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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 Series

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80013MHProcessor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, Intel Comet Lake Celeron 5205U, Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1, Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000, AMD Vega 7, Intel UHD Graphics 620, Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU), NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Display: 13.30 inch, 14.00 inch, 15.60 inch
Weight: 0kg, 1.4kg, 1.5kg, 1.8kg
Price: 700, 800 euro
Average Score: 88% - very good
Average of 7 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 85%, performance: 75%, features: 80%, display: 75%
mobility: 84%, workmanship: 78%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: - %

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15IIL05-81X30059GE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15IIL05-81X30059GENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 15IIL05-81X30059GE
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1
Graphics Adapter: Intel UHD Graphics G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU)
Display: 15.60 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.8kg
Price: 700 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (15) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 08/25/2020
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (15) review – Wacom drivers and a 4K HDR display option
Source: Laptop Media English
At least on the bright side, you get Wi-Fi 6 support, fast storage, an SD card reader on board, and decent battery life. So, despite the fact that the laptop comes with a lot of features, including an optional Pen inside the box, the poor 1080p panel just won’t deliver if you are hoping for something marginally close to professional. However, Lenovo also offers the Ideapad Flex 5 (15) with a 4K unit, which has HDR and VESA certificates. Additionally, one of the great options on the market is the ASUS ZenBook Flip 15 (UX563).
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/25/2020

Foreign Reviews

Đánh Giá Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i 14 Inch: Laptop Đa Dụng Sáng Giá Ở Phân Khúc Dưới 20 Triệu Đồng
Source: VNReview VN→EN
Positive: Good price; impressive design; solid workmanship; nice display.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/12/2020
Đánh giá Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5: Sản phẩm đầy mới mẻ với hiệu năng mượt mà
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Modern design; nice performance; good price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/15/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2003MMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2003MMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2003MMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 85% - good

Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)

 

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (14) - disassembly and upgrade options
Source: Laptop Media English
Support, online available, Short, Date: 08/31/2020
80% Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 AMD Review – A Little Thick But Worth The Price
Source: Pokde English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a solid choice if you’re looking for a productivity laptop that’s easy to bring around and has good performance without breaking the bank. You got solid build quality, good battery life, it’s a proper 2-in-1 laptop with touchscreen support, and it already has dual-channel RAM from the get-go. This is pretty good value for money.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/17/2020
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 90% performance: 75% mobility: 83% workmanship: 75%

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 (81X2003MMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 07/03/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2006QMH

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2006QMHNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2006QMH
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 6 R4000
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 87.5% - good

Average of 2 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Foreign Reviews

75% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14" Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/20/2020
Rating: Total score: 75%
100% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05 (81X2006QMH) Review
Source: Tweakers Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/06/2020
Rating: Total score: 100%

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-81X1001BGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-81X1001BGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-81X1001BGE
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i5-1035G1
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Price: 800 euro
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Review
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5, an affordable 14” Windows 2-in-1 convertible laptop with 360 degree hinges, a full HD IPS touch screen and Wacom AES active pen support. The Lenovo has an Intel 10th gen Core i5 CPU with UHD graphics, 16GB DDR4 RAM and a 512GB M.2 NVMe SSD for $650. It has good build quality, a fingerprint scanner, webcam with privacy shutter, MS Precision trackpad and a backlit keyboard. Not bad for the price!
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/25/2020
Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (14) review – the optional GeForce MX330 has its perks and drawbacks
Source: Laptop Media English
So, the Intel version of this laptop is having a lot of struggles. The most prominent one comes from the cooling solution – especially when you have the GeForce MX330 onboard. During gaming (and with the “Extreme performance” profile applied) we saw the temperatures to not only creep up but maintain at 93C on the GPU and 97C on the processor. And if you choose the more forgiving “Intelligent cooling” profile, you end up losing performance. By the way, introducing a cooling pad drastically improves the thermals of the notebooks, as it appears that the design of the device is not optimized for airflow. So, at the end of the day, it might just be a better choice to pick the Intel Core i7-1065G7 only with its integrated graphics. Or just go for the AMD options, as they will provide a lot more headroom for productivity.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 08/31/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5iNotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i
Processor: Intel Ice Lake i7-1065G7
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce MX330
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 0kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Foreign Reviews

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i : Laptop Lengkap Untuk Semua
Source: Jagat Review ID→EN
Positive: Impressive design; great built quality; decent hardware; nice performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 09/04/2020

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2004YGE

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2004YGENotebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2004YGE
Processor: AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U
Graphics Adapter: AMD Vega 7
Display: 14.00 inch, 16:9, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Weight: 1.5kg
Links: Lenovo homepage

