Lenovo FLEX 10 10.1-Inch Touchscreen Laptop Notebook (Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) with Free Windows 10 Upgrade £129.99 Delivered @ Amazon
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Lenovo FLEX 10 10.1-Inch Touchscreen Laptop Notebook (Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 500 GB HDD, Integrated Graphics, Windows 8.1) with Free Windows 10 Upgrade £129.99 Delivered @ Amazon

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Found 18th Nov 2015
If you think a convertible notebook is out of your price range, think again. The Flex 10 is an ultraportable dual-mode laptop with a screen that flips through 300. Stay in Laptop mode for the daily grind, and easily flip to Stand mode for a perfect way to enjoy movies.

Dual-mode - instantly switch between Laptop and Stand modes
Lenovo VeriFace Pro face recognition software for fast and secure login
Greater accuracy and ease-of-use with a 10-point multitouch display, optimised for Windows 8
AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys for comfortable and accurate typing
Lenovo Energy Manager protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges
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Seems very good value. Is there a catch with this model?
Ancient

Seems very good value. Is there a catch with this model?


Hmmm.
Looks decent for the money but only has 2GB ram
Edited by: "mayzi" 18th Nov 2015
seems good - got a proper 500GB hard drive
mayzi

Hmmm. Looks decent for the money but only has 2GB ram



​and a very, very basic Celeron processor. Screen is most likely a TN panel with poor viewing angles and poor contrast.
Doesn't look like the memory can be upgraded either.
Not such a deal, one of the reviews...

A Prime Day bargain
By David Neale on 22 July 2015
Style Name: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHzSize: 4 GB RAM Verified Purchase
Got this for under £130 on Prime Day, and for that price it's an absolute bargain.

Less memory for the same price 4 months later, also another review claiming a price of £110

Some of the reviews suggest it struggles with the basics
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ando

Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale … Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale on 22 July 2015Style Name: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHzSize: 4 GB RAM Verified PurchaseGot this for under £130 on Prime Day, and for that price it's an absolute bargain.Less memory for the same price 4 months later, also another review claiming a price of £110Some of the reviews suggest it struggles with the basics



7.5/10 you need to balance it out, it is all well and good just posting the negatives.
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Amazon reviews are 4 out of 5 which you failed to mention.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21

Ancient

Doesn't look like the memory can be upgraded either.



It is basically a windows tablet you will be fine with 2GB just like the Chromebooks.
Edited by: "Bob_Green" 18th Nov 2015
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ando

Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale … Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale on 22 July 2015Style Name: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHzSize: 4 GB RAM Verified PurchaseGot this for under £130 on Prime Day, and for that price it's an absolute bargain.Less memory for the same price 4 months later, also another review claiming a price of £110Some of the reviews suggest it struggles with the basics



In fact Amazon reviews are 4/5 which you failed to mention. Odd.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…-21
Edited by: "Bob_Green" 18th Nov 2015
ando

Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale … Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale on 22 July 2015Style Name: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHzSize: 4 GB RAM Verified PurchaseGot this for under £130 on Prime Day, and for that price it's an absolute bargain.Less memory for the same price 4 months later, also another review claiming a price of £110Some of the reviews suggest it struggles with the basics

Ancient

Doesn't look like the memory can be upgraded either.




I did say "some", the vast majority on Amazon are good at the price point.
This is a fanless unit (the one I have is) and if you drop in an SSD (it take normal SATA) then you have a fast small laptop. Great price heat. Even with the stock HD this is well made, nice keyboard and screen for this price point.
Why are these no-longer called netbooks?
I also got the 4GB RAM variant for £130 on Prime Day. RAM cannot be upgraded although the HDD can, so bear this in mind. IMHO, it really needs the 4GB. Even so, it can be a little slow and you'll definitely want to remove the bloatware to aid performance, doubly so as Lenovo admit it contains malware.
rayhigh

I also got the 4GB RAM variant for £130 on Prime Day. RAM cannot be … I also got the 4GB RAM variant for £130 on Prime Day. RAM cannot be upgraded although the HDD can, so bear this in mind. IMHO, it really needs the 4GB. Even so, it can be a little slow and you'll definitely want to remove the bloatware to aid performance, doubly so as Lenovo admit it contains malware.


Tedious dealbreaker with soldered memory that can't be upgraded. Thanks for the info.
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make sure you get rid of the superfish spyware that Lenovo include at no extra charge in some of their products
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TehJumpingJawa

Why are these no-longer called netbooks?




Netbook was a term coined by Intel. They no longer exist now.
Ancient

Seems very good value. Is there a catch with this model?



​Yes, of course - you don't have to leave the lid up...
It looks like a fantastic piece of kit for the money. Maybe somewhere like PC World have them on display so you can look at the screen quality if you're doubtful about that.
I got one earlier this year the screen is terrible
Any know of it suitable for FM 2016?
mayzi

Hmmm. Looks decent for the money but only has 2GB ram



RAM isn't a problem with tablets as they have an SSD so the virtual swap space is very fast.
msharif911

RAM isn't a problem with tablets as they have an SSD so the virtual swap … RAM isn't a problem with tablets as they have an SSD so the virtual swap space is very fast.


many have eMMC rather than SSD.
It probably seems like a good deal for the money but the spec is really poor
msharif911

RAM isn't a problem with tablets as they have an SSD so the virtual swap … RAM isn't a problem with tablets as they have an SSD so the virtual swap space is very fast.



