A notebook with a split personality
There's not much fanfare surrounding the launch of Lenovo's new Flex 10 laptop with Intel's Bay Trail architecture inside. Perhaps that's because the Flex line itself isn't new, though the 10-inch model hasn't been released before. The Flex 10 features a 10.1-inch touchscreen display with a 1366x768 (HD) resolution. What's unique about the Flex 10 is that the screen flips 300 degrees into stand mode so that you can tap away at the display.
Otherwise, it sits like a normal laptop with Lenovo's AccuType keyboard and multitouch touchpad that's optimized for Windows 8. The laptop itself is less than an inch thick and weighs under 3 pounds, Lenovo says.
The guts of the machine is comprised of up to an Intel quad-core Pentium N3510 processor, up to 4GB of DDR3L memory, up to 500GB of storage, and integrated graphics. It also has two USB ports (1 x USB 3.0 and 1 x USB 2.0), HDMI output, an audio combo jack, stereo speakers, Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 720p webcam, and Windows 8.1.
Pricing for Lenovo's Flex 10 laptop starts at $550.