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Lenovo updates Flex line of notebooks with a new design and improved internals

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The new and improved Flex 5 14" and Flex 5 15" have slimmer bezels, Intel's 7th generation Kaby Lake processors, and NVIDIA's GeForce 940 MX GPU.

Lenovo has long been a leader in the 2-in-1 notebook market. It’s innovative Yoga and Flex lines brought convertibles to the mainstream and have arguably been the most popular notebooks to feature 360-degree hinges. Today, Lenovo announced an update to the Flex line of consumer 2-in-1’s, which now feature 7th generation Intel Kaby Lake CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPUs.

Both the 14- and 15-inch Flex 5 notebooks also have an improved design. The displays have narrower bezels as well as support for an Active Pen styles and a fingerprint reader for quick logins through Windows Hello. The new Flex 5 models are now equipped with:

  • Up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU
  • NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GPU
  • Up to 16 GB DDR4 RAM
  • Up to a 512 GB PCIe SSD and a 1 TB HDD
  • Two USB 3.0 Type-A ports
  • One USB 3.1 Type-C port (does not charge the notebook)
  • HDMI
  • 4-in-1 SD Card Reader
  • 802.11ac WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • 3 Cell 52.5 Wh battery

The 14-inch model has up to a 1920x1080 panel, while the 15-inch has the option for a full 4K screen at 3840x2160. Both displays are IPS touchscreens. The 14-inch device weighs in at 3.9 lbs and measures 12.9”x9.01”x0.8” (LxWxH). The 15-inch notebook weighs 4.4 lbs and measures 14.33”x9.72”x0.8”. Both models will be available later this month starting at $719.99 and $829.99 for the 14- and 15-inch devices, respectively.

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Sam Medley, 2017-05-18 (Update: 2017-05-17)
Sam Medley
Sam Medley - Review Editor - @samuel_medley
I've been a "tech-head" my entire life. After graduating college with a degree in Mathematics, I worked in finance and banking a few years before taking a job as a Systems Analyst for my local school district. I started working with Notebookcheck in October of 2016 and have enjoyed writing news articles and notebook reviews. My areas of interest include the business side of technology, retro gaming, Linux, and innovative gadgets. When I'm not hunched over an electronic device or writing code for a new database, I'm either outside with my family, playing a decade-old video game, or sitting behind a drum set.