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

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2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.6GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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15 Reasons For

Lenovo Has Good Notebook PC Reviews

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

12 Maximum Number of PCI Express Laness

The Lenovo Flex is a 12 maximum number of PCI Express lanes portable PC.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera, as do most of the other notebook PCs of this type and age.

We compared all the other portable PCs with a front camera to this notebook PC and we think because of it's better review score, the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] is also worth considering.

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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 similar spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The shortest battery life (max) of notebook PCs of this type and age is 3.7h and the longest is 19h. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly long battery life (max) (9 hours) compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were released more than two years ago.

If this portable PC battery life (max) is too short for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Helix[plb_2664277_price] (10h) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as the Flex the total storage capacitys range from 16GB to 1.1TB. With a total storage capacity of 500 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Big Display Diagonal

Laptops that have been around for around the same time as the Flex have display diagonals of between 8.9" and 16". The Lenovo Flex has a fairly big display diagonal (14 inches) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

This portable PC has an 802.11b|802.11g|802.11n wi-Fi standards, which is the most commonly found wi-Fi standards on comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

Most notebook PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex have between one and two USB 2.0 ports quantitys, including the Lenovo Flex which has two USB 2.0 ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other portable PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a similar time to the Flex the maximum internal memorys range from 2GB to 16GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 7.7GB.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Flex has a touchscreen. Most of the other notebook PCs of a similar type and age to the Flex also have a touchscreen.

There are a number of other laptops with a touchscreen currently available which you might want to consider including the Toshiba U920t[plb_1453648_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

At 3 megabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the Flex. The smallest processor cache of 2 in 1 laptops that were released more than two years ago is 1MB and the biggest is 4MB.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)

With a battery capacity (Watt hours) of 48 watt-hours, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly big battery capacity (Watt hours) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for around the same time as the Flex. The smallest battery capacity (Watt hours) of notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex is 21Wh and the biggest is 2,800Wh.

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AC Cables Included

This portable PC has an AC cables included, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

This portable PC ethernet LAN data rates, which is typical of many 2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Only Not Supported HD Type

The HD type of this notebook PC is Not supported, which is the most frequently found HD type on laptops of a comparable type and age to it.

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

The Lenovo Flex is a one USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity laptop. Most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that came out more than two years ago have between one and two USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The Lenovo Flex has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter base frequencys (only 200 megahertz) amongst comparable spec laptops of this age. 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex have on-board graphics adapter base frequencys of between 200MHz and 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 280MHz.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the Flex range from 1.7GB to 16GB. The Lenovo Flex has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys (only 1.74 gigabytes) amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age.

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Does Not Have a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other notebook PCs of this age and type, the Lenovo Flex does not have a full-size keyboard.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Flex has a better storage medium than most similar spec laptops that came out around the same time as it. This Lenovo notebook PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most portable PCs of this age and spec 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 notebook PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that have been available for a comparable time to the Flex.

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

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Only 1366 X 768 Pixels Display Resolution

This portable PC has a display resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which is the most frequently found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Heavy

The Lenovo Flex is one of the heavier laptops of a comparable age and spec to the Flex (2 kilograms) amongst comparable spec portable PCs of this age. The average weight of laptops of this spec and age is 1.7kg, and the weights range from 580g to 20kg.

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Quite Small Internal Memory

2 in 1 laptops that came out around the same time as the Flex have internal memorys of between 1GB and 12GB. The Lenovo Flex has a fairly small internal memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other notebook PCs of a comparable age and spec to the Flex.

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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2 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this portable PC was released.

Average Processor Frequency

At 1.6 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly standard processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Frequency
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
L3 Cache
Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configurations
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
ECC Supported by Processor
FSB Parity
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Form Factor
Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
Card Reader Integrated
Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
Aspect Ratio
3D
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Speaker Power
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera Resolution (numeric)
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
3G
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DVI Port
HDMI Ports Quantity
VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Number of SATA III Connectors
Total Number of SATA Connectors
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Windows Keys
Keyboard Layout
Pointing Device
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
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
Intel Active Management Technology Version
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel® Insider™
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Supported Instruction Sets
Processor Code
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Embedded Options Available
Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Smart Connect Technology Version
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Capacity (Watt Hours)
Number of Battery Cells
Battery Technology
Power
AC Adapter Input Voltage
AC Adapter Frequency
Security
Password Protection
Fingerprint Reader
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Data
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Power Cord Included
Manual
Other Features
64-Bit Computing
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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Expert Reviews

(82)
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

(395)
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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