Lenovo Flex 2 pro 15.6 fhd i7 16gb laptop £649.99 @ lenovo
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Lenovo Flex 2 pro 15.6 fhd i7 16gb laptop £649.99 @ lenovo

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Found 20th Sep 2015
Intel Core i7-4510U Processor( 2.00GHz 4MB), 16gb ram, fhd touch screen. Doesn't seem bad for the price.

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Specifications (Very important when posting a Laptop Deal)

Processor:
Intel Core i7-4510U Processor( 2.00GHz 4MB)

Operating system:
Windows 8.1 64

System Graphics:
NVIDIA GeForce 840M 2GB 2GB

Total memory:
16.0GB PC3-12800 DDR3L 1600 MHz

Display type:
15.6" FHD LED AntiGlare Multitouch 1920x1080

Pointing device:
ClickPad

Hard drive device:
1TB 5400 rpm

Battery:
4 Cell Li-Polymer

Network card:
Intel Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160

Bluetooth:
Bluetooth Version 4.0

Warranty:
One year

Operating system:
EN:English

RAM:
SODIMM

Warranty Details:
Depot or Carry-in

Weight:
5.06 lbs( 2.3 kgs)

Height:
0.78in( 19.9 mm)

Width:
10.87in( 276 mm)

Depth :
15.04in( 382 mm)
Edited by: "vinylmojo" 20th Sep 2015

Yeah this is a really good deal if you ask me. I wonder how the thermals are though, I would assume some throttling would need to take place in this chassy.

Got one of these for a mate 4 weeks ago from their refurb section for 411, price went up a couple of days later. It's a really nice machine, only difference is his is the 256gb ssd version. He's really happy and spec is good for the price. Full years warranty, battery test showed 100 percent and ssd showed 4 hrs use. Did a clean windows 10 install for him on Wednesday and it's flying, plus he can fold keyboard back and watch films in bed without blocking the vents and cooking it like his last laptop. For the spec I don't think you can go wrong.

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enigmatik33

Got one of these for a mate 4 weeks ago from their refurb section for … Got one of these for a mate 4 weeks ago from their refurb section for 411, price went up a couple of days later. It's a really nice machine, only difference is his is the 256gb ssd version. He's really happy and spec is good for the price. Full years warranty, battery test showed 100 percent and ssd showed 4 hrs use. Did a clean windows 10 install for him on Wednesday and it's flying, plus he can fold keyboard back and watch films in bed without blocking the vents and cooking it like his last laptop. For the spec I don't think you can go wrong.


Now tha5s a complete bargain

£649 for a U processor and 840m?

That's a rip off.

At 2.5kg+ you won't want to be moving this around much and flipping the screen backwards and forwards.
Edited by: "Picard123" 20th Sep 2015

enigmatik33

Got one of these for a mate 4 weeks ago from their refurb section for … Got one of these for a mate 4 weeks ago from their refurb section for 411, price went up a couple of days later. It's a really nice machine, only difference is his is the 256gb ssd version. He's really happy and spec is good for the price. Full years warranty, battery test showed 100 percent and ssd showed 4 hrs use. Did a clean windows 10 install for him on Wednesday and it's flying, plus he can fold keyboard back and watch films in bed without blocking the vents and cooking it like his last laptop. For the spec I don't think you can go wrong.



Hi there, would really appreciate it if you could let me know how you activated Windows 10 after a clean install ... I have tried this on 2 different machines and have not been able to activate either without reinstalling win 8 first and then win 10 over the top. I assume by clean you mean you deleted all disk partitions before the w10 install? Thanks alot in advance

840m = equivalent to an onboard GPU that are on Intel i chips, you might be able to play some games at low settings on 1024 x 768 but many games will be <30fps.
i7-4510U = equivalent to an AMD Phenom II X4, about 70% slower than a traditional desktop i7.

£650 for a laptop that is too slow to run anything big and too fast/expensive to use as a browser/multimedia/work laptop. I suggest either buying something for less if you're planning to use it just for work/uni purposes or stick another £400 on it to get a laptop with a 960/970m inside!

Once your laptop is eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade, you will see the icon pop up on the taskbar
....go ahead and do the Windows 10 upgrade...once done your device hardware is logged into microsoft server s so you dont need a key anymore...you can then basically get or download a copy of Windows 10 from lots of places and do a fresh clean install without any bloatware or crap that came with upgrade. You will automatically get activated once you have installed a fresh clean install of Windows 10..hope that helps

titchyyyyy

840m = equivalent to an onboard GPU that are on Intel i chips, you might … 840m = equivalent to an onboard GPU that are on Intel i chips, you might be able to play some games at low settings on 1024 x 768 but many games will be <30fps.i7-4510U = equivalent to an AMD Phenom II X4, about 70% slower than a traditional desktop i7.£650 for a laptop that is too slow to run anything big and too fast/expensive to use as a browser/multimedia/work laptop. I suggest either buying something for less if you're planning to use it just for work/uni purposes or stick another £400 on it to get a laptop with a 960/970m inside!



