Despite being a good prospect with its great price and wide functionality, the Ideapad Flex 5 (14) is not something we would consider as ideal for professionals.
1. Remove the bottom plate
In order to get to this notebook’s internals, you need to undo 9 Torx-head screws. After that, pry the bottom panel away with a plastic tool, and you should be able to see everything inside.
In terms of battery, this laptop is equipped with a 52.5Wh pack.
3. Memory and storage
Unfortunately, the memory of this laptop is soldered to the motherboard. The maximum amount you can get is 16GB, and you won’t be able to increase that in the future. Thankfully, there is still the option to put a faster or larger SSD, thanks to the M.2 PCIe x4 drive slot.
4. Cooling system
First, we have to mention that our unit has a dedicated GeForce MX330 inside, so we see the more capable cooling solution. It includes two heat pipes, which are shared between the CPU and the GPU, as well as a relatively big fan.