With one laptop have the ability to transform into tablet as Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (81X1001UVN), I worry about smooth multitasking. But after a week of experience, the home laptop Lenovo This has brought smooth performance and pleasant experience thanks to owning a Core i5 Gen 10. CPU. Don’t say much more, let’s rate Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 right away.
Overall design of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5.
You may not know, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a completely new product line of Lenovo, with unique 360-degree rotation. The design is nice, but the performance of this laptop is also not medium.
1. The “inspired” design of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5
Stylish and outstanding
I like the design of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5. That’s undeniable.
Possessing a refined appearance with a shiny silver outfit, Flex 5 impressed me the first time I held the device. Previously, I had used through other Lenovo laptops such as Lenovo ThinkBook, Lenovo IdeaPad S, … but in this ideaPad Flex line, I found a difference and brought a unique impression.
Flex 5 impressed me the first time I held the device.
The surface is not polished but only roughened, but not as nice but the rough surface limits the state of fingerprints making the machine less aesthetic over time. The upper corner of the back has the Lenovo logo engraved and brightened quite sophisticated and not at all monotonous.
The surface is not polished, but not as nice but the rough surface limits the state of fingerprints
The case of the Flex 5 is made of plastic but the back is machined in luxurious aluminum metal. The metal processing on the back helps to look better and thanks to the plastic cover, the device is light and easy to carry around. You can hold one hand, put the device in a backpack or use on the thighs is also very convenient.
The case of the Flex 5 is made of plastic but the back is machined in luxurious aluminum metal.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a hybrid laptop that can turn into a tablet with just a 360-degree flip. This mechanism allows users to use laptops more conveniently, do more and give inspiration for daily use.
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is a hybrid laptop that can turn into a tablet with just a 360-degree flip.
The design of the Flex 5 is not too fussy, but only trimmed at the corners of the device, making the device look sophisticated and attractive. Because this is an office laptop and needs to serve many different types of users, the manufacturer has been keen to design a softer and closer machine. Check out the design of the Lenovo Flex 5 here:
Regarding connectivity, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 is relatively integrated with the connection port, allowing you to link multiple devices together for data transfer. Specifically, the device has a power port, HDMI, USB-C, 3.5mm audio jack and notification light on the left side. Meanwhile, on the right side, the machine has 2 more USB ports, SD card slot and power button.
Left edge of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5.
Right edge of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5.
The display is fresh
Possessing a 14-inch screen, the experience on this panel is really great. Because the thin screen border makes the display space wider, and the machine is also integrated with touch technology that makes it easy to manipulate when folding laptop 360 degrees.
Possessing a 14-inch screen, the experience on this panel is really great.
It also incorporates touch technology for a smooth experience.
But unfortunately, the screen quality is not really attractive. Specifically, the screen resolution only stops at Full HD and uses TN panels. The laptop screen also has a blue orientation, but you can easily adjust the color in the Lenovo Vantage software.
But unfortunately, the screen quality is not really attractive.
In return, the device has dazzling technology that makes it easy to use the laptop in many different conditions, especially in environments with direct light. Another plus point on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 is the webcam lock (Think Shutter technology). Looking up at the edge of the screen, you will see the webcam has a lock button to help protect and protect the eye-catching lens.
In return, the machine has dazzling technology that makes it easy to use the laptop in many different conditions.
Keyboard and touchpad
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 keyboard has no short-key travel and no number keys, but I find this factor to be of little importance. Because, what we should focus on is the experience of pressing keys and manipulating.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 keyboard.
The laptop’s keyboard is clickable and feels painless. The keys have a good bounce, high information feedback helps users handle the operation and produce information displayed on the screen quickly. Another plus point for this keyboard is that it has light keys and buttons that are relatively airy, which helps users to avoid making small touches when manipulating quickly.
As for the mouse screen, I appreciate the surface is very smooth and not hissing. Thereby helping his manipulation better, faster and handle work, study better.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 touchpad.
We also see the one-touch fingerprint unlock on the Flex 5. I use this sensor and it feels very convenient, especially the convenient position and the back is the quick response speed.
Fingerprint sensor of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5.
2. Performance and cooling of Lenovo Flex 5
Attractive configuration coupled with smooth performance
Before entering the detailed evaluation of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 performance, I would like to briefly summarize the laptop’s hardware configuration:
- 14 inch screen, Full HD, TN panel.
- CPU: Intel Core i5-1035G1.
- RAM: 8 GB DDR4 (On board).
- Hard drive: SSD 512 GB M.2 PCIe, does not support HDD slot.
