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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i 15.6 Inch FHD Laptop (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, Intel Iris Xe, Windows 10 Home S) – Platinum Grey, (82HT0062UK)

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A score of nearly 40 frames per second in the Unigine Superposition test at 720p resolution and low quality settings suggest you can even expect to play intensive 3D games, as long as you turn the quality and resolution settings way down. On the other hand, the keyboard already feels warm to the touch while the laptop is idle, and under load, the upper-left side gets very hot. If you’re a fan of digital assistants, this machine also has built-in Alexa, ideal if you want to control your smart home and keep yourself organised.

It tends to get quite hot around the top left of the keyboard under load, but on the bright side, the fan isn't too noisy. It fell short of the Envy x360 13 (4,548, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU) and Yoga C740 (3,915, Core i5-10210U CPU) but handily topped the Spin 3 (3,600, Core i3-8130U CPU). The screen is easy to lift with one finger, although the keyboard begins to lift once you push the screen past 120 degrees.Instead, I was pleasantly surprised by the comfortable typing experience that awaited me on the Flex 5. The backlit keyboard offers remarkably stable key switches, making for a comfortable and satisfying typing experience. I’ve also covered the launches of dozens of groundbreaking technologies, from hyperloop test tracks in the desert to the latest silicon from Apple and Intel. The Ryzen 5 4500U is an efficient six-core processor, which not only offers excellent performance but delivers battery life that can be turned insane.

The Acer Swift 3 14 (2020) and the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14 (2020) are both 14-inch Windows laptops. I had no problems surfing the web no matter how many tabs were open, and I could rely on the long battery life to keep me entertained throughout the day.The keys have plenty of travel and provide good tactile feedback, although you have to apply a fair amount of force to actuate the keys, which might cause some strain when typing for very long periods. Given the form factor, I was expecting the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 to last anywhere from 4 hours to 5 hours.

We found this way too restrictive, so we took it out of S mode as soon as possible and didn’t find any slowing of the machine. Also, the IdeaPad Flex can be used as a tablet because it has a 360-degree hinge, while the Inspiron is limited to clamshell mode. Lenovo Pen Settings is only relevant if you chose to have a stylus included in your configuration; it shows your pen’s battery percentage and lets you adjust the pen tip feel and the shortcuts assigned to the two-barrel buttons. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a Windows 10 2-in-1 convertible laptop with stylus support that’s available with either 14- or 15in displays and the option of Intel or AMD processors.The panel is a full HD (1,920-by-1,080-pixel) IPS touch screen, which supports inputs from the Lenovo Digital Pen.

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