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
Average Score: 74.8% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 5 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.
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%

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.


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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74.8%: 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)