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70
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

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

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Engadget Review

The Flip series has an innovative design, but the 15-inch version doesn't make much sense unless you need the discrete graphics or the 2,880 x 1,620 screen.

Pros
  • Attractive
  • Innovative design
  • Mostly reliable trackpad
  • Bright IPS display, optional 2,880 x 1,620 resolution
Cons
  • Big and heavy for a convertible
  • Disappointing battery life
  • Can get loud
  • Some performance bugs (fixes coming)
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Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

90
agentstavros
I've had it for just over a week now and still love it. The screen is beautiful...read more
80
tuodrage
The good: Great form factor. Enjoyable tablet use specially with the pen, solid...read more
70
hansjs
Nice machine if you need a laptop and also want to dip your toe in the tablet...read more
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Key Specs

Type
Tablet
Form factor
Convertible
Screen size
1522
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Bundled OS
Windows
CPU family
Core i5
Processor speed
1.619
System RAM
81
Pointing device
Trackpad
Video outputs
HDMI
Maximum battery life
Up to 520
Model
SVF15N14CXB

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i5) (Intel® Core™ i5-4200U)
Processor speed
1.6 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 5 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (3170 Wh capacity)

Input

Keyboard
Yes (82 keys) (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

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

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No

Other features

Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
3000 KB L1 cache
Ssd, Platter
Model
SVF15N17CXB

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (Intel® Core™ i7-4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
8 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 5 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (3170 Wh capacity)

Input

Keyboard
Yes (82 keys) (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

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

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No

Other features

Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
4000 KB L1 cache
Ssd, Platter
Model
SVF15N18PXB

General

Type
Tablet (Convertible)
Bundled OS
Windows (8)

Processor

Processor make
Intel (Core i7) (Intel® Core™ i7-4500U)
Processor speed
1.8 GHz
Number of cores
Dual-core

Optical media

Optical drive
No

Networking

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2)
Ethernet
10/100/1000 [Gigabit]
Mobile broadband
No
Analog modem
None

Video

Video outputs
HDMI

Memory details

RAM bus / speed
DDR3 (1600)

Memory and storage (basic)

System RAM
16 GB

Battery

Maximum battery life
Up to 5 hours
Battery type
Li-polymer (3170 Wh capacity)

Input

Keyboard
Yes (82 keys) (Backlit)
Pointing device
Trackpad

Connections

USB
3.0 (3 port(s))
Thunderbolt
No
FireWire / 1394
No
Bluetooth
4.0

Audio

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

Memory card reader

Memory card reader
Yes (SD)

Removable disks

Removable disk drive
No

Other features

Screen size
15 inches
Screen resolution
Other
Aspect ratio
16:9
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
Yes
4000 KB L1 cache
Ssd, Platter