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Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 / Flex 2 15

alaTest has collected and analyzed 580 reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 / Flex 2 15. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Comments about the portability and price are on the whole positive. The screen and performance also get good feedback. The connectivity and touchpad get less positive opinions. There are mixed views on the energy efficiency and durability.

usability, performance, screen, price, portability

keyboard, battery, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 / Flex 2 15 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 2 14 / Flex 2 15

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 165 user reviews of Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 14 / Flex 2 15 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and portability. The price and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the battery. There are some negative views about the connectivity and touchpad.

performance, usability, price, portability, screen

reliability, touchpad, connectivity

80% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Lenovo Flex 2 14-inch Full-HD 1080p Multimode Touchscreen Laptop (Black) - (Intel PDC 3558U, 6 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Integrated Graphics, HDMI, Webcam, BlLenovo Flex 2 14-inch Full-HD 1080p Multimode Touchscreen Laptop (Black) - (Intel PDC 3558U, 6 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD, Integrated Graphics, HDMI, Webcam, Bl

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 15 Notebook Review

 

Flexibility on a budget. Lenovo's expansive Flex lineup continues with the updated 15.6-inch model in time for the back-to-school season. We check out both the chassis and performance to see if this inexpensive touchscreen notebook is an improvement...

1080p IPS touchscreen option, USB 3.0 and optical drive, Backlit AccuType keyboard, Brushed aluminum palm rests and glass edge-to-edge display, Removable panel underneath, No throttling issues, Quiet when idle, 1080p IPS option for very wide viewing...

1080p IPS option is expensive, Weak backlight for outdoor use, Average build quality, Keyboard and touchpad have poor travel and feedback, Li-ion battery can no longer be quickly swapped, Slow hybrid drive, No VGA-out, Removable battery and improved...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Jamison Cush (NotebookReview.com)

Lenovo Flex 2 Review

 

It's hard to make a desktop-replacement laptop standout in a market dominated by gaming rigs, Ultrabooks, and 2-in-1s. But that hasn't stopped the Lenovo Flex 2 15. Its 300-degree hinge stands out, but does this machine have more to offer?

Great value, considering price and processing power ; Large and comfortable keyboard ; Responsive trackpad

Display lid flimsy ; Stand mode just about useless ; Glossy display

A desktop replacement really only has to get two things right: power and price.

Dec, 2014

Expert review by: Nathan Edwards (thewirecutter.com)

The Best Budget Laptop

 

If you need an affordable laptop to use as your everyday computer, we like the IdeaPad Flex 2 14. It's powerful and portable enough to satisfy with a battery that should last you all day. The hinge also bends around 300 degrees so you can use it in a...

There’s no such thing as a great budget laptop, but we think that the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 14 is pretty good in all the right area, which is as close to great as you can get in this price range. If you want one computer for all your computing needs,...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Attractive price, Laptop and stand modes expand its usefulness, Full 1080p touch screen, An optical drive

Bulky and hefty, Merely OK battery life, Stand mode leaves keys exposed on the underside, Low-res Webcam

The biggest plus, of course, is the flexibility to flip the system into stand mode when the mood strikes you. Indeed, we think stand mode is more useful than Lenovo's Yoga machines' full-monty tablet mode: Unlike a detachable, a convertible still...

Sep, 2014

Expert review by: Anupam Saxena (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)

Lenovo Flex 2 14 review: A good multi-mode laptop - The Times of India

 

We try to find out if Lenovo Flex 2 14 is a good mid-range laptop..

- Great build quality ; - Dual-mode ; - Good set of preloaded apps

At a price of Rs 41,990, the Lenovo Flex 2 14 is a good all-rounder. Even if you don't use the multi-mode feature, the laptop offers a good feature set, decent performance, comfortable keyboard and smooth trackpad, and a variety of preloaded apps at a...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2-14 59-413529

 

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2-14 59-413529 is a mid-range laptop meant for personal and professional users. It runs on Windows 8.1 64 bit OS, Intel Core i3 (4th Generation) 1.7 GHz processor and Intel HD Graphics 4400. The laptop has a 14 inch HD LED multi...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 59-420166

 
Jul, 2014

Expert review by: Digit Laptops Anirudh Regidi (digit.in)

Lenovo Ideapad Flex 2 59-420166 Review

 

The Flex 2 may lack the Yoga's hinge and the gorgeous display, but it more than makes up for that with its excellent performance and value, enough to earn this device a Best Buy from our test labs. But that's not all it takes. Read on to find out.

