Lenovo’s adding a new 10 inch touchscreen laptop to its Flex line of notebooks that bend over backward so the screen faces away from the keyboard for use in presentation mode. The Lenovo Flex 10 is the smallest Flex model to date, and it’s the first to feature Intel’s low-power Bay Trail processors.
The Lenovo Flex 10 is a Windows 8.1 laptop that features a 10.1 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel touchscreen display, a USB 3.0 port, a USB 2.0 port, an HDMI port, headset jack, stereo speakers, WiFi, and Bluetooth. It weighs about 2.64 pounds and measures about 0.82 inches thick.
Lenovo will offer models a choice of Bay Trail-based processors, including:
- 1.46 GHz Intel Celeron N2805 dual-core CPU with 4.3W TDP
- 2 GHz Intel Celeron N2810 dual-core with 7.5W TDP
- 1.6 GHz Intel Celeron N2910 quad-core with 7.5W TDP
- 2 GHz ntel Pentium N3510 quad-core with 7.5W TDP
The Celeron models will be available with up to 2GB of RAM while the Pentium model supports up to 4GB.
While the Flex 10 uses low-power processors, it also apparently features a low-power battery. Lenovo is only promising up to 4 hours of run time with a 3-cell battery. Still, it’s nice to see the company thinking small.
If the design looks familiar, it’s not only because Lenovo already has larger Flex notebooks with more powerful processors and Windows 8 software. Lenovo is also using a similar design for an Android laptop with an ARM-based processor called the Lenovo IdeaPad A10.
via UMPC Portal
My ideal Flex 10 would have a better display and a Wacom pen, if the screened folded back like a yoga then I’d be happy. Until then the Lenovo Flex 10 is a nearly machine. As a minimum the screen needs to be improved.
So close and yet so far. Small battery and unnecessarily ugly design (e.g. screen not centred, quite chunky). Could have been so much better with some decent design.
Heavy for a 10 inch device, I think, given the battery is terrible by 2013 standards, as is the screen. Too bad, really.
Lenovo more and more surprises with its devices, given that it is a Chinese company … Flex 10 ocherezhnoe this proof.
They did two big mistakes with model.
1. It should have been Yoga rather than Flex.
2. Small battery is bad.
I hope they release Yoga 11 inch model with different processor options (Bay trail, Celeron and Pentium) in future.
“Still, it’s nice to see the company thinking small.”
Except when it’s the battery, haha.
Will this boot 64-bit boot loaders (ie. can I install Linux on this)?
Seems good as a cheap laptop. I’d take this over the Yoga 10
I’d take this over the ASUS T100 if it had a higher capacity battery. I could do without the touch screen altogether for a cheaper price.
I’m still waiting on the 8 GB RAM versions and maybe with the Pentium N3520 (higher clocked and Turbo Boost enabled version of the N3510). Too bad none of the released Bay Trail M based Celerons and Pentiums have Quick Sync and AES-NI. I guess Intel has to keep features in line with other other Celerons and Pentiums. Although I’m not 100% sure that all the other Celerons and Pentiums don’t have Turbo Boost.
It’s weird that the Atom brand has Turbo Boost, Quick Sync and AES-NI but most of the Celeron and Pentiums don’t. Most see Atoms as the lowest chip in the Intel hierarchy. I guess Intel’s making the Atom brand not really part of the Celeron, Pentium and Core i hierarchy.
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