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

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 1.7GHz 4GB Jan 2015
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15 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This notebook PC supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Four Total Number of SATA Connectorss

The Lenovo Flex is a four total number of SATA connectors portable PC. Most of the other laptops that have been around for more than a year only have between two and three total number of SATA connectorss.

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Lenovo Has Good Reviews for Its Portable PCs

Lenovo 2 in 1 laptops have good reviews on average and across all notebook PCs Lenovo is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of similar spec laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex range from 600MHz to 1,200MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 930MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,000 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago.

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Has a Front Camera

The Lenovo Flex has a front camera. Most of the other portable PCs that have been around for more than a year also have a front camera.

Alternative notebook PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The Lenovo Flex supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most notebook PCs of this spec and age. Most similar spec notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. This notebook PC also 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 amongst all 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

The worst supported memory clock speeds supported by processor amongst comparable types of portable PC is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The Lenovo Flex has a better processor family than most 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to it. This notebook PC has an Intel Core i5 processor family, whereas most notebook PCs of this age and type have an Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family. The worst processor family of all 2 in 1 laptops that are a similar age to the Flex is Intel Atom and the best is Intel Core i7-4xxx.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Display Resolution

This notebook PC has a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found display resolution on 2 in 1 laptops that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Quite Long Battery Life (max)

The average battery life (max) of notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex is 8.2h. The Lenovo Flex has one of the longer battery life (max)s (9 hours) amongst similar spec portable PCs of this age.

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HD HD Type

The HD type of this portable PC is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

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L3 Processor Cache

This notebook PC has a L3 processor cache, which is the most frequently found processor cache on laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n Wi-Fi Standards

The Lenovo Flex has a better Wi-Fi standard than most 2 in 1 laptops that were released around the same time as it. This notebook PC has an 802.11n wi-Fi standards, whereas most similar spec portable PCs that are a comparable age to it have an 802.11g wi-Fi standards. In addition, this portable PC has an 802.11b wi-Fi standards.

This portable PC's Wi-Fi standard (802.11n) is in fact the best Wi-Fi standard amongst all notebook PCs of a comparable age and type to the Flex.

An 802.11a wi-Fi standards is the worst Wi-Fi standard amongst similar types of portable PC.

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Two USB 2.0 Ports Quantitys

The Lenovo Flex is a two USB 2.0 ports quantity portable PC.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Lenovo Flex has a touchscreen, as do most of the other laptops of a comparable type and age to the Flex.

We compared this portable PC to all the other notebook PCs with a touchscreen and we think the Acer Switch 10[plb_2313497_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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10 Mbit/s Ethernet LAN Data Rates

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

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

At only 200 megahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter base frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched around the same time as the Flex. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of 2 in 1 laptops that were released one year ago is 200MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys of 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex range from 1.7GB to 16GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 11GB. When compared to other notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the Flex that we have checked, the Lenovo Flex's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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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 comparable spec notebook PCs that have been available for more than a year also do not have a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of alternative laptops which also have a full-size keyboard that you might also want to consider including the DELL XPS 12[plb_2396801_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only HDD Storage Media

The Lenovo Flex has a better storage medium than most comparable spec portable PCs that have been available for more than a year. This Lenovo notebook PC has an HDD storage media, whereas most portable PCs that are a similar age to 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 portable PC's storage medium (HDD) is in fact the worst storage medium across all comparable spec notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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

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Heavy

With a weight of 2 kilograms, the Lenovo Flex is one of the heavier portable PCs of a similar age and type to the Flex amongst 2 in 1 laptops of this age. Across all the 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for a comparable time to the Flex the weights range from 0.88g to 3.8kg.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

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

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5 Other reasons to consider the Lenovo Flex

Released Over Two Years Ago

This laptop has been on the market for over two years.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The Lenovo Flex has a relatively typical total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that are a comparable age to the Flex.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the Lenovo Flex has a fairly average internal memory compared to most of the other laptops of this spec and age.

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Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 14 inches, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that have been around for more than a year.

If this portable PC display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Lenovo Flex 2 15[plb_3099424_price] (15.6") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Processor Frequency

At 1.7 gigahertz, the Lenovo Flex has a relatively typical processor frequency compared to most of the other 2 in 1 laptops that were launched more than a year ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 1.7GHz processor clock speed portable PCs currently available including the DELL Inspiron 13[plb_2729756_price] which has better reviews.

If this Lenovo notebook PC processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the Samsung ATIV Smart PC Pro[plb_2752374_price] (1.8GHz) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

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Processor Threads
Processor Boost Frequency
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Processor Memory Clock Speed
Processor Memory Type
Conflict Free Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Processor Lithography
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Slots Version
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Processor Codename
Processor Series
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ECC Supported by Processor
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Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Compatible Memory Cards
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Hard Drive Size
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
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Display
Display Diagonal
Display Resolution
Touchscreen
Touchscreen Type
Touch Technology
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Full HD
LED Backlight
Display Surface
HD Type
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On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
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Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
LightScribe
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Number of Built-In Speakers
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera Resolution
Front Camera
Networking
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
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USB 3.0 Port
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Numeric Keypad
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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
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
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Intel FDI Technology
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel TSX-NI
Intel ME Firmware Version
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Intel® Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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CPU Configuration (max)
UART
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel® Smart Cache
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
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Battery
Battery Life (max)
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Weight & Dimensions
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Power Cord Included
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Intel Visual Technology
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(39)
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?...

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…

4 July 2015

The Lenovo Flex 3 11-inch is a decent convertible for casual use. It offers basic performance that is mainly suitable for browsing the web, playing some not so demanding games or writing. The...

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User Reviews

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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 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…

Reviewed 1 February 2016 by Steph
Steph would recommend the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11 Series (Verified Purchase)

I bought this laptop without doing much research because I needed a laptop quickly to start organizing data and photographs for my recently flooded home. I loved the size, the fact that it can... Read more…

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