Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Digital Pen Included, Win 10, 81X20005US, Graphite Grey
- Thin, light, and stylish – This 2-in-1 laptop weighs just 3.64 pounds and is only 0.82" thick. It's soft and comfortable to the touch, with a durable paint that creates a better user experience. Digital pen included
- The 10-point, 14-inch FHD (1920 x 1080) IPS touchscreen allows the Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 laptop to be comfortable, fun, and easy to use. It's also great to look at, with 4-side narrow bezels
- The 360⁰ hinge lets you use your 2-in-1 touchscreen laptop in whatever mode works best for you; Use it in 'Laptop' mode for everyday computing, 'Tent' mode for sharing things, 'Stand' mode for binge-watching, or 'Tablet' mode for more intuitive interaction
- Enjoy up to 10 hours of battery life, plus quick charge to 80% in just 1 hour
- Powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 4500U mobile processor with Radeon graphics, you have the performance to do more, from anywhere. With more cores, you'll experience responsiveness that leaps into action for productivity, gaming, and content creation
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8 points • scuffling
8 points • Bizzaro127
Uhh not too sure which one your looking at but the one with the 4500u and 16gb of ram. It goes in and out of stock, right now it is $599. If not, it will most likely soon. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/?coliid=I2LBO2OFM9NRF6&colid=124XGF3O39BL8&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it
7 points • straight_to_10_jfc
just pulled trigger on Lenovo flex 14" 4500u 16GB 256GB for 599+tax on Amazon.
surprised I found something that has my exact use cases covered readily available.
the 16gb ram and active pen for ~$632 is unbelievable for what I know this Apu can do.
hopefully it actually ships and isn't a listing lol
6 points • Goatfacedwanderer
- AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
- 16GB DDR4
- 256GB SSD
- 2-in-1, 14" FHD Touch Display
- Digital Pen Included
16 points • Chewy718
I recommend this Lenovo Flex 14 (AMD)
This is probably the best deal with the most bang for your buck laptop out right now if you don't need heavy graphics power
It has the brand new AMD Ryzen 4000 series chips that are fantastic.
They have more performance, better battery, better security and lower cost compared to Intel. It also has a very capable little GPU that can game at 1080p medium in most titles if you want to play games.
You get a
6 core AMD Ryzen 5 4500U
256GB SSD (replaceable)
14" 1080p IPS touchscreen
Here is a few reviews on it.
If it's more expensive than 599$ wait a day or 2 as they will restock at regular price.
7 points • Ravoz
7 Days with the Lenovo Flex 5 14 AMD Ryzen 4500u, and why I think it's a good value for it's cost.
TLDR: I think this laptop is incredible value for its cost, and I've really been impressed with it, and have been really enjoying using it over the last 7 days. Nice screen improved with color calibration, nice bezels, terrific keyboard, loud clear sound, no bass, attractive design, CPU is amazing. Coil Whine, and a bad pixel on my model.
I've now owned this laptop for 7 days. I haven't had time to really use it a lot just yet, but after a week I think I can offer a pretty good description of my experience with it so far. Right from the start I'll list my issues with it. And although they are issues, I do not consider them so bad that I'll be returning the laptop. I do consider this laptop pretty amazing for what I paid for it, which was the one offered on Amazon that includes the pen, 16 gigs of ram and the 256GB SSD, and AMD Ryzen 4500u for $599 dollars.
I always check any device I get for issues with the screen, like dead pixels, or uniformity problems. When checking for dead pixels, my unit in fact does have a dead pixel located near right/center of the screen. It does not light for the color red. Fortunately it is black on black images, and lights for blue, white and others. So unless the image is very red, I do not see it. Considering I don't really see it under almost all situations, I've decided not to let it bother me. When I was younger I'd have probably returned it. My second biggest issue is that there is audible coil whine when the power cord is plugged in. It is not so loud that you can hear it in most environments with sound, but in a quiet room it is noticeable. As another poster mentioned to me, it is loudest when the battery is full, and is just drawing power from the cord to run the machine. I think this is pretty annoying, I hate any sound coming from my computers. But I purchased this laptop mostly for work production and video conferencing, so again I'm going to not let this bother me too much. Since I'll mostly be using the laptop unplugged.
