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Lenovo Flex 2 15 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.9GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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15 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 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

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Four SATA Connectors

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 is a four SATA connector notebook PC.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings on average and across all laptops Lenovo is one of the better rated brands.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15. Across all the portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a front camera, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Flex 2 15 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 2 15.

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

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Very Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 15 range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". The screen size of the Lenovo Flex 2 15 of 15.6 inches is one of the biggest amongst laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 15.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on laptops of this age and spec.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Flex 2 15 is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2 15 only have one USB 2.0 port.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2 15 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. When compared to other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 15, the Lenovo Flex 2 15's maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 15, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available including the HP Spectre x360 (£399.00) which has better reviews.

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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 a 1x SO-DIMM notebook PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots across all notebook PCs of this age and type.

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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10 Reasons Against

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

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Flex 2 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

Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 540MHz. The Flex 2 15 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15, the Flex 2 15 does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that came out more than a year ago is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 2 gigabytes, the Flex 2 15 has a quite small 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.

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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 around for around the same time as it. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops that were released one year 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.

An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium across all portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15.

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

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Flex 2 15 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The average battery life of comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15 is 8.1h.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Flex 2 15 is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is actually the worst display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than a year ago.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Very Heavy

The weights of laptops of this spec and age range from 290g to 2.8kg, and the average weight is 1.6kg. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15, the Flex 2 15's weight of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

If you would consider a portable PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Asus R554LA (2.6kg and higher rated).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Flex 2 15 is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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Thick

With a height of 25.8 millimeters, the Flex 2 15 is one of the thicker laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 15 amongst notebook PCs of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the heights range from 7.3mm to 280mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when Lenovo released the Flex 2 15.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a better processor family than most laptops of a comparable type and age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15.

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Average Internal Memory

At 6 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 15.

If you are looking for a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP EliteBook 810 G3 (£1,329.13) (8GB).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

The Flex 2 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed (1.9 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.9GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the Lenovo Flex 15 which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Sony VAIO Duo 11 (2GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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 Layout
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
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
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Optical Drive
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
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(22)
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

(17)
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 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...

Reviewed 18 November 2014 by R.D.
(Verified Purchase)

Nice, but a few issues. First, the computer doesn't sit flat. The front right rubber "foot" doesn't touch the desk, causing the entire computer to flex when typing. (No, it's not my desk). The... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

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2 core Intel Core i3-4xxx 1.9GHz 6GB 500GB HDD 15.6"
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