Lenovo recently launched the more affordable version of Flex 6 14 inch to the market. The idea of making Flex series is to provide the best and comfortable experience on using 2 in 1 device without breaking someone’s bank. Because of this case, Lenovo tries harder to limit its price point, but still delivering of some high end hardware. Few months ago, I have reviewed this laptop but at that time it’s equipped with 8th generation CPU. Some users might still think the price as expensive and not all of users need such a powerful hardware here. The newer model in other case is more affordable for just under 450 dollars.
As for the hardware specification, they offer us of Intel 4415U processor, 4GB RAM, and 128GB SSD. Those specifications are more than enough for office editing or taking care of school work during your days. MY only biggest issue so far is only the display. The 14 inch screen uses of TN HD panel which looks okay, but far from being solid. Well, that is the way they make the system is affordable, so we can’t complaint much about it. Let’s take a look inside and see how it works on us. Without further ado, let’s we jump into the article.
Case and Connectivity
Lenovo puts of more modern look into its entire Ideapad series included the one we have right now. The entire chassis is covered in silver finishing and feels pretty comfortable and looks premium although it leaves a bad mark from our fingerprint. The aluminum surface is seems very polished here and the build itself is decent. I cannot really make the point if the chassis is made from aluminum, but I guess it’s just a plastic with aluminum surface considering its durability is like a plastic at all. Still, I am very satisfied on how good it looks compared to its competitors. Showing or carrying around the cafeteria won’t make you shame at all here.
Considered as 2 in machine, I feel the overall weight is slightly heavy in my opinion. With dimension at 12.91 x 9 x 0.69 inches, the chassis is weight for 3.68 pounds or 1.67 kg. I never have any problem for using it in traditional mode or carrying around, but handling it with both hands in tablet mode will make you suffer little bit especially after long term usage. That is all about the design and what about the connectivity? Well, it has of couple standard USB 3.0 ports and a single USB type-C. There are also micro SD reader, HDMI, 3.5 mm audio jack, and Ethernet port.back to menu ↑
Multimedia and Work Features
The one they really sacrifice to make the price affordable is the screen. The TN panel is commonly found in budget price because its quality is always being standard and far from an IPS panel. Here, the 14 inch screen fully supports of touchscreen although the touch sensitivity is quite low. I can still easily navigate through the system and taking a note by using a stylus, but more professional usage like drawing or editing photo, should find you a better companion. In term of quality, everything is standard as the color accuracy and brightness are just okay, but not great.
One thing this machine can proud of is the keyboard. The keyboard is tactile enough for allowing me to type in long term usage without making my hands is cramped. The keyboard used here is very similar to what I find in Ideapad 330S 2018, but in slightly smaller size. The keys are well spaced here although I notice it’s quite noisy especially during fast typing. The people from far won’t notice it easily, but your friends nearly you should do. The backlit support is missing and means typing in low light condition will make get you find another solution.
|Lenovo Flex 6 14 Inch||Main Specs|
|CPU||Intel Pentium Gold 4415U 2.3 GHz|
|Graphics||Intel HD 615 Integrated Card|
|Display Size||14 Inch HD|
|OS||Windows 10 Home|
|Memory||4GB DDR4 Memory|
Hardware and Software
The Intel Pentium 4415U is an ULV processor from 7th generation. This is a 2017 processor and considered as quietly new. The processor is clocked at 2.3 GHz and comparable in term of performance to Core I3 from the same generation. What makes the difference is, the 4415U does not support of turbo boosted clock and means 2.3 GHz is the highest clock we have. Thankfully, it still has hyper threading support and the performance is actually decent. On the other side, the Intel HD 610 graphic card is very low end, but still handling light editing in Photoshop in case you want to do something more demanding here.
All of the hardware above runs at the top of Windows 10 Home Edition. The bloatware and junkware are minimal although I find the XBOX and few apps are not useful. The Lenovo companion app itself is useful for maintaining your activities, but never being considered as very useful in reality. You can just delete any of them for freeing the space and taking advantage of your RAM. The Windows version update is old here, so I recommend you to make an update as soon as possible for getting more stability and new features.back to menu ↑
The Flex 4 6th generations is providing of what business users thanks to its portability and comfortable keyboard. In other side, multimedia users will find this device as hard to recommend considering on how the screen looks like. Keep in mind, you might find dozens of alternatives with much better display at the same price, but with some compromises. Well, finding such a truly good option in budget range is hard and there are always some bad points to mention. The choice is yours, so feel free to take any consideration about it. Minds have of suggestion or leaving some comments below for further assistance regarding the article.