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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB 500GB Hybrid-HDD 14" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 8GB Jan 2014
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20 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

2 in 1 laptops built by Lenovo have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all portable PCs (not just 2 in 1 laptops) and found that Lenovo also has good ratings across its entire range.

12 PCI Express Lanes (max)

Most laptops of this spec and age have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max), including the Lenovo Flex which has 12 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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex.

We compared all the other notebook PCs with a front camera to this laptop and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t 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 the 133MHz processor memory clock speed supported by most 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago. This portable PC also supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This portable PC's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this age and type.

A 133MHz processor memory clock speed is the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex. The internal memory of laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex range from 1GB to 16GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on notebook PCs of this type and age.

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Quite Long Battery Life

Across all the portable PCs of this spec and age the battery lifes range from 3.7h to 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of this type and age.

Laptops with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19 (10h), or the Lenovo Helix (£970.00) (10h).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB. The Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) amongst notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Screen Size

The screen sizes of laptops of this spec and age 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 similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as 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 on the market for more than two years.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 port portable PC. Most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as 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 notebook PCs of a similar age and spec to the Flex.

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Quite Big Cache Memory

Laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex have cache memories of between 1MB and 4MB. With a cache memory of 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big cache memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big processor cache (3 megabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The average processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex is 2.8MB, and the processor caches range from 0.51MB to 4MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

At 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex. The smallest battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex is 21Wh, the biggest is 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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available 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 portable PCs of a similar spec and age to it.

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11 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this laptop is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on portable PCs of this age and type.

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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. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

When compared to other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex that we have assessed, the Lenovo Flex's on-board graphics adapter base frequency of only 200 megahertz is one of the slowest. The on-board graphics adapter base frequencies of laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex range from 200MHz to 650MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that came out 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.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Most comparable spec notebook PCs that are a similar age to the Flex do not have a full-size keyboard. The Lenovo Flex is no exception to this as it too does not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared this laptop to all the other laptops with a full-size keyboard and we think the Toshiba U920t which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than the SSD storage medium found on most comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for a similar time 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.

This portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all laptops of a similar age and spec to the Flex.

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

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Heavy

The Lenovo Flex is fairly heavy (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been around for around the same time as the Flex. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg, and the average weight is 1.7kg.

If you would consider a notebook PC with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Flex (£529.90) (2kg), or the Flex (2kg) both from Lenovo.

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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 notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,333 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex. 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex have memory clock speeds of between 530MHz and 1,800MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,500MHz.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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Very Low Front Camera Resolution

The Lenovo Flex has one of the lower front camera resolutions (only 1 megapixel) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex have front camera resolutions of between 0.3MP and 1,300MP.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex has a fairly average processor clock speed (1.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex.

If you are looking for a notebook PC with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to consider the DELL Inspiron 13 (1.7GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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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
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
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 Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Screen
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
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
Ethernet LAN Ports
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
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 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 Cell Count
Battery
Power
Security
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

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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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers i56200, i56200u, 80r3000, 80r3000e, 80r3000eu, 80r3000eus, lenovo i56200, lenovo i56200u, lenovo 80r3000, lenovo 80jk0020, lenovo 80r3000e, lenovo 80jk0020u, lenovo 80r3000eu, lenovo 80jk0020us, lenovo 80r3000eus
Barcodes 00888228981826, 00889561623916, 00889955668066

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