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Lenovo Flex 15

Lenovo Flex 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 4GB Jun 2015
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34 Reasons For

Four Industry Awards

This Lenovo portable PC was given a "Recommended" award by Gagadget.com, Vido.com.ua and Alphr.com all of whom thought that this portable PC was good.

The expert at one other expert review site decided that this laptop was fantastic and gave it their highest award. Reviewed.com gave this Lenovo laptop an "Editor's Choice" award.

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Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on eighteen expert reviews from sites including Expert Reviews, Digital Versus, notebookcheck.net and notebookcheck.biz the average expert rating of this laptop is 74 out of 100.

User Reviews Are Good

On average, based on 36 user reviews this portable PC has an overall user rating of 80 out of 100.

Nice Design

A few Lenovo Flex 15 owners who reviewed the product agreed that it was good looking. Eloise said “After a while it's actually pretty good”. Macca said in their review on Amazon “Ebuyer have been pretty good”. Socks said on Amazon “It's pretty quick and there is no waiting about for it to do things”.

Several people mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was a good design. Two years ago David Muckian scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this laptop “The design is clever, as a laptop it works brilliantly as you would expect”. In the same month Praful wrote on Amazon “The lenovo flex15 ideapad is just awesome with wonderful sleek design and precision touch” and gave this laptop a rating of 5 stars. Expert review site Chipchick.com said in their review of this laptop “The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 certainly takes some design cues from the popular Yoga Ultrabook series”.

One customer considered that it was smooth. Ajit Ps said “Fast startup, exceptionally smooth 15.6" touchscreen, fantastic battery life (under heavy usage”.

One person said in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex 15 was neat. Three years ago expert website Chipchick.com wrote in their Lenovo Flex 15 review “The Flex 15 on the other hand, is an affordable convertible laptop that packs in a touchscreen, along with a neat dual-mode desig”.

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Good Size

Several customers mentioned in their reviews that this laptop was lightweight. Eloise mentioned in her review of this laptop on Amazon “It is lightweight and although large it is very light”. Handsome mentioned in their review of this laptop “Ifyou want something lightweight easy to useand looks great then for the price its perfect”. Magico863 rated this laptop 5 stars and said on Amazon “Powerful, fast and lightweight laptop” in their review of this laptop.

One person mentioned that it was thin. Eloise mentioned on Amazon “The CD rom being removed makes this laptop light weight and thin, which is a bonus” in her Lenovo Flex 15 review and scored this laptop very highly. One person who purchased this laptop considered that it was compact.

One Lenovo Flex 15 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was heavy and bulky. Socks wrote “The computer isn't too heavy to carry around which is good” in their Lenovo Flex 15 review.

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Good Product Quality

Some customers wrote in their reviews that the product was good quality. Eloise said in her review of the Lenovo Flex 15 “Amazing Quality and More for Your Money”. Eloise also mentioned “Dedicated Graphics Card make Gaming and watching films high quality and responsive”. Three years ago Handsome wrote “Very slimline, compact, looks great, screen has great quality, keyboard is a pleasure to use, intergrated camara with a hd quality, 3 usb ports, hdmi, headphone port”.

Reasonably Priced

Some people wrote that the product was good value for money. Ajit Ps mentioned “Outstanding laptop for the price” in their Lenovo Flex 15 review. David Muckian mentioned in his review of this laptop two years ago “Great Value” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. Eloise gave the product a score of 5 stars and she said “A great laptop for the money”.

Some people agreed that it was cheap. Magico863 rated this laptop 5 stars and said in their Lenovo Flex 15 review on Amazon “Good budget laptop”. Three years ago expert website Alphr.com gave the product a score of 4 stars and said in their review of this laptop “The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 is a budget laptop with a twist”.

One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was a bargain for the price. Freddie he mentioned in his review on Amazon “The rest of the laptop is covered in a matt rubberised plastic which although is a bit cheap feels quite premium”.

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Good Battery Life

A number of people who reviewed the Lenovo Flex 15 concluded that it had a good battery life. Magico863 scored the product very highly and mentioned in their review of this laptop on Amazon “And awesome battery - it lasts longer than other brands - about 6.5 hour on hard use”. Socks mentioned in December last year “Battery life has been fine for me”.

