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Lenovo Flex 2 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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18 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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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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 brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Flex 2 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,300MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has a Front Camera

The Flex 2 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Other portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) which is cheaper.

Alternative laptops which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Flex 2, or the Flex 15 both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 2 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15 is 8.9" and the biggest is 16". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Flex 2 15 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Yoga 500 15, and the Flex ($478.42) both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released 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 typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 2 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 2 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this notebook PC and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Flex ($478.42) is also worth considering.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Flex 2, or the Flex 15 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.6GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 15. Across all the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 15 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Flex 2 15 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 in fact the best memory slots amongst all portable PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This notebook PC has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is the most commonly found USB version on notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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10 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Flex 2 15 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 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 spec and age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15 is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Quite Short Battery Life

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 19h, and the average battery life is 8h. When compared to other laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15 that we have checked, the battery life of the Flex 2 15 of only 3.5 hours is one of the shortest.

If you want a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 500 15 (4h and cheaper).

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Flex 2 15 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Flex ($478.42), or the HP Pavilion x360 is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a better storage medium than most comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than a year. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 15 that we have checked, the Flex 2 15's weight of 2.4 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg.

Alternative notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HP ENVY x360 ($1,349.98) (2.4kg) which is also cheaper.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 32 watt-hours, the Flex 2 15 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 15. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15 range from 22Wh to 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 330 cd/m², and the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m². The Flex 2 15 has a quite dim display brightness (only 220 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15.

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Thick

With a height of 25.8 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 is one of the thicker notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15 amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The heights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago range from 7.3mm to 280mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is the most frequently supported Bluetooth version on laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 2 15 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Flex 2 15 has a better processor family than most portable PCs of this age and type. This Lenovo portable PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly average total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 500 15 (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Flex 2 15 has a pretty typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might want to look at include a cheaper portable PC such as the Lenovo Flex ($478.42), or the Asus Transformer Book T200TA or you might consider a better rated portable PC such as the Lenovo Yoga 2 11.

If this Lenovo portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might want to consider the HP Elitebook 810 G3 ($1,437.99) (8GB), or the Lenovo Yoga 500 15 (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the HP Elitebook 810 G3 ($1,437.99) (2.3GHz), or the Lenovo Yoga 500 15 (2.4GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Expert Reviews

(22)
11 October 2015

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30 December 2014

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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

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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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