Lenovo, a good few months ago, announced their new Flex series of touch screen machines, the Flex 14 and Flex 15. That line did offer up to the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, but the Flex machines were not designed to be the hottest machines on the block – they were designed to fit a budget. Now, they are back with another Flex model called, the Flex 10.

The Flex 10 is a smaller 10 inch version of the earlier Flex models. Just as the other two budget machines do, the Flex 10 includes a 1366 x 768 HD display with 10 point multi touch and CPU configuration up to a Bay Trail processor. The laptop weighs in at around 2.6 pounds. The Flex 10’s battery said to run for around four hours off a single charge on its three cell battery which according to me is not up to the standard in today’s world.

Lenovo Ideapad Flex Specifications

The Flex 10 features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 HD touch screen. It supports Windows 8.1, has up to 500 GB of internal storage and 2 GB DDR3 RAM. It also includes Bluetooth 4.0, a 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, a USB 2.0 port, a USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, and a 720p webcam. The Flex’s processor is a Pentium Quad Core (4th Gen) variant 3510 with a clock speed of 2 GHz ad cache of 2 MB. The machine uses an Accu Type keyboard and has integrated stereo speakers. The Flex 10 is unique in a way that the screen can flip a full 300 degrees. The mode which has the keyboard facing down is easier to use for the touch aspects of Windows 8. This is the first netbook sized laptop to benefit from Lenovo’s 300 degree hinge which allows the device to be folded into presentation mode. The laptop is small enough to fit into a bag easily, though at 1.2 kilos, it isn’t spectacularly light by today’s standards.

Lenovo Ideapad Flex Features

Lenovo Energy Manager protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase the time spent between charges. The user can log in to the laptop without typing on the Flex 10, thanks to a feature called Veriface Pro. It is face recognition software that uses the integrated webcam to log you in. By pressing only a single button, users can restore their system and recover valuable lost data. It is known as One Key Rescue System.

Lenovo Ideapad Flex Connectivity Options

The connectivity options available with the Lenovo Flex include 1 USB 2.0 and 1 USB 3.0 ports for connecting a wide range of peripherals–from digital cameras to MP3 players. There is also 1 HDMI output for connecting to a compatible HDTV/home theatre receiver for uncompressed digital audio and video. Overall, I find the laptop to be good enough for daily use but am severely disappointed with its battery life. Though, I will still recommend this product due to its stunning features at affordable price.

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