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Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 i5-4200U brings a hybrid experience to users, which comprises of a hinge having rotation capability of 300 degrees. The bulky hinge is quite different from the almost-seamless design featured by elegant Yoga. It however functions in the same manner exactly. You need only push the screen backwards to have the laptop fold round and keyboard face down on table.
The hinge only allows 300 degrees of fold-back and not full 360, thereby transforming effectively into a handy touch screen stand. This allows you to employ it on the lap or table edge with ease and without undue worrying over obstruction by keyboard. As well, it means that you do not have to worry about hitting any keys accidentally while in Stand mode, since the device disables your keyboard automatically once you push back the screen. The hinge is also quite sturdy and requires using both hands to bend it backwards. Using the touch screen can be slightly tricky sometimes, especially when attempting using the onscreen keyboard. Dragging of folders across desktop and simple touch-based games is however relatively manageable. Image quality is of average quality and the Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 i5-4200U as well has narrow angles of view. This form of picture quality is the same as what is offered by other laptops at entry level. The Flex, however, compensates for this challenge with its very powerful internal components.
The IdeaPad Flex 15’s i5-4200U processor is what operates a large number of Core i5 Ultra books, such as improved Yoga 2 Pro. It is able to handle multiple programs without facing any significant slowdown challenges. The device employs a powerful touch screen hybrid, which is a brilliant alternative to the more expensive laptops from Lenovo. It is not surprising finding Intel Haswell CPU runs the Flex 15 featuring i-5-4200U processor, a low-voltage CPU that functions at 1.6GHz, boosting to maximum of 2.6GHz once required. The low-voltage processor helps much in conserving battery life.
Lenovo has equipped this IdeaPad with many basics which are expected at the price offered for the device. Two USB 2.0 ports, single USB 3.0 port, 10/100 Ethernet socket as well as HDMI output are visible along flash of orange on edges, in addition to a headset jack of 3.5mm and volume rocker switch. Bluetooth 4 and single-band 802.11n are the wireless connections present, with optical drive being the only feature absent, making the electronic gadget to be quite slender. The Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 i5-4200U is striking at first impression, though it may exhibit some slight deficiency. It has lovely design, with an unusual stamina and power combination for a budget model. A display of better quality could have helped, but it matches what is offered currently within the market by other brands.