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Lenovo's Flex 5 has more screen for bigger entertainmentDon't let its mainstream looks fool you, this is a pretty sweet 2-in-1 for multimedia use.
[MUSIC] The Lenovo Flex 5 pairs the company's Yoga 2-in-1 design with a bigger screen. Its 15.6 inch display comes in a 4k ultra-HD resolution or in full HD, like this one with Windows Ink support, so you can draw and write on the screen with an active pen. Prices start around 650 Dollars but our 850 Dollars version includes decent specs including,entry level discrete graphics for speedier photo editing and it can even handle some low level gaming. Mostly though it's just a good system for general use in entertainment with speakers that get plenty loud and still sound good. And a streaming video battery life of 10 hours and 23 minutes. The backlit keyboard has a pleasing amount of travel with a nice bounce to the keys and its Windows Precision Touchpad is smooth and responsive. Plus, you get a fingerprint reader for instantly logging in with Windows Hello. Between its larger screen size and its 4.4 pound weight, the Flex 5 isn't the easiest to use as a tablet or to regularly travel with and its cooling fans are also somewhat loud under load. It's also not the most exciting laptop if that kind of thing matters to you. But, if you'd like a bigger screen for work and play and want more flexibility than a traditional clam shell, the 15.6 inch Flex 5 is up to the task. [MUSIC]