Lenovo Flex 5 release as an “entry level multimode platform”

Chris Burns - May 18, 2017, 11:03am CDT
Lenovo Flex 5 release as an “entry level multimode platform”

A set of 2 new “Lenovo Flex 4” laptops are being revealed today by Lenovo, both with 2-in-1 capabilities and touchscreens. This newest in a line of “Flex” notebooks comes with either a 14- or 15-inch display, both with a hinge that allows that display to flip back 360-degrees. This newest wave of Flex notebooks has “new narrow bezels” as well as what Lenovo describes as “enhanced design” – as well as the newest in graphics and processing power.

Inside the Lenovo Flex 5 series are 7th generation Intel Core processors and NVIDIA’s GeForce 940MX graphics cards (2GB GDDR5). Also inside is up to 16GB DDR4 memory and storage up to 512GB PCIe or a 1TB HDD. This storage and processing power works with Microsoft’s Windows 10 right out the box.

Inside with Windows 10, these notebooks offer Windows Inking with pen capability (optional). Active Pen Support is a key feature in this fully fold-back-capable transformable device. Windows Hello is enabled with an (optional) fingerprint reader in these notebooks as well.

The display on the 14-inch model is up to FHD IPS LCD – that’s 1920 x 1080. The 15-inch model is actually 15.6-inches diagonally and comes in up to UHD (3840 x 2160 pixels) IPS LCD. Above the display on both models is a 720P HD webcam.

Around the edges are 1x USB C (no charging), 2x USB 3.0, HDMI, a 4-in-1 card reader, and a power port. Inside is 802.11AC Wi-fi and Bluetooth 4.1. Materials that make up this set of notebooks includes Polycarbonate Plastic and 30% Glass Fiber (on top), while the bottom is Polycarbonate + Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene (a PC-ABS plastic blend).

Pricing for the 14-inch model starts at around $720 USD. The 15-inch (actually 15.6-inch) display model will cost a cool $830 USD – or right around there – and up. Pricing for different options listed above will be included in listings for the machine with Lenovo and partners. These notebooks will be available starting this month (May 2017).


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