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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB 500GB HDD 10.1" Laptop

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2 Intel Celeron 2.16GHz 2GB Feb 2015
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11 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on laptops of this type and age.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Laptops

Based on 4,358 expert and user reviews, Lenovo has good reviews for its portable PCs. Lenovo also has good reviews specifically within its 2 in 1 laptops range.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Flex has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter base frequency (313 megahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex range from 200MHz to 540MHz.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex also have a front camera.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other portable PCs with a front camera currently available including the HP Spectre x360[plb_2845096_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age. The smallest total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this type and age is 32GB and the biggest is 1.1TB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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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 available for more than a year.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other similar spec laptops that have been available for more than a year also have a touch sensitive screen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touch sensitive screen currently available that you might also want to look at including the Asus R554LA[plb_2846646_price] which has better reviews.

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Light

At only 1.2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is quite light compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex. The lightest notebook PC that has been on the market for more than a year is 290g heavy and the heaviest is 2.8kg.

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Narrow

The widths of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex range from 200mm to 390mm. With a width of only 273 millimeters, the Lenovo Flex is fairly narrow compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex.

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19 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex is 920MHz. The Lenovo Flex has one of the slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (only 750 megahertz) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

Laptops that were launched more than a year ago have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 2GB and 32GB. At only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex.

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Only Two Displays Supported by On-Board Grap

The Lenovo Flex is a laptop 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) notebook PC.

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

Most notebook PCs of this age and spec have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 10.1 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age. The smallest screen size of portable PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex is 8.9", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13".

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Very Small Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex is 2GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 5.7GB. The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller internal memory (only 2 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Quite Short Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex is 2.2h and the longest is 18h. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex that we have assessed, the battery life of the Lenovo Flex of only 4.9 hours is one of the shortest.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might be worth looking at include the Asus R554LA[plb_2846646_price] (5h and higher rated).

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most laptops of a comparable spec and 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 notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the Flex.

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

The Lenovo Flex 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.

A 1366 x 768 pixels display resolution is actually the worst display resolution across all laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex.

The best display resolution across similar types of portable PC is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Intel Celeron Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Celeron processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most laptops of this age and type. Across all notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to the Flex the processor family ranges from Intel Atom (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Quite Small Battery Capacity

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed the battery capacity of, the Lenovo Flex's battery capacity of only 24 watt-hours is one of the smallest. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago the battery capacities range from 22Wh to 72Wh.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) (only 4 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex the maximum internal memory (64-bit) range from 2GB to 16GB.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

The average processor cache of notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex is 3MB, and the processor caches range from 1MB to 4MB. With a processor cache of only 1 megabyte, the Lenovo Flex has a very small processor cache compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Laptops of this type and age have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 16GB. At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite small maximum internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the memory clock speeds range from 800MHz to 1,600MHz. At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex.

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Only Two Processor Threads

The Lenovo Flex is a two processor thread laptop.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port notebook PC.

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1 Other reason to consider the Lenovo Flex

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 2.16 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the HP Pavilion X360 13-s008na[plb_2905394_price] (2.2GHz), or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2822074_price] (2.2GHz).

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free 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
Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
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
LED Backlight
HD Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete 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
Audio System
Camera
Swivel Webcam
Rear Camera
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Keyboard Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Processor Code
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Recharge Time
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
Power Management
Power Auto-Sensing
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
AC Adapter Power
Security
Password Protection
Password Protection
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features
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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