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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

alaTest has collected and analyzed 313 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. People really like the portability and design. The price and usability also get good reviews, whereas many are negative about the image quality and screen.

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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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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

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. People are impressed by the portability and price. The design and usability also get good reviews. Some have doubts about the reliability and image quality, while views are divided on the screen.

performance, usability, design, price, portability

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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

Sep, 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

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Rear camera: No

Display

Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
HD type:Full HD / HD+ / No
Panel Type:IPS

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:No / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.74 / 2
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 DirectX version:12
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon HD 8000 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI

Keyboard

Island-style keyboard: Yes
Keyboard backlit: Yes

Networking

4G: No

Ports & interfaces

Total number of SATA connectors:2 / 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:10 / 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 / DDR3L-SDRAM, LPDDR3-SDRAM
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
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
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Active Management Technology version:9.5
Intel Clear Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel ME Firmware Version:9.5
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Smart Connect Technology version:1.00
Intel Smart Response Technology version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP): No
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x): Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):No / Yes
Intel® OS Guard: No
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: No
Processor ARK ID:75107 / 75459 / 75460 / 75608
Processor package size:40
UART: Yes

Security

Cable lock slot type:Kensington
Password protection: Yes

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:500