Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 59393854 is powered by 4th generation Core i5-4200u and is a touch screen convertible notebook. But it moves only up to 300 degrees which obviously means user will not get tablet mode. Only stand and laptop modes are available. It comes with impressive features like 128GB SSD, 8 GB memory and long battery life. Lenovo Flex 15 59393854 is most suited for people who are always on the go, business users and those who are looking for affordable multimedia laptop for better user experience. The disadvantage of this new Ideapad flex 15 59393854 is that the screen doesn’t offer full HD playback. Even though original price of this notebook is over $1000, it is available at a sale price is $800 approx. Here is a brief review of this convertible laptop.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 59393854 specification and performance
Intel core i5-4200u is a dual core Haswell/4th generation Intel core processor. Each core operates with 1.6 GHz and the frequency can rise up to 2.6 GHz due to Intel Turboboost technology. Like other core i5 processors, it is hyperthreading enabled, thus each core can handle two threads at a time. Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 59393854 can handle business applications like making presentations, working with spreadsheets, editing photo and occasional video editing along with regular computing. User can flip the laptop 300 degree and watch videos and presentations. As SSD are inherently faster than HDD, user will get better performance. For instance, access and booting will be faster. Compare with 3rd generation i5-3317u, i5-4200u is marginally faster due to architectural differences, though both the processors are based on 22nm lithography. Also, i5-4200u comes with additional instructions.
Lenovo Flex 15 59393854 is integrated by Intel HD 4400 graphics which is an enhanced version of Intel HD 4000 graphics. You can play current games like Skyrim, Planetside 2 etc in low details and settings. However, low end games like World of warcraft can be played in high settings. However, storage amount is limited to 128 GB. So you can store few games only. The notebook is capable of streaming HD videos without any glitch. If a traditional hard drive is acceptable to you then Lenovo Flex 15 – 59387570 could be a good choice which comes with 500 GB hard drive. You get this system by paying $100 less.
The 15.6″ HD LED 10-Point Multitouch display offers 1366×768 resolution. IdeapadFlex 15 59393854 is integrated with 8.0GB DDR3L SDRAM. The memory speed is 1600 MHz.
Ports included in the laptop are 1 USB 3.0, 2 USB 2.0, HDMI-out, LAN port, 2-in-1 card reader(SD/MMC), combo jack. There is no display port. Network connectivity is supported by Bluetooth, integrated LAN and Wi-fi
According to manufacturer, 4-cell 48 whr battery pack offers up to 9 hours of battery life.
Pros of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 59393854
Touch screen convertible laptop
8 GB memory
128 GB SSD
Cons of Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 15 59393854
No display port
Not an inexpensive laptop