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

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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When you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 14 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you're... More
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25 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The expert at one expert review site concluded that this laptop was great. Pcper.com gave this portable PC a "Silver" award.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including computershopper.com, notebookcheck.net, wired.com and notebookcheck.biz the average expert rating of this Lenovo portable PC is 74%.

Average User Reviews

This Lenovo notebook PC has an average user rating of 78% based on 60 user reviews.

Easy to Use

A number of Lenovo Flex 14 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Dee wrote on Amazon “Really easy to use with touch screen or scroll just missing a cd/dvd reader” in his Lenovo Flex 14 review and gave the Lenovo Flex 14 a rating of 4 stars. Liam Carroll said in their review in December last year “Shame as the touch screen is nice to use!” . Two years ago Matt Shep said in his Lenovo Flex 14 review “Glad I did, easy to use, fast enough for family stuff, apps”.

A few customers who reviewed the Lenovo Flex 14 agreed that it was easy to setup. A. K. Lowe said in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14 on Amazon “Laptop excellent and easy to set up”. Tracey Abdullahi scored the product very highly and he said on Amazon two years ago “Easy to set up happy with purchase” in his review.

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner who purchased the Lenovo Flex 14 considered that it was easy to handle. V Riley wrote in their review “Lastly, great for gaming my son loves playing mnecraft the keyboard handles most games awesome, my son's words not mine” and gave this laptop a score of 5 stars.

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Good Battery Life

Several people said that it had a good battery life. Fathiah A. wrote on Amazon “The battery life is quite decent (way better than my previous laptop!)” in their review of this laptop. Roxx wrote in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14 last year “The battery lasts a decent length of time too” and gave it a score of 5 stars.

Some Lenovo Flex 14 owners who reviewed the product thought it was quick to charge. Themenace wrote in their review of the Lenovo Flex 14 on Amazon “Only negative is, you can only seem to charge” and gave it a rating of 80 out of 100.

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Good Size

A number of people who reviewed the product concluded that it was thin. Pcworld.com_techhive.com said three years ago “The supremely thin ThinkPad X1 Carbon”. Pcworld.com_techhive.com also mentioned “The IdeaPad Flex 14 takes design cues from both, resulting in a relatively slim, mo”.

One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Fathiah A. wrote on Amazon “I have to say that this one is by far the most satisfying and it's not heavy to carry around as well” in their Lenovo Flex 14 review and rated the product 5 stars.

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner wrote in their reviews that the product was lightweight. Grandma Smarties said in their Lenovo Flex 14 review “Good specification, lightweight and flexible” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. One customer considered that it was a good size.

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner who reviewed it considered that it was compact. Roxx mentioned on Amazon “The size is fairly compact - it fits in some of my handbags” in their review of this laptop.

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Nice Design

Four people thought it was a good design. Andrea wrote on Amazon “It's fast, smart & a real sleek design” in his review of the Lenovo Flex 14. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review of this laptop three years ago “It is lighter than the IdeaPad U410 Touch Ultrabook with an arguably sleeker design and a good battery life for classroom or library work” . Expert review site Digitalone.com.sg said in their Lenovo Flex 14 review “It has tweaked this design for the mainstream market to produce the Flex 14 ultrabook”.

One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer concluded that this laptop was good looking.

One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer said in their reviews that it was smooth. Expert website Businesstoday.intoday.in wrote in their review of this laptop “A stand-alone display-Flawless, smooth performanceWe first saw Lenovo Yoga at the CES 2012”.

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Robust

Some people wrote that the product was well made. Mr. I. Young wrote “I am very impressed with this piece of very good engineering (not so impressed about the price drop two days after I bought it” in their Lenovo Flex 14 review and rated the Lenovo Flex 14 as very good.

Several people who reviewed the product agreed that it was reliable. Two years ago Sohail Nasir said “Bought this as a birthday gift, fast reliable, like the fact you can change it into a tablet stand”. V Riley wrote “I needed something light, reliable” in their review.

One person reckoned that the Lenovo Flex 14 was strong and durable. Expert review site Mobiletechreview.com said “The Flex brings its sturdy and shape-shifting hinge to the table.” in their review of this laptop however they scored the Lenovo Flex 14 3 stars.

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Good Product Quality

A few Lenovo Flex 14 reviewers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Ana gave this laptop a very good review and she mentioned on Amazon “My son really enjoy hes laptop is brillant good for the prices and good quality defenely”. Two years ago Rob mentioned “Performance is great for the price and build quality is excellent”. S T M Wilde scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “The performance and screen quality are excellent”.

