Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14″ , Intel) - Specs

HDD/SSD
up to 1000GB SSD + up to 1000GB HDD
M.2 Slot
1x 2280 PCIe NVMe 3.0 x4 See photo
RAM
up to 16GB
OS
Windows 10 Home
Dimensions
321.5 x 217.5 x 17.9 ~ 20.9mm mm (12.66" x 8.56" x 0.70")
Weight
1.50 kg (3.3 lbs)
Body material
Plastic / Polycarbonate, Aluminum
Ports and connectivity
  • 2x USB Type-A 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps)
  • 1x USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 1 (5 Gbps), Power Delivery (PD)
  • HDMI 1.4b
  • Card reader MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Audio jack 3.5 mm combo
Features
  • Fingerprint reader optional
  • Web camera HD
  • Backlit keyboard
  • Microphone Dual-Array Microphone
  • Speakers 2x 2W, Dolby Audio
  • Optical drive
  • Security Lock slot

All Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14″ , Intel) configurations

See all Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14″ , Intel) configurations

 

Display Profiles

Health-Guard

The first and most important profile (in our opinion) is the Health-Guard – when being used with our LM Profiles application, Health-Guard eliminates the harmful Pulse-Width Modulation (PWM) and reduces the negative Blue Light which affects our eyes and body. Since it’s custom tailored for every panel, it manages to keep the colors perceptually accurate (they may seem strange at first but after a few minutes our brain will start recognizing them as accurate ones – that’s how Health-Guard differs from alternatives like f.lux).

Now the profile has a higher color temperature which makes is suitable for working through the whole day (not only at night) and simulates paper so the pressure on the eyes is greatly reduced.

Pro Tip: As the Health-Guard profile simulates paper and has as accurate as possible colors, it could be a great tool for prepress designers!

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Health-Guard Profile

Design and Gaming

The second profile type is Design and Gaming – it combines our previous “Web Design” and “Gaming and Movie Nights” profiles in one, so it’s aimed at designers who work with colors professionally, and for games and movies as well (or maybe you’re a designer who likes to relax with some games or movies from time to time?).

“Design and Gaming” takes display panels to their limits, making them as accurate as possible in the sRGB IEC61966-2-1 standard for Web and HDTV, at white point D65.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Just as our previous Gaming profile, this one also regulates the first steps out of black so you can have even faster reflexes when playing in dark virtual environments…or just see everything in the darkest scenes in movies.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Design & Gaming Profile

Office Work

The third profile is Office Work and it should be used mostly by users who spend most of the time looking at pieces of text, tables or just surfing.

Office Work aims to deliver better distinctness and clarity by keeping a flat gamma curve (2.20), native color temperature and perceptually accurate colors.

Left: No Profile | Drag the slider to see the difference | Right: Office Work Profile

You’ll find more information about the profiles HERE.

 

CPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the CPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14" , Intel) series.

Results are from the Cinebench 15 CPU test (the higher the score, the better)

GPU Performance comparison

Here you can find the price/performance difference between all the GPUs that come in the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14" , Intel) series.

Results are for the 3DMark: Fire Strike (Graphics) benchmark (the higher the score, the better)

 

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (14″ , Intel) in-depth review

Today, we have the brand new Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (14). Its a stylish little 2-in-1, which should be good for work, light gaming, and, of course, be used as a table. Or, at least that's what Lenovo wants you to think. From what we see in the official specs sheet, we see only two display options, both of which are 1080p panels, but one of them is an IPS one, while the other is a TN. We're definitely going to investigate the prowess of the IPS panel (as we got that one). Before that, we have [...]

Read the full review

Pros

  • Versatile and stable hinges
  • Good battery life
  • SD card slot and Wi-Fi 6 support
  • Doesn't use aggressive PWM (LP140WFA-SPMB)
  • Optional fingerprint reader

Cons

  • No RAM upgradability post-purchase
  • Extremely hot under load (Intel + NVIDIA combo)
  • Covers only half of the colors in the sRGB gamut (LP140WFA-SPMB)

Inside Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (14) - disassembly and upgrade options

 

 

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