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Lenovo Flex 2 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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12 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all laptops built by Lenovo.

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The Flex 2 15 has a maximum display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 15.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across comparable types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

The Flex 2 15 has a front camera. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15 also have a front camera.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Flex 2 15[pl_2403359_price], or the Flex 2[pl_2827557_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pro x2 612[plb_2439737_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most portable PCs of this age and type. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this notebook PC 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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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

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Quite Big Screen Size

The Flex 2 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes (15.6 inches) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age. The screen sizes of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 15.6" notebook PCs and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL XPS 12[plb_1586771_price] is also worth considering.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Flex 2 15 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen to this laptop and we think the Flex 2[pl_2827557_price], the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price], or the Flex 2[pl_2561945_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been available for a similar time to it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

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

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

The worst memory slots amongst similar types of portable PC is 1x SO-DIMM.

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8 Reasons Against

Price Has Increased by £147.97

The Flex 2 15 has increased in price by £147.97 in the last 56 days.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 2 15 does not have a full-size keyboard, although it is worth noting that most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Flex 2 15[pl_2403359_price], the FLEX 15[pl_2038302_price], or the Flex 15[pl_2358298_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 2 15 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of this age and spec. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released more than two years ago 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 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15.

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

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1448768_price] (SSD), or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702[plb_1570770_price] (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 15 range from 1GB to 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Flex 2 15 has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 4GB internal memory portable PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1448768_price].

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Heavy

When compared to other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 2 15 that we have checked the weight of, the Flex 2 15's weight of 2.5 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The weights of laptops of this age and spec range from 0.88g to 20kg.

If you would consider a laptop with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Flex 2[pl_2827557_price] (2.3kg), the Flex 15[pl_2829224_price] (2.3kg), or the Flex 2 15[pl_2403359_price] (2.3kg) all from Lenovo.

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Very Dim Display Brightness

Across all the comparable spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago the display brightnesss range from 200 cd/m² to 6,000 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 400 cd/m². The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the dimmer display brightnesss (only 220 candellas per square meter) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Thick

With a height of 25.8 millimeters, the Flex 2 15 is one of the thicker notebook PCs of this age and spec amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The thinnest 2 in 1 laptop that has been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 1.9mm thick, the thickest is 200mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Flex 2 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

There are a number of alternative 500GB total storage capacity portable PCs currently available which you might also want to look at including the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2506743_price] which is cheaper.

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Flex 2 15 has a relatively average battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396802_price] which is cheaper.

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Specification

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Conflict Free Processor
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
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Processor Cache Type
Memory
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Memory
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Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
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Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Audio
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Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
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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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Backlit 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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
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
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Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(31)
11 October 2015

In review: Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15. Test model courtesy of NotebooksbilligerLenovo's Flex 2 Pro 15 is a 15.6-inch, 2-in-1 all-rounder. The lack of a Tablet Mode, like the devices in Lenovo's Yoga...

30 December 2014

It's hard to make a desktop-replacement laptop standout in a market dominated by powerful gaming rigs, sleek Ultrabooks, and innovative 2-in-1s. But that hasn't stopped Lenovo from trying by... Read more…

26 November 2014

Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop with a 300 degree hinge. This is a 15.6? laptop that weighs 5.1 lbs. and it has a hinge that allows for laptop, presentation and tent mode use. This... Read more…

19 September 2014

With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a...

15 September 2014

The Lenovo Flex 2's perks include a roomy touchscreen on a 300-degree hinge, plus a DVD burner and a hybrid hard drive, all for a reasonable price. The trade-offs: poor battery life, a dim...

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User Reviews

(133)
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by GregoireB
GregoireB would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series

This was a purchase to replace my son's well worn Compaq laptop that served him well as an undergraduate student...

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Xyzreviewer
Xyzreviewer would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

It's great to have a new laptop, and this one is fast and worth the price...

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Julielynn
Julielynn would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Great screen resolution, durable hardware, lightweight, great battery life, overall love this computer, only one complaint, the design allows you to move screen backwards so you can have keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Blake W.
(Verified Purchase)

In my opinion, this model is one of the best deals for a strong general-use laptop on the market today...

The laptop is beautiful, responsive, and robust. I purchased it for my wife to replace her aging MacBook Pro, and although she liked her Mac very much, this laptop has made her reconsider her loyaltie
-Light
-Beautiful HD screen
-Boots in 5 seconds
-Touchscreen is responsive and intuitive
Windows 8.1 does take some adjustment coming from a Mac or Wi 7 environment
-I can't help but feel the laptop could be just a bit lighter. It's not "heavy, " but I can see how carrying it around all day (class, commuting, etc could wear you down
I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath. com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the lapt
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by SDPDX
SDPDX would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Pros - big screen, lots of ports, easy to use, very fast response on all apps, boots immediately...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers 500gb8, i34030, i34030u, 500gb8g, 500gb8gb
Barcodes 00888631931494, 00888772347604

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