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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a similar spec and age to it.

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Lenovo Portable PCs Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,358 user and expert reviews for Lenovo notebook PCs 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.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this age and type also have a front camera.

Alternative laptops with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include 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 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex 2.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

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

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Portable PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2 have screen sizes of between 10" and 16", and the average screen size is 13". 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.

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L3 Processor Cache

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

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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 notebook PCs of this type and age.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.5GB. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2, the maximum internal memory (64-bit) of the Lenovo Flex 2 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a touch sensitive screen.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is the most frequently found EPEAT compliance on notebook PCs of this age and type.

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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 the most frequently found memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

This notebook PC's memory slots (2x SO-DIMM) is actually the best memory slots across all 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2.

Across similar 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 the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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9 Reasons Against

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 portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of 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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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 2. Notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1.7GB and 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB.

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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 have been available for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard which you might want to look at including the Toshiba U920t which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops that were released more than two years ago. Most 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar 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 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

An SSD storage medium is the best storage medium amongst comparable types of laptop.

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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 frequently found display resolution on laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 2,100 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2. Similar spec portable PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 have battery capacities of between 11mAh and 9,300mAh.

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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 that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2. Across all the comparable spec 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 Dim Display Brightness

With a display brightness of only 220 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite dim display brightness compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. The average display brightness of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 is 400 cd/m².

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite small hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory (only 8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of laptops of this age and spec is 11GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 24GB.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This notebook PC was released over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2.

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively average battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

If you are looking for a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Portable PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Helix (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro (£327.00) (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 1.9 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2.

Alternative laptops with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Flex (1.9kg).

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Specification

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Display
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Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
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Audio
Built-In Microphone
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Camera
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Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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Microphone in Port
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HDMI Port
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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 Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
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Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
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Expert Reviews

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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...

9 September 2014

This big-screen laptop has a trick or two up its sleeve to make it more useful than a typical desktop replacement. And the price is surprisingly affordable. Read More?...

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User Reviews

(132)
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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