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TomJ7854

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Hi, i recently bought the Lenovo ideapad flex 5 14ARE05, and i have a few questions.
First, the laptop comes with 256gb ssd and i would like more. Does this laptop have another ssd slot or even an hdd slot or do i have to replace my current ssd with a bigger one.
Second, i am looking for a portable charger for this laptop, the charger the laptop comes with says 65 watt. Does the portable charger i need to get also need to be able to give 65 watt or can i get something smaller (if so how much watt)?
Third, this laptop comes with a usb-c slot and that is how it gets charged, can this usb-c be connected to an adapter and plug in usb's, hdmi's, ect. or can it only be used for charging?
Thanks

laptop link: https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-Proce...4991484&sprefix=2+in+1++lap,garden,169&sr=8-3
 

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Charger information: Volts must match
Amps and Watts can be the same or higher; don't go lower.
Apparently it also has a barrel type charger as well as a USB-C charger.
Source: https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx12PYHTDD1GL17/ref=ask_ql_ql_al_hza
I'm not surprised because Lenovo lists 9 US models on its site for Ideapad Flex 5 14ARE05 so perhaps people are getting a different model.
Source: https://psref.lenovo.com/Product/IdeaPad/IdeaPad_Flex_5_14ARE05

the laptop comes with 256gb ssd and i would like more
It is an M2 NVME
Source: https://www.amazon.com/ask/questions/Tx2O2XLX25NRV3O/ref=ask_ql_ql_al_hza
 

TomJ7854

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Is there a way to find out if my laptop has additional slots for ssd or hdd? i would rather ssd/hdd add then replace my ssd with something bigger.
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Looks like you will have to replace the SSD, the specs dont list that there are an extra connector. Just stop downloading movies :}
 

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i found this portable charger https://www.amazon.com/19200mAh-Por...portable+laptop+charger&qid=1595022474&sr=8-8
will this work for my laptop and does anyone know of any other 65 watt portable laptop chargers that have more then 20000mAh for a similar price (around 50$)
Thanks :)
That's not a charger it's a 'powerbank' which is just a battery you have to charge, then you can charge the laptop's battery with it but it will run out of power at some point, unlike a real charger which you plug into a power socket.
 

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Laptops don't have portable chargers. You can charge a laptop in 2 ways: connect the charging cable (USB-C on one end and regular USB on the other) to a wall plug similar to this
chargers.jpg
(You should have gotten a wall plug with the laptop)

or connect it to a USB port on a computer.
 

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If you look at my link in my previous post it mentions the device can provide output voltages which would charge a laptop.
 
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