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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14"
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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, 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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Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Lenovo Flex has four SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs of this age and spec is 930MHz. The Lenovo Flex has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,000 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might want to look at include the Flex 14, the Flex 2 14, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

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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 similar age and spec to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex is Intel Core i7-3xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Lenovo Flex has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex. The battery lifes of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago range from 2.2h to 19h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the HP Spectre x360 (12.5h and higher rated); or the HP Spectre x360 ($1,302.48) (12.5h and cheaper).

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex is 13", and the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16".

If this Lenovo notebook PC screen size is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 15 (15.6" and cheaper).

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that are a comparable age to 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 frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Flex 14, the Flex 2 14, or the Flex 2 all from Lenovo.

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8 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 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

The Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Yoga 2 ($489.00), or the Helix both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. This Lenovo laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as 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 across all comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec portable PC that has been on the market for around the same time as the Flex is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 2.8kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is fairly heavy compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Flex 2 (1.9kg), the Flex (1.9kg), or the Flex 14 (2kg) all from Lenovo.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port laptop. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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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 were launched more than a year ago.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over a Year Ago

This notebook PC has been on the market for over a year.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If this Lenovo notebook PC total storage capacity is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Toshiba P55W (750GB), or the HP ENVY x360 (1TB).

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including the Lenovo Helix which is cheaper.

If this Lenovo portable PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga (8GB and cheaper), or the ThinkPad Yoga (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Flex 2 15 (1.9GHz and cheaper), or the Flex 10 (2.16GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo or the DELL Inspiron 13 7348 (1.9GHz and cheaper).

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Intel Visual 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

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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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