Other subtle issues with this laptop include the poor webcam, and microphone, but I guess that's expected in most laptops, especially at this price point. I plan to purchase a better webcam soon. The audio that comes from the speakers is pretty poor in the "lows". At least they get loud and clear. I went into the Dolby app and used my own equalizer setting, one that I've used for years, and I believe it does improve the audio quite a bit. Nothing you do will increase the low frequencies unfortunately. By far the biggest "other" issue with this laptop is the screen brightness, and possibly the colors. While pleasant to look at for sure, when compared side by side with an old Chromebook I have that I use Gallium OS on (a GNU/Linux Disto), one that was over $200 dollars less, and more cheaply constructed, that Toshiba Chromebook's screen is far more brighter, and "punchy" looking where the images can really "pop". Thankfully I have an old Spyder Color Calibration tool which I used on this Flex 5. And I believe it improved the screen's colors by a good amount. Funny enough while this screen does not get that bright, it was factory calibrated in a way that blows out the "lights" of images. Maybe to make it seem brighter? Once color corrected the screen produced images that were slightly darker, but now have a larger range of shades, where there are less blotches in the "dark's", and less blow outs of the "lights", especially on people's faces. Unfortunately the colors can still seem a little muddy. I watched pretty much every review on YouTube prior to ordering this laptop, so I knew full well what to expect though. So like what every reviewer has said, I won't be editing any photos on this laptop. With all that said, like I said before though, I do actually think the screen is pleasant to look at. And is plenty bright enough to use indoors, under bright lights. The IPS panel has very good viewing angles.
The track pad is pretty nice compared to other laptops I've owned. I do notice when tapping on the center that it makes a somewhat hollow sound, but it's not a big deal.
I will use the pen in some situations for work, but not a lot. While very nice to have the pen included, I hate that there is no where to store it besides the included USB attachment. I will never put the laptop into a bag or protective sleeve while attached. This makes me fear that I will misplace the pen. I'm going to need to figure out a solution for where to store the pen.
Speaking of USB ports, it is quite difficult to insert and then retrieve some USB drives in this laptop. I nearly pulled the cap off the end of my Samsung thumb drive trying to get it out! Hopefully this will not be the case with continued use.
Moving on away from any negatives or "quarks" that the laptop has, I have not experienced any bugs, or crashes. The supplied AMD graphic driver does in fact cause high resolution YouTube videos to skip and lose frames. I went to the AMD website and downloaded the latest driver for the 4500u and uninstalled the previous driver, installing the latest. Video's no longer skip. I haven't tested gaming performance much, but what I have I was actually very impressed. I can't believe that with today's technology that you can play older titles at 60fps, at near full settings, on the integrated gpu. No doubt these new Ryzen cpu's are pretty incredible.
The fan in this computer does run full speed when playing a game, but I found the noise to not be a bother.
I wish I could comment on the battery life, but I don't think I've used it enough to really get a feel for its performance. I have yet to use the computer from full to near empty in a single day.
I have not had any issues with my keyboard. I think the keyboard on this laptop is pretty great. I really enjoy using it, the keys have not been stiff or mushy. I love that there are lit keys as well. Some have complained that the keys back-light time's out, but I rather like that. Especially when watching anything in a darker room.
I do wish the laptop was slightly lighter, but it is fine where it is. I think the build quality for a laptop in this price range is very good. I like the matte finish, and I especially like the minimal design, with minimal branding. With this color, design, and slim screen bezels, in my opinion I think this laptop is beautiful.
