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Lenovo Flex 5 Series

Lenovo Flex 5 15-1570-81CA001QUSProcessor: Intel Core i7 7500U, Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620, NVIDIA GeForce 940MX, NVIDIA GeForce MX130
Display: 14 inch, 15.6 inch
Weight: 1.7kg, 2kg
Price: 900, 1000, 1100 euro
Average Score: 74.18% - average
Average of 10 scores (from 12 reviews)
price: 90%, performance: 74%, features: 54%, display: 77%
mobility: 79%, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: 76%, emissions: 87%

 

Lenovo Flex 5 15-80XB0014US

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

Specifications

Lenovo Flex 5 15-80XB0014USNotebook: Lenovo Flex 5 15-80XB0014US
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1100 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 78.25% - good

Average of 4 scores (from 5 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Flex 5 Review: A well-rounded machine with some typical weaknesses
Source: Techaeris English
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%
78% Lenovo Flex 5 (15-inch) review:
Source: CNet English
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%
85% Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: A premium convertible that won't break the bank
Source: Neowin English
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%
Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: The near perfect budget Windows 10 2-in-1
Source: Our IT Department English
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
70% Lenovo Flex 5 (15-Inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
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%

 

Lenovo Flex 5 14-80XA0009US

Specifications

Lenovo Flex 5 14-80XA0009USNotebook: Lenovo Flex 5 14-80XA0009US
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 2048 MB
Display: 14 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.7kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

60% Lenovo Flex 5 (14-inch) Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
The 14-inch Lenovo Flex 5 is a powerful, attractive 2-in-1 that falls short with a dim display and a shallow keyboard. It had the potential to be great, but those cut corners make the Flex 5 only good at best.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

Lenovo Flex 5 1570-80XB0000US

The Lenovo Flex 5 1570-80XB0000US is a very affordable convertible laptop. At 2.13 kg (4.7 lb) and 2.03 cm (0.8 inch) thick, the Flex 5 1570 is similar in heft and size to the bend-back Lenovo Yoga 720 (2.09 kg/4.6 lb, 2.03 cm/0.8 inch). It is a stylish 2-in-1 laptop with powerful processing, vibrant 15.6-inch display, and long-lasting battery life. A user can boost their experience further with cutting-edge accessories like the optional Lenovo Active Pen for creativity and a fingerprint reader for instant login. The Flex's 360-degree hinges are plenty sturdy, as the Flex 5 stays in place in both tent and display modes. It is a thin and light, foldable, touchscreen laptop with multiple ways to engage; classic laptop mode for maximum productivity, stand mode for an optimal touch experience, tent mode for gaming & entertainment, and tablet mode for extra mobility and practicality. While its precision-cut beveled edges offer a clean, modern look, the enhanced touchpad provides smoother comfort and improved control. Finished in sleek aluminum, the Flex 5 is available in Onyx Black. For hardware specification, it features a 7th Gen 7500U (2.70 GHz) processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD. It is set up as a configuration that makes this 2-in-1 well-suited for highly productive days. With a Nvidia GeForce 940MX graphics card (with 2 GB of VRAM) on board, the Flex 5 will not support demanding games, but it can support more modest titles. The excellent 15.6-inch display in the Flex 5 offers bright, colorful, hi-res picture quality. The 1,920 x 1,080 pixels panel produces clear and high contrast display. The Flex 5's touchscreen accurately tracks touch input and correctly registered swipe-in gestures. There is no latency when doodling in MS Paint, drawing in Fresh Paint or navigating the web in the Edge browser. The Flex 5's keyboard allows for a comfortable and productive typing experience. While the Flex 5's keys do not have a long travel (they have 1.3 mm, falling below the preferred minimum of 1.5 mm), they feature an acceptable 60 grams of actuation. Lenovo pre-loaded the Flex 5 with some apps. The user will find Lenovo Settings, which is valuable for its easy access to preferences such as Dolby audio presets and power controls for better long-term battery life. The Lenovo Companion app makes it easy to find system information, such as make and model number, serial number, and warranty status. On the IdeaPad's left edge, a user will find USB 3.0 and USB-C ports. Note that the latter is just a USB 3.0 data port with the newer connector, not a Thunderbolt 3 port—along with an audio jack, HDMI video output, and connector for the AC power adapter. A second USB 3.0 port, an SD card slot, the power button, the system reset pinhole, and the security lock slot are on the right edge. The Lenovo Flex 5 1570-80XB0000US is suitable for those who need a little bit of everything in a laptop. Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Specifications

Lenovo Flex 5 1570-80XB0000USNotebook: Lenovo Flex 5 1570-80XB0000US
Processor: Intel Core i7 7500U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 940MX 4096 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 900 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 76.67% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 3 reviews)

 

80% Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5-1570 Review and Ratings
Source: Computer Shopper English
The Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5-1570 may not be the fastest convertible laptop that money can buy, but it offers a great balance between price and performance. Listed at $929, and available from online vendors for around $850 at the time of this review, it performs reasonably well, features plenty of screen size, and offers a design that works well enough for business, education, or personal use.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5-1570
Source: PC Mag English
It's unwieldy, like all 15.6-inch convertibles, but the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5-1570 is an attractive 2-in-1 at a bargain price. If you're seeking a bigger laptop/tablet experience, it's worth grappling with.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (15”) Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo Flex 5 15 is a solid choice if you’re in the market for a large multimedia notebook. Good things about this notebook include its beautiful 15.6-inch touch display, good-feeling backlit keyboard, decent speakers, and storage expansion capability. It also put up outstanding battery life in our testing; it should last close to a full working day under normal non-strenuous usage. On the downside, the design of the Flex 5 15 isn’t particularly exciting, and its fans can be noisy when the system is stressed.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/31/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%

