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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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Dual-Mode Notebook Switch Between Laptop And Stand ModesWhen you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 14 in the classic... 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 typical of many laptops of this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

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

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago is 2.2GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of this type and age.

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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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it. This Lenovo 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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex.

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

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Fairly Long Battery Life

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (10h).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of this type and age the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a notebook PC with a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15 (15.6").

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable 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 portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The Lenovo Flex has a quite big battery capacity (48 watt-hours) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh.

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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 on the market for around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

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

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and spec 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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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex range from 200MHz to 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The maximum internal memory supported by processors of similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard including the DELL XPS 12 which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this type and age. 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 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

If you want a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the HP Pro x2 612 (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

At 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 750g to 20kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo 14 (1.9kg).

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly small internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex the internal memory range from 1GB to 12GB.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the HP ENVY x360 ($779.00) (6GB).

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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

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over two years.

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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

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

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga 2 (1.8GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
WiFi Standard
3G Network Access Module
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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Active Management 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
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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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

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4gb500, lenovo i34010, lenovo i34010u, lenovo 4gb500g, lenovo 4gb500gb
Barcodes 00000059390888, 00887942970550, 00888228352701
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