What you need to know
- The Lenovo Flex 5G is now available at Verizon.
- The Flex 5G is powered by a Snapdragon 8cx with 5G connectivity.
- You can grab the Lenovo Flex 5G now for $1,400 at Verizon (opens in new tab).
Lenovo debuted the new Flexy 5G earlier this week, and now it's on sale at Verizon in the U.S. (opens in new tab) for $1,400. Powered by a Snapdragon 8cx, Lenovo is billing the Flex 5G as the "world's first 5G PC." The convertible laptop is the latest Windows 10 on ARM PC to hit the market.
The Flex 5G is compatible with both currently deployed forms of 5G networks. You'll be able receive both 5G millimeter wave full-band and sub-6GHz networks, giving access to a wide range of speeds. Lenovo also claims the Flex 5G can hit up to 24 hours of battery life.
Here's a full look at the Lenovo Flex 5G's specs:
|Category||Lenovo Yoga 5G|
|OS||Windows 10 Pro|
|Display||14-inch FHD IPS with touch|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx|
|Graphics||Qualcomm Adreno 680|
|Storage||256GB UFS 3.0|
|Webcam||720p IR camera|
|Ports||2x USB-C Gen 2|
3.5mm Audio jack
Nano SIM card slot
|Audio||User-facing stereo speakers (Dolby Atmos)|
|Dimensions||12.65" x 8.46" x 0.57" (321.4mm x 215mm x 14.7mm)|
|Weight||Starting at 1.35kg (2.97lbs)|
The 14-inch PC largely borrows from Lenovo's etablished Yoga line, allowing the screen to be rotated 360 degrees from laptop to tablet view. Making that connection even stronger is the laptop will carry the Yoga 5G in other markets around the world.
Though the Flex 5G is only available via Verizon now, Lenovo says it expectes it to hit its website and other retailers in more regions later this year.
Fast and connected
5G on your PC
This convertible laptop includes built-in 5G connectivity, allowing you to stay connected with incredibly fast internet speeds.
That price is crazy for a PC with a mobile processor.
I agree completely.
It's not a mobile processor. It's designed for laptops. SPX is faster than a SP6. The Surface Pro X has a variant of the same processor and the benchmarks comparable to midrange Intel chips.
It is a beefed up Snapdragon 855. They do ok running native ARM apps, but native apps are very rare for Windows. A Surface Pro 6 will run circles around an 8cx, assuming the 8cx can run the application at all. The 8cx limits your Windows experience while a midrange Intel will not.
I don't know who would buy an Intel Y Series PC to run heavy x86 apps. If what you are doing is running the web browser and do basic office work (most people) the Snapdragon 8cx will be objectively better than any x86 CPU
Lenovo will quickly drop support for it just like they did with their C630. Steer clear.
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