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Amazon has Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop (81X20005US, Graphite Grey) on sale for $599.99. Shipping is free. Thanks FatFishJeff

Specs:
  • AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 2.3GHz 6-Core Processor
  • 14" 1920x1080 IPS Touchscreen Display
  • 16GB DDR4 Memory
  • 256GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive
  • AMD Radeon Integrated Graphics
  • 802.11ac 2x2 WiFi + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Backlit Keyboard
  • Windows 10 Home
  • Ports:
    • 2x USB 3.0
    • 1x USB Type-C
    • 1x HDMI
  • 52.5Wh Lithium Polymer Battery
  • Weight: 3.63 lbs
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Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop (IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05)
14" FHD (1920x1080) IPS 250nits Glossy, 10-point Multi-touch, Lenovo Digital Pen( Not Included)
AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (6C / 6T, 2.3 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
16GB Soldered DDR4-3200
256GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe NVMe
Backlit Key Board
AMD Radeon Graphics
Integrated 52.5Wh Battery
WLAN + Bluetooth - 11ac, 2x2 + BT4.2
Windows 10
81X20005US
Graphite Grey

Product information
Screen Size - 14 inches
Max Screen Resolution-1920 x 1080 pixels
Graphics Coprocessor- AMD Integrated Graphics
Chipset Brand - AMD
Card Description -Integrated
Wireless Type - 802.11ac
Number of USB 3.0 Ports - 2
Average Battery Life (in hours)10 hours

Other Technical Details
Brand Name -Lenovo
Series - Flex 5 14"
Item model number- 81X20005US
Operating System -Windows 10
Item Weight - 3.63 pounds
Product Dimensions - 12.66 x 8.56 x 0.82 inches
Item Dimensions - L x W x H12.66 x 8.56 x 0.82 inches
Color - Graphite Grey
Processor Brand - AMD
Processor Count - 1
Computer Memory Type - DDR4 SDRAM
Hard Drive Rotational Speed - 7200 RPM
Optical Drive Type - None
Power Source - Battery Powered
Batteries1 - Lithium Polymer batteries required. (included)
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Last Edited by IndigoWinter5520 June 10, 2020 at 09:08 PM
Model 81X20005US
Product IdeaPad Flex 5 14ARE05
Region NA
Country/Region USA
Machine Type 81X2
Processor AMD Ryzen 5 4500U (6C / 6T, 2.3 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
Graphics Integrated AMD Radeon Vega 6 (6 core)
Chipset AMD SoC Platform
Memory Samsung M471A1G44AB0-CWE 2x8GB Soldered DDR4-3200 Dual Channal
Storage SKHynix_HFM256GDHTNI-87A0B 256GB M.2 SSD
Display 14" FHD (1920x1080) 157PPI
Panel NV140FHM-N4U (BOE08D6),16.2M, 45% NTSC (67% sRGB), 250 cd/m²
Touchscreen 10-point Multi-touch
Pen Lenovo Digital Pen
Optical None
Media Reader 4-in-1 Card Reader
Ethernet None
WLAN + Bluetooth 11ac, 2x2 + BT4.2
Case Material Plastic (Top), PC / ABS (Bottom)
Bundled Accessories None
Camera 720p
Microphone 2x, Array
Color Graphite Grey
Keyboard Backlit, English (US)
Fingerprint Reader Touch Style
NFC None
TPM 2.0
Battery Integrated 52.5Wh
Power Adapter 65W USB-C
Operating System Windows 10 Home 64, English
Bundled Software Office Trial
Base Warranty 1-year, Depot
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This is a good price given the 16GB of RAM, which is pretty much unheard of in this price range

That said, I ended up picking up a Ideapad 5 15" for about $660 using workplace rewards and a coupon, plus 8% rakuten rewards so actually about the same price. Here:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...8IPS501393

A few comparisons:

It only has 8GB of RAM, vs 16 on this amazon one

It has a Ryzen 7 4700u instead (about 25% faster on multithreaded tasks and 15% faster for gaming)

The screen seems to be better, as its 300 nit instead of 250 and probably of higher quality (the Flex lineup seems to be a step lower than Ideapad 5, except it's 360 rotatable).

It has a 512GB SSD instead of 256, which isn't a big deal but means I won't need to upgrade it.

It has Wifi 6 (instead of Wifi5) and BT 5.1 instead of 4.2, which means some quality improvements and future proofing.

Screen is much larger at 15.6", it's only 1 inch wider though. Also only 0.35lbs heavier somehow. It's thinner as well.

The quoted battery life is 14 hrs vs 10 hrs, so I'm sure that translates into at least an hour difference in the real world. I want an all day laptop with realistically 6+ hours of use.

It has a full sized number pad with additional function keys.

Finally, it seems to have slightly higher overall quality, with an aluminum top.
TL;DR: I wish I spent more on a model with a brighter screen and USB-C charging.