​840m is about 3x the performance of a HD4400. please don't talk ****.

cpu was released in q2 2014 so probably haswell. So 2 generations old.

billy bronco

Once your laptop is eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade, you will … Once your laptop is eligible for the free Windows 10 upgrade, you will see the icon pop up on the taskbar....go ahead and do the Windows 10 upgrade...once done your device hardware is logged into microsoft server s so you dont need a key anymore...you can then basically get or download a copy of Windows 10 from lots of places and do a fresh clean install without any bloatware or crap that came with upgrade. You will automatically get activated once you have installed a fresh clean install of Windows 10..hope that helps



Thx BB ... this didnt work for me unfortunately, but I do think you are correct, and I am in the minority. My PC was running Windows 8.1 pro (upgrade version). I didnt wait for the W10 app to tell me my copy was ready to download. I downloaded w10 direct from MS on day of release, installed over the top of 8.1 and it activated fine. Last week, once I was happy with w10, I deleted all the drive partitions and clean installed w10, and it was not activated. I waited a week, and it was still not activated. I could not find an automated activation phone line, which i believe is not something they do anymore for w10. I am wondering maybe if it because I did not install w10 from within win8.1, but installed to a clean drive from boot ... maybe this is why .... anyways its working now, but I had to wipe w10, install win 7, then install win 8.0 pro upgrade, do all updates, upgade to 8.1, and then upgrade to w10 .... 4 windows installs lol ... i dont want to be in that position again thx for taking time to reply .. appreciated

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7 percent quicdo as well

no probs bud.glad you sorted it n the end though, be it the long way round...

khamito

​840m is about 3x the performance of a HD4400. please don't talk ****.



​Skylake isn't fully out yet and Broadwell was a limited release (not all cpu models) so it's not that 'old', due for a refresh yes but not old as such.

Re. fresh install if Windows 10 you can use the built-in reset function to remove bloatware rather than full wipe and reinstall. Like stated if you do prefer the latter, just make sure that machine has been activated on Windows 10 already and it'll pass activation without needing a key.

This will definitely be bought by people who think bigger = better. Having 16GB of RAM and never using it = you paid for it, you wasted your money.

Terrible value for money, low powered CPU, 16GB you probably won't use. Dedicated GPU that isn't better than integrated options. Sack this off and wait for something else is my advice. If you need the Yoga style touchscreen flip then get a Yoga.

What Intel HD iGPU offers the same performance as an 840m?

What's wrong with a low powered CPU? (The hint is that this is a ULV processor, designed for low power usage to maximise battery life)

Got a yoga 2 which has only 4400 vs this 840m for a cheeky £299 from JL (presume mispriced, was an open box)...cracking machine. Screen res is awesome and makes a huge difference. Only annoyance is that the screen scrolls up when you scroll down on the trackpad and citrix seems to show up on a crappy res - I preume its an issue on all these versions of lenovo - im all ears on how to fix!

weak specs for this money.arround 500 pounds u can get gtx vcard plus 4720HQ proc.better wait nov/dec offers, at this price you could get 5th gen + 970/980 vcard.you have to ask what for you are buying a laptop.cause at this price i would walk arround with a tower rig + screen 70% more powerfull hahahah.still heat added for the love of shopping

chrisread2000

Hi there, would really appreciate it if you could let me know how you … Hi there, would really appreciate it if you could let me know how you activated Windows 10 after a clean install ... I have tried this on 2 different machines and have not been able to activate either without reinstalling win 8 first and then win 10 over the top. I assume by clean you mean you deleted all disk partitions before the w10 install? Thanks alot in advance



​Re windows 10 install ( wanted rid of lenovo crap). Did it the following way.
1) Had mate do the Windows 10 update.
2) I downloaded Windows 10 media creation tool and created an ISO.
3) Used Rufus to burn the iso to a usb flash drive, with uefi and gpt settings.
4) Used a key recovery program to get Windows 10 key. I was under the impression that this was stored by Windows for future installs, but was being safe. As it turned out I was asked for the key so had it handy.
5) Turned of secure boot on the laptop and set USB as first boot device.
6) Booted Windows installer. To be Safe for first few months I left the Lenovo partition for recovery. Deleted the main Windows partition and then activated it.
7) Installed Windows 10, took less than 15 min.
Installed the chipset, sound, gfx, network drivers from Lenovo.
9) Sent mate on his way with clean install. Boots nice and quickly and no Lenovo crap.
10) Simples

enigmatik33

​Re windows 10 install ( wanted rid of lenovo crap). Did it the f … ​Re windows 10 install ( wanted rid of lenovo crap). Did it the following way.1) Had mate do the Windows 10 update.2) I downloaded Windows 10 media creation tool and created an ISO.3) Used Rufus to burn the iso to a usb flash drive, with uefi and gpt settings.4) Used a key recovery program to get Windows 10 key. I was under the impression that this was stored by Windows for future installs, but was being safe. As it turned out I was asked for the key so had it handy.5) Turned of secure boot on the laptop and set USB as first boot device. 6) Booted Windows installer. To be Safe for first few months I left the Lenovo partition for recovery. Deleted the main Windows partition and then activated it.7) Installed Windows 10, took less than 15 min.8) Installed the chipset, sound, gfx, network drivers from Lenovo. 9) Sent mate on his way with clean install. Boots nice and quickly and no Lenovo crap.10) Simples



