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  • Pros mentioned:
    Touch screen

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Thought I got a laptop, but I got a tablet too!

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I goofed not making sure it was a windows device, and the keypad doesn't always work right in all the spots. That bottom corner didn't work for a minute, then it did, but the right clicker really doesn't. Despite that it's still a fantastic product I'm happy with and don't regret buying! Cool thing, you can flip it like a tablet and it's fully touch screen all the time!

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, SethS. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! For your Chromebook, by using two fingers to gently tap the touchpad acts as your right-click. We are pleased to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus is working out well for you and meets your needs so well. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Solid Purchase

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I like this Chromebook Plus a lot. This is my first Chromebook, so I can't compare how well the Chromebook Plus performs vs Chromebooks. Pros: It boots up quickly and has nice features. The keys are backlit and feel good when typing on them. I appreciate the touchscreen and ability to turn it into a tablet when needed. The laptop is easy to set up and use. So far I have been able to use the laptop heavily for maybe 4 to 5 hours until needing to charge it. Cons: When opening the laptop the bottom of the screen bumps against the table. I've seen other laptops do this too. The Lenovo 7i laptops and newer are much smoother and don't do this. Another point is that sometimes the touchpad goes awry and seems like it's lagging. I like to browse with many tabs open, so I usually restart and make sure I don't have too many things (especially more demanding websites) open to resolve this.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    High quality Chromebook, almost like a Macbook!

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    High-quality Chromebook that is closer to a Macbook than you would think. Given chrome is so light weight that the increased memory and processing power is amplified. It is very fast, the display is sharp and bright, and to be honest the keyboard has better feel than our Macbook. Plus a year of Gemini and online storage for free to boot. Buy it, this thing punches above its weight. It is a little heavy, but quality can come with a weight penalty.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hi, DavidM. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! We are glad to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus is held in your high regard, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Lenovo

  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Laptop with Minor WiFi Connectivity Issues

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I love this laptop however there are some software/applications not compatible with Chromebook so beware if purchasing and hoping to use with a certain software/application it might not be compatible. Also I have experienced internet connectivity issues which other laptop users have not. Similarly the connectivity to printers using WiFi has been shoddy and I have to restart my computer and the printer using specific steps to connect again. Other than that it's pretty great and user friendly for simple everyday work.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great chromebook for most users

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This Chromebook is really great. It has enough power to do all of the writing, browsing, and light gaming that I need to do. And it looks and feels great to use. I usually like the chromebooks without any fans for cooling, but I like the better performance that this Chromebook offers. You can see the vents on the bottom in my photos. Also, you can run Google play apps and Steam on this Chromebook. This opens up a lot more possibilities for productivity and gaming. Battery life is average, but that's only one of the few complaints that I have.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hi, ScroobyDoo. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! We are glad to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus meets your needs well, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with us. Lenovo

  • Pros mentioned:
    Touch screen

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Lenovo Chromebook

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Love the Chromebook. It’s been awhile since I had a new laptop and this has been so easy to use. I love the touch screen also. I am not too tech savvy but I love it.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Chromebook Plus branded device

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This device is excellent for the price. The display is great, processor has ample headroom for chromeos, speakers are better than any other chromebook, build quality is solid for the price. I have no complaints. I would point out how nice it is both sides of the device have a usb c port which support charging. Not a necessity butthoughtful inclusion.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, JustinM. Thank you for choosing our product! We are pleased to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus has made a great impression and meets your needs so well. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Lenovo

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Value for Money and Use

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The laptop that addresses all my needs - fast, efficient, friendly and most of all cost effective.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, RobertoD. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! We are pleased to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus meets your needs so well and appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Lenovo

  • Cons mentioned:
    Hinge

    Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Plastic Hinges, No Warranty

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The plastic hinge broke. Lenovo says it is not covered under warranty. Otherwise, this is a good laptop. I suspect that the plastic hinge will keep breaking.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst LENEVO BRAND and customer support

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    Posted . Owned for 4 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    One of the worst brand LENEVO Never buy products from them. Purchased chrome book 360 degree flip. After 3 months the hook broken out while flipping the chrome book. Called customer support and they said it won’t cover under warranty.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Computer casing broke within 3 weeks

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    Posted . Owned for 2 months when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    Computer was in use for only three weeks before the computer started separating on the back corner. Contacted Lenovo but they refused to fix it saying it was not a hardware issue.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Performance, Touch screen

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A strong entry into the Chromebook Plus lineup.

