Lenovo has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.
12 PCI Express Lanes (max)
The Lenovo Flex is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC.
Has a Front Camera
The Lenovo Flex has a front camera. Most of the other notebook PCs of this spec and age also have a front camera.
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 comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.
A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex.
The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across comparable types of notebook PC is 133MHz.
Intel Core I5 Processor Family
This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many portable PCs of a comparable age and type to it.
Quite Long Battery Life
2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex have battery lifes of between 3.7h and 19h, and the average battery life is 7.5h. With a battery life of 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has one of the longer battery lifes amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Laptops that came out more than two years ago have total storage capacity of between 16GB and 1.5TB, and the average total storage capacity is 340GB. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.
Quite Big Screen Size
The screen sizes of portable PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex range from 10" to 16". The Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger screen sizes (14 inches) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.
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 similar spec laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.
L3 Processor Cache
This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is the most commonly found processor cache on notebook PCs of a similar age and type to it.
AC Cable Included
This notebook PC has an AC cable included, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this age and type.
Two USB 2.0 Ports
The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port notebook PC.
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 two years also have a touch sensitive screen.
9.5 Intel Active Management Technology Version
This laptop supports a 9.5 Intel Active Management Technology version, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.
802.11g WiFi Standard
The Lenovo Flex has a better Wi-Fi standard than most 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years. This portable PC has an 802.11g WiFi standard, whereas most laptops of this age and type have an 802.11n WiFi standard. Across all portable PCs of this age and type the worst Wi-Fi standard is 802.11a and the best is 802.11n.
Quite Big Battery Capacity
With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age. Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago the battery capacities range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 55Wh.
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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 notebook PC.
Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex have on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency (only 200 megahertz) compared to most of the other notebook PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex.
Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard
The Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard, although this is within the context that most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex also do not have a full-size keyboard.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most notebook PCs 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.
An HDD storage medium is actually the worst storage medium amongst all similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex.
Amongst similar types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.
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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution
This laptop has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs of this age and type.
The Lenovo Flex is one of the heavier notebook PCs of this spec and age (2 kilograms) amongst notebook PCs of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have weights of between 0.88g and 20kg.
Quite Small Internal Memory
At only 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite small internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this age and spec. 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago have internal memory of between 1GB and 16GB.
Only One USB 3.0 Port
Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 3.0 port.
Very Low Front Camera Resolution
The Lenovo Flex has a quite low front camera resolution (only 1 megapixel) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar spec and age to the Flex. Across all the laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP, and the average front camera resolution is 22MP.
2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex
Released Over Two Years Ago
This Lenovo notebook PC was released over two years ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty average processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex.
Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
Intel HM77, Intel HM77 Express
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Memory Channel
Maximum Processor Memory Bandwidth
Processor Memory Clock Speed
133, 1333, 333, 1600
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
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 Installed
1366 x 768
Touch Sensitive Screen
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4400
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce 820M
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Dolby Advanced Audio v2
Front Camera Resolution
1280 x 720
Front Camera Resolution
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
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
USB 3.0 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 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 Active Management Technology Version
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery Cell Count
Lithium, Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
AC Adapter Input Voltage
100 - 240
AC Adapter Frequency
50, 50/60, 60
Weight & Dimensions
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Quick Start Guide
0 - 2438
Storage Relative Humidity Range
5 - 95
Operating Relative Humidity Range
8 - 95
Storage Temperature Range
5 - 43
Operating Temperature Range
5 - 35
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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