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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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