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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Dec 2014
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Dual-Mode Notebook Switch Between Laptop And Stand ModesWhen you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 14 in the classic... More
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Flex 14 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Flex 2, the Flex, or the Yoga 11S all from Lenovo.

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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 most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook 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 notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 14.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Flex 14 has a fairly long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 14. The battery lifes of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 14 range from 3.7h to 19h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Helix (10h).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 14 is 10" and the biggest is 16". The Lenovo Flex 14 has a quite big screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Flex 15 (15.6"), or the Flex 15 (15.6") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 14 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 14 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 14 also have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Flex, the Flex 2, or the Yoga 11S all from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 14 is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of 3 megabytes, the Flex 14 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Flex 14 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 14. The average battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 14 is 50Wh.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

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

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Flex 14 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 14 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Flex 14 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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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 portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 14 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 also want to consider including the Helix, or the Helix both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 14 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time 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 portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 14.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the Flex 10, or the Flex 10 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite U920t (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 14 range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Flex 14 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Flex 15 (1.7GHz), or the ThinkPad Yoga (1.7GHz) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Flex 14 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14 range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 10 (1.2kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite U920t (1.5kg and 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 similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Flex 14 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 14

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex 14.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 14 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops such as the Flex 10, and the Flex 10 both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 14 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite U920t.

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

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

User Reviews

(14)
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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