- Integrated graphics card: Intel UHD Graphics
Lenvo IdeaPad Flex 5 has a powerful Core i5 Gen 10 CPU.
With a configuration like this, I’m really impressed and hope that the machine will bring real performance. Belongs to the office laptop line, but what Flex 5 brings back its expectations. During the laptop experience, I opened a lot of Chrome tabs and added a few applications for work such as Photoshop, Lightroom and Premiere. The machine handles tasks very smoothly but do not create too much pressure, because the machine is only part of an office laptop.
I used the familiar software GeekBench 5 to measure the CPU and laptop performance. In the CPU test, GeekBench 5 showed that the single core of Flex 5 reached 1,127 points and the multi-core achieved 1,931 points of sosos. Meanwhile in the performance test, GeekBench 5 gives the average score of the device reaching nearly 4,000 points (namely 3,972 points).
Measure the CPU of Lenovo ideaPad Flex 5 with GeekBench 5 software.
Measure the performance of Lenovo ideaPad Flex 5 with GeekBench 5 software.
Use heavy tasks smoothly so I feel secure when assigning multitasking tasks on office applications such as PowerPoint, Word and Excel. I use the Office software a lot (especially Word for text editing) and Chrome (for searching information). Really the machine for very good handling and makes me feel satisfied.
I myself do not think that a “hybrid” laptop like Flex 5 here can work so well. Previously I had experience Lenovo IdeaPad C340, but this laptop has not brought the smooth performance of office tasks as I expected and a little delay. Going back to Flex 5, I want to make it harder for her to download and play the game of League of Legends right away.
With a high average configuration, Flex 5 for FPS fluctuates above 60 FPS and maintains from 60 FPS to 82 FPS. Thanks to the high stability, I easily solo 1 pound 2 and confidently shoot down in the top combat phase. I was also really surprised because I did not think a “hybrid” laptop could do more.
Powerful CPU is not enough, IdeaPad Flex 5 also owns a 512 GB M.2 PCIe SSD, allowing you to store important documents comfortably and download the necessary applications for work and entertainment. To measure the reading and writing speed of the 512 GB SSD, I used the familiar Crystal DiskMark software and obtained the following result:
- Read speed: 2,242 MB / s.
- Write speed: 1,079 MB / s.
Measure the read / write speed of the IdeaPad Flex 5 512GB SSD with Crystal DiskMark.
Continue to test SSD, I measured the speed of opening the computer, started some familiar applications and obtained the results as shown below. Except for a relatively long open speed, the launch of the remaining tasks quite quickly and smoothly.
Measure application open speed through real-world experience.
Effective heat dissipation
One of the factors affecting CPU performance is heat dissipation. Because if the heat sink works well and efficiently, the CPU will improve the performance and bring the smoothest experience to laptop users. So the question is whether the heatsink of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 works well or not?
To answer this question, I used AIDA64 software to measure the temperature of the CPU. After more than 55 minutes opening up to 10 Chrome tabs, using additional Photoshop software to edit photos, AIDA64 gave the temperature of the CPU to 60 degrees. This is an average heat and that also partly shows that the laptop’s heat sink has completed the assigned task.
Measure the temperature of the CPU of the machine with AIDA64 software.
I also tried touching the upper part of the keyboard and only felt a little bit warm. Meanwhile, the armrests are not very hot at all, so it does not affect the experience of using a laptop during the long running deadline.
3. Flex 5 battery life is enough for you to run deadlines
What about the battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5? Similar to the previous reviews, I have used a software that many readers here also know is BatteryMon. This software gives a fairly prestigious result and with the condition that the screen brightness is 80%, sound 100%, open WiFi with notifications from Chrome and continuous use of Chrome tabs, Photoshop, BatteryMon gives time results the amount is more than 3 hours (specifically 3 hours 3 minutes).
Measure the battery life of IdeaPad Flex 5 with BatteryMon software.
A truly satisfactory result. Because, a beautiful design that helps you confidently bring the machine outside, a powerful processor to provide a stable experience and enough battery life for you to run the deadline is the most essential for office workers and the students, the students. Remember, the Flex 5 also carries a touch screen, so I think the 3-hour time is ok.
If you feel like 3 hours is still not enough, remember to always carry the charger with you whether at home or away.
After a week of experience, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 has brought too many surprises in the price segment. Not only possesses a beautiful and delicate appearance, Flex 5 also provides a great experience with the ability to transform into a tablet and provide smooth performance for work and entertainment.