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[Microsoft Store] Lenovo Flex 14-inch Full HD touchscreen • Intel i5 8th Gen • 8GB memory/128GB SSD $649

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[Microsoft Store] Lenovo Flex 14-inch Full HD touchscreen • Intel i5 8th Gen • 8GB memory/128GB SSD $649

On Black Friday, Microsoft planning to drop $400 off this laptop. The final price will be $649+ tax.
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Lenovo Flex 14 81EM000KUS 2 in 1 PC
• 14-inch Full HD touchscreen
• Intel i5 8th Gen
• 8GB memory/128GB SSD
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I own this laptop. I have had it for about six months now, and I absolutely love it. The build quality is wonderful, the processor is fast, it's light, easy to use, fingerprint works well, and the touchscreen is amazing. Only faults I've found so far is that the SSD is very small, 128GB, which I mitigate with an external, and the power button is in a semi-awkward place and I turn it off accidentally sometimes. There is only one hard drive bay, I checked lol.

Happy to answer any questions about it.

UPDATE: I lied about the second bay! There is one, at least in mine. It shipped stock with an M2 and there's a weird foil covering over the blank for the empty HDD bay.
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Do you know if you can upgrade the ssd?
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16el wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 9:27 pm
Do you know if you can upgrade the ssd?
Yes, but you have to take it apart, install the new SSD, put windows (or whatever) onto a bootable drive, and install it. Mechanically speaking, t's not a hard process, about 12 screws and a little bit of prying, but you would have to reinstall windows which is a pain,
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pencil364 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 9:49 pm
Yes, but you have to take it apart, install the new SSD, put windows (or whatever) onto a bootable drive, and install it. Mechanically speaking, t's not a hard process, about 12 screws and a little bit of prying, but you would have to reinstall windows which is a pain,
Most SSDs come with a cloning software. Clones your current system to the new hard drive and you're all set
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@blackston3 there's no space for a second disk as mentioned above, you'll need to get a USB to SATA cable or just reinstall Windows (which will be quicker if you don't need anything backed up).

By any chance does this stack with the student discount? Currently the discount shows, but not sure if it'll apply during a sale.
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was this $599 last year, i think i remember buying and returning it? seems lukewarm to me with the new processors coming...
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I am pretty sure it was $549 last boxing day.
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It has a spare 2.5" HDD slot. I installed net new Win10 on the 2.5" SSD without any issue.

PC only has one DIMM slot which is occupied by the 8GB stick.

Last year it was $649 on BF, then dropped to 599 on BD.
IEpicDestroyer wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:29 pm
@blackston3 there's no space for a second disk as mentioned above, you'll need to get a USB to SATA cable or just reinstall Windows (which will be quicker if you don't need anything backed up).

By any chance does this stack with the student discount? Currently the discount shows, but not sure if it'll apply during a sale.
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pencil364 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 9:15 pm
I own this laptop. I have had it for about six months now, and I absolutely love it. The build quality is wonderful, the processor is fast, it's light, easy to use, fingerprint works well, and the touchscreen is amazing. Only faults I've found so far is that the SSD is very small, 128GB, which I mitigate with an external, and the power button is in a semi-awkward place and I turn it off accidentally sometimes. There is only one hard drive bay, I checked lol.

Happy to answer any questions about it.
Have you had any screen issues after flipping the keyboard back? I'm looking for something I can draw on directly instead of using a peripheral Wacom but a few reviews I've seen mention/show the screen glitching out.
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Is the ram upgradeable? Would love to throw 16gb into it
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astronautical wrote:
Nov 15th, 2018 2:20 am
Have you had any screen issues after flipping the keyboard back? I'm looking for something I can draw on directly instead of using a peripheral Wacom but a few reviews I've seen mention/show the screen glitching out.
No issues at all. I use it as a doodling pad a couple of times a month. The buttons on the pen are not great, they're heavy to press reliably for an extended period of time.
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Nov 15th, 2018 12:09 am
It has a spare 2.5" HDD slot. I installed net new Win10 on the 2.5" SSD without any issue.

PC only has one DIMM slot which is occupied by the 8GB stick.

Last year it was $649 on BF, then dropped to 599 on BD.
It does not have a spare 2.5" slot. I had mine open to install a second drive last Saturday. That second drive now belongs to my desktop.
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tunda11 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:33 pm
was this $599 last year, i think i remember buying and returning it? seems lukewarm to me with the new processors coming...
I got mine Winter 2017, it was 649 and it has the i5 8250, which was the new processor at the time.
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blackston3 wrote:
Nov 14th, 2018 10:06 pm
Most SSDs come with a cloning software. Clones your current system to the new hard drive and you're all set
You would have to have both SSDs running to clone it though, correct? For desktops its easy, but how would that work on a laptop?

Also, if you install a new SSD, would you have to buy Win10 again, or does the laptop come with a Win10 Key on it?
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