I have an earlier, but similar Flex model, and the two biggest frustrations are the dim screen and the lack of USB-C charging. You'll need to drag a weird proprietary power block with you everywhere, since the battery life is terrible--partly because you need to run the screen at maximum brightness most of the time.

"I thought 250 Nits is fine, people are exaggerating", but now it means I can't see crap on my screen when working from home on a balcony in the summer, or even in a very sunny room. Plus, the battery life numbers are all with the screen at 10% brightness, which is unusable.

Otherwise, it's feature packed for a good price.
Soldered 8GB (in the IdeaPad, not OP's Flex) is a deal-breaker.

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I feel like this same deal has been posted multiple times in the past few days.
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I think this is a repost but regardless any thoughts how this compares to the vivobook posted here? https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/562700
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I think this is a repost but regardless any thoughts how this compares to the vivobook posted here? https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/562700
Night and day difference as far as CPU! This has new 4000 series CPU which is much improved and that alone is worth the $100 extra
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I feel like this same deal has been posted multiple times in the past few days.
It is...
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God I wish this had a 4700u.
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I think this is a repost but regardless any thoughts how this compares to the vivobook posted here? https://slickdeals.net/share/android_app/fp/562700
I went with this one because of the touch screen. Brand-wise, I love Asus more than Lenovo just from my own experience.
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No USB-C charging on this model right?
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This is a good price given the 16GB of RAM, which is pretty much unheard of in this price range

That said, I ended up picking up a Ideapad 5 15" for about $660 using workplace rewards and a coupon, plus 8% rakuten rewards so actually about the same price. Here:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...8IPS501393

A few comparisons:

It only has 8GB of RAM, vs 16 on this amazon one

It has a Ryzen 7 4700u instead (about 25% faster on multithreaded tasks and 15% faster for gaming)

The screen seems to be better, as its 300 nit instead of 250 and probably of higher quality (the Flex lineup seems to be a step lower than Ideapad 5, except it's 360 rotatable).

It has a 512GB SSD instead of 256, which isn't a big deal but means I won't need to upgrade it.

It has Wifi 6 (instead of Wifi5) and BT 5.1 instead of 4.2, which means some quality improvements and future proofing.

Screen is much larger at 15.6", it's only 1 inch wider though. Also only 0.35lbs heavier somehow. It's thinner as well.

The quoted battery life is 14 hrs vs 10 hrs, so I'm sure that translates into at least an hour difference in the real world. I want an all day laptop with realistically 6+ hours of use.

It has a full sized number pad with additional function keys.

Finally, it seems to have slightly higher overall quality, with an aluminum top.
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No USB-C charging on this model right?
Same question...? Does anyone know if this laptop can handle gaming of any Triple A games well and "fluidly" or at least decently on sub-par settings?
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TL;DR: I wish I spent more on a model with a brighter screen and USB-C charging.

I have an earlier, but similar Flex model, and the two biggest frustrations are the dim screen and the lack of USB-C charging. You'll need to drag a weird proprietary power block with you everywhere, since the battery life is terrible--partly because you need to run the screen at maximum brightness most of the time.

"I thought 250 Nits is fine, people are exaggerating", but now it means I can't see crap on my screen when working from home on a balcony in the summer, or even in a very sunny room. Plus, the battery life numbers are all with the screen at 10% brightness, which is unusable.

Otherwise, it's feature packed for a good price.
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This is a good price given the 16GB of RAM, which is pretty much unheard of in this price range

That said, I ended up picking up a Ideapad 5 15" for about $660 using workplace rewards and a coupon, plus 8% rakuten rewards so actually about the same price. Here:
https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/lapt...8IPS501393 [lenovo.com]

A few comparisons:

It only has 8GB of RAM, vs 16 on this amazon one

It has a Ryzen 7 4700u instead (about 25% faster on multithreaded tasks and 15% faster for gaming)

The screen seems to be better, as its 300 nit instead of 250 and probably of higher quality (the Flex lineup seems to be a step lower than Ideapad 5, except it's 360 rotatable).

It has a 512GB SSD instead of 256, which isn't a big deal but means I won't need to upgrade it.

It has Wifi 6 (instead of Wifi5) and BT 5.1 instead of 4.2, which means some quality improvements and future proofing.

Screen is much larger at 15.6", it's only 1 inch wider though. Also only 0.35lbs heavier somehow. It's thinner as well.

The quoted battery life is 14 hrs vs 10 hrs, so I'm sure that translates into at least an hour difference in the real world. I want an all day laptop with realistically 6+ hours of use.

It has a full sized number pad with additional function keys.

Finally, it seems to have slightly higher overall quality, with an aluminum top.
Soldered 8GB (in the IdeaPad, not OP's Flex) is a deal-breaker.
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Soldered 8GB is a deal-breaker.
Given everything else i compared, and the fact that they end up at almost the same price, still way worth it to me. Especially things like the dimmer 250nit display
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