The 82HU00JWUS is a variant of the Lenovo Flex 5 14-inch laptops that was announced at the end of 2021. Lenovo designed this Windows 11 device to be a 2-in-1 laptop/tablet to replace your phone’s functionality with more power, a bigger screen, and a physical keyboard.
The 2-in-1 function where you can change your laptop to be a tablet or be in a tent mode is the main selling point of this laptop. Plus, it also comes with a touchscreen IPS display. For a non-convertible and non-touch 14-inch standard laptop you can check the IdeaPad 3 family.
Is this new variant really what you are looking for? You may find the answer in our review on this page about this model. Let’s get into it.
How Robust is the Design?
Lenovo is known to manufacture good-quality laptops, and this unit is not an exception. The build quality is solid and pretty compact for a convertible.
The hinge is also solidly built, the overall look is modern and clean. You will like the grey color scheme and its rubberized texture.
This 14″ Lenovo Flex 5 82HU00JWUS is just ideal for everyday computing duty, including school assignments, college, and even for home office as well as entertainment use.
Other than being pretty compact for a convertible device, this unit also packs respectable features. The USB ports and the SD card also make it expandable. We will discuss these ports in a bit.
|Unit||Lenovo Flex 5 Laptop, 14.0" FHD Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U, 16GB RAM, 256GB Storage, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 11 Home 82HU00JWUS|
|Display||14″ Full-HD (1920×1080) touchscreen IPS|
|OS||Windows 11 Home (View the model with Windows 10 OS)|
|CPU||2021 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6C / 12T, 2.1 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)|
|Graphics||Radeon RX Vega 7|
|RAM||16GB DDR4 RAM|
|Connectivity||1x HDMI, 2x USB 3.2 Type-A, 1x USB Type-C (supports Power Delivery 3.0 & data transfer), 1x Card Reader, 3mm Audio jack, 1x Power Connector|
|Other features||720p HD Webcam with Privacy Shutter, Stereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby Audio, built-in 2x, Array Microphone, Fingerprint reader, Backlit Keyboard, Lenovo Digital Pen, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth|
|Strength & Weakness||VIEW|
Multi-Mode in a Flash
This Lenovo Flex 5 Ryzen 5 5500U model comes with a full-HD 1920 x 1080 IPS touch display. This unit is designed to be used for multi-mode computing. You can rotate the screen to 360° with ease to use it as a laptop with the laptop mode. Other than the laptop mode, you will have the Tent, Stand, and Tablet mode for more productivity, entertainment, and intuitive interaction. The digital pen is also included!
By having 1080p screen resolution with narrow bezels, the display offers very good viewing angles and sharp picture quality.
The touchscreen feature is awesome and until you have one in your hands, you won’t know what you are missing in a computing device. Imagine watching a movie or TV in a tent mode everywhere in the house, or using the laptop mode to easily write and draw with the stylus? It’s incredible.
Leaving the functionalities, those handy features won’t bring much if your device does not perform well, so allow us to discuss its performance.
The Lenovo Flex 5 82HU00JWUS comes with quite a new AMD processor chip which was released in December 2021, the Ryzen 5 5500U. This chip is a 6-Cores/12-Threads (rather than 6-Threads) and has 3MB L2/8MB L3 total cache, the base clock speed at 2.1 GHz and max. boost speed up to 4.0 GHz. This processor is particularly efficient for running numerous Windows programs, such as streaming YouTube videos, editing images, and other computer duties, due to its Cores and Threads counts.
It is really good news that Lenovo features the Ryzen CPU as it is a pretty capable yet efficient processor. Furthermore, this chip also integrates with Radeon Vega 7 Graphics cards. This means this laptop can run basic and casual games like Minecraft, Roblox, and even FIFA 21 with decent framerates. Let alone performing low-resource computing like watching movies, Zoom, or editing documents, this R5 chip chews them all.
For CPU Mark rating, this processor outperforms several 10th Gen Intel i7 CPUs, including the i7-1065G7 which powers this similar 2-in-1 laptop. Surprisingly, our guy here, which has newer components and more power, costs less than that device (when we write this article).
And with Cinebench, it achieved an outstanding 7145 in multi-core benchmark, which tops the 11th Generation Intel i5-1135G7 processor!
