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Lenovo Flex 14 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 2013
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Dual-Mode Notebook Switch Between Laptop And Stand ModesWhen you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 14 in the classic... More
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27 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site thought that this notebook PC was great. This portable PC received a "Silver" award from Pcper.com.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including computershopper.com, notebookcheck.net, wired.com and notebookcheck.biz the average expert rating of this notebook PC is 74%.

Average Owner Reviews

On average, based on 60 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Lenovo portable PC is 78%.

Good Size

Some customers who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Expert review site Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “The supremely thin ThinkPad X1 Carbon” in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14 and rated this laptop 70 out of 100. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also said “The IdeaPad Flex 14 takes design cues from both, resulting in a relatively slim, mo”.

One person who reviewed the product reckoned that it was heavy and bulky. Fathiah A. wrote in November last year “I have to say that this one is by far the most satisfying and it's not heavy to carry around as well” in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14 and rated this laptop 5 stars.

One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer thought the Lenovo Flex 14 was lightweight. Grandma Smarties mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Good specification, lightweight and flexible”. One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer concluded that it was a good size.

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. In November last year Roxx mentioned “The size is fairly compact - it fits in some of my handbags” in their review of this laptop.

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Good Battery Life

Several Lenovo Flex 14 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Fathiah A. wrote “The battery life is quite decent (way better than my previous laptop!)” in their review of this laptop. Roxx scored the Lenovo Flex 14 very highly and mentioned “The battery lasts a decent length of time too” in their review. V Riley mentioned “The Flex has all of these features - very light, amazing battery life, beautiful design”.

A number of Lenovo Flex 14 reviewers considered that the Lenovo Flex 14 was quick to charge. Themenace rated it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on Amazon “Only negative is, you can only seem to charge”.

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Easy to Use

Several Lenovo Flex 14 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use. Dee mentioned on Amazon “Really easy to use with touch screen or scroll just missing a cd/dvd reader”. Liam Carroll wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Shame as the touch screen is nice to use!”. Matt Shep wrote on Amazon “Glad I did, easy to use, fast enough for family stuff, apps” in his review of the Lenovo Flex 14 and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was easy to setup. A. K. Lowe said in their Lenovo Flex 14 review on Amazon “Laptop excellent and easy to set up”. Tracey Abdullahi wrote “Easy to set up happy with purchase” in his Lenovo Flex 14 review.

One person said in their reviews that the product was easy to handle. V Riley said in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14 on Amazon “Lastly, great for gaming my son loves playing mnecraft the keyboard handles most games awesome, my son's words not mine”.

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Nice Design

A few Lenovo Flex 14 owners who bought the Lenovo Flex 14 thought it was a good design. Andrea mentioned in his Lenovo Flex 14 review on Amazon “It's fast, smart & a real sleek design” and scored it 5 stars. Notebookcheck.net said “It is lighter than the IdeaPad U410 Touch Ultrabook with an arguably sleeker design and a good battery life for classroom or library work”. Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg rated this laptop 4 stars and mentioned in their review of this laptop “It has tweaked this design for the mainstream market to produce the Flex 14 ultrabook”.

One customer said in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex 14 was good looking. One customer said in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex 14 was smooth. Expert review site Businesstoday.intoday.in mentioned “A stand-alone display-Flawless, smooth performanceWe first saw Lenovo Yoga at the CES 2012”.

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Robust

Several Lenovo Flex 14 owners thought it was well made. Mr. I. Young mentioned “I am very impressed with this piece of very good engineering (not so impressed about the price drop two days after I bought it” in their review of this laptop and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some people who reviewed the product thought it was reliable. Sohail Nasir said “Bought this as a birthday gift, fast reliable, like the fact you can change it into a tablet stand”. V Riley wrote in their Lenovo Flex 14 review “I needed something light, reliable” .

One person said in their reviews that it was strong and durable. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com wrote in their review of this laptop “The Flex brings its sturdy and shape-shifting hinge to the table.”.

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Good Product Quality

Some people who bought this laptop wrote that it was good quality. Ana scored the Lenovo Flex 14 5 stars and she said in her review of this laptop “My son really enjoy hes laptop is brillant good for the prices and good quality defenely”. Rob wrote “Performance is great for the price and build quality is excellent”. S T M Wilde gave it a very good review and wrote in their review on Amazon “The performance and screen quality are excellent”.

