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Lenovo announces the Flex 2 line of laptops

The refresh brings options for higher-end processors, AMD Radeon or NVIDIA GeForce graphics, and HD displays.

First released in 2013, Flex laptops have proven to be a popular choice for PC buyers. One step away from Lenovo’s own Yoga laptops that can flip around all the way to offer a “tablet mode”, the Flex line’s keyboard can rotate up to 300 degrees which provides a stable “stand mode” for touch input. The Flex 2 improves on the previous iteration with a long list of customization options.

Available in both 14- and 15.6-inch models, the Flex 2 features optional Full HD displays (1920 x 1080), up to Intel Core i7 Haswell or AMD A8 processors, NVIDIA GeForce or AMD Radeon R5 M230 discrete graphics, and storage options ranging up to a 1 TB hybrid drive or up to a 256 GB SSD.

Regardless of options, the new laptops will offer Dolby Advanced Audio v2 sound and a 720p webcam. Lenovo is also promising long (as yet unspecified) battery life.

Somewhere between a standard laptop and a hybrid, the Flex 2 looks to have  combined the advantages of both. It offers an extra configuration along with a fairly unrestricted list of of component choices, all while avoiding pushing the prices up too high.

The Flex 2 is expected to launch in June. Prices start at US$799 for the 14-inch model, and US$429 for the 15.6-inch model.

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Craig Munro, 2014-04-17 (Update: 2014-04-17)