The gang over Lenovo continues to plug away offering various ultrabook and notebook models with portability and interesting features. Lenovo has a new offering today called the Flex 14 that reminds a bit of the Yoga 11. Before you get too nervous, the resemblance between the Flex 14 and Yoga 11 is mostly physical.
At first glance, the Flex 14 might look like a Yoga 11 but they are completely different animals. For one, the Flex 14 runs Windows 8 rather than the horribly unpopular Windows RT operating system. The Flex 14 also lacks the ability to fold completely into tablet mode. Not that the flex 14 can’t fold, it’s keyboard area can be pushed back to prop the screen up for video watching.
Perhaps the best news for people who might be interested in Lenovo’s new ultrabook is that the Flex 14 is reportedly cheaper than the Yoga, at least in Singapore. The Flex 14 retells at S$999, which equates to about $780 in the US. By comparison, the Yoga 11 sells for over S$1000 in Singapore. The Flex 11 screen is able to fold through 300° and the ultrabook has a manual switch for turning off the keyboard.
The idea with that manual keyboard switch is that you can turn off the keyboard to prevent you from hitting any keys during the folding process. The Flex 14 screen has a resolution of 1366 x 788. Graphics are handled by an Nvidia GeForce GT 740M GPU, which should give you enough graphics muscle to play video games with some of the bells and whistles turned off. The Flex 14 also has 8 GB of RAM, 500 GB of storage, and runs an Intel Core i5-4200U processor. This new machine is expected to hit Asia by the end of September and will be available in Singapore starting on September 5. A larger Flex 15 is also said to be on the way.