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Lenovo Flex 14 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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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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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all laptops (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 14 range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 930MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 14 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might want to consider including the Flex[pl_2383993_price], the Flex[pl_2732775_price], or the Flex 2[pl_2660533_price] all from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop 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 across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 14 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 14 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-3xxx (best).

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The Lenovo Flex 14 has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average battery life of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 14 is 8h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Helix[plb_2608920_price] (10h and cheaper), or the HP Spectre x360[plb_2831115_price] (12.5h and cheaper) or the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price] (12.5h and higher rated).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year is 13", and the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Flex 14 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you want a bigger screen size then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2[plb_2707978_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 14 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 14.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Flex[pl_2383993_price], the Flex[pl_2732775_price], or the Flex 2[pl_2660533_price] all from Lenovo.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Flex 14 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Laptops that were released one year ago have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Flex 14 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 14. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 14 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 14 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 14 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Yoga 2[pl_2680249_price], or the Helix[pl_2608920_price] both from Lenovo which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 14 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this spec and age. Most laptops that have been available 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 14.

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

There are a number of alternative laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Flex[plb_2694447_price] which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_2608920_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops of a similar age and type to the Flex 14 the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Flex 14 is one of the heavier comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 a 1920 x 1080 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution. The worst display resolution of all portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 14 is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported Bluetooth version on notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 14

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Flex 14.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 14 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the Toshiba P55W[plb_2907175_price] (750GB), or the HP ENVY x360[plb_2744448_price] (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 14.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2743527_price] (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 14.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2829224_price] (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Visual Technology
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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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