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Lenovo Flex 2 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This portable PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many portable PCs of this spec and age.

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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo has good average reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops as well as across its entire laptop range.

Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex 2 supports a faster memory clock speeds supported by processor than most 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it. This Lenovo portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a similar type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo laptop supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds.

This laptop's memory clock speeds supported by processor (1,600MHz) is actually the best supported memory clock speeds supported by processor across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex 2.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst similar types of laptop is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This portable PC has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is typical of many laptops that are a similar age to it.

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Quite Big Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger display diagonals amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. The average display diagonal of 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years is 13".

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This laptop has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as it.

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64-Bit Operating System Architecture

This portable PC has a 64-bit operating system architecture, which is the most frequently found operating system architecture on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of laptops of a similar type and age to the Flex 2 is 7.6GB, and the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB. The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the biggest maximum internal memorys (16 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a touchscreen. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex 2 also have a touchscreen.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative portable PCs with a touchscreen currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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7 Reasons Against

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

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity notebook PC. Most of the other portable PCs that are a similar age to the Flex 2 have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

The Lenovo Flex 2 does not have a full-size keyboard. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Flex 2 has an HDD storage media which is better than the SSD storage media found on most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable 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.

An HDD storage media is actually the worst storage medium across all notebook PCs of this age and spec.

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

Notebook PCs with a better storage medium that might be worth considering include the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] (SSD and higher rated).

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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 the most frequently found display resolution on notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Heavy

Across all the notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2 the weights range from 580g to 20kg. The Lenovo Flex 2 is quite heavy (1.9 kilograms) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago the battery life (max)s range from 3.7h to 19h. With a battery life (max) of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly short battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec laptops that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 6h battery life laptops currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

Notebook PCs with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 bluetooth version, which is the most commonly supported bluetooth version on laptops of this age and type.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

Lenovo released the Flex 2 over two years ago.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2.

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Average Internal Memory

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly standard internal memory (4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than two years.

We compared this portable PC to all the other 4GB internal memory laptops and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly typical processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex 2.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT)
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
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Intel Clear Video Technology
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Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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Intel Flex Memory Access
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Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(31)
11 October 2015

In review: Lenovo Flex 2 Pro 15. Test model courtesy of NotebooksbilligerLenovo's Flex 2 Pro 15 is a 15.6-inch, 2-in-1 all-rounder. The lack of a Tablet Mode, like the devices in Lenovo's Yoga...

30 December 2014

It's hard to make a desktop-replacement laptop standout in a market dominated by powerful gaming rigs, sleek Ultrabooks, and innovative 2-in-1s. But that hasn't stopped Lenovo from trying by... Read more…

26 November 2014

Lisa Gade reviews the Lenovo Flex 2 15 laptop with a 300 degree hinge. This is a 15.6? laptop that weighs 5.1 lbs. and it has a hinge that allows for laptop, presentation and tent mode use. This... Read more…

19 September 2014

With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a...

15 September 2014

The Lenovo Flex 2's perks include a roomy touchscreen on a 300-degree hinge, plus a DVD burner and a hybrid hard drive, all for a reasonable price. The trade-offs: poor battery life, a dim...

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User Reviews

(133)
Reviewed 15 July 2014 by GregoireB
GregoireB would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series

This was a purchase to replace my son's well worn Compaq laptop that served him well as an undergraduate student...

Reviewed 20 August 2014 by Xyzreviewer
Xyzreviewer would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

It's great to have a new laptop, and this one is fast and worth the price...

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Julielynn
Julielynn would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Great screen resolution, durable hardware, lightweight, great battery life, overall love this computer, only one complaint, the design allows you to move screen backwards so you can have keyboard... Read more…

Reviewed 23 September 2014 by Blake W.
(Verified Purchase)

In my opinion, this model is one of the best deals for a strong general-use laptop on the market today...

The laptop is beautiful, responsive, and robust. I purchased it for my wife to replace her aging MacBook Pro, and although she liked her Mac very much, this laptop has made her reconsider her loyaltie
-Light
-Beautiful HD screen
-Boots in 5 seconds
-Touchscreen is responsive and intuitive
Windows 8.1 does take some adjustment coming from a Mac or Wi 7 environment
-I can't help but feel the laptop could be just a bit lighter. It's not "heavy, " but I can see how carrying it around all day (class, commuting, etc could wear you down
I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath. com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the lapt
Reviewed 10 February 2015 by SDPDX
SDPDX would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Series (Verified Purchase)

Pros - big screen, lots of ports, easy to use, very fast response on all apps, boots immediately...

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