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Lenovo Flex 2 14 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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When you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 2 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you re... More
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17 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 14 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Lenovo Flex 2 14 has four SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo portable PCs and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 2 14 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 14 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP Spectre x360.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Flex, or the Flex 2 14 both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 2 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of this age and spec.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Flex 2 14 has a better processor family than most laptops that came out around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops of this age and spec have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 14 the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14 is 8.9" and the biggest is 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Flex 2 14 has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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500 Installed SSDs

Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 14 only have between 1 and 499 installed SSDs, however the Flex 2 14 has 500 installed SSDs.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 2 14 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Spectre x360 is also worth considering.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Flex 2 14, or the Flex both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo Flex 2 14 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

This portable PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of portable PC.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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10 Reasons Against

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

The Flex 2 14 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2 14 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 14 range from 200MHz to 540MHz. The Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Yoga ($949.95) which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 2 14 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to 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 in fact the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Flex 2 14 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14. The weights of portable PCs that were released one year ago range from 290g to 2.8kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the DELL Inspiron 13 ($675.95) (1.7kg and cheaper).

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Quite Short Battery Life

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 14 have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 18h. The Flex 2 14 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 14 (9h and higher rated).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex 2 14 is 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.

This portable PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution amongst all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Only Eight Solid-State Drive Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 is a eight solid-state drive capacity portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between 8 and 511 solid-state drive capacity.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Flex 2 14 is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 14

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 2 14 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Spectre x360 is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Flex 2 14 has a relatively typical processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na (2.2GHz).

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Solid-State Drive Capacity
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Touch Sensitive Screen
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Camera
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USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
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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 Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Insider
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Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
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Password Protection
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Manual
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Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

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7 August 2014

Not as flexible as the Lenovo Yoga 2 13 , but you save 100 Euros in return. You can save the money if you don't need the Tablet-mode of the Yoga, otherwise, the two convertibles are very similar ?...

10 July 2014

The Flex 2 may lack the Yoga's hinge and the gorgeous display, but it more than makes up for that with its excellent performance and value, enough to earn this device a Best Buy from our test...

4 July 2014

Lenovo's Flex 2 can switch from clamshell laptop to stand mode suitable for presentations and watching videos.For stand mode, fold the touchscreen back such that the keyboard ends up face down on... Read more…

13 October 2014

Notre modèle de test de l'ordinateur portable Lenovo Flex 2 était particulièrement bien configuré avec un processeur puissant, une carte graphique tout aussi performante et offrant globalement...

20 August 2014

Pas tant un Yoga... Les Yoga de Lenovo peuvent être utilisés dans quatre modes différents; le Lenovo Flex 2 14 n'en propose que deux. Il est donc l'appareil parfait pour quiconque cherche un... Read more…

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User Reviews

(59)
Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Blake W.
(Verified Purchase)

In my opinion, this model is one of the best deals for a strong general-use laptop on the market today...

The laptop is beautiful, responsive, and robust. I purchased it for my wife to replace her aging MacBook Pro, and although she liked her Mac very much, this laptop has made her reconsider her loyaltie
-Light
-Beautiful HD screen
-Boots in 5 seconds
-Touchscreen is responsive and intuitive
Windows 8.1 does take some adjustment coming from a Mac or Wi 7 environment
-I can't help but feel the laptop could be just a bit lighter. It's not "heavy, " but I can see how carrying it around all day (class, commuting, etc could wear you down
I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath. com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the lapt
Reviewed 23 October 2015 by Cristin C.
(Verified Purchase)

I plan to reset the laptop as a final troubleshoot after classes end. If it fixes the problem i will correct this review...

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by David Tomlin
(Verified Purchase)

Nice laptop but issues with the mouse touch pad. It get's confused and when I scroll it thinks I'm double tapping. I had to change settings to get it working.

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Chandu

Product is good. Specially you can fold it upto 270 degrees angle which gives more comfort. Speed is very good. Sound is bad as expected for a china product. Satisfied.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Coincidence Vs Fate
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a new laptop as my previous model, a Toshiba U920T, gave up the ghost due to a major flaw with its design. I was thinking of getting a Chromebook but decided in the end that I needed the... Read more…

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