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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and design. The price and usability also get good reviews, but the image quality and screen get negative comments.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the portability and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the screen. Many are less positive about the reliability and image quality.

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79% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Flex 14 14-inch Touch Convertible Laptop - Yellow (Intel Celeron 2955u 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Intel Graphics, Bluetooth, CameraLenovo Flex 14 14-inch Touch Convertible Laptop - Yellow (Intel Celeron 2955u 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Intel Graphics, Bluetooth, Camera

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Allen Ngo (notebookcheck.net)

Review Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Notebook

 

A flexible solution. The Flex 14 is essentially a low-cost alternative to the well-known Yoga series. Starting at just $479, it certainly has the looks and design of a notebook at twice the value. Looks aren't everything of course, and we find out in...

Brushed aluminum, rubberized matte surfaces and glossy plastic all in one!; Fast system performance (for the SSD model); Moderately easy to access internal components; Appealing design for the price; Overall good build quality; Available mSATA slot;...

CPU Turbo Boost is disabled if running on batteries; Brightness not suitable for outdoor use; Attracts fingerprints and grease easily; CPU suffers slightly from throttling; Keyboard keys feel very light; No higher resolution options; Lid quality could...

Great design and feel for a 14-inch notebook starting at just $479.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Lenovo Flex 14 Review

 

Lenovo announced one of its newest notebooks just last month, the Lenovo Flex 14 and Flex 15, which is yet another portable computer in their stable of devices that is able to offer a not-so traditional experience. We've seen the […]

The Flex 14 has some nice specs, battery life and webcam, but considering its weight and how limited its use outside of being just an ultrabook is, we think Lenovo provided a good notebook with a less interesting secondary use. We think you’ll only get...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Yardena Arar (pcworld.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 review: A consumer-oriented convertible laptop

 

This thin-and-light comes with a feature few of its ilk offer: A removable battery.

Removable battery ; Solid benchmark performances ; Very good battery life

Limited storage ; Heavy for a thin-and-light ; No 5GHz Wi-Fi ; Only 100 mbps ethernet

The IdeaPad Flex 14 is a compelling option for consumers and small businesses that want a budget-priced, touch-capable Windows 8 notebook.

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: Christopher Null (wired.com)

Review: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

 

Lenovo has seen the future, and the future is hinges. Or so it thinks.

Overall good performance, and exceptional battery life. Sturdy chassis. Dragon Assistant comes preinstalled, so you can you navigate by voice (but not dictate memos). Solid audio

Half-baked hinge design. Rickety touchpad. Rotten viewing angles, a low resolution, and a dim LCD will have you rubbing your eyes

Nov, 2013

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

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 doesn't quite go all the way for convertible laptop buyers.

Innovative hinge design. Eight hours battery life. 10-point touch screen. Comfortable keyboard. Removable battery.

Screen doesn't flip all the way around. Not a lot of free space on the C: drive. 1,366 by 768 resolution is low

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 has innovation, a responsive touch screen, and battery life on its side. However, for only 80 dollars more you can get the whiz-bang mid-priced EC Asus N550JV-DB72T, with its large 1080p screen, Core i7 performance with...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Review

 

The Lenovo Flex 14 looks to offer a flexible display hinge design at an affordable price point. Is this multi-mode laptop a great family PC? Keep reading to find out.

Strong Performance ; Long Battery Life ; Responsive SSD

Expensive ; Poor Display Quality

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 finds itself awkwardly in the middle: it fails to match the utility offered by the Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga and other convertible notebooks, but it’s also more expensive than most competing standard notebooks.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 review

 

Though powerful and reasonably portable, the Flex is held back by mundane build quality and an awful display.

Lenovo’s Flex is a compromised laptop, but not because of the 300-degree hinge, which serves its purpose of making touch use more convenient. The problems are more traditional issues which have plagued budget laptops for years: display, touchpad,...

Oct, 2013

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

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 offers some of the Yoga's flexibility and long battery life, but you're better off with a cheaper configuration.

Strong performance ; Above-average battery life; Fast SSD; Good audio quality

Low-resolution display for price; Thick backside; Limited usage modes compared with Yoga

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 offers some of the Yoga's flexibility and long battery life, but you're better off with a cheaper configuration.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 review

 

Lenovo's IdeaPad Yoga series is one of the best laptop lines of the past couple of years, and one of the few real standouts of the still-young Windows 8 era. But Yoga systems, with flexible hinges that fold all the way back into a tablet mode, are...

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 is inexpensive for a fourth-gen Core i5 laptop, with a good keyboard and touch pad, and excellent battery life. The 300-degree hinge gives you a second kiosk mode, if you want.

Because the hinge doesn't go back a full 360 degrees, it's not as useful as tabletlike hybrids. The largely plastic body doesn't have that premium IdeaPad feel.

