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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I5 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 15.6" Laptop

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

We checked 4,358 owner and expert reviews for Lenovo laptops and found that on average Lenovo has good ratings. We also found that Lenovo has good ratings specifically for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.

There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a better processor family than most notebook PCs that were launched more than two years ago. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an AMD E processor family. Comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 processor families range from Intel High End Desktop Processors to Intel Core i7-3xxx.

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Quite Big Screen Size

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

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that were launched 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. Most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and type 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, as do most of the other notebook PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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6 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.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago, the Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including 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 notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most laptops of this age and type 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 portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2.

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

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Heavy

The Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the heavier portable PCs of this type and age (2.3 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The weights of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2 range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to look at the Flex 2 (2.3kg), or the Flex 2 (2.3kg) both from Lenovo.

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Very Small Battery Capacity

At only 32 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly small battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2. Portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2 have battery capacities of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex 2 which has one USB 3.0 port.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC has been on the market for over two years.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty average internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

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

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Average Battery Life

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly average battery life (6 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2.

If this Lenovo portable PC battery life is not long enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga (6.5h).

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Integrated Card Reader
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Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
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LED Backlight
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Optical Drive
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Audio
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Camera
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Front Camera
Networking
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SmartCard Slot
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DC-In Jack
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DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
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Intel Visual 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

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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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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 8gb500, lenovo 8gb500g, lenovo 8gb500gb
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