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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this type and age.

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Good Brand

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all portable PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age. Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 also have a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera which you might also want to look at including the Flex 2 15[pl_3099424_price], the Flex 2 15[pl_2403359_price], or the Flex 2[pl_2827557_price] all from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most laptops of this age and type support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2.

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

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2729756_price], or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2562310_price].

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the biggest screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 13".

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 2 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of laptops of this age and type range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo Flex 2 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 8.5GB, and the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Flex 2 15[pl_3099424_price], the Flex 2[pl_2827557_price], or the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Flex 2 15[pl_2403359_price], the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price], or the Flex 15[pl_2358298_price] all from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2.

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

If the storage medium of this portable PC is too bad for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1448768_price] (SSD), or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702[plb_1570770_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years range from 3.7h to 19h. With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

There are a number of other 6h battery life laptops currently available that you might also want to look at including the Lenovo Yoga 2 11[plb_2475393_price] which is cheaper.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Miix 2[plb_2555143_price] (7h and higher rated) or the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2558798_price] (8h and cheaper).

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Heavy

The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier laptops of this age and type (2.3 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

Alternative portable PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price] (2.2kg), the Flex 15[pl_2358298_price] (2.2kg), or the Flex 2 15[pl_2403359_price] (2.3kg) all from Lenovo.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2506743_price].

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2506743_price].

If this Lenovo portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2558798_price] (1.8GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Processor Memory Clock Speed
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Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Memory
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Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(32)
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 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 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...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers i34030, 500gb8, i34030u, 500gb8g, 500gb8gb, lenovo 500gb8, lenovo i34010, lenovo i34010u, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb
Barcodes 00000059422753, 00000059438642, 00888772428662, 00888965922588
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