Lenovo has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Flex 2 15 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) laptop.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Flex 2 15 has a full-size keyboard.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.
Very Big Screen Size
When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago, the screen size of the Lenovo Flex 2 15 of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 16".
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.5TB. At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 15.
If this portable PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Asus Transformer Book T200TA (532GB).
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64-Bit Operating System Architecture
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
L3 Processor Cache
This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Flex 2 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory
Notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 15 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.6GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15.
Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 8.9GB.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Flex 2 15 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other portable PCs of this type and age.
2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot
The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo Flex 2 15 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most common memory slots.
A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.
Amongst similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.
11 Reasons Against
Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
The Flex 2 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 15 have between one and three USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this spec and age is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Flex 2 15 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to 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 in fact the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 15.
Across comparable types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.
Quite Short Battery Life
The battery lifes of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.5h. With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.
We compared all the other 6h battery life notebook PCs to this laptop and we think the Sony VAIO Tap 11 which has a better Rating is also worth considering.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this spec and age.
Quite Small Internal Memory
Portable PCs of this age and spec have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 4.8GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
If this 2 in 1 laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Flex 15D ($601.45) (8GB).
Very Small Battery Capacity
Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 2 15 the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 55Wh. With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
The lightest comparable spec laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg. With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 is one of the heaviest 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 15 amongst portable PCs of this age.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Flex 2 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.
Very Dim Display Brightness
With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Flex 2 15 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m².
With a width of 380.5 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 is one of the wider laptops that have been around for more than two years amongst laptops of this age. The widths of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15 range from 190mm to 390mm.
3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15
Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex 2 15.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Flex 2 15 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age.
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Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Front Side Bus
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
333, 1333, 133, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD, HD
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter
DVD Super Multi
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
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 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
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), Lithium
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 60, 50/60
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Energy Star Certified
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video