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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15

Specifications

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15Notebook: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15
Processor: Intel Core i5 4210U
Graphics Adapter: Intel HD Graphics 4400 2048 MB
Display: 15.6 inch, 16:9, 1920x1080 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.608kg
Price: 599 euro
Average Score: 71.75% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 60%, performance: 68%, features: 56%, display: 80% mobility: 70%, workmanship: 67%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 84%

Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15

74% Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Notebook Review | Notebookcheck
Flexibility on a budget. Lenovo's expansive Flex lineup continues with the updated 15.6-inch model in time for the back-to-school season. We check out both the chassis and performance to see if this inexpensive touchscreen notebook is an improvement over first generation Flex models.
60% A Step Up from the First Flex
Source: Digital Versus English
With the 15" Flex 2, Lenovo has made a slightly better machine than the original Flex. The display is a tad better and has higher resolution, but still has a way to go. It's also nice to have a DVD drive this time around. On the whole, the Flex 2 is a decent, enjoyable laptop for productivity and lightweight multimedia usage, aided in part by its handy "stand" mode.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 09/19/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
60% One-trick laptop: Lenovo’s Flex 2 is a bargain that bends backward
Source: PC World English
The Flex 2 holds some appeal to people on a budget who want a portable with a good-sized display for limited travel (perhaps a home-to-office commute) and routine business tasks. Real travelers should seek out a laptop with better battery life, 5GHz Wi-Fi, and a better display.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/15/2014
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Lenovo Flex 2 15
Source: Computer Shopper English
The biggest plus, of course, is the flexibility to flip the system into stand mode when the mood strikes you. This big-screen laptop has a trick or two up its sleeve to make it more useful than a typical desktop replacement. And the price is surprisingly affordable.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/09/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo Flex 2 15
Source: Comp Reviews English
If you happen to use your laptop frequently for watching video, the Lenovo Flex 2 design can be useful for setting it down on a table or lap for easy watching. The high resolution display is also great because of its wide viewing angles and bright colors. While it may not be as flexible at the convertible Yoga, it is much more affordable and offers a DVD burner that many systems are dropping.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/20/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Flex 2 (15-Inch)
Source: PC Mag English
With its affordable, under-$700 price and abundance of handy features, including touch capability, the Lenovo Flex 2 succeeds in reaching the sweet spot for a desktop-replacement laptop. Because of its size, you'll likely keep this system in a semi-permanent place (preferably near a power outlet), which means the relatively short battery life isn't that big of a deal. It's fast for general and multimedia tasks, and is an effective entertainment PC, with its high-resolution display and DVD drive. The Lenovo Flex 2 (15-inch) replaces the Dell Latitude 13 Education Series as our Editors' Choice for entry-level desktop-replacement laptops.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/13/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
70% Lenovo Flex 2 15
Source: Laptop Mag English
For $600, the Lenovo Flex 2 gives you dependable performance, a smattering of handy apps and a crisp, 1080p display. You'll also get very loud (albeit harsh) speakers and a comfy keyboard. However, the battery doesn't last as long as I'd like on a charge, and while stand mode is nice, a hybrid without a tablet mode feels incomplete.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/11/2014
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Lenovo Flex 2 15
Source: Digital Trends English
No one should buy the Lenovo Flex 2 15 because of its trick hinge. Yes, getting the keyboard out of the touchscreen’s way can be useful, but it’s a minor convenience we think many owners will try once and promptly forget about. Windows 8.1 isn’t a great touch operating system, so using the touchscreen alone is rarely practical.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/06/2014
Rating: Total score: 80%
Lenovo's budget laptop falls apart at the seams
Source: Techradar English
As a budget machine, the Lenovo Flex 2 15 offers some very big pluses where many others falter. Users won't find many other $700 transforming notebook options, let alone ones with a 1080p screen. The Acer Aspire R7 comes closest with it's head turning design. If you can find the room in your budget and still want a transforming notebook, I highly suggest getting a Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro instead. The build quality is leagues better, and while the 13-inch screen is smaller, it sports a much higher 3,200 x 1,800 resolution.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 08/04/2014
Rating: price: 60% performance: 70% features: 50% workmanship: 60%

Foreign Reviews

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 – совершенствуя свои возможности
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN
Positive: Excellent viewing angles of the display; pretty decent speakers; ergonomic and practical keyboard; decent performance. Negative: Low display brightness.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/06/2014
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex2 15''
Source: Itsvet HR→EN
Compared to the classic 15.6" laptops in this category, Flex2 15" has a couple of advantages; one is an excellent Full HD IPS display and other is a practical hinge that allows rotating the lid up to 300 degrees. Performance is no surprise at all and Flex2 15" has a good performance for the average users that will not use too many demanding applications and games. If you want a laptop that can be used in a tent and a stand position, Flex2 is one of the models that should be taken into account. If not, there are many interesting models in this price range.
Positive: Flexible design, laptop, stand and tent site; excellent FHD touch screen. Negative: Reflective screen; poor keyboard; mediocre performance.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/24/2014

Comment

Model:

The Lenovo Flex 2 (15.6 inch) is a dual-mode touchscreen laptop. As suggested in the name, this laptop has two possible positions: laptop and stand mode. The screen can be flipped 300 degrees to focus on touch applications while in stand mode. The 10-point multi-touch display is optimized for Windows 8.1 and runs smoothly. It is equipped with Intel's dual-core i7 processor, 6 GB of RAM, and 500 GB storage. The Flex 15 has a display resolution of 1366 x 768, which is not as sharp as most users would like. Additionally, the screen's maximum brightness will not be able to handle environments that are too bright. This is further hindered by the glossy reflective screen and the limited viewing angles.

The laptop is only 2.2 cm thick and weights 1.9 kg. It has a sleek black design. Nevertheless it manages to fit three USB ports, an HDMI output, an SD card reader and an Ethernet jack. The interior of the laptop is not too sturdy as it bends and dips when being used. The trackpad is also slightly raised and hinders typing.

The battery life can last for up to 4.5 hours with normal use (web surfing), admittedly shorter than all its competitors. The laptop comes pre-installed with a number of bloatware that may take a while for users to delete in order to clear memory and RAM.

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.


4210U: Haswell-based ULV dual-core processor clocked at 1.7 GHz with Turbo Boost support up to 2.7 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.


2.608 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 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 %

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71.75%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.


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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2014-08- 9 (Update: 2014-08- 9)