With the recent rise in the demand of small-scale laptops (especially Chromebooks), the Lenovo Flex became pertinent. So, how does it perform in the fierce battle among the biggest little giants?? To know, read on…

 
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Specs:

 

  • CPU – MediaTek MT8173c Quad-Core, 1.3 GHz
  • GPU – PowerVR GX6250
  • Memory – 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) DDR3
  • Screen – 11.6-inch HD IPS (1,366 x 768) with 10 point touch screen
  • Storage – 32 GB eMMC Flash
  • OS – Google Chrome OS

 

Benefits:

 

  • Price – It’s one of those low to low-mid range laptops (if you consider an 11.6inch Chromebook as a laptop at all in the first place). It’s no surprise that Lenovo decided to put a price tag less than $300 for it. But what actually is quite surprising is that it is cheaper than even The Dell Chromebook 3189, one of its greatest competitors.
  • Rough and tough design – Okay, it would be a white lie if I ever said that it looks stylish (or good at the least). But where it excels is its accidental safety features. It is capable of withstanding a freefall into the ground from a height of 2 feet (or 3 feet in the extreme case). It received nothing more than some trivial scratches on proper testing. It is also resistant to a limited amount of accidental liquid spilling (around 100ml) on the keyboard section.
  • Overall performance – It is loaded with a MediaTek processor with 4 GB of RAM and preloaded Chrome OS. It performs pretty well under standard conditions while surfing the net and doing a bit of multi-tasking. It lags almost next to nothing until the processor is overloaded. The most of the features offered by the Chrome OS is cloud-based (in contrast to the offline versions; à la Windows).

 

Downsides:

 

  • Cooling – It does get a bit hot when using continuously for some time. Using it in a place without proper ventilation can get it heated up to the degree making you feel uncomfortable. Although it may not be a dealbreaker, it surely is a point worthy to be mentioned.
  • Battery backup – While using it for everyday purposes, like surfing the net or doing some other trivial tasks, it lasts more than 7 hours which is not bad at all. But it does lag behind the average battery life of a Chromebook (8 hours), let alone compete with the Acer Chromebook 11 N7 C731T, another one of its competitors with a staggering run time of 10 hours.
  • Keyboard – The keyboard of Lenovo flex is somewhat uncomfortable to use. With an average key depth of 1.1 mm, it sure seems a bit shallow while typing. Also, the material used in the buttons feels somewhat slippery, making it inappropriate for this job.

 

Verdict:

 

If it is a cheap laptop that you are looking for, then Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook ZA270025US is a perfect fit for you. With its small size, durable design and cheap price tag, it can be a great choice for a school student or someone who wants to do their work on the go.

 
Check out the latest price for the Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook ZA270025US
 

Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook ZA270025US Review

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