There was a time when high-performance notebooks couldn’t fit your budget. This isn’t that time anymore and with AMD back in the processor game, we only suspect things will get better, starting with the Lenovo Flex 5. This is a 14-inch 2-in-1 Windows 10 notebook with a 1080p touchscreen that’s big on both performance and battery life. Best of all, it gives you a ton of features without taking a massive chunk out of your wallet.
That’s right, it costs just $599.99 and you’re getting an AMD Ryzen 4500u CPU, which features 6 cores with a base clock speed of 2.30GHz. Pair that with 16GB of DDR4 memory and 256GB of PCIe SSD storage which you can expand later on, and you have the ideal portable notebook that you can also do some mild gaming on courtesy of integrated AMD Radeon graphics.
There’s also a Lenovo Active Pen included in case you want to do some creative work. The battery life is also stellar and if you’re doing light to moderately demanding work, you can expect between 8-10 hours of endurance, which is excellent if you’re going to be away from the wall charger for some time. You can also get up to 80 percent charge back after plugging in the Lenovo Flex 5 for 60 minutes.
As for ports, the Flex 5 has plenty to flaunt, starting with two USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports, one USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 with PD support. There’s also a single HDMI 1.4b port, 4-in-1 card reader and lastly, you get the headphone plus microphone combo.
Overall, the Lenovo Flex 5 is an excellent machine for the money, so much so that it has an ‘Amazon’s Choice’ badge, along with a 4.2-star customer rating out of 5. So what do you say? $599 for a solid all-round Windows 10 notebook sounds great right?