Good Connectivity

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner who reviewed it concluded that it was able to connect to the internet. Liam Carroll said in their review on Amazon “I thought it would be a super quick internet browser” however they only gave it a score of 60 out of 100.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Steve mentioned on Amazon last year “It has one HDMI socket, one USB3 socket” in his Lenovo Flex 14 review.

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Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it reckoned that it was quiet. Sandy Morley said “The keyboard is quiet and accurate” in his review of the Lenovo Flex 14 but he only rated it 2 stars. One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer concluded that this laptop was noisy. Sandy Morley wrote “It's not a noisy computer by any stretch” however despite that he gave it a score of 2 stars.

Good Technical Features

One Lenovo Flex 14 reviewer who bought the Lenovo Flex 14 thought it had good features. V Riley wrote “The Flex has all of these features - very light, amazing battery life, beautiful design” in their Lenovo Flex 14 review and rated the product 5 stars.

Good for Gaming

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner wrote in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex 14 was good for gaming.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

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

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 14 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 14 is 920MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 14 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 14 also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including a cheaper portable PC such as the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price] or you might consider a higher scoring portable PC such as the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price].

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a front camera including the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na[plb_2896479_price].

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 14 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 have been on the market for around the same time as it. In addition, this portable PC 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 amongst all similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14.

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

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Quite Long Battery Life

At 9 hours, the Flex 14 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 14. 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 14 have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 14 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 14 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 14.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price] which has better reviews; or the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

Other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to look at include the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na[plb_2896479_price].

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One Lenovo Flex 14 owner said in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance.

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 14 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 14 is 280MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 14 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We think you might also be interested in other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2738283_price]; or the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 14 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most portable 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 portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 14.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pro x2 612[plb_2409338_price] (SSD and cheaper), the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P[plb_2678777_price] (SSD and cheaper), or the Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B[plb_2705250_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Heavy

The average weight of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago is 1.6kg. With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Flex 14 is one of the heavier 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14 amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2966350_price] (1.9kg and higher rated); or the Pavilion x360[pl_2781187_price] (1.8kg and cheaper), or the Pro x2 612[pl_2409338_price] (1.9kg and cheaper) both from HP.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Flex 14 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels portable PC, which is the most frequently found display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution across similar types of notebook PC.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 14

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 14 over a year ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 14 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a pretty typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 14.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity laptops currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2741029_price].

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Flex 14 has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14.

There are a number of other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171P[plb_2678777_price], or the Toshiba Portégé Z20t-B[plb_2705250_price].

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Flex 14 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 14.

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Specification

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Display
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LightScribe
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SmartCard Slot
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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Intel 64
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

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Reviewed 27 June 2015 by S T M Wilde
(Verified Purchase)

Great little laptop - my first so I have nothing with which to compare it, but the performance and screen quality are excellent. Only caveat - it sometimes doesn't connect properly and resets... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

I recently upgraded from the original 11" Yoga. With more Hard Drive storage, more RAM and a vastly improved processor, I couldn't quite understand why it was so much cheaper. Bonus, it comes... Read more…

Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Mr D G Hamilton
(Verified Purchase)

Lenovo Flex 14 14-inch Touch Convertible Laptop - Red (Intel Celeron 2955u..

Reviewed 6 September 2014 by HutcH

The screen went blue after two months and stopped working... Amazon guarantee has run out and now have the hassle to send it back to the manufacturer... Not ideal... was good when it was working... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2014 by Ms. M. G. Goncalves Segura
(Verified Purchase)

Amazing laptop,...

Reviewed 13 August 2014 by Mr. Lee Graham
(Verified Purchase)

Great pc...

Reviewed 28 June 2014 by Eric Robinson
(Verified Purchase)

Over designed to be user friendly and fails.

Reviewed 9 May 2014 by Andrea
(Verified Purchase)

An excellent piece of equipment! Takes a few days to get use to the layout & to navigate around, but it's fast, smart & a real sleek design. Touch screen option is great!

Reviewed 18 April 2014 by Thunderchild
(Verified Purchase)

Early days yet but the machine is what I wanted. Getting used to Windows 8.1 is a bit more difficult.

Reviewed 15 April 2014 by Quinn Bastin | 11 Comments
(Verified Purchase)

I wish I could give this laptop 5 stars. Its a good little laptop, but Windows 8 is such a pain in the rear that I have a little buyers remorse. I wont be sending the laptop back as it has what I... Read more…

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