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Lenovo IdeaPad VS Flex (AMD Ryzen)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

I am looking for a new laptop to last me through the 4 years of engineering and Lenovo line up looks pretty good especially with the new Ryzen chips. There are 2 models that I'm looking at, the IdeaPad 5 (15inch) and the Flex 5 (14inch), both come with the R7 4700U, 16gb of ram, and a 512gb SSD. The IdeaPad is $120 cheaper in my case, but the Flex has the advantage of the touchscreen, and a 2 year warranty with Costco. Which would you recommend, or should I skip both of them and go for something like the Envy x360? 

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go with the flex, you might use it as a tablet once a while.

if i'm not mistaken the envy also support touch.


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I've never seriously used a touchscreen, and I'm waiting for Lenovo to restock the 4500U model so that I can buy it. I checked out a similar model at a Microcenter and I would recommend the IdeaPad over the Flex.


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Posted · Original PosterOP
1 minute ago, BlueScope819 said:

I've never seriously used a touchscreen, and I'm waiting for Lenovo to restock the 4500U model so that I can buy it. I checked out a similar model at a Microcenter and I would recommend the IdeaPad over the Flex.

Any reason you're going with the 4500U instead of the 4700U, or is it just cost savings? 

Also, what did you like better about the IdeaPad over the Flex? I've never checked out either. 

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8 minutes ago, z123killer said:

Any reason you're going with the 4500U instead of the 4700U, or is it just cost savings? 

Also, what did you like better about the IdeaPad over the Flex? I've never checked out either. 

Cost. I have a budget of $650 and I get an 8% student discount :)

 

It's really up to personal preference but considering that it's $150 cheaper or so and that I never use the touch screen, it's an easy pick. They feel about the same in terms of build quality as they are basically the same laptop with a different hinge design, and of course a different screen.


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The Flex has worse build quality. Personally would go for Ideapad 5


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