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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15-59393845

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15-59393845Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15-59393845 (IdeaPad Flex Series)
Processor: Intel Core i5 4200U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1366x768 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.2kg
Price: 700 euro
Average Score: 63% - average
Average of 3 scores (from 4 reviews)
price: 83%, performance: 67%, features: 83%, display: - % mobility: - %, workmanship: 83%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15-59393845

66% A desktop replacement really only has to get two things right: power and price.
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Here, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 nails it. All configurations have a fourth-generation Core i processor, and they are available for as little as $529 to $799 as of this writing – well below the MSRP. With this in mind, it’s easy to overlook the glossy display and questionable build. It’s also easy to give Lenovo a pass for Stand mode. It takes nothing away from the overall product, and some users might actually find it useful.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/29/2014
Rating: Total score: 66%
40% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15
Source: Digital Versus English
The IdeaPad Flex 15 is an affordable touchscreen convertible laptop that switches into Stand Mode to become part-tablet, part-laptop. It's a great concept that Lenovo has already used on the Yogas and Yoga Pros, but here it's gone to waste due to an utterly catastrophic display (low brightness, low contrast, exaggerated colours...)
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/02/2014
Rating: Total score: 40%
83% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 review
Source: PC Pro English
For a laptop that makes such a striking first impression, the IdeaPad Flex 15 doesn’t quite fulfil its potential. The design is lovely, and the combination of power and stamina is unusual for a budget model, but we can’t help wishing Lenovo could have found room for a better-quality display. Still, that’s a complaint we’d level at pretty much every budget laptop we’ve seen in recent years – ultimately, an improved display would only transform the Lenovo from good to great. At this price, the IdeaPad Flex 15 remains a budget laptop to be reckoned with.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/10/2013
Rating: Total score: 83% price: 83% performance: 67% features: 83% workmanship: 83%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 – Оранжевое Настроение? Легко!
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Good backlit keyboard. Negative: Poor-quality materials; glossy display with low resolution and narrow viewing angles.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/13/2014

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15-59393845 continues Lenovo’s unique flexible laptop concept. Costing about only 450 US dollar, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 is leaning more on the cheaper side. However, that does not mean that it comes with under-par specifications.

The heart of the device is a 4th generation Intel Core i5-4200U with a clock rate of up to 1.6 GHz and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4400 card. In addition, the laptop features  a 500 GB HDD and a 128 GB SSD. Paired with 8 GB RAM, the device will rarely give any issues with casual usage.

Furthermore, the display is also noteworthy. The 15.6 inch HD display supports up to 10 fingers multi-touch and has a resolution of 1368 by 768 pixels. As for connectivity, the device supports 802.11(b,g,n) as well as Bluetooth 4.0. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 also houses the basic ports such as 2 USB ports, 1 audio jack and 1 SD card reader.

All in all, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15-59393845 has all the necessary components to function properly. The price is also reasonably good. If the user is on a tight budget, this laptop can be considered. 

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.


15.6": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. However nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.2 kg: These sub-notebooks weight less than the average of all notebooks, but represent a heavier class of weight among the sub-notebooks. 13 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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


63%: Such a bad rating is rare. There exist hardly any notebooks, which are rated worse.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2013-12-16 (Update: 2013-12-16)