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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Apr 2014
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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Lenovo Has Good Laptop Reviews

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

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other laptops that have been available for more than two years, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price], or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2569201_price] is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across similar types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average screen size of similar spec laptops that were launched more than two years ago is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16".

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly 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 laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

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

We think you might also be interested in alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price], or the FLEX 2 14[pl_2964538_price] both from Lenovo or the Acer Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[plb_2569201_price].

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8 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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago range from 200MHz to 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 270MHz.

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Price Has Recently Increased by £10.00

In the last 52 days the Flex 2 has increased in price by £10.00.

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Flex 2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth considering alternative portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Aspire Switch 10 SW5-012[pl_2569201_price], or the Aspire Switch 10[pl_2964494_price] both from Acer or the Lenovo FLEX 2 14[plb_2964538_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most portable PCs of this spec and age. Most comparable spec portable PCs 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 amongst all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average battery life of laptops of this age and type is 7.7h, and the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h.

If this notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Acer Aspire Switch 10[plb_2964494_price] (8h), or the Lenovo Yoga 2 13[plb_3024031_price] (8h).

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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 the most commonly found display resolution on notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it. This Lenovo laptop has an Intel Core i3 processor family, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Yoga[pl_2452506_price] (1.6kg), the Yoga 2[pl_2275492_price] (1.7kg), or the Flex 2[pl_2522678_price] (1.9kg) all from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Processor Family
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Processor Cache
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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 (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
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 Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
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 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
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Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
Cache Memory
Video Compression Format

2 Awards

PC Mag Editor's Choice Digitaltrends.com Recommended Product

Expert Reviews

(23)
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

(74)
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4gb500, lenovo i34010, lenovo i34010u, lenovo 4gb500g, lenovo 4gb500gb
Barcodes 00888772165208, 00888772165253, 00888772511708

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