Easy to Use

One Lenovo Flex 15 reviewer who purchased it thought it had a good interface. Ajit Ps gave the Lenovo Flex 15 a very good rating and wrote in their review of this laptop on Amazon “6-7 hours !), brilliant specs (Intel Core i5, 8 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, nVidia GeForce graphics card), highly appealing Windows 8.1 user interface”.

One person who bought it thought it was easy to setup. Freddie wrote three years ago “It was incredibly easy to set-up and although I am not a big fan of Windows 8 the excellent touch screen means that Windows feels very fluid”. One Lenovo Flex 15 owner who bought it wrote that it was easy to use.

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Good Environmental Credentials

One person who reviewed the Lenovo Flex 15 concluded that it was good in terms of power usage. Freddie said “Its excellent energy efficient Intel Haswell (4th gen) Core i5 means the laptop is very speedy to boot” in his review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Graphics Card

One Lenovo Flex 15 owner who reviewed it thought it had a good graphics card.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed the Lenovo Flex 15 said that it was quiet. Notebookcheck.net wrote in their review “The laptop operates quietly, does not get exceedingly hot.”.

Good for Gaming

One person said in their reviews that it was good for gaming. Eloise said “It's i5 proves it's worth and it's large ram and dedicated Graphics Card make Gaming and watching films high quality” in her review of the Lenovo Flex 15.

Robust

One Lenovo Flex 15 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the Lenovo Flex 15 was well made. Freddie wrote “I plan to fit it with a solid state hard drive”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Flex 15 has more SATA connectors than most of the comparable spec notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago. Most of the laptops of this spec and age only have between two and three SATA connectors, however this portable PC has four SATA connectors.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated laptop manufacturers according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 15 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 600MHz and 1,200MHz. At 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 15 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 a similar time to the Flex 15.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and spec is 380GB. The total storage capacity of the Lenovo Flex 15 of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Flex 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2680820_price], and the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2756247_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 15 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it. In addition, this laptop 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 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 15.

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

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Very Big Screen Size

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 15 that we have assessed, the screen size of the Flex 15 of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest. The screen sizes of similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 15 range from 8.9" to 16".

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The average battery life of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 15 is 8.1h. At 9 hours, the Flex 15 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 15.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Full HD, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 15 is 610GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 1TB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 15 has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 15.

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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 laptops of a similar age and spec to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable 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 similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 15 has more USB 2.0 ports than most of the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 15. This notebook PC is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC compared to most of the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago which only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo Flex 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to consider including the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2680820_price], or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2756247_price] which has better reviews.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Flex 15 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 15. The maximum internal memory of laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 15 range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8.1GB.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Flex 15 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of the most common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 15.

A 1x SO-DIMM memory slot is the worst memory slots across similar types of notebook PC.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Lenovo Flex 15 reviewer who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good in terms of USB connections. Two years ago Aqua1701 mentioned in their Lenovo Flex 15 review on Amazon “Then I found that one of the USB ports was faulty” and gave the product a score of 1 stars.

One Lenovo Flex 15 reviewer who bought the Lenovo Flex 15 reckoned that it was not wifi compatible. Bungerloo said “Continous wireless problems” in their review.

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

The Lenovo Flex 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Flex 15 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age, the Flex 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2680820_price], or the Acer Aspire R7[plb_2756247_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Flex 15 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 2 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 15. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 15 is 11GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 15 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a similar age and type to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market 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 actually the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 15.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across comparable types of notebook PC.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including the Asus T100TA[plb_2982195_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2680820_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Flex 15 is quite heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 15. Portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 15 have weights of between 290g and 2.8kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2680820_price] (1.5kg) which is also higher rated.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of this age and type have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Flex 15.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Flex 15 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 15.

If you want a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the Sony VAIO Duo 11[plb_2933710_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Flex 15 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than a year ago.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to consider the Sony VAIO Duo 11[plb_2933710_price] (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i34030, lenovo i34030u
Barcodes 00000059438539

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