Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (81CA) 15.6″ FHD IPS Touch 2-in-1 Business Laptop Review

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (81CA) 15.6″ FHD Touch 2-in-1 Laptop 

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 15.6 FHD IPS Touchscreen, i7-8550U 2-in-1 Business Laptop

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 (81CA) is a modern, fast and powerful 15.6″ Full HD IPS touchscreen 2-in-1 laptop for home, school or business use by students, small business owners or professionals. It comes with the quad core Intel i7-8550U processor, dedicated NVIDIA MX130 graphics card, 1TB Solid State Drive, 16GB DDR4 SDRAM, Windows 10 Home 64-bit, the backlit keyboard, fingerprint reader, and modern connectivity options including the USB-C port.

The eighth generation quad core ultra low voltage Intel i7-8550U processor (8MB L3 cache, 4 cores and 8 threads with the hyper-threading) works at speeds between 1.8GHz and 4.0GHz. This quarter 2 of 2017 release CPU has a PassMark benchmark score of 8227 for an advanced processing power. 16GB DDR4 RAM at 2400MHz is a large amount of memory to let you multitask efficiently, with also the help of the i7-8550U processor. 1TB 2.5″ Serial ATA SSD offers snappy performance overall and a large local storage space if you have a lot of videos and other multimedia files that you save.

15.6″ Full HD touch display has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution, 250 nits of brightness, vivid colors and IPS panel for viewing comfortably at very large angles. It comes with the NVIDIA MX130 graphics card with a 2GB GDDR5 memory. It has a video card benchmark score of 1982 for media editing and some gaming to play games like Overwatch and Fifa 18 at medium settings and resolutions. And you can play some of the very demanding games at low settings. The built-in graphics card is the Intel UHD 620 that is identical to the HD 620 and has a video card benchmark score of 1079 for a similar performance to the dedicated GeForce 920M.

The front 720p HD webcam has the TrueBlock Privacy Shutter that lets you turn off the webcam when not in use. And you have the fingerprint reader for logging in safely. Windows 10 Home 64-bit is pre-installed on this computer with its user-friendly interface. Connectivity options include the 802.11ac wireless, Bluetooth 4.1, an HDMI 1.4b output for connecting to Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 15.6 FHD IPS Touchscreen, i7-8550U 2-in-1 Biz Laptop MX130external displays, 2 x USB 3.1 gen 1 ports (one for always on charging), a USB 3.1 Type-C gen 1 port, an SD Card Reader and an Audio Combo jack.

The typical TDP- Thermal Design Power for the i7-8550U processor is 15 watts and you can expect up to 10 hours of battery life from its 52.5Whr battery for all day use wherever you are. It has the Rapid Charge feature for recharging the battery up to 80% in just an hour. Silver Lenovo Flex 5 weighs 4.18 pounds and measures 9.8L x 14.3W x 0.8H inches- is fairly lightweight and portable despite its large Full HD touch display and powerful specs that make it a very decent workhorse that is well built and reliable. Please note that this laptop has the modifications by the seller as they opened it for testing and inspection and installing the upgrades that you see on this page that is different to the original Flex 5.

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