Lenovo Flex 2 14" (Core i3, 6GB, 1TB) Touchscreen Convertible Laptop (Refurb - Grade A1) £249.97 @ Laptops Direct
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Lenovo Flex 2 14" (Core i3, 6GB, 1TB) Touchscreen Convertible Laptop (Refurb - Grade A1) £249.97 @ Laptops Direct

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Found 9th May 2015
Great price for anyone looking for a basic laptop that has one of those 'flippy touchscreens' and a slightly more portable form factor than your typical 15.6" laptop.

- Refurbished but Grade A1 (ie as New / Pristine Condition)
- 14" touchscreen that flips backwards up to 300 degrees
- 1366 x 768 (yes, yes, we'd all like 1080p but you're not going to get that at this price)
- Intel Core i3-4010U
- Integrated Intel HD 4400 graphics
- 6gb RAM
- 1TB HDD
- 1.9kg
- Red coloured shell / black keyboard (deal breaker for me otherwise I'd consider getting one)

Direct link:
laptopsdirect.co.uk/Len…asp

Lenovo 'tour of features' video:
youtube.com/wat…pbg
youtube.com/wat…h4A

The only real criticisms I can find of this laptop is that the screen is simply 'average' in terms of colours and contrast. Obviously, it's no 'Macbook Pro Retina' but then you're unlikely to find a super high quality IPS type screen at this sort of price. Also the keyboard isn't that great - it called AccuType but it's not great for touch typists IMO as it needs very definite keypresses.

Lenovo Blurb:

Dual-Mode Notebook — Switch Between Laptop and Stand Modes
When you're relying heavily on the keyboard — drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example — keep your Flex 2 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you're focusing on touch applications, web chatting, or enjoying a film or video, flip the screen 300 degrees to enter stand mode. The Flex 2's unique design means it adapts to whatever you choose to Do.

10-Point Multitouch Display
Interact with your Flex 2 14 by using simple, intuitive gestures directly on the 14" 10-point multitouch display — optimized for Windows 8.

Less than 1" Thick; Weighs Less Than 5 Pounds
Thin and light laptops usually bear a hefty price tag, but the affordable Flex 2 14 is only 21.5mm (0.85") thick and weighs in at just 2.0kg (4.4 lbs).

The acclaimed AccuType keyboard is ergonomically designed to make typing more comfortable and to reduce errors.

Stereo Speakers With Dolby® Advanced Audio™
The Flex 14's speakers deliver rich stereo sound, while Dolby Advanced Audio provides an immersive audio experience, enhances audio quality, and reduces distortion.

Multitouch Touchpad
Optimized for Windows 8, the intuitive, easy-to-use touchpad features simple scroll, zoom, and rotate functions.

Simple Maintenance
With OneKey® Recovery, bouncing back from technical difficulties is a snap. The Flex 14 also makes data backup and recovery a snap.

Switch between a laptop and tablet in seconds with the versatile Lenovo Flex 2.

When you want to enjoy the tablet experience of using the 14 inch touch screen to touch and swipe your way through all the user-friendly Windows 8.1 menus or to watch a video, just push the keyboard round so it either serves as a stand giving you the ideal viewing angle.

The Flex 2's speakers deliver rich stereo sound, while Dolby Advanced Audio provides an immersive audio experience.

You get an impressive 6 hour battery life for a full day on the go and the built-in webcam is ideal for video chats via Skype.

Similar £349 version at PC World:

pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml

A 1080p version is also available from Very for £349 but it has a slower Pentium processor:

very.co.uk/len…659

34 Comments

How good is the A1 refurb from laptopsdirect?

Banned

"You get an impressive 6 hour battery life for a full day on the go and the built-in webcam is ideal for video chats via Skype."

Short day then...  

I think I'll wait for more comments and reply before placing a order on this.

I'm umming and arring over a laptop like this as I like the touchscreen for Win8 as I have a 10" Asus Transformer but that is a bit small, keyboard is too cramped for any proper typing whereas this would fit the bill nicely. However I also like the fact the Transformer turns into a tablet but this does not... so I'm kind of stuck on the fence!

dannymccann

I'm umming and arring over a laptop like this as I like the touchscreen … I'm umming and arring over a laptop like this as I like the touchscreen for Win8 as I have a 10" Asus Transformer but that is a bit small, keyboard is too cramped for any proper typing whereas this would fit the bill nicely. However I also like the fact the Transformer turns into a tablet but this does not... so I'm kind of stuck on the fence!


Lenovo Yoga might be the answer?

OOS now?

Ooo

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houcem

How good is the A1 refurb from laptopsdirect?



as someone with firsthand experience of the process "not very good". just buy new (and avoid laptops direct where possible)

Original Poster

Who's expired this deal? There's still stock.

Yes, why expired? Ordered one of these on Thursday. Quidco tracked. Fingers crossed.

And the one at this price is red. They have 2 others, one black and one undisclosed, at least I couldn't find the colour info.

Odd, has shown as expired since posted on chrome on my phone.

Great little machine but the very reflective screen is a massive downer.

Damn oos, exactly what I was looking for

Original Poster

^ Still saying in stock for me. Can you not add it to your basket?

Anyone who has this could you please tell me if you use it in a room with the curtains drawn is the reflective screen still a problem then?... Thanks.

Not being full HD and only a 3 month warranty has put me off.

I have one of these, in the red. Keyboard is what lets it down, doesn't pickup key presses at times, and really flimsy. Apart from that, it isn't too bad.

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Crawley_Electronics

"You get an impressive 6 hour battery life for a full day on the go and … "You get an impressive 6 hour battery life for a full day on the go and the built-in webcam is ideal for video chats via Skype." Short day then...  


