Excerpt: Lenovo has seen the future, and the future is hinges. Or so it thinks. As the industry continues to try to distinguish laptops from tablets, many manufacturers are focused on giving notebook PCs enhanced flexibility without sacrificing power. With the new IdeaPad Flex , Lenovo takes a cue from its biggest success on this front to date, the IdeaPad Yoga , which features an innovative hinge that lets the screen rotate through a full 360 degrees.
Pros: Overall good performance, and exceptional battery life. Sturdy chassis. Dragon Assistant comes preinstalled, so you can you navigate by voice (but not dictate memos). Solid audio.
Cons: Half-baked hinge design. Rickety touchpad. Rotten viewing angles, a low resolution, and a dim LCD will have you rubbing your eyes.