Lenovo Flex 2 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop (59418273) Grey Review

Lenovo Flex 2 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (59418273) Grey Review

14-inch Lenovo Flex 2 Touchscreen
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Silver Lenovo Flex 2 (59418273) is an affordable 14 inch dual-mode touchscreen ultrabook type computer in notebook and sociable stand modes with a 300 degree folding design and is great for both home entertainment and work. You keep it in normal laptop mode when you need to use the keyboard more- spreadsheets and word processing to improve your productivity and stand mode if you’re watching a movie, chatting on Skype or using more of applications with touch.

Lenovo Flex 2 has the dual core Haswell Intel i5-4210U processor (3MB Cache) at 1.7 GHz base speed that goes up to 2.7 Ghz with Turbo Boost function- more speed when the demanding task requires and less speed for power efficiency and has the Hyper Threading to enable two cores to handle four threads in parallel, generous 8 GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 RAM at 1600MHz for great multitasking and that can be upgraded to a maximum of 16GB, 128 GB Solid-State Drive offering snappier performance and no traditional SATA hard drive and Windows 8.1 operating system that is great to use with a touchscreen. System works very fast overall and starts up from zero quickly thanks to the SSD.

14.0 inch Full HD widescreen IPS display with 1920x1080 pixel maximum screen resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio, a brightness of 220 nits, up to 178 degree viewing angles, touch function that is optimised for Windows 8.1 and that supports multiple gestures of scrolling, rotating and zooming etc. and offers very sharp and clear images. The graphics card is the Intel HD 4400 with shared memory so don’t expect the best gaming performance although it is better than the Intel HD 4000. Sound performance is provided by the Dolby Advanced Audio v2 and two stereo speakers x 1.5W let you enjoy loud, clear, rich and immersive sound for movies, games or songs with reduced distortion and improved quality. You have the HD webcam with built-in microphone, HDMI port to mirror your laptop screen on your large screen HDTV with a single HDMI cable for HD video and sound and a Headphone/Microphone Combo Jack.

Lenovo Flex 2 14-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (59418273) Grey Review
Slim, lightweight and stylish grey Lenovo Flex 2 weighs 4.19 pounds and is 0.88 inch thick (dimensions of 13.5" x 10.04" x 0.88 inches), its 4 cell 2800 mAh Li-Cylinder battery gives you up to 7 hours of battery life, also the Lenovo Energy Manager helps extend the time you spend without recharging, hence improving the durability of battery and it takes less than 3 hours to recharge the battery completely- the CPU has the maximum power consumption (TDP) of 15 watts. It has a comfy and ergonomic AccuType keyboard without a 10-key numpad (unlike the 15.6 inch Lenovo Flex 2 but this one is definitely more portable) but a responsive single piece touchpad without buttons that functions properly. It doesn’t have a DVD Drive but the newer technology and faster 802.11 A/C wireless with much better coverage, Gigabit Ethernet with RJ-45, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x USB 3.0 port for up to 10 times faster data transfers and Bluetooth 4.0.

Conclusion: Lenovo Flex 2 14 inch touchscreen laptop (59418273) is a great looking, budget-friendiy laptop with dual-mode flexibility that doesn’t cost as much as some of the similar dual-mode or convertible type PC laptops, if you need the functionality of two modes and portability (14 inch screen, less than 1 inch thick and 4.2 lbs heavy), power of the Haswell i5 power, and multitasking capability of 8GB RAM. It can be used like a tablet on the stand mode but the display is larger than most tablets and nice to have a FHD display with brilliant image quality and the ability to put it into the 300 degree display mode with its great hinge design. It doesn’t come with a DVD drive but when was the last time you used it and if you need it, you can get one cheaply online during the purchase of this computer. For when things go wrong, you have the option to backup data and recover everything with the OneKey Recovery so you can bounce back from technical problems easily. Lenovo Flex 2 14-inch is a great value for money dual-mode PC laptop that falls into the category of modern computers that definitely give you more than what you pay for.

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