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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I3-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Good Brand

Lenovo is one of the better rated notebook PC brands according to average expert and user reviews, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Flex is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (2 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age, the Lenovo Flex has a front camera.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other notebook PCs with a front camera and we think cheaper portable PCs such as the Flex 15, and the Flex 15 (£689.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a front camera and we think the Lenovo Flex is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of a similar spec and age to it. Most portable PCs that are a similar age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This Lenovo notebook PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex.

Across comparable types of laptop the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The Lenovo Flex has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex have battery lifes of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h.

We compared all the other 9h battery life notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the FLEX 15, and the Flex (£371.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of notebook PCs of this spec and age is 370GB, and the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB. At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex.

Alternative 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to look at include cheaper laptops such as the Lenovo FLEX 15.

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Quite Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of similar spec laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex range from 10" to 16". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big screen size compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

There are a number of other 14" portable PCs currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper portable PCs such as the Lenovo Flex (£371.00).

Laptops with a bigger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Flex 2 (15.6" and cheaper), the Flex 2 (15.6" and cheaper), or the Flex 2 (15.6" and cheaper) all from Lenovo.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops that have been around 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 commonly found operating system architecture on laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port laptop. Most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex have between one and two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

The Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other portable PCs of this age and type.

We compared all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen to this portable PC and we think cheaper laptops such as the Flex 15, and the Flex 15 (£689.00) both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

We compared this portable PC to all the other laptops with a touch sensitive screen and we think the Lenovo Flex is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been around for more than two years.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most frequently found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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7 Reasons Against

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

Most laptops that have been available for more than two years 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 Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex is 270MHz.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard.

It is worth also looking at other portable PCs which also have a full-size keyboard including the Flex 15, the FLEX 15, or the Flex 2 15 all from Lenovo.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years. Most comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 amongst all laptops of this age and type.

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

Other laptops that have an HDD storage media currently available which you might also want to consider include the FLEX 15, or the Yoga (£643.24) both from Lenovo which is cheaper.

If the storage medium of this notebook PC is not good enough for you then you might want to consider the Toshiba Satellite U920t (£679.54) (SSD), or the Fujitsu Stylistic Q702 (£380.00) (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Heavy

The Lenovo Flex is fairly heavy (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex. The average weight of notebook PCs of this age and type is 1.7kg.

Laptops with a heavier weight that might also be worth looking at include the Pavilion x360 (£599.99) (2kg and cheaper), or the Pro x2 612 (1.9kg and cheaper) both from HP or the Lenovo Flex (£371.00) (2kg and cheaper).

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.

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Very Small Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of only 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory range from 8GB to 24GB.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

This 2 in 1 laptop was released over two years ago.

Intel Core I3 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than most laptops of a similar type and age to it. Most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have an Intel Core i5 processor family.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 4GB internal memory laptops currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Toshiba Satellite U920t (£679.54), or the Lenovo Flex 2 15.

Portable PCs with a bigger internal memory that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga (8GB and higher rated); or the Flex 2 (8GB and cheaper), or the Yoga 2 (8GB and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including cheaper portable PCs such as the Flex 15, the Flex 2 15, or the FLEX 15 all from Lenovo.

Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Yoga 2 (1.8GHz and cheaper), or the Flex 2 (1.9GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

Features
Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
Docking Station
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
Processor Thread
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
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
Display Surface
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
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
DVI Port
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Embedded Options Available
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Smart Response Technology Version
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Battery
Power
AC Adapter Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
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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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lenovo 4gb500, lenovo i34010, lenovo i34010u, lenovo 4gb500g, lenovo 4gb500gb
Barcodes 00888228352701

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