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

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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Good Brand

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at including the Flex 2 15, the Flex 2 15, or the Flex 2 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 were released around the same time as it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of notebook PC.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16".

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that are a comparable age 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 typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2. Similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Flex 2 15, the Flex 2, or the FLEX 15 all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most commonly found EPEAT compliance on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops of this type and age.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

The worst memory slots across comparable types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Flex 2 15, the FLEX 15, or the Flex 15 all from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better storage medium than most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 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 amongst all laptops of this spec and age.

The best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is SSD.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Toshiba Satellite U920t (SSD), or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2. The average battery life of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 is 7.7h.

We compared this laptop to all the other 6h battery life laptops and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2 11 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

If you want a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15 (9h).

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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 commonly found display resolution on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2. The average internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 5GB, and the internal memory range from 1GB to 16GB.

We compared all the other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba Satellite U920t which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Heavy

Laptops that have been available for more than two years have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg. With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Flex 15 (2.3kg), the Flex 2 (2.3kg), or the Flex 2 (2.3kg) all from Lenovo.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 220 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 2 in 1 laptop 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Yoga.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Other 1.9GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to look at include the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Built-In Microphone
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Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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Networking
4G
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3G Network Access Module
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SmartCard Slot
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USB 3.0 Port
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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
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Cable Included
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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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