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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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16 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Four SATA Connectors

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago only have between two and three SATA connectors, however the Lenovo Flex has four SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

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

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex is 600MHz, the fastest is 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency 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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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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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think the HP Spectre x360[plb_2781415_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Other portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to consider include the Flex 2 14[pl_2901521_price], or the Flex 2 14[pl_2895585_price] both from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year. Most laptops that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than a year ago. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. Across all the notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex the battery lifes range from 2.2h to 18h.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Spectre x360[pl_2793682_price] (10.5h), or the Spectre x360[pl_2831115_price] (12.5h) both from HP which is also cheaper.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Full HD, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that came out more than a year ago, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think cheaper laptops such as the HP Spectre x360[plb_2781415_price] is also worth considering.

It is worth also looking at alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Flex 2 14[pl_2895585_price], or the Flex 2 14[pl_2901521_price] both from Lenovo.

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Four Battery Cells

The Lenovo Flex is a four battery cell count portable PC.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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5 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the Lenovo Flex of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex. Across all the notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Flex is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to consider including the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2747601_price] which is also cheaper.

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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 of this spec and age. 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 across all comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex.

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex. Laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex have weights of between 290g and 2.8kg.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly average total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex.

If you are looking for a portable PC with a bigger total storage capacity then you might want to look at the HP Spectre x360[plb_2793682_price] (512GB) which is also cheaper.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex.

Laptops with a bigger internal memory that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2747601_price] (8GB and cheaper), or the HP Spectre x360[plb_2781415_price] (8GB and cheaper).

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Average Screen Size

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively typical screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex.

If this Lenovo laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the HP Spectre x360[plb_2781415_price] (2.2GHz) which is also cheaper.

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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
InTru™ 3D Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

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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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