Do you travel and take a portable laptop because this is your hobby or because you have a job and you want a portable laptop to and back from work?

I don't get the obsession with full HD in a 14 inch screen. For what most people need this, ie web surfing and maybe a bit of word processing is more than adequate and a great price

j2hot

I don't get the obsession with full HD in a 14 inch screen. For what most … I don't get the obsession with full HD in a 14 inch screen. For what most people need this, ie web surfing and maybe a bit of word processing is more than adequate and a great price



I imagine you haven't tried a Full HD panel at 14"...
Less of the pixilation/blur, and more content on the screen (so less scrolling). What's not to like?!

wenttoabetterplace

I imagine you haven't tried a Full HD panel at 14"...Less of the … I imagine you haven't tried a Full HD panel at 14"...Less of the pixilation/blur, and more content on the screen (so less scrolling). What's not to like?!




And more squinting. (_;)

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maais16

Do you travel and take a portable laptop because this is your hobby or … Do you travel and take a portable laptop because this is your hobby or because you have a job and you want a portable laptop to and back from work?



That's what I was wondering too. I suppose there are occasions where you might need 8hr+ battery life eg. all day conference where you're continually making notes and using Wifi and have no mains socket, but if the requirement is that specific, and job critical, you'd buy a business laptop with 2nd battery or spend more on something like these:

blog.laptopmag.com/all…oks

It will cost you though! The cheapest one of that list (the Asus UX305) is £650 and even then it's probably <6 hours in terms of real world usage....

sneakyduck

Commentas someone with firsthand experience of the process "not very … Commentas someone with firsthand experience of the process "not very good". just buy new (and avoid laptops direct where possible)



Other people on here who have bought from Laptops Direct report no problems. In fact, this guy says, his laptop was 'as new' (apart from the box).

hotukdeals.com/dea…721

Since they specifically state this is an 'A1 Condition' laptop, I can't imagine that there would be a problem (and even then, you can return it under the Distance Selling Regulations if you think otherwise).
Edited by: "Picard123" 10th May 2015

neil1104661

And more squinting. (_;)



You must have poor eyesight. For the rest of us, 1080p on a 14" screen is far more usable than 1366x768

wenttoabetterplace

You must have poor eyesight. For the rest of us, 1080p on a 14" screen is … You must have poor eyesight. For the rest of us, 1080p on a 14" screen is far more usable than 1366x768



I hope so, i'm receiving my Y50-70 tomorrow with 15.6' Full HD screen, worried i'll have to make text/icons larger.

Original Poster

wenttoabetterplace

You must have poor eyesight. For the rest of us, 1080p on a 14" screen is … You must have poor eyesight. For the rest of us, 1080p on a 14" screen is far more usable than 1366x768



Most people tend to use some sort of windows scaling or browser zoom on a <14" 1080p screen. Unless you stare at the screen like this....

[img]forums.frontier.co.uk/att…php?attachmentid=1476&d=1415985634[/img]

neil1104661

I hope so, i'm receiving my Y50-70 tomorrow with 15.6' Full HD screen, … I hope so, i'm receiving my Y50-70 tomorrow with 15.6' Full HD screen, worried i'll have to make text/icons larger.



1080p on a 15.6" (or larger) screen is fine.


Edited by: "Picard123" 10th May 2015

Just ordered one of these for my girlfriend. It's a great spec for how she'll use it for and it satisfies the only deal-breaker she specified:
It's red.

Picard123

Most people tend to use some sort of windows scaling or browser zoom on a



You speak as if what you say is fact.
I use a HP Spectre 13.3" FHD laptop...and I certainly don't need to use DPI scaling on it (if I did have to use DPI scaling - which is ropey in Windows - then I would simply have it swapped out for our usual Dell 15.6" FHD laptops).
You may struggle with FHD in smaller than 15.6" screens, but I don't...and I'd be surprised if many people with good eyesight would have any issues at all.

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wenttoabetterplace

You speak as if what you say is fact.I use a HP Spectre 13.3" FHD … You speak as if what you say is fact.I use a HP Spectre 13.3" FHD laptop...and I certainly don't need to use DPI scaling on it (if I did have to use DPI scaling - which is ropey in Windows - then I would simply have it swapped out for our usual Dell 15.6" FHD laptops).You may struggle with FHD in smaller than 15.6" screens, but I don't...and I'd be surprised if many people with good eyesight would have any issues at all.



http://thumbs.dreamstime.com/t/man-laptop-computer-14811474.jpg

Picard123



Normally trolls just create new accounts....
Nice to see that you are making a positive contribution though

Original Poster

wenttoabetterplace

Normally trolls just create new accounts....Nice to see that you are … Normally trolls just create new accounts....Nice to see that you are making a positive contribution though



It's not trolling at all. It's simply illustrating the fact that you need to use binoculars on a 1080p 13.3" without any Windows scaling or browser zooming (unless you actually like eye strain). You've clearly never heard of the phrase, 'A picture speaks a thousand words!'

Picard123

It's not trolling at all. It's simply illustrating the fact that you need … It's not trolling at all. It's simply illustrating the fact that you need to use binoculars on a 1080p 13.3" without any Windows scaling or browser zooming (unless you actually like eye strain). You've clearly never heard of the phrase, 'A picture speaks a thousand words!'



So your generic picture of a guy using binoculars to look at a laptop is somehow more relevant than my own personal experience of using a 1080p screen on a 13.3" HP Spectre?!
(_;)

Original Poster

Up to you how you use your computer. For everyone else, there's browser zoom!
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