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Lenovo Flex 10 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.58GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.58GHz 2GB Apr 2014
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

Based on 4,358 user and expert reviews, Lenovo has good ratings for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of this age and spec is 270MHz. At 313 megahertz, the Flex 10 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 10 has a front camera, as do most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 10.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera including the Flex[pl_2504579_price], the Flex 10[pl_2170014_price], or the Flex 10[pl_2249322_price] all from Lenovo.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 10 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Flex[pl_2319296_price], the Flex 10[pl_2170014_price], or the Flex[pl_2504579_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Light

The average weight of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 10 is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg. At only 1.2 kilograms, the Flex 10 is quite light compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 10.

We compared all the other 1.2kg heavy portable PCs to this laptop and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Flex[plb_2694447_price] is also worth considering.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Flex[pl_2504579_price] (1.2kg), or the Flex 10[pl_2170014_price] (1.2kg) both from Lenovo.

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Narrow

At only 273 millimeters, the Flex 10 is fairly narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago. The average width of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 10 is 320mm, and the widths range from 32mm to 390mm.

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22 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The Lenovo Flex 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 10. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 10 the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At only 756 megahertz, the Flex 10 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 10. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this type and age is 1,000MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Flex 10 is a laptop that uses two displays supported by on-board grap. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago use two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Lenovo Flex 10 is a two SATA connector notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Lenovo Flex 10 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of this age and spec the screen sizes range from 10" to 16".

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 10.1" portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Miix 2[plb_2555143_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2694447_price] which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price] (15.6" and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 10, the Flex 10 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2358298_price].

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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 10 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 10. The internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 10 range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 2GB internal memory portable PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Miix 2[plb_2555143_price] which has better reviews; or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2694447_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price] (4GB and cheaper).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The Flex 10 has one of the shortest battery lifes (only 4 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 10 the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h.

Alternative 4h battery life laptops currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper portable PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1448768_price].

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price] (6h and cheaper).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 10 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an SSD storage medium. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

This notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this age and spec.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

We compared all the other laptops that have an HDD storage media to this laptop and we think the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price], and the Flex 2[pl_2827557_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1448768_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702[plb_1570770_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

Laptops of this type and age have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 2.7GHz. The Lenovo Flex 10 has a fairly slow processor clock speed (only 1.58 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 10 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Celeron processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5 processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs of this type and age is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 10 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 10, the Lenovo Flex 10's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 2 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 4,096 megabytes, the Flex 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 10. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 10 have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 24 watt-hours, the Flex 10 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 10. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 10 range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

At only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 10. Portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 10 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Very Small Cache Memory

The smallest cache memory of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 10 is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB. With a cache memory of only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo Flex 10 has one of the smaller cache memories amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Very Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 10 range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Flex 10 has a quite small processor cache (only 1 megabyte) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 10 is 1,500MHz, and the memory clock speeds range from 530MHz to 1,800MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Flex 10 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 10.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 10 have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo Flex 10 which has two processor threads.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 10 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 10 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 10.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Flex 10 has a quite low front camera resolution (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 10. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 10 the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex 10.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 10 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 10.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Flex 15[pl_2829224_price], or the Flex 2[pl_2561945_price] both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Operating System Language
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
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Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
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Battery
Battery Life
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Battery
Power
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Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Cable Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
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Expert Reviews

(18)

Br />Overall I was very pleased with this during the review. I was looking for a small laptop / netbook to put in a bag for travelling on the train / planes. Given the 10in form factor it doesn't... Read more…

Compact and mobile
Very useful touch stand mode
Video playback performance
Free MS Office (Home and Student)
Small and relatively light
Disk speed
Screen quality
No SD card slot
Disappointing performance
Limited expansion and connectivity

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User Reviews

(141)
Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Tim C.
(Verified Purchase)

I got this as a replacement for my Eee PC 900A netbook. Overall I'm pleased with the performance upgrade and the ease of the Linux installation. I'm able to play Minecraft and Startbound pretty... Read more…

Reviewed 28 September 2014 by Peter V.
(Verified Purchase)

I've been a computer tech for 15 years and I've always wanted a very small laptop. To often I find myself at a friends house with a computer that needs fixing that cant be fixed without another... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by Margaret M.
(Verified Purchase)

I was going to return it but I was working like 70 hours a week and the deadline got past me. So now I'm stuck with this garbage. (I understand this is my fault, but I'm stuck with garbage all the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Russell Hardman
(Verified Purchase)

This has been great and I take it abroad with me to work while travelling. So portable.

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this in Dec 2015 and the first one that arrived was used and didn't work. The replacement was quick but now after around 6 months the hard drive has stopped and the laptop is now totally... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers 59439199, 59404209, im59412298
Barcodes 00888440328751, 00888440608433, 00888440837697, 00888631005843, 00888772347635, 00888772354473, 00888772486518
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