74
Global
Score
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Summary

With its unique design and affordable price, the Flex 14 is a viable mid-range laptop as long as you don't mind the low-resolution display. The Flex 14 features an adjustable hinge that allows you to put the screen in more positions than a regular laptop, which CNET says is "easy enough" and that it "holds at any angle," but they had an issue with the laptop having "too much flex" to allow for smooth transitions between angles. Flex wasn't the only issue for the 1366 x 768 display, a resolution that Wired calls "a real disappointment." The Flex 14 makes up for the paltry resolution with speed that Computer Shopper says "delivers outstanding application performance for the price," and battery life that Digital Trends calls "average" but "can hardly argue that almost 9 hours of life is inadequate." The Flex 14 might have a lot of options going for it, but however you angle that screen, the resolution is always going to be disappointing.

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Breakdown

Portability (size / weight)
7.0
Battery life
8.7
Noise
7.0
Design and form factor
7.1
Durability
6.7
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Specs

Flex

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
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Specs

Flex

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows
Processor speed
1.7 GHz
Video outputs
HDMI
System RAM
4 GB
Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour
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