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    Posted . Owned for 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The IdeaPad Flex 5I has been around in a few different variations for a while, and now it's been re-branded as part of the new "Chromebook Plus" initiative from Google and various OEM partners (HP, ASUS, ACER, perhaps more). If you're not familiar with what "Chromebook Plus" means, it's simply a way to easily tell if a Chromebook meets certain minimum specs, such as Ram, processor, storage and webcam resolution. It also nets you some cool offers from the partner channel (three months free adobe photoshop on the web, for example) and some great Google upgrades such a AI assisted Google Photos, etc. Note that most "High End" Chromebooks will get these features as well. If you're interested in learning more about Chromebook Plus and what all it entails, I would highly suggest checking out Google's page on it or visiting a review group like Chrome Unboxed on the web or youtube as they's covered it extensively. So then, the Lenovo Chromebook Plus - it's one of the more expensive options and there are some really great options here from Acer, ASUS and HP, but this is the one I picked and I'll explain why I did, and ultimately why I decided to stick with it. First, I simply like the way it looks. For $500 or less, I'm not expecting it to be the most slim thing but I do feel like the Macbook AIR is the king of laptop design aesthetic (my opinion only). This one comes close enough for the price point. It looks great on a desk with the two-tone grey and the brushed logo is a cool touch. This is a minor thing, but it does matter to me. the features I like from an aesthetics perspective: the speakers are up-firing and I like their placement on the sides of the keyboard. The keyboard keys match the look and are backlit in a professional way. the trackpad looks good, feels responsive and isn't cluttered by buttons that aren't needed. The side buttons for power and volume are a nice touch as well. Ports: I'll not regurgitate the spec sheet but I will say that I like that we get USB-C on both sides for charging, a headphone jack and a micro-sd card slot. Keyboard: To expand on the look of the keybaord, typing on it is good. It's not as good as the Macbook, but for half the price I don't expect it to be. However, I don't dislike typing on it and it does what a keyboard should do: make me not really think about it. It's not a bad typing experience so I can use it quite a bit and never think about it at all, and that's a win in my book. Processor, Memory: I have no problems with speed on this. While i'm sure you can bog it down and kill it with man tabs, for browsing/google docs/O365 work etc this hasn't let me down. The i3 and 8 GB Ram combo is a winner as all "Chromebook Plus" devices should be. The Screen: This is a big draw for me. One place a lot of OEMs save money is the screen. With Chromebook Plus, the screen has to be *at least* 1080p and 300 nits of brightness. This screen, while not top of the line by any means, goes a bit above that. The *Default* resolution is 1536 x 960, however the *Native* resolution is 1920 x 1200. Max resolution is 2194 x 1371. However, it's important to note that this is a 14 inch screen and the Native resolution might be a bit difficult to read on. For this reason I've kept the default resolution as my setting. Even at this setting the graphics you'll see are crisp and clear. PPI count must be decent though I admit I don't know the actual spec for it. Media consumption through this device at any resolution is good. Not mind blowing, but not awful. Better than just "fine" or "adequate". Games, be they Andoid, Geforce Now or Xbox Cloud, looks great on this screen. Pair a controller and it's a joy to play. As the name indicates this device does fold back on itself to go into a tablet type mode and I'm sure you could even use a stylus with it (Lenovo sell on on their website). I'm not super interested in that so I can't speak much about it. I mentioned that I'd explain why I kept this laptop. I'll admit I did consider returning it. The's a good deal at another retailer on a white Asus going on right now, and I was tempted. However ultimately, I decided to stick with the Lenovo (and write this review) for three reasons: 1. While the ASUS in white looks phenomenal, I don't like how the trackpad looks nore the shape of the device itself. It feels so much more "bulky" to me. 2. The ASUS keyboard feels "different". Not worse, just different but in a way I'm not happy about (but you may be, suggest checking out the Phantom Blue version here at best buy first). 3. The chassis flexes a little too much for me to be happy. The Lenovo feels much more sturdy. So that's really my take on this device. It's a solid device that I'm happy with and I would recommended it. There are cheaper options but for the core of what you get I feel like the Lenovo should be considered, but you can feel good that you're getting a good piece of kit with any of the Chromebook Plus devices honestly. One last thing of note about Best Buy: I do prefer to buy these things at Best Buy. I mentioned another retailer had a screaming deal on the White Version of the ASUS. I am a "Total Member Plus" or whatever it's called now so my devices are automatically covered by the best buy warranty through that. While it is unlikely I will experience any need to use that warranty on a device like this it just seems silly to me to purchase from anywhere else. So even with the "screaming" deal on the ASUS, if I had decided to ditch the Lenovo and go for the ASUS I would have stuck with the Blue Asus for this reason alone. Regardless, if you're not a member and you're someone who likes having the piece of mind of the local warranty, I highly recommend the program.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Performance, Price

