Lenovo – 2022 – IdeaPad Flex 5i – 2-in-1 Chromebook Laptop Computer – Intel Core i3-1115G4 – 13.3′ FHD Touch Display – 8GB Memory – 256GB Storage – Chrome OS
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- Breathtaking to behold whether in tablet, tent, stand, laptop mode or any angle in between, ideapad flex 5i chromebook 13′ delivers a slim and light 360° convertible design. The triple threat of performance, connectivity and entertainment offers groundbreaking features that adapt to you and the things you do, for a more personalized, intuitive and responsive chromebook experience.
Lenovo – 2022 – IdeaPad Flex 5i – 2-in-1 Chromebook Laptop Computer – Intel Core i3-1115G4 – 13.3′ FHD Touch Display – 8GB Memory – 256GB Storage – Chrome OS AMAZON
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Does support stylus use?
Does this have any hdmi ports?
Does this have a camera? There are conflicting answers
What is the operating system auto update expiration (aue) date ?
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Is this running x86 or arm architecture?
Is it running bluetooth 5.0 or higher?
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Is this a solid chrome book for a college student?
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Can you play games from the google play store?
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Can i scan documents?
I’ve ordered this device twice and both times i received a gen 11 processor instead of the listed gen 12. What can i do to get the gen 12 unit?
Why does it kill wifi on a galaxy s22? Kills wifi on connected s22 after about 10 minutes. Any way around this?
How long is the software update support last?
Can this flex 5i chromebook play roblox game?
What is the difference between the lenovo chromebook 5i and 5?
Lenovo – 2022 – IdeaPad Flex 5i – 2-in-1 Chromebook Laptop Computer – Intel Core i3-1115G4 – 13.3′ FHD Touch Display – 8GB Memory – 256GB Storage – Chrome OS AMAZON
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After reading tons of reviews and taking ages to make a decision, i finally decided that i don’t need a full pc, and i can totally get by with a chromebook. The costs are so much lower it’s barely a comparison, and though it’s kind of like having a really big android phone in many ways, the value for the money is hard to beat. The cost was pretty low to start with, and i was able to use points from my credit card to carve that in half. Combined with the fact that this was top rated by wirecutter (nyt, not trying to give them a plug but citing my source) i thought i should just make the call without more delay. Starts instantly, shuts down instantly, controls are intuitive, folds flat nicely, feels solid (though we shall see what happens if my toddler really gets her hands on it), light up keyboard is nice though not critical. I guess i’m a little surprised by the very basic keypad which does not appear to have any extra buttons like control/alt, but perhaps those are pc functions that don’t apply to chromebooks? I’m not certain. Machine came shockingly quickly, maybe two days, was fully charged on arrival, and the main thing i really like is that it doesn’t constantly, incessantly and frustratingly update the windows os. I probably erred when buying my last dell pc by going a bit cheap and cheerful on the computing power, but i joked that it was really just a software updating machine that didn’t really do much other than download new software (which would slow its performance to a crawl). I really hope i’ve sidestepped that whole issue with this machine.
I’ve been using windows based laptops since the early 1990s and they start out reasonably fast but, overtime they get bogged down, slow down, and become frustratingly slow. When it comes to speed of startup, speed when surfing the web, and overall operational speed, this inexpensive little laptop puts all the windows based laptops i’ve owned to shame. You open the lid and it’s ready to go instantly. Touch the chrome browser button and your home page opens instantly. Click or touch links, shortcuts, or bookmarks and they open instantly. I can actually run microsoft office online version faster than i can run ms office that is installed locally on my windows desktop computer. Wow!
So, what’s the catch? You need an internet connection because almost everything about the way a chromebook works is web based. You can’t install most full versions of windows based programs on this computer. You have a huge numbers of apps available from the app store but, if you require installed full versions of programs that work in places with no internet access than this machine is not the answer.
However, i see this type of system as the future of computing. I could see where a chromebook with cellular (this one is wifi only) could be ideal in the future as more and more software and information storage becomes entirely or, almost entirely web based. Because you’re not storing huge programs and tons of data on your computer things don’t get bogged down, your machine stays fast, and you are less likely to pick up malware.
Within our household, three children are gamers alongside two adult gamers. It’s getting a little expensive now tbh lol. Over thanksgiving break we all landed on stardew valley as a video game we enjoy playing together as a family, but our youngest sons’ 12 yr old entry-level gaming laptop is dying, even with upgrading ram and a reset on that machine it can’t handle most games anymore. So he wasn’t able to play with us on his own rig. We took turns, but it just wasn’t as fun.
