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Costco Members: Lenovo Flex 5 2 in 1: 14” FHD Touch, 4700U, 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has for its Members: Lenovo Flex 5 2 in 1 Touch Laptop (81X20001US) on sale for $599.99. Shipping is free.

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Specs:
  • 14" 1920x1080 FHD LED-Backlit IPS Touchscreen Display
  • AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8-Core / 2.0GHz) Processor
  • 16GB Soldered DDR4-3200 RAM
  • 512GB M.2 2280 PCIe 3.0x4 NVMe Solid State Drive
  • Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics
  • 802.11 Wireless-AC (2x2) + Bluetooth 4.2
  • Backlit Keyboard & Fingerprint Reader
  • Windows 10 Home 64, English
  • Ports:
    • 1x power connector
    • 1x card reader
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1 (Always On)
    • 1x HDMI 1.4b
    • 1x headphone / microphone combo jack (3.5mm)
    • 1x USB 3.1 Gen 1
    • 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen 1 (support data transfer and Power Delivery)

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    • This deal is $150 less than this previous Popular Deal that earned 22+ thumbs up.
    • $150 manufacturer's savings is valid 3/10/21 through 4/4/21.
    • While supplies last. Limit 5 per member.
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    • Includes 1-Year Manufacturer's Warranty + 1-Year Extended Costco Warranty
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$599.99 ($749.99 less $150 until 4/4/21)

Processor & Memory:
AMD Ryzen 7 4700U (8-Core) Processor at 2.0GHz
16GB DDR4 3200MHz RAM

Operating System:
Microsoft® Windows 10 Home (64 bit)

Drives:
512GB NVMe™ M.2 Solid State Drive
No Optical Drive

Graphics & Video:
14.0" Touchscreen IPS LCD with LED-backlit FHD (1920 x 1080) Display
Integrated AMD Radeon Graphics

Communications:
802.11 Wireless-AC (2x2) + Bluetooth® 4.2
Integrated 720p Webcam with privacy shutter

Audio:
2x 2W Speakers with Dolby Audio DAX3

Keyboard:
Backlit Keyboard with Fingerprint Reader

Ports & Slots:
1x USB 3.1 Type-C (with Power Delivery)
2x USB 3.1
1x HDMI
1x 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
1x Combination Headphone/Microphone Jack

Battery:
3 cell 52.5 WH Lithium-Polymer Battery

Additional Information:
Dimensions: 12.66" L x 8.56" W x 0.82" H
Approximate Weight: 3.63lbs
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It's not about the brand, but their quality/class. My 2012 Lenovo was made from aluminum, not cheapo plastic like nowadays. Dropped and stepped by my kids hundred times. Last year, the monitor screen got removed from it's case, but it's still function well.

https://youtu.be/h0HtoSH7238

Of course this flex may not perform the same built quality as they used to be, neither HP, Dell, Asus, MSI, etc. If you want quality, you need to pay the price. For $600, I don't think you will find well built quality at this spec on any brand.
This IdeaPad Flex 5 is the same as Lenovo IdeaPad 5, Memory soldered to systemboard, no memory slots. It has 16GB soldered to the systemboard.

Also Flex 5 only support one drive, 1x M.2 2280 SSD or 1x M.2 2242 SSD
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB

https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/I...81X20001US


If you want something up-gradable, IdeaPad is not for you.

Pay a bit extra for Lenovo LEGION 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Ryzen 5 4600H - GeForce GTX 1650 - 120Hz 1080p at $679.99 which you can upgrade memory and harddrive. May be wait for it to go onsale(?)

Link to Costco product page
https://www.costco.com/lenovo-leg...01707.html

Legion 5 spec
https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/L...82B5001XUS

LEGION 5 has Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, dual-channel capable
Also LEGION 5 have support HDD/SSD mode: up to two drives, 1x 2.5" HDD + 1x M.2 2242/2280 SSD
• 2.5" HDD up to 2TB
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB

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Nice specs with a good price. Personally, I won't touch another Lenovo as my last one lasted barely 2 years.
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Quote from steaksauce :
Nice specs with a good price. Personally, I won't touch another Lenovo as my last one lasted barely 2 years.
It's not about the brand, but their quality/class. My 2012 Lenovo was made from aluminum, not cheapo plastic like nowadays. Dropped and stepped by my kids hundred times. Last year, the monitor screen got removed from it's case, but it's still function well.

https://youtu.be/h0HtoSH7238

Of course this flex may not perform the same built quality as they used to be, neither HP, Dell, Asus, MSI, etc. If you want quality, you need to pay the price. For $600, I don't think you will find well built quality at this spec on any brand.
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how does this compare to the ideapad from costco from a few days ago?

