This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port laptop.
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.
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.
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.
Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM70 Express, Intel HM70
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
1 x 4
Memory Clock Speed
Total Storage Capacity
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
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
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Connection
802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Ports & Interfaces
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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 Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
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)
Processor Package Size
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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