One thing to keep in mind, this notebook isn’t a dedicated gaming laptop which really means, you can’t expect to run demanding games intensively with it. However, to be able to perform a wide variety of games on a convertible laptop that weighs in 3 pounds is quite remarkable.
Speedy RAM & SSD!
There are 16GB RAM and 256GB SSD inside this 82HU00JWUS laptop.
A 16GB of RAM is the recommended RAM for gaming laptops, however, our guy here isn’t one, yet it comes with a whooping dual-channel 16GB DDR4-3200MHz RAM out of the box. For everyday use, this is fantastic! This means, your new laptop can even handle multiple programs at once without difficulty. In this price category, it is rare to see laptops with 16 GB of memory pre-installed.
Moving onto the storage, this 14″ laptop comes with a very high-speed Solid State Drive, which is a lot faster than traditional hard drives. It means, turning it on, waking it up will take only a few seconds time. Thanks to its card reader, you can easily get an SD card to increase the storage capacity at a minimal cost and less hassle, no cable, and no need to crack up your convertible for an upgrade. Moreover, these days, having an SD card slot on a laptop, let alone on a convertible is uncommon.
A handful of Nice Features
Other than the key technical specification packed in the box, this 2-in-1 laptop has other attractive additional features. Let’s check them out.
An Attractive Digital Pen
I think the digital pen or the stylus is one of the attractive features this laptop comes with. You can use it to draw or sketch on its whiteboard mode, take a note, and even sign some documents online since they become common nowadays.
You can also program your stylus to change the audio volume and many other things.
Built-in Webcam and Your Privacy
On top of your screen, you will find the built-in HD 720p webcam, which is a handy feature if you often do video chat or Zoom. There is nothing special with the webcam of this 82HU00JWUS laptop, it just does the job but we really like the sliding cover that can cover the lens of the webcam for more privacy. So if you receive your new laptop and you can’t find any pictures while doing a video chat, check if your camera is on and not covered by the privacy shutter.
All laptops should come with a privacy shutter for webcam as this Lenovo Flex 5 laptop does.
Though Lenovo claims that this convertible can reach 12-hours of battery life, the battery life of this 82HU00JWUS will be less than that, especially if you run more demanding utility programs on your device. The touchscreen and illuminated keys, although they are attractive features, can reduce your battery life too.
However, considering we are dealing with a 2-in-1 laptop with a lot of capabilities, up to 6 hours of battery life is quite impressive. It can get you through a workday whenever you are on the road. Moreover, thanks to its Quick Charge feature, you can quickly fully charge your device in approximately an hour’s time.
A Comfy Keyboard
If you do a lot of work at night, you will love the keyboard of this Lenovo Flex 5 82HU00JWUS. It is a solid backlit keyboard, has a good layout and spacing to prevent accidental keystrokes. It just feels comfortable to use.
If you want to save the battery life, you can dim and even disable them.
Now, we also need to say, that Lenovo is generous to include a fingerprint reader feature with this convertible laptop alongside the other nice features and specs. You can locate it on the right-hand side of the keyboard deck, next to your trackpad. This fingerprint scanner allows you to log in to your desktop in a split second without installing extra software. And the good news is, you can disable this function whenever you want.
Fine I/O & Connectivity
The Lenovo Flex 5 5500U model comes with a fine selection of ports and connectivity. There are Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth version 5 on board. For the ports, you will be getting 2x USB Type-A, and 1x USB Type-C port with a PowerDelivery feature so you can power charge your laptop with its USB port. There is also an HDMI port, an audio jack, and a 4-in-1 card reader which I really like.
Transferring photos from your digital camera will be a simpler process with its card reader slot, just plug your SD card, and transfer your photos. No need to look for your digital camera’s cable to connect it to your laptop.
Making a conclusion of this Lenovo Flex 5 review is not a difficult task, since this 2-in-1 convertible has tons of attractive features that you can only find on pricier laptops. If you need a powerful device that you can use as a tablet or a laptop to draw, sketch, among other computing duties, this unit is more than decent for school, college, and home office. The backlit keyboard, fingerprint scanner also features that we appreciate at this price point.
In this current state of components shortage, this 14″ Lenovo Flex 5 82HU00JWUS with Ryzen 5 5500U is worth your consideration as it’s a very powerful 2-in-1 device for the price.