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Lenovo Launches Flex 10 Bay Trail Laptop

By - Source: Lilputing | B 9 comments

This dual-mode laptop can bend over backwards for you.

Seriously, we wish every Windows 8.1 laptop could do this: rotate to the point where the keyboard is facing down, propping up the screen like a pseudo AIO touch-based PC. That’s what Lenovo’s new Flex 10 “Bay Trail” based laptop does for a decent starting price of around $550. The screen even has a ten-point touch input, making it ideal for painting programs and playing games.

"When you're relying heavily on the keyboard — drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example — keep your Flex 10 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you're focusing on touch applications, web chatting, or enjoying a film or video, flip the screen 300 degrees to enter stand mode. The Flex 10's unique design means it adapts to whatever you choose to do," reads the product page.

According to the specs, the laptop features a 10.1 inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution, backed by a choice of four processors: the quad core Intel Pentium N3510, the quad core Celeron N2910, the dual core Celeron N2810 or the dual core Celeron N2805. The Pentium model can handle memory up to 4 GB DDR3L, and the Celeron models can handle memory up to 2 GB DDR3L.

Configurations also include up to 500 GB of storage, one USB 3.0 port, one USB 2.0 port, HDMI output and an audio combo jack. There’s also Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, stereo speakers, integrated graphics, and a 720p webcam. The device weighs a mere 2.64 pounds and measures just 0.82 inches thin.

"Lenovo Energy Manager protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges," reads the product page. "You can log in without typing on the Flex 10, thanks to Veriface Pro, face recognition software that uses the integrated webcam to log you in."

If the form factor looks familiar, it’s because Lenovo already provides larger Flex notebooks with beefier specs and Windows 8. Lenovo has also borrowed the Flex design for its just-announced Android laptop called the Lenovo IdeaPad A10, which features an ARM-based chip instead of a processor supplied by Intel.

Unfortunately, the actual pricing and availability of the Flex 10 is unknown at this point, so stay tuned.

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    markiz , November 24, 2013 2:46 AM
    At this price, why would anyone choose this over T100?
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    anonymous_user , November 24, 2013 6:35 AM
    Actually why would anyone choose it over a budget laptop with a Haswell i3 or AMD A4/A6. Sure its small and lightweight, but is it worth $550?
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    vaughn2k , November 24, 2013 4:47 PM
    At this price point, I guess it uses an SSD, otherwise the mech hard drive will die immediately because of frequent flipping of the body/keyboard.
    On another hand, not sure how this fare when it launches. Weary and tired with stuff that is not innovative anymore...
    Unless otherwise it issomehow a computer which SHIELD uses (in Avengers) how cool is that!
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    JD88 , November 24, 2013 6:26 PM
    Depends on build quality, screen quality, etc. . The T100 leaves quite a bit to be desired. The days of thinking about specs alone are gone.
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    w8gaming , November 25, 2013 12:34 AM
    Frankly I will have to agree the price for this machine is insane. The CPU is an Atom which does not cost too much. There are much cheaper touch screen capable machine out there running better CPU. Does it really matter it can bend backward? Lenovo has been delivering quality machine with low cost over the past 1 year and it is a surprise to see they are trying to selling such a turkey all of a sudden.
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    markiz , November 25, 2013 1:59 AM
    Of course T100 is not the end all premium device, but at it's price, it's unbeatable. Every single review from all the relevant sites says so, including notebookcheck (85%).
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    rwinches , November 25, 2013 4:01 AM
    3 cell battery is useless.
    Intel graphics pushing this res will be huffing and puffing, especially with touch.
    Wow generous 1 3.0 USB 1 2.0 USB
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    nhat11 , November 25, 2013 6:00 AM
    @rwinches - You're joking right? My T100 is 2 cells and can last 7 hours + Technology has really improved since the past.
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    JD88 , November 25, 2013 7:48 AM
    Of course T100 is not the end all premium device, but at it's price, it's unbeatable. Every single review from all the relevant sites says so, including notebookcheck (85%).

    The T100 not bad at all for the price point. I'm simply saying two machines can have the same specs and one can still cost $100 more if the build and screen quality is significantly better. Specs alone are not enough to condemn this until we know more.