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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 320GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB May 2015
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14 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

Based on twenty-five expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Expert Reviews, PC Mag and PC Advisor.co.uk this notebook PC has an average expert rating of 70 out of 100.

Reasonably Priced

Some people who purchased this laptop considered that it was good value for money. Laptopmag.com mentioned three years ago “Lenovo's IdeaCentre Flex 20 portable all-in-one offers a robust suite of family-friendly entertainment for an affordable price” and scored the Lenovo Flex 4 stars.

Some Lenovo Flex owners who purchased it mentioned that it was cheap. Pcadvisor.co.uk wrote on PC Advisor.co.uk two years ago “What's the best budget laptop? ) It's not quite” in their review of the Lenovo Flex yet they rated this laptop 3 stars. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert review site Expert Reviews “This AMD-powered version of Lenovo's budget hybrid may be cheaper than the Intel model.” in their review although they only scored this laptop 60 out of 100.

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Easy to Use

One Lenovo Flex owner who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Expertreviews.co.uk said on expert website Expert Reviews “This makes it easier to use the touchscreen display as you don't” in their Lenovo Flex review but in spite of that they scored the product 60 out of 100.

Good Size

A few people who reviewed it concluded that it was thin. Expert website Cnet.com mentioned in their review of this laptop “It's thinner and lighter (at 7.7 pounds) than some of the in”.

Good Battery Life

One Lenovo Flex owner who reviewed the Lenovo Flex thought it had a good battery life. Chipchick.com said “Live on a full movies worth of battery (~2”.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this age and spec.

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Good Brand

On average Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all notebook PCs produced by Lenovo.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex is 200MHz and the fastest is 540MHz. The Lenovo Flex has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (313 megahertz) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera, as do most of the other similar spec laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex.

It may also be worth considering one of the other notebook PCs with a front camera currently available including because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Yoga 13[plb_1586348_price], the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price], or the Asus Transformer Book T100TA[plb_2337713_price].

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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 frequently found WiFi standard on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This notebook PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Yoga 13[pl_1586348_price], and the Yoga 3[pl_2825854_price] both from Lenovo or the Asus R554LA[plb_2846646_price] is also worth considering.

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Light

The Lenovo Flex is one of the lighter notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex (only 1.2 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the comparable spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex the weights range from 290g to 2.8kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 1.2kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Yoga 3[pl_2813699_price], the Flex[pl_2745462_price], or the Yoga 3[pl_2800877_price] all from Lenovo.

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Narrow

The Lenovo Flex is quite narrow (only 273 millimeters) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched more than a year ago. The narrowest similar spec portable PC that has been available for more than a year is 200mm wide, the widest is 390mm, and the average width is 320mm.

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23 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of laptops of this age and type is 600MHz and the fastest is 1,200MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 750 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

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Quite Slow Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth

Across all the laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex the maximum processor memory bandwidths range from 6.4GB/s to 26GB/s, and the average maximum processor memory bandwidth is 24GB/s. At only 21.32 gigabytes per second, the Lenovo Flex has a quite slow maximum processor memory bandwidth compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex. The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex is 2GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Flex is a notebook PC that uses two displays supported by on-board grap.

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Only Four PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Flex is a four PCI Express lane (max) laptop.

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

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Only Two SATA Connectors

The Lenovo Flex is a two SATA connector portable PC. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than a year have between two and three SATA connectors.

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Very Small Screen Size

The average screen size of laptops of this age and type is 13", and the screen sizes range from 8.9" to 16". With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

Other 10.1" laptops currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price], the Acer Aspire SW5-012[plb_2529169_price], or the Lenovo Flex[plb_2745459_price].

If you would prefer a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the HP Pavilion X360 11-k120nr[plb_2983101_price] (11.6"), the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_3012600_price] (11.6"), or the Lenovo Flex 3 11[plb_2975302_price] (11.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard.

Other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at include the Lenovo Yoga 13[plb_1586348_price], the DELL Inspiron 13 7000[plb_2846793_price], or the Acer Switch SW5-012[plb_2896303_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB. With an internal memory of only 2 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a very small internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex.

We compared this laptop to all the other 2GB internal memory notebook PCs and we think because of it's better review score, the Aspire SW5[pl_2512656_price], and the Aspire SW5-111[pl_2778042_price] both from Acer or the HP Pavilion x2[plb_2777919_price] is also worth considering.

If this Lenovo laptop internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Yoga 2 13[pl_2889943_price] (4GB), or the Yoga 2 13[pl_3004769_price] (4GB) both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 G1[plb_2959047_price] (4GB) which is also higher rated.

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Quite Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 4 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a very short battery life compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type. 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago have battery lifes of between 2.2h and 18h, and the average battery life is 8.1h.

If this Lenovo notebook PC battery life is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Yoga 300[pl_2993487_price] (5h), the Yoga 300 11[pl_3094439_price] (5h), or the Flex 3[pl_2917696_price] (5h) all from Lenovo which is also higher rated.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has a better storage medium than most laptops of a comparable age and type to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas 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 actually the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than a year.

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

There are a number of other portable PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Aspire R3-131T[pl_2943624_price], or the Aspire R3-131T[pl_2967671_price] both from Acer or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446538_price].

