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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Feb 2014
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Flex is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Flex 2[pl_2540216_price], the Flex 14[pl_2279150_price], or the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs of this age and spec is 3.7h, the longest is 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. At 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex.

There are a number of other 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2358298_price] which is cheaper.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098834_price] (10h).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 10[pl_2170014_price], and the Flex 10[pl_2249322_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2829224_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Flex 14[pl_2279150_price], the Flex 2[pl_2540216_price], or the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] all from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big processor cache (3 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex is 270MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Helix[pl_3098834_price], or the Helix[pl_3098781_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA[plb_2531014_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as 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 laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec portable PC that is a comparable age to the Flex is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg. At 2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2358298_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex is 15MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At only 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Flex has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price] which is cheaper.

If this 2 in 1 laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Yoga[pl_2430247_price] (8GB), or the Yoga[pl_2702765_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad Yoga[pl_2390314_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper), or the Flex[pl_2441499_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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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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Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
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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
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Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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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
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Fingerprint Reader
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Cables Included
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Power Cord Included
Manual
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64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(81)
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?...

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…

4 July 2015

The Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch is a decent convertible for casual use. It offers basic performance that is mainly suitable for browsing the web, playing some not so demanding games or writing. The...

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User Reviews

(395)
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 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…

Reviewed 8 July 2014 by Brett H.

I bought this on newegg when it was $680. Don't know why there was such a huge price increase, but you can still find it elsewhere for $700 which is a stellar deal for this laptop. It is a great... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ram500, lenovo ram500g, lenovo ram500gb
Barcodes 00888228376530, 00888228584683, 00888228640013
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