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Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20
alaScore 90

72 reviews

Dec, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and size. The design and price are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the price. The size also gets good opinions.

size, price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Flex 20 19.5 inch All-in-One Desktop PC - Silver (Intel Core i5-44200U 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Wi-Fi, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8Lenovo Flex 20 19.5 inch All-in-One Desktop PC - Silver (Intel Core i5-44200U 1.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Wi-Fi, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20

 

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 is a good portable all-in-one desktop for general users.

Compact portable all-in-one desktop. Good life on battery. Large screen for a portable. Comfy external keyboard.

No HDMI in/Out. No SD card slot. No dual-band Wi-Fi. Screen resolution less than full HD 1080p. Only two USB 3.0 ports. A lot of pre-installed apps.

The Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 is a nicely priced portable all-in-one system, seemingly tailor-made for those folks who really want to try out touch computing, yet need much more computing power or better program compatibility than can be found in a...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Michelle Mastin (pcworld.com)

Lenovo Flex 20 review: This tabletop all-in-one makes too many compromises

 

Giant tablets such as this one promise to revolutionize family game night, but the Flex 20 isn't up to the task.

Solid build quality ; Light weight for an all-in-one with a 19.5-inch display ; Reasonable price tag

Low-resolution display ; A lowly Core i3 is your only CPU choice ; Not enough I/O ports

The Lenovo Flex 20 makes a lot of compromises to achieve its light weight and low price. Most people would be better off saving a little more cash to buy a machine they won’t outgrow so quickly.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo Flex 20 review

 

Add another to the small-but-growing list of tabletop PCs. The Lenovo Flex 20 is a middle-of-the-road, 20-inch battery-powered screen with a kickstand, making it half-tablet, half all-in-one. It's thinner and lighter (at 7.7 pounds) than some of the...

The Lenovo Flex 20 offers a big, battery-powered screen for less than the competition, plus a very handy custom software interface for tabletop mode.

The screen resolution is low, the CPU underpowered, and the battery not very long-lasting.

It costs less than some other tabletop PCs, but the Lenovo Flex 20 can still be a very good family-style household computer if you don't mind the lower-end specs.

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Sherri L. Smith (laptopmag.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 Review

 

Lenovo's IdeaCentre Flex 20 portable all-in-one offers a robust suite of family-friendly entertainment for an affordable price.

Attractive design; Engaging and intuitive Aura interface; Full suite of family-centric apps and games; Fun optional accessories

Display not full HD; Short battery life; No memory card slot

Lenovo's IdeaCentre Flex 20 portable all-in-one offers a robust suite of family-friendly entertainment for an affordable price.

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20 review

 

Lenovo's Flex 20 is not the best implementation of a portable all-in-one design we've yet seen, but it is the only one we've tested with a price tag that makes sense.

Lenovo’s Flex 20 is not the best implementation of a portable all-in-one design we’ve yet seen, but it is the only one we’ve tested with a price tag that makes sense. Dell’s XPS 18 and HP’s Envy Rove, both of which start at almost $1,000, are too...

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Scott Schaen (chipchick.com)

Lenovo Flex 20 All-in-One Review: Small Enough for Train Rides, Big Enough for Desks

 

We love Lenovo for making table PCs a thing! The new Lenovo Flex 20 IdeaCenter is a desktop computer, a tablet, and a table PC all in one. The 19.5” display is a standalone computer with full 10-point multi-touch, integrated battery, and table-top...

Multi-purpose, Price is right, Retractable Stand, Tiltable, Runs Windows 8 64 bit, USB 3.0, Built-in battery, Built-in webcam and speakers, Includes mouse/keyboard/accessories

Using the included wireless mouse leaves just one free USB, Battery could be longer, Lackluster Specs—no upgrades available, No handle or carrying case, No ethernet

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Attractive design, Approachable price, Aura interface shows promise of "table PC" concept

Display comes up short of full HD, Paltry port selection, Poky performance

That said, we recommend the Flex 20 for the table PC curious because it allocates its funds wisely: It doesn't cut corners that detract from its design or utility, or look or feel like a cheap machine. Instead of sacrificing its sleek design and...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Lenovo Flex 20 Review and Ratings

 

The Lenovo Flex 20 is as tempting a "table PC" as you'll find, but questions remain about this convergence concept that tries to be both all-in-one PC and family tablet at once.

Attractive design ; Approachable price ; Aura interface shows promise of "table PC" concept

Display comes up short of full HD ; Paltry port selection ; Poky performance

Thanks to its small, 4-cell battery, the Flex 20 can be unplugged and used for a family game night or Netflix session, as long as your family doesn't engage in epic gaming sessions or

Jan, 2014

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Lenovo IdeaCentre Flex 20

 

The IdeaCentre Flex 20 is another innovative desktop PC/tablet hybrid from Lenovo. It looks just like a standard all-in-one desktop PC, but fold up the stand and unplug the power cord, and you've got a 20-inch tablet.

Sleek design with foldable stand, Accurate & responsive touch screen, Touch-friendly games, apps and Aura interface, Built-in battery

Display isn't 1080p HD, Performance is only average, One USB port is taken by mouse/keyboard wireless adapter

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: expertreviews.co.uk (expertreviews.co.uk)

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 20 review

 

Lenovo's latest all-in-one is compact and potentially quite powerful but we were surprised by its low-resolution screen

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:
Built-in Microphone:No / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Dolby technologies:Dolby Home Theater

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Detachable display:Y
Display brightness:250
Display Diagonal:19.5
Display Resolution:1600 x 900
Full HD: No
HD type:HD+
LED backlight: Yes
Multi-touch: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:90
Battery Capacity:48.48 / 49
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter model: No
Graphics adapter memory type:
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter:Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:8
Memory clock speed:1600
Memory form factor: / DIMM/SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4
Memory slots:1 / 2
Memory slots type:DIMM / SO-DIMM

Multimedia

Built-in camera:No / Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720
Total megapixels:1 / 2
TV tuner integrated: No

Networking

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11n

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Host interface:
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x
SmartCard slot: No
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Lenovo Assistant\nLenovo Companion\nLenovo Rescue System\nLenovo Support
Drivers included: Yes
Keyboard supplied:No / Yes
Mouse included:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

BIOS password: Yes
Placement supported:Horizontal / Horizontal/Vertical
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

Combo headphone/mic port:No / Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:4
S/PDIF out port: No
Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 ports quantity:2

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240 / 120 - 230
AC adapter power:90
Autonomy mode:N / Y
Battery capacity (Watt hours):48.48 / 49
Battery Life:2
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of battery cells:4

Processor

64-bit computing: Yes
Bus type:DMI2
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:12
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM,LPDDR3-SDRAM
PCI Express configurations:1x4, 2x4 / 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 3
Processor cache:3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor code:SR16Z / SR170 / SSSR16Q
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor frequency:1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:4
Stepping:C0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel Active Management Technology: No
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® Insider™: Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):Y
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y
InTru™ 3D Technology: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Z / SR170
Processor package size:40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: Yes
UART:Y

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1
Trial software:McAfee Internet Security 2013 / McAfee LiveSafe

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:500
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1
Storage drive interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD
Total Storage Capacity:500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.799 / 0.807 / 0.827
Height:12.2 / 12.3
Weight:7.69 / 7.72
Width:20 / 20.5