Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 / 5i 14IRU8 Intel (2023) 14″ 2-in-1 Laptop
Note: This is the 2023 14-inch Intel-based Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 2-in-1 laptop version. Lenovo also offers a 14-inch version with AMD processors, as well as the Flex 5 16-incher with Intel and AMD CPUs.
Specifications of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 / 5i 14IRU8
Here are the specs of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 / 5i 14IRU8 with descriptions of its features. For comparison against other laptops, you can use the "Compare Specs" button.
|Laptop Type||Convertible 2-in-1 laptop
This laptop can convert itself into a tablet PC or be used in stand and tent modes.
Convertible 2-in-1 laptop with 360-degree hinge
The hinge allows the display to fully rotate, converting the laptop into tablet, stand, or tent modes.
The mid-range performance of this laptop allows you to easily complete your daily home and office computing tasks. It additionally has some potential for heavier duties like professional photo and video editing. However, if you regularly do these tasks, a high-performance laptop is recommended. More info about performance of the laptop can be found in the CPU, GPU, RAM, and Storage sections below.
The 14" laptop screens are a compromise between portability of 13.3" or smaller laptop displays and comfort of the popular 15.6-inchers.
|Screen Resolution||1920x1200 pixels Full HD+
This screen resolution provides a decent image sharpness and a lot of space on the display for the user interface and programs. It's similar to the popular Full HD 1920x1080. However, these resolutions aren't as good as the premium-class 4K Ultra HD and similar.
|Touchscreen||Finger multi-touch input
The screen supports finger touch input, including multi-touch gestures.
Active digitizer pen input
The screen supports active digitizer pen input, besides the common finger multi-touch input. In comparison to simple capacitive pens you can use on any touchscreen, active digitizer pen input provides advanced features like pressure sensitivity. Check with the laptop seller whether the active pen is included in the package.
|Other Display Specs||IPS type
Displays based on IPS technology provide much wider viewing angles than the budget-class TN screens.
OLED display type provides wide viewing angles, low power consumption, and deeper blacks than on the IPS type screens.
Glossy reflective coating
The glossy reflective displays provide vivid colors, but are prone to ambient light reflections.
|About Laptop Display||It depends on the configuration whether the display is IPS or OLED.
Learn about laptop PC displays here.
|Processor (CPU)||Intel Core i3-1315U 13th Gen
The Core i3-1315U is a lower-mid-range laptop CPU, with performance that easily meets everyday home and office computing needs. If you plan to do heavier tasks like video editing, recommended are more robust processors like the Core i5 and i7 series chips, preferably from the high-performance H or P series.
Intel Core i5-1335U 13th Gen
The i5-1335U is a typical mid-range processor, very commonly used in various mainstream laptop models. The CPU is excellent for the usual day-to-day home and office duties. It also delivers a decent speed for heavier tasks like videography. But, if you mainly do heavy computing, a high-performance Core H or P series processor is a better choice than the U series.
Intel Core i7-1355U 13th Gen
The i7-1355U is one of the fastest laptop processors from the mainstream Intel Core U series. But, it isn’t as fast as its high-performance Core H and P series i7 counterparts. On the positive side, the i7-1355U and other U series CPUs have lower power consumption than them, while delivering excellent performance for most tasks, including the heavier ones like multimedia creation.
The Intel U300 processor is an entry level solution for affordable laptops. Its performance is good enough for easy completion of the daily home and office computing tasks. However, it it is not as fast as the more common Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 series chips. The U300 performs similar to the better known Intel Pentium series processors.
|About Processors||The laptop's processor (CPU) is the main chip of the system and a very important computing performance factor.
The multiple CPUs listed above mean you have multiple CPU options at the time of the laptop purchase.
|Graphics (GPU)||Intel UHD graphics of entry-level Intel processors
The entry-level processors by Intel, such as the N series, Celeron, and Pentium, usually feature the UHD series graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. Depending on the processor model, performance of the included UHD graphics may vary slightly.
Intel UHD Graphics of 13th Gen Core i3 processors
The 13th Gen Core i3 processors come with built-in Intel UHD graphics. It is a very basic graphics processing unit, suitable only for the lightest PC games. The Intel UHD GPU is weaker than the popular Iris Xe, found in the 13 Gen Core i5 and i7 CPUs.
Intel Iris Xe graphics
The Iris Xe graphics of the 11th, 12th and 13th Gen Intel Core processors delivers an improved, yet still basic, 3D gaming performance over the widely used Intel UHD. But, it greatly lags behind the gaming-class GPUs like the Nvidia GeForce GTX / RTX series found in gaming-class laptops. Overall, the Iris Xe is suitable only for light gaming.
|About Graphics Processors||Graphics processor (GPU) is the main factor for 3D gaming performance. It also affects performance of other graphics intensive tasks like some image and video editing operations.