Thanks alot for that bud ... learned 2 new things from that ... will check out Rufus (had to double check that was a program and not your mates name heheh) and a key finder ... if i can actually pull out my WIndows 10 key all my problems are solved, so thanks very much ... consider your good deed for the day complete

I bought this laptop a couple of weeks ago brand new from Lenovo outlet for £505ish after Quidco but with 250GB SSD instead of the 1TB HDD. Very nice laptop with aluminium chassis - it is pretty silent and the chassis helps a lot to keep the internals cool. It comfortably runs Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere Pro with 2GB + file sizes (PS). I'm soon to try a 3D rendering package (KeyShot) which I'm sure it will handle. I'm sure it will run the rest of the suite with ease. I switched out the 250gb SSD for a 960gb SSD - it's pretty ease to upgrade the internals if you were thinking of doing it... If you bought this I would switch out the HDD for SSD.

chrisread2000

Thanks alot for that bud ... learned 2 new things from that ... will … Thanks alot for that bud ... learned 2 new things from that ... will check out Rufus (had to double check that was a program and not your mates name heheh) and a key finder ... if i can actually pull out my WIndows 10 key all my problems are solved, so thanks very much ... consider your good deed for the day complete



​No hassle, I should have pointed out Rufus is a programme for burning bootable iso on usb. Sorry. Remember and use UEFI and GPT disk as settings. I'll check key finder I used when I get home and look at toolkit.

enigmatik33

​No hassle, I should have pointed out Rufus is a programme for burning b … ​No hassle, I should have pointed out Rufus is a programme for burning bootable iso on usb. Sorry. Remember and use UEFI and GPT disk as settings. I'll check key finder I used when I get home and look at toolkit.



Dont apologise ... it was me being thick

harrystroe

weak specs for this money.arround 500 pounds u can get gtx vcard plus … weak specs for this money.arround 500 pounds u can get gtx vcard plus 4720HQ proc.better wait nov/dec offers, at this price you could get 5th gen + 970/980 vcard.you have to ask what for you are buying a laptop.cause at this price i would walk arround with a tower rig + screen 70% more powerfull hahahah.still heat added for the love of shopping



The cheapest laptop with a gtx 980 is well north of £1000 and the tray price for a 4720HQ is ~£300.

Don't be an idiot.

I bought one of these a few months back, fan was incredibly loud (known fault) swapped for a HP spectre x360. Seemed decent quality in the 30 minutes my ears could handle the high pitch turbine noise.

Bought this from John Lewis a few mths back, used a giftcard to make it £540 down from £640, so price was more than decent in my circumstances. Was a little concerned about keyboard 'flex' and having a 15.4" laptop but given a bit of time with it, I've gotten used to both. Typically prefer a 14" display and the associated weight benefits. Anyway, my main grumble is that I always try to buy a laptop that can perform CPU intensive tasks and play some games (not Crysis level though, I'll settle with current games at mid/low spec) but this lapop does not cut the mustard. I am no tech geek and sadly got caught up with "its an i7" with an SSD... in the end its a serviceable laptop that has been made slightly better by upgrading (very easily) to Windows 10 and installing a second HDD in the DVD-tray. 6/10 at a push

chrisread2000

Dont apologise ... it was me being thick



​I used SterJo Key Finder if it helps. I then printed out the key on label printer at work and stuck it on the bottom for future use.

enigmatik33

​I used SterJo Key Finder if it helps. I then printed out the key on l … ​I used SterJo Key Finder if it helps. I then printed out the key on label printer at work and stuck it on the bottom for future use.



Thankyou!!!

chrisread2000

Thankyou!!!



Seems to have worked a treat ... curious I did a search in the registry (run regedt32) for part of the key ... sure enough keys (might) be stored here:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\software\microsoft\WindowsNT\Currentversion\SoftwareProtectionPlatform\

under BackupProductKeyDefault

It has stored the same key as SterJo gave me.

I say 'might' however, as Sterjo reported a different Office 2013 key to the one I activated it with (although that is a work product key that works for anyone that installs it at work

Will have to do some reading

Glad it worked.

titchyyyyy

840m = equivalent to an onboard GPU that are on Intel i chips, you might … 840m = equivalent to an onboard GPU that are on Intel i chips, you might be able to play some games at low settings on 1024 x 768 but many games will be 0fps.i7-4510U = equivalent to an AMD Phenom II X4, about 70% slower than a traditional desktop i7.£650 for a laptop that is too slow to run anything big and too fast/expensive to use as a browser/multimedia/work laptop. I suggest either buying something for less if you're planning to use it just for work/uni purposes or stick another £400 on it to get a laptop with a 960/970m inside!



The 840m isn't that bad. I get +30fps on witcher 3 with medium to high settings. It is paired with a slightly better i7 5500u processor though.

must be gone now i can't find this laptop anywhere on their site
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