74
Global
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
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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Average Critic Score

Portability (size / weight)

70
 

Battery life

87
 

Noise

70
 

Design and form factor

71
 

Durability

67
 

Speed and features

84
 

Expandability

85
 

Display

60
 

How It Stacks Up

84

Engadget

84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
81

Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

87
 

User

93
 
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How It Stacks Up

84

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84
 

Critic

75
 

User

87
 
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Engadget

81
 

Critic

78
 

User

90
 
89

Engadget

89
 

Critic

86
 

User

80
 
84

Engadget

Not yet scored
 

Critic

87
 

User

93
 
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