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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Jul 2014
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Lenovo Flex 20 All-in-One Review
Lenovo Flex 20 All-In-One 19.5 Touchscreen 4GB / 500GB HDD Win 8 (57318965) Quick Review

19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Notebook PCs

2 in 1 laptops manufactured by Lenovo have good reviews on average compared to other manufacturers. We also checked the reviews for all notebook PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good reviews across its entire range.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The Lenovo Flex is a 12 PCI Express lane (max) portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec laptops that are a similar age to the Flex have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera, as do most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex.

We compared all the other laptops which also have a front camera to this portable PC and we think the Flex 2[pl_2540216_price], the Flex 14[pl_2279150_price], or the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] all from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most notebook PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. This laptop supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This notebook PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst all laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

Amongst comparable types of notebook PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many similar spec laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of portable PCs of this age and spec is 3.7h, the longest is 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. At 9 hours, the Lenovo Flex has a quite long battery life compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released around the same time as the Flex.

There are a number of other 9h battery life notebook PCs currently available that you might also want to consider including the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2358298_price] which is cheaper.

If this 2 in 1 laptop battery life is too short for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098834_price] (10h).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex the total storage capacity range from 16GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 500GB total storage capacity notebook PCs to this notebook PC and we think cheaper notebook PCs such as the Flex 10[pl_2170014_price], and the Flex 10[pl_2249322_price] both from Lenovo is also worth considering.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age range from 10" to 16", and the average screen size is 13". With a screen size of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst comparable spec laptops of this age.

Portable PCs with a bigger screen size that might also be worth considering include the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2829224_price] (15.6") which is also cheaper.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many laptops of this spec and age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

Most 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex have between one and two USB 2.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has two USB 2.0 ports.

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Has a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other similar spec laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex, the Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen.

Alternative laptops which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Flex 14[pl_2279150_price], the Flex 2[pl_2540216_price], or the Yoga 11S[pl_2393757_price] all from Lenovo.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years range from 0.51MB to 4MB. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big processor cache (3 megabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of notebook PCs of this type and age range from 21Wh to 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity is 50Wh. With a battery capacity of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger battery capacities amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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1x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This laptop has a 1x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This portable PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is typical of many notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to it.

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10 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Not supported, which is typical of many comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 portable PC. Most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex is 270MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter base frequencies range from 200MHz to 650MHz. 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 were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that have been available for around the same time as the Flex is 1.7GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard that you might want to look at including the Helix[pl_3098834_price], or the Helix[pl_3098781_price] both from Lenovo or the HP Pro X2 612 F1P90EA[plb_2531014_price].

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has a better storage medium than most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC has an HDD storage medium, whereas most comparable spec notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it 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.

This laptop's storage medium (HDD) is actually the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago.

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

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec portable PC that is a comparable age to the Flex is 0.88g heavy and the heaviest is 20kg. At 2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is fairly heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Lenovo Flex 15[plb_2358298_price] (2.2kg) which is also cheaper.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

Most similar spec notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 ports, including the Lenovo Flex which has one USB 3.0 port.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The average front camera resolution of laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex is 15MP, and the front camera resolutions range from 0.3MP to 1,300MP. At only 1 megapixel, the Lenovo Flex has a quite low front camera resolution compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty standard internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex.

Other 4GB internal memory notebook PCs currently available that you might want to look at include the Toshiba Satellite U920t[plb_1449405_price] which is cheaper.

If this 2 in 1 laptop internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Yoga[pl_2430247_price] (8GB), or the Yoga[pl_2702765_price] (8GB) both from Lenovo.

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Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex.

If you want a portable PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the ThinkPad Yoga[pl_2390314_price] (1.7GHz and cheaper), or the Flex[pl_2441499_price] (1.7GHz 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
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
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
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
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 Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
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
Headphone Out 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
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Matrix Storage 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
Intel TSX-NI
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)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Capacity
Battery Cell Count
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Quick Start Guide
Operational Conditions
Operating Altitude
Storage Relative Humidity Range
Operating Relative Humidity Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(36)
6 May 2014

Verdict Open Gallery If you find yourself asking people to 'Take a look at this?' or telling them 'Here, I'll show you?' on a daily basis, the Lenovo Flex 15D is worth checking out. Its...

18 April 2014

The Lenovo Flex 20 is a special kind of AIO, whose concept still needs to be proven by real-world usage scenarios. Its performance is good enough to warrant use as a home PC and even on office...

18 April 2014

This AMD-powered version of Lenovo's budget hybrid may be cheaper than the Intel model, but it's not as good value...

15 April 2014

In review: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14D Convertible. Review sample courtesy of Lenovo Germany Unlike Lenovo's IdeaPad Flex 14 , the Flex 14D that we tested here was not convincing. This does not affect...

9 April 2014

The Flex is an admirable attempt to adapt the convertible design of Lenovo's Yoga Ultrabooks to make a bendy laptop at a more affordable price point ? although that attempt is only partly... Read more…

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User Reviews

(77)
Reviewed 11 July 2015 by Corinna "ulli344"

Within the first year screws fell out, the air vent broke and the socket of the cable leading into the computer broke and the computer is not receiving electricity. We were advised by the man we... Read more…

Reviewed 28 June 2015 by David Tomlin
(Verified Purchase)

Nice laptop but issues with the mouse touch pad. It get's confused and when I scroll it thinks I'm double tapping. I had to change settings to get it working.

Reviewed 23 June 2015 by Chandu

Product is good. Specially you can fold it upto 270 degrees angle which gives more comfort. Speed is very good. Sound is bad as expected for a china product. Satisfied.

Reviewed 22 June 2015 by Maz
(Verified Purchase)

Was a little sceptical about buying this product as some reviews were not the best,but I can't think of anything negative to say,all in all a great laptop for the money.

Reviewed 5 June 2015 by Coincidence Vs Fate
(Verified Purchase)

I needed a new laptop as my previous model, a Toshiba U920T, gave up the ghost due to a major flaw with its design. I was thinking of getting a Chromebook but decided in the end that I needed the... Read more…

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