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Lenovo Flex 2 4 Core AMD a 1.8GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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11 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

We calculated the average ratings for all Lenovo laptops and also specifically for Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops and found that in both cases Lenovo had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

Other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the longer battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The battery lifes of notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (£3,094.91) (10h), or the Lenovo Helix (£970.00) (10h).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 is 370GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

Across all the similar spec portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 the screen sizes range from 10" to 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most frequently found WiFi standard on similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most commonly found operating system architecture on similar spec notebook PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age 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. Most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 also have a touch sensitive screen.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot on laptops that are a similar age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to it.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the Toshiba U920t which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most portable PCs that are a similar age to it. 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 laptop's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2.

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Heavy

2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg. At 2.1 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The internal memory of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex 2 range from 1GB to 16GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the smaller internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst similar spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

At only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that have been around for more than two years. The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 0.51MB, the biggest is 4MB, and the average processor cache is 2.8MB.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

The maximum turbo frequencies of laptops of a similar age and type to the Flex 2 range from 1.8GHz to 3.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of only 2.4 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly slow maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex 2.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

This portable PC was released over two years ago.

AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most portable PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.8 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex 2.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 1.8GHz processor clock speed laptops and we think the Lenovo A10 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the Yoga (1.83GHz), or the ThinkPad 11e (1.83GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
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Display
Screen Size
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Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
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LED Backlight
Video
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Audio
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Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
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S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
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Pointing Device
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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
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Expert Reviews

(32)
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

(135)
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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