Lenovo has put content creators who are unable to afford the high prices of it’s Yoga series of 2-in-1 convertible laptops, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex series has always been a great alternative with its relatively more affordable pricing and high value-for-money proposal.
In April 2022, Lenovo has finally taken the curtains off its latest IdeaPad Flex 5i Gen 7 series equipped with Intel’s newest 12th Gen Alder Lake Mobile CPUs.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Gen 7 Specifications
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i comes in two screen sizes: a 14-inch model and a 16-inch model. Both models feature a brand-new 16:10 touchscreen, a more refined modern port selection setup, and a 360 degree hinge to allow the laptop to seamlessly switch from laptop mode, to stand mode in presentations, to tent mode when watching movies, and to tablet mode when drawing or jotting down notes.
The biggest upgrade for the Flex 5i Gen 7 is notably its new option to be configured with an OLED display, compared to the previous generation which only came in IPS and TN panel configurations. The full list of the 2022 Flex 5i screen configurations is as follows:
- 14-inch 2.8K 60Hz OLED, 400 nits, 100% DCI-P3 colourspace coverage
- 14-inch 2.2K 60Hz IPS, 300 nits, 100% sRGB colourspace coverage
- 14-inch FHD 60Hz IPS, 300 nits, 45% NTSC colourspace coverage
- 16-inch 2.5K 60Hz IPS, 400 nits, 100% sRGB colourspace coverage
- 16-inch FHD 60Hz IPS, 300 nits, 45% NTSC colourspace coverage
Under the hood, the IdeaPad Flex 5i can be configured from an Intel Core i5-1235U CPU, up to a Core i7-1255U CPU, with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 1TB of M.2 PCIe SSD storage. The Flex 5i series is rated for up to 12 hours of battery life on 1080p video playback for the 14-inch model and 11.5 hours for the 16-inch model. The laptops are equipped with Lenovo’s fast charging solution which Lenovo claims can deliver 2 hours of battery life with a single 15-min charge.
Coming to ports and connectivity, both 14-inch and 16-inch models of the IdeaPad Flex 5i have the same setup: One USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 port with Thunderbolt 4.0, Two USB-A 3.2 Gen 1 ports, one HDMI 1.4b port, a 4-in-1 SD Card reader, a 3.5mm headphone jack and support up to WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Gen 7 Price and Availability
Availability of the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Gen 7 has not been announced, but since the landing pages for both the 14-inch and 16-inch models have gone live in countries like Malaysia, the laptops are expected to arrive to the market soon in the following weeks.