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

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2 Intel Pentium 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2014
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo notebook PCs and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings.

Has a Front Camera

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

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Asus T100TA, and the Acer Switch 10 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other laptops which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Lenovo Flex 14.

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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 came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that came out 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex is 3.7h and the longest is 19h. At 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex. The average total storage capacity of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago is 370GB.

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Quite Big Screen Size

Across all the portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex the screen sizes range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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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 a comparable spec and age to the Flex.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Asus T100TA, and the Acer Switch 10 is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Flex 14.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 21Wh, the biggest is 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 53Wh. At 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Only Two SATA III Connectors

The Lenovo Flex is a two SATA III connector portable PC.

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

Most laptops of this type and age 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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Only Two SATA Connectors

Most similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex have between two and three SATA connectors, including the Lenovo Flex which has two SATA connectors.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Portable PCs of this spec and age have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most laptops that are a similar age to the Flex do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Flex is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the T100TA, or the Transformer Book T100TAF both from Asus.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and 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 across all portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex.

The best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop is SSD.

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Heavy

At 2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is quite heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the laptops of this spec and age the weights range from 750g to 20kg.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Asus T100TA (1.1kg), or the Acer Switch 10 (1.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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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 typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

With an internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex is 1GB, the biggest is 12GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (8GB).

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Only Intel Pentium Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Pentium processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it. The worst processor family of all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo Flex which has two processor threads.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of laptops of this age and type is 2.1GB. The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP Pavilion x360 (2.166GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

Design
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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
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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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
Audio
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 Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Processor Package Size
Intel Smart Connect 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
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(65)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 2in1, lenovo 80sa0000, lenovo i73477550, lenovo 80sa0000u, lenovo 80sa0000us, lenovo i73477550s, lenovo 4405u4gb500, lenovo 4405u4gb500g, lenovo pentium4gb500, lenovo 4405u4gb500gb, lenovo pentium4gb500g, lenovo pentium4gb500gb, lenovo pentium4gb500gbb, lenovo pentium4gb500gbbl, lenovo pentium4gb500gbbla, lenovo pentium4gb500gbblac, lenovo pentium4gb500gbblack
Barcodes 00190404995993, 00766653291805, 00888228620237, 00888440050614, 00888440347875
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