Visit our Business Solutions website >>

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 440 reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15. 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 really like the design and portability. The price and usability also get good feedback, but reviews are divided on the screen. There are some negative opinions about the image quality.

performance, usability, price, portability, design

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 440 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

Showing 224 review(s)

Expert Reviews User Reviews

Disclaimer:

Below is a list of reviews for this or similar products. If you think this grouping is wrong please click here to flag.
Read more on our FAQ’s page.
Showing 1 - 104 of 224 Show Reviews: in English | in other languages (161)

Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive views about the sound and image quality.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

image quality, sound

83% 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 - Red (Intel Celeron 2955u 1.4GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, Integrated Intel Graphics, Bluetooth, Camera, NLenovo Flex 14D 14-inch Touchscreen Laptop - Black/Silver (AMD E1-2100 1 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Webcam, BT, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1)Lenovo Flex 14 14-inch Touchscreen Convertible Notebook (Black) - (Intel Core i3 1.7GHz, 4GB RAM, 500GB HDD, BT, Webcam, Integrated Graphics, Windows

Feb, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 / Flex 15 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the keyboard and price. The portability and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the image quality.

performance, usability, portability, price, keyboard

image quality

86% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Laptop (59387570)Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 15.6-Inch Touchscreen Ultrabook (59385700)

Feb, 2016

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: Michael Wall (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 Review

 

The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 offers a small portion of the utility afforded on the Yoga at a more affordable price.

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: 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: An inexpensive IdeaPad that's not quite a Yoga

 

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: Josh Fields (reviewed.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15

 

A rock-solid laptop for work or play—as long as you have an outlet nearby.

Feb, 2014

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

Expert review by: Chip Chick (chipchick.com)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 Review – The Poor Man’s Yoga

 

When it comes to form factors, the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 isn't quite as versatile as the Yoga 11S and Yoga Pro, but it's still quite versatile for its size and price range. Furthermore, its stand mode is convenient for impromptu presentations, movie...

Great build quality for its price range, excellent battery life, innovative dual-mode design with stand mode and touchscreen, excellent tactile keyboard with numeric keypad, lightweight for a 15.6” display size, plenty of ports, excellent Dolby powered...

Display is mediocre, doesn’t fold all the way down into a tablet like the Yoga series does, webcam gets the job done – but its colors are dull

Dec, 2013

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: 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
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4200 Mobile series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel TSX-NI: Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor package size:40

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD