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Lenovo announces Intel and AMD dual-mode laptops with Windows 8.1

Flex 2 range boasts some slick specifications
Thu Apr 17 2014, 16:53

CHINESE HARDWARE MAKER Lenovo has unveiled the second-generation of its Flex range of dual-mode laptops, which come powered by Microsoft's Windows 8.1 operating system.

The Lenovo Flex 2 range of dual-mode laptops comes in 14in and 15.6in models, both able to sit in a traditional laptop pose or fold back up to 300 degrees to make a screen with a stand, taking on a tablet-like form for watching videos.

The Flex 2 range boasts 1920x1080 widescreen displays with 10-point multitouch, and Intel Haswell Core i7 processors with Nvidia Geforce graphics or, if you prefer, AMD APU processors with Radeon discrete graphics.

Lenovo Flex 2 15 inch black

The Lenovo Flex 2 laptops offer Dolby Advanced Audio v2 with the option of dual array digital microphones to go with the HD 720p webcam.

The black or silver casing hides your choice of a 1TB hard disk drive (HDD), a 1TB hybrid drive (SHDD) or 256GB solid-state disk (SSD) drive.

"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, Lenovo PC Group VP of worldwide marketing and design.

Expect to see the range hitting the streets in June with prices starting at £299.99 for the 14in model and £349.99 for the 15.6in model, depending the specifications you choose.

Lenovo has been on something of a spending spree of late after buying Motorola Mobility from Google and IBM's server division as it attempts to bring itself further into the mainstream market in Europe and America.

The Flex 2 announcement follows a series of budget Android tablets that it previewed at the beginning of April. µ


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