LENOVO FLEX 2: Great for work and play

Aug 14 2014, 02:00 IST
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SummaryThe Lenovo Flex 2 is an affordable, thin and light notebook PC, packed with great features for everyday use and entertainment

Mobile phones and tablets are one of

our daily needs in this hyper-connected era. We cannot

expect our daily life without them.

Almost everyday, a mobile phone or a tablet gets launched in the market these days, thereby adding credence to the fact that these mobility devices are very popular among users. But if you thought that the laptop is losing relevance, think again. Even today, there are many among us who sit with their laptops either to attend to office-related work, watch a movie or listen to music. No wonder, PC makers are packing a whole lot of high-end specifications into these sleek computing devices, making them more powerful and capable than ever.

For evidence, take a look at the Lenovo Flex 2—one incredible

machine for everyday use and entertainment. It is an affordable thin and light dual-mode notebook PC with a touchscreen that flips around, making it perfect for on-the-go productivity and entertainment. It carries a price tag of R41,990.

As far as specifications go, there’s a 4th Generation Intel Core processor, Windows 8.1 64-bit operating system and battery upto six hours on a single charge. More on it later, what is more attractive is the fact that the Flex 2 is a convertible laptop with two distinct modes (laptop & stand) for work or play.

We got a Graphite Grey Flex 2 for a product evaluation. Out of the box, the machine comes across as a fast and sturdy machine, although a bit taller and heavier than I expected. There’s a 10-point multi-touch display, which means that you can interact with your Flex 2 by using simple, intuitive gestures directly on the

14-inch 10-point multitouch display—in other words, it is optimised for Windows 8.1 operating system. The Flex 2 has a memory of 4G (1 x 4 GBDDRIIIL1600), hybrid 500 GB 5400RPM + SSHD 8 GB hard drive, HD 720P camera with Array Mic and ports & slots number 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0. Let me admit, I am not a huge fan of Windows 8, therefore I re-installed instant messenger app Skype to connect with my wife, who was away attending the AIDS conference in Melbourne.

In terms of physical design, the acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors. And, with backlit keys, you’ll enjoy ease of use even in low-light conditions. When you are relying heavily on the keyboard—drafting documents

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