This isn't a tablet
ando

This isn't a tablet




Oops, you are right. I just skimmed the title and assumed it was a tablet with a keyboard.
Gotta be a bargain at this price! Why moan about what it hasn't got RAM wise or the screen - its a clever bit of portable kit for £130 - for someone in the market, its a no brainer!!
Bought one of these six months ago in the amazon sale for the same price. It was easy to replace the hdd with an ssd which speeds things up nicely. Great device with one exception, which is the poor quality screen. Did not think it would bother me but it does. It's not the resolution that's the problem, it's the narrow viewing angle combined with the screen appearing dim in anything but ideal ambient lighting conditions. As an example, when two people are viewing a movie, it's difficult to find a screen angle to suit both. It's fine when one person is sat at a desk but otherwise it's a compromise. In all other aspects it's well worth the asking price but just be aware.
Why are you getting your panties bunched up over "only" having 2gb ram????

Its basically a tablet with a good keyboard, 2gb is fine other tablets with 2gb work perfectly well its not the huge issues painted as being
Will this play Minecraft?
Ancient

Seems very good value. Is there a catch with this model?



No you can just lift up the lid/screen easily
thanks
Realistically how does this compare to a Linx 10.1 as they are a similar price? I'm looking for something to replace my Surface RT to stream Steam games, play GoG indie games and then the usual webbrowsing, emails, etc.
I bought one of these to try out windows 10 on. There are 2 different models of the flex 10 - 1 with 2gb & 500gb HD, the other with 4gb & 320gb HD.

IMO, go for the 4gb if you can find it.

I bought mine off ebay 2nd hand for about £90, installed an SSD in it and it worked really well.

(I only ebayed since I figured there wasn't a lot of point in buying new if I was going to immediately void the warranty!)

Overall, You really can't fault it for the price.

+'s
Touchscreen control reasonably good
Processor good enough
Fanless (silent)

-'s
Screen not very sharp.
HD really slow.
Touchpad tiny (if you use the touchscreen quite a lot, this becomes less of an issue)
Battery only ok (2-3hrs or so)

The SSD turns this from an ok little machine into something much much better, IMO. If you can pick up one of the 4gb ones on ebay for ~£100 then go for it. Otherwise, I guess most people would be better off buying one of those miiix 3 thingys for not much more than the amazon price.

Edited by: "pjh4" 18th Nov 2015
Rich44

Why are you getting your panties bunched up over "only" having 2gb … Why are you getting your panties bunched up over "only" having 2gb ram????Its basically a tablet with a good keyboard, 2gb is fine other tablets with 2gb work perfectly well its not the huge issues painted as being



Go treat yourself to one and then report back. It is not comparable with a tablet. This machine is inherently slow but can be improved with an SSD.
Hi
can anyone please give me some advice, after a cheap laptop for my daughter (nearly 10 years old). All she needs it for is basic browsing and word processing for homework. She also would probably play sims on it. Would this do the job ? I know she would like the screen flex and touchscreen on this, so as long as it could do the basic functions she needs it for
ando

Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale … Not such a deal, one of the reviews...A Prime Day bargainBy David Neale on 22 July 2015Style Name: Intel Celeron N2840 2.16 GHzSize: 4 GB RAM Verified PurchaseGot this for under £130 on Prime Day, and for that price it's an absolute bargain.Less memory for the same price 4 months later, also another review claiming a price of £110Some of the reviews suggest it struggles with the basics



That CPU is going to struggle with anything at all, and the quality of the screen will be terrible.
toontrader

Hi can anyone please give me some advice, after a cheap laptop for my … Hi can anyone please give me some advice, after a cheap laptop for my daughter (nearly 10 years old). All she needs it for is basic browsing and word processing for homework. She also would probably play sims on it. Would this do the job ? I know she would like the screen flex and touchscreen on this, so as long as it could do the basic functions she needs it for



SIMs on this will be a terrible experience.
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toontrader

Hi can anyone please give me some advice, after a cheap laptop for my … Hi can anyone please give me some advice, after a cheap laptop for my daughter (nearly 10 years old). All she needs it for is basic browsing and word processing for homework. She also would probably play sims on it. Would this do the job ? I know she would like the screen flex and touchscreen on this, so as long as it could do the basic functions she needs it for



This would have been perfect, until you mentioned the Sims. Which is a pretty demanding game tbh. If you want a laptop to run the sims (I'm assuming the 3rd or forth game) you need something with a graphics card and its going to cost you twice the price of this.
Dude1971

Will this play Minecraft?



It should play the Windows 10 app version but would struggle with the full version due to a weak processor/GPU combo.

Regards
Flea
Fleabum

It should play the Windows 10 app version but would struggle with the … It should play the Windows 10 app version but would struggle with the full version due to a weak processor/GPU combo.RegardsFlea



My Dell Inspiron 3531 which has the slightly slower Celeron N2830 plays Minecraft (win10 version) perfectly well so this will run it no problems. Original Minecraft is playable but slow, Optifine helps
I have a HP equivalent with 8gb ram. But the hard drive had to be changed to SSD to make it work half decent. The SATA drives are very sluggish. It was freezing many a time.
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