Pros

  • Removable battery
  • Solid benchmark performances
  • Very good battery life

Cons

  • Limited storage
  • Heavy for a thin-and-light
  • No 5GHz Wi-Fi
  • Only 100 mbps ethernet

At A Glance

The IdeaPad Flex 14 is a compelling option for consumers and small businesses that want a budget-priced, touch-capable Windows 8 notebook.

Manufacturer’s Description

If you think a convertible notebook is out of your price range, think again. The Lenovo Flex 14 is a unique, thin and light, dual-mode laptop that flips 300 degrees from laptop to stand mode. Its a perfect way to enjoy movies on the go or make the most of touchscreen applications.

Manufacturer’s Website

Lenovo Flex 14

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-4200U
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Number of Cores 2.0
Display
Display size 14.0 inches
Touchscreen Multitouch
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1366 x 768 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel HD Graphics 4400
Storage
Drive 1 size 120.0 GB
Drive 1 type Solid-State Drive
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • USB 2.0
  • USB 3.0
Wireless connection
  • 802.11b
  • 802.11g
  • 802.11n
  • Bluetooth
Memory
Memory size 8.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1600.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 13.25 inches
Depth 9.5 inches
Height 0.85 inches
Weight 4.4 pounds
Weight with Accessories 4.7 pounds
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 8 Home
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Touchpad (Multitouch)

Performance

Overall Performance
Worldbench Score 278.0
Worldbench Version 8.1
Battery
Battery Life 7:38   (hh:mm)
Start Up
Start Up 7.7   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMark 7 Productivity Suite 2662.0   score (higher is better)
Web Browsing
Peacekeeper 2417.0   score (higher is better)
Storage Performance
PCMark 7 Storage Test 5103.0   score (higher is better)
File Compression 139.8   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 247.4   seconds (lower is better)
Image Editing - GPU Accelerated 323.4   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 191.5   seconds (lower is better)
Audio Encoding 279.2   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
3DMark, Firestrike 544.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Cloud Gate 3907.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Ice Storm 33438.0   score (higher is better)
3DMark, Firestrike Extreme 258.0   score (higher is better)
Dirt Showdown, Low Quality, 1024x768 41.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 3, Ultra Quality, 1024x768 14.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Bioshock Infinite, Low Quality, 1024x768 24.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Power Usage
Working power usage 2.0   Watt hours
Idle power usage 7.6   Watts