Lenovo Flex 6 14 Inch Laptop Review: Pros, Cons & More

Verdict

Surely, it is an amazing device featuring both convertibility and versatility in a single system. It is easy to switch between laptop mode and touchpad mode.

Lenovo Flex 6 model feature an amazing and interesting spec chart. The touchscreen device offers a speedy and comfortable typing experience. The display screen features quick responses even with soft touches and swipes.

The big drawback of Lenovo Flex 6 14” screen is its dim display. The disappointing graphics performance is a shame, as a discreet graphics card has been installed under the hood.

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Introduction

Review

Lenovo has made the versatile laptop with the best components in multiple compartments under the lid, it borrows power from amazingly speedy 8th generation Intel core processor and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM.

The 14-inch touch screen offers incredibly neat and nice pictures. Lenovo has installed 256GB of HDD to allow the users to go on adding important files, photos, videos and songs.

The maker has also planted a NVIDIA graphics card to ensure the best quality outputs.

The system is flexible and adaptable. You can easily convert it into tablet and back to laptop. The device looks extremely stylish. It is engineered to offer the best entertainment experience.

Thanks to integration of Dolby Digital Audio and Harmon Speakers, You will always get to experience amazing special effects.

Buy for: attractive design and speedy performance.

Beware of: Battery life is fairly short

Best uses for: Drawing artists, students and other purposes.

Specs:

Reliability

Reliability

It is impossible not to speak of Lenovo while discussing about computers (both laptop and desktop). The brand has picked up admiration from different segments with varying needs and pocket sizes.

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This easy-to-covert versatile 14-inch laptop comes with all the power and features that you need to streamline your personal and high-end professional works.

The 8th generation Intel i5 processor along with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM provides fast bootup and smooth multitasking.

If it comes to display, the laptop is packed with necessary features to produce amazing detailing and bright images. The touch-sensitive screen produces fast pen responsiveness.

You can easily switch from laptop to tablet mode and vice versa. Do your daily chores, enjoy a short break, watch movies, play games – the system will never fail to ensure the best user experience for you.

And if you are finical about design, this Lenovo convertible model is something to take pride in. Polished with perfect aluminium finishing, the system looks ultra smart and super stylish.

Last but not the least, it comes with the right number ports to allow you to stay connected with Internet and use multiple external devices as per your choice.

Performance – Processing Power

Performance

When 8th generation Intel i5 processor works behind the screen, there is no reason to grow sceptical about its power and performance.

The powerhouse in combination with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM ensures speedy boot and reboot.

The combination also guarantees super fast speed and smooth performance.

Its function is not limited to only high-end professional works. In fact, it comes packed with necessary elements to allow the users to enjoy entertainment and gaming to full extent.

You can run memory-hungry apps and play high-end games without having to worry about the system running slow.

The system is highly versatile, implying that it allows the users to do multiple tasks with ease and never goes slow even if multiple tabs are open.


Benchmarks

CPU

1. CPU Benchmarks give us the perfect results of the Passmark scores. On this renowned benchmarking website, the Intel Core i5-8250U has an average CPU mark of 5931.

This chip has a single thread rating of 1928, which is a very impressive score for a processor of this type. In terms of overall ranking, this processor is ranked 1103.

Based on the analysis of 6365 samples, this website has said that the Intel Core i5-8250U has a low ‘margin of error’. There is nothing wrong with this processor, but there are more powerful and updated processors available on the market that are more effective and reliable.

Because of this, it cannot earn any top-ranking position in the category ‘CPU Mark Relative to Top 10 Common Laptop CPUs’.

Taking a look at the single-thread performance of the Intel Core i5-8250 in comparison to the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, it can be seen that the AMD processor has a better rating than the Intel processor, as it can achieve a higher single-thread performance score (1979) than the Intel processor.

