Lenovo’s Flex 14 is a laptop with a screen that you can push back 300 degrees so it’s facing away from the keyboard. This doesn’t quite turn the laptop into a tablet, although it does have a touchscreen. Instead, it gives you a presentation mode for watching videos, viewing PowerPoint slides, or any other activity where the keyboard would just get in the way.
Lenovo introduced the notebook with an unusual hinge at IFA in Berlin earlier in September. Now it’s available for purchase in the US with prices starting at $669.
The cheapest model actually has a list price of $799 and features an Intel Core i3 Haswell processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 500GB hard drive.
But if you use the coupon “SYSTEMSPECIALS” by October 2nd, you can get a model with a Core i5 Haswell processor and 8GB of RAM for $669. That model normally costs $899.
Other options include a 128GB or 256GB solid state drive, a COre i7 processor, and a more robust WiFi chip.
All models feature Windows 8 software, WiFi and Bluetooth, a multitouch touchpad, and a 45Whr battery for up to 9 hours of run time. The laptop features 2 USB 2.0 ports, 1 USB 3.0 port, HDMI and VGA ports, and an Ethernet jack.
The Lenovo Flex 14 measures about 0.85 inches thick and weighs about 4.4 pounds.
Lenovo’s also expected to offer options including full HD displays, and NVIDIA graphics, but it doesn’t look like there’s any way to configure the laptops with those features yet. Right now the only display option is a 14 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display.
via Ultrabook News