So if you want to have a robust 2-in-1 laptop that has 16GB of RAM out of the box, and can handle your productivity flawlessly, this device is worth a look.
Overall, the build quality of this Lenovo Flex 5500U Ryzen 5 model is a lot like the more expensive ultrabooks that can cost more than 1.5K.
The case material for 82HU0036US is made from PC ABS for the top casing and PC GF for the bottom case. It’s a common plastic material that a lot of electronic manufacturers use to produce their products including the laptop. These materials are known to have a high level of thermal resistance and sturdiness. Most notebooks are made with these.
Using plastic rather than metal also lessens the weight. Weight is a very important factor when we talk about a compact device like a 2-in-1 laptop. The weight of this unit is 3.3 lbs or 1.5 kg. Want to carry it around in your bag? No problem, you can easily do it.
Being a compact device, you can open the lid with just one hand.
Once you open the lid, you will see the strengths of this 82HU0036US laptop. The touchscreen display and the keyboard.
For the screen, it’s a glossy Full-HD 14″ IPS panel with 250 nits and 45% NTSC. It is also a touchscreen display. It’s certainly not the best screen out there, but for this price, the color reproduction is more than adequate and bright enough for all computing tasks except for color grading works.
However, you still can use this laptop for any tasks that require better color reproduction by easily connecting this laptop with an external monitor that has more color accuracy.
Being able to be flipped 360° so that you can use it as a tablet, a laptop, or a tent and stand mode, this device has two sturdy metal hinges. These strong hinges can support the display so you can use it in whatever modes you would like.
Touch-Enabled and The Pen!
Other than the touchscreen, this 14-inch Lenovo Flex 5 14 82HU0036US with Ryzen 5 5500U comes with the Lenovo Digital Pen. There is also a USB slot to hold the pen when it is not in use. This digital pen is a cool bonus. You can use it to draw or to take a note as if you would use a pen on physical paper. Also, if your kids love to draw or sketch, they will love it, as the pen has a high level of accuracy and responsiveness.
Thin and Very Responsive Keyboard
Now we come to the keyboard. Though the keyboard does not have a dedicated Numpad on the right-hand side, it has very responsive and well-located keys. The white backlit feature is nice to have! The keys will have LED backlighting if you use the laptop in the darkroom.
You can easily set the backlit feature to be on or off or even adjust the brightness of the backlighting.
82HU0036US Top Specs
Now we get to the main technical specifications. In short, this 82HU0036US Lenovo Flex 5 with Ryzen 5 5500U variant is a laptop that has top specs at a budget selling price. See the following table for the specification list (the highlight), for the full table, visit their site here.
|Lenovo Flex 5 14 14.0" Laptop, 14.0" FHD (1920 x 1080) Touch Display, AMD Ryzen 5 5500U Processor, 16GB DDR4 RAM, 256GB NVMe SSD Storage, AMD Radeon Graphics, Windows 10H, 82HU0036US, Graphite Grey
|2021 AMD Ryzen 5 5500U (6C / 12T, 2.1 / 4.0GHz, 3MB L2 / 8MB L3)
|14″ Full-HD (1920×1080) Multi-touch IPS 250nits Glossy, 45% NTSC
|Radeon RX Vega 7
|16GB DDR4-3200 (soldered to the motherboard)
|256GB SSD M.2 2242 PCIe 3.0×4 NVMe
|1x HDMI 1.4b, 2x USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, 1x USB 3.2 Gen 1 Type-C (supports Power Delivery 3.0 & data transfer), 1x Card Reader, 3mm Audio jack, 1x Power Connector
|720p HD Webcam with Privacy Shutter, Stereo speakers, 2W x2, Dolby Audio, built-in 2x, Array Microphone, Fingerprint reader, White Backlit Keyboard, Lenovo Digital Pen, 11ax, 2×2 + BT5.0 WLAN + Bluetooth
|Strength & Weakness
Powerful Ryzen 5 CPU
The performance of the Ryzen 5 5500U CPU is in a different league from any 2-in-1 laptops at this price. This “Zen 2” AMD processor is an excellent processor for daily office or school computing tasks, streaming movies, or casual gaming.
You can play Minecraft, Roblox, or even Rocket League, CS: GO and many other games on Steam with this laptop.
In terms of CPU benchmark, this CPU is approximately 40% faster than the 10th Gen Intel i7 CPU.
Furthermore, the integrated Radeon RX Vega 7 Graphics is also capable to handle your casual games and a little bit more. With a lower setting, you can play games like Red Dead Redemption 2 at a decent 30 fps. Sure The 82HU0036US is not a power gamer notebook, but playing games in a 2-in-1 convertible touchscreen laptop in the 600 price range? Well, thanks to the Ryzen 5000 series and it’s pretty good iGPU.
However, if you still want a 14-inch ultrabook with an Intel i7 CPU, we recommend this one.
Is Battery Life Good?
Yes, the battery life is pretty good. With light gaming, watching a video, and browsing the web, you can get easily 7 hours.
Also, this device is USB-C charging capable. There is a USB Type-C port that you can use to fast charge your laptop or connect to a docking station. The power adapter that comes with this laptop is also a light 65W USB-C.
Nice Additional Features
Lenovo adds nice additional features with this laptop.
At this price, you will have a fingerprint reader on the lower right of your keyboard deck. So instead of typing your Windows password, you can use this sensor to recognize your fingerprint to log in to your laptop in a matter of seconds. This laptop has that feature if you wish to use it.
The full-sized SD Card Reader is also very useful to transfer your files or even photos from your digital camera.
Moreover, the 7220p HD webcam on the top bezel has a privacy shutter to cover your webcam if you need it too. These are the additional features that you will be getting with this convertible laptop.
To sum it up, this laptop is without a doubt comparable to 1k+ laptops or ultrabooks. Although we cannot mention all of its nice details in this review, it would be hard to find another better device of this size. Most other similar-priced laptops out there have only 8GB, this one has 16GB straight out of the gate.
At this price, this Lenovo Flex 5 14 82HU0036US is the 2-in-1 laptop to get if you are looking for a convertible ultrabook with a touchscreen and power inside.