Although the margin is not very high, it is sufficient to consider the AMD chip as being a better alternative to the Intel processor. So we can conclude that the HP Pavilion 15.6 FHD laptop which is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, can perform better than the Lenovo ThinkPad T480 Laptop.

2. At UserBenchmark, Intel Core i5-8250U scored 62.1% in the average benchmark test. As per this benchmarking site, it is rated 511th position out of a total of 1357 processors.

3. The rankings of the Intel Core i5-8250U in Geekbench 5 are 711 for the single-core test, and 1971 for the multi-core test. The performance of this processor is better than that of the Intel Pentium Gold 4417U. But it is inferior to that the Intel Core i7-8550U in terms of performance.

4. The 3DMark tool is another popular benchmarking tool that can be used to measure performance. In terms of performance, Intel Core i5-8250U ranked 198. Depending upon the chip’s performance, 2652 is the score that it received in the ‘3DMark Time Spy Physics Test’.

GPU

1. The ‘Average G3D Mark’ of the Nvidia GeForce MX130, is 1886 on the Videocard Benchmarks. Depending upon its performance this graphics card’s overall rank is 570. Many updated, powerful, and reliable graphics cards are available in the market now.

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This graphic card is not a trending one. From this dedicated graphics card, the users can get very balanced and basic level graphical feedback. This is not a high-end graphics processor. As a result, it is unable to take any significant position in the performance-related chart of this website.

2. On UserBenchmark, the Nvidia GeForce MX130 has got an ‘Average Bench’ of 9.97%. In other words, we can say, this GPU has taken 268th position out of 682 options.

3. NVIDIA GeForce MX130’s 3DMark rank is 183. And the 3DMark Time Spy Graphics Score is 632. These are not so promising scores. So it will not be justified to say that this is a very powerful graphics card.

Design

Design

The Lenovo flex model is light and slim enough to make it to the ultraportable category. However, it feels little bit thicker and heavier than its other competitors available at higher price ranges.

Its plastic cover looks simple and professional. The cover feels strong and durable. The slightly tapered lid contains the company logo. The polished aluminium surface makes the system shiny and strong.

Without any doubt, the device is durable. The lid is immune to fingerprints but unfortunately attracts oily smudges.

The system, offering convertibility on the highest level, features 360-degree hinge. The feature allows effortless transition from laptop mode to tablet mode and back.

The flex features twin sturdy hinges that hold the display in the right place and minimize wobble. The feature definitely adds to one’s visual and overall entertainment experience.

Display

Display

The Lenovo Flex 6 features 14” full-HD display. With reasonable detailing, brightness and sharpness, display quality is quite satisfying.

However, if compared with other more or less same-priced competitors known for offering amazing display, this Flex version falls short on brightness.

During our tests, it produced 224 nits at the centre of the screen (maximum brightness) and it is much below 250-nit low water mark needed for comfortable indoor viewing.

You will hardly experience any problem while doing works at your workplace but it is unlikely to enjoy a good experience when you are looking at the screen outdoors or sitting by an open window.

In fact, you may have to squint your eyes to see the images.

A good point about the Flex version is the viewing angles feel pretty good. The screen looks slightly dim when viewed from extreme angles.

The display unit shows no inverse colours, which are common to cheaper displays.

The touch screen responds quickly to swipes and taps. Lenovo also offers excellent pen support for its Flex 6 system.

The touchscreen is perfectly built for Lenovo’s Active Pen coming with a plastic USB pen holder and pressure sensitivity on 2,048 levels but you have to pay for the accessory.

Graphics Power

Graphics

Lenovo has packed a discreet NVIDIA GeForce MX130 graphics card in the slot.

The aim is to produce a more powerful and fascinating visual delight for the users.

From simple computing needs to complex professional purpose, gaming to entertainment, the system is designed to deliver speedy performance and pleasant experience for the users.

Storage Parts

RAM

The hard drive installed in the Lenovo Flex 6 version is spacious enough to store a larger number of byte-hungry files containing words and images, music and movies and many more.

