Our review of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR)
Comes with a stylus, the versatile 2-in-1 laptop Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) with a 14-inch IPS Full HD touchscreen that can be opened 360 ° and converted to a tablet, will interest nomads with its 9-hour battery life under Windows 11. Thin and light, this laptop has a backlit keyboard, a fingerprint reader or even connectivity options with USB-C and Wi-Fi axis take advantage of enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast 512GB SSD storage. In addition, this sleek silver hybrid laptop is efficient in everyday use with its 16GB of RAM and its AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne Hexa Core processor with Vega graphics solution capable of supporting light gaming.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) specifications
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS 10-point multi-touch 45% NTSC 250 cd / m² 360 ° aperture (1920 × 1080, glossy)
Lenovo Digital Pen included
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne (2.1 GHz, 6 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max.)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphics card||AMD Radeon Vega 7 integrated in the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280)|
|stik||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 axis (2 × 2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Windows Hi||Yes, via fingerprint reader|
|Sound system||2 speakers (2 x 2W), Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 11 64 bit|
|Announced autonomy / battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 52.5Wh|
|Weight / dimensions (mm)||1.5 kg / 321.5 x 217.5 x 17.9-20.9 mm|
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) against the competition
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) is currently displayed in promotion in the house of Darty and Fnac. He places himself in good average in its category where it is one of the only ones that offers such a powerful processor (Hexa Core) as well as a fingerprint reader, but also to be provided with a stylus and to work under Windows 11.
Chassis, connector, monitor on Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR)
Open 360 ° to become a tablet, this 2-in-1 laptop has a sober, elegant and original look with its thin and light platinum gray light silver design.
The multi-touch tactile technology equips the screen, which makes it possible to interact with the system and the software by simply applying at least one finger to it (or the pen), and this by pressing / moving.
Due to its tactile aspect, the screen is shiny, implying revived colors but sensitivity to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside).
Thanks to its IPS technology, the screen has significant viewing angles, both horizontally and vertically. On the other hand, its colorimetry is average and does not reach that provided by advanced IPS panels. In any case, with its 16: 9 format and its Full HD definition, the screen is well-suited for displaying videos and wider High Definition content.
It is possible to authenticate by fingerprint recognition via Windows Hello technology on this versatile laptop, because a biometric reader is integrated in the on / off button.
The Chiclet keyboard can also be backlit, which is handy for better distinguishing its keys when the ambient light is limited.
The connectivity options integrated in this laptop are good, consisting of 1 USB-C, 1 convenient HDMI video output to easily connect this PC to a TV or monitor, e.g. Wi-Fi ax wireless modules (more efficient and newer than Wi-Fi ac) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communication, an audio port or 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guarantees transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected.
Performance, autonomy of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR)
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ALC05 (82HU00CVFR) is a slim and lightweight High Definition compact laptop that can be converted to a tablet designed for everyday versatile mobile use.
It benefits from a good amount of 16 GB of RAM, which is very worth using in multitasking and to support the processor, an AMD low-power APU (Accelerated Processing Unit) Ryzen 5 5500U Lucienne Hexa Core.
The result is good overall performance, including during modest processing using RAM and multicore, such as video conversion or photo editing.
In addition, thanks to the Radeon Vega 7 graphics solution integrated in the Ryzen 5, you can view photos and videos, but also play light titles.
However, in case you often want to perform work that consumes processor and / or graphics resources, it is better to choose a PC that is based on a non-low power processor and / or a suitably dedicated graphics card.
On the storage side, there is a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in line with the standard for hard drives. However, an SSD offers several advantages over the latter, such as greater robustness, lower energy consumption, quiet operation and greater speed.
In practice, thanks to the SSD, start-up / stop is much faster, for example, just like processing and software launches, and you can get to online playing cards faster. In general, the SSD provides much better responsiveness and agility on a daily basis than a simple hard drive.
Of course, in the event that 512 GB is too tight, you can rely on an external storage device, such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device, to take advantage of fast transfers.
As for the autonomy of this versatile hybrid laptop that is as easy to carry as an Ultrabook thanks to its compactness, finesse and lightness, expect about 9 hours of battery life with ease of use.