RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC – April 16, 2014: Lenovo(HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY) today introduced two new additions to its FLEX family of dual mode laptops with the new FLEX 2 laptops available in 14 and 15.6-in models. Not only do the laptops give users 300° flexibility with two great modes, Laptop and Stand, they improve upon the original models in compelling new ways with an enhanced visual experience offering full HD screen and discrete graphics models.
Shaping Higher Performance
Available in either a 14 or 15.6-in screen, the laptops take Lenovo’s family of dual mode devices to the next level with new design and performance features. The black or silver1 FLEX 2 laptops catch attention for their 300° rotation and their optional backlit keyboard, which finishes the look on this beautiful device.
Inside the laptop, consumers will love the eye-popping visuals with a noticeably brighter full HD 1920X1080 widescreen display on select models. Users can choose NVIDIA GeForce graphics on models with up to 4th generation Intel Core i7 processors for a rich entertainment experience, making images in games and videos display quickly and smoothly. Or they can opt for models with dynamic AMD Radeon™ R5 M230 discrete graphics and AMD APU processors all the way up to AMD A8 models2 with on-chip Radeon graphics.
Equipped with Dolby Advanced Audio v2 technology, the FLEX 2 laptops make sound from movies, games and music come across its stereo speakers louder with greater clarity, consistent tone and less distortion. And for users who like to video chat, the laptops come with an optional dual array digital microphone for truer to life calls when using the 720p HD webcam.
The FLEX 2 further provides an overall better user experience over its predecessor thanks to several advancements for processing, storage and memory. For fast and efficient operations, the FLEX 2 laptops offer choices of the latest Intel and AMD processors, come with a range of three storage options - up to 1 TB of HD or hybrid SSHD storage or up to 256 GB SSD storage - and long battery life.
Two Modes in One Machine
Starting at just $429, the laptops give users one of the most affordable “convertible-like” PCs, with two unique modes in one machine. Users can enjoy the benefits of a Windows 8.1 touch-centric experience in both modes via the 10-finger multitouch screen.
FLEX 2 works great in its traditional clamshell laptop mode for productivity tasks with its comfortable keyboard with its stylish and functional one piece multitouch touchpad with an optional cool metal palmrest. Then simply flip the keyboard underneath the screen 300° to transition into Stand mode for a different way to watch movies and riveting digital content up close.
“The new FLEX 2 gives consumers two great devices – a full-function, multitouch laptop and a second, Stand mode – in one machine all at an extremely affordable price,” said Dilip Bhatia, vice president, worldwide marketing and design, PC Group, Lenovo. “New features like a crystal clear high resolution screen and the latest processing technologies make it even more suited to helping express and manage consumer’s digital lives.”
Pricing and Availability3
Pricing for models of the FLEX 2 14-in and 15.6-in start at $799 and $429, respectively. The FLEX 2 laptops are available beginning in June via Lenovo retailers and www.lenovo.com.