First leaked at IFA 2014 in Berlin, the Lenovo Edge 15 15.6 inch convertible laptop also known as Lenovo Flex 2 finally arrived in US market with Lenovo Edge 15 – 80H10004US laptop. Yeah, this is not a really convertible laptop. Comes with a 300 degree unique design, the new Lenovo Flex 2 laptop only can transformed into 2 mode. But, with measures just 0.8 inch thin and the Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor as the heart, the Edge 15 80H10004US laptop still one of the best 2-in-1 15.6 inch business laptop that currently available on the market.
Similar to the Lenovo Flex 2 59422542 15.6 inch laptop, Lenovo Edge 15 – 80H10004US also features a 300 degree hinge. Its mean you only can folding back the laptop’s display and transform this machine into two modes, a laptop for working and a stand mode for watching your favorite video or streaming new movies from Netflix or other similar sites. The front facing 1.0 megapixel web camera that built into center of top laptop’s bezel and integrated with digital microphone is perfect for makes a face to face video communication, self portrait and 720p video recording.
Like the common Lenovo laptop on its price suggest, Lenovo Edge 15 80H10004US 15.6 inch 2-in-1 laptop also comes with a premium thin design. Made from a high quality an aluminum material for casing with solid black design and small Lenovo logo on the lid cover, this machine looks stylish and robust than they really are. Of course, the latest Edge 15 laptop series also equipped with Lenovo AccuType keyboard with backliting technology and full numeric keypad for faster and more comfortable typing experience. In term of size, the 5 lbs Lenovo laptop is may not the lightest laptop, but with measures just 10.9 x 15 x 0.8 inch, this machine still offer thinner design than the competitor on its price suggest.
Powered by new Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor that offers a base clock rates at 1.7Ghz and paired with 6GB of DDR3L SDRAM, Lenovo Edge 15 – 80H10004US laptop still provides more than enough performance to handle lots of modern office and business applications with ease. For most demanding applications, this model offers a Intel Turbo Boost technology that gives extra processor power up to 2.7Ghz. If needed, you can also expanding the memory to 16GB of DDR3L SDRAM, so you did not need to worried get any lags when running three or more most demanding applications at once.
Running on the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8.1 for the operating system and integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4400 for graphics accelerator, the Edge 15 80H10004US laptop provides smooth and fast performance for handle daily editing video, streaming movies or play some modern games, such as Alien Isolation, GRID: Autosport, The Elder Scrolls Online 2014, Titanfall 2014 and more games in low settings. The 1TB of internal storage which brings up to 5400 rotate per minutes allows user to install more applications and games without having to worry about lack of storage space. Unfortunately, the optical drive is lacking, so you only can back up your files into SD and MMC cards, thanks to the media card reader slot that placed on the left side.
The 15.6 inch Full High Definition touch screen display with IPS technology and 10-point touch supports provides very bright, natural images and vivid color for multimedia tasks and games. Yeah, the Lenovo Flex 15 laptop’s screen is supports a pixels native resolution, so you can watching your favorite video in 1080p HD resolution without need to connect into external HDTV. The internal dual stereo speakers is may not delivers stunning audio experience, but still produce full body sound audio for listening music or streaming movies.
Of course, as a newest model, Lenovo Edge 15 – 80H10004US also equipped with full range of connectivity features, includes Gigabit Ethernet LAN, Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11ac that provides faster and more reliable internet connection through your wireless networks. The pre-installed Dragon Assistant applications allows user to control the system only by speaking. Other new Lenovo Edge 15 laptop’s specifications are single USB 3.0, security lock slot, audio combo jack, two USB 2.0 ports, RJ 45 port, HDMI port and 4-cell Lithium battery that claims will give user more than eight hours of battery runtime between charges.
Yeah, this is not the most powerful laptop from the Chinese Global Electronic company. But with premium 2-in-1 design, plenty of storage space and full connectivity features, the $699 Lenovo Edge 15 – 80H10004US laptop is still a greats laptop and provides a big value for your money. So, what do you think? If you are on the market for a 14 inch convertible laptop and the computing performance is your biggest concern, we suggest you to check the sub-$650 Acer Aspire R3-471T-54T1 14 inch laptop that shipped with Intel Core i5-4210U dual core processor and paired with 6GB of RAM.