Lenovo Fires Up Convertible Segment with New Flex Laptops

May 19, 2017, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Lenovo is playing the catchup with market leaders like Dell and HP in the convertible laptop segment, and it appears that the Chinese vendors are playing its part well in the business. The company has now bolstered its lineup of convertible laptops with a new flex addition.

Flex 5, the latest output of Lenovo comes with upgraded process and new connectivity supports to enhance the competition in the newly-favored segment. Aside from keeping special attention over empowering the device with mainstream computing prowess, the manufacturers has also managed to add an extra feather by cutting down its weight considerably; a striking USP for a convertible.

With weights considerably lesser than its rival counterparts, Lenovo’s new Flex laptop arrives in two variants; the 4.4-pound weighing 15-inch version and the even lighter 14-inch version. The big brother features a stunning Ultra HD display of 3840×2160 pixel resolution, while the smaller one gets a modest Full HD resolution display.

Bar the display, there’s seldom that differentiates the two new additions. Both the devices feature an upgrade to Intel’s seventh-gen Kaby Lake processors powered by integrated graphics. The plus here is that you can also opt for a further upgrade of GPU to Nvidia GeForce 940MX for a little extra payment.

Up to 16GB of DDR4 RAM will be available in the new models that will accompanied by an SSD storage of 512 GB. Storage savvy users can also opt for traditional hard-drive that will hand them with an extra 512GB of storage.

Another highlight of the device is its battery, which features a 3-cell, 52.5 Wh capacity that will keep them running longer than their lesser-powered rivals. Lenovo has also taken up the notch by adding USB-C support alongside retaining the two traditional USB ports.

The 15-inch Flex 5 will be available for a price starting at $830, while the smaller sibling will hit the stores with a price tag of $720. That’s a bit more than what we have been familiar to from the Flex range of laptops, but it sure seemingly is worth all the hike.

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