Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10
Average of 4 scores (from 6 reviews)
Reviews for the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 10
Netbook revisited The Lenovo Ideapad Flex 10 is a small, light, low-cost mini-notebook using the latest Baytrail-M entry-level PC platform. A touchscreen is included, USB3.0 too. Can the Flex 10 convince us that this new take on the netbook is going to be successful?
Source: NDTV Gadgets Archive.org version
The Lenovo Flex 10 might be an entry-level device, but it isn't cheap. For the same amount of money, you could get a far more powerful notebook, although you would have to give up the touchscreen and swivel feature. Given a choice between performance and looks, we'd choose performance every time. As it stands, the Lenovo Flex 10 is a fascinating product but not one we can see a strong target market for. It seems like just another Lenovo form-factor experiment. Pick it up if you love the looks and don't think a tablet would suit your needs, but avoid it if you rely on a PC at school, work or home.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% performance: 40% display: 60% mobility: 50% workmanship: 80%
Source: c't - Heft 23/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 11/01/2014
Source: Computer Magazin - Heft 11/2014
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 10/01/2014
Rating: Total score: 85%
Source: Notebook-Center.ru RU→EN Archive.org version
Positive: Good price; transform-able; quite good battery life. Negative: Poor screen with low resolution; hot under load.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/31/2014
Source: Laptopkalauz HU→EN Archive.org version
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/31/2014
Rating: Total score: 73% performance: 50% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 60% emissions: 80%
Source: Itsvet HR→EN Archive.org version
Platform used by IdeaPad Flex 10 is not new, but it is working well: Intel Baytrail-M platform with a 1.46GHz Celeron Dual-Core N2805, 2GB of RAM, integrated Intel HF graphics and a 500GB SATA hard drive will provide good performance. However, it would definitely be a good idea if there were a SSD disk, even a small one, in order to speed up booting time of the system and applications. However, we expected a better autonomy because autonomy of 4hrs for a device of this category is not impressive at all. If the usage of computer does not include playing demanding games, but office work and multimedia, this is a good deal, especially since the operating system is already installed.
Positive: Good performance; great autonomy; passive cooling system. Negative: Low resolution screen.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/11/2014
Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail):
Integrated GPU for tablet and notebook Bay Trail SoCs. Based on the Ivy Bridge GPU with four Execution Units and support for DirectX 11.
Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.
N2806: Soc with an integrated dual core Atom processor clocked at 1.6 - 2.0 GHz and an Intel HD Graphics GPU.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This is a standard display format for tablet computers or small convertibles. You see more on the screen than on a smartphone but you can't use big resolutions well. On the other hand, mobility is not a problem.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Lenovo: Lenovo ("Le" from English legend, novo (Latin) for new) was founded in 1984 as a Chinese computer trading company. As of 2004, the company was the largest laptop manufacturer in China and, after acquiring IBM's PC division in 2005, the fourth largest in the world. In addition to desktops and notebooks, the company manufactures monitors, projectors, servers, etc, and specializes in developing, manufacturing and marketing consumer electronics, personal computers, software, enterprise solutions and related services.
In 2016, the company ranked first in the world in computer sales. It still held it in 2023 with about 23% global market share. Important product lines are Thinkpad, Legion and Ideapad.
In 2011, it acquired a majority stake in Medion AG, a European computer hardware manufacturer. In 2014, Motorola Mobility was purchased, which gave Lenovo a boost in the smartphone market.
72.75%: This rating is poor. More than three quarters of the models are rated better. That is rather not a purchase recommendation. Even if verbal ratings in this area do not sound that bad ("sufficient" or "satisfactory"), they are usually euphemisms that disguise a classification as a below-average laptop.
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