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

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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User Reviews Are Average

Based on 113 user reviews the average user rating of this portable PC is 75%.

Easy to Use

Some Lenovo Flex reviewers who bought the Lenovo Flex concluded that it was easy to use. Last year A Knight said in their review on Amazon “Easy to use and ideal size and weight” although they only rated it 60 out of 100. Cheryl M. said “I find this very good and easy to use” and gave it a score of 5 stars. Last year Chris H mentioned in his review of this laptop on Amazon “The ability to flip the screen is very handy for watching films in bed”.

A few Lenovo Flex reviewers who purchased it considered that it performed as expected. Mike Rouse wrote on Amazon “It's the Ronseal of the price point - it does exactly what it says on the tin - and for sub” in his Lenovo Flex review and gave the product a score of 80 out of 100. Seankindle wrote “This laptop does what it says on the tin, fast, responsive, quiet” .

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good interface. Ajit Ps gave this laptop an excellent review and wrote on Amazon “6-7 hours !), brilliant specs (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, nVidia GeForce graphics card), highly appealing Windows 8.1 user interface” in their Lenovo Flex review.

One customer who bought the product thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Coincidence vs Fate wrote “As I’ve been talking about the keyboard I will say that it is well laid out and comfortable to use” in their review of the Lenovo Flex.

One person wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex was easy to use the menus. Demitri Peynado wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Can allow the laptop to be used in cramped settings”.

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Nice Design

Some Lenovo Flex reviewers said that the product was good looking. Combatchicken wrote “Great visually with the 1080p bright screen” in their Lenovo Flex review. Eloise wrote two years ago “After a while it's actually pretty good” in her Lenovo Flex review. Macca wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Ebuyer have been pretty good” nonetheless they gave it a score of 20 out of 100.

A few people who purchased the product considered that it was a good design. David Muckian gave it a score of 5 stars and he said in his review “The design is clever, as a laptop it works brilliantly as you would expect”. Praful wrote two years ago “The lenovo flex15 ideapad is just awesome with wonderful sleek design and precision touch” and scored the Lenovo Flex 5 stars.

Two Lenovo Flex reviewers who reviewed the Lenovo Flex concluded that it was neat. Dr. Ian Montgomery wrote “Neat and light, ideal for university”. Lindy Barbour mentioned on Amazon in November last year “Neat little gadget” in her review.

One Lenovo Flex owner who reviewed it considered that it was smooth. One Lenovo Flex reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was well designed. Chris H wrote in his review of this laptop on Amazon “Nicely designed and good specification for the price”.

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Good Size

A number of Lenovo Flex reviewers who reviewed the product wrote that it was thin. Abdur Rahman said in their review of the Lenovo Flex “Love it this far! Slim sleek design” and scored the product 80 out of 100. Eloise mentioned in her Lenovo Flex review on Amazon two years ago “The CD rom being removed makes this laptop light weight and thin, which is a bonus” and gave the product an excellent review score. G. J. Nichol mentioned “Quite slim and not bad looking for a standard black laptop at this price range” in their review of the Lenovo Flex.

Two Lenovo Flex owners who reviewed it agreed that it was a good size. Mr. M. E. Curnane mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Is a good size for their bedrooms”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex was lightweight. Two years ago Eloise wrote in her review of the Lenovo Flex on Amazon “It is lightweight and although large it is very light”. Handsome wrote in their Lenovo Flex review three years ago “Ifyou want something lightweight easy to useand looks great then for the price its perfect” .

Two people thought the product was compact. Handsome wrote “Very slimline, compact, looks great, screen has great quality, keyboard is a pleasure to use, intergrated camara with a hd quality, 3 usb ports, hdmi, headphone port” and scored the Lenovo Flex 5 stars. Linda S-P gave it a score of 5 stars and she mentioned in her review of this laptop on Amazon two years ago “Light, compact, great for college work”.

One Lenovo Flex owner thought the product was tight. Combatchicken mentioned on Amazon “Watch videos was handy in tight spaces” in their review of this laptop and rated this laptop as very good. One Lenovo Flex owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to carry around. Ed Kente said in his review on Amazon “Again wanted 10" so easy to carry on overnight business trips”.

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Good Product Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Amazon Customer mentioned on Amazon last year “Nice quality and reasonably fast”. Eloise wrote on Amazon “Amazing Quality and More for Your Money” in her review of the Lenovo Flex. Eloise also wrote “Dedicated Graphics Card make Gaming and watching films high quality and responsive”.

Robust

A few Lenovo Flex reviewers reckoned that this laptop was well made. Ben Curthoys wrote on Amazon “A redundant copy of MacAfee antivirus, when Window 8.1 has Windows Defender built in and switched on by default, some kind of PDF generating tool called Nitro Pro” yet he only gave the product a rating of 20 out of 100. Freddie said three years ago “I plan to fit it with a solid state hard drive”. Vvv wrote in their review “Overall appearance is pretty solid”.

