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Lenovo Flex 2 4 Core AMD a 2GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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14 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

2 in 1 laptops built by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst similar spec laptops of this age. The smallest total storage capacity of portable PCs of this spec and age is 32GB, the biggest is 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 380GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

It may also be worth considering one of the other laptops with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP Spectre x360 (£874.00).

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The smallest screen size of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago is 8.9" and the biggest is 16". The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than a year ago. The average hard drive capacity of notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 610GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 1TB.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 have maximum internal memory (64-bit) of between 2GB and 16GB.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

At 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a similar time to the Flex 2. Across all the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex 2 the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8.1GB.

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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 have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 also have a touch sensitive screen.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Asus R554LA which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Silver EPEAT Compliance

This portable PC has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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AC Cable Included

This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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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 common memory slot of 1x SO-DIMM.

A 2x SO-DIMM memory slot is actually the best memory slots amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

Amongst similar types of laptop the worst memory slots is 1x SO-DIMM.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Flex 2 is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

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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 notebook PCs of this spec and age. 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 comparable spec laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2.

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a maximum display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels notebook PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This notebook PC's display resolution (1366 x 768 pixels) is in fact the worst display resolution across all notebook PCs of this type and age.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst comparable types of notebook PC.

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Only 10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The processor caches of similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 range from 1MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 2 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other notebook PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex 2.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 2.5 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is very heavy compared to most of the other laptops that have been available for more than a year. The average weight of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 is 1.6kg, and the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg.

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Thick

With a height of 27 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 2's height is one of the thickest amongst 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2 have heights of between 7.3mm and 280mm, and the average height is 23mm.

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Very Wide

The widths of 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 range from 200mm to 390mm, and the average width is 320mm. With a width of 384 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex 2 is one of the widest similar spec laptops that were released one year ago amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.

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AMD a Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an AMD A processor family which is better than the Intel Core i7 processor family found on most laptops of this type and age.

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Specification

Design
Form Factor
Market Positioning
Colour
Product Type
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Panel Type
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
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 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Accelerometer
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Included Driver
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
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Battery
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Cable Lock Slot
Cable Lock Slot
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Mouse Included
Handheld Remote Control
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Certificates
RoHS Compliance
EPEAT Compliance
Energy Star Certified
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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