Lenovo gets bendy with the new Flex range of portable all-in-ones and laptops

Jordan O'Brien
September 5, 2013

The Lenovo Yoga has been so successful that the company has decided to bring the funky design to mid-range consumers through a new range of products called Flex.

The Flex line of products isn’t just an all-in-one, it also includes two laptops, the Flex 14 and 15.

The Flex 20 has the biggest screen of the range, which is obvious due to it being a fully fledged portable all-in one.

Like the Horizon PC that came before it, the Flex 20 includes an “Aura” interface, which works much like Microsoft’s PixelSense — pushing people towards gaming and photo manipulation, rather than actual work.

Not only is the Flex 20 cheaper than the Horizon, it’s also smaller, with the 20-inch screen being designed for two-person use, and not the whole family.

It’s also not a great resolution, with pixel density especially poor, at 1600×900.

As for the laptops, the Flex 14 and 15 are taking the style of the Yoga to a more affordable price point, with prices starting from $630 (around £400) when it goes on .


If you buy a base model of the Flex 14 or 15, then you’re likely going to be getting some pretty basic specs — with a screen resolution of 1366×768.

You do have the option to upgrade that to a 1080p panel should you desire, but that will cost substantially more — and will not be offered at launch.

Whilst the Flex does take a lot of design cues from the Yoga series, it will hit a brick wall after bending it back 300 degrees — so no tablet mode this time.

You do get the choice of Haswell processors, anywhere up to Core i7, and a dedicated NVIDIA GT740M graphics chip.

The Flex 14, 15 and 20 will all hit stores later this month, with the 14-inch Flex 14 only be available from in the US.

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