It’s a new market trend of tech-makers to introduce good featured portable devices in computer at reasonable prices, as it makes them able to capture large market share and increase their profit. In other words, they become forced to produce unique products to survive in the highly growing market competition. As a result, people get plenty of choices for selecting the best device at their budget price range. Lenovo is one of the leading companies that are always trying to produce such products for the customers who are searching for a unique laptop at reasonable rate.
Lenovo, the Chinese computer manufacturing company, has introduced its IdeaPad Flex-2 convertible laptop. The main highlight of this notebook is nothing but its dual mode. The company claims that it is the world’s first dual mode notebook that can be smoothly changed into the form of a laptop from a touch screen mode and vice versa. So, this 10-point multi touch device is beneficial for both people who using keyboard and touchscreen.
Design and style
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex-2 convertible laptop, which measures 13.51×9.87×0.23 inches, has weight of 2 kg. Design wise, it is built with a black coloured chassis with silver-gray edges. This new device, which can be used in two different modes (normal mode and stand mode) in order to allow the users to make complete use of the multi-touch display, is designed by considering the modern generation, because Lenovo knows that the laptops should be able to morph themselves to attract the new generation customers.
If you do not want to use the device in laptop mode, you can bend it and convert the AccuType keyboard into a stand in order to place it upright on a flat surface. In stand mode, you can rotate the screen by 300 degrees that makes you able to use the touchscreen or watch movies easily.
The manufactures do not forget to provide all essential connectivity ports like an HDMI output, RJ45 Ethernet port, a memory expansion bay, card reader slot, USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 to the laptop.
As discussed earlier, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 convertible laptop comes with a 10-point multi-touch display panel that has a standard screen resolution of 1,366x 768 pixels and a screen size of 15.6 inches. However, it cannot be said up to the standard considering the price range of the device. The screen can be rotated by 300 degrees to make your viewing experience more comfortable.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 convertible notebook comes with a 720p webcam that is capable for video chatting. The sound system of the notebook, which is powered by Dolby advanced audio, provides a blissful experience to the ears. Its Advanced audio Dolby stereo speakers can produce a rich surrounding sound that makes you able to hear the sounds loudly and clearly. The other features included are most usable onekey rescue system, voice control and Lenovo Cloud storage.
Processor unit and storage
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 convertible laptop, that runs the 64 bit Windows 8.1 operating system in background, carries all touch features. While configuring this IdeaPad Flex 2 laptop, it provides one of 4th generation core i3, i5 and i7 that the customers can choose one according to their comfort. The only thing is that those who need more powerful processing unit should be ready to spend higher. The device also carries a 2GB Nvidia GeForce GT 740M graphic card that enables improved multimedia and video. IdeaPad Flex 2 is loaded with 4GB of DDR3L SDRAM (16000MHz), even though the customers can expand it up to 8 GB. It comes with a 500GB of hard drive with 5400RPM speed. In short, Lenovo provides the option to choose the processor and RAM that they want with IdeaPad Flex 2.
While discussing about the connectivity options of Lenovo IdealPad Flex 2 convertible laptop, the device possesses all the essential as well as variant connecters such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 for wireless connections and a combo jack. It also includes two USB ports; one of which is USB 3.0 and the other is USB 2.0. In addition to this, the machine offers the option for connecting high definition multimedia devices (HDMI port). Ethernet Port RJ45 and 2-in-1 card reader is also available in it.
In addition to the multimedia capabilities provided by Dolby stereo speakers, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 laptop has also pre-installed several of its apps such as Lenovo support, Lenovo Companion, Lenovo Cloud Storage by SugarSync, etc. There are also some other applications such as Evernote, Skype, Amazon Kindle etc.
Powerful Battery life
Like all other portable devices of Lenovo, the energy management feature of IdeaPad Flex 2 is also remarkable. This low priced dual more tablet laptop possesses a 4 cell 45 Wh battery that gives up to 9 hours of backup. It is a considerably good battery life compared to other cheap dual-mode laptops. You can also run a full HD video up to 6 hours after a full charge.
Availability and pricing
IdeaPad Flex 2, the dual-mode tablet laptop that is introduced by Lenovo, is not available to purchase at $479 in market. The company has set the price at 42,250 for Indian customers. Even though there is a common opinion that the price is not so reasonable, it is your need and budget that decide whether the device suits to you at the given rate. Lenovo make this new convertible laptop, Idea flex 2 available in all major cities in India like Hyderabad, Bombay, Delhi, Pune, madras, Kolkata, Bangalore, Cochin, etc. This hybrid tablet laptop can be purchased across all online and offline stores.
Pros and cons of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 laptop
Just like the coin has two sides, it is quite natural that every new product will have positive and negative features. Let us have brief look on the pros and cons of IdeaPad Flex 2.
- It provides latest operating system (Windows 8.1)
- It offers powerful battery support and longer life
- It possesses 10-point multi-touch screen display
- It has a considerably good audio system
Not impressive features
- IdeaPad Flex 2 laptop provides screen resolution of 1366×768, which is not so impressive in present scenario.
- It has a price range of Rs 42, 250 that is not felt as so affordable for a wide segment of Indian customers.
Availability of Windows 8.1 in a mid-priced convertible tablet or laptop is a good option. However, this price cannot be considered as reasonable while considering the other features of IdeaPad Flex 2 because plenty of portables that run Windows 8.1 are available in market at affordable price nowadays. For example, HP provides Omni 10 hybrid tablet with resolution of 1920×1200 pixels at around the price range of $400 and Dell offers latest Windows 8.1 oriented Venue Pro 11 with same resolution at $499.
However, the comfortable as well as easy to use design with a dual mode feature makes this device one of the favourite option of many people, especially who has to carry their laptops to wherever they go for various personal, official and business purposes. So, let this review that detail all the features of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 2 help you take a proper decision.