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Chromebook plus is a game changer

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    Posted . Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    This was the third chromebook I purchased during the past 10 years. I was not impressed with the previous two chromebooks and so I gifted them away to friends. However, this Lenovo Ideapad Flex 5i is a keeper. I use it mostly for browsing the internet and email. The performance of this machine, including quality of the screen, keyboard, battery life is astonishing. At the price range of up to $700 (I paid $328 including sales taxes), this is the absolutely best computer I ever experienced. The Chromebook plus redesign by Google made a huge difference. The performance rivals much more expensive Windows 11 machines. From now on, I will follow the Chromebook market closely. One improvement which Google should implement in the future is a user adjustable charging level of the battery of up to 70% for users who use this notebook as a desktop constantly plugged into a power outlet. That would significantly extend the life span of the battery.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, RobertS. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! We are pleased to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus meets your needs so well, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Lenovo

  • Pros mentioned:
    Price

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Is there no way to set default brightness to max?

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The only real negative: Every time the Chromebook is shut down it resets the display brightness level down to only about 70% brightness on battery power. And this is problematic because the screen is only 300 nits. 300 nits is pretty decent. 70% of 300 nits not so much. Anyway…. I can’t find any setting to change this behavior. A google search result from 2021 gave me hope that I could fix things by using some hidden “chrome flags” settings. But those specific flag settings apparently no longer exist. And a search result from 2022 indicates this is intentional behavior from Google. I could be wrong, but I suspect all other current chromebooks being sold also do this??? Anyway…. I know lower brightness will increase battery run time, but it’s kind of lame that Google thinks they know what’s best for me. It’s not a safety issue like seat belts in cars. Give me the choice to set max brightness as a default! For what it’s worth, I don’t think the computer has any kind of ambient light sensor. At least not one that increases or decreases brightness automatically. I tested it by using the laptop in the bathroom. **But not on the toilet! ;-) ** The bathroom allowed me to test the display in complete darkness and also under very high brightness. Not a once did I notice the display screen brightness go up or down. On the plus side, the screen does apparently default to a higher level of brightness when plugged in to power. Not 100% max. But maybe 85% or 90%. Positives: I was pleased to discover that charging can be done by plugging into either the left side or right side USB-C port. Prior to buying it I thought it only did the left since that’s where the charging icon was located. But it charges on both like most laptops do these days. Sound is decent enough. Keyboard feels good enough and I like the backlight. Mousepad I have no complaints. Bluetooth mouse pairs and works good. And I was pleased to see the printer settings carried over from a previous chromebook. (Chromebooks have always been a pain to set up printers ever since Cloud Print was shut down. But maybe Chromebooks are getting better here?) Personally, I like the looks of this Lenovo. The cover when shut has a two-tone gray color that varies slightly how it looks depending a bit on the angle it’s viewed from. I like that the Lenovo label is on the right side of the keyboard part rather than centered near the bottom of the screen. Build quality is fine. It’s a nice plastic. (Maybe decorative aluminum cover? Not sure). Feels fairly solid. And I liked the look of this over the similarly priced HP Chromebook that was also on sale. Though that one looks nice, too. I also choose this over the Asus CM3401FF Chromebook Plus that is also at Best Buy. (I actually ordered that one initially before cancelling.) Anyway… The Asus has a nice screen, too. But the Asus shape overall is maybe a little boxier and heavier than this Lenovo. This Lenovo has an i3-1315U intel processor. It’s very fast for a chromebook. Additionally, it is apparently quite a bit faster than the AMD Ryzen processor found in the Asus chromebook I almost bought. I was looking at the website nanoreview to compare processors. They didn’t specifically have the Asus chromebook’s Ryzen 7320C, but they did have the 7230U which from what I’ve read is basically the non-chromebook version of the 7320C. Is that true? I don’t know for sure, but I read they were about the same somewhere. Long story short. If the 7320C and 7320U are indeed essentially the same, then that means the i3-1315 in the Lenovo is faster than the 7320C in the Asus I also liked. Finally, this is not my first time with a chromebook. It’s actually my mom’s. I got her going with chromebooks because they’re supposedly a lot harder to get viruses on. And they basically update instantly with no long wait for updates like Windows does, which is a good fit for my mom’s use case. She basically wanted something that she wouldn’t use for normal web everyday browsing. She needed something that was reserved only for occasional stuff like banking. Probably not a bad idea. My parents have managed to get viruses on Windows computers. (Not the fake popups that say you have viruses when you really don’t, but real viruses some of which were a major pain to remove.) Anyway… the previous Chromebook I set her up with was a Samsung Chromebook Plus. I paid too much ($500) and got “scroogled” because Google only supported that model for 5 years of security updates. Unlike some other older chromebooks, Google did not extend it’s AUE date. So it’s expired now even though it is otherwise still functional. At least this Lenovo is set to get security updates until June 2032 according to the “about” settings on the Lenovo I bought. So despite my criticism of my inability to find a way to default to max brightness, I do recommend this computer. On sale at $379 it is within an acceptable price range, IMO. I won’t ever spend $500 on a Chromebook again. I wish it were $300, to be honest. I could’ve spent less, and maybe should’ve spent less and purchased the Asus, instead, which was $300 when I made my purchase, but this Lenovo chromebook is nice enough I’m OK with paying slightly more. Finally, the description on Best Buy’s website says this is 2K. I’m guessing they mean 2K display? If so, they’re wrong. It is closer to 1080p, but still very detailed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Touch screen