Portable PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Yoga 13[pl_1586348_price] (SSD), or the Yoga 2[pl_2829193_price] (SSD) both from Lenovo or the Asus Transformer Book T300CHI[plb_2872963_price] (SSD) which is also higher rated.

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex is 1366 x 768 pixels. That's 49% less display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is in fact the worst display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex.

A 1920 x 1080 pixels display resolution is the best display resolution amongst similar types of laptop.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than most notebook PCs that are a comparable age to it. Most portable PCs of this type and age have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The best processor family of all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex is Intel Core i7-4xxx and the worst is Intel Atom.

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the battery capacity of the Lenovo Flex of only 24 watt-hours is one of the smallest. The battery capacities of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex range from 22Wh to 72Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite small maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex's hard drive capacity of only 320 gigabytes is one of the smallest. The smallest hard drive capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 320GB and the biggest is 1TB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

When compared to other notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex that we have checked, the processor cache of the Lenovo Flex of only 1 megabyte is one of the smallest. Across all the laptops that are a similar age to the Flex the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 8.1GB.

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Very Short Battery Life in Tablet Mode

Laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex have battery life in tablet mode of between 2.2h and 9.1h. At only 2.3 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly short battery life in tablet mode compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex.

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Only Two Processor Threads

Most notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex have between two and three processor threads, including the Lenovo Flex which has two processor threads.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most portable PCs that came out more than a year ago have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Only One USB 2.0 Port

Most portable PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex have one USB 2.0 port, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 2.0 port.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over a Year Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop has been on the market for over a year.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex.

Other 2.16GHz processor clock speed laptops currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Lenovo Flex[plb_2745459_price], the Toshiba Radius 11 L15W[plb_2700705_price], or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2446538_price].

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Yoga 3 14[pl_2898275_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated), or the Yoga 3 14[pl_3140466_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated) both from Lenovo or the HP Spectre X360 13-4003na[plb_2896479_price] (2.2GHz and higher rated).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 320 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_2888909_price] (500GB), the Asus T100TA[plb_2982195_price] (500GB), or the Acer Aspire R3-131T[plb_2967671_price] (500GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Model
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
Scenario Design Power (SDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Number of Colours
Supported Number of Colours Display
HD Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
On-Board Graphics Adapter Burst Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution
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
Headphone Out Port
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Keyboard
Island-Style Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
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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 Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Matrix Storage Technology
Intel Active Management Technology
Intel HD Audio Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Intel 64
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

(86)
2 December 2015

The old Flex models sort of felt like an half-way point between the traditional clamshell laptop and Lenovo's Yoga line of convertible tablet notebooks. They offered a 180-degree hinge design,... Read more…

High quality design
Excellent touchpad
Crisp audio quality
Long lasting battery
Perky performance
Weak performance
Dull Screen
Shallow key travel
Limited viewing angles
Thick display bezel
25 August 2015

Can't afford a Yoga? Lenovo's 11.6-inch convertible is only $349, but a subpar screen kneecaps its usability in tablet and presentation modes. Read More?...

Br />Overall I was very pleased with this during the review. I was looking for a small laptop / netbook to put in a bag for travelling on the train / planes. Given the 10in form factor it doesn't... Read more…

Compact and mobile
Very useful touch stand mode
Video playback performance
Free MS Office (Home and Student)
Small and relatively light
Disk speed
Screen quality
No SD card slot
Disappointing performance
Limited expansion and connectivity
11 August 2015

The Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch offers multimode functionality in an attractive chassis, as well as strong battery life, but it's on the slow side...

30 July 2015

When it comes to budget laptops , you usually have two choices: cheesy design or inadequate features. Lenovo challenges both of those issues with its new Flex 3 11, a small laptop that starts at... Read more…

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User Reviews

(411)
Reviewed 10 December 2015 by Kallasaurus

I bought this on black friday, for what I thought was a steal of a deal. I will be returning it ASAP for a better GB laptop. The Pros: - The touch screen is extremely sensitive, and works well. -... Read more…

Reviewed 18 December 2015 by Paul

With only 2GB RAM, the laptop is too slow for anything but the simplest web browsing. Also, with only 32GB of storage, 25GB was used up by Windows and Office...

Reviewed 14 July 2014 by Tim C.
(Verified Purchase)

I got this as a replacement for my Eee PC 900A netbook. Overall I'm pleased with the performance upgrade and the ease of the Linux installation. I'm able to play Minecraft and Startbound pretty... Read more…

Reviewed 31 January 2016 by Noah23
Noah23 would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 Series (Verified Purchase)

I love the touch screen, but they really should have given this thing a hybrid hard drive or a slightly faster CPU. Once you clear the bloatware it's definitely respectable considering the price...

Reviewed 5 December 2015 by Jack
Jack would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 Series (Verified Purchase)

This Lenovo computer is good overall, though a bit slow and not as powerful as I hoped it would be. It is designed well, comfortable to use, and has nice features. The dimensions are ideal in that... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo ram320, lenovo ram320g, lenovo celeron2, lenovo ram320gb, lenovo celeron2g, lenovo celeron2gb

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