Lenovo flex 5 14" is pressure sensitive? Wacom?

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  1. Mooni_nooni

    Mooni_nooni Pen Pal - Newbie

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    Hi guuuys
    I can afford a lenovo flex 5 14". Over the miix product and the screen size is nice for me.
    But I'm not sure what type of digitizer it is. Is it wacom? And how was ur drawing experience if it is?
     
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    Yes, the Flex 5 is Wacom ActiveES.
     
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    That sounds great but over the lenovo niix which would be better?
    I can find the lenovo miix 510 at a similar price as the flex.
     
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    The Miix is a 12-inch 2-in-1 similar to the Surface Pro while the Flex 5 is 14-inch convertible laptop. Depends on what you value most. For both I recommend the Wacom Bamboo Ink stylus over the Lenovo Active Pen 1 or 2.
     
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    Thank you so much, very helpful ^_^

    So in terms of digitizer there quite the same? If so then that's a +++++ for me.

    But in terms of quality? The low price on the flex makes me skeptical or is it really a great steal (for a 14" screen)
     
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    Digitizers on this gen of Lenovos are the same (4096 pressure levels). You'll have to look at your processors, graphics, screen resolution, RAM, etc. to compare for your specific needs. I don't think I'd go cheaper than the $880 model of the Flex 5. (I believe this model is called the Yoga 520 everywhere outside the US).
     
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    I see no wonder I can't find much reviews of the flex if it is called yoga 520 .
    The current model of flex 5 I was planning to buy is the 14 inch i5 model currently at 649$ at amazon (which is great) except with buying a pen and the shipping will cost me up to 764 $ (in my location etc)
    While the miix 510 i5 model will only cost me up to 695$ since the pen is included and lighter weight.
     
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    I can’t vouch for the Miix 510 as I haven’t used or seen it in person. The Flex and Miix are such different form factors, I wouldn’t let a small price difference be the sole determining factor in your decision.


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    I can barely see a huge difference in both models. One is just massive and has more ports and geforce (I think)
    The other is smaller more compatible and comes with a pen.

    You see I have not drawn in years for a very complicated parents reason.
    So I'm so desperate to draw. I'll have to wait another month to afford the pen to buy flex. That means I have wasted my whole summer holiday.
    My next year of accounting is very hard to study. I don't want to get addicted to drawing too much at college again .
    Such stupid things like this is effecting my choice.
    But thank you again this info was extremely useful for me (and others too)
     
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    Lot of devices Wacom AES available here.
    Can I use them all with Dell Active Stylus P556W?
    Flex 5 15inch 7th gen
    Yoga 520 14inch.
    HP Pavillon x360 7th gen
    HP Spectre x2 6th gen
     
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