Introducing the new Lenovo Flex 5 2-in-1 14 inch laptop with the Ryzen 4500U 7nm processor.
Link: https://amzn.to/2UZZa9F (Price at the time: $599.99 USD + taxes)
CPU Passmark: 11111
CPU Cores: 6
RAM: 16GB Dual Channel mode
AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 graphics
HDD: M2 NVMe 256GB
Touchscreen (14 inches) (250 nits)
Stylus pen included (2048 sensitivity)
Full size SD card reader
65 watt USB-C charger
2 Full size USB ports
1 USB type C port
1 barrel charging port (barrel port charger not included)
After buying this laptop at this unbelievable affordable price, it seems the price has now increased to over $700 USD. I can say that for even this price, this laptop is absolutely amazing in terms of productivity performance.
As a programmer, I’ve used it for a few days already. Windows 10 Pro boots in less than 10 seconds. Fingerprint scanning takes about 1 second to log into Windows 10. Loading websites via Chrome is noticeably faster – it loads pages nearly instantaneously and there is no exaggeration on my description – it feels like running Chrome on an Android phone with 8 cores – super smooth. I also ran CENTOS 7 in Virtualbox and this laptop didn’t even break a sweat!
Coming from a desktop 2 core 4 thread desktop AMD A8-7600 processor and using this new laptop with the Ryzen 5 4500U – I am amazed to know that this laptop is over twice as fast as what I already thought was pretty fast – if that makes sense.
The backlit keyboard works great with 2 modes of light intensity.
What’s been really refreshing is the battery life. Lenovo claims up to 10 hours battery life, I however have only been able to get about 8 hours. That’s actually pretty good for a laptop!
If that wasn’t enough, what I also love is that if you’re using it just for productivity like office, web browser etc. This laptop doesn’t get hot. The fan is super quiet for this sort of work use. The 7nm processor surely does live up to using less power as is reflected in the battery life!
All in all – for the price – this is the laptop you should get to get your work done! The touchscreen is accurate and also is the stylus pen – there’s no better deal at this price in June 2020!
I’ll surely get lots of work done and I hope you enjoy your purchase!