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

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18 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other portable PCs of this spec and age that we have checked the discrete graphics adapter memory of, the Lenovo Flex 2's discrete graphics adapter memory of 4 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 4GB.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Lenovo has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most common display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is actually the best display resolution across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution across similar types of laptop.

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Has a Front Camera

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

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo notebook PC 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 across all similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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

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Very Big Screen Size

With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a very big screen size compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2. The screen sizes of portable PCs of this age and type range from 10" to 16".

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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 portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec portable PCs that were launched 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 the most frequently found operating system architecture on portable PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Very Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the biggest discrete graphics adapter memory amongst notebook PCs of this age. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 1GB and 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a very big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a very big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2. The smallest maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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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 this type and age also have a touch sensitive screen.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh. The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big battery capacity (48 watt-hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a maximum memory slots of 2x SO-DIMM. That's over two times the memory slots of a 1x SO-DIMM laptop, which is the most frequently found memory slots.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 2.

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

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This laptop Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better storage medium than most portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec 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.

An HDD storage medium is in fact the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium across similar types of notebook PC.

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Heavy

The weights of notebook PCs of this spec and age range from 0.88g to 20kg. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2, the weight of the Lenovo Flex 2 of 2.6 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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Thick

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 have heights of between 1.9mm and 200mm, and the average height is 23mm. The Lenovo Flex 2 is quite thick (25.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2.

If you would prefer a laptop with a bigger internal memory then you might also want to consider the DELL Inspiron 13 (£661.98) (8GB).

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Average Battery Life

At 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly standard battery life compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.9 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro (2GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
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Colour
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Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
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Processor Socket
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System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
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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
Hard Drive
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
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Discrete 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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 My WiFi 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
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Energy Star Certified
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Other Features
Intel Virtualization 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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 1s5942254
Barcodes 00888772381363, 00888772381462, 00888965150356

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