Our review of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR)
Comes with a pen, the versatile 2-in-1 laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) With a 14-inch HD IPS touchscreen display that opens 360 degrees and converts into a tablet, your nomads will be interested in thanks to up to 9 hours of battery life with Windows 11. This slim and light laptop features a backlit keyboard and fingerprint reader Fingerprints or even USB-C connectivity and Wi-Fi ax benefit from improved responsiveness thanks to fast 512GB SSD storage. Plus, this sleek silver hybrid laptop is efficient in everyday use with 16GB RAM and AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne Hexa Core processor with Vega graphics solution capable of supporting light gaming.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) specifications
|screens)||14 inch Full HD LED IPS 10 Points Multi Touch 45% NTSC 250 cd/m² 360° Aperture (1920 x 1080, Glossy)
Includes Lenovo Digital Pen
|Healer||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (maximum)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphics Card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated into the processor|
|storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280)|
|connectors||2 USB 3.0 (1 Always On) + 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, 4-in-1 Card Reader|
|Network||Wi-Fi 6 Ax (2 x 2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hello||Yes, via the fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2 watts), Dolby Audio|
|Operating System||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Declared autonomy / battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5kg/321.5 x 217.5 x 17.9-20.9mm|
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) Against the Competition
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) is currently shown in Upgrade functional in home Dart and the Fnak. puts himself in Average good in its class It is one of the only companies to offer such a powerful processor (Hexa Core) in addition to the fingerprint reader but also comes with a stylus and works under Windows 11.
Chassis, Connectors, and Display for Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR)
Open 360 degrees to transform into a tablet, this 2-in-1 laptop has a discreet, elegant and original look with its slim and light design in a light silver platinum gray.
Multi-touch technology equips the screen that allows interaction with the system and software by simple application with at least one finger on it (or stylus), by pressing / gestures.
Due to its tactile appearance, the screen is glossy, which means brighter colors but sensitive to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside).
Thanks to IPS technology, the screen has large viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. On the other hand, its colorimeter is average, not up to what high-end IPS panels offer. In any case, with its 16:9 format and Full HD definition, the screen lends itself well to viewing videos and high definition content on a larger scale.
Windows Hello fingerprint authentication is possible on this versatile laptop because the biometric reader is built into the power button.
The button keyboard can also be backlit, which is practical to better distinguish its keys when ambient light is limited.
The built-in connectivity of this laptop is good, consisting of one USB-C port, and one practical HDMI video output to easily connect this computer to a TV or monitor, for example, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (More efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac), Bluetooth 5.0 for connections and remote connections, and one or two USB 3.0 audio ports (compatible with USB 2.0) to ensure transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 peripherals are connected to it.
Performance and independence of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) is a compact, lightweight HD laptop that converts into a tablet designed for everyday versatile use.
It makes use of a good amount of 16GB of RAM which is very noticeable in multitasking and to support the processor, the AMD Low Power APU (Fast Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne Hexa Core.
The result is good overall performance, including under modest processing with RAM and multi-core processing, such as video conversion or photo editing.
Plus, thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution built into the Ryzen 5, you can watch photos and videos but also play light titles.
However, if you often want to perform work that consumes processor and / or graphics resources, it is better to choose a computer based on a non-low-power processor and / or a suitable dedicated graphics card.
On the storage side, there is a 512GB SSD, a capacity in line with the HDD standard. However, SSD offers many advantages over the latter, such as greater power, lower power consumption, quiet operation and faster speed.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, the start / stop operations are much faster, for example, such as processing and launching programs, and you can access online game cards much faster. Overall, an SSD offers much better responsiveness and fluidity on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Of course, if 512GB is too tight, you can rely on external storage like a USB 3.0/USB-C device to take advantage of fast transfers.
For the autonomy of this versatile hybrid laptop that can be transported as easily as an Ultrabook thanks to its small size, accuracy and lightness, expect about 9 hours on battery in light use.