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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jul 2015
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Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 has more SATA connectors than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 14. Most of the similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 14 only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this laptop has four SATA connectors.

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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 more than a year.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The Flex 2 14 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 14. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 14 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 2GB to 4GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.4GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews compared to other brands as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14 is 920MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 2 14 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 14.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Flex 2 14 has a front camera, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 14.

It may also be worth considering one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the HP Spectre x360.

We compared this laptop to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the Flex 2 14, or the Flex both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this type and age. Most notebook PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Flex 2 14 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it. The worst processor family of all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 14 is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 13", and the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC 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 laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type 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 typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 14 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 2GB and 4.1GB.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 2 14 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 14, the Flex 2 14 has a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at include the HP Spectre x360 which is cheaper.

It is worth considering alternative notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Flex, or the Flex 2 14 both from Lenovo.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 14 is 8.1GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 14, the Lenovo Flex 2 14's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Flex 2 14 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

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

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Four Battery Cells

The Flex 2 14 is a four battery cell count notebook PC.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Flex 2 14 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

This laptop's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of laptop is 1x SO-DIMM.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on laptops of this type and age.

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10 Reasons Against

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

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 14 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Flex 2 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

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 14 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 540MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 14 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 14.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Yoga which is also cheaper is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 2 14 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 14.

The best storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC is SSD.

We compared all the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Flex 14 is also worth considering.

If the storage medium of this portable PC is not good enough for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Spectre x360 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. The Flex 2 14 is quite heavy (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14.

Portable PCs with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the DELL Inspiron 13 (1.7kg and cheaper).

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6.5 hours, the Flex 2 14 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. Portable PCs of this age and spec have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h.

If this portable PC battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 14 (9h) which is also higher rated.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most notebook PCs that have been around for more than a year have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Flex 2 14 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Thick

With a height of 22.4 millimeters, the Flex 2 14 is one of the thicker 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14 amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have heights of between 7.3mm and 280mm.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 14 have display brightnesss of between 220 cd/m² and 400 cd/m². When compared to other laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 14 that we have assessed the display brightness of, the Lenovo Flex 2 14's display brightness of only 220 candellas per square meter is one of the dimmest.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 14

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Flex 2 14.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 14 has a relatively average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Flex 2 14 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available which you might want to look at include cheaper portable PCs such as the Spectre x360, or the Spectre X360 13-4003na both from HP.

If this laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Flex 2 14 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na (2.2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

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System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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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
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Panel Type
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Maximum Resolution
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Supported
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters Installed
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
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Bluetooth
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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Combo Headphone/mic Port
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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
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Keyboard
Spill Resistant 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
Intel ME Firmware Version
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
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Power
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Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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Cable Lock Slot
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AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
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RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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