Lenovo tries something new with the semi-hybrid IdeaPad Flex 14. The fold-back hinge is of dubious practical use, as it doesn't fold all the way down into a tablet, but if you pick the right configuration, this is still a good, inexpensive Core i5...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: Steve Schardein (pcper.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Convertible Ultrabook Review: An Affordable Convertible

 

Contortionist PCs are a big deal these days as convertible models take the stage to help bridge the gap between notebook and tablet. But not everyone wants to drop a grand on a convertible, and not everyone wants a 12-inch notebook, either. Meanwhile,...

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2
Speaker Power:1 / 1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:32 / 45 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):32 / 45 / 48
Battery life (max):6 / 9
Battery Technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) / Nickel-Oxyhydroxide (NiOx)
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Rear camera:N
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Blue / Black, Grey / Black, Orange / Black, Silver / Black, Yellow / Brown / Grey / Red / Yellow
Form Factor:Convertible (Fold-back screen)
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook / Ultrabook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:200
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1600 x 900 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / Not supported
LED backlight: Yes
Panel Type:IPS
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y / Yes
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Energy Management

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65 / 90
Power auto-sensing: Yes

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Discrete graphics adapter model:No / NVIDIA GeForce 820M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 720M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
Maximum Resolution:1920 x 1200
Number of discrete graphics adapters installed:1
Number of discrete graphics adapters supported:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
On-board graphics adapter: 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:AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 8210 / Intel HD Graphics / Intel HD Graphics 4400 / Intel® HD Graphics 4400
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3

Keyboard

Full-size keyboard: Yes
Island-style keyboard:Y
Keyboard backlit:Y
Keyboard language:German
Keyboard Layout:QWERTZ
Keyboard type:QWERTZ
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:4 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:10 / 16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 1 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G: No
4G:N
4G WiMAX: No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network: No
Ethernet LAN:N / Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN connection:No / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100 / 10,100,1000 / 100,1000
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi data rate (max):300
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Operational Conditions

Operating altitude:0 - 95984.3
Operating relative humidity (H-H):8 - 95
Operating relative humidity range:8 - 95
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating temperature range (T-T):5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):5 - 95
Storage relative humidity range:5 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):5 - 43
Storage temperature range (T-T):5 - 43

Optical Drive

LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD±R / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

64-bit computing: Yes
Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled:No / Yes
AC adapter included:N / Y
Cables included:AC / Yes
Manual:No / Yes
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Combo headphone/mic port: Yes
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: No
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:No / Yes
Number of SATA III connectors:2 / 4
S/PDIF out port: No
SmartCard slot: No
Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 4
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.0 ports quantity:1
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter frequency:50/60
AC adapter input voltage:100 - 240
AC adapter power:45 / 65
Power auto-sensing:Y

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
L3 cache:3
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM70 Express / Intel HM77 Express / Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x2,1x4,4x1 / 1x4, 2x4 / 1x4, 4x1 / 2x4 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:2955U / 3556U / 3558U / E1-2100 / i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4500U
Processor boost frequency:2.6 / 2.7 / 3
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor cores:2
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD E / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Celeron® / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:2955U / 3556U / 3558U / E1-2100 / i3-4010U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4500U
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Celeron Processor 2000 series for Mobile / Intel Core i3-4000 Mobile series / Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series / Intel Core i7-4500 Mobile series / Intel Pentium 3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168
Processor threads:2 / 4
Stepping:C0 / D0
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:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology:No / Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N / No / Y
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID:No / Yes
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:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Insider:No / Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology:No / Yes
Intel Matrix Storage Technology:No / Yes
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N / No / Y
Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:No / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:N / No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / Y
Intel® Smart Cache:Y
Intel® Smart Response Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N / Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:No / Yes
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 75608 / 76621 / 78945 / 81016
Processor code:SR16Q / SR16Y / SR16Z / SR170 / SR1E8 / SR1EF
Processor package size:40 / 40 x 24 x 1.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
UART:Y / Yes

Security

Cable lock slot: Yes
Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Fingerprint reader: No
Password protection:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor / Y
Password protection type:BIOS / HDD, Power on, Supervisor
Trusted Platform Module (TPM): No

Software

Drivers included: Yes
Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 8 / Windows 8.1

Storage

Card reader integrated:No / Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400 / 7200
Hard Drive Capacity:320 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400 / 7200
Host interface:mSATA / SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Solid-state drive capacity:128
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:128 / 320 / 500

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.9 / 13.5 / 7.44 / 9.49 / 9.84 / 9.88
Height:0.799 / 0.827 / 0.846 / 0.85 / 1.02
Weight:4.19 / 4.39 / 4.41 / 5.27 / 5.51 / 5.64
Width:10.7 / 13.2 / 13.3 / 13.5 / 15