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Lenovo Flex 10 2 Core Intel Celeron 1.58GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

2 Intel Celeron 1.58GHz 4GB Mar 2014
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8 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Good Brand

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the superior manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

The Flex 10 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 10.

There are a number of alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga.

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1,066MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 10 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,066MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. The best memory clock speeds supported by processor of all portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 10 is 1,600MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years, the Flex 10 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 10 is fairly light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 10. The lightest laptop of this age and type is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 10 (1.2kg).

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Narrow

With a width of only 273 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 10 is quite narrow compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. Portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have widths of between 32mm and 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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21 Reasons Against

Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 4 gigabytes, the Flex 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 10. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 10 is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 17GB.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 10 range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. The Flex 10 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 756 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Flex 10 is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Flex 10 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 10 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop.

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Very Small Screen Size

2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 10 have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Lenovo Flex 10 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might want to consider the Lenovo Helix (11.6").

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 10 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 10 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating.

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Very Short Battery Life

The battery lifes of laptops of this type and age range from 3.7h to 19h. At only 4 hours, the Flex 10 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 10.

If you would prefer a laptop with a longer battery life then you might also want to look at the Lenovo Flex (4.5h), or the HP Pavilion x360 11-n011dx (4.5h).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 10 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this age and type. Most laptops that have been around for a similar time to 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of this type and age.

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

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The average processor clock speed of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 10 is 1.7GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz. At only 1.58 gigahertz, the Flex 10 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 10.

If this portable PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 (£409.00) (1.6GHz).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 10 has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most laptops of a comparable age and spec to it. The processor family of all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 10 ranges from Intel Atom to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 10 is 530MHz, the fastest is 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz. The Lenovo Flex 10 has one of the slower memory clock speeds (only 1,066 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 10 is 21Wh and the biggest is 2,800Wh. At only 24 watt-hours, the Flex 10 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 10.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memories of between 2GB and 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 16GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 4,096 megabytes, the Flex 10 has a fairly small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Small Cache Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB, and the average cache memory is 2.8MB. At only 1 megabyte, the Flex 10 has a very small cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Processor Cache

Across all the notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 10 the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo Flex 10 has a fairly small processor cache compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 10.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 10 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. The Flex 10 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo Flex 10 is a two processor thread notebook PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have between two and three processor threads.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Flex 10 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 10 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

At only 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 10 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 10. The average maximum turbo frequency of similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 10 is 2.6GHz.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 10

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Flex 10 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Average Internal Memory

The Flex 10 has a relatively typical internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 10.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

Expert Reviews

(18)

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

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User Reviews

(141)
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 28 September 2014 by Peter V.
(Verified Purchase)

I've been a computer tech for 15 years and I've always wanted a very small laptop. To often I find myself at a friends house with a computer that needs fixing that cant be fixed without another... Read more…

Reviewed 3 January 2015 by Margaret M.
(Verified Purchase)

I was going to return it but I was working like 70 hours a week and the deadline got past me. So now I'm stuck with this garbage. (I understand this is my fault, but I'm stuck with garbage all the... Read more…

Reviewed 2 August 2016 by Russell Hardman
(Verified Purchase)

This has been great and I take it abroad with me to work while travelling. So portable.

Reviewed 22 July 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Bought this in Dec 2015 and the first one that arrived was used and didn't work. The replacement was quick but now after around 6 months the hard drive has stopped and the laptop is now totally... Read more…

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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ddr3, lenovo 2in1, lenovo ddr3l, lenovo i73477550, lenovo flex 2in1, lenovo i73477550s, lenovo flex31180lx0026, lenovo flex31180lx0026u, lenovo flex31180lx0026us
Barcodes 00023798484357, 00725638461107, 00759754670341, 00766653301153, 00849061020332, 00888631223827, 00889800613418

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