Flex­i­ble and Flaw­less

Gadgets and Gizmos (India) - - TEST BENCH - By Nidhi Sin­gal

WE FIRST SAW Len­ovo Yoga at the CES 2012 and were im­pressed. It was a sin­gle de­vice that can be used as a lap­top, tablet or even as a stand-alone touch screen (like all-in-one desk­tops). The Flex 14 has a flex­i­ble body with a 360 de­gree hinge. It has a neat, black matt fin­ish rub­ber­ized look but is made of plas­tic. The Len­ovo logo on the top-left cor­ner. It has a 14 inch HD touch dis­play with 1366 x 768 p res­o­lu­tion. The touch re­sponse is great and we of­ten ended up us­ing the touch in­put to close the win­dow and launch the apps in­stead of us­ing the track­pad. The well spaced key­board is com­fort­able to type on, with a row of short­cuts added on top of the num­ber keys. Len­ovo has added vol­ume up and down key to the right edge too. When used in the sec­ond po­si­tion by bend­ing the dis­play back­ward, the Flex 14 can only be op­er­ated us­ing the touch in­put, ideal for watch­ing movie or even play­ing games. Run­ning on Win­dows 8, our re­view unit had an In­tel i5-4200 pro­ces­sor paired with 8GB RAM, that left no space for com­plaint. The per­for­mance was flaw­less. The Flex 14 is ideal for daily chores in­clud­ing multi-task­ing, brows­ing the web, me­dia play­back, games, etc. On an av­er­age use, it gave us a bat­tery backup of close to 8 hours. The only down­side was the 128 GB SSD which is low.

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