https://slickdeals.net/f/14882578-costco-lenovo-ideapad-5-14-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-4600u-16gb-512gb-nvme-m-2-ssd-1080p-550?src=SiteSearch
This appears to be the winner minus the nits...
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Based on my experience with 2 lenovos in 2 weeks, I think they have quality control issues. First was issue with screen on yoga 9i. Then I got open box c940 that kept shutting down randomly. Maybe I'm just unlucky but thought you should know.
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Would it be worth getting the Dell Inspirion 13 7000 2in1 model instead for ~ $300 more?

https://www.dell.com/en-us/member...27306emzph

https://deals.dell.com/en-us/mpp/...etail/7too

Looks like the Dell comes with a stylus, better battery (4-Cell Battery) and better screen (UHD (3840 x 2160)

I have Amex promos I can use. Thanks for the advice!
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how does this compare to the ideapad from costco from a few days ago?

https://slickdeals.net/f/14882578-costco-lenovo-ideapad-5-14-laptop-amd-ryzen-5-4600u-16gb-512gb-nvme-m-2-ssd-1080p-550?src=SiteSearch
I think this was a good deal but non-touch screen was a deal breaker for me.
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May want to notice the link to the lenovo.com spec said
11ac, 2x2 + BT5.0

But in the Costco product page, it only has BT4.2.

Someone would question if the rest of the spec in lenovo.com page is accurate or not.

If the rest of the spec is accurate, the memory cannot be upgrade but the hard drive, it can support M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB.
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How good is the video card, are the CPU and WiFi/BT cards replaceable, can the RAM be increased w/o swapping, and is there a slot for a second M.2 stick to expand the storage by 1-2TB?

As for no optical, I'm surprised they even bother to spell that out and it suggests that this is a pretty old clearance model. A laptop w/o optical these days is a bit like a new car w/o a cassette player. Can't remember the last time I used a data CD or DVD on a computer.

Btw if you have a Chase Freedom card then try to use that to buy this, as you get 5% off any Costco (or other warehouse) purchases made with it through the end of the month. Try to do it a few days before though as sometimes purchases made in the last few days of a months aren't posted until the following month.

That's $30 saved before tax, or nearly $33 here in NY after you add sales tax. So effective price would be around $619 and change.
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Based on my experience with 2 lenovos in 2 weeks, I think they have quality control issues. First was issue with screen on yoga 9i. Then I got open box c940 that kept shutting down randomly. Maybe I'm just unlucky but thought you should know.
I had a Lenovo Flex 5 bought from Amazon a few months ago where the charging port stopped charging so I sent it back. But I'd buy this or another Lenovo from Costco if I needed this laptop just because it's Costco. 90 day return; 4 year total warranty with their Citi card.
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How good is the video card, are the CPU and WiFi/BT cards replaceable, can the RAM be increased w/o swapping, and is there a slot for a second M.2 stick to expand the storage by 1-2TB? As for no optical, I'm surprised they even bother to spell that out and it suggests that this is a pretty old clearance model. A laptop w/o optical these days is a bit like a new car w/o a cassette player.
This IdeaPad Flex 5 is the same as Lenovo IdeaPad 5, Memory soldered to systemboard, no memory slots. It has 16GB soldered to the systemboard.

Also Flex 5 only support one drive, 1x M.2 2280 SSD or 1x M.2 2242 SSD
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB

https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/I...81X20001US


If you want something up-gradable, IdeaPad is not for you.

Pay a bit extra for Lenovo LEGION 5 15.6" Gaming Laptop - Ryzen 5 4600H - GeForce GTX 1650 - 120Hz 1080p at $679.99 which you can upgrade memory and harddrive. May be wait for it to go onsale(?)

Link to Costco product page
https://www.costco.com/lenovo-leg...01707.html

Legion 5 spec
https://psref.lenovo.com/Detail/L...82B5001XUS

LEGION 5 has Two DDR4 SO-DIMM slots, dual-channel capable
Also LEGION 5 have support HDD/SSD mode: up to two drives, 1x 2.5" HDD + 1x M.2 2242/2280 SSD
• 2.5" HDD up to 2TB
• M.2 2280 SSD up to 1TB
• M.2 2242 SSD up to 512GB
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Bought an Ideapad Flex 5 from an Amazon deal last year, recently took a dump from a Windows update which corrupted the BIOS, paying $80 to extend the warranty and have an onsite tech visit next week because Lenovo support mentioned it may take a month or more to have it fixed and returned - be warned, the black screen of death has impacted many of their laptops recently.
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