I do not have a lot of experience with any recent Windows laptops, I've mostly used Linux on my machines for many years, but I believe this Ryzen cpu is doing a great job with navigating through the Windows 10 OS, browsers, and applications. It really has been a pleasant experience to use this past week. A long time ago lower end windows machines were awful with slow and sluggish performance.
It would seems that I actually don't like this laptop with the amount of negatives I spoke about. But those negatives I spoke of are not that bad in the extreme. I do not consider anything I've mentioned to be a big issue. Just a realistic interpretation from a tech enthusiast after using this laptop for 7 days. I've actually been enjoying it more and more with each day. Considering I paid $600 dollars for this laptop, I consider it an incredible value for it's cost. You get a flawed yet very nice screen with minimal bezels, it is actually pleasant to look at and consume media on, beautiful subtle design, loud enough speakers, a pen, a terrific keyboard with back-light, 16 gigs of ram, and that incredible new CPU, that breezes though applications, including light gaming and older titles. I'm really enjoying this laptop. I do wish it had a larger SSD, and will upgrade it in the future. Oh I do agree that the wifi signal could be stronger, but I have not had any drops or slow connections.
I guess only time will tell if the screen develops any other dead pixels, or if the laptop has any failures or unforeseen real issues. I've never owned anything Lenovo, but what I have right now I'm very much enjoying.
This laptop is currently Amazon's number one selling 2-1 laptop.
Listing on the official Lenovo website.
3 points • KidDelicious14
Hmm, after a cursory look over the configurations you can get, I'm not crazy about the price-to-value. Ideally, you'd want 16gb if you're spending this much on a laptop, so that takes the Go 2 out of contention for me. The Pro is also really pricey for the specs they advertise for it. I don't know anything about their build quality or what it's actually like to use either though, so it might still have something going for it.
If you're looking to stay in that $500-$700 range, I'd take a look at this
3 points • hawksnest526
I bought this flex 14” off of amazon for comp sci and I love it, I’ve had it for a few days and so far everything has been great. It is the Ryzen processor, but it’s fast and imo better than the intel version
Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop,... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB?ref=ppx_pop_mob_ap_share
3 points • Nasjan77
Just an FYI. It currently sells for $599 at amazon. It might be worth returning.
2 points • eaurouge444
This Lenovo Flex 5 is great value for money and has touchscreen: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Processor-Graphics-81X20005US-Graphite/dp/B086226DDB
2 points • CO_PC_Parts
The Lenovo Flex 5 AMD version was $599 when it launched but has been OOS for a while.
If that was around I'd say grab that.
2 points • DeLtaXxGunYT
I paid $600 for this computer on amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Processor-Graphics-81X20005US-Graphite/dp/B086226DDB/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=lenovo+flex+5&qid=1591151720&sr=8-3
2 points • reddinator01
The Lenovo one is on Amazon for $600 new. For $100 less it’s a way better deal. Plus 16gb of ram out of the box is nice but it is soldered so you can’t add more ram later which is a downside. Your use case is about right for this laptop it seems.
2 points • The_Adviser100
For school in this price range I would advise you to check this laptops
laptop name | Lenovo Flex 5 --- |---- CPU | Hexa Core R5-4500U GPU | AMD Radeon Vega 5 Graphics Screen | 14" FHD Multi-Touch IPS Ram | 16 GB 3200hz SSD | 256 GB HDD | 0 Weight | 3.7 Lbs. Battery life | 7 Hrs. Pros | One of the best bang for the money in the market. Pros | Very light and comes with the stylus . Pros | Great battery life . Cons | It's all made of plastic. Cons | The storage is low. Cons | The fan can get loud under heavy use.
2 points • moochs
Direct link to purchase on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Processor-Graphics-81X20005US-Graphite/dp/B086226DDB/
2 points • Mattwmaster58
100% not. New listing on Amazon the specifically mentions the Ryzen aspect. OOS, unfortunately.
2 points • LonerIM2
hmm, when you put it like that I actually think you should go with this one now and then use the rest of your budget to buy a new one few years later if this slows down.
