Lenovo Intros Flexible New Flex 2 Line of Laptops

On Wednesday, Lenovo introduced two new additions to its FLEX family of dual mode laptops: the 14-inch and 15.6-inch FLEX 2 laptops. As a refresher, the FLEX line allows the screen to be rotated 300 degrees backwards so that owners can use the hybrid as a movie screen; AKA the "Stand" mode. Push the screen back into its original upright position to enter Laptop mode.

"The laptops take Lenovo's family of dual mode devices to the next level with new design and performance features," states the PR. "The black or silver FLEX 2 laptops catch attention for their 300 degree rotation and their optional backlit keyboard, which finishes the look on this beautiful device."

With the laptops not shipping until June, the company was brief on the actual baseline specs. Regardless, the new models will sport a noticeably brighter Full HD widescreen display on select models. Both will also be equipped with Dolby Advance Audio v2 technology, a 720p HD webcam, and an optional dual array digital microphone.

Customers will also be able to configure the laptops with Nvidia GeForce graphics on models with up to a 4th generation Intel Core i7 processor. Are you more of an AMD fan? Lenovo has you covered with options for AMD Radeon R5 M230 discrete graphics and AMD APU processors all the way up to AMD A8 models with on-chip Radeon graphics.

"The laptops give users one of the most affordable 'convertible-like' PCs, with two unique modes in one machine," reads the PR. "Users can enjoy the benefits of a Windows 8.1 touch-centric experience in both modes via the 10-finger multitouch screen."

Both laptops will provide a "stylish and functional" one piece multitouch touchpad with an optional cool metal palm rest. Customers will also have three storage options to choose from: up to 1 TB of HDD or hybrid SSHD storage or up to 256 GB SSD storage. The company didn't mention the RAM, but the older FLEX series supports 4 GB and 8 GB of RAM.

Pricing for models of the FLEX 2 14-in and 15.6-in start at $429 and $799, respectively. The FLEX 2 laptops are available beginning in June, so expect more hardware details before then.

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  • antilycus
    BTW, when you flip these screens and put the KEYBOARD down...the keyboard is still very active. so you can't rest it on a desktop or table or anything. If you are thinking "no company would be that stupid" I beg you go head to a best buy and go see for yourself. I believe the Dells do as well as the Lenovo's