Lenovo reveals smaller 10.1 inch version of its Flex Windows 8.1 notebook

In September, Lenovo started selling the Flex 14 and 15 notebooks, with 14.1-inch and 15.6-inch displays that could be flipped 300 degrees. That meant the notebooks could be placed in Stand mode but not in tablet mode like the Lenovo Yoga products. Today, Lenovo revealed it will release a smaller 10.1 inch Windows 8.1 version of the Flex notebook.

The Lenovo site shows that the Flex 10 will weigh 2.6 pounds and have a display with a 1366x768 resolution. It will offer the notebook with three versions of Intel's Celeron processor, each of which will have 2GB of RAM. It will also have an Intel Pentium model with 4GB of RAM. There will be up to 500GB of storage but only about 4 hours or so of power with its standard battery.

There's no word on a price or a release date for the Lenovo Flex 10, although Engadget claims Lenovo could sell the notebook for around $550. All in all, it sounds like this model is for the budget minded consumer who perhaps would like to have a design that allows for some options in terms of screen positions. We will post an update when Lenovo reveals a final release date and price.

Source: Lenovo via Engadget | Image via Lenovo

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why can't these OEMS follow the Surface desgn. Its not lke microsoft has it locked down? I mean microsoft build the surface to challenge OEM's and their ****ty ****ing designs.

Antoine Prince said,
why can't these OEMS follow the Surface desgn. Its not lke microsoft has it locked down? I mean microsoft build the surface to challenge OEM's and their ****ty ****ing designs.

that's why they build it. Even when Acer and HP can't get over themselves and their chromebooks are flunking, they still see surface as a threat when they should see it as the bar they need to leap over.

The problem is, and I have researched this when applying for design jobs. These companies don't put enough effort into the actual product design. Most of these companies either use engineers as their designers or that they don't let the designers design a product that looks great. Microsoft pours a ton of money into R&D.
This Lenovo looks like a half baked idea...."Hey lets take one of our pre exisiting laptops and change the hinge so it flips all the way around"
I look it as the same problem that designers face in the car world.
The excuse shouldn't be that Microsoft made it hard to compete, push the envelope and design something better than the surface. Don't design around one feature like a flip screen and then not design the rest. I feel like I have said the same thing with OEMs competing against the iphone.

I'm just not convinced about the quality and longevity of these hinges. To me, it just seems like so much more can go wrong with them. My old Toshiba tablet from 06 had major issues with the wiring shorting out after a year or so of use. I just think the designs where its a slate tablet with attachable keyboard work better

Yeah, I was wondering about the keys as well. Also resolution is low, and just 4 hours of battery life? That's unacceptable. Wonder who will buy these, and that too for $550?

Romero said,
Also resolution is low, and just 4 hours of battery life?

That 1366x768 resolution is just right for the screen size. Not to mention, that resolution will look sharp on the 10.1 inch screen.

Well, it may look good, but can't say for sure without first-hand experience. Still, a 1080p screen wouldn't have been a bad option IMO.