This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.
Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs
Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, and Lenovo also has good ratings for its 2 in 1 laptops.
Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 2GB and 4GB. At 2.038 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type.
Has a Full-Size Keyboard
Unlike most of the other portable PCs of this spec and age which do not have a full-size keyboard, the Lenovo Flex has a full-size keyboard.
We compared all the other notebook PCs with a full-size keyboard to this notebook PC and we think the Toshiba U920t which has better reviews is also worth considering.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Flex has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years also have a front camera.
There are a number of alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available that you might want to consider including the Toshiba U920t, or the Lenovo Yoga which has better reviews.
1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed
The Lenovo Flex supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most notebook PCs of this type and age. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.
This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops of this spec and age.
A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of laptop.
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Fairly Big Screen Size
The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big screen size (15.6 inches) compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and type. The smallest screen size of laptops that were released more than two years ago is 10", the biggest is 16", and the average screen size is 13".
Fairly Long Battery Life
The Lenovo Flex has one of the longer battery lifes (9 hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average battery life of portable PCs of this spec and age is 7.7h.
This laptop has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on notebook PCs of this age and type.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.
802.11n WiFi Standard
This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port laptop.
Has a Touch Sensitive Screen
The Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex also have a touch sensitive screen.
Silver EPEAT Compliance
This laptop has a Silver EPEAT compliance, which is typical of many laptops of this type and age.
AC Cable Included
This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included on comparable spec laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.
Fairly Big Battery Capacity
At 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex. The battery capacities of comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago 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 laptops of this spec and age.
10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate
This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and spec to it.
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Only Not Supported HD Type
The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.
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 portable PCs that were released more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex is 200MHz and the fastest is 650MHz. At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than most laptops of this age and type. Most laptops of this age and type 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 in fact the worst storage medium across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex.
The best storage medium across similar types of portable PC is SSD.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.
The weights of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg. The Lenovo Flex is one of the heavier 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago (2.2 kilograms) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
Other notebook PCs with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Lenovo FLEX 15 (2.2kg).
Only One USB 3.0 Port
The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.
Quite Dim Display Brightness
The average display brightness of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex is 400 cd/m². With a display brightness of only 200 candellas per square meter, the Lenovo Flex's display brightness is one of the dimmest amongst portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex.
Quite Small Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of only 3,040 milliamperes * hour, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller battery capacities amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The smallest battery capacity of comparable spec laptops that came out more than two years ago is 11mAh, the biggest is 9,300mAh, and the average battery capacity is 4,700mAh.
Very Low Front Camera Resolution
The lowest front camera resolution of notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex is 0.3MP, the highest is 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 15MP. The Lenovo Flex has a quite low front camera resolution (only 0.92 megapixels) compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.
The narrowest 2 in 1 laptop that has been around for around the same time as the Flex is 32mm wide and the widest is 390mm. When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex, the Lenovo Flex's width of 382 millimeters is one of the widest.
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Released Over Two Years Ago
It was over two years ago when Lenovo released the Flex.
Intel Core I3 Processor Family
The Lenovo Flex has an Intel Core i3 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5 processor family found on most similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to it.
Average Total Storage Capacity
At 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec.
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Average Internal Memory
At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex.
Average Processor Clock Speed
The Lenovo Flex has a pretty standard processor clock speed (1.7 gigahertz) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.
Notebook PCs with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth looking at include the Helix (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro (£385.00) (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.
Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Intel Core i3, Intel Core i3-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
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
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft 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 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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