Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5 16 InchSource: Daniel Rubino / Windows Central

What you need to know

  • Lenovo announced upgrades to the IdeaPad Flex 5i and IdeaPad Flex 5 at Mobile World Congress.
  • The company also unveiled the Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i, a convertible that features a detachable keyboard.
  • The IdeaPad Flex 5i (from $620) and IdeaPad Flex 5 (from $690) start shipping in May 2022 while the IdeaPad Duet 5i will come out in July 2022 with a starting price of $750.

Lenovo announced a range of versatile devices at Mobile World Congress today. Updated versions of the IdeaPad Flex 5 and IdeaPad Flex 5i feature improved ergonomics and the latest processors from Intel and AMD. Lenovo also announced the IdeaPad Duet 5i, a detachable convertible.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i and Flex 5 are both available in either 14-inch or 16-inch models. They each support an optional Lenovo E-color pen and can flip around into a variety of modes. The laptops have a 360-hinge that lets them convert to tent mode, stand mode, tablet mode, or rest as a traditional clamshell laptop.

The IdeaPad Flex 5i runs on up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 U series processor with Intel Iris Xe MAX graphics. The IdeaPad Flex 5 features up to an AMD Ryzen 7 processor with built-in Radeon graphics.

Category Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5
Operating System Windows 11 Home Windows 11 Home
Processor Intel Core i7-1255U, Intel Core i7-1235U, Intel Core i3-1215U, Intel Pentium 8505 AMD Ryzen 7 5700U Mobile Processor
AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Mobile Processor
AMD Ryzen 3 5300U Mobile Processor
Graphics Intel Iris Xe MAX
Intel Integrated graphics
AMD Radeon
Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR4x Up to 16GB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Display IdeaPad Flex 5i (14", 7)
14" 2.8K (2880 x 1800) OLED IPS, 16:10, 400 nits, 60 Hz, 100% DCI-P3, TÜV Cert
14" 2.2K (2240 x 1400) IPS, 16:10, 300 nits, 60 Hz, 100% sRGB, TÜV Cert.
14" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS, 16:10, 300 nits, 60 Hz, 45% NTSC, TÜV Cert.
IdeaPad Flex 5i (16", 7)
16" 2.5K (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10, 400 nits, 60 Hz, 100% sRGB, TÜV Cert.
16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS, 16:10, 300 nits, 60 Hz, 45% NTSC, TÜV Cert
IdeaPad Flex 5 (14", 7)
14" 2.2K (2240 x 1400) IPS, 16:10, 300 nits, 60 Hz, 100% sRGB, TÜV Cert.
14" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS, 16:10, 300 nits, 60 Hz, 45% NTSC, TÜV Cert. IdeaPad Flex 5 (16", 7)
16" 2.5K (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10, 400 nits,
60 Hz, 100% sRGB, TÜV Cert.
16" WUXGA (1920 x 1200) IPS, 16:10, 300 nits, 60 Hz, 45% NTSC, TÜV Cert.
Camera HD/FHD HD/FHD
Connectivity Up to WiFi 6 (2x2 802.11 ax/ac/a/b/g/n), Up to Bluetooth 5.1
Ports 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (full-function) with Thunderbolt 4.0, 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (one support USB charging), 1 x HDMI 1.4b, 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader, 1 x, Audio Jack 1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C (full-function), 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-A (one support USB charging), 1 x HDMI 1.4b, 1 x 4-in-1 Card Reader, 1 x Audio Jack
Audio 2 x 2W Speakers with Dolby Audio 2 x 2W Speakers with Dolby Audio
Battery Up to 12 hours (varies by size), Rapid Charge Boost support Up to 12 hours (varies by size), Rapid Charge Boost support
Dimensions 14-inch metal version 313.1 x 224.9 x 17.4–18.9 (12.32" x 8.85" x 0.68"–0.74")
16-inch metal version 357.8 x 253.9 x 18.7–20.8 (14.08" x 9.99" x 0.73"–0.81")
14-inch plastic version 313.1 x 224.9 x 17.8–19.3 (12.32" x 8.85" x 0.70"–0.75")
16-inch metal version 357.8 x 253.9 x 18.7–20.8 (14.08" x 9.99" x 0.73"–0.81")
Weight From 1.5 kg (3.41 lbs) From 1.55kg (3.41 lbs)
Colors Storm grey, cloud grey, stone blue Storm grey, cloud grey, stone blue

The new IdeaPad convertible laptops have 16:10 OLED displays with up to 2.8K resolution. The displays have wide viewing angles, up to 100 percent DCI-P3 color gamut, and reach up to 400 nits of brightness. They're also TÜV-certified for low blue light to reduce eye strain.

The IdeaPad Duet 5i has some similar design elements to Microsoft's Surface Pro 8. Lenovo's new convertible features a 12-inch display and supports a stylus. Its detachable keyboard can also connect through Bluetooth, which allows for a wider variety of desk setups than requiring a physical connection. You can prop of the IdeaPad Duet 5i with its included folio kickstand.

Category Lenovo IdeaPad Duet 5i
Operating System Windows 11 Home
Display 12.35" 2.5K (2560 x 1600) IPS, 16:10, 450 nits, 96% DCI-P3, Dolby Vision
Processor Intel Core™ i7-1255U Processor
Intel Core i7-1235U Processor
Intel Core i3-1215U Processor
Intel Pentium 8505 Processor
Graphics Intel Integrated graphics
Memory Up to 16GB LPDDR4x
Storage Up to 1TB M.2 PCIe SSD
Rear Camera 5MP
Front Camera 5MP
Connectivity Up to Wi-Fi 6E, up to Bluetooth 5.2
Ports 2 x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (full-function), 1 x Audio Jack
Audio 2 x 1W Speakers with Dolby Atmos
Battery 50Whr, Up to 11 hours
Dimensions 288.3 x 193 x 9.45 (inches) (11.35" x 7.59" x 0.37")
Weight From 809g (1.78 lbs)
Folio case 360g (0.79 lbs)
Colors Storm grey, stone blue

Lenovo highlights the thinness of its new tablet. The device is just 9.45 mm thick, which is almost the exact same as the Surface Pro 8. Inside, the IdeaPad Duet 5i runs on up to a 12th Gen Intel Core i7 CPU.