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Despite the low price, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 is not a stunner

Despite the low price, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 is not a stunner
Despite the low price, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 is not a stunner
A small, affordable convertible that does not have a fan sounds like a good second laptop or a recommendable notebook for schoolchildren, but the impression is deceptive: To push the price down, the manufacturer makes too many compromises with the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05.

Everybody loves them, the price-performance champions. Inexpensive and well-equipped, that is the formula that generates huge sales numbers in the laptop market. But this concept also has its limits, because it is difficult to push the price below a certain level.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05 is not only a very affordable, but also a compact, fanless convertible laptop. These properties make it interesting for certain customers: As a second laptop to use on the couch or in bed, for example, or as an inexpensive tool for schoolchildren and students.

However, there is a catch: the inner values of the Lenovo laptop. The Lenovo Flex 3 sports a processor based on Intel's "Gemini Lake", the latest iteration of the Intel Atom. That's not the only problem: The Lenovo notebook only has 4 GB of RAM and, worse, 64 GB of eMMC storage. The latter is extremely restrictive, since you cannot retrofit an SSD. Lenovo removes the SSD slot from models that are not already shipped with an SSD.

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 3 11IGL05 may be cheap, but it does not offer a good price-performance ratio. The compact Lenovo laptop is not completely uninteresting, but in our detailed review we finally come to the conclusion that the tested model should not be bought.

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Benjamin Herzig, 2020-07- 4 (Update: 2020-07- 2)