A few people thought the product was strong and durable. Demitri Peynado said “Reasonably sturdy” in their review of the Lenovo Flex. Seankindle wrote “This is very robust and should withstand daily use, unlike others” in their Lenovo Flex review and rated it 80 out of 100.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several customers agreed that the Lenovo Flex was quiet. Two years ago Demitri Peynado said in their review of this laptop on Amazon “Is very quiet”. One person wrote that it was noisy.

Good Battery Life

Some people concluded that the product had a good battery life. Ajit Ps mentioned on Amazon two years ago “Fast startup, exceptionally smooth 15.6" touchscreen, fantastic battery life (under heavy usage” in their Lenovo Flex review and rated it 5 stars. Demitri Peynado wrote on Amazon “The main thing that stopped me giving the laptop five stars is the battery life”. Seankindle said in their review of the Lenovo Flex on Amazon “Battery life is good as well”.

Good Environmental Credentials

A few people who purchased the product reckoned that it was good in terms of power usage. Three years ago Freddie said “Its excellent energy efficient Intel Haswell (4th gen) Core i5 means the laptop is very speedy to boot”. J Hazelton said “We tried many things, closing unused apps, updating all available software, disabling certain power saving options, all of which worked” in their review.

Good Graphics Card

One customer who bought the Lenovo Flex reckoned that it had a good graphics card.

Good for Gaming

One Lenovo Flex reviewer who bought the Lenovo Flex thought it was good for gaming. Two years ago Eloise mentioned in her review of this laptop “It's i5 proves it's worth and it's large ram and dedicated Graphics Card make Gaming and watching films high quality”.

Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo Flex has more SATA connectors than most of the portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex. This Lenovo portable PC is a four SATA connector notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex which only have between two and three 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 this age and spec.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo Flex has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this type and age have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,300MHz.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex has a full-size keyboard, which is unusual. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x360, the Lenovo Yoga 2, and the DELL Inspiron 13 7348 ($884.99) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

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

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Flex 2, the Flex 2 15, or the Flex 15 all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo laptop 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 have been around for more than a year.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The Lenovo Flex has a quite big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The average screen size of portable PCs of this age and spec is 13".

There are a number of other 15.6" notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Flex 2, or the Flex 15 both from Lenovo or the HP ENVY x360 ($790.00).

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the laptops of this age and spec the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 19h, and the average battery life is 8h. The Lenovo Flex has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs 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 comparable spec laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Lenovo Flex has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available which you might also want to look at include the Flex 2, the Flex 2 15, or the Flex 15 all from Lenovo which has better reviews.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

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

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

A number of people mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex was not wifi compatible. Bungerloo said in their Lenovo Flex review “Continous wireless problems”. Pete Cronos said on Amazon two years ago “Down with every keystroke, makes typing a bit off putting.- (COMMENT ADDED 29/12/14) poor wifi connectivity”.

One Lenovo Flex reviewer who reviewed the Lenovo Flex reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Mike Rouse mentioned in his review of the Lenovo Flex “You are stuck at 4GB forever.2) Only 1 USB port.3) Too much junk pre-installed.4) Low processor clock speed.5) You don't realise this from the photos”.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it. Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and 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.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

The best storage medium across similar types of laptop is SSD.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Flex has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels notebook PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution. Across all 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Heavy

Across all the portable PCs that have been around for more than a year the weights range from 0.88g to 2.8kg. The Lenovo Flex is one of the heavier similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex (2.2 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

At only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Flex has a very dim display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The display brightnesss of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago range from 200 cd/m² to 500 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 330 cd/m².

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Very Small Battery Capacity

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex the battery capacities range from 2,100mAh to 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,600mAh. The Lenovo Flex has a quite small battery capacity (only 3,040 milliamperes * hour) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

At only 0.92 megapixels, the Lenovo Flex has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 8MP.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This notebook PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty average total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity laptops to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga 2 11, and the HP Pavilion x360 is also worth considering.

If this notebook PC total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HP ENVY x360 ($790.00) (1TB), or the Lenovo Yoga 500 15 (1TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Alternative 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available which you might want to consider include the Lenovo Yoga 2 11, or the HP Pavilion x360 which has better reviews.

Notebook PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the HP Pavilion x360 (6GB and higher rated), the DELL Inspiron 13 ($599.99) (8GB and higher rated), or the Lenovo Yoga (8GB and higher rated).

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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 have been around for a similar time to the Flex.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Flex 2 (1.9GHz), or the Flex 2 15 (1.9GHz) both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 13 7348 ($884.99) (1.9GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Core
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Motherboard Chipset
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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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Front Camera Resolution
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA 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
Keyboard Language
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Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
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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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Battery
Power
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Security
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
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Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
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Certificates
EPEAT Compliance
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers 59391802, im59390773
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