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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 4GB Feb 2015
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10 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good reviews compared to other manufacturers.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At 311 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex is 200MHz, the fastest is 540MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a front camera.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available which you might also want to consider including the HP Spectre x360 which has better reviews.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the Asus R554LA which has better reviews.

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Very Short Battery Recharge Time

With a battery recharge time of only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly short battery recharge time compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. The average battery recharge time of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 3.4h, and the battery recharge times range from 2h to 4h.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is fairly light compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year. The average weight of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg.

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Narrow

With a width of only 273 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex. The narrowest notebook PC of this age and type is 200mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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17 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 792 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex. Across all the laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

The average maximum processor memory bandwidth of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex is 24GB/s, and the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow maximum processor memory bandwidth (only 21.32 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Across all the notebook PCs of this type and age the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 2GB to 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 14GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Flex is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Flex which has four PCI Express lanes (max).

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

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The average screen size of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex is 13".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex, the Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 5.7 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex. The battery lifes of portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex range from 2.2h to 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h.

If this portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 (6h).

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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 that have been available for a comparable 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 in fact the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

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

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

Amongst similar types of portable PC the best display resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most laptops that have been on the market for more than a year. Most similar spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 3MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex is 8.1GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,333 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo Flex is a two processor thread portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between two and three processor threads.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this notebook PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na (2.2GHz), or the Lenovo Yoga (2.2GHz).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour of Product
Product Type
Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
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
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
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
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
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
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Number of Keys
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
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
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
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)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
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)
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Recharge Time
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
Power Management
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
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Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(71)
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

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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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