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Lenovo Flex 15
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Lenovo Flex 15 2 Core Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 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 15 in the classic... More
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 5,743 owner and expert reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 930MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 15.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year, the Lenovo Flex 15 has a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might want to look at include the Flex 2, the Flex 2 15, or the Flex ($478.42) all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 15 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 laptops that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 15 is 13". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Flex 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 15.6" portable PCs currently available that you might want to consider including the Yoga 500 15, or the Flex ($478.42) both from Lenovo or the HP ENVY x360 ($1,349.98) which is cheaper.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Flex 15 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 15. The battery lifes of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 15 range from 2.2h to 19h, and the average battery life is 8h.

Other 9h battery life portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) which is cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on laptops of this age and spec.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops of this type and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 15 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 15. This notebook PC is a two USB 2.0 port laptop compared to most of the notebook PCs that were released one year ago which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 15 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Flex 2, the Flex 2 15, or the Flex ($478.42) all from Lenovo which is cheaper.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Four Battery Cells

The Flex 15 is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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16 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

Most comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 15 have between two and three SATA III connectors, including the Flex 15 which has two SATA III connectors.

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Only Ten PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Flex 15 which has ten PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Flex 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Flex 15 is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 15 have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 15 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo Flex ($478.42), or the HP Pavilion x360 which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 15 has a better storage medium than most similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as it. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago 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 portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

The best storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is SSD.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Flex 15 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels and the best is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The Flex 15 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst laptops of this age. The internal memory of laptops of this spec and age range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.6GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the HP Pavilion x360, and the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 which has better reviews are also worth considering.

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the Yoga 2 (8GB), the Yoga 3 (8GB), or the Yoga 2 (8GB) all from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

Across all the portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 15 the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg. The Flex 15 is quite heavy (2.3 kilograms) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 15.

There are a number of other 2.3kg heavy laptops currently available that you might want to look at including the Lenovo Flex 2 which is cheaper.

Other portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ENVY x360 ($1,349.98) (2.4kg and cheaper), or the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) (2.2kg and cheaper).

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex 15 have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo Flex 15 which has two processor threads.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 15 is 43Wh, and the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 72Wh. The Flex 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 32 watt-hours) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Laptops of this type and age have processor caches of between 1MB and 4MB, and the average processor cache is 3MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Flex 15 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 15 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.5GB. When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 15, the Lenovo Flex 15's discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1,024 megabyte is one of the smallest.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 15 is 330 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Flex 15 has one of the dimmest display brightnesss amongst laptops of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 22.2 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 15 is quite thick compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 15 the heights range from 7.3mm to 280mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This portable PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Flex 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including a cheaper laptop such as the HP Pavilion x360, or the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Lenovo Yoga 2 11.

If this Lenovo laptop total storage capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 500 15 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Flex 15 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it. This portable PC has an Intel Pentium processor family, whereas most laptops of a similar spec and age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 15.

We compared all the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Pavilion x360, and the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) is also worth considering.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Flex 2 15 (1.9GHz), or the Yoga 2 (2GHz) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
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Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
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
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
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
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
CardBus PCMCIA Slot
ExpressCard Slot
Docking Connector
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Keyboard Language
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

User Reviews

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(Verified Purchase)

I ordered this laptop as I have heard lots of good things about Lenovo especially for business use, which is what my daughter will be using it for. I received it promptly only to find that it was... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2014 by Magico863

Powerful , fast and lightweight laptop , it's thinner than another 15 inch laptops I bought . It has responsive touchscreen and very useful when I use stands up option . And awesome battery - it... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 59391678, lenovo 59404159
Barcodes 00000059391678, 00000059404159, 00887942983727, 00888228150390, 00888228954776
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