You can go on creating documents and downloading files; the storehouse is unlikely to be saturated even in remote future.

The system integrates a 256 GB of solid HDD. That explains why the system continues running at a consistently high speed for whatever apps are run on it.

Power Consumption

battery

The Flex 6 version from Lenovo’s stable offers an average battery life. On a single recharge, it goes on for nearly 7.5 hours.

Many laptops in the same or even lower price ranges have a longer battery life but still, it is not bad either if we consider that the system comes with 45 watt-hour battery capacity.

Additional Specs

Specs

The Lenovo Flex 6 is packed with a host of brilliant features. Major specifications apart, there are much more for your amazement.

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Equipped with Harmon speakers and Dolby Digital Studio, the Lenovo Flex 6 is built to be an entertainment hub.

Decent detailing and bright display coupled with outstanding sound quality adds to your multimedia and entertainment experience.

With the system, you can build up a home Theatre like experience at your home. Check out Lenovo Flex 6 manual.

The laptop comes with multiple ports for plugging an array of external devices. Its full array of ports includes USB 3.0, USB-C 3.0 and HDMIN. The device allows you to stay connected with AC WiFi.

The backlit keyboard coming with slightly concave keys feels pretty good. Lenovo has abstained from a 10-key numeric keypad in favour of creating a roomy option. The Flex’s trackpad feels ultra smooth and responsiveness.

The midsize trackpad does not register false swipes but you need to exert a decent amount of pressure for a click.

Flex features a fingerprint reader right beneath its keyboard’s bottom-right corner.

The feature enables you to unlock your profile on Windows and also open the Hello-compatible apps on the OS with only a single touch.

During our tests, we made a good use of the fingerprint reader and experienced no problems.

It packs a webcam with 720p. The webcam sits on the top bezel of the display area. It felt pretty decent despite being a little noisy sometimes.

Still, it is strong enough to capture sharp and bright videos and perfect for Skype chatting at home as well as on the go. Check out Lenovo Flex 14 2-in-1 Laptop Review.

What Do Other Experts and Users Think?

Other Experts And User Reviews

The laptop has a got a high-price tag. Built for professional works as well as entertainment, it has registered a decent amount of sale in the market. Most users are fascinated by its design and performance.

According to them, the plastic chassis along with aluminium finishing has given it some touches of sophistication in disguise of super simplicity.

The premium design feels solid and durable, enabling them to get dividends on their spending for a long time.

The PC MAG feels Lenovo Flex 6 14” inch device is made to produce powerful performance. No lag in high speed and consistently speedy performance justify one’s spending on the device.

For any work done or any app run on it, the system takes your daily work experience or entertainment delight to the next height.

The users are not super happy with display quality. However, they are not unhappy with the brightness and clarity of images.

In daylight, the images don’t look bright enough for easy viewing and that is a hitch with this Flex device. However, wider viewing angle is a big plus of the system.

Questions & Answers:

Has Lenovo discontinued the Flex 6?

No, you can still find the device on the official website of the company. But its earlier editions are discontinued now.

Does the Lenovo Flex 6 have a backlit keyboard?

Yes, in this device you can get a backlit keyboard.

Does the Lenovo Flex 6 have an inbuilt fingerprint sensor?

Yes, you can get an inbuilt fingerprint sensor in this laptop and that is very accurate and very useful.

Is the Lenovo Flex 6 a gaming device?

No, this is not a proper gaming laptop. But you can run some casual games on it. But you need to keep the graphics settings as comprehensive as you can.

Can this laptop be charged via USB Type-C?

No, you can’t charge the Lenovo Flex 6 by using a USB Type-C port.

What is the capacity of the graphics card in the Lenovo Flex 6?

This laptop is equipped with the Nvidia GeForce MX130. The capacity of this GDDR5 GPU, in this PC, is 2 GB.