It depends on the selected main processor what integrated graphics processor you get.
|System Memory (RAM) Size||4GB RAM
4GB is a small RAM size for computing in 2023. For smooth operation of a laptop during everyday tasks, at least 8GB is recommended.
The 8GB RAM size is the standard one in 2023. It provides comfortable multi-tasking for the most home and office users.
16GB and greater RAM sizes are recommended for heavy multitasking, gaming, and specialized programs that require a lot of RAM.
|About RAM||System memory (RAM) size determines multi-tasking capability of a laptop - how many tasks and programs you can run at the same time. Some programs and games may require large RAM to run properly.
The multiple options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different RAM choices.
Learn about RAM of laptop PCs here.
|Data Storage||128GB SSD
128GB is a relatively small storage space. However, it is usable if you don't store a lot of large files like movies and don't install a lot of programs.
256GB is a decent capacity. If you tend to download and store a lot of large files like movies and install many programs, 512GB or more is a better choice.
512GB storage capacity is recommended if you store a lot of large files and install many programs.
|About Data Storage||Storage capacity determines how much data you can store locally on your laptop. SSD storage is much faster than HDD storage.
The multiple storage options above mean there are multiple laptop configurations with different storage choices.
Learn about laptop PC data storage here.
|Keyboard & Input||Keyboard without dedicated number pad
The laptop has no separate numeric pad you can typically find on the right side of the keyboard on many laptop models.
Keyboard backlight makes typing in dark environments easier.
Touchpad with click buttons built into the surface
The left and right click buttons are built into the surface of the touchpad, as opposed to separate physical buttons.
|Speakers & Audio||Stereo speakers
As usual, the device features a pair of built-in stereo speakers.
Combo microphone and headphones audio jack
This laptop has the ordinary 3.5mm combo audio jack that supports both headphone output and microphone input simultaneously.
|Camera||Front-facing web camera
Laptops usually feature a frontal webcam located on the display bezel. This laptop is no exception.
HD 720p resolution
This is the most common web camera resolution in laptops. However, it's low in comparison to camera resolutions of modern smartphones, so it can't produce as sharp picture.
Full HD 1080p resolution
This is a high laptop web camera resolution in comparison to the common 720p. But, 1080p is low in comparison to resolutions of modern smartphone front cameras.
|Wireless & Networking||Wi-Fi 6 802.11AX wireless
The 802.11AX is the latest Wi-Fi wireless networking standard. It’s also known as Wi-Fi 6. When connected to 802.11AX-compatible routers, the 802.11AX modules in laptops bring improvements over the older standards in terms of data transfer speeds and multi-device connectivity.
This laptop has a built-in Bluetooth module. It enables you to wirelessly connect the computer to Bluetooth peripherals like Bluetooth mice and keyboards, as well as to smartphones, and other compatible devices.
|USB Ports||1 x USB-C
A compact type of USB port, commonly found in modern laptops and phones.
2 x USB Type A
A pair of full-size USB ports.
|Video Output Ports||1 x HDMI
HDMI is a widely used digital video output port. You can find HDMI-in ports on most computer monitors and TVs.
Video out via USB-C
The laptop can deliver digital video output via USB-C.
|Media Card Reader||SD card reader
The laptop has a slot for full-size SD memory cards, used in many digital cameras. You can also use microSD cards with a card adapter.
|Other Features||Fingerprint reader
This laptop has a built-in fingerprint reader. It improves security and enables easier system log-ins, without password typing.
Thunderbolt 4 is a high-speed peripheral connectivity technology for compatible devices. The Thunderbolt connection goes via USB-C interface.
|Battery||52.5 WHr capacity|
|About Battery||The battery capacity of the typical mid-tier laptop ranges from 40 to 50 WHr. Capacities above 50 WHr are considered to be excellent.
The battery life varies depending on usage, settings, and other factors.
Aluminum lid (optional)
|Windows Version||Windows 11 Home in S mode
Windows 11 Home in S mode is a light and very secure Windows with limited third-party software support. You can upgrade it for free to full Windows 11 Home that can run every modern Windows program.
Windows 11 Home
Windows 11 Home is aimed at the regular home and office computer users. Only select business users need the Professional edition.
Windows 11 Pro
Windows 11 Pro version adds some business-specific features in comparison to the standard Windows 11 Home.
|About Windows Version||There are multiple Windows options at the time of the purchase.
User can upgrade from Windows Home to Pro version at an additional cost anytime.
A typical laptop warranty.
The 2-year warranty period is an extended one in comparison to the typical 1 year. Some laptops come with an even longer 3-year warranty.
This is an extended warranty period, as opposed to the typical 1 year.
|Year of Release||2023|
|Country / Region||Worldwide
The listed specs are general / worldwide specs of the model. Some of its specs may vary depending on the particular configuration and region.
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