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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 8GB Aug 2014
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Lenovo Laptops Have Good Reviews

Lenovo is one of the better rated portable PC brands according to average reviews from experts and owners, and Lenovo also has good reviews for its 2 in 1 laptops.

Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 have total storage capacitys of between 16GB and 1.1TB.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex 2 has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs of this type and age also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price].

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to it. This portable PC supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed, whereas most laptops of a comparable type and age to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this Lenovo portable PC 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 laptops of a comparable age and type to the Flex 2.

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

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Quite Big Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs that are a comparable age to the Flex 2. Across all the comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 the internal memorys range from 1GB to 12GB.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

This laptop has an Intel Core i5-4xxx processor family, which is the most frequently found processor family on comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the bigger display diagonals (15.6 inches) amongst laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex 2 the display diagonals range from 8.9" to 16".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

The highest display resolution of the Lenovo Flex 2 is 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's 98% more display resolution than the most frequently found display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels.

This laptop's display resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best display resolution across all 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2.

A 1024 x 768 pixels display resolution is the worst display resolution amongst comparable types of laptop.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This notebook PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is typical of many portable PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2. 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex 2 have hard drive capacitys of between 32GB and 1TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 590GB.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

The smallest maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the Flex 2 is 2GB, the biggest is 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory (64-bit) is 8.4GB. With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64-bit) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity laptop. Most of the other laptops of this age and type have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Very Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than two years. The smallest maximum internal memory of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 2GB and the biggest is 16GB.

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Has a Touchscreen

Like most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a touchscreen.

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This laptop ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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8 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.

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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 notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex 2 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 most portable PCs of this age and spec. Most 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as it have an SSD storage media. 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 in fact the worst storage medium amongst all portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex 2.

Amongst comparable types of laptop the best storage medium is SSD.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might also want to look at the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] (SSD) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Short Battery Life (max)

With a battery life (max) of only 6 hours, the Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 the battery life (max)s range from 3.7h to 19h.

If you would prefer a portable PC with a longer battery life (max) then you might want to consider the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2798208_price] (6.5h) which also has a higher rating.

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Heavy

2 in 1 laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex 2 have weights of between 580g and 20kg. With a weight of 2.3 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex 2 is quite heavy compared to most of the other portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

The Lenovo Flex 2 has one of the smaller battery capacity (Watt hours)s (only 32 watt-hours) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Notebook PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Flex 2 have battery capacity (Watt hours)s of between 21Wh and 2,800Wh, and the average battery capacity (Watt hours) is 50Wh.

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Only One USB 3.0 Port

The Lenovo Flex 2 is a one USB 3.0 port portable PC. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex 2 have one USB 3.0 port.

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Quite Dim Display Brightness

The display brightnesss of 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex 2 range from 200 cd/m² to 6,500 cd/m². The Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly dim display brightness (only 220 candellas per square meter) compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex 2

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this 2 in 1 laptop was released.

Average Processor Frequency

With a processor frequency of 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex 2 has a fairly average processor frequency compared to most of the other similar spec notebook PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed notebook PCs currently available including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

If this laptop processor frequency is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Yoga[plb_2680820_price] (1.8GHz) which also has a higher rating.

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Specification

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Processor Series
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Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
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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
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
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Intel Visual Technology
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USB Version
Maximum Internal Memory
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User Reviews

(110)
Reviewed 14 July 2015 by Douggy Fresh

Bought this for a birthday present. Got the i7/SSD option has the previous moaning was about just how long Windows takes to boot up - No problem now. Got the 32gb little bit overkill but that was... Read more…

Reviewed 13 July 2015 by Amazon Customer

This laptop is very powerful for playing games online with minimal lag on the highest graphics. Every click is instant, even when opening files due to the SDD. As soon as you press "on",... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Ewoud Botha
(Verified Purchase)

Good kit, great machine. Worth getting this.

Reviewed 5 July 2015 by Wendyj
(Verified Purchase)

This is my first laptop as I have usually worked on desktops apart from tablets. The touch screen is slightly unresponsive compared to my cheap tablet. I find the 15.6" screen rather too small... Read more…

Reviewed 4 July 2015 by John Baldacchino
(Verified Purchase)

I had to put PVC tape to hold screen panel fixed, built is not sturdy.

Reviewed 2 July 2015 by M. Gajic
(Verified Purchase)

If you manage to get it for under 600

Reviewed 1 July 2015 by Sophia
(Verified Purchase)

It's a great laptop, works great, I love the touch screen! Good size for working from home and small enough to travel with.
Cons: all the screws in the bottom have fallen out. It's not a huge... 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 27 June 2015 by ITCol
(Verified Purchase)

Took a while to get to grips with using a touchscreen device with windows 8.1 but now it works well. The Lenovo does not have the solid feel of my last two Toshiba laptops hence the 4 stars. It... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Props where it's due, the is fast. Works efficiently and fairly quietly. Does start to hear up a bit once in heavy use and fan is audible but the job still gets done.

Looks nice but the... Read more…

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers apple 1tb8, apple 1tb8g, apple flex2, apple i55200, apple 1tb8gb, apple flex2p, lenovo gt840, apple flex2pr, lenovo gt840m, apple i55200u, lenovo i55200, lenovo i55200u, apple flex2pro, lenovo 80k80000, lenovo 80k80000u, lenovo 80k80000uk
Barcodes 00888772165260, 00888772347987, 00888772428686, 00888965124401

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