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Lenovo reveals the Flex laptop series, a pair of new Yogas, and the Flex 20 all-in-one PC

Michael Brown | Sept. 6, 2013
Each of four new PCs will feature fourth-generation Intel Core processors (aka Haswell)

The Flex 15's display delivers full 1920 by 1080 resolution, but the 14-inch model is limited to 1366 by 768 pixels. Discrete Nvidia mobile graphics will be offered as options. Both models will be available with up to Intel Core i7 CPUs and up to 8GB of memory. Storage comes in the form of mechanical hard drives (up to 500GB for the Flex 14, and up to 1TB for the Flex 15), with 16GB SSD cache drives as available options. The Flex line will also be thicker and heavier than the Yoga series, with the 15-inch model measuring 0.87 inches thick and weighing 5.07 pounds.

The Lenovo Flex series will be available later this month at prices starting at $630.

Lenovo Flex 20
Lenovo Flex 20

I was quite taken with Lenovo's 27-inch IdeaCentre Horizon portable all-in-one, but carting a 19-pound computer around the house isn't everyone's cup of tea. The Flex 20 scales that concept down to a 19.5-inch touchscreen display, shaving more than 10 pounds in the process. Unfortunately, the Flex 20 also scales the resolution down: to 1600 by 900 pixels. On the bright side, it's compatible with the joysticks, strikers, and e-dice that Lenovo developed for the Horizon.

The Flex 20 will be available with up to a Core i7 processor, 8GB of DDR3 memory, and a 500GB hybrid hard drive with an 8GB SSD cache. I/O ports are limited to two USB 3.0 ports and a headset jack. The all-in-one will have an integrated 720p webcam and stereo speakers. Lenovo says it should be capable of running on battery power for up to three hours.

The Flex 20 will be available later this month at prices starting at $900.


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