Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 (2021): Overview
Here’s a brief description of the design aesthetic, processor, and battery life of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2021 laptop with the Ryzen 5 chip.
Design and Display
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2021 is a 2-in-1 device that can act both as a traditional notebook as well as a tablet. It comes in a mostly plastic build with aluminum on the cover. Its 360-degree hinge enables the Flex to fold into a Windows tablet. Unfortunately, you’ll have to buy the Digital Pen separately to utilize this feature fully. It’s not dauntingly thick or heavy at 18 mm and 1.5 kilos respectively.
The 14″ screen is an IPS panel of FHD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). It can go up to 250 nits in brightness and supports multi-touch. It is also TUV certified for low blue light. Overall the build on the Flex 5 2021 (14ALC7) is pretty similar to its predecessor and characteristic of the Flex series.
Performance and Memory
Under the hood of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex, 5 2021 is AMD’s Ryzen 5 5500U processor. It has 6 cores which can push the chip from its base clock of 2.1 GHz to a maximum boost clock speed of 4.0GHz. The L3 cache on this device is 8 MB. On the GPU front, you get AMD’s integrated Radeon graphics.
Talking about memory, Flex 5 ships with 16GB of DDR4 RAM, which has a speed of 3200 MHz. It is soldered onto the motherboard, so you cannot upgrade beyond its default configuration. For long-term storage, you are equipped with a 512GB M.2 SSD. Again, there is no room for an HDD expansion.
Battery and Connectivity
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2021 ships with a 52.5 Wh battery and a 65Wh adapter. The device supports Quick Charge as well.
For wireless connectivity, you get WiFi 5 and Bluetooth 5 technology. As for wired connections, you get 2 USB TYPE-A ports, 1 USB C port, 1 HDMI 1.4b port, a card reader slot, and a 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2021 (14ALC05) Price
|Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2021 (14ALC05)||Price in India||Price in the US|
|Ryzen 5 5500U, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD, 14" FHD Touch||INR 62,990||N/A|
|16GB RAM, 512GB SSD||N/A||USD 929.00|
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2021 (Ryzen 5 5500U, 8GB, 512GB, 14" FHD Touch) Specifications Compare
|Market Status||In Stock|
|Dimension||321.5 x 217.5 x 17.9–20.9 mm|
|Color Options||Platinum Grey, Graphite Grey, Abyss Blue|
|CPU Series||AMD Ryzen 5000 Series|
|Processor||AMD Ryzen 5 5500U|
|Base / Boost Clock||2.1 GHz / 4.0 GHz|
|Cores / Threads||6 Cores / 12 Threads|
|SSD||512GB M.2 NVMe PCIe|
|SSD Slots||1x M.2 PCIe (Up to 512GB)|
|Panel Type||IPS-Type LCD|
Full HD (1920 x 1080)
16:9 aspect ratio
|Variable Refresh Rate||No|
|Maximum Brightness||250 nits (cd/m2)|
|Color Gamut||45% NTSC|
|Ports||2x USB 3.2 Gen 1 (1x Always On)|
|Display||1x HDMI 1.4b|
1x USB-C 3.2 Gen 1 (Power Delivery 3.0, DisplayPort 1.4)
|Audio||1x 3.5mm Headphone/Microphone Input/Output|
|Media Card||1x SDHC|
|WiFi||WiFi 6 (802.11 ax), Dual-Band (2.4/5 GHz)|
|Security||TPM 2.0 chip, Fingerprint Reader (Power Button)|
|Trackpad||Mylar Windows Precision Trackpad|
|Webcam||720p HD Camera with privacy shutter|
|Speakers||2x 2W Speakers With Dolby Atmos|
|Capacity||52.5 Wh LiPo|
65W 3-pin adapter
Supports Rapid Charge Boost
Windows 10 Home
(Upgradable to Windows 11)
Microsoft Office 2019