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Laptop deal: Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 5 is on sale for $641 (Update: Sold out)

And you can save another 10% by using a cash-back service.

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Don't worry, there's a keyboard on the other side of Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 5 2-in-1.
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Lower-priced laptops and Chromebooks are hard to come by right now, what with so many students prepping for online school. If you're willing to spend a bit more, however, you can get a well-appointed system that should last through the pandemic and beyond.

For a limited time, and while supplies last, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5 14-inch 2-in-1 drops to $641 with promo code EXTRAFIVE. Regular price: $759. But, wait, there's more.

Students and teachers who use their ID.me account at checkout will automatically get an extra 8% off the purchase price. That would bring your total down to around $590.

There's also a cash-back option: TopCashback is currently offering a 10% rebate on all Lenovo purchases. That would knock an additional $59 off your teacher/student price or about $64 off the regular deal price. Either way: score!

On paper, the Flex 5 looks mighty solid: AMD Ryzen 7 processor, 8GB of RAM, 256GB of solid-state storage and a fingerprint reader. It's a 2-in-1, meaning the 14-inch full-HD screen is hinged to accommodate a full 360 degrees of rotation. There's a privacy shutter on the webcam, too -- always a nice feature.

The integrated Radeon graphics won't do much to help the cause of gaming, but this system is for school, right? ūüėú

CNET hasn't reviewed the IdeaPad Flex 5, but nearly 100 Lenovo customers collectively rated it 4.6 stars. 

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