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Chromebook I've ever used.

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    I've had Chromebooks since they first started supporting Android apps, ranging from basic Acer models to more recent ones like the Asus CM34. The Asus is a direct competitor to this Lenovo, and I must say, the Lenovo is a much better experience. There's no weird dynamic contrast on this model, which the Asus exhibits, it feels much slimmer and lighter, and it's less of a fingerprint magnet. In my search for a decent laptop, I also purchased the Asus Zenbook 14X OLED with 16GB of RAM, but that thing is simply overkill for every day use. This Chromebook does everything I need and zips with ease with whatever I ask it to do. CPU and RAM do their job. Performance is very smooth. ALT-TAB, gestures, web page loading, switching tabs, it's all just crisp and fast. Screen is great. It indeed does seem to be around 300 nits of brightness, contrast is good, colors are solid, and 60hz is fine. Forget the usual SRGB nitpicks, this screen is all you need for media consumption and typical tasks. Its touch capability is responsive and this can indeed replace a tablet since it's a 2-in-1. Time will tell if Lenovo's infamous hinge issues begin to develop. The hinges have a nice stiffness, do not creak, and seem properly assembled on my unit. Keyboard feels fantastic. Use ALT + the gear keys to adjust the backlight levels. Feels clicky, responsive, no issues. Hitting ~90 WPM without a hitch almost out of the gate. Will only feel better with more time. Touchpad feels solid as well. I don't think it's glass, but it's silky smooth. Satisfying click. Zero qualms with it. Port selection is great. Love that there's a USB-C port on each side, which the Zenbook annoyed me with since it had both on the same side. Micro SD slot is a little iffy. I wish the card didn't stick out at all, since this laptop will live in a backpack and move around. 128GB of built-in storage is adequate enough, I suppose. Physical side buttons for power and volume are a nice touch. Speakers get decently loud and I'm very happy they're top-firing. Bass is lacking, but I'd rate overall clarity and dynamic range about a 6.4/10. This is coming from someone who runs Focal Performance car speakers for their front stage and Monolith home speakers, so take that as you will. Battery life seems accurate, maybe ~7-8 hours with BT enabled, reasonable screen brightness/KB backlight settings, and light CPU load. No comment on stylus support. I prefer something like a Samsung Tab S8 for that, since you definitely need higher refresh rates for smooth inking. 8.7/10, easily one of the best laptops of the year. It does nothing outright wrong and it has no glaring flaws. Maybe battery life could be better? I chalk that up to the Intel CPU. Otherwise, this laptop checks just about every box you can think of. Once the usual open-box deals start to trickle in, this Chromebook Plus will be VERY hard to beat for the money and trounce comparable Windows laptops in the ~$400 price bracket.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Performance, Touch screen
    Cons mentioned:
    Hinge

    Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Great computer with a fatal flaw

