Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14 – Review





Solid construction
Reasonable battery life
Distinctive Standby Mode


No best display
No gigabit network

Lenovo proves that a laptop with a high-end feel any need to have correspondingly price. The Flex 14 is designed as an ultrabook, but is slightly thicker than most real ultrabooks. However, there is a starting price of just five hundred euros compared. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 14

The 14 “model from this series has, in addition to its relatively low price and attractive design, a trump card:. Hinge, the laptop gets called Flex to the ability to screen three hundred degrees to fold this way the laptop. are as classic laptop and as tablet used.

The slightly wedge-shaped housing of the Flex 14 is at its thickest point, about 21 millimeters thick and 11 millimeters thin at the front. The exterior features a matte finish, which some rubbery feel. Contrastingly, the edges, including the gates, gray finish. These ports include an HDMI port, a network port, three USB ports, one USB 3.0 and a card reader.

“With its Haswell processor” ”
” “laptop fairly quickly with simple workloads”

On the inside, the notebook features a brushed-aluminum finish around the keyboard. The glossy screen is framed by a shiny black border with the midst of a Windows button for use in tablet mode. Accu type keyboard is matte black with chiclettoetsen and fairly large touchpad 105 by 70 millimeters, a chrome edge features. The build quality is fine; the housing feels solid and the hinges hold the display firmly in place.

The screen is shiny carried out, so reflections from sunlight or other be. Glare problematic The screen further has a TN panel, which means that the viewing angles, in particular vertical, are not good; colors and contrast than fade quickly. The resolution is 1366 by 768 pixels, and the touch screen supports ten-finger multitouch.

The contrast ratio is 546:1 not great: the maximum brightness is quite low and the screen combined with disappointing black levels. The color is not too good; especially blue deviates substantially from the ideal value.

The Flex 14, which has been tested by Tweakers is equipped with a Core i3-4010U with a clock speed of up to 1.7 GHz, combined with a generous 8GB of RAM and a 500GB HDD. Starting Windows from the hard drive takes just a minute. With its Haswell processor, the laptop is fairly quick simple workloads, but more complex tasks such as converting videos are a bit slower, because there are only two cores are available. The lack of a graphics card is the laptop only suitable for playing simple games or newer games with the settings screwed down.

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Lenovo makes his Flex 14 battery life ’till nine o’clock, but get lower grades. Our battery tests For browsing, the Flex 14 to about four hours and fifteen minutes, while the laptop video playback fifteen minutes maintains shorter.

The noise while the laptop little work has been low. During light to moderate use, the device is barely audible. However, we put the processor rather intensively, then the fan be audible.

The performance of the laptop are reasonable, but an i3 processor from the U series does not blazing fast performance, especially not because the laptop has no SSD on board. Who are expectations are aligned, will not be disappointed. The only major drawback is the screen; that is reflective and not very bright. Outside the sun is not that convenient. The flipping of the screen to the laptop in tablet mode, or as Lenovo calls it in ‘Stand’ mode to use, is finally a fun and useful feature for some.

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