Amazon Prime Day is here and I’ve already scoured the Chromebook deals. There are a few but one stands out as a great choice for nearly anyone. If I were in the market, I’d spend $359.99 during Amazon Prime day to buy the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i.
This convertible Chromebook arrived last year and I reviewed it back in September. At the time, the MSRP was $549.99. Even at that price, I felt it was a solid purchase.
Here’s a summary of what I said back then:
There really aren’t any major “gotchas” here. The Lenovo Flex 5i Chromebook is a solid device with great performance, a workday’s worth of battery life, and a nice combination of display, keyboard, and trackpad. It has all of the ports most users would want. About the only gripe I can come up with is the 720p camera. I appreciate the privacy shutter but I’d appreciate a 1080p sensor even more. It’s fine and usable, just not impressive.
For $359.99, you’re getting quite a bit in terms of features and capabilities.
The 11th gen Intel Core i3 isn’t the newest CPU now that (much more expensive) 12th gen Chromebooks are arriving. But it’s still a very capable piece of silicon offering outstanding performance.
While the 13.3-inch IPS 1920 x 1080 display isn’t the brightest, it’s perfectly fine for indoor use. You’re getting 8 GB of memory and 128 GB of local storage, which is more than enough for most Chromebook scenarios. A pair of USB Type-C ports are included, as is one Type-A. And the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i will get Chrome OS software updates through June of 2029.
I found Lenovo’s battery life claim of up to 10 hours slightly optimistic. Even so, I used the Lenovo Chromebook Flex 5i for between 8 and 9 hours on a daily basis during my review period.
All in all, this is a nice Chromebook that’s worth at least $100 to $200 more than the Amazon Prime Day deal price. It’s great for students and everyday Chromebook users.
If I were in the market for a nice mid-range Chromebook, I’d consider clicking that buy button on Amazon. At this price, I don’t think you can better value for the money.