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Lenovo Flex 2 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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9 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Lenovo medium processor core laptops have good reviews on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 750MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 2 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. The memory clock speeds supported by processor of all similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15 ranges from 133MHz to 1,866MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including a cheaper portable PC such as the ProBook 650[pl_2877744_price], or the EliteBook 740[pl_2783823_price] both from HP or you might consider a higher rated portable PC such as the Lenovo L450[plb_2932785_price].

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 do not have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Latitude 14 3000[pl_2804877_price], the Inspiron 15[pl_2706073_price], or the Latitude 12 E7250[pl_2885454_price] all from DELL is also worth considering.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on medium processor core laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have between one and four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Flex 2 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 100MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 2 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, unlike most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Satellite L55[pl_2793342_price], or the Tecra A50[pl_2738381_price] both from Toshiba.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable 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.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the DELL Latitude 15 E5550[plb_2885645_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews.

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940[plb_2362386_price] (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 12 E7250[plb_2899678_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 15 range from 0.8GHz to 3.3GHz. The Flex 2 15 has a quite slow processor clock speed (only 1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the HP EliteBook 820[plb_2704996_price].

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable 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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Very Small Internal Memory

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. Medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including the 15[pl_2817531_price], or the ProBook 650[pl_2877744_price] both from HP or the Toshiba Tecra Z40[plb_2746896_price] which is cheaper.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of medium processor core laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 23Wh, the biggest is 120Wh, and the average battery capacity is 47Wh. The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite small battery capacity (only 32 watt-hours) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Flex 2 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15. The lightest portable PC that has been around for more than a year is 940g heavy and the heaviest is 3.8kg.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2.5kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the Asus PU551LA[plb_2396541_price] which is cheaper.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the L540[pl_2993337_price] (2.5kg), or the G50[pl_2703463_price] (2.5kg) both from Lenovo.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Flex 2 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the medium processor core laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 2 15 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 32GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst laptops of this age.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core laptops that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC was released over a year ago.

Average Screen Size

The Flex 2 15 has a pretty typical screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 15 5000[plb_2851056_price], or the Toshiba Tecra A50[plb_2738381_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Z500[plb_1571675_price] which has better reviews.

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Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Flex 2 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

We compared this laptop to all the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the HP 15[plb_2817531_price], and the DELL Latitude 14 E5450[plb_2841727_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a pretty typical battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
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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)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Typical Contrast Ratio
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
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
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
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Battery Cell Count
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Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
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Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
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Cable Included
Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(22)
11 October 2015

In review: Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15. Test model courtesy of NotebooksbilligerLenovo's Flex 2 Pro 15 is a 15.6-inch, 2-in-1 all-rounder. The lack of a Tablet Mode, like the devices in Lenovo's Yoga...

30 December 2014

It's hard to make a desktop-replacement laptop standout in a market dominated by powerful gaming rigs, sleek Ultrabooks, and innovative 2-in-1s. But that hasn't stopped Lenovo from trying by... Read more…

26 November 2014

Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop with a 300 degree hinge. This is a 15.6? laptop that weighs 5.1 lbs. and it has a hinge that allows for laptop, presentation and tent mode use. This... Read more…

19 September 2014

With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a...

15 September 2014

The Lenovo Flex 2's perks include a roomy touchscreen on a 300-degree hinge, plus a DVD burner and a hybrid hard drive, all for a reasonable price. The trade-offs: poor battery life, a dim...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 by GregoireB
GregoireB would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series

This was a purchase to replace my son's well worn Compaq laptop that served him well as an undergraduate student...

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Xyzreviewer
Xyzreviewer would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

It's great to have a new laptop, and this one is fast and worth the price...

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Julielynn
Julielynn would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Great screen resolution, durable hardware, lightweight, great battery life, overall love this computer, only one complaint, the design allows you to move screen backwards so you can have keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 10 February 2015 by SDPDX
SDPDX would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Pros - big screen, lots of ports, easy to use, very fast response on all apps, boots immediately...

Reviewed 18 November 2014 by R.D.
(Verified Purchase)

Nice, but a few issues. First, the computer doesn't sit flat. The front right rubber "foot" doesn't touch the desk, causing the entire computer to flex when typing. (No, it's not my desk). The... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 500gb8, i34030, i34030u, 500gb8g, 500gb8gb
Barcodes 00888631931494, 00888772347604
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