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Lenovo Flex 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD 15.6" Laptop

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Nov 2014
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on similar spec portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

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

1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than a 1366 x 768 pixels portable PC, which is the most common display resolution.

This portable PC's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution amongst all comparable spec laptops that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst comparable types of portable PC the worst display resolution is 1024 x 768 pixels.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex has one of the biggest total storage capacity amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The total storage capacity of notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex range from 16GB to 1.1TB, and the average total storage capacity is 370GB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years also have a front camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative laptops with a front camera currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price], or the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2504228_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

A 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed is in fact the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all laptops of this spec and age.

Across similar types of portable PC the worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor is 133MHz.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex range from 1GB to 16GB, and the average internal memory is 5GB. At 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Screen Size

2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago have screen sizes of between 10" and 16". With a screen size of 15.6 inches, the Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger screen sizes amongst similar spec notebook PCs of this age.

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Fairly Long Battery Life

The shortest battery life of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a similar time to the Flex is 3.7h, the longest is 19h, and the average battery life is 7.7h. The Lenovo Flex has a quite long battery life (9 hours) compared to most of the other laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic Toughbook CF-19[plb_2773111_price] (10h), or the Lenovo Helix[plb_3098834_price] (10h).

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is typical of many portable PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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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 notebook PCs of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex, the hard drive capacity of the Lenovo Flex of 1,000 gigabyte is one of the biggest. The average hard drive capacity of laptops of this age and type is 570GB.

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L3 Processor Cache

This portable PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports

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

The Lenovo Flex has a touch sensitive screen, as do most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

The average battery capacity of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for more than two years is 50Wh. The Lenovo Flex has one of the bigger battery capacities (48 watt-hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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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 similar age to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rate

This notebook PC Ethernet LAN data rate, which is the most commonly found Ethernet LAN data rate on 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only One USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port

Most notebook PCs of this spec and age 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.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex range from 1.7GB to 16GB. At only 1.74 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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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 portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex also do not have a full-size keyboard.

We compared all the other notebook PCs which also have a full-size keyboard to this laptop and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The Lenovo Flex has an HDD storage medium which is better than most comparable spec notebook PCs that were released around the same time as it. Most comparable spec laptops 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 across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

Across similar types of notebook PC the best storage medium is SSD.

If you want a portable PC with a better storage medium then you might also want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2430247_price] (SSD), or the HP Pavilion x360[plb_2404650_price] (SSD).

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Heavy

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex the weights range from 0.88g to 20kg. At 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is quite heavy compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 2.3kg heavy notebook PCs currently available including the HP Envy Stream x360[plb_2567850_price] which has better reviews.

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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 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex have between one and two USB 3.0 ports.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Flex over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

Laptops with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth looking at include the Helix[pl_3098781_price] (1.8GHz), or the Yoga 2 Pro[pl_3027818_price] (1.8GHz) both from Lenovo.

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Specification

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Maximum Turbo Frequency
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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PCI Express Configuration
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Internal Memory
Memory
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Touch Technology
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Full HD
LED Backlight
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Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
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Optical Drive
LghtScribe Feature
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
Bluetooth Version
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Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
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
VGA Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
SATA III Connector
SATA Connector
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Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Key
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
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 InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel ME Firmware Version
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Universal Asynchronous Receiver/transmitter (UART)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel AES New Instructions
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Intel Visual Technology

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Expert Reviews

(65)
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

(314)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 1tb8, apple 1tb8g, apple flex2, lenovo gt840, apple i55200, apple 1tb8gb, apple flex2p, lenovo i55200, lenovo gt840m, apple i55200u, apple flex2pr, apple flex2pro, lenovo i55200u, lenovo 80k80000, lenovo 80k80000u, lenovo 80k80000uk
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