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Lenovo Flex 2 15

Lenovo Flex 2 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB May 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 2 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you re... More
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews as do all laptops produced by Lenovo.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 2 15 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Flex 2 15 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15. Comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB.

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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 a 1366 x 768 pixels laptop, which is the most common display resolution.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is in fact the best display resolution across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

Across similar types of notebook PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

The Flex 2 15 has a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 15, the Flex 2 15 has a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 2 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 more than two years. Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This portable PC also 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 amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

Amongst similar 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 a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. The screen sizes of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 15 range from 10" to 16".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15 the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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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 of this spec and age.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the portable PCs of this age and spec the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 4.1GB. At 2,049 megabytes, the Flex 2 15 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15 is 50Wh, and the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh. With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 15.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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9 Reasons Against

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

The Flex 2 15 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

Laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a very slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a better storage medium than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most notebook PCs 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 in fact the worst storage medium across all laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 15. The shortest battery life of comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 3.7h and the longest is 19h.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Heavy

The lightest 2 in 1 laptop that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg. With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Flex 2 15 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex 2 15 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Thick

At 25.8 millimeters, the Flex 2 15 is quite thick compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type. The heights of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15 range from 1.9mm to 200mm.

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Very Wide

When compared to other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2 15, the Flex 2 15's width of 382 millimeters is one of the widest. The average width of comparable spec portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15 is 320mm, and the widths range from 32mm to 390mm.

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

Laptops of this spec and age have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of between 8GB and 24GB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 11GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Flex 2 15 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory compared to most of the other laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 15.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex 2 15.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years. Most notebook PCs of this spec and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

The Flex 2 15 has a relatively standard internal memory (6 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might also be worth looking at include the Lenovo Yoga (8GB), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£522.00) (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a pretty average processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Helix (1.8GHz), the Yoga 2 (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro (1.8GHz) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Full-Size Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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 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
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
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 500gb8, lenovo i34010, lenovo i34010u, lenovo 500gb8g, lenovo 500gb8gb
Barcodes 00000059422753, 00888772145095

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HP Pavilion x2 vs Lenovo Flex 2 15

HP Pavilion x2 vs Lenovo Flex 2 15
HP Pavilion x2
4 core Intel Atom 1.33GHz 2GB 32GB Flash 10.1"
Lenovo Flex 2 15
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 152.77
Significantly Lighter
8.9mm Thinner
Two USB 3.0 Ports
Two More Processor Cores
6GB Smaller Maximum Internal Memory
Only Two Battery Cells

Lenovo Yoga vs Lenovo Flex 2 15

Lenovo Yoga vs Lenovo Flex 2 15
Lenovo Yoga
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 12.5"
Lenovo Flex 2 15
2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.7GHz 6GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6"
£ 643.21
Four More Battery Cells
Two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
One More USB 3.0 Port
A Lot Lighter
2GB Smaller Internal Memory
Smaller Screen Size
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