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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from users and experts, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

It is worth considering other laptops which also have a front camera including the Flex 14, the Flex, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most portable PCs that were released around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This laptop also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it. Across all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex the worst processor family is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex. The shortest battery life of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex is 2.2h and the longest is 19h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Helix (10h and cheaper), or the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and cheaper) or the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and higher rated).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 2 (15.6" and cheaper).

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar type 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 typical of many portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Most of the comparable spec laptops that were released one year ago only have one USB 2.0 port, however this portable PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Flex 14, the Flex, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex have battery capacities of between 22Wh and 72Wh, and the average battery capacity is 43Wh. At 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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AC Cable Included

This portable PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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SATA Hard Drive Interface

This portable PC has an mSATA hard drive interface, which is the most frequently found hard drive interface on portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of portable PCs of this age and type is 280MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 10GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year, the Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard and we think the Yoga 2, or the Helix both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops that are a similar age to it. 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 comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution. Notebook PCs of this age and type display resolutions range from 1024 x 768 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Very Small L3 Cache

With a L3 cache of only 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller L3 caches amongst laptops of this age. The smallest L3 cache of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex is 3MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average L3 cache is 3.4MB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This laptop supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over a Year Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over a year ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth looking at include the Toshiba P55W (750GB), or the HP ENVY x360 ($1,157.80) (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (8GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.

If you want a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex 15 (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

The Lenovo Flex has a pretty standard weight (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Flex 14 (2kg).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Device Type
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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
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
Microphone in 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
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Active Management Technology Version
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
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
Security
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cable Included
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(86)
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

(319)
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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