 

Lenovo Flex 5-1570 81CA000RUS

Specifications

Lenovo Flex 5-1570 81CA000RUSNotebook: Lenovo Flex 5-1570 81CA000RUS
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX130 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Price: 1000 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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78.8% Lenovo Flex 5 15 (i7-8550U, GeForce MX130) Convertible Review | Notebookcheck
Not that flexible. Lenovo's Flex 5 is an affordable 2-in-1 that looks and feels great for the price with plenty of integrated ports. Unfortunately, the dim display and poor Turbo Boost performance leave a lot to be desired.

 

Lenovo Flex 5 15-1570-81CA001QUS

Specifications

Lenovo Flex 5 15-1570-81CA001QUSNotebook: Lenovo Flex 5 15-1570-81CA001QUS
Processor: Intel Kaby Lake Refresh 8550U
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics 620
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 2kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 60% - poor

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: A good laptop, an awkward tablet
Source: Good Gear Guide English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 isn’t a bad machine, just an awkward one. It fulfills every promise, checks every box Lenovo says it will. It is technically a 2-in-1 machine. It’s just that the laptop part of this equation works significantly better than the tablet part, even though you’re paying for the luxury of a 2-in-1. Combine that with a lackluster aesthetic and dim screen, and it’s hard to justify the Flex 5’s existence. Lenovo’s own Yoga line outclasses it in every way, for just a few dollars more. Look to the Yoga first, if you’re set on a Lenovo 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/20/2019
60% Lenovo Flex 5 15 review: A good laptop, an awkward tablet
Source: PC World English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 isn’t a bad machine, just an awkward one. It fulfills every promise, checks every box Lenovo says it will. It is technically a 2-in-1 machine. It’s just that the laptop part of this equation works significantly better than the tablet part, even though you’re paying for the luxury of a 2-in-1. Combine that with a lackluster aesthetic and dim screen, and it’s hard to justify the Flex 5’s existence. Lenovo’s own Yoga line outclasses it in every way, for just a few dollars more. Look to the Yoga first, if you’re set on a Lenovo 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/20/2019
Rating: Total score: 60%

 

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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.

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.NVIDIA GeForce MX130: Mid-range graphics card for mobiles based on the Maxwell architecture. Renamed GeForce 940MX.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 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.Intel Kaby Lake Refresh:

8550U: Kaby-Lake-Refresh based low power quad-core processor. The four cores are clocked between 1.8 and 4 GHz (Turbo Boost) and support HyperThreading. The integrated GPU is clocked between 300 and 1,150 MHz. The SoC is manufactured in a 14nm+ FinFET process.
» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

1.7 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.

2 kg:


74.18%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630 81JX0005MX
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
Lenovo Yoga C730-15
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U
Lenovo Yoga 730-15IWL-81JS000EGE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U
Lenovo Yoga Chromebook C630-81JX0008UX
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8250U
HP Pavilion x360 15-cr0930nd
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8130U

Devices with the same GPU

Lenovo Yoga C740-14IML-81TC002RGE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 14", 1.4 kg
HP EliteBook x360 830 G6-6XE09EA
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8365U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
Asus ZenBook Flip 13 UX362FA-EL232T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.3 kg
Lenovo Yoga C640-13IML-81UE0010GE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.3", 1.35 kg
HP Pavilion x360 11-ad107tu
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8130U, 11.6", 1.39 kg
Asus VivoBook Flip 14 TP412FA-EC924T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i3 8145U, 14", 1.5 kg
Lenovo Yoga C640-13IML-81UE0003GE
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP Spectre x360 13-ap0000ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.4 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0006ns
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.6 kg
Acer Spin 3 SP314-53N-77AJ
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.7 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U939X, i7-8665U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8665U, 13.3", 1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga G4-20QF0024GE
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 14", 1.36 kg
Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 (i7-8365U)
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8365U, 12.3", 0.935 kg
Dell Latitude 7200 2-in-1 (i7-8665U)
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8665U, 12.3", 0.935 kg
Acer Spin 5 SP513-53N-550T
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 13.3", 1.5 kg
HP Elite x2 1013 G3-6BB82UT
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U, 13", 1.17 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U939X, i5-8365U
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8365U, 13.3", 1 kg
HP Chromebook x360 14 G1-6BV87UA
UHD Graphics 620, Kaby Lake Refresh 8650U, 14", 1.61 kg
HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0220ng
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8265U, 14", 1.59 kg
Dell Latitude 7400-2RH81 2-in-1
UHD Graphics 620, Core i5 8365U, 14", 1.36 kg
Dell Inspiron 13 7386-3MVN4
UHD Graphics 620, Core i7 8565U, 13.3", 1.45 kg
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Stefan Hinum, 2017-10- 2 (Update: 2017-10- 2)