2 points • Hemwum
2 points • mattinm
The exact SKU is listed in the article. If you Google it one of the first results is the Amazon listing with it currently in stock: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/
2 points • yesnohihello
[Amazon] Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4 OnBoard RAM, 256GB SSD ($599.99)
2 points • InterestingError0
Chrome is known to be a memory hog. Also, base clock is only part of the story. They also have turbo boost, which raises the operating frequency of the processor for a performance increase. For example, the i7-1065G7 has a base clock of 1.3 GHz, but can run up to 3.9GHz on one core. Intel has just moved to the 10nm process, so expect clock speeds to be lower than their 14nm CPUs, as it’s not mature enough. I think the Ryzen 5 4500U should be enough, as it seems like you don’t need 8 cores. Don’t bother with the 3000 series laptop APUs, as it’s one generation behind the desktop CPUs. The 4000 series laptop APUs are one AMDs newest “Zen 2” architecture, rather “Zen+” on the 3000 series laptop APUs. This laptop comes with a Ryzen 5 4500U and 16GB DDR4 RAM. I’m not sure where you live, how big you want the screen, or how much storage you need, but this should be good enough.
2 points • buice
Good to know - thanks! What is the closest equivalent "bang for the buck" available now? Would it be this laptop that I believe you have recommended elsewhere?
2 points • DeadPlayerWalking
Back in stock! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_p4brFbVVHS198
2 points • Vizdrom97
Lenovo flex 5 14, don't know about availability in India... Amazon.com (not .in - .com) has it for 599$ And shipping and import taxes to india 330$ extra So about 900$ which is 67,180.54 Rupees according to google.
Good Laptop 2 in 1 pen included Amd Ryzen 5 4500U (Which some websites according to benchmarks give higher ranking than even 10th gen i7) Good Keyboard (Lenovo Always has good Keyboards Integrated Amd graphics 16 gb ram (Most probably soldered, so non upgradable) 256gb ssd (SSD is good, no matter how small, It makes the laptop very fast, A seperate Hard drive can always be brought) If very accurate colour graphic design is required then it may not have the best screen, so getting a additional monitor will be good. Bonus: Fingerprint Reader. Thin Bezels
Considering the price (Even after all the import cost) It still seems better than other offerings in India (Okay, no offerings, seriously they never launch laptops here for good prices, people still buy 7TH GEN I5 LAPTOPS)
Check out the link on Amazon 👇
2 points • [deleted]
[Amazon] Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4 OnBoard RAM, 256GB SSD ($599.99)
2 points • iamfake_BOIi
my man buy the t14 amd when it comes out. its jut not a 2 in 1, the alternative to that is the Lenovo flex , i saw it on amazon with the ryzen 4500ufor 650 usd
2 points • jfish26101
So this one?
2 points • gooaal20
Also, just to clarify, your taking about this one right?
Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4 OnBoard RAM, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 10, 81X20005US, Graphite Grey
2 points • Dundonik
Sure, here is the link! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_MFawFbZ1FK7ND
2 points • pigmandylan
[Laptop] Lenovo Flex 5 14 Ryzen 5 4500U 16GB Ram 256GB SSD - $599 (RESTOCK)
9 points • compsmith
Looking for a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 hub with Ethernet, and pass-though power delivery
Has anyone come across a USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 hub with Ethernet, and pass-though power delivery? I dont need video out as the laptop usb-c port dosent support dp-alt mode so I have use the hdmi for video out.
Closest I found was this with a build in 24w power supply but the laptop needs 60w
This is the laptop Im trying to find a hub for:
1 points • EndTrophy
RAM isn't upgradeable on this one right? Also, should I get this over the $600 4500u model if it means I get a laptop sooner than October, and just in general?
1 points • legos45
It is at Amazon, but it is out of stock currently (Amazon typically sells it themselves directly at $599).
