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Lenovo Flex 15

Lenovo Flex 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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When you're relying heavily on the keyboard drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example keep your Flex 15 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you're... More
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24 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 comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Good Brand

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

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Flex 15 is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Unlike most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 15 which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Flex 15 has a full-size keyboard.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 15 is 16GB and the biggest is 1.1TB. The Lenovo Flex 15 has a very big total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 15.

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Has a Front Camera

The Flex 15 has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 15 also have a front camera.

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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 most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo portable PC also 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 have been available for around the same time as the Flex 15.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 1GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 15 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Flex 15 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this type and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Quite Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex 15 has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 15. The battery lifes of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 15 range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

If this laptop battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (£3,094.91) (10h).

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 15 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (1,000 gigabyte) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of similar spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 15 is 320GB and the biggest is 1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 15 has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 15.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic Toughbook 19 (£2,728.70).

Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might also want to consider include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (£3,094.91).

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Flex 15 has a fairly big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years. Laptops of this age and spec have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 24GB.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

At 3 megabytes, the Flex 15 has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago. The average cache memory of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 15 is 2.8MB, and the cache memories range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory (16,384 megabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 15. The maximum internal memories of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 15 range from 2GB to 33GB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. At 48 watt-hours, the Flex 15 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 15.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This portable PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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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 have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Flex 15 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

The Flex 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 15. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 560MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,000MHz. The Lenovo Flex 15 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,000 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 15.

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Expensive

After checking the price of 27 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec they range in price from £152 to £2,866. We think that this Lenovo notebook PC looks expensive compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec.

Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 15 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for 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 across all notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 15.

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Heavy

The Flex 15 is one of the heavier laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 15 (2.2 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average weight of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 15 is 1.7kg.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 15 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Flex 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 15 over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 15 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 15.

If this notebook PC processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might want to consider the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (£3,094.91) (2.7GHz).

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Display Surface
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
VGA 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
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management 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 TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Maximum Graphics Adapter Memory
Video Compression Format

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo i54200, lenovo i54200u
Barcodes 00000059405141, 00012300269285, 00012305071432, 00888440012650, 00888440367736

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