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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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20 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Lenovo Flex 2 has four SATA connectors.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 4GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Good Brand

We checked 5,743 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 is 600MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on portable PCs of this age and type.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year also have a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price].

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Flex 2 15[pl_2915134_price], or the Flex 15[pl_2829224_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2.

Across similar types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 range from 8.9" to 16".

We compared this laptop to all the other 15.6" portable PCs and we think the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price], and the HP ENVY x360[plb_2775964_price] 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 portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as 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 of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 1GB to 4.1GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2. Most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago only have one USB 2.0 port, however this Lenovo portable PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to consider include the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price] which is cheaper.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the Flex 2 15[pl_2915134_price], or the Flex 15[pl_2829224_price] both from Lenovo.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The maximum internal memory of the Lenovo Flex 2 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 8GB.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2. The average maximum internal memory (64-bit) of notebook PCs of this age and type is 8.6GB.

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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 a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB Version

This laptop has a 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) USB version, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Flex 2 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

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price], or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2697074_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it. Most laptops that have been around for a comparable time 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.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across comparable types of laptop.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 range from 2.2h to 19h. At only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 6h battery life portable PCs currently available including the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P[plb_2678777_price] which is cheaper; or the Lenovo Yoga 2 11[plb_2475393_price] which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY x360[plb_2775964_price] (6.3h), or the Lenovo Yoga 3[plb_2831023_price] (6.5h) which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

The Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 (2.3 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Notebook PCs of this age and type have weights of between 0.88g and 2.8kg.

Other laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Pavilion x360[pl_2697074_price] (1.8kg), or the Pavilion x360[pl_2499736_price] (1.8kg) both from HP or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Thick

Comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year have heights of between 7.3mm and 280mm, and the average height is 23mm. With a height of 22.2 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 2 is quite thick compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 2 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available including a cheaper portable PC such as the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2499736_price], or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price] or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the Lenovo Yoga 2 11[plb_2475393_price].

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to consider the HP ENVY x360[plb_2775964_price] (1TB), or the Lenovo Yoga 500 15[plb_3712645_price] (1TB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2.

Alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to consider include a cheaper notebook PC such as the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2499736_price], or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2584283_price] or you might consider a better rated notebook PC such as the Lenovo Yoga 2 11[plb_2475393_price].

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2747601_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Yoga 2[pl_2847216_price] (2GHz and cheaper), or the Yoga 2[pl_2829753_price] (2GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 14 July 2015 by Douggy Fresh

Bought this for a birthday present. Got the i7/SSD option has the previous moaning was about just how long Windows takes to boot up - No problem now. Got the 32gb little bit overkill but that was... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Amazon Customer

This laptop is very powerful for playing games online with minimal lag on the highest graphics. Every click is instant, even when opening files due to the SDD. As soon as you press "on",... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Ewoud Botha
(Verified Purchase)

Good kit, great machine. Worth getting this.

Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Wendyj
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first laptop as I have usually worked on desktops apart from tablets. The touch screen is slightly unresponsive compared to my cheap tablet. I find the 15.6" screen rather too small... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by John Baldacchino
(Verified Purchase)

I had to put PVC tape to hold screen panel fixed, built is not sturdy.

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by M. Gajic
(Verified Purchase)

If you manage to get it for under 600

Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Sophia
(Verified Purchase)

It's a great laptop, works great, I love the touch screen! Good size for working from home and small enough to travel with.
Cons: all the screws in the bottom have fallen out. It's not a huge... Read more…

Reviewed 27 June 2015 by ITCol
(Verified Purchase)

Took a while to get to grips with using a touchscreen device with windows 8.1 but now it works well. The Lenovo does not have the solid feel of my last two Toshiba laptops hence the 4 stars. It... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Props where it's due, the is fast. Works efficiently and fairly quietly. Does start to hear up a bit once in heavy use and fan is audible but the job still gets done.

Looks nice but the... Read more…

Reviewed 24 June 2015 by JJ Greenwall "Jules"
(Verified Purchase)

Goes from "off" to "login" in less than 2 seconds. Due to the SSD it is blindingly fast.
The battery life is substantially less than as advertised unless you really work at... Read more…

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