Dolby Audio. The laptop supports pen input and offers a 360-degree hinge.
The 360-degree hinge paired with the larger screen is also valuable for getting the keyboard out of the way so a user can focus on the display for video or presentations. Or the user can hook up an external keyboard and mouse for more of a desktop experience. There are two USB 3.0 ports, one on each side and a USB Type-C 3.0 port (gen 1), an SD card reader, an HDMI out and a combo mic/headphone jack, so there are plenty of connection options to go around. However, an adapter is needed for Ethernet. The 15.6-inch Lenovo Flex 5 is a very good alternative to a traditional mainstream laptop. Though it is thin and relatively lightweight, it is maybe just a bit too much to carry around every day. But, the bigger screen makes it a good choice for general home office use or schoolwork, especially if a user is going to be using its display full-time. While the screen's brightness and color quality are very good, it does not get quite bright enough to combat the glare of the glass panel. Trying to use this under bright lights or outside was frustrating. Otherwise, the Full HD screen was excellent for photos and videos and was responsive to both fingers and Lenovo's Active Pen. Windows Hello is implemented on the Flex 5 15 with a fingerprint sensor that is placed right under the right side of the keyboard. It is pretty small, but it works quite well. The Lenovo Flex 5 15 gets up to eight hours of battery life with average usage. 15-inch laptops are getting rare these days but for those who need it, the Lenovo Flex 5 15 is definitely an option.
Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam
NVIDIA GeForce 940MX: Mid-range laptop graphics card based on the Maxwell architecture. Compared to the older 940M, the MX now also supports GDDR5 graphics memory and maybe slightly faster clock speeds.
Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.
Intel Core i7: The Intel Core i7 for laptops is based on the LG1156 Core i5/i7 CPU for desktops. The base clock speed of the CPUs is relatively low, but because of a huge Turbo mode, the cores can dynamically overclock to up to 3.2 GHz (920XM). Therefore, the CPU can be as fast as high clocked dual-core CPUs (using single threaded applications) but still offer the advantage of 4 cores. Because of the large TDP of 45 W / 55 W, the CPU is only intended for large laptops.
7500U: Kaby-Lake based SoC with two CPU cores clocked at 2.7 to 3.5 GHz, HyperThreading and manufactured with an improved 14nm process.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.
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.
78.25%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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