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Lenovo Flex 2 15 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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22 Reasons For

Four SATA Connectors

The Flex 2 15 is a four SATA connector portable PC.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

2 in 1 laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

At 1,000 megahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15 range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 920MHz.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This laptop has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Flex 2 15 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 2 15 range from 32GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

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Has a Front Camera

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

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Yoga 2[pl_2664091_price], or the Yoga[pl_2802549_price] both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in alternative notebook PCs which also have a front camera including the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2862322_price].

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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 notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs that came out 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 actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all portable PCs of this spec and age.

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

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Flex 2 15 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. This laptop has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 15 is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 15 the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 15 is 500GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 620GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of this age and type.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15 only have one USB 2.0 port, however the Flex 2 15 has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the Yoga 2[pl_2664091_price], or the Yoga[pl_2802549_price] both from Lenovo.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2862322_price] is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of portable PCs that have been on the market for more than a year is 8.1GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released one year ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 15 the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 15 that we have checked, the Flex 2 15's maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This notebook PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many portable PCs of a similar age and spec 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.

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is in fact the best memory slots amongst all laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 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 portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and spec 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 portable PC. Most of the other laptops of this spec and age 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

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (only 200 megahertz) amongst portable PCs of this age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15. Across all the portable PCs of this age and type the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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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 laptops of this spec and age also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_3065754_price]; or the Lenovo Yoga 3[plb_2831023_price], or the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price] are also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Flex 2 15 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it. Most laptops that were launched 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 portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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

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Very Heavy

At 2.4 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 is very heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15. The average weight of laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 15 is 1.6kg.

Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Yoga[pl_2798017_price] (1.9kg), or the Yoga[pl_2822074_price] (1.9kg) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Very Dim Display Brightness

The average display brightness of laptops of a similar age and type to the Flex 2 15 is 320 cd/m². At only 220 candellas per square meter, the Flex 2 15 has a fairly dim display brightness compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 15.

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Thick

The heights of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year range from 7.3mm to 280mm. The height of the Flex 2 15 of 25.8 millimeters is one of the thickest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2 15

Released Over a Year Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 2 15 over a year ago.

Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 15 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 15.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 8GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Yoga 2[pl_2664091_price], the Yoga[pl_2798017_price], or the Yoga[pl_2822074_price] all from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Flex 2 15 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that have been around for more than a year.

There are a number of other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the DELL Inspiron 11[plb_2503646_price], or the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_2664091_price] which is cheaper.

If this laptop processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2[plb_3065754_price] (2.16GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo gt840, lenovo gt840m, lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 80k80000, lenovo 80k80000u, lenovo 80k80000uk
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