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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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16 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 of a similar spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Notebook PCs Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire notebook PC range compared to other brands.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Flex 2 which has 12 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this age and type is 16GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the biggest total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) amongst portable PCs of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including the Lenovo Yoga, or the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 which is cheaper.

It is worth also looking at alternative laptops which also have a front camera including the Lenovo Flex 2.

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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 portable PCs that are a similar age to it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most notebook PCs of this spec and age support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable 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 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The internal memory of comparable spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB.

We compared all the other 8GB internal memory notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think a cheaper laptop such as the Lenovo Yoga or you might consider a better rated laptop such as the Lenovo Yoga are also worth considering.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most commonly found processor family on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex 2 is 13", and the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago is 32GB, the biggest is 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 570GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11ac|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex 2 which has 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 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga, and the HP Elitebook Revolve 810 G2 which is cheaper is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in other laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen including the Lenovo Flex 2.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. The processor caches of laptops of this spec and age range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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11 Reasons Against

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

Most similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Flex 2 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

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex 2. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 270MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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£55.00 Price Increase

The price of the Flex 2 has increased by £55.00 in the last 37 days.

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 is 1,000MHz. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 1,000 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Lenovo Yoga 2 (£409.00) is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better storage medium than most laptops of a similar age and type to it. This laptop has an HDD storage medium, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops 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 came out more than two years ago.

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

Alternative portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at include the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews; or the Yoga, or the Flex 14 both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this Lenovo laptop is too bad for you then you might want to look at the Satellite U920t (SSD), or the U920t (SSD) both from Toshiba which is also cheaper.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 is 3.7h, the longest is 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the shorter battery lifes (only 6 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

If you want a longer battery life then you might want to consider the Yoga (7h), or the ThinkPad 11e (7h) both from Lenovo which is also cheaper.

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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 laptops of this age and spec.

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Heavy

With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this age and spec amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The weights of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 range from 0.88g to 20kg.

Notebook PCs with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Yoga (1.6kg and cheaper), or the Flex 14 (2kg and cheaper) both from Lenovo; or the Lenovo Yoga (1.6kg and higher rated).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

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

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Very Wide

The widths of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 range from 32mm to 390mm. The Lenovo Flex 2 is very wide (382 millimeters) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 2 in 1 laptop was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other 1.6GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs and we think the Yoga 2 Pro, and the Yoga both from Lenovo which is cheaper is also worth considering.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga (1.7GHz) which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
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
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Camera
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 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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 TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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 apple 1tb8, apple 1tb8g, apple flex2, apple i55200, apple 1tb8gb, apple flex2p, lenovo gt840, apple flex2pr, lenovo gt840m, apple i55200u, lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, apple flex2pro, lenovo 80k80000, lenovo 80k80000u, lenovo 80k80000uk
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