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Average Score: 86% - good

Average of 1 scores (from 2 reviews)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5: Flexible Productivity
Source: Yugatech English
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/02/2020

Foreign Reviews

86% Recensione Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5: che tuttofare, e che prezzo! (foto e video)
Source: Smart World Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/02/2020
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% features: 80% display: 75% mobility: 85% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%

 

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 1 scores (from 1 reviews)

 

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%

 

Comment

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 G1 (Ice Lake 32 EU): Integrated graphics card in Intel Ice-Lake G1 SoCs based on the new Gen. 11 architecture with 32 of the 64 EUs (Execution Units / Shader Cluster). The clock rate depends on the processor model ranging from 300 MHz base to 1050 - 1100 MHz boost. The Ice-Lake chips are produced in the modern 10nm process at Intel produced.

AMD Vega 6 R4000: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 6 CUs (= 384 shaders) and a clock of up to 1.500 MHz.

AMD Vega 7: Integrated graphics card of the Ryzen APUs based on the Vega architecture with 7 CUs (= 448 shaders) and a clock of up to 1600 MHz.

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.

With these GPUs you are able to play modern and demanding games fluently at medium detail settings and HD resolution.

NVIDIA GeForce MX330: Successor of the MX230 and most likely a renamed GeForce MX250/MX150 based on the Pascal GP108 chip with 384 shaders and a 64 Bit memory bus for GDDR5.

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


Intel Ice Lake:

i5-1035G1: Ice-Lake based low power quad core processor for thin and light laptops. Integrated four Sunnycove cores clocked at 1.2 - 3.7 GHz that support Hyperthreading (8 threads). Furthermore, the SoC integrates a Intel UHD Graphics G1 graphics card and Wifi 6 / Thunderbolt partly integrated. The chip is manufactured in the modern 10nm process at Intel.

i7-1065G7: Ice Lake based low power quad-core processor for thin and light laptops. The four cores clock between 1.3 - 3.9 GHz and should offer 18% more IPC (instructions per clock) than the previous generations (and therefore partly close the clock speed gap). Produced in 10nm at Intel.

AMD Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU):

R5 4500U: Mobile Hexy-Core APU using six Zen 2 cores clocked at 2.3 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 6 CUs clocked at up to 1500 MHz. The CPU does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

R7 4700U: Mobile Octa-Core APU using Zen 2 cores clocked at 2 to 4 GHz and a Vega graphics card with 7 CUs clocked at up to 1600 MHz. Compared to the faster 4800U, the 4700U offers a slightly lower boost clock speed and does not support SMT / Hyperthreading.

Intel Comet Lake:

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).

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


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


0 kg:

1.8 kg:

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


88%: 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.

Devices with Same Screen Size and/or Weight

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 CB 13IML05-82B80013MH
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake Celeron 5205U, 13.30", 1.4 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2020-20UB000NUS
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10610U, 14.00", 1.36 kg
Lenovo Yoga 6 13, 4700U
Vega 7, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, 13.30", 1.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05, i7-10510U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.00", 0.799 kg
Lenovo Yoga Duet 7 13IML05, i5-10210U
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.00", 0.799 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2004YGE
Vega 7, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R7 4700U, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL-81Q9000NMH
Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU), Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14.00", 1.35 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R5000SUK
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 13.30", 1.4 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i
GeForce MX330, Ice Lake i7-1065G7, 14.00", 0 kg
Lenovo Ideapad C340-14IMLI7
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 14.00", 1.65 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-81X1001BGE
GeForce MX330, Ice Lake i5-1035G1, 14.00", 1.5 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 Chromebook 11IGL05
UHD Graphics 600, Gemini Lake Celeron N4020, 11.60", 1.2 kg
Lenovo Ideapad C340-15IML-81TL002EMH
GeForce MX230, Comet Lake i7-10510U, 15.60", 2 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Yoga 20SX0026US
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10310U, 13.30", 1.25 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad L13 Yoga 20R5002AUS
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10310U, 13.30", 1.43 kg
Lenovo ThinkBook Plus 13 i5
UHD Graphics 620, Comet Lake i5-10210U, 13.30", 1.4 kg
Lenovo Flex 5G 14-82AK0002US
Adreno 680, Snapdragon SD 8cx, 14.00", 1.3 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2006QMH
Vega 6 R4000, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14.00", 0 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05-81X2003MMH
Vega 6 R4000, Renoir (Ryzen 4000 APU) R5 4500U, 14.00", 1.5 kg

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Stefan Hinum, 2020-08- 8 (Update: 2020-08- 8)