2020 Lenovo Flex 15, 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 81SR000UUS Review
2020 Lenovo Flex 15, 2-in-1 Convertible Laptop, 81SR000UUS
Black 2020 Lenovo Flex 15 is an entry level modern 2-in-1 convertible laptop with a flip-and-fold design around a 360-degree rotating hinge, a 15” Full HD IPS touch display, the mid-range power of the 8th generation Intel i3-8145U processor, 128GB SSD, 4GB DDR4 SDRAM, and Windows 10 in S mode.
The quarter 4 of 2018 release 8th generation dual core ultra low voltage Intel i3-8145U processor (4MB cache) has a CPU PassMark benchmark score of 5463. It offers decent data transfer speed, longer battery life and helps with the good quality graphics and visuals. It has a decent base speed of 2.1GHz for simple daily tasks that moves up to 3.9GHz with the turbo boost when the more advanced tasks require it. The Intel i3-8145U processor has a performance level similar to the 7th generation Intel i7-7500U (Kaby Lake).
4GB DDR4 RAM is not a lot by current standards but offers sufficient multitasking and processing power at this laptop’s price level, to run a few browsers and apps at once. 128GB PCI-e SSD is basic amount of storage space as some of it will be taken over by Windows 10, but quick performance overall especially when opening files and booting up the laptop. You can also save your files in Cloud storage and access them wherever you have internet access. Windows 10 S is the more limited version operating system with Microsoft Edge the only browser and app installation from the Microsoft store only. But the advantage is the speed, stability and security.
You can switch out of it by simply clicking on Start, Settings, Update & Security, Activation and Go to the Store. This is free of charge and you can’t go back to S mode once you switch to Windows 10 Home. This laptop comes with the Rapid Charge feature to recharge the battery for up to 80% in just in an hour. There is no Optical Drive but 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, 2 x USB 3.1 ports (one of them always on), a USB Type-C port, a Media Card Reader, a Headphone output and Microphone input combo, an HDMI output and a fingerprint reader for easy sign-in. Black Lenovo Flex 15 is easy on the eyes with its sleek and modern design, weighs 3.74 pounds with the measurements of 12.91 x 9.02 x 0.78 inches.
15.6-inch FHD IPS touch display with the 10-finger multi-touch support has the 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and 178-degree viewing angles vertically and horizontally. Picture quality is very good with vibrant graphics for your photos, videos or games, at whichever mode you use this computer- laptop, tablet, tent or stand. It has a 720p high definition webcam with the convenient TrueBlock Privacy Shutter feature. The integrated Intel UHD 620 GPU offers an overall performance level between the dedicated NVIDA GeForce 910M and 920M graphics cards. You can play the games like the Farming Simulator 17 and Rocket League at acceptable settings. Sound quality is better than average through the built-in speakers and Dolby Audio graphics. It seems to be a good value 2-in-1 laptop with above average performance and user-friendly features at a relatively low price.