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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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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Model
393810

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
393809

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Celeron)

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
405151

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
395987

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
393792

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i3)
Processor speed
1.7 GHz

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
405149

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
4 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
Model
404715

Key Specs

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

General

Type
Midsize
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz

Networking

WiFi
yes (802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n) (WEP, WPA, WPA2)
Analog modem
None

Video

Graphics adapter
Integrated (Intel)
Video outputs
HDMI

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to9 hour

Input

Keyboard
yes

Connections

Thunderbolt
no
FireWire / 1394
no

Audio

Audio outputs
3.5mm
Audio channels
Stereo
Built-in microphone
yes
Speakers
Stereo

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
no
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