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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Aug 2014
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When you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 14 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you're... More
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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 5,743 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its notebook PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops compared to other manufacturers.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Flex which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2.2GB.

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Has a Front Camera

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

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it. Most portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. 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 across all notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex. Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

We compared all the other 9h battery life portable PCs to this laptop and we think the Lenovo A10[plb_2245334_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the HP Pro x2 612[plb_2429840_price] (10.75h) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". The Lenovo Flex has a quite big screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If this laptop screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2755461_price] (15.6").

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 commonly found WiFi standard on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this age and spec.

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6 Reasons Against

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

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other laptops that were released more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2393758_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

The Lenovo Flex is quite heavy (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 750g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Flex[pl_2394741_price] (2kg), or the Flex[pl_2340440_price] (2kg) both from Lenovo.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex the internal memory range from 1GB to 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP ENVY x360[plb_2466424_price] (6GB), or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (8GB).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this laptop was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 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 around for around the same time as it.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Yoga[pl_2506876_price] (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2[pl_2558798_price] (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Expert Reviews

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2 December 2015

The old Flex models sort of felt like an half-way point between the traditional clamshell laptop and Lenovo's Yoga line of convertible tablet notebooks. They offered a 180-degree hinge design,... Read more…

High quality design
Excellent touchpad
Crisp audio quality
Long lasting battery
Perky performance
Weak performance
Dull Screen
Shallow key travel
Limited viewing angles
Thick display bezel
25 August 2015

Can't afford a Yoga? Lenovo's 11.6-inch convertible is only $349, but a subpar screen kneecaps its usability in tablet and presentation modes. Read More?...

Br />Overall I was very pleased with this during the review. I was looking for a small laptop / netbook to put in a bag for travelling on the train / planes. Given the 10in form factor it doesn't... Read more…

Compact and mobile
Very useful touch stand mode
Video playback performance
Free MS Office (Home and Student)
Small and relatively light
Disk speed
Screen quality
No SD card slot
Disappointing performance
Limited expansion and connectivity
11 August 2015

The Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch offers multimode functionality in an attractive chassis, as well as strong battery life, but it's on the slow side...

30 July 2015

When it comes to budget laptops , you usually have two choices: cheesy design or inadequate features. Lenovo challenges both of those issues with its new Flex 3 11, a small laptop that starts at... Read more…

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User Reviews

(314)
Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Kallasaurus

I bought this on black friday, for what I thought was a steal of a deal. I will be returning it ASAP for a better GB laptop. The Pros: - The touch screen is extremely sensitive, and works well. -... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Paul

With only 2GB RAM, the laptop is too slow for anything but the simplest web browsing. Also, with only 32GB of storage, 25GB was used up by Windows and Office...

Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Tim C.
(Verified Purchase)

I got this as a replacement for my Eee PC 900A netbook. Overall I'm pleased with the performance upgrade and the ease of the Linux installation. I'm able to play Minecraft and Startbound pretty... Read more…

Reviewed 31 January 2016 by Noah23
Noah23 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 Series (Verified Purchase)

I love the touch screen, but they really should have given this thing a hybrid hard drive or a slightly faster CPU. Once you clear the bloatware it's definitely respectable considering the price...

Reviewed 5 December 2015 by Jack
Jack would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 Series (Verified Purchase)

This Lenovo computer is good overall, though a bit slow and not as powerful as I hoped it would be. It is designed well, comfortable to use, and has nice features. The dimensions are ideal in that... Read more…

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