Dedicated GPU ; Comfortable keyboard ; Temperatures in check

Sub-par screen ; Low battery life

Jul, 2014

Consumer review by: Cristin C. (newegg.com)

Best pick at the time of purchase

 

I plan to reset the laptop as a final troubleshoot after classes end. If it fixes the problem i will correct this review.

I love everything about it so far besides one important issue. I bought this laptop for 800$ (it was on sale). I love newegg and i like lenovo. Almost a year ago I did my research and chose this laptop and i do not regret it.

I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath.com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the laptop i can't use connectmath and skype crashes a ton. i...

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: Cristin C. (newegg.com)

Best pick at the time of purchase

 

I plan to reset the laptop as a final troubleshoot after classes end. If it fixes the problem i will correct this review.

I love everything about it so far besides one important issue. I bought this laptop for 800$ (it was on sale). I love newegg and i like lenovo. Almost a year ago I did my research and chose this laptop and i do not regret it

I am a student. For me this means flash websites for things like connectmath.com a online resource for my instructor to give us math problems. I also use skype alot. I own 2 PC's and only on the laptop i can't use connectmath and skype crashes a ton. i...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / Dolby DS1.0 Aac / Dolby Home Theater / HD
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Number of built-in speakers:2 / 3
Speaker Power:1.5

Battery

Battery Capacity:2100 / 2200 / 32 / 42 / 45 / 48
Battery capacity (Watt hours):32 / 42 / 45 / 48
Battery life (max):3.5 / 6 / 6.5 / 8 / 9
Battery performance:2100 / 2200 / 3400
Battery Technology:Lithium / Lithium Polymer (LiPo) / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery voltage:14.4 / 14.8
Number of battery cells:4

Camera

Front Camera:Y / Yes
Front camera resolution:1280 x 720
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.92 / 1
Front camera signal format:720p
Rear camera:N / No
Swivel webcam: No

Certificates

Energy Star certified: Yes
EPEAT compliance:Gold / Silver
RoHS compliance: Yes
Wi-Fi certified:Y
WiFi certified: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Red / Black, Silver / Black, White / Black, Yellow / Grey / Grey, Silver / Red / Silver / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Clamshell / Convertible (Fold-back screen) / Convertible (Folder)
Housing material:Plastic
Market positioning:Business
Product type:Hybrid (2-in-1) / Notebook

Display

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Aspect Ratio:16:9
Contrast ratio (typical):120:1 / 400:1 / 700:1
Display brightness:200 / 220
Display Diagonal:14 / 15.6
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080
Display Surface:Gloss / Matt
Full HD:No / Yes
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 output voltage:14.4
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:N / No / Y / Yes
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R5 M230 / No / NVIDIA GeForce 820M / NVIDIA GeForce 840M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 820M / NVIDIA GeForce GT 840M
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR4
Graphics adapter Open GL support: Yes
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):2 / 3
On-board graphics adapter: Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:200 / 313
On-board graphics adapter burst frequency:896
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1100 / 896
On-board graphics adapter family:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R4 / Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0xA16
On-board graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R2 / AMD Radeon R4 / AMD Radeon R5 / 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 / Yes
Keyboard language:German / Italian / US English
Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Numeric keypad:No / Yes
Pointing device:Touchpad
Spill resistant keyboard: Yes
Windows keys: Yes

Memory

Internal memory:16 / 4 / 6 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Maximum internal memory (64-bit):16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1333 / 1600
Memory form factor:SO-DIMM
Memory layout:1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 2 + 1 x 4 / 1 x 4 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:1x SO-DIMM / 2x SO-DIMM

