With its flexible configuration favoring modularity and good battery life, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS009PFR) is a tool of choice for the mobile user. This 14-inch ultrabook convertible into a tablet is dominated by a beautiful borderless Full HD IPS touch screen placed on 360 ° rotating hinges. It summons an 11th generation Core i5 Quad Core with Iris Xe graphics chip, all backed up by fast 512GB SSD storage and 8GB RAM. Add to that a few amenities like backlit keyboard, body based metal or fairly compact measurements and you get a companion for your studious outings. We have already seen 14 inch nomadic lighter on the other hand and there is no biometric connection option (Windows Hello).
Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS009PFR)
|Screen (s)||14 “Full HD IPS LED multi-touch 360 ° openable 250 nits (1920×1080, glossy)|
|Processor||Intel Core i5-1135G7 Tiger Lake (2.4 GHz, 4 cores)|
|RAM installed||8 GB (soldered) DDR4 3200 MHz|
|Graphic card||Intel Iris Xe Graphics|
|Storage||512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD|
|Connectivity||2 USB 3.2 1 USB 3.2 Type-C, HDMI 1.4, SD / SDHC / SDXC|
|Network||Wi-Fi ax (2×2), Bluetooth 5.0|
|Audio system||2 2W Dolby Audio Premium speakers|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
|battery life announced / Battery||9 hours / Li-Polymer 52.5 Whr|
|Weight / Dimensions (mm)||1.5 Kg / 321 x 217 x 20.4|
Chassis, connectors, screen of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS009PFR)
To design its new Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS009PFR), Lenovo is directly inspired by its Ideapad C340 but adds metal on strategic areas: back of the cover, plate under the keyboard. The look of the Flex 5 retains a versatile and discreet bias with its uniform Graphite Gray color, an almost black anthracite gray. No material effect adorns the design except for the contrasting mark on the edges of the cover and the base. We observe that the latter are more pronounced for a silhouette a little more geometric but not uncomfortable to handle.
In terms of format, Lenovo has in our opinion made the right choices. That is to say, he compacted the size of the laptop (321 x 217 mm against 328 x 229 mm for the C340), removed a few grams on the scale (1.5 kg against 1.65 kg) and inflated the thickness a bit (20.4mm versus 18mm). Thus the IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 remains perfectly nomadic and slips into a bag without being noticed but can offer a little more ease to its new processor to express itself.
The keyboard is backlit on 2 intensity levels , one more to distinguish the lettering on the dark keys when the brightness comes down.
Once the ultrabook is open, we discover the central element in this type of convertible configuration, the screen. Installed on rotating hinges, it takes advantage of refined borders, amplifying the impression of immersion and rests on an IPS panel with wide approach angles, again favorable to the immersion and quality impression of the screen . Its Full HD definition (1920 x 1080 px) allows you to offer a large, perfectly clear display space and to get the most out of High Definition content. There is no stylus supplied with this model, but it is quite possible to take advantage of the touch with the fingers.
Good point, apparently webcam enjoys a little privacy flap “privacy shutter” to prevent any intrusion.
To finish with the study of the box, the connection ensures a very correct level with its interfaces of standard size, which is no longer a detail at a time when thin silhouettes very often imply the arrival of micro-HDMI or micro-SD. Here, an HDMI port and a full-size SD card reader are present as well as two USB 3.2 ports (1 always on) and a USB 3.2 Type-C Gen1 port which allows the PC to be recharged, without forgetting the Wifi AX modules and Bluetooth 5.0 for wireless connectivity. There is no Windows Hello sign-in option on this reference.
Performance, battery life of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14ITL05 (82HS009PFR)
To animate this Flex 5 14ITL05, we have a Core i5-1135G7 processor11th generation Tiger Lake (late 2020). This processor brings some interesting advances, starting with a higher TDP (28W) where its predecessors, the Core i5-1035G4 and the Core i5-10210U are satisfied with a TDP of 15W. This leads to a fairly visible increase in performance on advanced software (Lightroom, Capture One Pro, Davinci Resolve, 7Zip, etc.), a little less on basic everyday tasks (Office, surfing the Web, streaming …) . We understand, these tasks in question are perfectly taken care of by the ultrabook, but since these are missions that only commit very few resources, the difference between the generations is not noticeable. And then keep in mind that we still have a low-power Core i5 in front of you, therefore not enough to provide intensive performance in creation as would non-low consumption processors (-H). In front,8 GB RAM is the minimum currently for multitasking, knowing that the RAM is soldered so take your needs into account.
But the most interesting novelty of this Gen11 Tiger Lake lies above all in their new integrated graphics chip, the Iris Xe. Thanks to it, Intel is back in the race against AMD but also and above all against small NVIDIA graphics cards such as the GeForce MX250 or the GeForce MX350. The performances of the Iris Plus G7 of the Gen10 (Ice Lake) are exceeded by a good length. So, with the Iris Xe, you should be able to play many games at 1080p under good conditions and work on fairly graphics-intensive tasks (Lightroom) without delay. Another benefit of having a faster graphics chip integrated into the processor is that it simplifies the design of the ventilation system and therefore causes less noise and heat than in a configuration with a dedicated graphics card.
For its part, the storage is entrusted to a 512 GB M.2 NVMe PCIe SSD which will bring a welcome dose of responsiveness to the system. Compared to a standard mechanical hard drive, is is quieter, more robust and energy efficient, and allows Windows to achieve remarkable smoothness with short load times and zero latency execution. What\’s more, its capacity is nothing short of ridiculous and can accommodate a good chunk of your game library although some may not find it sufficient.
Last characteristic which is important, especially on a 14-inch convertible which is intended to move, battery life should approach 9 hours of operation in current use. It\’s about the right amount for working on the go.