Lenovo has unveiled a new member to its Flex laptop family and has made it even sleeker yet and powerful too.
In September, Lenovo began selling a new range of notebooks, called Flex 14 and 15. These laptops have a 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch display, respectively, and the ability to be flipped as much as 300 degrees. Thus these notebooks could be set in the stand mode but not in the tablet mode, like the Lenovo’s Yoga product.
Now, Lenovo announced a smaller version of the Flex notebook, with a 10.1-inch display and Windows 8.1. The screen of this new little laptop is designed to rotate, allowing it to be rotated back.
According to the product page, “When you’re relying heavily on the keyboard—drafting documents or working on a spreadsheet, for example—keep your Flex 10 in the classic laptop mode for maximum productivity. But when you’re focusing on touch applications, web chatting, or enjoying a film or video, flip the screen 300 degrees to enter stand mode. The Flex 10’s unique design means it adapts to whatever you choose to do.”
This ultra-portable laptop has a normal keyboard when it’s kept in the standing mode. The laptop supports a 10 point multi touch and is powered by Windows 8.
The product features a 10.1-inch 1366 x 768 resolution display screen. It comes with up to 500GB for storage along with support for 4GB DDR3L memory. The laptop features a 720p front facing webcam.
The connectivity options available are Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi. The notebook also includes options of a quad-core Pentium N3610, a quad-core Celeron N2910, a dual-core Celeron N2810 and a dual-core Celeron N2805 processor.
This small laptop measures 273 mm x 188.5 mm x 21 mm, weighs up to 2.6 pounds, and 1-inch thick.
The Official Lenovo product page reads, “Lenovo Energy Manager protects the long-term durability of the battery and uses advanced energy-saving technology to increase time spent between charges. You can log in without typing on the Flex 10, thanks to Veriface Pro, face recognition software that uses the integrated webcam to log you in.”
The touchpad on the Flex 10 supports gestures. The starting price of Lenovo’s 10.1-inch Flex Notebook is said to be $550, although it’s yet to be confirmed.