In addition to revealing the Yoga 2 convertible laptops, Lenovo on Sunday also announced the Flex 14D and the Flex 15D that transforms from a laptop into a Stand, meaning the keyboard is turned upside down and used as a prop to push the touch screen front and center. This model arrives in two sizes: 15.6 inches and 14 inches.
"The Flex 14D and 15D offer consumers two great modes – Laptop and Stand – in one device. They serve as full performance laptops when needed, or with a 180 flip, they turn into a fun way to experience the latest in entertainment with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 and all day battery life," reads the company's press release.
The 15.6 inch model packs a 1366 x 768 resolution and 10-point touch input. Backing this screen is a processor up to a quad-core AMD A6-5200M APU, up to AMD Radeon HD 8570 (1 GB) graphics, and up to 8 GB of DDR3L-1600 memory. Storage options include a hybrid drive with 500 GB of space and 8 GB for cache, and a 1 TB hard drive backed by an optional 16 GB of cache.
As for other features, this new Flex model provides one USB 3.0 port, two USB 2.0 ports, an audio combo jack, HDMI out, a 3-in-1 card reader, an AccuType keyboard with individual rounded keys, Wireless N and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, and a 720p HD webcam. The battery promises up to 6 hours.
Save for the size of the screen, the 14 inch model is nearly identical. The only difference is the overall size: 0.846 inches thin compared to the 15.6-inch model's 0.874 thickness. The 14-inch laptop also weighs 4.4 pounds while the larger model weighs 5.07 pounds.
Both models of the Flex 14D and 15D start at $499 and were available beginning December 2013 via major retailers and Lenovo's website.