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Lenovo Flex 5 14” - Ryzen 4700, 16gb and 512 SSD for $1029 ($999 in store)

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[Costco] Lenovo Flex 5 14” - Ryzen 4700, 16gb and 512 SSD for $1029 ($999 in store)

Costco has posted the Lenovo Flex 5 for $1029 ($999 in store). Slightly cheaper than HP Envy with Ryzen 4700. It also has 16gb of ram.

No USB hub included in this one.

Getting tougher to wait for back to school deals.

Edit: updated the price in store.
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Is there a way to check if this is in stock in local costco store without needing to go in to check myself?
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Not bad when compared to the amazon model, for about $150 more, you get a 4700u over a 4500u and a 512GB SSD over a 256GB SSD. Would be tempting if I didn't already buy the amazon model.

The laptop itself seems pretty good, only complaint is the pen it comes with is very finicky.
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drumani wrote: Is there a way to check if this is in stock in local costco store without needing to go in to check myself?
You can call your local Costco and give them the item number. They can check.

250 nit screen, great little machine.
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doodeedoodaa wrote: Not bad when compared to the amazon model, for about $150 more, you get a 4700u over a 4500u and a 512GB SSD over a 256GB SSD. Would be tempting if I didn't already buy the amazon model.

The laptop itself seems pretty good, only complaint is the pen it comes with is very finicky.
Plus you get 90 days to try it and 2 years of warranty with Costco.

Edit: Bilingual keyboard... Run!
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drumani wrote: Is there a way to check if this is in stock in local costco store without needing to go in to check myself?
I would also like to know this. I also wonder the in store price. I would guess $999, but hopefully someone can confirm.
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Ugh tempting! I already have the Flex 5 4500u version but within the return period. I'd pay about $250 more to upgrade to this and with that I'd get the 4700u, and double the SSD storage.

Edit - aw crap bilingual. Why Costco! At least given an option instead of defaulting to bilingual.
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bilingual keyboard...

the screen at 250nits is also a concern but the price is really good, I was going to pull the trigger until I got to the keyboard.
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what is so bad about bilingual keyboard?
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Bubblegum86 wrote: You can call your local Costco and give them the item number. They can check.

250 nit screen, great little machine.

Thanks. So I just called and they said they don't have stock right now but orders are on the way. But they don't know when they will show up in store. Any ideas on how long it usually takes for their order to show up in store? (sorry, Costco newbie here. Just got my costco card like 1 week ago)
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KorruptioN wrote: Looks like the RAM is soldered onto the mainboard like on other Flex 5's with Ryzen CPUs. 16GB soldered may be a bit less of a deal-breaker, though.

(PDF)
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mo ... 202004.pdf
If you're fine with 16GB of memory, it's much cheaper to buy an old laptop and upgrade it. Don't reward them for crippling their newer laptops to prevent that. They're laughing all the way to the bank while the extra e-waste is someone else's problem.
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doodeedoodaa wrote: Not bad when compared to the amazon model, for about $150 more, you get a 4700u over a 4500u and a 512GB SSD over a 256GB SSD. Would be tempting if I didn't already buy the amazon model.

The laptop itself seems pretty good, only complaint is the pen it comes with is very finicky.
indeals wrote: Ugh tempting! I already have the Flex 5 4500u version but within the return period. I'd pay about $250 more to upgrade to this and with that I'd get the 4700u, and double the SSD storage.

Edit - aw crap bilingual. Why Costco! At least given an option instead of defaulting to bilingual.
I'm in the exact same boat. I genuinely don't know if I'd notice a difference between the 4700u and 4500u, but I'll happily keep the $200 in my pocket.

NB: Aside from the differences in chip, SSD size, and keyboard (and Costco warranty, of course), the Costco model does not include the pen.

They otherwise look identical, though I haven't been able to confirm whether the USB-C can handle DP (don't have a DP to USB-C adapter) and whether the HDMI is 1.4b or 2.0 as someone suggested (I plugged a high speed HDMI cable into my 3440 x 1440p 144hz monitor and can get 100hz; not sure what that indicates).
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How’s fan activity and noise on this? Hoping to get something silent over office and web browsing.
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4500U vs. 4700U is not meaningful outside of serious productivity oriented workloads.

If you're getting a laptop with 8gb or 16gb of RAM, something tells me you're not splitting hairs between the two CPUs and should just opt for the cheaper 4500U and money in your pocket.

In two generations, 24 to 36 months, the same tier chip will be 50% to 100% faster.

I blame myself for not making this distinction clear for casual consumers and prosumers.

Stay blessed folks.
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Does this usb-c have power delivery?
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redflagdealsguy wrote: 4500U vs. 4700U is not meaningful outside of serious productivity oriented workloads.

If you're getting a laptop with 8gb or 16gb of RAM, something tells me you're not splitting hairs between the two CPUs and should just opt for the cheaper 4500U and money in your pocket.

In two generations, 24 to 36 months, the same tier chip will be 50% to 100% faster.

I blame myself for not making this distinction clear for casual consumers and prosumers.

Stay blessed folks.
You're forgetting a difference in iGPU performance.
The 4700U comes close to the performance of the NVidia MX250.
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What's the battery life on this?
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Magoomba wrote: You're forgetting a difference in iGPU performance.
The 4700U comes close to the performance of the NVidia MX250.
The gaming performance delta is not as large as I thought, compared to the 4500U.

You are correct though, it is higher.

I just think it's suboptimal to overinvest if you're a fast turnover laptop buyer like many RFDers are proving to be.
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