Lenovo quietly launches the Flex 10 laptop
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Lenovo's Flex line isn't new, but the 10-inch model recently spotted on the Chinese company's UAE website certainly is. The laptop listed as an “affordable dual-mode notebook” is powered by Intel Bay Trail processors.
The Flex 10 features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 HD touchscreen, Windows 8.1, up to 500 GB of internal storage, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 b/g/n wifi, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, and a 720p webcam.
Processor options include an Intel quad-core Pentium N3510, or one of three Intel Celerons - a quad-core N2910, a dual-core N2810, or a dual-core N2805. The Celeron options come with 2 GB of RAM, while the Pentium has 4 GB.
This is the first netbook sized laptop to benefit from Lenovo's 300 degree hinge which allows the device to be folded back into presentation mode. It is certainly small enough to fit into a bag easily, though at 1.2 kilos (2.64 pounds) it isn't spectacularly light by today's standards. Battery life is also a rather disappointing 4 hours. All in all, the 10 just makes less expensive products like the Asus T100 look even better.
The Flex 10 is available now in the UAE. Prices for the more expensive Pentium model are reported to be around US$562. Possible availability and pricing for other areas have not been announced.