Slim and light 2-in-1 portable ultrabook convertible into a Tablet, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-957 (81X100MYFR) hybrid with an elegant silver aluminum design takes advantage of a 14-inch Full HD touch screen that can be opened at 360 °. It\’s designed for everyday use with its good amount of 8GB RAM, Ice Lake Core i3 processor, and fast SSD storage that boosts responsiveness. It also benefits from a Wi-Fi ax and USB 3.1 Type-C connection. It offers 8 hours of battery life under Windows 10S.
Specifications Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-957 (81X100MYFR)
Backlit keyboard Yes
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED 45% NTSC 220cd / m² 10-point touchscreen, 360 ° openable (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i3-1005G1 Ice Lake (1.2 GHz, 2 cores, TDP 15W)|
|RAM installed (max)||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel UHD 620 integrated into the processor|
|Storage||256 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x2, 2242)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD / SDHC / SDXC / MMC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 Dolby Atmos speakers (2 x 2W)|
|Operating system||Windows 10S 64-bit|
|Autonomy announced / Battery||8 hours / Li-Ion 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 321.5 x 217.5 x 17.9-20.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-957 (81X100MYFR)
It features an elegant, discreet and original design with its Graphite Gray aluminum frame with sandblasted anodized aluminum finish that can be opened at 360 ° to transform into a Tablet.
The screen is indeed adorned with multi-touch touch technology thanks to which you can interact with the system and the software by simply applying at least one finger on it, and this by gestures / pressures.
Due to its tactile aspect, the screen is brilliant. As a result, it revives colors but is sensitive to reflections in bright environments (eg outdoors). Its precise Full HD definition and 16: 9 format make it suitable for High Definition content such as videos.
The connection will appeal to a maximum of users because it includes 1 USB 3.1 Type-C, Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.0 for remote connections and communications, a practical HDMI video output for easily connecting this 2-in-1 Ultrabook to a TV or monitor for example, an audio port but also 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers taking place up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if USB 3.0 devices are connected to it.
This hybrid Ultrabook runs on Windows 10S, a system focused on security because it only allows the installation of applications from the Windows Store. However, we can exit S mode to migrate to classic Windows 10 if desired.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-957 (81X100MYFR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14IIL05-957 (81X100MYFR) is a compact High Definition laptop convertible into a Tablet designed for everyday mobile use.
Thanks to its controlled weight, its compactness and its finesse, its transport is indeed facilitated. As a bonus, it can last a whole day on battery in light use because we can bet on an autonomy of about 8 hours.
To do this, it relies on energy-efficient components such as its low-power Ice Lake Core i3-1005G1 Turbo processor. Coupled with the right amount of 8 GB RAM, which is very appreciable in multitasking, it delivers good performance in everyday use, such as office automation and surfing the Internet.
It should be kept in mind, however, that like any Intel Core i3 or AMD Ryzen 3 (and lower processors), the Core i3-1005G1 Turbo shows its limits under demanding software.
Remember, however, that the Core i3 Turbo are significantly more efficient than the non-Turbo Core i3s.
In any case, the heart of this hybrid laptop is supported on a daily basis by the integrated SSD storage because it clearly enhances the responsiveness and fluidity compared to a hard drive.
An SSD is indeed much faster than a hard drive but also less energy, more robust and silent. Concretely, thanks to the SSD, we benefit for example from much faster starts / stops and launches of applications.
However if the 256 GB of the SSD is sufficient for many uses, this represents a capacity lower than the standard of hard disks.
But if you need more space, you can rely on an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 device for fast transfers.
Thanks to the Intel UHD 620 graphics part integrated into the Core i3 Turbo Ice Lake, you can watch photos and videos on this 2-in-1 Ultrabook which, however, is not designed for heavy graphics work such as games since it is without a dedicated graphics card.