Lenovo announces new budget machine – The Flex 10

A few months ago, Lenovo announced their new Flex series of touch screen machines, the Flex 14 and Flex 15. While the line does offer up to the latest generation Intel Core i7 processor, 8 GB of RAM, and a 256 GB SSD, the Flex machines were not designed to be the hottest machines on the block – they were designed to fit a budget and came in at a starting price of $429. Now, Lenovo is back with another Flex model unit, the Flex 10.

As you might guess from the name itself, the Flex 10 is a smaller 10 inch version of its bigger brothers. Just as the other two budget machines do, the Flex 10 includes a 1366 x 768 display with 10 point multi touch and CPU configuration up to a Bay Trail processor. The unit weighs in at around 2.6 pounds and its battery said to run for around four hours off a single charge on its three cell battery.

Unlike Lenovo’s YOGA machines, the Flex machines include just two modes – laptop and stand mode (there is no tent or tablet mode). As with all of Lenovo’s machines, the Flex 10 will feature the company’s patented (and very comfortable) AccuType Keyboard, along with a multi touch touchpad that has been optimized for Windows 8.

Ports on the machine include a single USB 2.0 port, a single USB 3.0 port, an HDMI port, and an audio combo jack for your favorite headphones. And of course, a 720p webcam is included so you can Skype grandma this holiday season.

The starting price for Lenovo’s Flex 10 laptop starts at $550, but upon loading the unit up, you are probably looking at a unit a little under a grand. There is no announcement on availably, but we will make sure to update you if we hear anything.

Source: Lenovo

Michael Archambault