Enter the lenovo flex 5i. I took the time to enable the linux beta, went through the process of getting steam set to 32-bit, and downloaded stardew valley. It runs smoothly, with no glitching/lag. I did make the linux portion of the hd take more of a share than was suggested, 30 gb vs 10 gb to accommodate adding more demanding games. It runs terraria and other similar titles beautifully. But this chromebook doesn’t stop there for us, we’ve been using it for web surfing, streaming movies, and as an extra device for homework when the school chromebooks are slow/acting up. It’s filling a niche that we truly didn’t realize we needed in our home.
Overall: if you are looking to play some low-demand (side scrollers, dungeon crawling 32-bit games) steam games via linux, then this is a great option. If you just need something to watch movies/youtube/surf the web it’s more than powerful enough to handle that with ease. This chromebook is sleek, peppy, and feels expensive even though we got it for under $300. My only minor complaint so far is the matte finish is prone to showing every fingerprint on the outside of the case, but at the same time, it lets us see how often it is being used and reminds us to clean it often.
But as a final note, for us, this chromebook is a stop-gap/multi-purpose item to fill in when we need it. In late winter/early spring, our son will probably get a mini gaming pc since he isn’t as big of a gamer as the rest of his siblings but may want to play more robust games. This chromebook gives us some breathing room over the winter to research & shop for his future rig while allowing us all to play games together as a family.
The main reason that i get this device is config: intel cpu, 8gb ram and 128gb storage. I don’t find other (at least in amazon) has this price range around $300. I am a heavy tab user, so i need ram. I need the linux environment, so i need ram and storage size. Having an interl (or maybe x86) cpu also helps me escape from some potential compatibility issues of arm processors when doing linux stuff.
To be honest, the touchpad is not great (which helps me adapt to the touchscreen), the keyboard is ok, the screen is a little bit blue (but the night mode is too orange), the fans sometime are noisy. However, this price with intel cpu, 8gb ram and 128 gb storage is great.
I just wanted a small laptop to surf the web and watch some videos. It’s perfect for that. Love the keyboard and touch screen. I wish the audio was louder but it’s the same as my laptop. I’m sure that’s standard. It was a little higher priced than i wanted but that’s the way it is right now. So really no complaints.
Typing this review on the chromebook as we speak. For the 269.99 sale price on black friday, this thing absolutely blows any windows based pc i could have gotten for the same price out of the water. As a first time chromebook user and a bit of a tinker, its proven to be more flexible than i thought it would be. I even have steam installed via the beta os and it been great for light gaming. I’ll eventually mess around with running linux on it, but its been great so far. It’s done everything i’ve wanted with ease, and the battery life has been great. Biggest knock i have against it is maybe the fact that the brightness could be better. But overall for the money, it’s a great little machine. Even the screen has been surprisingly solid and definitely better than most budget windows machines you’d find. Definitely recommend it.
I bought 2 of them because we needed something for homeschooling on the go and these are the perfect fit for our family. The touch screen is very responsive and they are very low profile. Light in weight, bright in the screen and powers up quickly. Perfect little chromebooks for my high and middle schoolers.
I replaced my daughters old chrome book with this one and she loves it. It’s way faster (more powerful) than her hp one. For the price, lenovo is hard to beat.
Update: i worked with netflix and they updated their app to support this model! I’ve upped my review to 5 stars as the hardware itself is stellar. I’m still disappointed lenovo didn’t do the footwork themselves to ensure compatibility with the most popular apps. But all is well that ends well.
i love the specs and quality of the flex 5i. However, i’m very disappointed lenovo didn’t work with netflix to ensure compatibility with their hardware. As of 11/29/22, netflix cannot be downloaded from the playstore. I can sideload the apk in dev mode, but the app says it’s not compatible and quits. Admittedly this is a netflix problem, but we live in a highly connected world – i would certainly hope lenovo is doing compatibility testing with major apps like other manufacturers do?! From a hardware standpoint alone, this is a 5 star product
I’ve only had this for a day but it’s a great little chromebook for getting lite work done. I’ve yet to try the touchscreen out as i’ve been using it strictly as a laptop. The battery life is mediocre, depending on what you do. For google doc editing and article reading with spotify in the background i was getting about 7 hours. Not bad for a laptop but not great for a chromebook. It’s a bit heavier than other chromebooks i’ve tried but still perfectly manageable. The little i3 is pulling its weight in this chromebook. Everything feels very responsive and i’ve yet to have any hangups, even when trying it out with multiple 1080p youtube videos going and several chrome tabs for research. I’m thoroughly impressed.
Overall i would still personally give it 5 stars.