Networking

3G:N / No
4G:N / No
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
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, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11ac / 802.11ac, 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

Disc types supported:CD, DVD
LightScribe: No
Optical Drive Type:DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±R / DVD±RW / No

Other Features

Audio system:Dolby Advanced / Dolby Advanced Audio / Dolby Advanced Audio v2 / Dolby Advanced v2 / Dolby DS1.0 Aac / Dolby Home Theater / HD
Intel Virtualization Technology:VT-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT):VT-d,VT-x / VT-x

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Cables included:AC / Yes
Handheld remote control: No
Manual: Yes
Mouse included: No
Power cord included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Stylus pen: No
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
GPS: No
GPS (satellite):N
TV tuner integrated: No

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:1 / 2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:1 / 2
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 output voltage:14.4
AC adapter power:45 / 65

Processor

Bus type:DMI2
Chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM86 / Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:10 / 12 / 4
Motherboard chipset:Intel HM77 Express / Intel HM86 / Intel QS77 Express / Intel SoC
PCI Express configurations:1x4 / 1x4, 2x4 / 2x4 / 4x1, 1x4 / 4x1, 2x4
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processor:3558U / A6-6310 / A8-6410 / E1-6010 / i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4510U / N3530
Processor boost frequency:2.4 / 2.58 / 2.6 / 2.7 / 3.1
Processor cache:1 / 2 / 3 / 4
Processor cache type:L2 / L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Bay Trail / Haswell
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:4th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 4th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / AMD A / AMD E / Intel Core i3-4xxx / Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-4xxx / Intel Core i7-4xxx / Intel Pentium / Intel® Pentium®
Processor frequency:1.35 / 1.6 / 1.7 / 1.8 / 1.9 / 2 / 2.16
Processor lithography:22
Processor model:3558U / A6-6310 / A8-6410 / E1-6010 / i3-4010U / i3-4030U / i5-4200U / i5-4210U / i7-4510U / N3530
Processor operating modes:32-bit, 64-bit / 64-bit
Processor Series: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 Pentium N3000 series for Mobile / Intel® Core™ i3-4000 Mobile Series
Processor socket:BGA1168 / BGA1170 / Socket FT3b
Processor threads:2 / 4
Scenario Design Power (SDP):4.5
Stepping:C0 / D0
System bus data transfer rate:5
System bus rate:5
Thermal Design Power (TDP):15 / 7.5
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:No / Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:22
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 / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Audio Technology:No / Yes
Intel HD Graphics:Y / Yes
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 / Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology:No / 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-d, VT-x / VT-x
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):No / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Active Management Technology (Intel® AMT):N / No / Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: 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 / Y / Yes
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics: No
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® OS Guard:N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:No / Yes
Intel® Rapid Start Technology:No / Yes
Intel® RealSense Technology: No
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
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 / 78945 / 81015 / 81016 / 81018 / 81074
Processor code:SR16Q / SR170 / SR1E8 / SR1EB / SR1EF / SR1EN / SR1W2
Processor package size:25 / 40
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0 / AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:No / 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 / Yes
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:FreeDOS / No / Windows 8 / Windows 8.1
Operating System Language:German
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / Office 2013

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:MMC / MMC, SD / MMC, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC / SD, SDHC, SDXC
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 500
Hard Drive Interface:SATA / Serial ATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:2.5
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA / Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:2.5 / 8
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:Flash / SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:1000 / 500 / 508 / 8
Number of hard drives installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 500
Solid-state drive capacity:128 / 256 / 8
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II / Serial ATA III
Storage media:HDD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 128 / 256 / 500 / 508

Technical Details

Intel visual technologies:Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video / No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:10 / 10.2 / 10.5 / 10.7 / 10.9 / 11 / 15 / 9.88
Height:0.783 / 0.787 / 0.799 / 0.846 / 0.866 / 0.87 / 0.874 / 0.882 / 1.02 / 1.06 / 1.19
Weight:4.17 / 4.19 / 4.21 / 5.07 / 5.09 / 5.27 / 5.51 / 5.64
Width:10.9 / 11.1 / 13.5 / 15 / 15.1