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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501 (IdeaPad Flex Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 14.0 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 1.85kg
Price: $749 USD, ~699 euro
Average Score: 65.08% - average
Average of 12 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 20%, performance: 69%, features: 64%, display: 76% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 68%, ergonomy: 70%, emissions: 90%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14-59395501

76% Review Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Notebook | Notebookcheck
A flexible solution. The Flex 14 is essentially a low-cost alternative to the well-known Yoga series. Starting at just $479, it certainly has the looks and design of a notebook at twice the value. Looks aren't everything of course, and we find out in this review just how well the Flex 14 can perform.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Convertible Ultrabook Review: An Affordable Convertible
Source: PC Perspective English
Between the Yoga line, the ThinkPad Twist, and the ThinkPad Helix, Lenovo’s been targeting all quadrants of the convertible spectrum pretty ferociously. Now, with the introduction of the IdeaPad Flex 14, there’s yet another option available, and with its purpose in mind, it succeeds. Thanks to the Flex, for (far) less dough than a comparable Yoga, you can still score a capable convertible Ultrabook that doesn’t break the bank.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/08/2013
Lenovo Flex 14
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Lenovo Flex 14 offers Windows 8 convertible goodness to the mid-priced market. The challenge is that this is an increasingly crowded space with ASUS, HP and Dell encroaching. The Flex brings its sturdy and shape-shifting hinge to the table, but that only goes so far since you lose the Yoga's tablet and narrower tent modes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2013
60% Lenovo Flex 14
Source: Mobile Tech Review English
The Lenovo Flex 14 offers Windows 8 convertible goodness to the mid-priced market. The challenge is that this is an increasingly crowded space with ASUS, HP and Dell encroaching. The Flex brings its sturdy and shape-shifting hinge to the table, but that only goes so far since you lose the Yoga's tablet and narrower tent modes.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 review: A consumer-oriented convertible laptop
Source: PC World English
The Flex 14 makes a good first impression—it has the sleek black soft-touch case we’ve seen on other recent Lenovo laptops—but the island chiclet keys lack the subtle sculpting found on more expensive Lenovos, and they feel somewhat mushy.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/27/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14
Source: Wired Magazine English
WIRED: Overall good performance, and exceptional battery life. Sturdy chassis. Dragon Assistant comes preinstalled, so you can you navigate by voice (but not dictate memos). Solid audio. TIRED: Half-baked hinge design. Rickety touchpad. Rotten viewing angles, a low resolution, and a dim LCD will have you rubbing your eyes.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14
Source: Computer Shopper English
How much is 60 degrees worth to you? The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 is a lower-cost and less flexible version of the company's popular IdeaPad Yoga$1,099.00 at Lenovo convertible.Even if you don't think you'll rotate its screen back 300 degrees and use the touch-screen stand mode, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 is a contender among budget laptops.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14
Source: IT Reviews English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 takes Lenovo’s concept pioneered in the IdeaPad Yoga 11S ($999) and Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13, and gives us the 75% version: The screen doesn’t swing all the way around. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 doesn't have as full a screen swing as of the IdeaPad Yoga family, nor as much of the latter's utility.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/30/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 finds itself awkwardly in the middle: it fails to match the utility offered by the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga and other convertible notebooks, but it's also more expensive than most competing standard notebooks. Users who don't mind paying a bit more will receive some added utility form the Flex 14, but that money can likely be put to better use on other devices if you don't need an all-in-one solution.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 20% performance: 60% features: 70% workmanship: 60%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14
Source: PC Mag English
The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 has innovation, a responsive touch screen, and battery life on its side. However, for only 80 dollars more you can get the whiz-bang mid-priced EC Asus N550JV-DB72T, with its large 1080p screen, Core i7 performance with Nvidia 3D graphics and a subwoofer. In terms of portability, the entry-level Dell Inspiron 14R-5437 lasts almost two more hours and still has a touch screen. Though the Dell 14R-5437's screen doesn't flip around like it does on the Flex 14, the extra $350 in your pocket will assuage that possible envy point. If you really like the IdeaPad Flex 14's swinging screen, check out the similarly priced IdeaPad Yoga 13 or other flipping convertible laptops soon to come.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% Lenovo Flex 14 Review
Source: Ubergizmo English
The Flex 14 has some nice specs, battery life and webcam, but considering its weight and how limited its use outside of being just an ultrabook is, we think Lenovo provided a good notebook with a less interesting secondary use. We think you’ll only get full use out of the Flex 14 if you happen to require something as specific as an ultrabook that can have its display extend to an extreme length.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/28/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
70% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Review
Source: Digital Trends English
Lenovo’s Flex is a compromised laptop, but not because of the 300-degree hinge, which serves its purpose of making touch use more convenient. The problems are more traditional issues which have plagued budget laptops for years: display, touchpad, materials. In short, the Flex is affordable, but it feels cheap, and constantly reminds the user that they received what they paid for.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/11/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
60% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Review
Source: Laptop Mag English
First the good: the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 offers solid performance and graphics along with above-average battery life. This notebook also boasts fast boot and transfer times and surprisingly good audio. However, the Flex doesn't offer the versatility of the Yoga.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
75% An inexpensive IdeaPad that's not quite a Yoga
Source: CNet English
Lenovo tries something new with the semi-hybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5 laptop, even without the gimmicks.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/08/2013
Rating: Total score: 75% performance: 80% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 14
Source: ITespresso German DE→EN
Positive: all-purpose-notebook; chic design; amply keyboard layout; low weight
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/03/2014
Ultrabook mit zwei Gesichtern
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: attractive price; high everyday life capability; flexible touchscreen
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/16/2013
这次只有300° 联想Flex14翻转超极本评测
Source: PC Online.com.cn zh-CN→EN
Positive: High quality; new platform; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/21/2013

Comment

Intel HD Graphics 4400:

ULV integrated GPU (GT2) with 20 EUs found on certain Haswell CPU models.

Modern games should be playable with these graphics cards at low settings and resolutions. Casual gamers may be happy with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


4200U:

Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.6 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.6 GHz. Offers an integrated HD Graphics 4400 and a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.0":

Above all, this display size is used for subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles. For all three types, this size is quite large. The biggest variety of subnotebooks is represented with this size.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


1.85 kg:

This weight is typical for very big tablets, subnotebooks, ultrabooks and convertibles with a 11-13 inch display-diagonal.


Lenovo: Lenovo Group Limited is China's largest and the world's fourth largest personal computer manufacturer. Lenovo produces desktops, laptops, servers, handheld computers, imaging equipment, and mobile phone handsets. Lenovo also provides information technology integration and support services, and its QDI unit offers contract manufacturing. Its executive headquarters are located in China and USA. It is incorporated in Hong Kong. Lenovo was formed in 1984 as a spin-off of the Chinese Academy of Sciences new technology unit. The company initially began as a reseller, distributor and later CM for foreign brands, including IBM, entering the Chinese market. In 1990, Lenovo started to manufacture its own PCs and by 1997 became the market leader in China. In 2004, Lenovo bought IBM’s PC business for $1.25billion. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Lenovo reviews


65.08%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-10-15 (Update: 2013-10-15)