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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IRU8

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IRU8
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IRU8 (IdeaPad Flex 5 14 Series)
Processor
Intel Core i5-1335U 10 x 0.9 - 4.6 GHz, 51 W PL2 / Short Burst, 15 W PL1 / Sustained, Raptor Lake-U
Graphics adapter
Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs, Core: 1250 MHz, Memory: 2133 MHz, LPDDR4, 31.0.101.4502
Memory
16 GB 
, LPDDR4X, 4266 MHz, Dual-Channel
Display
14.00 inch 16:10, 1920 x 1200 pixel 162 PPI, 10-point capacitive, native pen support, LEN140WUXGA, IPS, LEN9125, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
Mainboard
Intel Alder Lake-P PCH
Soundcard
Intel Raptor Lake-P/U/H PCH - cAVS
Connections
3 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, 1 USB 3.1 Gen2, 1 Thunderbolt, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: 3.5 mm headset, Card Reader: SD, 1 Fingerprint Reader, Sensors: Accelerometer
Networking
Realtek RTL8852BE (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 17.4 x 313.1 x 224.9 ( = 0.69 x 12.33 x 8.85 in)
Battery
52.5 Wh Lithium-Polymer, 4-cell
Operating System
Microsoft Windows 11 Home
Camera
Webcam: 1080p30
Primary Camera: 2.1 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 2W x2, Dolby Audio, Keyboard: Chiclet, Keyboard Light: yes, Lenovo Vantage, Pen Settings, Hotkeys, Smart Appearance, 12 Months Warranty
Weight
1.601 kg ( = 56.47 oz / 3.53 pounds), Power Supply: 314 g ( = 11.08 oz / 0.69 pounds)
Price
870 USD

 

Price comparison

Average Score: 73.97% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 5 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 79%, features: 65%, display: 77% mobility: 78%, workmanship: 75%, ergonomy: 67%, emissions: 93%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IRU8

81.9% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14IRU8 review: Affordable 14-inch convertible with Thunderbolt 4 | Notebookcheck
The IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 looks very attractive at first glance with its low US$574 starting price and Thunderbolt support, but the fixed 8 GB of RAM is a huge asterisk and the price to upgrade is absurdly high for what is supposed to be a budget 2-in-1.
80% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 (2023) Review
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 offers decent everyday performance and impressive battery life, while delivering above-average build quality and a versatile if not ultra-high-resolution display. It's a fine choice for convertible shoppers watching their wallets, but if you can stretch your budget to $1,000 or a bit beyond, Lenovo's own Yoga 7i 14 offers a sturdier all-metal build and available screen and CPU upgrades in an even better midrange 2-in-1.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/22/2023
Rating: Total score: 80%
How to open Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14″, Gen 8) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/28/2023
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 (2023) Review
Source: USA Today English
Finding the perfect mid-range 2-in-1 laptop isn’t easy. There are plenty of great models selling for over $1,000 like the Lenovo Yoga 9i and more budget models than you can count, including HP’s Envy x360. But finding a model like the IdeaPad Flex 5i isn’t as common, and while it isn’t a powerhouse, it still offers respectable performance. The display isn’t the brightest or most colorful, the responsive touchscreen makes up for much of this. Similarly, the sound is far from impressive, and its weight slightly limits the utility of the Flex 5i in tablet mode. However, considering the price tag, especially the $645 8GB model, the low points are easier to live with than they would be on a higher-end laptop. But as long as the downsides don’t seem like they’d impact your specific use case, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 14 absolutely worth considering in your quest for the ideal mid-range convertible.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/27/2023
60% The Lenovo Flex 5i falls into the common cheap laptop pitfalls
Source: Digital Trends English
While the Flex 5i 14 has solid productivity performance, its battery life is a real hindrance. The display is bright enough and offers excellent contrast, but it’s greatly diminished by the poor colors. The build is a little flexible, and the LED distortion is a concern. At the sale price of $550, the Flex 5i 14 might offer the right combination for a budget-conscious buyer. But at $800, it’s blown away by some much better laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/10/2023
Rating: Total score: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Gen 8 (2023): Mua laptop 2-trong-1, không bây giờ thì bao giờ?
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Impressive design; solid workmanship; nice OLED display; smart stylus pen; high performance; slim size; light weight; long battery life.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/04/2023

Comment

Intel Iris Xe G7 80EUs: Integrated graphics card in Intel Tiger Lake G7 SoCs based on the new Gen. 12 architecture with 80 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model. The Tiger Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm+ process at Intel.

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

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


i5-1335U: Alder Lake based mobile CPU with 2 performance cores and 8 efficient cores. The performance cores offer hyper threading, leading to 12 threads that can be processed. The CPU clocks from 0.9 to 4.6 GHz. The TDP is specified at 15 Watt.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.00":

There are hardly any tablets in this display size range anymore. For subnotebooks, on the other hand, it is the standard format.

The advantage of subnotebooks is that the entire laptop can be small and therefore easily portable. The smaller display also has the advantage of requiring less power, which further improves battery life and thus mobility. The disadvantage is that reading texts is more strenuous on the eyes. High resolutions are more likely to be found in standard laptops.

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


Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.

In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.

In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.


73.97%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.


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

 

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