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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core AMD a 2GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

Good Brand

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

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. The processor clock speeds of comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 range from 0.8GHz to 2.7GHz.

If you want a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the HP Pavilion x360 (£376.70) (2.1GHz), or the Lenovo Flex (2.16GHz).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera. Most of the other laptops of this age and spec also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews.

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the biggest screen sizes amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The average screen size of notebook PCs of this type and age is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16".

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 range from 16GB to 1.1TB. At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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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 a comparable spec and age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other portable PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The biggest memory slots of the Lenovo Flex 2 is 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM portable PC, which is the most common memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is in fact the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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10 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port notebook PC.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

Alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to look at include the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

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

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2.

Amongst similar types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

If the storage medium of this 2 in 1 laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360 (£382.66) (SSD).

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Quite Short Battery Life

At only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly short battery life compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. The shortest battery life of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 3.7h, the longest is 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

If this laptop battery life is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC 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 Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier laptops of this type and age (2.3 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite small battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 is 11mAh, the biggest is 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,700mAh. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the smaller battery capacities (only 2,200 milliamperes * hour) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of laptops that have been around for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the smaller processor caches amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 is 1.8GHz and the fastest is 3.4GHz. At only 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an AMD A processor family which is better than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most notebook PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga 2 (8GB).

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Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage 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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