Versatile 2-in-1 ultrabook convertible into a Tablet, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS0080FR) with 14-inch IPS Full HD touchscreen 360 ° openable is nomadic with its 9 hours of battery life. Thin and light, this hybrid laptop PC performs well in everyday use with its good amount of 16 GB RAM and its Tiger Lake Quad Core i5 processor with Iris Xe graphics solution capable of running games that are not too greedy. In addition, this discreet laptop that can be transformed into a Tablet benefits from enhanced responsiveness thanks to its fast SSD storage, a backlit chiclet keyboard or even Wi-Fi ax and USB-C connectivity.
Specifications Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS0080FR)
|Screen (s)||14 ” Full HD LED IPS 10-point multi-touch 45% NTSC 250 cd / m² 360 ° openable (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Ice Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores, TDP 15W)|
|Installed RAM (max)||16 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe integrated into the processor|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 SSD (NVMe PCIe 3.0 x4, 2280)|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.0 (1 Always On) 1 USB 3.1 Type-C (Gen1), HDMI 1.4b, SD|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2, Wi-Fi 6), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 speakers (2 x 2W), Dolby Audio|
|Operating system||Windows 10 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 52.5Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 321.5 x 217.5 x 16.9-20.9mm|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS0080FR)
It has a discreet yet original look with its thin and light dark Graphite Gray case that can be opened 360 ° to transform into a Tablet.
The screen is indeed equipped with multi-touch touch technology. Therefore, by pressure / gesture of at least one finger applied to the screen, one can interact with the system and the software.
As it is tactile, the screen is treated glossy. As a result, the colors are reinforced but the panel is subject to reflections in a bright environment (eg outside).
The screen is also very suitable for displaying High Definition content such as videos because it adopts a precise Full HD definition as well as a 16: 9 format. It also has significant viewing angles, both vertical and horizontal, thanks to its IPS technology. Its colorimetry is however classic, lower than that of more high-end IPS panels.
We appreciate being able to backlight the keys of the chiclet keyboard which is practical to distinguish them in case of limited ambient light.
In terms of connectivity, this versatile 2-in-1 Ultrabook is well equipped with its USB-C, its Wi-Fi ax wireless modules ( more recent and efficient than Wi-Fi ac ) and Bluetooth 5.1 for connections and communications at distance, its practical HDMI video output for easy connection to a TV or monitor for example, its audio port as well as its 2 USB 3.0 (USB 2.0 compatible) guaranteeing transfers up to 10 times faster than USB 2.0 if you plug in USB 3.0 devices.
However, we regret not to find Thunderbolt 4 while it is natively supported by Tiger Lake processors.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS0080FR)
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS0080FR) is a compact, thin and light High Definition laptop convertible into a Tablet intended for general mobile use.
Easy to transport thanks to its lightness, finesse and compactness, this 2-in-1 Ultrabook is able to last about 9 hours on battery in light use in terms of battery life, enough to appeal to nomads.
However, it delivers good general performance capable of satisfying many users. Because it is based on a Tiger Lake Quad Core i7-1165G7 processor low consumption Intel as well as a good amount of RAM of 16 GB higher than the average very useful in multitasking.
However, it should be kept in mind that to often carry out heavy work in processor resources, it is better to opt for a PC with a non-low consumption processor. Ditto in graphics.
Because no dedicated graphics card is on-board here to manage demanding 3D processing. However, the performance of the Iris Xe solution (which we tested) integrated into the Tiger Lake Quad Core i7 are clearly superior to those of the classic Intel UHD 620.
As a result, thanks to the Iris Xe, you can watch photos and videos as well as run games that do not consume too much graphic resources.
On the storage side, we are dealing with a 512 GB SSD, a capacity in phase with the standard of hard drives. But if you need more space, you can use an external storage unit such as a USB 3.0 / USB-C device to benefit from fast transfers.
An SSD has several advantages over a hard drive: it consumes less energy, is more robust, silent and much faster.
This translates in practice into much faster software launches as well as processing and starts / stops or even faster arrival on the cards of online games.