3 points • Bayequentist
Lenovo Flex 5 14 with 6-core Ryzen 5 4500u (Pen included) for $600. If 256GB is not enough, you can either upgrade the internal SSD yourself, or buy an external SSD (such as SAMSUNG T7).
1 points • ryanoh826
Lenovo Flex 5 14" 2-in-1 Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 4500U Processor, 16GB DDR4, 256GB SSD, AMD Radeon Graphics, Digital Pen Included, Win 10, 81X20005US, Graphite Grey https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_lBdaFb0RKMJCP
1 points • cesarmac
Your budget is pretty steep but this should cover your requirements within your price range. 16GB of ram and a six core CPU. SSD is kinda small but it still more than what you listed as a requirement.
1 points • spriggen3245
When you say premium build, does that affect performance at all? Because if it does, then that makes it much more viable for me to convince my advisor.
The only purpose for this laptop will be research, purely for STATA and chrome (lots of tabs for research journal articles and pulling up data sheets).
Also sorry, it seems they removed my last post because of how the amazon link URL was. Here is the link to the lenovo:
1 points • T-Store
The Lenovo Flex would be ideal, as it has an extremely good battery life up to 10 hours, it weighs 3.6 pounds which is light while travelling, 16 GB RAM which is very good to find in this price range alongside its other specifications, also includes HDMI, USB-C, and USB 3.1 ports.
1 points • flashcloth46
I would get the Lenovo Flex 14 instead it's better in almost every way
1 points • TheBrokenMan
this is the one I'm buying.
Will the one I mentioned in the OP work?
1 points • Ares5933
If you’re looking to save some money while sticking with Lenovo you might consider the Lenovo Flex 5 as it’s almost half the price of the c940. Both would be fine for note taking in class and the occasional game on the side.
1 points • TheRealTofuey
Ditto not getting a gaming laptop.
Get a nice portable light weight one like this: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_wSc2EbD5GK7YX
And then build a regular desktop.
1 points • jgaggiano
During spring when we first went into quarantine, I was doing all of my zoom classes and schoolwork with a super old HP laptop. I was having the exact same problems as you are, even though I had replaced the battery a few months prior. Therefore, over the summer, I got a Lenovo Flex 5 laptop with the relatively new Ryzen 4500u processor. The laptop has been absolutely amazing for schoolwork and even a little bit of gaming (but I mean a VERY limited amount). It’s a 2in1 laptop that comes with a Lenovo stylus. Honestly, for the price, I can’t recommend this laptop enough. Here’s the Amazon link if you want to check it out. I got it for $699, but it looks like it’s currently on sale.
1 points • Sk-22
This laptop is great for all your needs and i fairly light which you will appreciate since it is for college,but if you still want to play high end games i recommend the asus tuf fx505 or acer nitro 5
1 points • Kningen
This one isn't too bad, it has the new Ryzen 4000 series processors which is great. The build quality is plastic, but not bad. The screen is decent too.
1 points • AntiDepressantScal3
I have a Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 with a Ryzen APU. Runs at 60 in 720p when I can't play on my desktop, pretty affordable laptop I use for school otherwise. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086226DDB/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_Kg0cFbXA1QBQK
1 points • Pauper_Jenkins
There is also a Lenovo 4500U for $600 on Amazon.
1 points • ConsuelaSaysNoNo
Was available for sale yesterday for $599, now it's out of stock apparently.
1 points • userbrn1
This is the newer 4500U version which is a decent price! The 8GB of RAM might feel limiting for some people, and I heard that this laptop doesn't have easily upgradeable RAM. It'll work fine and be snappy but if you try to multitask too much youll start to get limited. If you plan on using this laptop for more than just 2-3 years, and you have the means to, I would recommend something with more RAM.
If you refresh this page often, the 16GB RAM version is often sold for $599 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B086226DDB. A couple go back in stock every few days
1 points • RollyNop
Depends on your budget but I have the Lenovo Flex 5 14 for $599, but it's out of stock right now. Or you can head over to r/SuggestALaptop for more advice.