Wacky (the good kind) should probably be Lenovo’s middle name by now, as the second largest PC manufacturer in the world is specialized in dishing out all kinds of bizarre-looking but highly attractive tablets, ultrabooks, laptops and everything in between.
Like the ThinkPad Yoga or IdeaPad Flex. The Flex being essentially a lower-cost version of the Yoga with just a touch of functionality missing. Specifically, while the Yoga convertibles can twist and turn up to 360 degrees, the Flexes only go back up to 300, being therefore usable as conventional notebooks or in “Stand” mode.
Unveiled for the first time at IFA Berlin last month, the IdeaPad Flex 14 line has already gone up for sale via Lenovo’s official online shop, being surprisingly discounted from the get-go. And quite the heavy discounts!
The entry-level configuration, packing fourth-generation Intel Core i3 power, goes for a measly $575 (measly considering…), which Lenovo says it’s $223 off the convertible’s list price. Meanwhile, the two Core i5 variants are $669 and $749 ($230 and $250 off respectively), whereas the top-of-the-line Core i7-powered Flex 14 costs $899, down from $1,299.
All four laptops sport identical 14-inch 1,366 x 768 pix res touchscreens, come with 9-hour batteries in tow and an array of connectivity options and all are listed as “shipping in three days”. But hurry up if you want them, because apparently the promos will expire later today, on October 1.