One of the cheapest 15.6 inch multi touch convertible laptop with two mode has release by Lenovo. The Lenovo Flex 15-59387556 laptop, the latest model in Lenovo Flex 15 line up with 4th generation Intel Haswell is listed and available now in major retailer in US. Yeah, if you are really need a convertible touch laptop that designed for new Windows 8 User Interface but did not want to breaking the bank, the Flex 15 -59387556 is one a good option that you can get only for price under $600.
Designed for a budget conscious costumers who looking for a convertible laptop but did want to spend much money, Lenovo Flex 15 -59387556 is comes with an unique hinges that allow user to flipping the lid up to 300 degrees. Yeah, similar to the previous model, the 15 -59387556 laptop also can rotate up to 300 degrees, so you can not transform it into a tablet mode and only can use in stand mode for watching videos or play games.
The 5.1 lbs laptop is not the lightest Lenovo’s laptop, but with measures only at 10.7 x 15 x 0.9 inches, this machine still offers well portability and perfect for companion at home, school, office or when you on the occasional business trips. On the silver ring lid, there is a Lenovo logo on the corner and combined with a black keyboard deck make this machine looks solid and more expensive than they are. The ergonomic Lenovo’s AccuType keyboard has a full numeric keypad, provide fast and accurate typing experience. Like other IdeaPad Flex 15 model, the Flex 15 -59387556 laptop also brings a great 4-cell lithium ion battery that claims can gives up to 9 hours of battery runtime on single charges.
Powered by Intel Core i3-4010U dual core processor that clocked around at 1.7GHZ and lacks Intel Turbo Boost technology, Lenovo Ideapad Flex 15 -59387556 is not have an impressive configurations, but still provides more than enough performance for day to day mobile computing tasks. The 4GB of DDR3L RAM for multitasking performance that combined with the 64-bit version of Microsoft Windows 8 for operating system also gives smooth and seamless performance. Yeah this is not a high end machine, but still can handle daily office tasks, such as spreadsheets, Microsoft Office tasks and PowerPoint presentations, along with light multimedia tasks with ease.
Just like other Intel Haswell entry level machine, Lenovo Flex 15 -59387556 15.6 inch laptop also integrated with Intel HD Graphics 4400 as graphics accelerator. It boasts a 15.6 inch High Definition Touch Screen display with 10-point multi-touch technology and support a 1366 x 768 native resolutions. Yeah, this is a standard display and only can play 720p HD video playback, but the stand mode and 16:9 viewing angle makes this machine still offers a good viewing experience. If you need to share or enjoy video or streaming new movies from Netflix with family or friends, you can easily connect the laptop into external HDTV via HDMI cable.
Yeah, the Ideapad Flex 15 -59387556 is not a high end multimedia laptop, but still offers a good audio experience. The dual stereo speakers that optimized by Dolby Advanced Audio technology provides crisp, bright and loud audio for both music and video. Above the 15.6 inch screen, the 720p High Definition web camera that combined with array microphone gives fairly bright video chats and loud audio chats session. Inside, the 500GB of Serial ATA Hard Disk Drive with speed of 5400 rpm still provides plenty of storage capacity. You can store more than thousand of new music files with ease, along with hundred of video files.
Around the Flex 15 laptop’s, you will find a full range of port interface features, includes 3.5mm headphone / microphone combo jack, USB 3.0 port, dual USB 2.0 port, 2-in-1 media card reader slot for SD and MMC cards, RJ 45 port for Ethernet LAN and HDMI port. The rest of features are Bluetooth 4.0, Ethernet LAN for wired connection, WiFi 802.11b/g/n offers a reliable internet connection and few preinstalled applications, such as Nitro PDF, Trial version of new Microsoft Office, Evernote, Amazon Kindle reader, Lenovo’s OneKey Recovery and more.
So, what do you think? If you are not too concern about multitasking performance and only need a portable convertible laptop for daily office task and light multimedia, we believe the $599 Lenovo Flex 15-59387556 is still a great laptop and worth for your money. If you need a real convertible laptop and has more budget, we recommend you to take a look at the Sony VAIO Fit 14A SVF14N11CXB laptop. Comes with Intel Core i3-4005U as the heart, the Sony Vaio 14 inch laptop comes with a 360 degrees hinge for tablet mode and has a starting price around at $799.99 with 1 year warranty.