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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Sep 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 expert and user reviews for Lenovo portable PCs and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Flex 14 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago, the Lenovo Flex 14 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a front camera that you might also want to look at include the Flex 2[pl_2540216_price], the Flex[pl_2383993_price], or the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] all from Lenovo.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 14 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 14.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Flex 14 has a fairly long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 14. The battery lifes of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 14 range from 3.7h to 19h.

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098834_price] (10h).

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 14 is 10" and the biggest is 16". The Lenovo Flex 14 has a quite big screen size (14 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Flex 15[pl_2358298_price] (15.6"), or the Flex 15[pl_2829224_price] (15.6") both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 14 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other laptops of this type and age have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 14 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 14 also have a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to look at include the Flex[pl_2383993_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 average processor cache of similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 14 is 2.8MB. With a processor cache of 3 megabytes, the Flex 14 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Flex 14 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 14. The average battery capacity of comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 14 is 50Wh.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of this age and type.

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8 Reasons Against

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

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Flex 14 which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 14 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Flex 14 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 14 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 14 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might also want to consider 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 Flex 14 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 14.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across similar types of portable PC.

Alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to look at include the Flex 10[pl_2170014_price], or the Flex 10[pl_2249322_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might also be worth considering include the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 14 range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 1.7GHz. With a processor clock speed of only 1.6 gigahertz, the Flex 14 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

If this 2 in 1 laptop processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the Flex 15[pl_2358298_price] (1.7GHz), or the ThinkPad Yoga[pl_2390314_price] (1.7GHz) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Flex 14 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. The weights of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 14 range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 10[plb_2170014_price] (1.2kg and cheaper), or the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price] (1.5kg and cheaper).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Flex 14 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 14

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex 14.

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 14 has a pretty standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs and we think cheaper laptops 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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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 14 has a relatively average internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper laptops such as the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price].

If this Lenovo notebook PC internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Yoga[pl_2430247_price] (8GB), or the Yoga[pl_2702765_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Intel Anti-Theft Technology
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Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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5 June 2014

The Lenovo Flex 14 is a great and affordable notebook to have. No doubt it's not quite like the Yoga when it comes to flexibility, but when all you need is a work and play machine that you can...

An interesting semi-hybrid performer.-Switches between a laptop and a stand-alone display-Flawless, smooth performanceWe first saw Lenovo Yoga at the CES 2012 and were impressed. It was a single... Read more…

8 December 2013

Between the Yoga line, the ThinkPad Twist, and the ThinkPad Helix, Lenovo?s been targeting all quadrants of the convertible spectrum pretty ferociously. Now, with the introduction of the IdeaPad...

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The Lenovo Flex 14 offers Windows 8 convertible goodness to the mid-priced market. The challenge is that this is an increasingly crowded space with ASUS, HP and Dell encroaching. The Flex brings...

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User Reviews

(61)
Reviewed 12 June 2014 by Steve P.
(Verified Purchase)

If you're looking for a workbook, this is a steal at $600. If the price returns to $800, I would expect to see at least a faster, 256 GB SSD. It is highly portable, and the battery life is... Read more…

Reviewed 12 July 2015 by Kathryn D.
(Verified Purchase)

I haven't used it for movies etc so cannot comment on that...

I like it mostly. Nice screen, back lit keyboard has a good feel to it, etc. Good enough battery. Light, and traveled well cross-country, and i got stuff done on the plane : -) i. e. small enough for
Too small of type face on menus etc where you can't really enlarge wo screwing up something else (even with corrective lenses, the typeface is way too small for comfort for old eyes). Right now, my ma
Reviewed 27 June 2015 by S T M Wilde
(Verified Purchase)

Great little laptop - my first so I have nothing with which to compare it, but the performance and screen quality are excellent. Only caveat - it sometimes doesn't connect properly and resets... Read more…

Reviewed 26 June 2015 by Devang
(Verified Purchase)

Not Good.

Reviewed 19 June 2015 by Darryl Chapman
(Verified Purchase)

Poor quality and poor service from Amazon and Lenovo in resolving problems of speed. NOT recommended.

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