Good Connectivity

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner who reviewed it considered that it was able to connect to the internet. Liam Carroll said “I thought it would be a super quick internet browser” in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14. One person who purchased the Lenovo Flex 14 reckoned that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. In November last year Steve he wrote in his review of the Lenovo Flex 14 “It has one HDMI socket, one USB3 socket”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was quiet. Sandy Morley said in his Lenovo Flex 14 review “The keyboard is quiet and accurate”. One Lenovo Flex 14 owner who reviewed the Lenovo Flex 14 thought it was noisy. Sandy Morley wrote “It's not a noisy computer by any stretch” in his review.

Good Technical Features

One person who bought the Lenovo Flex 14 considered that it had good features.

Good for Gaming

One customer who bought the Lenovo Flex 14 concluded that it was good for gaming.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 14 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Flex 14 has four SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from owners and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this spec and age is 930MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz. The Flex 14 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Flex 14 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 14 also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the Spectre x360, the Pro x360, or the ENVY x360 ($1,157.80) all from HP which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 14 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 14.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Flex 14 has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age. The battery lifes of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 14 range from 2.2h to 19h.

We compared all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Flex 14, the Flex, and the Flex all from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to consider the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and cheaper); or the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and higher rated).

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Quite Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Flex 14 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 14. Similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 14 have screen sizes of between 8.9" and 16", and the average screen size is 13".

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 14" notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 14, the Flex, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

If this notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba P55W (15.6" and cheaper); or the Toshiba P55W (15.6" and higher rated).

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of a similar age and type to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other laptops of this age and type only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Lenovo Flex 14 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Flex 14 has a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Spectre x360, the Pro x360, or the ENVY x360 ($1,157.80) all from HP.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner said in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex 14 did not have good technical guidance.

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

The Lenovo Flex 14 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 14 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 14 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to consider including the HP Spectre x360 or the Pro x360, or the ENVY x360 ($1,157.80) both from HP.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 14 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it. 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

Across comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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Heavy

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 14 have weights of between 0.88g and 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The Flex 14 is one of the heavier notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 14 (2 kilograms) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 14, or the Flex both from Lenovo.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex (1.9kg and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Flex 14 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14 display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels (worst) to 1920 x 1080 pixels (best).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.6GB. The Flex 14 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst portable PCs of this age.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the Flex 14, the Flex, or the Helix all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the HP Spectre x360 (8GB), or the Lenovo Yoga ($1,427.51) (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex 14 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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Very Low Speaker Power

The lowest speaker power of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 0.64W and the highest is 8W. At only 1 Watt, the Flex 14 has a fairly low speaker power compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 14.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 14

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this notebook PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 14 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 14.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Flex 14, the Flex, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

Notebook PCs with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba P55W (750GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Flex 14 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 14.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Flex 2, or the Flex both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the HP Spectre x360 (2.2GHz and higher rated) or the Spectre x360 (2.2GHz and cheaper), or the Spectre x360 (2.2GHz and cheaper) both from HP.

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Specification

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VGA Port
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User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 June 2015 by S T M Wilde
(Verified Purchase)

Great little laptop - my first so I have nothing with which to compare it, but the performance and screen quality are excellent. Only caveat - it sometimes doesn't connect properly and resets... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I recently upgraded from the original 11" Yoga. With more Hard Drive storage, more RAM and a vastly improved processor, I couldn't quite understand why it was so much cheaper. Bonus, it comes... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Mr D G Hamilton
(Verified Purchase)

Lenovo Flex 14 14-inch Touch Convertible Laptop - Red (Intel Celeron 2955u..

Reviewed 6 September 2014 by HutcH

The screen went blue after two months and stopped working... Amazon guarantee has run out and now have the hassle to send it back to the manufacturer... Not ideal... was good when it was working... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Ms. M. G. Goncalves Segura
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing laptop,...

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Mr. Lee Graham
(Verified Purchase)

Great pc...

Reviewed 28 June 2014 by Eric Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Over designed to be user friendly and fails.

Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Andrea
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent piece of equipment! Takes a few days to get use to the layout & to navigate around, but it's fast, smart & a real sleek design. Touch screen option is great!

Reviewed 18 April 2014 by Thunderchild
(Verified Purchase)

Early days yet but the machine is what I wanted. Getting used to Windows 8.1 is a bit more difficult.

Reviewed 15 April 2014 by Quinn Bastin | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I wish I could give this laptop 5 stars. Its a good little laptop, but Windows 8 is such a pain in the rear that I have a little buyers remorse. I wont be sending the laptop back as it has what I... Read more…

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