The world’s first 5G laptop was released today, with Lenovo having that honor with the launch of the Lenovo Flex 5G. It has its premiere at Verizon, for $1399:
Lenovo Flex 5G is a 14-inch Windows 10 laptop or convertible laptop, powered by a 2.84 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx CPU with a Adreno 680GPU, 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, and 256GB of UFS 3.0 storage. So yes, buyers would mostly be paying for the fastest bandwidth option, and not the rest of the hardware.
Although the battery life might be good too, with an estimated 24 hour average battery life in video playback on the 1920 x 1080 resolution display, based on the 60 Whr battery.
The 360-degree revolving touchscreen with tent mode and tablet mode also has 400 nits brightness, so it can sort of be used outdoors, while other highlights are an IR front camera for Windows Hello facial recognition, a fingerprint reader, and a Lenovo Pen.
It also weighs just 1.35 kg, which isn’t too bad for a laptop that’s meant to be carried around.
– Tom Bowen