Note: i did order this through amazon. Ups was very slow to get it from amazon to my town. They then delivered it to an unknown address and neither ups or amazon were helpful at all and the package was never recovered. Amazon did, however, issue a refund and i picked one up locally, albeit at a slightly higher price. Better than dealing with ups, though.
This chromebook is exceptionally value for money, as it has 8g of ram and 128g of storage space. I set aside 20g for the linux debian os, i now have 75g of storage to spare, i only installed a few android apps, mainly for entertaining purpose. Being able to run linux desktop software is very important to me, such as libre office, avidemux, vlc media player, etc.. The only complaint is the trackpad which is a bit sluggish, usually i need to tap more than once with two fingers to get the right-click right, this is something i am not used to, i think i am not tapping hard enough. The touch screen’s brightness is only 250 nits, but i only use it indoor, so that is fine. The chrome browser, the android apps and the linux software are found to be snappy overall, this is more than i expected, i think i will use this chromebook more, and use my windows desktop less in the future. The battery life is a bit on the short side, it only lasts for 6-7 hours per charge. Finally, since i live outside the us, the lenovo warranty has no use to me.
First and foremost the sale price for this device ($286 with tax came out to $300.72) is just highway robbery! The flex 5i is to mid-range chromebooks what the original chromebook duet is for affordable (budget end) chromebooks…the default suggestion & standard bearer.
It may not be the sleekest, most attractive device on the market but what it lacks in appearance it more than makes up for with its specifications. You would be very hard pressed to find a device this versatile and powerful for $300. And in all honesty you really shouldn’t even bother looking anywhere else.
If you are looking for a chromebook under the $500 price range this is absolutely one of the chromebooks you should consider. It is an amazing 2-in-1 device with extraordinary power and the functionality is amazing and the only things you will have to come to terms with are that the screen is a bit yellow in tint and that there is no hdmi port on this device and that can be easily solved by using a hub or getting a usb c to hdmi adapter which at most will cost you $20.
Also for those of you worried about fan noise…in my experience it hardly cuts on but again it probably depends what all you are doing and the type of surface you have this device on.
Get…this…chromebook. You’ll be glad you did.
Tried 2 different chrimebooks before acer, asus intel celeron (around $200, $230). And this chromebook is the best. This chromebook has very good display (fhd), touchscreen, sound and keypad. Worth the money compared to other cheaper chrombook models.
Only drawback is the camera and doesn’t come with a stylus pen. Camera isn’t good. Need to buy external camera for better quality. This laptop is a touch screen but doesn’t come with a stylus pen. I wish this had better camera quality and comes with stylus pen. Didn’t give rating 5 due to no good camera quality.
The chromebook is great but the model on the machine says flex 5 and not the flex 5i like on the amazon description
Nice features. Upgraded from 7 yo $150 chromebook and the difference is obviously huge. Rotating screen is nice but too heavy to regularly use as a tablet. Battery live seems good but i haven’t tested thoroughly. Charges even on a 18w phone charger, albeit slowly. Dual charge ports are nice. Included charger is clunky but works well. Screen brightness is average but usually fine indoors. Hope it functions for basic home use over several years.
I had to send back several of these chromebooks for some cosmetic damages (most had issues with the keyboard or screen). The third one finally was right. Now that i have it, i absolutely love this thing. Battery life could be a little better, but altogether a solid machine and got it on a killer deal – probably the best chromebook deal out there.
While doing a linux file backup battery at 76% have 2 hrs remaining.
Sitting idle with only diagnostics open and display at 1/2 brightness it reports approx 6 hrs with battery at 100%.
Was hoping for a few more hours of runtime. Will make it work but for my use case i maybe should have gotten a less powerful chromebook.
Now i havent run a discharge test or allowed it to discharge yet. Will update my review if it helps.
Not good for gaming,but a good laptop/tablet.my boys just didn’t like it for there games!
Very great looking laptop but decided price wasn’t worth the things i needed. I only need the basics bc do not even know how to connect to internet or printer.
This is my second chromebook (still like my 5 year-old 11.6 inch asus c202sa 4gb/16gb which is still going strong, but it has reached the end of its automatic os updates). This one is much faster, has a lot more memory 8gb and storage 128gb, but is also quite a lot heavier (and cost twice as much). I like the tablet mode, too, although i don’t have much need for android apps and haven’t installed linux. Nice screen (though 250 nits is a little low), terrific backlit keyboard. But the battery does not last me more than 5 hours, which is a shame, considering i am only using it for browsing and google docs. Turned off bluetooth, which helped a bit. I’m envious of those getting 10-hour battery life. But i’ll have to keep the unit because i’m in india and there is no easy way to return it to amazon in the us though i have had it for only one week.