Touch screen Laptop IdeaPad FlexD 5 isn’t your typical laptop—it’s a fashion statement. Build quality is about as good as you can get without moving to all metal.
Keyboard: Very responsive, thin, keyboard. Feels similar to the very expensive butterfly keyboard found on newer MacBook's (awesome value for money here). Backlighting is very useful, and easy to turn on and off, only downside is that there is no dedicated number pad. I'm usually very picky about keyboards, but I find this one amazing. I'd rate the keyboard 10/10.
One drawback to the laptop is the Camera, which is very pale, and doesn't capture skin tone accurately at all. Although there are no built in camera settings to be found on Windows 10, a quick fix is to download Skype, and use the built in Camera Settings in-app that let you change hue, brightness, and most importantly, saturation. You might be thinking: "that's a bad fix, I don't use Skype", but for one reason or another, the camera settings in Skype apply to the system camera, so any changes will apply to any video meet service (zoom, google meet, etc). Based on this simple fix, I'd rate the camera a 7.5/10. Nothing to write home about, but does the job well.
I saw that some people were picky about color accuracy, which I didn't find to be a problem. It might be slightly less accurate then many very expensive laptops, but at this price point (with an IPS anti glare display), its amazing. Bezels are also very think on top and on the sides. I'd rate the screen 9/10.
The touchpad is a bit of a downside for me, as I prefer a firmer touchpad. It's click, if you're into that, but also very responsive if you're not. I'd rate the touchpad 7.5/10.
Absolutely. Amazing. You can't go wrong with this new Ryzen processor (5000 series). 16GB of RAM was more than enough, and again, above what you would normally get at this price point (8-12GB). The integrated AMD Radeon graphics worked pretty well for me- certainly not as good as an NVIDEA dedicated graphics card, but good enough for medium gaming. At this price point, you can't get anything better by a long shot. I'd rate spec / performance 9.5/10.
Last but not least, a very important aspect on every laptop. I read some stories about overheating in the reviews, but I'm happy to mention that I haven't experienced any issues with cooling or fan noise. The fan can only be SLIGHTLY heard when running higher end gaming (which can be highly expected on a laptop), and only slightly heats up when running higher end gaming. I'm happy to report that *almost* none of the heat is conveyed through the keyboard / upper, but comes out the sides and the back. I'd rate cooling a 9.5/10.
I personally don't use these 2 features, but when testing them, they performed about the same as my iPad Pro in drawing, and handwriting. The screen might get some fingerprints if you're using it as a tablet though. The pen itself doesn't feel too premium, just some higher quality plastic with 2 buttons, but the ballpoint definitely isn't cheap, as it feels really nice when writing or drawing. I'd rate the touch screen and pen an 8/10.
I found the build quality to be very similar to very expensive laptops . The finish is a metal, but almost slightly grippy / rubberized texture. It feels very premium, and definitely looks much better aesthetically than regular plastic on a cheaper laptop. The laptop looks and feels great, I'd mistake it for a very high end laptop any day of the week. I'd rate the build quality + hinges a 9/10.
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