Lenovo first introduced its Flex line of ultrabooks by releasing 14- and 15-inch variants some months ago. For a smaller model that can flip its display up to 300 degrees, the Lenovo Flex 10 has been recently announced, equipped with low-power Bay Trail processors from Intel.
When positioned in the traditional laptop mode, the Lenovo Flex 10 comes with an AccuType keyboard that’s apparently designed with ergonomics in mind. When its screen is bent over backward, the device then becomes presentation-friendly. This stand mode is best suited for touch applications and multimedia consumption. Such mode also makes good use of the 10-point multitouch display for user interaction.
Lenovo Flex 10 Specs
- Windows 8.1
- 10.1-inch touchscreen display (1366×768 HD), ~155ppi
- 2GHz Intel quad-core Pentium N3510 processor
- Integrated graphics
- 4GB DDR3L RAM
- Up to 500GB internal storage
- 720p webcam
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 4.0
- USB 3.0, USB 2.0
- Dimensions: 273 x 188.5 x 21mm
- Weight: 1.2kg
- 3-cell battery
Other specs include stereo speakers, an integrated microphone, HDMI-out, and an audio combo jack. Like the screen, the touchpad can detect multiple touch input at the same time and is optimized for Windows 8. Lenovo has also bundled its own software for the Flex 10, including an Energy Manager for efficient use of the battery and the Vertiface Pro for logging into the operating system through facial recognition.
Though low-power processors are featured in the Lenovo Flex 10, the accompanying standard 3-cell battery can only last up to 4 hours of usage. Still, such a combination should be fine for a couple productivity outputs using Microsoft Office and similar software.
The price for the Lenovo Flex 10 is estimated to start at $550, though that will only come with a Celeron processor instead of the Pentium one listed in the specs above. The base model will also only come with 2GB DDR3L memory, not 4GB. No release date has been announced.