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    The computer itself is really nice. I like the screen and the keyboard feels nice. Haven't had any performance issues either. The trackpad is kind of wonky and the speakers aren't very loud. However, the worst part of this computer is that it thinks i'm in tablet mode almost every time that i open it and there is no clear way to tell it to use desktop mode unless you plug in a mouse. The hinge is also already starting to get wobbly. This computer is supposed to get updates until 2029 or something but i don't know if the outsides will make it. The aluminum lid feels really premium too.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, KW33N. We are sorry to hear that you have experienced an issue with your Chromebook Plus. Should your issues cause concern, we recommend reaching out to Lenovo Tech Support for Chromebooks at this number: 800-426-7378. and providing a representative with details of your issue, so that they may help by providing a solution for you. We appreciate you sharing your experience so that we may use it to continue to better our products and services for yourself and others. Lenovo

  • Pros mentioned:
    Performance, Touch screen

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great School Chromebook

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    Posted . Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I recently purchased the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus from Best Buy and have been thoroughly impressed. Here's a concise review: Design: The laptop sports a sleek, professional look with a two-tone grey finish. It's aesthetically pleasing and feels sturdy. Performance: Equipped with an Intel i3 processor and 8GB of RAM, it handles everyday tasks smoothly. The performance is reliable for browsing, document editing, and media consumption. Display: The 14-inch screen offers crisp and clear graphics, enhancing the experience for both work and entertainment. Keyboard and Trackpad: The backlit keyboard provides a comfortable typing experience, and the responsive trackpad adds to the ease of use. Versatility: As a 2-in-1 device, it offers flexibility with various modes, including a tablet mode compatible with a stylus. Best Buy Experience: Purchasing from Best Buy added value with their warranty options, ensuring peace of mind. Overall, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 5i Chromebook Plus is an excellent choice for its price, offering a great balance of design, performance, and versatility. I highly recommend it for anyone in the market for a reliable Chromebook.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, BDJ2117. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! We are pleased to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus meets your needs so well, and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Lenovo

  • Cons mentioned:
    Chrome os, Heavy

    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great hardware, hampered a bit Chrome sfotware

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    Posted . Owned for 1 month when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    So far the hardware has been great, especially for the price. That said, it's running Chrome, which for me has a decent amount of shortfalls (no fault for this hardware, it's a limit for the software all Chromebooks are). The Android apps all work well expanding this beyond a basic Chromebook. It's way heavy than the Apple hardware I use all day for work, but feels well built and not plasticy. One thing I hadn't thought about was when this is in tablet mode, the keyboard on on the back, making bothin holding it or placing it flat on a ssurface awkward vs say an iPad. Battery life is great so far. All said, for a Chromebook this is far and away better than anything my kids schools are sending home.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Chromebook for the Price

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have several desktops I've built and several laptops, so no stranger to computing technology. Discovered Chromebooks and loved the idea. Bought my first one over 10 years ago, loved the ease of use, the safety and especially the price, and have gone through several over the years. I keep one next to the couch for quick lookup of information, cruising the 'net, watching a few videos, and checking work and personal email. I was intrigued about the new Chromebook Plus when they first came out due to all the upgraded specs. Decided on this Lenovo model over others since it has the touchscreen, the 2-in-1 design, and more recent processor. Bought this one with Best Buy's Black Friday sale so got it even cheaper. This has been the BEST of the bunch. The I3-1315U processor, released in January of this year, makes it scream with speed...MUCH faster than my previous Chromebooks. With 8GB of memory haven't been able to bog it down yet. The 128GB storage is more than enough for my needs since I keep everything in the cloud, may not need to use the microSD. Great display...clear, bright. Number of USB connections is OK. Battery life is OK...I'm typically getting about 8 hours. Good keyboard, appreciate the back lighting of the keys. Touch pad tends to be a bit touchy (not a pun)...be careful about hitting it while typing. All in all this is the best Chromebook yet that I've purchased or used. As long as one understands what a Chromebook is and what it does and its use case, I strongly recommend this model.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from Lenovo Product Expert
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      Hello, Pawpaw. Thank you for choosing Lenovo! We are pleased to hear that your Flex 5i Chromebook Plus meets your needs so well and we appreciate you taking the time to share your experience. Lenovo

  • Pros mentioned:
    Battery life, Fast, Touch screen

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Chromebook!

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    Posted . Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
    This reviewer received promo considerations or sweepstakes entry for writing a review.

    I have been using this chrome book for about a week and I can safely say it's the best Chromebook I've ever used. The battery life is fantastic, the screen is solid, and the speed is also very good. I have not run into any problems so far. The only thing that I would say it was a negative would be the weight. It's a bit heavy but nothing too bad.

    I would recommend this to a friend