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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 2GHz 8GB 128GB SSD 14" Laptop

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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,100 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 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 on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of comparable spec laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Intel Core I7 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better processor family than most laptops of a similar age and spec to it. This laptop has an Intel Core i7 processor family, whereas most laptops that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. Across all notebook PCs of this spec and age the processor family ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this portable PC and we think the HP Spectre x360 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most portable PCs of this age and spec. 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 around for more than a year.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the laptops of this spec and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 32GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2.

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SSD Storage Medium

This portable PC has an SSD storage medium, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it. Solid State Drives (SSD) store data in semiconductors on a circuit board rather than using magnetic or optical media. Solid State Drives have no moving parts which makes them very fast and reliable.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on portable PCs of this spec and age.

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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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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (3.1 gigahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2. Comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 3.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz.

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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 laptops of this age and type.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago. Most of the laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 only have one USB 2.0 port, however this notebook PC has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Asus R554LA which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 4 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The average processor cache of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 is 3MB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2.

Across comparable types of notebook PC the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 200MHz, the fastest is 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago, the Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Heavy

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 have weights of between 290g and 2.8kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the HP Pro x2 612 (1.9kg).

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Quite Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 range from 2.2h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h. At only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 2.

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Thick

With a height of 22.4 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 2 is fairly thick compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2. The thinnest 2 in 1 laptop that is a similar age to the Flex 2 is 7.3mm thick and the thickest is 280mm.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly average processor clock speed (2 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2.

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly average screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex 15 (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 128 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2.

If this 2 in 1 laptop total storage capacity is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the HP Elitebook 810 G3 (180GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Rate
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Memory Slots
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL 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
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Pointing Device
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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11 October 2015

In review: Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15. Test model courtesy of NotebooksbilligerLenovo's Flex 2 Pro 15 is a 15.6-inch, 2-in-1 all-rounder. The lack of a Tablet Mode, like the devices in Lenovo's Yoga...

30 December 2014

It's hard to make a desktop-replacement laptop standout in a market dominated by powerful gaming rigs, sleek Ultrabooks, and innovative 2-in-1s. But that hasn't stopped Lenovo from trying by... Read more…

26 November 2014

Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop with a 300 degree hinge. This is a 15.6? laptop that weighs 5.1 lbs. and it has a hinge that allows for laptop, presentation and tent mode use. This... Read more…

19 September 2014

With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a...

15 September 2014

The Lenovo Flex 2's perks include a roomy touchscreen on a 300-degree hinge, plus a DVD burner and a hybrid hard drive, all for a reasonable price. The trade-offs: poor battery life, a dim...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 July 2014 by GregoireB
GregoireB would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series

This was a purchase to replace my son's well worn Compaq laptop that served him well as an undergraduate student...

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Xyzreviewer
Xyzreviewer would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

It's great to have a new laptop, and this one is fast and worth the price...

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Julielynn
Julielynn would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Great screen resolution, durable hardware, lightweight, great battery life, overall love this computer, only one complaint, the design allows you to move screen backwards so you can have keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Blake W.
(Verified Purchase)

In my opinion, this model is one of the best deals for a strong general-use laptop on the market today...

The laptop is beautiful, responsive, and robust. I purchased it for my wife to replace her aging MacBook Pro, and although she liked her Mac very much, this laptop has made her reconsider her loyaltie
-Light
-Beautiful HD screen
-Boots in 5 seconds
-Touchscreen is responsive and intuitive
Windows 8.1 does take some adjustment coming from a Mac or Wi 7 environment
-I can't help but feel the laptop could be just a bit lighter. It's not "heavy, " but I can see how carrying it around all day (class, commuting, etc could wear you down
I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath. com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the lapt
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by SDPDX
SDPDX would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Pros - big screen, lots of ports, easy to use, very fast response on all apps, boots immediately...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i74500, lenovo i74500u
Barcodes 00888772380793, 00888772380809
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