Gadget Reviewed: Lenovo Flex 11 (2018)
Here’s a two- in- one that is fairly good and quite affordable. Although you may get a lot of good other options at this price range, the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) is a worth a look at. On its own, as a tablet or a laptop the Lenovo Flex 11 isn’t that great. To date, the much expensive Microsoft Surface Pro remains the best choice in this category. If that is not in your budget then the second best alternative, at a lesser price range is the Lenovo Yoga 920.
But enough about others, let’s take a look at the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018).
The design of the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018):
The Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) is made of plastic but does not have a cheap look to it. It’s 360 degree movement is sturdy and strong no matter what angle you choose to leave it in.
The Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) model is roughly 12 by 8 inches and weighs 2.75 pounds which is comfortable enough to carry around without getting tried.
Display on the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018):
The major drawback on the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) model is that it has a HD IPS display which is highly reflective and on which you get a lot of glare.
Even at its brightest setting, viewing dim scenes of movies was burdensome. The screen has to be at just the right angle to view the things properly.
The touch was ok. While swiping and scrolling in tablet mode was fine, pressing buttons and adjust settings in tablet mode became tiresome.
Performance on the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018):
With the 14 and 15 inch you get Microsoft Windows 10. The Lenovo Flex 11 Chromebook version runs Google’s own Chromebook operating system which has better durability and battery life than what you have with the Lenovo Flex 11 one. But the processing on the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) is much better.
The Lenovo Flex 11 booted up quickly and handles basic tasks like Microsoft word and web browsing easily. Even after using a number of apps, the processing is still smooth offering no hang ups.
However, moving between multiple apps and pages made the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018) stutter a little, which shows that the CPU does have its limits.
As for sound the speakers on the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018), they sounded tinny and trebly so you may want to consider using headphones with this one.
Battery on the Lenovo Flex 11 (2018):
The battery lasts for 8 hours and 45 minutes. This is with multiple apps open and video streaming as well. Recharging to its full capacity took a full hour and a half with the Lenovo Flex 11 .
The Lenovo Flex 11 is good but if you have a slightly bigger budget than getting a better machine is not that difficult. The best ones start at $1,000 but a few dollars above $263 can get you something that you may consider better.