Lenovo Ideapad Flex 59387570 comes with attractive features. This 15.6 “ touch screen offers hybrid storage solution-a 500GB, 5400 rpm hard drive integrated with 8 GB of NAND flash, which helps the laptop boot faster. This type of hybrid storage device, SSHD, caches frequently used data on its own flash memory. User will get SSD like performance if data being accessed is stored in the cache. Rest of the data, not stored in the cache, will show 5400 rpm hard drive like performance. Touch screen of Lenovo Flex 59387570 can flip up to 300 degrees. When it comes to performance, the laptop is powered by 4th Generation Intel Core i5-4200U Processor. To boost the performance further, the device is installed with 8GB memory. Available just under $630, it is fairly priced. However, at this price, we can expect a full high definition support. Unfortunately, Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 59387570 comes with 1366 by 768 resolution which is not full HD. There is no DVD burner in this laptop.
Lenovo IdeaPad Flex 59387570 specification and performance
Lenovo 59387570 is equipped with Intel core i5-4200u dual core processor and each core operates with 1.6 GHz frequency, which, due to Turboboost technology, can boost up to 2.6GHz. It comes with Intel HD 4400 graphics which is DirectX11.1 capable. Paired with 8GB memory, Flex 59387570 allows many games to be played, like StarCraft 2 Heart of the Swarm, Minecraft, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim and World of Warcraft. Both CPU and GPU intensive games like Battlefield 3 and Planetside 2 are playable at low settings and details. You can probably work with Adobe Photoshop CS6 and other similar photo editing tools as well. Casual video editing, video encoding can be done in this machine.
Lenovo Flex 59387570 offers 8 GB DDR3L 1600 MHz memory. But the memory cannot be expanded any further. The hybrid drive comes preloaded with Windows 8 OS. As operating system is frequently used, it will be stored in the flash memory or the SSD part of the drive, which makes booting faster. Hybrid drive is a good choice for those who can’t afford a Solid state drive (SSD). If you can afford, SSD equipped Lenovo Ideapad Flex15 59393854 is available at Lenovo outlets, which comes with 128 GB SSD and costs you $800.
15.6″ HD LED 10-Point Multitouch display of Lenovo Flex 59387570 offers 1366×768 resolution which supports 720p playback.
Network connectivity is supported by 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and Fast Ethernet. Connectivity and ports include one 2 USB 2.0, one USB 3.0, HDMI-out, VGA 1 stereo headphones/microphone in combo jack, 2-in-1 Card Reader. It comes with 720p HD webcam
The Lenovo Ideapad Flex 59387570 comes with Accutype Keyboard, where keys are curved upward and have space in between two keys. The keyboard comes with dedicated numeric Keypad. Keyboard is not backlit type. The laptop is just 0.87” thick and weighs 5.1 lbs.
4 cell lithium ion battery offers up to 5 hours of battery life
Pros of Lenovo Flex 59387570
Hybrid drive for storage
8 GB memory
Cons of Lenovo Flex 59387570
No full high definition display
No backlit keyboard
Average battery life